Download E-books Martin Eden (Penguin American Library) PDF

By Jack London

The semiautobiographical Martin Eden is the main important and unique personality Jack London ever created. Set in San Francisco, this can be the tale of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, desires of schooling and literary repute. London, upset with the rewards of his personal luck, meant Martin Eden as an assault on individualism and a feedback of ambition; despite the fact that, a lot of its prestige as a vintage has been conferred by way of admirers of its bold protagonist. Andrew Sinclair's wide-ranging creation discusses the clash among London's help of socialism and his strong self-will. Sinclair additionally explores the parallels and divergences among the lifetime of Martin Eden and that of his writer, targeting London's psychological depressions and the way they affected his depiction of Eden.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Das tapfere Schneiderlein: Die schönsten Märchen der Brüder Grimm (Geschichten mit märchenhaften Illustrationen) PDF

By Caroline von Oldenburg

Ein Märchen der Brüder Grimm: Die Geschichte von einem tapferen Schneider, der SIEBEN AUF EINEN STREICH schlug und danach viele Abenteuer zu bestehen hatte, bis er schließlich die versprochene Belohnung bekam. Wie das Schneiderlein mit record und Fantasie eigentlich unlösbare Aufgaben meistert, erzählt das Märchen vom Tapferen Schneiderlein.

Nacherzählt und behutsam sprachlich überarbeitet von Caroline von Oldenburg.
Die Welt der Märchen zum Wiederentdecken und Vorlesen mit schönen, nostalgischen Illustrationen.

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Download E-books Little Women PDF

Little girls is a unique via American writer Louisa may well Alcott (1832–1888), which was once initially released in volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books quickly over a number of months on the request of her writer. the unconventional follows the lives of 4 sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from early life to womanhood, and is loosely in response to the writer and her 3 sisters. Little girls used to be a right away advertisement and significant good fortune, and readers demanded to grasp extra concerning the characters. Alcott quick accomplished a moment quantity, entitled stable better halves. It was once additionally profitable. the 2 volumes have been issued in 1880 in one paintings entitled Little ladies. Alcott additionally wrote sequels to her well known paintings, either one of which additionally featured the March sisters: Little males (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). even if Little ladies used to be a unique for women, it differed particularly from the present writings for kids, specifically women. the unconventional addressed 3 significant issues: "domesticity, paintings, and real love, them all interdependent and every essential to the success of its heroine's person identity." Little ladies "has been learn as a romance or as a quest, or either. it's been learn as a family members drama that validates advantage over wealth", but in addition "as a way of escaping that existence by way of girls who knew its gender constraints basically too well". in accordance with Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a brand new type of literature, person who took components from Romantic kid's fiction and mixed it with others from sentimental novels, leading to a unconditionally new structure. Elbert argued that inside of Little ladies are available the 1st imaginative and prescient of the "All-American lady" and that her a number of facets are embodied within the differing March sisters.

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Download E-books The Man in the Iron Mask (Penguin Classics) PDF

Within the Musketeers’ ultimate experience, D’Artagnan is still within the provider of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the 3 Musketeers have retired and long gone their separate methods. in the meantime, a mysterious prisoner in an iron masks wastes away deep contained in the Bastille. while the destinies of king and prisoner converge, the 3 Musketeers and D’Artagnan locate themselves stuck among conflicting loyalties.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By L. Frank Baum

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as loved part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. on account that its first booklet in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit lady over excited via a twister to the unusual and lovely Land of oz. has had a unprecedented emotional effect on wide-eyed readers younger and old.

As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick highway to the Emerald urban, hoping the good and poor Wizard who lives there'll aid her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the recognized trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns in regards to the strength of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a “modernized fairy story, during which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations prior, this vintage of fable event speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s knowledge.

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Download E-books Effi Briest (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Theodor Fontane

In 1919 Thomas Mann hailed Effi Briest (1895) as certainly one of "the six most important novels ever written." Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous story of a socially appropriate yet emotionally disastrous fit among the captivating seventeen-year-old Effi and an austere, workaholic civil servant two times her age, is immediately touching and unsettling. Fontane's taut, ironic narrative depicts an international the place sexuality and the joy of existence are stifled via narrow-mindedness and condition. thought of through many to be the head of the nineteenth-century German novel, Effi Briest is a story of adultery that ranks with Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina and brilliantly demonstrates the reality of the author's remark and "women's tales are in most cases way more interesting."

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Night and Day (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Virginia Woolf

An extended ignored masterpiece, Night and Day finds Virginia Woolf’s mastery of the conventional English novel. With its vintage comedian constitution, minutely saw characters, and gentle irony, Woolf’s moment novel has invited comparability to the works of Shakespeare, Mozart, and Jane Austen.

Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the lives of 2 pals, Katherine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. Katherine is the bored, pissed off granddaughter of an eminent English poet. She lives at her parents’ domestic and is engaged to a prig who exemplifies the stultifying existence from which she needs to be loose, till she meets a potential road of break out within the individual of Ralph Denham. Mary Datchet, however, represents an alternative choice to marriage— -- she has been to school, lives on her personal, and unearths success in operating for the women’s rights movement.

As the tale dances delightfully one of the novel’s brilliantly drawn characters, critical questions about the character of romance come up. Is love actual or illusory? Can love and marriage coexist? Is love invaluable for happiness?

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Download E-books The Innocents Abroad or, the New Pilgrims' Progress PDF

By Mark Twain

The Innocents in a foreign country is among the so much popular and influential commute books ever written approximately Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the yank "New Barbarians" and the ecu "Old World" presents a lot comedian fodder for Mark Twain--and a remarkably perceptive lens at the human . Gleefully skewering the ethos of yankee tourism in Europe, Twain's vigorous satire finally unearths simply what it truly is that defines cultural id. As Twain himself issues out, "Broad, healthy, charitable perspectives of fellows and issues can't be bought by way of vegetating in a single little nook of the earth all one's lifetime." And Jane Jacobs observes in her creation, "If the reader is American, he can also locate himself on a journey of his personal psyche."

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