Sister Carrie (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie, by means of Theodore Dreiser, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variants at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the impressive positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variants are superbly designed and are revealed to enhanced requirements; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to increase every one reader's knowing of those enduring works.When small-town Carrie Meeber arrives in Nineties Chicago, she can't understand what awaits. Callow, attractive, and on my own, she reports the bitterness of temptation and complication at the same time she units her attractions on a greater existence. Drawn by way of the seductive wish to upward push above her social type, Carrie aspires to the pinnacle of the appearing career in ny, whereas the guy who has develop into captivated with her gambles every thing for her sake and attracts close to the threshold of destruction.Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie (1900) used to be encouraged by way of the lifetime of one in all his sisters, who had eloped to long island with a disreputable lover. Its sympathetic depiction of Carrie’s amorous affairs surprised its writer, whose grudging efforts received few preliminary readers till the book’s winning re-publication in 1907. this day it resonates with Dreiser’s clear-sighted realizing of lifestyles within the more and more mercantile global of the massive urban, and together with his trust within the domination of destiny over unfastened will. really within the unflinching tragedy of its ultimate chapters, the unconventional broke new flooring in American fiction for its gritty realism and for the nature of Carrie, who starts off “a half-equipped little knight” and turns into a really smooth woman.Herbert Leibowitz is the editor and writer of Parnassus: Poetry in overview. His books comprise Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography and Hart Crane: An advent to the Poetry. he's at the moment writing a serious biography of William Carlos Williams.

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Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Started as a "joke," Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first seems as a sixteen-year-old boy on the courtroom of Elizabeth I, and is left on the novel's finish a married lady within the 12 months 1928. half love letter to Vita Sackville-West, half exploration of the paintings of biography, Orlando is one in all Woolf's preferred and wonderful works. This new annotated version will deepen readers' figuring out of Woolf's impressive creation.Annotated and with an creation by means of Maria DiBattista

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L'écume des jours by Bens Boris Vian

By Bens Boris Vian

L ouvrage fournit toutes les clés pour analyser le roman de Boris Vian.
Le résumé détaillé est suivi de l étude des problématiques essentielles, parmi lesquelles :
Les personnages principaux et secondaires
Un roman à l intersection de plusieurs genres
L most unlikely amour
L écriture de Boris Vian
Une narration sous le signe du cinéma.

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The Iron Heel (Penguin Classics) by Jack London

By Jack London

Half technology fiction, half dystopian fable, half radical socialist tract, Jack London’s The Iron Heel bargains a grim depiction of battle among the periods in the USA and worldwide. initially released approximately 100 years in the past, it expected many positive factors of the prior century, together with the increase of fascism, the emergence of family terrorism, and the expansion of centralized govt surveillance and authority. What starts as a confrontation leads to scenes of harrowing violence because the country oligarchy, often called “the Iron Heel,” strikes to weigh down all competition to its energy. BACKCOVER: “A more true prophecy of the long run than both courageous New global or the form of items to Come.” —George Orwell “Still extra miraculous is the surely prophetic imaginative and prescient of the equipment through which the Iron Heel will maintain its domination over beaten mankind.” —Leon Trotsky

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Fasti by Ovid

By Ovid

Поэма «Фасты» («Fasti»), посвящённая сказаниям, связанным с римским календарем, праздничным и священным дням (ценный источник для изучении римской религии). От неё сохранилось шесть книг (I-VI), охватывающих первую половину года древних римлян. Автор её крупнейший римский поэт Публий Овидий Назон ― Publius Ovidius Naso (20 марта forty three г. до н. э. – 18 г. н. э.). Поэма издана в серии в серии «The Loeb Classical Library» в одном томе, ― латинский текст, английский перевод, статьи и указатель

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Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and needs to suffer the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an unlimited and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and state existence and all of the diversifications on love and relations happiness. whereas earlier types have softened the powerful, and occasionally stunning, caliber of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation precise to his strong voice. This award-winning team's authoritative version additionally contains an illuminating creation and explanatory notes. attractive, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina should be the definitive textual content for generations to return.

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