Download Uncle Tom's Cabin (Ignatius Critical Editions) by Harriet Beecher Stowe PDF

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe used to be appalled through slavery, and she or he took one of many few thoughts open to 19th century ladies who desired to have an effect on public opinion: she wrote a unique, a massive, spell binding narrative that claimed the guts, soul, and politics of hundreds of thousands of her contemporaries. Uncle Tom's Cabin paints images of 3 plantations, each one worse than the opposite, the place even the easiest plantation leaves a slave on the mercy of destiny or debt. Her questions stay penetrating even this present day: "Can guy ever be depended on with thoroughly irresponsible power?"

First released greater than a hundred and fifty years in the past, this huge paintings is this day being reexamined via critics, students, and scholars. although "Uncle Tom" has develop into a synonym for a fawning black yes-man, Stowe's Tom is admittedly American literature's first black hero, a guy who suffers for refusing to obey his oppressors. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a dwelling, appropriate tale, passionate in its bright depiction of the harshest sorts of injustice and inhumanity-and the braveness it takes to struggle opposed to them.

Show description

Read more

Download Quitt (German Edition) by Theodor Fontane PDF

By Theodor Fontane

Den jungen freiheitsliebenden Wilderer Lehnert Menz und den pedantischen Förster Opitz verbindet eine anhaltende und tiefe Feindschaft. Durch die Androhung einer drakonischen Strafe lässt sich Menz zu einer unüberlegten Tat hinreißen, die schwerwiegende Folgen nach sich zieht. Er verlässt fluchtartig seine Heimat und flieht nach Amerika. Doch auch dort scheint er keinen Frieden zu finden.

Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) gilt als der bedeutendste Vertreter des poetischen Realismus in Deutschland.

Show description

Read more

Download The Gilded Age (Modern Library Classics) by Mark Twain,Charles Dudley Warner,Ron Powers PDF

By Mark Twain,Charles Dudley Warner,Ron Powers

creation by way of Ron Powers
Includes Newly Commissioned Endnotes

Arguably the 1st significant American novel to satirize the political milieu of Washington, D.C. and the wild hypothesis schemes that exploded around the state within the years that the Civil conflict, The Gilded Age gave this outstanding period its identify. Co-written by way of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, this rollicking novel is rife with unscrupulous politicians, colourful plutocrats, and blindly confident speculators stuck up in a frenzy of romance, homicide, and surefire bargains long gone bust. First released in 1873 and full of unforgettable characters akin to the vainglorious Colonel and the ruthless Senator Dilsworthy, The Gilded Age is a hilarious and instructive lesson in American history.

Show description

Read more

Download La abadesa de Castro: Una crónica italiana (Impedimenta) by Stendhal,Editorial Impedimenta,translator,Pablo D'Ors PDF

By Stendhal,Editorial Impedimenta,translator,Pablo D'Ors

«El placer que Stendhal ofrece es imprevisible como l. a. vida, como las horas de un día y como los días de una vida.»
Leonardo Sciascia

Stendhal es un escritor desprejudiciado, con una visión realista del género humano y sin embargo también es un romántico. Sus textos son espejos de realidades (no en vano el mismo acuñó esta metáfora), pero las realidades que refleja son románticas, en todos los sentidos de los angeles palabra, desde el más cursi hasta el más chic. La abadesa de Castro primera de las novelle que conforman las Crónicas italianas de Stendhal, está considerada un joya literaria. Stendhal arranca con una suerte de prólogo sobre el siglo XVI y los angeles mentalidad de los florentinos. De repente el tono cambia al de un manuscrito que narra un amor imposible entre un bandido bueno, el bravo Julio Branciforte y una joven noble, los angeles bella Elena Campireali. Como si estuviéramos leyendo una suerte de Decamerón, poco a poco los angeles historia adquiere profundidad psicológica, pasa de lo pintoresco a lo dramático. Los personajes cometen errores, son egoístas y extremadamente crueles, acciones que se justifican en nombre de ese sentimiento desproporcionado que es el amor en los angeles Italia renacentista.

Show description

Read more

Download The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin by Edgar Allan Poe PDF

By Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre events in remoted castles … ugly bestial murders … conversing ravens, hellish black pits, innocents buried alive …

Prepare to be chilled and enthralled via the haunting genius of the said grasp of gothic horror and suspense, Edgar Allan Poe. The tales and poems during this entire anthology probe to the depths of the human psyche and contain the notorious – and arguably the 1st ever – detective tale ‘Murders within the Rue Morgue’; the nerve-racking vintage, ‘The Fall of the home of Usher’ and the horrifyingly claustrophobic, ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’.

The excellent bedtime learn – for the bold and the courageous …

Show description

Read more

Download The Fiery Angel (Dedalus European Classics) by Valery Bruisov,Ivor Montagu,Sergei Nalbandov,Gary Lachman PDF

By Valery Bruisov,Ivor Montagu,Sergei Nalbandov,Gary Lachman

The Fiery Angel is without doubt one of the nice achievements of contemporary Russian literature, as strong and innovative as its modern, Mikhail Bulgakov's The grasp and Margarita. In a vividly atmospheric game of the occult underworld of 16th century Germany, in the course of an age of Inquisition, 3 souls meet: an blameless younger guy deciding upon among Love and responsibility, a girl susceptible to visions and a Knight, who's both angel or demon. non secular adventure and sexual hysteria meet in an apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of the non secular situation of contemporary existence. The Fiery Angel is without doubt one of the nice novels of decadent occultism.

Show description

Read more

Download A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character by Catharine Maria Sedgwick,Victoria Clements,Cathy N. Davidson PDF

By Catharine Maria Sedgwick,Victoria Clements,Cathy N. Davidson

The Early American girls Writers sequence bargains infrequent works of fiction via eighteenth- and nineteenth-century girls, each one reprinted in its entirety, every one with a foreword via common Editor Cathy N. Davidson, who locations the unconventional in a old and literary viewpoint. Written in 1822, A New-England story is the 1st of the various novels, stories, and brief journal items Catharine Sedgwick released in the course of her lifetime. the tale of an orphan woman in rural New England and the ethical trials she faces as she grows up, this early instance of the preferred nineteenth-century women's novel offers a distinct examine the non secular and social weather at this significant interval in America's nationwide improvement. Addressing a few of the complicated non secular, political, and philosophical problems with the time, in addition to issues of the lady author, A New-England story is a vintage tale of a tender woman's ethical and fabric triumphs.

Show description

Read more

Download Two Solitudes (New Canadian Library) by Hugh Maclennan,Robert Kroetsch PDF

By Hugh Maclennan,Robert Kroetsch

First time within the New Canadian Library

“Northwest of Montreal, via a valley continually in sight of the low mountains of the Laurentian guard, the Ottawa River flows out of Protestant Ontario into Catholic Quebec. It comes down vast and ale-coloured and joins the Saint Lawrence, the 2 streams embody the pan of Montreal Island, the Ottawa merges and loses itself, and the main-stream strikes northeastward one thousand miles to sea.”

With those phrases Hugh MacLennan starts off his robust saga of Athanase Tallard, the son of an aristo-cratic French-Canadian culture, of Kathleen, his appealing Irish spouse, and in their son Paul, who struggles to set up a stability in himself and within the kingdom he calls home.

First released in 1945, and set usually in the course of the 1st global struggle, Two Solitudes is a vintage novel of people figuring out the most recent level of their embroiled history.

Show description

Read more

Download Un incantevole aprile (Italian Edition) by Elizabeth Von Arnim,L. Balacco PDF

Elizabeth von Arnim (Mary Annette Beauchamp 1866-1941), nata a Sydney in Australia e cresciuta in Inghilterra, fu cugina di Katherine Mansfield e amica di E.M. Forster. H.G. Wells nella sua autobiografia l. a. descrisse come «la donna più intelligente della sua epoca». Tutti i suoi romanzi sono pubblicati da Bollati Boringhieri: Il giardino di Elizabeth (1989), I cani della mia vita (1991), Un incantevole aprile (1993), La memorabile vacanza del barone Otto (199

Show description

Read more

Download The Complete Short Stories of Marcel Proust by Roger Shattuck,Joachim Neugroschel PDF

By Roger Shattuck,Joachim Neugroschel

one of many nice literary figures of the trendy age, French novelist Marcel Proust (1871-1922) probes the precarious psychological and erotic nuances of affection, the frail mysteries of time passing and time prior in hugely unique, marvelous stories. encompasses a new translation of the whole textual content of Pleasures and Days, Proust's merely short-story assortment, and 6 stories formerly uncollected and not sooner than to be had in English.

Show description

Read more