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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

Catherine Morland is a tender lady with a really lively mind's eye. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to strategy the trendy social scene in tub and her remain at within reach Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that experience embarrassing and unique results.

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Upanishads (Penguin Clásicos) by Anonymous

By Anonymous

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

Uno de los textos fundacionales de los angeles cultura hindú y puerta de entrada a unas enseñanzas vitales milenarias.

«Del engaño condúceme a los angeles Verdad.

De l. a. oscuridad condúceme a los angeles Luz.

De l. a. muerte condúceme a los angeles Inmortalidad.»

Los Upanishads representan l. a. etapa ultimate de los angeles tradición de los Vedas, y los angeles enseñanza basada en ellos se conoce como Vedanta («conclusión del Veda»). Datan del four hundred a. C. y forman el núcleo de gran parte de los angeles filosofía hindú, en los angeles que reviste una importancia basic l. a. ecuación de Atman (Sí mismo) con Brahman (el Espíritu), resuelta en el TAT TVAM ASI («Tú eres Ello»).

El volumen presente cuenta con el texto unique en sánscrito emparejado con l. a. célebre versión de los fragmentos llevada a cabo por Juan Mascaró -vertida a su vez al español por José Manuel Abeleira, también al cuidado de l. a. edición.

Arthur Schopenhauer dijo...
«La lectura más gratificante y elegant que hay en el mundo: los Upanishads han sido l. a. consolación de mi vida y lo serán de mi muerte.»

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The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

By John Wyndham

"Exciting, unsettling and technically brilliant." — SPECTATOR

In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver item appears to be like and ll the population fall subconscious. an afternoon later the thing is long gone and everybody awakens unhurt - other than that each one the ladies within the village are found to be pregnant.

The resultant youngsters of Midwich don't belong to their mom and dad: all are blond, all are golden-eyed. They develop up too speedy and all their minds express scary talents that supply them keep an eye on over others. This beings them into clash with the villagers simply as a chilling attention dawns at the global outdoor. . .

The Midwich Cuckoos is the vintage stories of extraterrestrial beings in our midst, exploring how we reply while faced via those who find themselves innately enhanced to us in each achieveable method.

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Notre-Dame de Paris (Oxford World's Classics) by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

On the heart of Hugo's vintage novel are 3 amazing characters stuck in an internet of deadly obsession. The ugly hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his existence to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in flip is sure via a hopeless ardour to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, in the meantime, is bewitched through a good-looking, empty-headed officer, yet via an unthinking act of kindness wins Quasimodo's selfless devotion. at the back of the imperative figures strikes a festival of picturesque characters, together with the underworld of beggars and petty criminals whose attack at the cathedral is without doubt one of the so much impressive set-pieces of Romantic literature.
Alban Krailsheimer's new translation bargains a clean method of this huge paintings by way of France's so much celebrated Romantic authors.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different precious good points, together with specialist introductions via prime gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses extra.

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Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

Probably the most haunting tales ever written, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo on the top of eu colonialism. Astounded by way of the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow turns into keen about assembly Kurtz, a famously idealistic and capable guy stationed farther alongside the river. What he eventually discovers, in spite of the fact that, is a horror past imagining. Heart of Darkness is broadly considered as a masterpiece for its vibrant research of human nature and the greed and ruthlessness of imperialism.

This assortment additionally contains 3 of Conrad’s most interesting brief tales: “Youth,” the author’s mostly autobiographical story of a tender man’s ill-fated sea voyage, within which Marlow makes his first visual appeal, “The mystery Sharer,” and “Amy Forster.”  Features a map of the Congo loose State.

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The Collected Works of José Rizal by José Rizal

By José Rizal

This entire publication offers the total works or the entire major works - the Œuvre - of this well-known and significant author in a single book - easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate:

- El Filibusterismo
- Noli me tángere
- The Philippines A Century Hence
- Friars and Filipinos
- The Indolence of the Filipino
- An Eagle Flight: A Filipino Novel tailored from Noli Me Tangere

About José Rizal

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda used to be a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the main fashionable suggest for reforms within the Philippines throughout the Spanish colonial period. he's thought of the Philippines' nationwide hero and the anniversary of Rizal's demise is venerated as a Philippine vacation referred to as Rizal Day. Rizal's 1896 army trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.

The 7th of 11 little ones born to a filthy rich relatives within the city of Calamba, Laguna, Rizal attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, incomes a Bachelor of Arts. He enrolled in drugs and Philosophy and Letters on the college of Santo Tomas after which traveled by myself to Madrid, Spain, the place he persisted his reports on the Universidad valuable de Madrid, incomes the measure of Licentiate in drugs. He attended the collage of Paris and earned a moment doctorate on the collage of Heidelberg. Rizal used to be a polyglot accustomed to no less than ten languages. He was once a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most renowned works have been his novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo. those are social commentaries at the Philippines that shaped the nucleus of literature that encouraged dissent between peaceable reformists and spurred the militancy of armed revolutionaries opposed to the Spanish colonial authorities.

As a political determine, Rizal was once the founding father of los angeles Liga Filipina, a civic association that consequently gave start to the Katipunan led through Andrés Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo. He was once a proponent of institutional reforms via peaceable ability instead of by way of violent revolution. the overall consensus between Rizal students, even if, attributed his martyred demise because the catalyst that brought about the Philippine Revolution.

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Dom Casmurro (Library of Latin America) by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

By Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

The unreliable narrator and the fictitious memoir are long-standing literary traditions. Nineteenth-century Brazilian writer Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis makes use of either to superb impression in his novel Dom Casmurro. Narrated by way of Bento Santiago, this memoir seems to be again over a existence jam-packed with the suspicion of betrayal: Bento is confident that his spouse had an affair together with his ally, and that his son was once the results of it. even though he has no genuine proof to aid this trust, Bento turns into so passionate about it that, finally, he commits crimes a long way worse than the suspected adultery to avenge himself. The memoir itself is one of those justification for his activities; Bento, now by myself, recreates the surroundings of his early life and makes an attempt to rewrite the proof of his life--in essence, reconstructing the earlier.

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Crime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Few authors were as for my part accustomed to desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky, and none were so adept at describing it. Crime and Punishment—the novel that heralded the author’s interval of masterworks—tells the tale of the bad and gifted pupil Raskolnikov, a personality of remarkable mental intensity and complexity. Raskolnikov purposes that males like himself, via advantage in their highbrow superiority, can and needs to go beyond societal legislations. to check his conception, he devises the fitting crime—the homicide of a spiteful pawnbroker residing in St. Petersburg.

In essentially the most gripping crime tales of all time, Raskolnikov quickly realizes the folly of his abstractions. Haunted via brilliant hallucinations and the torments of his sense of right and wrong, he seeks reduction from his terror and ethical isolation—first from Sonia, the pious streetwalker who urges him to admit, then in a stressful online game of cat and mouse with Porfiry, the bright Justice of the Peace assigned to the homicide research. A travel de strength of suspense, Crime and Punishment delineates the theories and motivations that underlie a bankrupt morality.

Priscilla Meyer is Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Wesleyan collage, in Middletown, Connecticut. She released locate What the Sailor Has Hidden, the 1st monograph on Vladimir Nabokov’s faded hearth, and edited the 1st English translation of Andrei Bitov’s selection of brief tales, existence in Windy climate.

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Mort dans l'après-midi by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

Dans les années 1920, Hemingway est devenu un aficionado de l'art de los angeles tauromachie après avoir assisté aux fêtes de San Fermín de Pampelune qui sert de cadre au roman Le soleil se lève aussi. Dans Mort dans l'après-midi, il discute de l. a. métaphysique de l. a. tauromachie, l'associant à un rituel, presque à l'égal d'une cérémonie religieuse, aspect de départ pour l'écrivain d'une interrogation sur l'essence de los angeles vie et de los angeles mort.

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Bruges-la-Morte by Mike Mitchell, Georges Rodenbach

By Mike Mitchell, Georges Rodenbach

Bruges-la-Morte, which first seemed in 1892, matters the destiny of Hugues Viane, a widower who has became to the depression, decaying urban of Bruges because the perfect situation within which to mourn his spouse and as an appropriate haven for the narcissistic perambulations of his inexorably disturbed spirit. Bruges, the 'dead city', turns into a twin of his lifeless spouse and hence permits him to suffer, to control the insufferable loss by way of systematically following its mournful labyrinth of streets and canals in a cyclical prom of mirrored image and allusion. the tale itself centres round Hugues' obsession with a tender dancer whom he believes is the double of his loved spouse. the ensuing drama leads Hugues onto a plank stroll of mental torment and humiliation, culminating in a deranged homicide. it is a poet's novel and is for this reason metaphorically dense and visionary common. it's the final evocation of Rodenbach's lifelong love affair with the long-lasting secret and haunting mortuary surroundings of Bruges.

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