Download E-books The Old Curiosity Shop PDF

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The previous interest store is a unique released by means of Charles Dickens from 1840-1841 in his weekly paper. The ebook tells the tale of a tender orphaned woman who spends a lot of her existence at her grandfather’s shop.

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Download E-books Selected Works (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Attorney, thinker, statesman and defender of Rome’s Republic, Cicero was once a grasp of eloquence, and his natural literary and oratorical type and strict experience of morality were a robust effect on ecu literature and notion for over thousand years in issues of politics, philosophy, and religion.

This choice demonstrates the variety of his writings, and comprises letters to acquaintances and statesmen on Roman existence and politics; the vitriolic Second Philippic opposed to Antony; and his most famed philosophical treatises, On Duties and On previous Age - a party of his personal declining years.

Written at a time of brutal political and social switch, Cicero’s lucid moral writings shaped the root of the Western liberal culture.

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By Daniel Defoe

‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’

Born and deserted in Newgate felony, Moll Flanders is pressured to make her personal approach in life.  She duly embarks on a profession that comes with husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until eventually her crimes finally meet up with her. one of many earliest and such a lot bright woman narrators within the historical past of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with impossible to resist wit and candour—and sufficient guile that the reader is left doubtful even if she is finally a redeemed sinner or a winning opportunist. Based at the first version of 1722, this quantity incorporates a chronology, notes on foreign money and maps of London and Virginia within the overdue 17th century.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Complete Letters (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By P. G. Walsh

In those letters to his associates and kin, Pliny the more youthful, attorney, writer, and common thinker, presents a desirable perception into Roman lifestyles within the interval ninety seven to 112 advert. half autobiography, half social background, they record the occupation and pursuits of a senator and best imperial respectable whose acquaintances contain the historians Tacitus and Suetonius. Pliny's letters disguise quite a lot of themes, from the modern political scene to household affairs, the tutorial approach, the rituals and behavior of Roman faith, the remedy of slaves, and the phenomena of nature. He describes in shiny aspect the eruption of Vesuvius, which killed his uncle, and the day-by-day workouts of a well-to-do Roman within the courts and at rest, within the urban, or having fun with rural goals at his kingdom estates.
this can be a full of life new translation through eminent pupil Peter Walsh, in line with the Oxford Classical textual content and drawing at the most recent scholarship. In his advent, Walsh considers the political historical past of the letters, the span of Pliny's profession, the diversity of issues coated within the letters, and Pliny's literary kind. beneficial notes determine the letters' recipients and clarify allusions to ancient occasions and phrases. A common index is supplemented by means of particular indexes on features of social lifestyles and Pliny's correspondents. This vintage will make nice interpreting for people with an curiosity in classical literature and historic history.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial positive factors, together with professional introductions through prime professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses more.

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Download E-books Paris est une fête PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

Au cours de l’été 1957, Hemingway commença à travailler sur les «Vignettes parisiennes», comme il appelait alors Paris est une fête. Il y travailla à Cuba et à Ketchum, et emporta même le manuscrit avec lui en Espagne pendant l’été fifty nine, puis à Paris, à l’automne de cette même année. Le livre, qui resta inachevé, fut publié de manière posthume en 1964. Pendant les trois années, ou presque, qui s’écoulent entre l. a. mort de l’auteur et los angeles première booklet, le manuscrit subit d’importants amendements de los angeles major des éditeurs. Se trouve aujourd’hui restitué et présenté pour los angeles première fois le texte manuscrit unique tel qu’il était au second de los angeles mort de l’écrivain en 1961. Ainsi, «Le poisson-pilote et les riches», l’un des textes les plus personnels et intéressants, retrouve ici ces passages, supprimés par les premiers éditeurs, dans lesquels Hemingway imagine l. a. responsabilité d'une rupture amoureuse, exprime ses remords ou encore parle de «l’incroyable bonheur» qu’il connut avec Pauline, sa deuxième épouse. Quant à «Nada y pues nada», autre texte inédit et capital, écrit en trois jours en 1961, il est le reflet de l’état d’esprit de l’écrivain au second de los angeles rédaction, trois semaines seulement avant une tentative de suicide. Hemingway y déclare qu’il était né pour écrire, qu’il «avait écrit et qu’il écrirait encore »...

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Download E-books Stanley and the Women: A Novel PDF

By Kingsley Amis

Simply whilst Stanley Duke thinks it truly is secure to sink into heart age, his son, Steve, is going insane. as though that were not negative sufficient, Stanley reveals himself beset on each side through girls - neurotic, half-baked, serious or simply undeniable capricious.

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Download E-books Evelina (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Frances Burney

'Lord Orville did me the honor at hand me to the trainer, speaking the entire manner of the dignity I had performed him! O those stylish people!'

Frances Burney's first and such a lot enduringly well known novel is a shiny, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and risks of trendy lifestyles in past due eighteenth-century London. As she describes her heroine's access into society, womanhood and, unavoidably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of woman innocence in an image-conscious and infrequently merciless international the place social snobbery and sexual aggression are performed out within the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. yet Evelina's innocence additionally makes her a intelligent commentator at the excesses and absurdities of manners and social goals - in addition to attracting the eye of the eminently eligible Lord Orville.

Evelina, comedian and clever, is straight away a consultant to modern London, a satirical assault at the new consumerism, an research of women's place within the past due eighteenth century, and a love tale. the recent advent and entire notes to this variation assist in making this richness the entire extra on hand to a latest reader.
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By W. J. Stuart

The 12 months, as I write this, is the fiftieth anniversary of the vintage sci-fi motion picture "Forbidden Planet". but i didn't detect until eventually a couple of months in the past that there existed a corresponding e-book. whereas either persist with -- ordinarily -- an analogous simple plot, there are a few major alterations in information and within the ultimate revelation of simply what Morbius (and the Krell) have been up to.

The publication is written from the alternating issues of view of document Ostrow and Commander Adams, with the exception of one primary bankruptcy informed via Morbius. This gadget permits the motivations and internal ideas of those characters to develop into clearer. Ostrow's first bankruptcy starts sooner than the purpose at which the movie begins, and describes the tough trip accompanying the ship's first significant deceleration because it methods Altair IV. The "second-grade deceleration" as they input the planet's surroundings turned the ultimate hyperspace leap of the movie.

The harrowing experience in Robby's "taxi" to Morbius's house is defined intimately -- those scenes have been passed over from the movie for budgetary purposes, in accordance with an intensive and engaging article at the making of "Forbidden Planet" released within the journal Cinefantastique. one other element the place the ebook diverges from the movie is the place Adams and Ostrow sneak again to undercover agent at the condo, believing Morbius's accomplishments should have had open air counsel -- most likely unseen, secretive Altairans.

As within the motion picture, the ship's characters are visible to us at the present time as 1950's army forms (as portrayed within the videos, besides) transplanted into the longer term. One instance, jarring even through today's criteria, is while Jerry Farman pulls out a cigarette and starts to smoke in Morbius's lounge -- with out even asking permission! (And Morbius doesn't object.)

The presence of earth-like animals is given a completely diverse rationalization from the film's -- I won't ruin it via revealing it right here, however it does relate to the ultimate revelation pointed out above.

W.J. Stuart's tale is definitely written, if no longer relatively the equivalent of these of the vintage technological know-how fiction writers. The e-book differs sufficient from the movie that it really is greater than an insignificant transcription of it, and that i suggest it as a must-read for all who, like me, are zealous enthusiasts of the movie.

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Download E-books The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Robin Buss

"On what slim threads do lifestyles and fortune hang"

Thrown in criminal for a criminal offense he has now not dedicated, Edmond Dantes is restricted to the awful castle of If. There he learns of a superb hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into made up our minds not just to flee, but additionally to unearth the treasure and use it to devise the destruction of the 3 males accountable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of agony and retribution, encouraged by way of a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was once a big renowned good fortune whilst it used to be first serialized within the 1840s.

Robin Buss’s energetic English translation is whole and unabridged, and continues to be devoted to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This version contains an advent, explanatory notes and recommendations for extra reading.

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