Category: Literary Classics

The Waves

By Virginia Woolf

One of Woolf’s so much experimental novels, The Waves provides six characters in monologue - from morning until eventually evening, from early life into outdated age - opposed to a history of the ocean. the result's a wonderful refrain of voices that exists to not comment at the passing of occasions yet to rejoice the relationship among its a variety of person parts.

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How I Came to Know Fish

By Ota Pavel

"How I got here to understand Fish (1974)" is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his early life in Czechoslovakia. Fishing along with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the 2 best fishermen on this planet - he's taking a relaxed excitement from the rivers and ponds of his nation. but if the Nazis invade, his father and older brothers are despatched to focus camps and Pavel needs to thieve their confiscated fish again from lower than the noses of the SS to feed his kin. With stories of his father's conflict to supply for his kin either in prosperous freedom and in terrifying persecution, this can be one boy's passionate and affecting story of lifestyles, love and fishing.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues below the ocean is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel by means of French author Jules Verne released in 1870. It tells the tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as visible from the viewpoint of Professor Pierre Aronnax after he, his servant Conseil, and Canadian whaler Ned Land wash up on their send. at the Nautilus, the 3 embark on a trip which has them going everywhere in the global, below the ocean.

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Mrs. Dalloway

By Virginia Woolf

Direct and brilliant in her account of Clarissa Dalloway’s arrangements for a celebration, Virginia Woolf explores the hidden springs of idea and motion in a single day of a woman’s existence.


In Mrs. Dalloway, the unconventional on which the motion picture The Hours used to be dependent, Virginia Woolf information Clarissa Dalloway’s arrangements for a celebration of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of suggestion and motion in a single day of a woman’s existence. the unconventional "contains one of the most appealing, advanced, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that on my own will be cause adequate to learn it. it's the most relocating, innovative artistic endeavors of the 20th century" (Michael Cunningham).

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Across The River And Into The Trees

By Ernest Hemingway

Set in Venice on the shut of worldwide battle II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet tale of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by way of struggle and in failing overall healthiness, who unearths love with a tender Italian countess on the very second whilst his existence is turning into a actual complication to him. it's a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man's spirit and encourages him to dream of a destiny, although he is familiar with that there might be no wish for lengthy. Spanning a question of hours, Across the River and into the Trees is smooth and relocating, but tragic within the inexorable shadow of what needs to come.

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Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The years earlier than he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) have been undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had began, Epoch, collapsed less than its load of debt; and he used to be threatened with debtor's legal. With an improve that he controlled to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win adequate on the roulette desk to get himself out of debt. as an alternative, he misplaced all his funds; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg neighbors for loans to pay his lodge invoice and come again to Russia. one in every of his begging letters went to editor, soliciting for an increase on yet one more unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the preferrred masterpieces of global literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the leading edge of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon studies from his personal criminal days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished pupil laid low with his personal nihilism, and the fight among stable and evil. Believing that he's above the legislation, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile ability, he brutally murders an previous girl — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, in poor health, greedy…good for nothing." beaten afterwards by means of emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to legal. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can merely be accomplished via soreness. Infused with forceful spiritual, social, and philosophical parts, the unconventional was once a right away good fortune. This outstanding, unforgettable paintings is reprinted right here within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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Parnassus on Wheels

By Christopher Morley

Parnassus on Wheels is a unique through Christopher Morley, released in 1917. The Parnassus of the name refers back to the mountain that used to be the house of the Muses in Greek mythology. within the tale, Roger Mifflin sells his touring bookstore to Helen McGill, who tires of taking care of Andrew, her sick brother. Christopher Morley later endured the tale of Roger Mifflin in his 1919 novel The Haunted Bookshop.

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Epistole. vol.I

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

L. a. vita di Marco Tullio Cicerone, il più grande intellettuale e filosofo latino della tarda Repubblica, è scandita da un’incessante produzione di scritti: dialoghi e trattati filosofici sui più svariati argomenti, orazioni, opere di retorica. Nelle aule dei tribunali, non aveva rivali, e ancora oggi i suoi scritti incarnano il canone degli studi classici. Ma Cicerone visse in un’epoca difficile. Conobbe tre grandi guerre civili, quella tra Mario e Silla, los angeles congiura di Catilina e infine le tensioni che si crearono a Roma al pace di Giulio Cesare. Venne esiliato, si vide espropriare i beni da avversari politici, e perse le sue ricchezze e l. a. sua famiglia. Più ancora che i suoi dialoghi e le sue orazioni, sono le lettere che scrisse al suo amico Tito Pomponio Attico tra il sixty eight e il forty four a.C. a contenere le più affascinanti riflessioni del filosofo sull’attualità, sulla storia e sulla sua vita personale, negli anni che videro il crollo della Repubblica romana e l. a. tormentata e cruenta nascita dell’Impero. Questo primo quantity raccoglie le lettere scritte tra il sixty eight e il forty nine a.C., ovvero negli anni che precedettero il colpo di stato di Giulio Cesare. Cicerone racconta all’amico, che visse in step with un certo periodo advert Atene (e sempre si tenne lontano dai pubblici uffici), della propria carriera politica, dei propri rapporti con Pompeo, dei segreti e degli scandali dell’aristocrazia romana, ma anche della gioia according to los angeles nascita del figlio Marco, e di questioni familiari e finanziarie.

Le Epistole advert Attico ci permettono di conoscere un Cicerone “privato”, straordinariamente moderno nel suo sforzo di essere al pace stesso marito, padre e uomo politico, in una Roma in bilico tra guerra e speed, tra repubblica, dittatura e monarchia.

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Collected Ancient Greek Novels

Prose fiction, even though now not constantly linked to classical antiquity, did in reality flourish within the early Roman Empire, not just in sensible Latin novels but additionally and certainly largely within the Greek excellent romance of affection and experience to which they're similar. renowned within the Renaissance, those tales were much less conventional in later centuries. Translations of the Greek tales weren't available in English prior to B.P. Reardon’s very good volume.

Nine entire tales are incorporated right here in addition to ten others, encompassing the total variety of classical issues: perfect romance, shuttle experience, historic fiction, and comedian parody. a brand new foreword by way of J.R. Morgan examines the big impression this groundbreaking assortment has had on our realizing of classical idea and our notion of the novel.

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