Category: Literary Classics

Quinto y último libro de Pantagruel

By François Rabelais

En los últimos capítulos del "Quinto libro", Pantagruel y su inseparable compañero Panurgo llegan al lejano oráculo de los angeles divina Botella, viaje proyectado en
el capítulo forty seven del Tercer libro y emprendido
en el "Cuarto". El "Quinto y último libro" prolonga el tema del viaje marítimo que hunde sus raíces en los angeles Antigüedad, en los angeles Edad Media y en las crónicas de viajes reales de l. a. época del autor. Pantagruel, heredero de Ulises, viaja por mares desconocidos y descubre mundos fantásticos, en el relato de un viaje hacia lo exótico y desconocido.

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The Confusions of Young Törless (Oxford Worlds Classics)

By Robert Musil

'between the lifestyles we are living and the lifestyles we feel...there is the invisible border, like a slim gate'

Set in a boarding institution in a distant zone of the Habsburg Empire on the flip of the final century, The Confusions of younger Torless is an excessive research of an adolescent's mental improvement as he struggles to come back to phrases together with his conflicting feelings. via his dating with different boys Torless is led into sadistic and sexual encounters with a 3rd scholar which either repel and fascinate him. Estranged from lifestyle, Torless steadily learns to just accept his reports and describe them with analytical precision.

The novel is predicated at the author's personal reports at an Austrian army academy. a faculty tale with a distinction, Torless extends the scope of fiction with its non-judgemental presentation of transgressive sexuality and violence. it's a profoundly traumatic exploration of a non-moral outlook on existence and of dictatorial attitudes that prefigure the outbreak of the 1st international battle and the increase of fascism.

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The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger

A person who has learn J.D. Salinger's New Yorker tales ? fairly an ideal Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The giggling guy, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, are not shocked by way of the truth that his first novel is totally of kids. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER within the RYE is an historical baby of 16, a local New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. via conditions that have a tendency to avoid grownup, secondhand description, he leaves his prep tuition in Pennsylvania and is going underground in big apple urban for 3 days. The boy himself is immediately too basic and too complicated for us to make any ultimate remark approximately him or his tale. maybe the most secure factor we will say approximately Holden is that he was once born on the planet not only strongly drawn to attractiveness yet, nearly, hopelessly impaled on it. there are lots of voices during this novel: kid's voices, grownup voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the main eloquent of all. Transcending his personal vernacular, but closing marvelously devoted to it, he matters a superbly articulated cry of combined ache and enjoyment. in spite of the fact that, like so much fans and clowns and poets of the better orders, he retains lots of the discomfort to, and for, himself. The excitement he provides away, or units apart, with all his middle. it's there for the reader who can deal with it to maintain.

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Seacrow Island (The New York Review Books Children's Collection)

By Astrid Lindgren

Tiny Seacrow Island is one in all hundreds and hundreds of islands within the gleaming blue of the Baltic Sea. notwithstanding small, it has every little thing you’d wish in an island: woods to wander in, flora to choose, fish to capture, boats to sail in, all types of animals. however it doesn’t have very many kids. So while the 4 Melkerson youngsters and their father movement into Carpenter’s Cottage one June day, they’re instantly welcomed via the ingenious islanders: Johan and Niklas Melkerson, at twelve and 13, are ordinary partners for adventurous Freddy and Teddy (girls precisely their age); dreamy Pelle, the newborn of the relatives, will get as much as difficulty with bossy Tjorven and fanciful Stina; and ever-responsible Malin, who at nineteen takes care of her scatterbrained father in addition to her brothers, catches the attention of all of the island’s younger males. earlier than lengthy Seacrow Island and Carpenter’s Cottage (tumbledown and leaky although it can be) became a true domestic for the Melkersons. 

Seacrow Island is a awesome tale, jam-packed with sweetness and sorrow, humor and suspense, and peopled with the brilliant, unforeseen, splendidly successful characters we’ve come to anticipate from the writer of the unforgettable Pippi Longstocking.

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Claude Gueux (French Edition)

By Victor Hugo

Claude Gueux, condamné à de l. a. legal pour le vol d'un ache, se retrouve persécuté par un gardien de felony. l. a. seule factor que trouve Claude Gueux à cette injustice est le meurtre de cet homme... Victor Hugo s'est déjà engagé dans le wrestle contre l. a. peine de mort dans un roman précédent, Les Derniers Jours d'un condamné à mort. C'est en lisant, dans los angeles gazette des tribunaux, le procès de Claude Gueux que Victor Hugo décide d'en écrire los angeles vie depuis son entrée en felony jusqu'à son exécution, avant de conclure par un plaidoyer contre cette société implacable avec les victimes de los angeles misère humaine.

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The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)

An advent by means of Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he turns into embroiled within the frantic amatory and monetary intrigues which centre round a forged of brilliantly realised characters and which eventually bring about tragedy, he emerges as a distinct blend of the Christian excellent of perfection and Dostoevsky's personal perspectives, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly characteristics of each different personality within the novel. Dostoevsky offers a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling type of his day who've created an international which can't accomodate the goodness of this fool.

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Büyük Umutlar

By Charles Dickens

Büyük Umutlar, XIX. yüzyıl İngilteresi'nde taşra ortamından büyük kente uzanan tam bir Victoria dönemi romanıdır. Charles Dickens, bu olgunluk dönemi eserinde, köyünde acılı bir çocukluk yaşadıktan sonra esrarengiz bir mirasa konan Pip'in maceralarını anlatır. Gönlü karasevdayla, gözü yükselme hırsıyla perdelenmiş genç Pip'in serüvenleri, sanayileşen toplumdaki sevgisizlik, ikiyüzlülük ve para hırsını gözler önüne serer. Büyük Umutlar, Londra'da beyefendi konumuna yükselen Pip'in başından geçenleri anlatmakla kalmaz, birbirinden ilginç karakterlerle tanıştırır okuru. Dickens, romanın kahramanı Pip'in düşünce yapısını büyük bir incelikle ele alır. Gerek bireylerin düşkünlük ve başarısızlıkları, gerek çağın değerleri üstünde durur ve "büyük umutlar"ın boşa çıkışını gösterir.

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Parzival (Penguin Classics)

Composed within the early 13th century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the new edition and final touch of the tale left unfinished via its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and profession as a knight within the courtroom of King Arthur to his final fulfillment as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German the Aristocracy within the imperial Hohenstauffen interval, the writer was once uniquely put to explain the zest and color of his hero's international, with excellent depictions of courtly luxurious, jousting and experience. but this isn't easily a story of chivalry, yet an epic quest for non secular schooling, as Parzival needs to overcome his lack of awareness and delight and research humility earlier than he can eventually win the Holy Grail.

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La Divina Commedia - Canti scelti

By Dante Alighieri

Dante è l’autore straordinario che è riuscito a sintetizzare amori, vicende personali e passioni politiche insieme con l. a. cultura europea: los angeles poesia dei trovatori, il dolce Stilnovo, il genere “viaggio nell’aldilà”, che raccontava immaginarie visite nel regno dei morti, ma anche los angeles cultura filosofica e scientifica del suo pace. Tutto questo confluisce, in una sintesi ancora oggi unica, nel poema forse più letto al mondo, che ha il respiro grandioso dell’epica e los angeles tensione narrativa del mystery: los angeles Commedia.

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