Category: Literary Classics

Romances (Obra completa Shakespeare, Volume 4) (Penguin Clásicos)

By William Shakespeare

Por primera vez en lengua española, todo el teatro y l. a. poesía de William Shakespeare al alcance de los lectores en nuevas ediciones de bolsillo. Romances es el cuarto volumen de una colección de cinco que reúne las mejores traducciones contemporáneas, respetando el verso y los angeles prosa originales. Un festín para los amantes de las buenas letras.

Edición de Andreu Jaume.

Troilo y Crésida
versión de Luis Cernuda

Bien está todo lo que bien acaba
versión de José María Valverde

Medida por medida
versión de Circe Maia

Pericles, príncipe de Tiro
versión de Andrés Ehrenhaus

versión de Javier Montes

Cuento de invierno
versión de Marcelo Cohen

La tempestad
versión de Marcelo Cohen y Graciela Speranza

Dos nobles de los angeles misma sangre
versión de Amir Hamed

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Das tapfere Schneiderlein: Die schönsten Märchen der Brüder Grimm (Geschichten mit märchenhaften Illustrationen)

By Caroline von Oldenburg

Ein Märchen der Brüder Grimm: Die Geschichte von einem tapferen Schneider, der SIEBEN AUF EINEN STREICH schlug und danach viele Abenteuer zu bestehen hatte, bis er schließlich die versprochene Belohnung bekam. Wie das Schneiderlein mit checklist und Fantasie eigentlich unlösbare Aufgaben meistert, erzählt das Märchen vom Tapferen Schneiderlein.

Nacherzählt und behutsam sprachlich überarbeitet von Caroline von Oldenburg.
Die Welt der Märchen zum Wiederentdecken und Vorlesen mit schönen, nostalgischen Illustrationen.

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Tomorrow Is Now (Penguin Classics)

By Eleanor Roosevelt

Available back in time for election season, Eleanor Roosevelt's most crucial book—a conflict cry for civil rights

As correct and influential now because it was once while first released in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her ultimate attempt to maneuver the US towards the group she was hoping it will develop into. In daring, blunt prose, one of many maximum First women of yank background strains her country's fight to embody democracy and offers her statement opposed to worry, timidity, complacency, and nationwide conceitedness. An open, unrestrained look at her brain and center in addition to a clarion name to action, Tomorrow Is Now is the paintings Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stick alive to complete writing. For this variation, former U.S. President invoice Clinton contributes a brand new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black offers an authoritative advent targeting Eleanor Roosevelt’s diplomatic career.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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(Lady Susan / The Watsons / Sanditon)

A Penguin Classics variation of 3 lesser-known Austen works, together with Lady Susan, the foundation for Whit Stillman's characteristic movie Love and Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny

These 3 brief works express Austen experimenting with numerous diversified literary types, from melodrama to satire, and exploring various social periods and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of numerous males. In contrast, The Watsons is a pleasant fragment, whose lively heroine -­ Emma -­ reveals her marriage possibilities restricted by means of poverty and delight. in the meantime Sanditon, set in a seashore inn, deals an excellent solid of hypochondriacs and spectators, taken care of by way of Austen with either enjoyment and scepticism.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by means of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

By James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a tender guy is the 1st novel of Irish author James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist variety, it strains the highbrow and religio-philosophical awakening of younger Stephen Dedalus, a fictional adjust ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels opposed to the Catholic and Irish conventions lower than which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from eire to Europe. The paintings makes use of concepts that Joyce constructed extra absolutely in Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). A Portrait begun existence in 1903 as Stephen Hero—a projected 63-chapter autobiographical novel in a pragmatic kind. After 25 chapters, Joyce deserted Stephen Hero in 1907 and set to transforming its issues and protagonist right into a condensed five-chapter novel, dishing out with strict realism and making vast use of loose oblique speech that enables the reader to see into Stephen's constructing recognition. American modernist poet Ezra Pound had the unconventional serialised within the English literary journal The Egoist in 1914 and 1915, and released as a ebook in 1916 by means of B. W. Huebsch of latest York. The e-book of A Portrait and the fast tale assortment Dubliners (1914) earned Joyce a spot on the vanguard of literary modernism.

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Os Filhos da Meia-Noite

By Salman Rushdie

À meia-noite do dia 15 de Agosto de 1947, no momento exacto da independência da Índia do Império Britânico, nasce em Bombaim Saleem Sinai... A sua vida vai acompanhar e sofrer todas as convulsões dos primeiros trinta anos de vida da Índia, incluindo a separação do Paquistão, a guerra Indo-Paquistanesa e o Estado de Emergência de Indira Ghandi. Esta obra, o mais impressionante fresco alguma vez escrito sobre a Índia contemporânea, conquistou em 1981 o Prémio Booker, e recebeu em 1993 o Booker of Bookers, concedido ao melhor de todos os livros galardoados com o Prémio Booker nos seus primeiros 25 anos de existência. Em 2008 foi declarado o melhor romance vencedor do Booker de todos os tempos.

Literary Awards
Man Booker Prize (1981)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (1981),
The Booker of Bookers Prize (1993)
The better of the Booker (2008)

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By Evelyn Waugh

Lord Copper, newspaper rich person and owner of the Daily Beast, has constantly prided himself on his intuitive aptitude for recognizing ace journalists. that isn't to claim he has now not made the bizarre blunder, notwithstanding, and should in a second of weak spot make one other. performing on a cocktail party tip from Mrs. Algernon sew, Lord Copper feels confident that he has hit on simply the chap to hide a promising warfare within the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So starts Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of unsuitable id and brilliantly irreverent satire of the nerve-racking pursuit of scorching news.

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Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises (Penguin Classics)

By Xenophon, Paul Cartledge

Certainly one of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his formative years, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's crusade to grab the Persian throne, and later wrote quite a lot of works on historical past, politics and philosophy. those six treatises provide his proficient insights into the character of management. within the discussion among the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon presents a consummate attention of the burdens of being an absolute dictator and the very best happiness of the non-public guy. in different places, his biography of King Agesilaus II of Sparta depicts the author's customer as a version of piety, justice, braveness and knowledge, whereas different texts think of the basic traits of the cavalry commander, examine the talents of the horseman and the hunter, and enhance a daring financial plan for democratic Athens.

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The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The moment quantity in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic experience THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to carry all of them and within the darkness bind them

Frodo and his partners of the hoop were beset through risk in the course of their quest to avoid the Ruling Ring from falling into the palms of the darkish Lord through destroying it within the Cracks of Doom. they've got misplaced the wizard, Gandalf, in a conflict within the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by way of the facility of the hoop, attempted to grab it by means of strength. whereas Frodo and Sam made their break out, the remainder of the corporate used to be attacked by way of Orcs. Now they proceed the adventure by myself down the good River Anduin—alone, that's, retailer for the mysterious creeping determine that follows at any place they pass.

“Among the best works of innovative fiction of the 20 th century. The booklet provides us with the richest large quantity of latest lands and creatures, from the great thing about Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph

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