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  • Download E-books The Red Badge of Courage PDF

    By Stephen Crane

    The purple Badge of braveness is a struggle novel by means of American writer Stephen Crane (1871–1900). happening throughout the American Civil struggle, the tale is ready a tender deepest of the Union military, Henry Fleming, who flees from the sphere of conflict. conquer with disgrace, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. whilst his regiment once more faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer. even supposing Crane was once born after the warfare, and had no longer on the time skilled conflict first-hand, the unconventional is understood for its realism. He begun writing what might develop into his moment novel in 1893, utilizing a number of modern and written debts (such as these released formerly by way of Century journal) as idea. it really is believed that he established the fictitious conflict on that of Chancellorsville; he can also have interviewed veterans of the 124th ny Volunteer Infantry Regiment, generally called the Orange Blossoms. at the start shortened and serialized in newspapers in December 1894, the radical used to be released in complete in October 1895. an extended model of the paintings, according to Crane's unique manuscript, used to be released in 1982.

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  • Download E-books The Village of Stepanchikovo: And its Inhabitants: From the Notes of an Unknown (Penguin Classics) PDF

    By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Summoned to the rustic property of his prosperous uncle Colonel Yegor Rostanev, the younger pupil Sergey Aleksandrovich reveals himself thrown right into a startling bedlam. For as he quickly sees, his meek and kind-hearted uncle is entirely ruled by means of a pretentious and despotic pseudo-intellectual named Opiskin, a charlatan who has ingratiated himself with Yegor’s mom and now holds the full loved ones less than his thumb. gazing the absurd theatrics of this family tyrant over forty-eight explosive hours, Sergey grows more and more livid - until eventually eventually, he feels forced to behave. A compelling comedian exploration of petty tyranny, The Village of Stepanchikovo unearths a appreciate life’s wild absurdities that competitors even Gogol’s. It additionally bargains a desirable perception into the genesis of the characters and occasions of a lot of Dostoyevsky’s nice later novels, together with The fool, Devils and The Brothers Karamazov.

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  • Download E-books Un grupo de nobles damas (Clásica) PDF

    Retenidos por el mal tiempo en un museo municipal, los miembros del membership de Naturaleza y Arqueología de Wessex deciden entretenerse contando curiosas historias «de hermosas damas, de sus amores y sus odios, de sus alegrías y sus desdichas, de su belleza y su destino». Bodas secretas, hijos ilegítimos, aventuras furtivas, y muchos errores impulsivos que sólo se reconocerán con el paso del tiempo, componen l. a. esencia de estas narraciones.

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  • Download E-books For Whom the Bell Tolls PDF

    By Ernest Hemingway

    In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to hide the civil battle there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. 3 years later he accomplished the best novel to emerge from "the reliable fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    The tale of Robert Jordan, a tender American within the overseas Brigades hooked up to an antifascist guerilla unit within the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and braveness, love and defeat, and the tragic dying of a fantastic. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the gorgeous Maria and his fabulous account of El Sordo's final stand, in his excellent travesty of los angeles Pasionaria and his unwillingness to think in blind religion, Hemingway surpasses his success within the solar additionally Rises and A Farewell to fingers to create a piece without delay infrequent and gorgeous, robust and brutal, compassionate, relocating, and clever. "If the functionality of a author is to bare reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after interpreting the manuscript, "no one ever so thoroughly played it." larger in energy, broader in scope, and extra intensely emotional than any of the author's past works, it stands as the most effective warfare novels of all time.

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  • Download E-books Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Volume 1 PDF

    By Physics, James Clerk Maxwell

    Quantity 1 of a major starting place paintings of contemporary physics describes electrostatic phenomena and develops a mathematical conception of electrical energy. subject matters contain electric paintings and effort in a process of conductors, mechanical motion among electric structures, round harmonics, electrical present, conduction and resistance, electrolysis, and different topics. 1891 version.

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  • Download E-books The Puppet Masters (Baen Science Fiction) PDF

    Now in Mass marketplace. An Epic conflict opposed to Mind-Controlling Alien Invaders as in simple terms Robert A. Heinlein, the Best-Selling Grand grasp of technological know-how Fiction, might inform It. “One of the main influential writers in American literature.” —The ny occasions ebook Review.

    First got here the scoop flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then got here the statement that the whole lot was once a hoax. finish of tale. Case closed.

                other than that brokers of the main mystery intelligence service provider within the U.S. executive have been at the scene and disappeared with no reporting in. and 4 extra brokers who have been despatched in additionally disappeared. So the top of the corporation and his best brokers went in and controlled to get out with their discovery: an invasion is underway by means of slug-like extraterrestrial beings who can contact a human and fully keep watch over his or her brain. What the people recognize, they recognize. What the slugs wish, it doesn't matter what, the human will do. And such a lot of Iowa is already below their keep watch over.
                Sam Cavanaugh was once one of many brokers who came upon the reality. regrettably, that used to be ahead of he was once taken over by means of one of many extraterrestrial beings and started operating for the invaders, without will of his personal. And he has simply realized excessive reliable within the Treasury division is now below keep an eye on of the extraterrestrial beings. because the Treasury division comprises the key carrier, which safeguards the President of the United States, keep watch over of the full state is close to handy .

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  • Download E-books A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

    By J.L. Carr

    In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the good struggle and a damaged marriage, arrives within the distant Yorkshire village of Oxgodby the place he's to revive a lately came across medieval mural within the neighborhood church. residing within the bell tower, surrounded by means of the resplendent geographical region of excessive summer time, and laboring on a daily basis to discover an nameless painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin unearths that he himself has been restored to a brand new, and hopeful, attachment to existence. yet summer season ends, and with the paintings performed, Birkin needs to go away. Now, lengthy after, as he displays at the passage of time and the ability of paintings, he reveals in his thoughts a few comfort for all that has been misplaced.

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  • Download E-books The Picture of Dorian Gray PDF

    The image of Dorian grey is an 1891 philosophical novel by means of Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde. First released as a serial tale within the July 1890 factor of Lippincott's per month journal, the editors feared the tale was once indecent, and with out Wilde's wisdom, deleted phrases prior to book. regardless of that censorship, the image of Dorian grey angry the ethical sensibilities of British ebook reviewers, a few of whom acknowledged that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the legislation guarding the general public morality. In reaction, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and artwork in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and extended the journal variation of the image of Dorian grey (1890) for e-book as a unique; the booklet variation (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia concerning the paintings of the radical and the reader. The content material, kind, and presentation of the preface made it recognized in its personal literary correct, as social and cultural feedback. In April 1891, the editorial apartment Ward, Lock and corporate released the revised model of the image of Dorian grey.

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  • Download E-books 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Wordsworth Classics) PDF

    By Jules Verne

    Professor Aronnax, his devoted servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, commence a really unsafe voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. although, the "monster" seems to be an enormous submarine, commanded via the mysterious Captain Nemo, by way of whom they're quickly held captive. So starts not just one of many nice experience classics via Jules Verne, the 'Father of technology Fiction', but additionally a very magnificent voyage from the misplaced urban of Atlantis to the South Pole.

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