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  • Download E-books The Custom of the Country PDF

    By Edith Wharton

    "Edith Wharton's most interesting achievement." -- Elizabeth Hardwick The customized of the rustic tells the tale of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern lady who makes an attempt to ascend in ny urban society. it may possibly be were the lynchpin that made Edith Wharton's profession develop into the phenomenon that comes so simply to reminiscence throughout such a lot of a long time. Oh, it truly is of a fabric with all her paintings -- there isn't any mistaking web page of her writing got here from her and never another person -- yet on a definite point, this novel is an average booklet, and the meanness is warranted. The heroine (a girl named Undine Spragg, of all things!) is a spoiled heiress who makes her means in lifestyles through conquering one guy after one other after one other, relocating from the yankee heartland eastward first to big apple, and finally to Paris.

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  • Download E-books Robinson Crusoe PDF

    Robinson Crusoe is a unique by means of Daniel Defoe, first released on 25 April 1719. this primary version credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its writer, prime many readers to think he used to be a true individual and the booklet a travelogue of precise incidents. It was once released lower than the significantly longer unique name The existence and weird Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived 8 and two decades, on their lonesome in an un-inhabited Island at the Coast of the US, close to the Mouth of the nice River of Oroonoque; Having been forged on Shore via Shipwreck, in which all of the males perished yet himself. With An Account how he used to be ultimately as unusually deliver'd via Pyrates. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in shape, the publication is a fictional autobiography of the name personality (whose delivery identify is Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends years on a distant tropical island close to Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers earlier than being rescued. the tale is broadly looked as if it would were stimulated by way of the lifetime of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for 4 years at the Pacific island referred to as "Más a Tierra" (in 1966 its identify used to be replaced to Robinson Crusoe Island), Chile. even if, different attainable resources were recommend for the textual content. it truly is attainable, for instance, that Defoe was once encouraged by means of the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an past novel additionally set on a wilderness island. one other resource for Defoe's novel can have been Robert Knox's account of his abduction via the King of Ceylon in 1659 in "An old Account of the Island Ceylon," Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons (Publishers to the University), 1911.

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  • Download E-books The Prince and the Pauper (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) PDF

    Tom Canty has continuously desired to be wealthy, until eventually he meets the Prince of Wales - they usually change areas! Tom quick unearths out that being wealthy and robust isn't really approximately as enjoyable as he'd was hoping. Now he wishes his previous existence again, however the genuine prince has disappeared! This undying vintage via Mark Twain makes one other very good addition to the Step into Classics line.

    From the alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Download E-books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Amazon Classics Edition) PDF

    By Mark Twain

    Garnished with the main points that Mark Twain accrued in the course of his personal travels up and down the plush and changeable Mississippi River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offers an unprecedented glimpse into the pre-Civil struggle South as runaway Huck Finn – a white boy – groups up with fugitive grownup slave Jim as they flee by way of raft at the river. lengthy some of the most challenged or banned books because of racist language, Twain’s novel will be learn as an indictment of unenlightened nineteenth-century considering or as a heartbreaking coming-of-age novel, yet what’s undisputed is the novel’s place as some of the most influential books in American literature.

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  • Download E-books Agnes Grey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

    By Anne Brontë

    Written while women—and employees generally—had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the inflexible category method in mid-nineteenth century Britain. Agnes comes from a decent middle-class relatives, yet their monetary reverses have pressured her to hunt paintings as a governess. Pampered and guarded at domestic, she is unprepared for the cruel truth of a governess’s lifestyles. on the Bloomfields and later the Murrays, she suffers lower than the snobbery and sadism of the egocentric, self-indulgent upper-class adults and the shrieking insolence in their spoiled young children. Worse, the original social and fiscal place of a governess—“beneath” her employers yet “above” their servants—condemns her to a lifetime of loneliness.

    Less celebrated than her older sisters Charlotte and Emily, Anne Bronte was once additionally much less drawn to spinning wildly symbolic, romantic stories and extra decided to attract sensible photos of stipulations in Victorian England that want altering. whereas Charlotte’s Jane Eyre encompasses a governess who ultimately and improbably marries her corporation, Agnes Grey offers with the particular reviews of middle-class operating girls, studies Anne had herself persevered in the course of her hateful tenure as a governess.

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  • Download E-books Iles à la dérive PDF

    By Ernest Hemingway

    «Au cours de l. a. traversée, Thomas Hudson apprit que l’enfer ne ressemble pas nécessairement à ce qu’a décrit Dante ou l’un des grands peintres de l’enfer, mais qu’il pouvait être un bateau confortable, agréable et très apprécié, vous emportant vers un can pay dont vous vous êtes toujours approché avec impatience. Il avait plusieurs cercles, et ils n’étaient pas formés comme ceux du grand égotiste florentin. Il pensait que sur le bateau il pourrait parvenir à un accommodement avec los angeles douleur, ne sachant pas encore qu’il n’y a pas d’accommodement avec l. a. douleur.»

    Les trois récits qui composent Îles à l. a. dérive furent publiés à titre posthume. On y rencontre Thomas Hudson, peintre et double de l’auteur, dans une partie de pêche avec ses enfants, puis à Cuba durant l. a. Seconde Guerre mondiale, en mer enfin chassant les sous-marins allemands. L’histoire d’un homme pour qui los angeles vie, faite de combats, de tournées dans les bars et de souffrance, est l’envers de los angeles création.

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  • Download E-books The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists PDF

    Robert Tresell’s The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists used to be first released in 1914 after his dying in 1911. An explicitly political paintings, it truly is commonly considered as a vintage of working-class literature. The publication recounts the little day-by-day successes and the mess ups of a bunch of working-class males, dwelling lower than the consistent worry of being laid off via employers ceaselessly searching for new corners to chop.

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  • Download E-books A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics) PDF

    Building at the virtues that made the 1st variation of A Presocratics Reader the main wide-spread sourcebook for the learn of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second one version deals much more worth and a much broader collection of fragments from those philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

    With revised introductions, annotations, feedback for additional analyzing, and extra, the second one variation attracts at the wealth of latest scholarship released on those interesting thinkers during the last decade or extra, a remarkably wealthy interval in Presocratic studies.

    At the volume's middle, as ever, are the fragments themselves--but now in completely revised and, every now and then, new translations by means of Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, between them these of the lately released Derveni Papyrus.

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  • Download E-books Jane Eyre PDF

    Jane Eyre (originally released as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a singular through English author Charlotte Brontë. It used to be released on sixteen October 1847 via Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, below the pen identify "Currer Bell." the 1st American variation used to be published the subsequent 12 months via Harper & Brothers of latest York. basically of the bildungsroman style, Jane Eyre follows the sentiments and stories of its name personality, together with her progress to maturity, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic grasp of fictitious Thornfield corridor. In its internalisation of the motion — the point of interest is at the sluggish unfolding of Jane's ethical and religious sensibility and all of the occasions are colored by way of a heightened depth that was once formerly the area of poetry — Jane Eyre revolutionised the paintings of fiction. Charlotte Brontë has been known as the 'first historian of the non-public attention' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. the unconventional includes components of social feedback, with a robust experience of morality at its center, yet is still a unique many contemplate prior to its time given the individualistic personality of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, faith, and proto-feminism.

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