African Stories

By Doris Lessing

Lengthy thought of Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing’s top number of brief tales, African Stories—a primary e-book within the paintings of a very liked writer—is now again in print. this pretty assortment is an homage to her twenty-five years spent in Africa and a super portrait of African life.

This is Doris Lessing’s Africa—where she lived for twenty-five years and the place quite a bit of her curiosity and crisis nonetheless is living. the following in those tales, Lessing explores the complexities, the agonies and joys, and the textures of existence in Africa.

First released in 1965, and out of print because the Nineteen Nineties, this assortment comprises a lot of Ms. Lessing’s so much amazing paintings. it's a fabulous portrait of a global that's important to all of us—perceived through an artist of the 1st rank writing with ardour and honesty approximately her local land.

African Stories comprises each tale Doris Lessing has written approximately Africa: all of her first assortment, This was once the previous Chief’s Country; the 4 stories approximately Africa from Five; the African tales from The behavior of Loving and A guy and Women; and 4 tales featured in basic terms during this edition.

African Stories represents a few of Doris Lessing’s top work—and is a necessary e-book via one of many 20th century’s most vital authors.

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The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

'One of my life's maximum tragedies is to have already learn Pickwick Papers - i cannot return and skim it for the 1st time' Fernando Pessoa

Few first novels have created as a lot well known pleasure as The Pickwick Papers - a comic book masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old writer to rapid popularity. Readers have been captivated by way of the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the sweetheart Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, mainly, through that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket membership to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, through the Fleet borrowers' criminal, characters and incidents spring to lifestyles from Dickens's pen, to shape an enduringly well known paintings of ebullient humour and literary invention. This variation relies at the first quantity version of 1837, and contains the unique illustrations. In his advent, Mark Wormald discusses the genesis of The Pickwick Papers and the emergence of its principal characters.

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 easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes by means of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor Of Casterbridge by way of Thomas Hardy Tells the story of a tender hay-trusser named Michael Henchard who overindulges in alcohol and quarrels together with his spouse, Susan. He makes a decision to public sale off his spouse and child daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, to a sailor, Mr. Newson, for 5 guineas. as soon as sober tomorrow, he's too overdue to get well his relations. whilst he realises that his spouse and daughter are long past, he swears to not contact liquor back. Any earnings generated from the sale of this e-book will move in the direction of the Freeriver group venture, a undertaking that goals to aid groups and advertise health and wellbeing. to benefit extra in regards to the freeriver venture please stopover at the web site; www.freerivercommunity.com conceal portray via John Pettie, 1882

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Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series)

By William Shakespeare

John Wilders - literary consultant to the BBC television Shakespeare sequence - brings thorough scholarship and a pragmatic realizing of functionality must this new version. readability, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an version on the way to supply useful tips for all its readers. "This variation has a really useful creation and sturdy transparent textual content, in addition to the highly very good and unique notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews college 'Â…a beneficial therapy of a fancy play' Barry Gaines, college of latest Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

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Henry VIII (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

In Henry VIII, Shakespeare provides a monarchy in trouble. Noblemen conflict with Lord Chancellor Cardinal Wolsey, who taxes the folk to the purpose of uprising. Witnesses whom Wolsey brings opposed to the Duke of Buckingham declare he's conspiring to take the throne, but Buckingham turns out blameless as he is going to his death.

Henry is additionally and not using a male inheritor. After assembly the gorgeous Anne Bullen, he says that he suspects his present marriage to Katherine, with whom he has one surviving daughter, is invalid. Katherine, in the meantime, glows with such wonderful integrity that actresses have lengthy wanted the function. She advocates for the folk, suspects the witnesses opposed to Buckingham, and eloquently defends her behavior as Henry’s wife.

The authoritative variation of Henry VIII from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and wide-spread Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early published model of the play
-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare student delivering a contemporary point of view at the play
-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s immense holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay via Barbara A. Mowat

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest number of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare: Les Fiches de lecture d'Universalis (French Edition)

Bienvenue dans los angeles assortment Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis

Pièce mythique, Roméo et Juliette, composée vers 1595 et publiée en 1597, est sans doute los angeles tragédie l. a. plus bouleversante de William Shakespeare (1564-1616). À partir de resources préexistantes (Masuccio de Salerne, Luigi Da Porto, Bandello), le dramaturge fait des jeunes amants tragiques le symbole de l’innocence sacrifiée et de l’amour sublime.

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare

Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de l. a. littérature ou de los angeles pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis :

Reconnue mondialement pour los angeles qualité et los angeles fiabilité incomparable de ses guides, Encyclopaedia Universalis met los angeles connaissance à los angeles portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 two hundred auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, images, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est los angeles plus fiable assortment de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

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Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)

By Henry Fielding, John Bender

Fielding's comedian masterpiece of 1749 used to be instantly attacked as `A motley historical past of bastardism, fornication, and adultery'. certainly, his populous novel overflows with a marvellous collection of prudes, whores, libertines, bumpkins, misanthropes, hypocrites, scoundrels, virgins, and all too fallible humanitarians. on the centre of 1 of the main inventive plots in English fiction stands a hero whose activities have been, in 1749, as surprising as they're humorous this day. Expelled from Mr Allworthy's nation property for his wild mood and sexual conquests, the good-hearted foundling Tom Jones loses his cash, joins the military, and pursues his loved throughout Britain to London, the place he turns into a saved lover and confronts the potential of incest. Tom Jones is rightly considered as Fielding's maximum paintings, and one of many first and such a lot influential of English novels.

This rigorously modernized variation is predicated on Fielding's emended fourth version textual content and provides the main thorough notes, maps, and bibliography. The creation makes use of the newest scholarship to ascertain how Tom Jones exemplifies the function of the unconventional within the rising eighteenth-century public sphere.
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile gains, together with specialist introductions by means of best professionals, important notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and masses extra.

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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Jane Austen's first released paintings, meticulously developed and gleaming along with her distinctive wit

Marianne Dashwood wears her middle on her sleeve, and whilst she falls in love with the speeding yet flawed John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's caution that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. in the meantime Elinor, constantly delicate to social conference, is suffering to hide her personal romantic unhappiness, even from these closest to her. via their parallel event of affection - and its threatened loss - the sisters research that experience needs to combine with sensibility in the event that they are to discover own happiness in a society the place prestige and cash govern the principles of affection. This variation additionally contains explanatory notes and textual editions among first and moment version.

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Nuns and Soldiers (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By Iris Murdoch

Set in London and within the South of France, this brilliantly based novel facilities on ladies: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the new demise of her husband, but awakening to ardour; and Anne Cavidge, who has lower back unsure from decades in a nunnery, in basic terms to come across her own Christ. a desirable array of fellows and girls hover in pressing orbit round them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic discomfort; Tim Reede, a seedy but beautiful artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and lots of different magically drawn characters relocating among hope and legal responsibility, guilt and pleasure. This variation of Nuns and Soldiers features a new creation through popular spiritual historian Karen Armstrong.

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