By Vladimir Nabokov
Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famed and arguable novel, which tells the tale of the getting older Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed ardour for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita can also be the tale of a hypercivilized ecu colliding with the joyful barbarism of postwar the USA. such a lot of all, it's a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, insanity and transformation.
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By Mark Twain
Twain's account of vacationing in Europe, "A Tramp Abroad" (1880), flickers with the author's clever observations and hugely opinionated reviews on previous international tradition, and showcases his unprecedented skill to combine funny sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and ancient anecdotes in a regularly unique narrative. solid within the kind of a strolling travel via Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, "A Tramp Abroad" contains between its adventures a voyage by way of raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc through telescope, in addition to the author's makes an attempt to review artwork - a totally imagined job Twain 'authenticated' together with his personal splendidly primitive photographs integrated during this quantity.
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By Stephen Leacock
WITH AN creation via WILL FERGUSON
Stephen Leacock was once one of many bestselling English-language humorists on this planet. often called “The Canadian Mark Twain,” his most famed e-book used to be Sunshine Sketches of a bit Town, released in 1912.
Sunshine Sketches of a bit Town, which first seemed as a newspaper serial, chronicles lifestyles within the fictional group of Mariposa, modelled on Orillia, Ontario, the place Leacock spent many summers. It’s a super satire approximately small cities, small-town humans, and small-town occurrences.
Life in Mariposa is rarely boring or traditional. It’s a city choked with eccentrics, the place boats despatched to rescue passengers from a sinking steamer must be rescued themselves, the place the prime citizen is a 280-pound illiterate saloonkeeper, and the place a barber who stumbles right into a fortune is heralded as a monetary wizard.
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By Joseph Conrad
"Nostromo", released in 1904, is one in all Conrad's best works. "Nostromo" - notwithstanding 100 years previous - says as a lot approximately today's Latin the United States as any of the best fresh money owed of that region's turbulent political lifestyles. Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, superb in its activity of the subtropical panorama, this photo of an insurrectionary society and the possibilities it presents for ethical corruption gleams on each web page with its author's dry, undeceived, impeccable intelligence.
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By Machado De Assis
"Be acutely aware that frankness is the leading advantage of a useless man," writes the narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. yet whereas he could be lifeless, he's without doubt one of many liveliest characters in fiction, a manufactured from the most notable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's maximum novelist of the 19th century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.
By turns flippant and profound, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is the tale of an unheroic guy with half-hearted political targets, a harebrained inspiration for curing the area of depression, and one thousand quixotic theories unleashed from past the grave. it's a novel that has encouraged generations of Latin American writers yet continues to be refreshingly and unforgettably not like something written prior to or after it. Newly translated through Gregory Rabassa and beautifully edited by means of Enylton de Sá Rego and Gilberto Pinheiro Passos, this Library of Latin the USA version brings to English-speaking readers a literary satisfaction of the top order.
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By Willa Cather
A los diez años Jim Burden pierde a sus padres y deja su Virginia natal para trasladarse a casa de sus abuelos en Nebraska. En el viaje conoce a Ántonia, cuatro años mayor que él, hija de una familia de emigrantes bohemios en busca de los angeles tierra de las oportunidades. Nebraska podía representar aún, a fines del siglo XIX, ese sueño; pero los Burden llevan años asentados allí y, para ellos, que son de origen anglosajón y se consideran genuinamente «americanos», hay algo definitivamente espurio y «distinto» en las nuevas oleadas de inmigrantes escandinavos y centroeuropeos. El pequeño Jim descubre, pues, que, pese a ser vecinos, él pertenece a un mundo al que Ántonia no pertenece, y que el de ésta es infinitamente más precario y atribulado. Su amistad se impondrá, sin embargo, a los prejuicios de los hombres y a los golpes del destino; de los angeles infancia a los angeles madurez, será para ambos un referente necesario y un vínculo irrompible.
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By Gustave Flaubert
Un easy drama neighborhood sirvió a Flaubert para iniciar un trabajo de creación «sobre nada», que tuvo por fruto una de las novelas capitales de los angeles literatura: con esa nada, Flaubert construyó no sólo un personaje, sino un modelo de mujer que resume los dramas íntimos de muchas mujeres educadas en sentimientos heredados del romanticismo. Emma Bovary, esposa de un médico rural, y enamorada del amor, servirá al novelista para trazar un tipo femenino permanente en el tiempo, utilizando un realismo minucioso que refleja los angeles verdad y afirma l. a. voluntad de perseguir l. a. belleza, en un ambiente de mediocridad humana en el que los angeles ley social del dinero impone sus coacciones, para terminar llevando a Emma a un destino deadly.
Esta edición se enriquece con tres fragmentos hasta ahora inéditos sacados de los manuscritos, en los que se discuten temas capitales para entender intrínsecamente al personaje, como l. a. propuesta de Homais de que debería prohibirse los angeles lectura a las mujeres, vieja inspiration medieval que viene arrastrándose de siglo en siglo.
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By Robert Musil
Translated via Ritchie Robertson
Introduction and notes through Mike Mitchell
The merely digitised translation of this novel with annotations. Ernst Kaiser, the Austrian-Jewish novelist, minor struggle hero, polyglot, and unsung genius who helped to deliver Musil out of the obscurity to which he'd been consigned for over a decade after his demise, incorporated an afterword to his and his wife's in a different way advantageous translation yet wrote no notes as they have been operating in the course of a time whilst it used to be much less universal to annotate books for the overall reader, Sean Whiteside's contained one lonely footnote.
'between the existence we are living and the existence we feel...there is the invisible border, like a slender gate'
Set in a boarding college in a distant region of the Habsburg Empire on the flip of the final century, The Confusions of younger Torless is an severe research of an adolescent's mental improvement as he struggles to return to phrases along 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 progressively learns to simply accept his reviews and describe them with analytical precision.
The novel relies at the author's personal stories 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 stressful exploration of a non-moral outlook on existence and of dictatorial attitudes that prefigure the outbreak of the 1st global warfare and the increase of fascism.
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By Katsuhiro Otomo
Darkish Horse is dedicated to bringing the best comics from worldwide to the United States. Now, in organization with Kodansha Ltd. and Studio Proteus, darkish Horse has back amassed one of many crown jewels of photo fiction. Katsuhiro Otomo`s beautiful science-fiction masterpiece, Akira! looked by way of many because the best comedian sequence ever produced, Akira is a daring and breathtaking epic of effective narrative energy and brilliant illustrative ability. Akira is decided within the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, an enormous city equipped at the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated via an apocalyptic blast of unknown energy that brought on global conflict III. The lives of 2 streetwise teenage associates, Tetsuo and Kaneda, switch eternally whilst dormant paranormal talents start to waken in Tetsuo, who turns into a goal for a shadowy govt operation, a bunch who will cease at not anything to avoid one other disaster like that which leveled Tokyo. And on the center in their motivation is a uncooked, all-consuming worry: a terror of somebody -- or whatever -- of unthinkably giant strength recognized in simple terms as...Akira. And Akira is ready to upward thrust! accumulated in six big volumes, Akira has been reproduced in its unique, black-and-white majesty as never-before-seen in an English-translated variation. should you love technology fiction, manga or comics, Akira is the single paintings that needs to be represented on your assortment!
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By Marcel Proust
Esta reedição pela Editora Globo de Em busca do pace perdido, obra capital de Marcel Proust, um dos maiores escritores do século XX, é de grande importância para seus velhos e novos amantes. No caminho de Swann, o primeiro quantity, saiu em 1948, magistralmente traduzido por Quintana. Esta nova edição ultrapassa as anteriores porque foi cuidadosamente preparada. Revista por Olgária Chaim Féres Matos, traz prefácio, cronologia, notas e resumo de Guilherme Ignácio da Silva e um valioso posfácio de Jeanne-Marie Gagnebin, professora de filosofia da PUC-SP.
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