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El burlador de Sevilla (Penguin Clásicos) by Tirso de Molina

El burlador de Sevilla (Penguin Clásicos) by Tirso de Molina

By Tirso de Molina

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Edición de Francisco Florit Durán, catedrático de Literatura Española de los angeles Universidad de Murcia

El burlador de Sevilla significa l. a. irrupción en l. a. literatura de uno de sus grandes mitos, el de don Juan, el aristócrata amoral y cínico que seduce mujeres por el mero hecho de conquistarlas. De todas las versiones, los angeles de Tirso es los angeles más despiadada: ostenta que el mayor «gusto que en mí puede haber / es burlar a una mujer / y dejarla sin honor», con lo que a l. a. ofensa une los angeles crueldad, el desprecio de las leyes divinas y humanas e incluso el mofarse de l. a. otra vida.

Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza l. a. obra, un aparto de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a los angeles lectura. Está al cuidado de Francisco Florit Durán, catedrático de literatura española enla Universidad de Murcia.

«La burla más escogida

de todas ha de ser ésta.»

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

One of many first nice novels of the Romantic period, Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame has overjoyed generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic tale of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives within the bell tower of medieval Paris’s most renowned cathedral.

Feared and hated through all, Quasimodo is taken care of by means of Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, chilly priest who ignores the terrible hunchback within the face of his widespread public torture. yet an individual steps ahead to help—the appealing gypsy Esmeralda, whose unmarried act of kindness fills Quasimodo with love. Can the hunchback store the stunning gypsy from Frollo’s evil plan, or will all of them perish within the shadows of Notre Dame?

An epic story of good looks and unhappiness, The Hunchback of Notre Dame portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power.

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Women in Love (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by D. H. Lawrence

Women in Love (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence

The most flexible and influential figures in twentieth-century literature, D. H. Lawrence was once a grasp craftsman and profound philosopher whose occasion of sexuality in an over-intellectualized international opened the door to that subject for numerous writers after him.

Perhaps his most interesting novel, Women in Love (1920) maintains the tale of 2 sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, who first seemed in Lawrence’s novel The Rainbow (1915).   the tale contrasts the passionate amorous affairs of Ursula and Rupert Birkin, a personality usually visible as a self-portrait of Lawrence, with that of Gudrun and Gerald Crich, an icily good-looking mining industrialist. Birkin, an introspective misanthrope, struggles to reconcile his metaphysical force for self-fulfillment with Ursula’s useful view of soppy ardour. As they struggle their method via to a at the same time pleasurable relationship—and eventual marriage, —Gudrun and Crich’s sadomasochistic love affair careens towards a disastrous end.

A darkish, worrying, but attractive exploration of affection in an more and more violent and harmful international, Women in Love however holds out the desire of person and collective rebirth via human depth and fervour.

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The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle

The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle

By Fred Hoyle

"One of the best works of technological know-how fiction ever written." — Richard Dawkins

As quickly as an odd darkish patch within the sky is noticed via a tender astronomer, it's transparent whatever is inaccurate. the massive black cloud is in contrast to something he has ever obvious – and it's headed immediately for the sunlight approach. If it keeps on its path, it's going to block out the sun's rays and wipe out lifestyles in the world. As panic and riots take place, determined international leaders gather a crack crew of scientists – together with the maverick Professor Kingsley, the pipe-smoking health care professional Marlowe and the taciturn Russian Alexandrov – to prevent the cloud. yet as they notice extra approximately its actual nature, they're compelled to reconsider every thing they find out about humankind's position within the Universe.

In The Black Cloud popular astronomer Fred Hoyle blends medical services with a gripping apocalyptic mystery, to create a frighteningly actual photo of a planet dealing with extinction.

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Eugenia Grandet by Honoré de Balzac

Eugenia Grandet by Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac

Dentro de esa catedral narrativa que es l. a. Comedia humana, l. a. novela Eugenia Grandet ocupa un lugar especial por los dos grandes caracteres que en ella crea Balzac: el de una joven que descubre por primera vez el amor y entrega como arras cuanto tiene para ayudar a su enamorado, y el de su padre, el tío Grandet, los angeles más acabada de las encarnaciones de avaro desde l. a. obra de ese título de Molière. El amor paternal será abolido por l. a. avaricia de un Grandet que, en el último momento de su vida, amenaza a su hija con pedirle cuentas de l. a. herencia cuando Eugenia llegue al otro mundo. Al lado de estos dos potentes retratos, Charles, el joven parisino criado entre el lujo y los angeles ociosidad, sólo sirve para poner de relieve los angeles realidad de l. a. vida cotidiana, l. a. potencia del amor de Eugenia y los extremos a que puede llegar l. a. avaricia. Eugenia Grandet, aunque forma parte de l. a. Comedia humana, es una capilla aislada de esa catedral narrativa: cerrada sobre sí misma, el acierto en el análisis de esos dos caracteres y los angeles descripción del medio social en que se desenvuelven los angeles han convertido en los angeles novela más conocida de Balzac.

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Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche

By Friedrich Nietzsche

Title note: unique name Jenseits von intestine und Böse: Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1886
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Beyond sturdy and Evil is likely one of the so much striking and influential books of the 19th century. Like therefore Spoke Zarathustra, which had instantly preceded it, past sturdy and Evil represents Nietzsche's try to sum up his philosophy--but in much less flamboyant and extra systematic shape. The 9 components of the booklet are designed to provide the reader a accomplished notion of Nietzsche's idea and elegance: they span "The Prejudices of Philosophers," "The loose Spirit," faith, morals, scholarship, "Our Virtues," "Peoples and Fatherlands," and "What is Noble," in addition to bankruptcy of epigrams and a concluding poem.

This translation by means of Walter Kaufmann--the first ever to be made in English by way of a philosopher--has turn into the normal one, for accuracy and constancy to the oddities and style of fashion of the unique.

Unlike different variations, in English or German, this quantity bargains an inclusive index of matters and folks observed within the booklet. Professor Kaufmann, the prestigious Nietzsche student, has additionally supplied a working footnote observation at the text.

From the exchange Paperback variation.

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Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

By Ivan Goncharov

AN EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY HARDCOVER CLASSIC.  

Ivan Goncharov’s 1859 masterpiece—a wonderful farce a couple of gentleman who spends the higher a part of his lifestyles in bed—brilliantly employs humor to discover the absurdities and injustices of an superseded social order.

Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a good-hearted nobleman whose majestic slothfulness renders him incapable of constructing judgements or taking the best of activities. Raised in idyllic convenience on his family’s nation property, he has develop into so lazy as an grownup that he we could his affairs become worse and permits unscrupulous humans to use his weak point and sturdy nature. dwelling in a shabby condominium and tended by way of his indolent serf, Zahar, he is determined by the efforts of his more and more exasperated pal Stolz to guard him from himself. Falling in love in brief rouses Oblomov to exert himself in dating Olga, a tender lady Stoltz introduces him to, yet his unbelievable lethargy ultimately defeats even their romance. Wildly profitable upon its booklet, Oblomov was taken as a slyly subversive indictment of the uselessness and corruption of the the Aristocracy, however the personality of Goncharov’s superfluous guy is rendered in such brilliant aspect and epic richness that it transcends satire and achieves iconic prestige, incomes a spot one of the masterworks of Russian literature.   

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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories by Sallust

Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories by Sallust

By Sallust

The merely surviving works from one of many world's earliest historians, in vital new translations

Sallust's first released paintings, Catiline's War, includes the memorable historical past of the yr sixty three, together with his options on Catiline, a Roman flesh presser who made an ill-fated try and overthrow the Roman Republic. In The Jugurthine War, Sallust dwells upon the feebleness of the Senate and aristocracy, having amassed fabrics and compiled notes for this paintings in the course of his governorship of Numidia.

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The Rāmāyana (Penguin Classics) by Valmiki

The Rāmāyana (Penguin Classics) by Valmiki

By Valmiki

One in every of India’s maximum epics, the Ramayana pervades the country’s ethical and cultural attention. For generations it has served as a bedtime tale for Indian youngsters, whereas whilst enticing the curiosity of philosophers and theologians. Now this extraordinary translation makes the huge paintings on hand to a brand new viewers.

Believed to were composed through Valmiki someday among the 8th and 6th centuries BC, the Ramayana tells the tragic and magical tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, an incarnation of Lord Visnu, born to rid the earth of the bad demon Ravana. Exiled for fourteen years due to his stepmother’s healthy of jealousy at the eve of his coronation, Rama enters the forests of Dandaka along with his attractive spouse Sita and dedicated brother Laksmana. Sita is kidnapped from the woodland through Ravana who takes her to his remoted country at the a long way part of the southern ocean. the 2 brothers got down to rescue her and, alongside the way in which, make an alliance with a dispossessed monkey, king Sugriva. on the finish of a bloody battle Ravana is killed and Sita, reunited along with her husband, and effective Rama returns to Ayodhya to say the throne that's rightfully his.

An idealized heroic story finishing with the inevitable triumph of fine over evil, the Ramayana can also be an intensely own tale of relations relationships, love and loss, accountability and honour, of harem intrigue, petty jealousies and damaging goals. All this performed out in a universe populated via larger-than-life people, gods and celestial beings, wondrous animals and terrifying demons.

In her translation Arshia Sattar has effectively bridged either time and house to make this historic vintage obtainable to the present-day English reader. An further charm is her remarkable advent which gives new insights and historical past details for either the final reader and pupil alike.

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The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings, Book 3) (UK by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings, Book 3) (UK by J. R. R. Tolkien

By J. R. R. Tolkien

For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s peerless fable has accrued world wide acclaim because the maximum event story ever written.

No different author has created a global as targeted as Middle-earth, entire with its personal geography, historical past, languages, and legends. And nobody has created characters as endearing as Tolkien’s large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings keeps to grab the imaginations of readers of all ages.

In precedent days the jewelry of strength have been crafted by way of the Elvensmiths, and Sauron, the darkish Lord, cast the single Ring, filling it along with his personal strength in order that he might rule all others. however the One Ring used to be taken from him, and although he sought it all through Middle-earth, nonetheless it remained misplaced to him . . .

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