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Drácula (Edição Bilíngue) by Bram Stoker

Drácula (Edição Bilíngue) by Bram Stoker

By Bram Stoker

O jovem advogado inglês Jonathan Harker é enviado por seu patrão à Transilvânia, no leste da Europa, para atender um misterioso cliente. Ao chegar, descobre que seu anfitrião é, na realidade, um poderoso vampiro - o conde Drácula - que pretende conquistar o mundo transferindo-se para a Inglaterra, onde será combatido por um grupo de corajosos cavalheiros.

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L'Homme qui rit by Victor Hugo

L'Homme qui rit by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

A travers l. a. destinée extraordinaire de Gwynplaine, l'Homme qui Rit, Victor Hugo brosse un tableau épique de l'aristocratie anglaise des années 1700. A l. a. fois roman d'aventures, exposé historique et social, drame injouable et poème visionnaire, ce roman est le plus fou de tous ceux de Hugo. C'est aussi le plus riche des obsessions de son auteur. Le bateau pris dans los angeles tempête, le pendu servant de vigie, los angeles cabane-théâtre des saltimbanques, les tirades philosophiques d'Ursus, les machinations du traître, los angeles chirurgie monstrueuse, le portrait de l. a. princesse perverse, l'or des palais et le scandale à los angeles chambre des lords sont, plus que des morceaux de bravoure, des morceaux d'anthologie.

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La Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac

La Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac

Chez un marchand de curiosités, Raphaël déniche un étrange talisman : une peau de chagrin qui accomplit tous les désirs mais rétrécit un peu plus à chaque souhait, en même temps que diminue le nombre de jours qui restent à vivre à son possesseur.

Voulant illustrer l’axiome selon lequel « los angeles vie décroît en raison directe de los angeles puissance des désirs ou de l. a. dissipation des idées », Balzac a écrit avec l. a. Peau de chagrin un roman hanté par le spectre de los angeles dilapidation et de los angeles dislocation : hantise de l’usure du corps et de los angeles dépense sexuelle, hantise de los angeles dispersion de l’intelligence et de l’égarement des esprits, hantise encore de l. a. perte du sens politique et des repères philosophiques.

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Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, D. J. Hogarth

Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, D. J. Hogarth

By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, D. J. Hogarth

Dead Souls is a socially serious black comedy. Set in Russia sooner than the emancipation of serfs in 1861, the "dead souls" are useless serfs nonetheless being counted via landowners as estate, in addition to touching on the landowners' morality. via surreal and infrequently darkish comedy, Gogol criticizes Russian society after the Napoleonic Wars. He meant to additionally supply strategies to the issues he satirized, yet died ahead of he ever accomplished the second one a part of what used to be meant to be a trilogy. The paintings famously ends mid-sentence.

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The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's final and maximum novel.

The ultimate novel by means of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first released as Bratya Karamazovy in 1879-80, and usually thought of to be his masterpiece. it's the tale of Fyodor Karamazov and his sons Alyosha, Dmitry, and Ivan. it's also a narrative of patricide, into the sordid unfolding of which Dostoyevsky introduces a love-hate fight with profound mental and non secular implications. in the course of the complete novel there persists a look for religion, for God, the imperative concept of the paintings. The dramatization of Ivan's repudiation of God is targeted within the recognized "Legend of the Grand Inquisitor." A reaction to Ivan is inside the preaching of the monk Zosima that the key of common concord isn't accomplished through the brain yet via the guts.

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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale (Penguin by Owen Chase, Thomas Nickerson

The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale (Penguin by Owen Chase, Thomas Nickerson

By Owen Chase, Thomas Nickerson

The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling send catastrophe that encouraged Melville’s Moby-Dick and educated Nathaniel Philbrick’s enormous heritage, In the guts of the Sea
 
In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex used to be rammed by means of an indignant sperm whale millions of miles from domestic within the South Pacific. The Essex sank, leaving twenty team individuals drifting in 3 small open boats for 90 days. via drastic measures, 8 males survived to bare this surprising tale. The Narrative of the destroy of the Whaleship Essex, through Owen Chase, has lengthy been the basic account of the Essex’s doomed voyage. yet in 1980, a brand new account of the catastrophe used to be stumbled on, penned past due in lifestyles via Thomas Nickerson, who have been the fifteen-year-old cabin boy of the send. This discovery has drastically increased and clarified the heritage of an occasion as grandiose in its time because the Titanic
 
This variation offers Nickerson’s never-before-published chronicle along Chase’s model. additionally integrated are an important different modern debts of the incident, Melville’s notes in his reproduction of the Chase narrative, and magazine entries by way of Emerson and Thoreau.

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Selected Stories of O. Henry (Barnes & Noble Classics by O. Henry

Selected Stories of O. Henry (Barnes & Noble Classics by O. Henry

By O. Henry

O. Henry mastered the artwork of the funny, vigorous story that ends with a surprising, ironic twist. In “After Twenty Years, for instance, boys comply with meet at a selected spot precisely 20 years later. either are devoted, yet within the intervening years one boy has became a legal, the opposite right into a policeman. at the back of the rendezvous lurks a strong dramatic state of affairs with a desirable ethical dilemma—all handled in a couple of short pages.

This is only one of the numerous literary gem stones in Selected tales of O. Henry, a set of forty five of O. Henry’s most famous and unique brief tales. each bargains insights into human nature and the methods it truly is tormented by love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, cover, and crime—themes that ran throughout the author’s personal lifestyles.

Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry began writing whereas in legal for embezzlement. Later he moved to long island, and his stories romanticizing the common, fairly the lifetime of traditional New Yorkers, turned hugely well known. the main commonly learn writer of his time, O. Henry died penniless yet left in the back of a wealth of brief tales that suffer as classics of the style.

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Women in Love (Brangwen Family, Book 2) by D. H. Lawrence

Women in Love (Brangwen Family, Book 2) by D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence

Selected via the fashionable Library as one of many a hundred most sensible novels of all time

D.H. Lawrence's fantastic exploration of human sexuality within the days surrounding international struggle I. 'Let us hesitate now not to announce that the sensual passions and mysteries are both sacred with the religious mysteries and passions,' wrote D.H. Lawrence in Women In Love, a masterpiece that heralded the erotic recognition of the 20th century. Echoing parts of Lawrence's personal lifestyles, Women In Love delves into the mysteries among women and men as attempt for romance opposed to a haunting backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered operating type.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls is Ernest Hemingway's marvelous struggle novel, telling the tale of Robert Jordan, a tender American struggling with with an anti-fascist guerilla unit in Spain. Jordan wages conflict, forges friendships, and falls deeply in love with the gorgeous Maria. First released in 1940, For Whom the Bell Tolls has been tailored for videos, tv, and level. it really is commonly considered as Hemingway's maximum literary triumph.

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The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf

The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf

By Jeremias Gotthelf

An NYRB Classics Original

It is a sunny summer season Sunday in a distant Swiss village, and a christening is being celebrated at a stunning outdated farmhouse. one of many visitors notes an anomaly within the textile of the venerable edifice: a blackened submit that has been rigorously outfitted right into a trim new window body. Thereby hangs a story, one who, because the clever outdated grandfather who has lived all his existence in the home proceeds to inform it, takes one chilling flip after one other, whereas his viewers listens in appalled silence. that includes a cruelly overbearing lord of the manor and the oppressed villagers who needs to render him provider, an irreverent younger lady who will cease at not anything, a mysterious stranger with a purple beard and a eco-friendly hat, and, final yet now not least, the black spider, the story is as riveting and appalling this day as whilst Jeremias Gotthelf set it down greater than 100 years in the past. The Black Spider might be noticeable as a parable of evil within the middle or of evil at huge in society (Thomas Mann observed it as foretelling the appearance of Nazism), or as a imaginative and prescient, waiting for H. P. Lovecraft, of cosmic horror. There’s absolute confidence, at least, that it truly is unforgettably creepy.

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