Noli Me Tángere

By José Rizal

In additional than a century due to the fact its visual appeal, José Rizal's Noli Me Tangere has turn into widely recognized because the nice novel of the Philippines. A passionate love tale set opposed to the gruesome political backdrop of repression, torture, and homicide, "The Noli," because it is named within the Philippines, was once the 1st significant creative manifestation of Asian resistance to ecu colonialism, and Rizal grew to become a guiding conscience—and martyr—for the revolution that may as a consequence stand up within the Spanish province.

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Un grupo de nobles damas (Clásica)

Retenidos por el mal tiempo en un museo municipal, los miembros del membership de Naturaleza y Arqueología de Wessex deciden entretenerse contando curiosas historias «de hermosas damas, de sus amores y sus odios, de sus alegrías y sus desdichas, de su belleza y su destino». Bodas secretas, hijos ilegítimos, aventuras furtivas, y muchos errores impulsivos que sólo se reconocerán con el paso del tiempo, componen los angeles esencia de estas narraciones.

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Burger's Daughter

By Nadine Gordimer

This is often the relocating tale of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a tender lady from South Africa forged within the mould of a progressive culture. Rosa attempts to uphold her historical past passed on via martyred mom and dad whereas nonetheless carving out a feeling of self. even though it is totally of this present day, Burger's Daughter may be in comparison to these nineteenth century Russian classics that make a undeniable time and position come alive, and but stand as common celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, used to be born and lives in South Africa.

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Senhor das Moscas

By William Golding

“O mais influente romance (...) desde O apanhador no campo de centeio, de Salinger.” — Time

“Escrito de forma maravilhosa, trágico e provocativo.” — E. M. Forster

“Para mim, Senhor das Moscas sempre significou o motivo pelo qual os romances existem, o que os torna indispensáveis.” — Stephen King

“Esta obra brilhante é uma paródia assustadora do retorno do homem (em apenas algumas semanas) àquele estado de escuridão de onde ele levou milhares de anos para emergir. Para ser bem-sucedida, uma fantasia deve se manter muito próxima da realidade. Senhor das Moscas faz isso. Ela também precisa ser escrita de forma magistral. Esta é assim.” — the recent York instances booklet Review.

Publicado originalmente em 1954, Senhor das Moscas é um dos romances essenciais da literatura mundial. Adaptado duas vezes para o cinema, traduzido para 35 idiomas, o clássico de William Golding — que já foi visto como uma alegoria, uma parábola, um tratado político e mesmo uma visão do apocalipse — vendeu, só em língua inglesa, mais de 25 milhões de exemplares.
Durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, um avião cai numa ilha deserta, e seus únicos sobreviventes são um grupo de meninos em idade escolar. Eles descobrem os encantos desse refúgio tropical e, liderados por Ralph, procuram se organizar enquanto esperam um possível resgate. Mas aos poucos — e por seus próprios desígnios — esses garotos aparentemente inocentes transformam a ilha numa visceral disputa pelo poder, e sua selvageria rasga a fina superfície da civilidade, que mantinham como uma lembrança remota da vida em sociedade.
Ao narrar a história de meninos perdidos numa ilha paradisíaca, aos poucos se deixando levar pela barbárie, Golding constrói uma história eletrizante, ao mesmo pace uma reflexão sobre a natureza do mal e a tênue linha entre o poder e a violência desmedida.
A nova tradução para o português mostra como Senhor das Moscas mantém o mesmo impacto desde o seu lançamento: um clássico moderno; um livro que retrata de maneira inigualável as áreas de sombra e escuridão da essência do ser humano.

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Black Mischief

By Evelyn Waugh

"We are development and the hot Age. not anything can stand in our way." whilst Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African kingdom of Azania, he has a difficult activity on his palms. His topics are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing, and bloodshed are rife. notwithstanding, by using Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his humans to the civilized methods of the west-but will or not it's so simple as that?
Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of selfmade foreign money, the staging of a "Birth regulate Gala," the rightful ruler's dying at his personal really lengthy and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a lot extra mischief.

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Selected Writings

Crucial writings via the nice and arguable Victorian polemicist. Carlyle was once one of many nice figures of his age: thunderous, passionate, irascible, sceptical and idealistic. this feature is consultant of all levels of Carlyle's profession, and contains 'Sign of the Times', his essay opposed to the mechanization of the age and the increase of the machines; the entire of 'Chartism'; and extracts from The French Revolution, Heroes and Hero-Worship, Sartor Resartus, earlier and current, in addition to different items. The ebook additionally contains an creation and notes by means of Alan Shelston. Thomas Carlyle used to be born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1795. meant via his kinfolk to develop into a Presbyterian minister, he used to be motivated through the Scottish Enlightenment whereas on the collage of Edinburgh and have become a instructor in its place. He later grew to become to literary paintings, publishing a lifetime of Schiller and translations of Goethe within the 1820s. His first really winning ebook was once The French Revolution, which used to be via many others. He died in 1881. Alan Shelston used to be Senior Lecturer in English Literature on the collage of Manchester till retirement in 2002. He has edited a few Gaskell's works together with The lifetime of Charlotte Bronte (1975) and North and South (2005), and used to be joint editor with John Chapple of The additional Letters of Mrs Gaskell (2000). He has released a range of Hardy's poetry and written on a couple of nineteen century authors together with Dickens and Henry James.

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The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation (with Footnotes)

By Ronald C. Iverson

This interesting new translation with footnotes is extra readable than previous models and may entice glossy readers.

The 3 Kingdoms is an epic chinese language novel written over six centuries in the past. It recounts in shiny historic aspect the turbulent years on the shut of the Han Dynasty, whilst China broke into 3 competing kingdoms and over part the inhabitants have been both killed or pushed from their houses. half delusion, half truth, readers will adventure the loyalty and treachery, the brotherhood and competition of China's mythical heroes and villains throughout the such a lot tumultuous interval in chinese language history.

Considered the best paintings in vintage chinese language literature, The 3 Kingdoms is learn by way of thousands all through Asia this present day. noticeable not only as an outstanding murals, many chinese language view it as a advisor to luck in existence and company in addition to a piece that gives nice ethical clarity—while many foreigners learn it to achieve insights into chinese language society and tradition. From the saga of The 3 Kingdoms, readers will learn the way nice warriors inspire their troops and improve their effect, whereas disguising their weaknesses and turning the strengths of others opposed to them.

This moment quantity introduces Liu Bei's maximum best friend, his consultant Zhuge Lian—a grasp strategist whose shrewdpermanent options permits Liu Bei to say many victories within the endless conflict for dominance in the course of the Warring States interval in chinese language history.

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The Marble Faun: or, The Romance of Monte Beni (Modern Library Classics)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne’s ultimate novel is a provocative examine American artists in another country and a groundbreaking exploration of the impact of eu inspiration on American morality that anticipates the paintings of Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, between others. the tale of the mysterious, tormented Miriam, her neighbors Kenyon and Hilda, their appealing Italian acquaintance, the faunlike Donatello, and the crime that irrevocably hyperlinks all of them is, says Peter Robb, “a stunning drama, one who remembers not anything lots as American noir of 100 years later . . . pushed by means of the strong and unfaltering engines of intercourse and violence.”

This sleek Library Paperback vintage makes use of the definitive textual content as ready for The Centenary version of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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