Weep Not, Child (Penguin African Writers)

The nice Kenyan writer's strong first novel—his best-known work

Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a rubbish heap and check out their futures: Njoroge is to wait institution, whereas Kamau will teach to be a wood worker. yet this is often Kenya, and the days are opposed to them: within the forests, the Mau Mau is waging battle opposed to the white govt, and the 2 brothers and their relations have to make a decision the place their loyalties lie. For the sensible Kamau, the alternative is straightforward, yet for Njoroge the coed, the dream of growth via studying is a troublesome one to provide up.

First released in 1964, Weep now not, Child is a relocating novel concerning the results of the notorious Mau Mau rebellion at the lives of normal women and men, and on one relatives in particular.

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La Duchesse de Langeais (French Edition)

Common Armand de Montriveau, a struggle hero, is enamored of Duchess Antoinette de Langeais, a coquettish, married noblewoman who invitations him to a ball yet finally refuses his sexual advances after which disappears. Assisted by means of the robust workforce referred to as The 13, who sign up for an occult type of freemasonry, common Montriveau reveals the duchess in a Spanish monastery of Discalced Carmelites less than the identify of Sister Theresa.

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Gebrüder Grimm: Kinder- und Hausmärchen: Ein Lesebuch für Jung und Alt

By Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm

"In den alten Zeiten, wo das Wünschen noch geholfen hat, lebte ein König, dessen Töchter waren alle schön, aber die jüngste struggle so schön, daß die Sonne selber, die doch so vieles gesehen hat, sich verwunderte so oft sie ihr ins Gesicht schien."

Gebrüder Grimm, Der Froschkönig

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Eugenia Grandet

By Honoré de Balzac

Dentro de esa catedral narrativa que es los angeles 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 los angeles 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 los angeles 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 l. a. han convertido en los angeles novela más conocida de Balzac.

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Amerika: The Missing Person: A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text (The Schocken Kafka Library)

By Franz Kafka

Kafka all started writing what he had entitled Der Verschollene (The lacking Person) in 1912 and wrote the final accomplished bankruptcy in 1914. however it wasn’t till 1927, 3 years after his dying, that Max Brod, Kafka’s good friend and literary executor, edited the incomplete manuscript and released it as Amerika. Kafka’s first and funniest novel, Amerika tells the tale of the younger Karl Rossmann who, after an incident concerning a housemaid, is banished through his mom and dad to the USA. anticipated to redeem himself during this magical land of chance, younger Karl is swept up in its place in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, unusual escapades, and picaresque adventures.

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The 120 Days of Sodom

By Marquis de Sade

The wide wars wherewith Louis XIV used to be stressed in the course of his reign, whereas draining the State's treasury and arduous the substance of the folk, none the fewer contained the key that ended in the prosperity of a swarm of these bloodsuckers who're regularly at the look ahead to public calamities, which, rather than appeasing, they advertise or invent in order, accurately, so one can benefit from them the extra advantageously.

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Little Women

Little girls is a unique via American writer Louisa may possibly Alcott (1832–1888), which used to be initially released in volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books swiftly over numerous months on the request of her writer. the unconventional follows the lives of 4 sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from youth to womanhood, and is loosely in keeping with the writer and her 3 sisters. Little ladies was once a right away advertisement and important good fortune, and readers demanded to understand extra concerning the characters. Alcott speedy accomplished a moment quantity, entitled reliable better halves. It used to be additionally winning. the 2 volumes have been issued in 1880 in one paintings entitled Little ladies. Alcott additionally wrote sequels to her renowned paintings, either one of which additionally featured the March sisters: Little males (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). even though Little ladies was once a unique for ladies, it differed significantly from the present writings for kids, in particular ladies. the unconventional addressed 3 significant topics: "domesticity, paintings, and real love, them all interdependent and every essential to the fulfillment of its heroine's person identity." Little girls "has been learn as a romance or as a quest, or either. it's been learn as a family members drama that validates advantage over wealth", but additionally "as a way of escaping that lifestyles by way of girls who knew its gender constraints in basic terms too well". based on Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a brand new type of literature, person who took parts from Romantic kid's fiction and mixed it with others from sentimental novels, leading to a wholly new layout. Elbert argued that inside of Little girls are available the 1st imaginative and prescient of the "All-American lady" and that her a number of facets are embodied within the differing March sisters.

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The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (Updated and Expanded)

By Susan Wise Bauer

The enduring and fascinating advisor to instructing your self within the classical tradition.

Have you misplaced the paintings of examining for excitement? Are there books you recognize you want to learn yet haven’t simply because they appear too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan clever Bauer presents a welcome and inspiring antidote to the distractions of our age, digital and otherwise.

Newly extended and up to date to incorporate standout works from the twenty-first century in addition to crucial readings in technological know-how (from the earliest works of Hippocrates to the invention of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs), The Well-Educated Mind bargains short, unique histories of six literary genres―fiction, autobiography, background, drama, poetry, and science―accompanied by means of exact directions on tips to learn every one variety. The annotated lists on the finish of every chapter―ranging from Cervantes to Cormac McCarthy, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Aristotle to Stephen Hawking―preview prompt analyzing and inspire readers to make important connections among historic traditions and modern writing.

The Well-Educated Mind reassures these readers who fear that they learn too slowly or with below-average comprehension. in case you can comprehend a regular newspaper, there’s no cause you can’t learn and luxuriate in Shakespeare’s sonnets or Jane Eyre. yet not anyone may still try and learn the “Great Books” with out a consultant and a plan. Bauer will assist you to allocate time to examining usually; find out how to grasp tough arguments; find out how to make own and literary judgments approximately what you learn; how one can savour the resonant hyperlinks between texts inside a genre―what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?―and additionally among genres.

In her best-selling paintings on domestic schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, the writer supplied a street map of classical schooling for folks wishing to home-school their teenagers; that e-book is now the ultimate source for home-schoolers. In The Well-Educated Mind, Bauer takes a similar components and methods and adapts them to using grownup readers who wish either amusement and self-improvement from the time they spend examining. rigorously, her recommendation will fix and extend the excitement of the written word.

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The Little Mermaid and Other Tales

Those 27 vintage tales from the grasp of fairy stories, Hans Christian Andersen, whisk the reader to magical lands, fabulous voyages, romantic encounters and suspenseful adventures. young children and adults alike will take pleasure in undying favourites together with: The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New outfits; The Little Matchgirl; and The grotesque Duckling. fantastically illustrated all through, this can be a near-facsimile of the 1st American variation of the gathering. different stories incorporated are: The Tinderbox; Little Claus and large Claus; a true Princess; Little Ida's plant life; The Naughty Boy; The traveling better half; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Swineherd; She's sturdy for not anything; the tale of the yr; The Rose Elf; The Buckwheat; there is the variation; Thumbelisa; The depraved Prince; The Wild Swans; The backyard of Eden; The Flying Trunk; the lady who Trod on a Loaf; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Ib and Little Christina; Oli Lockeye; Danish Holger.

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Les Liaisons dangereuses (Oxford World's Classics)

By David Coward

The advanced ethical ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) probably the most scandalous and debatable novels in eu literature. Its leading movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil--gifted, prosperous, and bored--form an unholy alliance and switch seduction right into a video game. they usually play this video game with such wit and magnificence that it truly is most unlikely to not appreciate them, until eventually they realize mysterious ideas that they can't comprehend. within the resulting conflict there should be no winners, and the blameless undergo with the responsible. This new translation offers Laclos a latest voice, and readers can be capable of pass judgement on even if the unconventional is as "diabolical" and "infamous" as its critics have claimed, or no matter if it has a lot to inform us a few international we nonetheless inhabit.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions by way of prime gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.

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