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By Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 2015
A groundbreaking feminist masterpiece and one of the most exquisite horror stories in American literature Diagnosed by her physician husband… with a "temporary nervous depression--a slight hysterical tendency" after the birth of her child, a woman is urged to rest for the summer in an old colonial mansion. Forbidden from doing work of any kind, she spends her days in the house's former nursery, with its barred windows, scratched floor, and peeling yellow wallpaper. In a private journal, the woman records her growing obsession with the "horrid" wallpaper. Its strange pattern mutates in the moonlight, revealing what appears to be a human figure in the design. With nothing else to occupy her mind, the woman resolves to unlock the mystery of the wallpaper. Her quest, however, leads not to the truth, but into the darkest depths of madness. A masterly use of the unreliable narrator and a scathing indictment of patriarchal medical practices, The Yellow Wallpaper is a true American classic. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Sonya Writes, Marta S. Novoa. 2014
In this book you will find two novellas in English paired with their Spanish translations Due to the… nature of translating and the differences between languages the translations will not be an exact match to each other Sometimes the wording between the two languages will be very similar but in other places the wording will be quite different You can use this book as a learning tool to comparatively study English and Spanish learning from both the differences and the similarities One way to use this book is to take different colored pencils to circle verbs or underline nouns and compare each paragraph to its counterpart Where words and sentences are not an exact translation to each other you can write notes and definitions on the lines provided in the margins to further your learning experience The stories contained in this volume are Liberty a Rapunzel story and Rivalry a Cinderella story Dos novelas en una y sus traducciones al espa ol castellano En este libro encontrar s dos novelas en ingl s emparejadas con sus traducciones al espa ol castellano Debido a la naturaleza de la traducci n y a las diferencias entre los idiomas las traducciones no ser n una coincidencia exacta entre s A veces la redacci n entre los dos idiomas ser muy similar pero en otros lugares la redacci n ser muy diferente Puedes utilizar este libro como una herramienta de aprendizaje para estudiar comparativamente el ingl s y el espa ol castellano aprendiendo tanto de las diferencias como de las similitudes Una forma de usar este libro es tomar l pices de colores diferentes para circundar los verbos o subrayar sustantivos y comparar cada p rrafo con su contraparte Ya que las palabras y las frases no son una traducci n exacta entre s puedes escribir notas y definiciones en las l neas proporcionadas en los m rgenes para aumentar tu experiencia de aprendizaje Las historias contenidas en este volum
By Charles W. Chesnutt. 2002
Stay here beside her major I shall not he needed for an hour yet Meanwhile I… ll go downstairs and snatch a bit of sleep or talk to oldJane The night was hot and sultry Though the windows of the chamber were wide open and the muslin curtains looped back not a breath of air was stirring Only the shrill chirp of the cicada and the muffled croaking of the frogs in some distant marsh broke the night silence The heavy scent of magnolias overpowering even the strong smell of drugs in the sickroom suggested death and funeral wreaths sorrow and tears the long home the last sleep The major shivered with apprehension as the slender hand which he held in his own contracted nervously and in a spasm of pain clutched his fingers with a viselike grip Major Carteret though dressed in brown linen had thrown off his coat for greater comfort The stifling heat in spite of the palm-leaf fan which he plied mechanically was scarcely less oppressive than his own thoughts Long ago while yet a mere boy in years he had come back from Appomattox to find his family one of the oldest and proudest in the state hopelessly impoverished by the war -even their ancestral home swallowed up in the common ruin His elder brother had sacrificed his life on the bloody altar of the lost cause and his father broken and chagrined died not many years later leaving the major the last of his line He had tried in various pursuits to gain a foothold in the new life but with indifferent success until he won the hand of Olivia Merkell whom he had seen grow from a small girl to glorious womanhood With her money he had founded the Morning Chronicle which he had made the leading organ of his party and the most influential paper in the State The fine old house in which they lived was hers In this very room she had first drawn the breath of life it had been their nuptial chamber and here too within a few hours she might die for it seemed impossible that one could long endure such frightful agony and live
By Miguel de Cervantes [Saavedra]. 1999
One of the great masterpieces of world literature Don Quixote de la Mancha is a picaresque romance that has… amused and delighted generations of readers This dual-language edition featuring selections from the famed novel brings vigorously to life the satiric adventures of the idealistic would-be knight and his faithful servant Sancho Panza Presented in the original Spanish with excellent new literal English translations on facing pages the passages have been carefully selected to capture the wonderful flavor and romance of the complete work Readers will delight in scenes describing the comical manner in which Don Quixote was knighted his valiant battle with the windmills mistakenly perceived by the errant knight as giants the misfortunes suffered by the undaunted knight and his squire at an inn Sancho s report of his meeting with the lovely Dulcinea the fight with the wineskins and much more Stanley Appelbaum translator of this volume has also provided an informative Introduction and ample footnotes making this edition not only an enjoyable reading experience but a valuable learning and teaching aid for students and teachers of Spanish literature
By Kate Chopin. 1993
When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. <P><P>Audiences accustomed to… the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines of her domestic situation. <P>Aside from its unusually frank treatment of a then-controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities. Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work "quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D. H. Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity." <P>Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening. <P>Now available in this inexpensive edition, it offers a powerful and provocative reading experience to modern readers.
By Edgar Allan Poe. 2011
Vocabulary is a critical part of studying for the SATs. Memorizing words that are written on flashcards can be difficult… because they are not put in the context of a sentence. <P><P>Kaplan's SAT Score-Raising Classics make learning SAT vocabulary words easier and more enjoyable for students. Classic novels that are taught throughout high school can now be read while learning vocabulary words that frequently appear on the SAT exam. <P>Designed for easy use, these books feature the actual text on one side of the page, with the word definitions on the opposite side. In addition, the vocabulary words are in easy-to-spot bold typeface throughout. <P>Each Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic features:* The complete text of the classic novel* Hundreds of vocabulary words tested on the SAT exam* Definitions for each highlighted work on the facing page* A pronunciation guide* An index for easy reference* A teachers' guide that includes instructional suggestions, in-class activities, and homework assignments posted on our web site: kaptest.com <P>Kaplan's SAT Score-Raising Classics series give readers get an invaluable learning tool and an enjoyable reading experience.
By Flannery O'Connor. 1955
The collection that established O'Connor's reputation as one of the american masters of the short story. <P><P>The volume contains the… celebrated title story, a tale of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, as well as "The Displaced Person" and eight other stories.
By Anonymous, Stanley Appelbaum. 2001
The first picaresque novel, and one of the gems of Spanish literature. A brief, simply told tale of a rogue's… adventures and misadventures -- full of laconic cynicism and spiced with puns and wordplay. Introduction, Notes, and new English translation by Stanley Appelbaum.
By Voltaire. 1993
Evergreen in its appeal, Candide makes us laugh at human folly and marvel at our reluctance to face reality and… the truth. Voltaire's brilliant satire, first published in Paris in 1759, is relentless and unsparing. Virtue and vice, religion and romance, philosophy and science -- all are fair game. Through the adventures of young Candide, his love Cunégonde, and his mentor Dr. Pangloss, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes. And we see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring -- all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess. In this unique volume, readers who wish to follow every nuance of Voltaire's classic tale in the original French can do so with the aid of a new and exacting English translation on facing pages. Shane Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire of Candide and the reasons for its enduring appeal.
By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey. 2008
Woolf's first distinctly modernist novel follows an aloof yet beloved young man from his childhood through his student days to… his too-early death during World War I. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow
By Jewett, Sarah Orne. 1849
As the ward of the widowed physician Dr. Leslie, young Nan Prince becomes interested in medicine. But when she enters… a medical college, she finds she must choose between marriage and a career as a doctor, between the expectations of society and her duty to her true self. In part an homage to Sarah Orne Jewett's beloved father, A Country Doctor portrays an America on the verge of change and Nan, ultimately, as a courageous young woman with a new world opening to her. This edition, which reproduces the obituary of her father that Jewett wrote but published anonymously, includes an introduction exploring the rise of women doctors in nineteenth-century America and showing A Country Doctor as a pioneering narrative of a woman passionately following her professional calling. Book jacket.
By Stanley Appelbaum, Johann Wolfgang Goethe. 2004
Loosely based on Goethe's personal experiences, the novel is written mostly in the form of letters in which Werther recounts… his unrequited love for a married woman. Its Sturm und Drang style, portraying the rebellion of youthful genius against conventional standards, makes it a perennial favorite with readers of every era.
By George Washington Cable, Michael Kreyling. 1988
By Charles W. Chesnutt, Donald B. Gibson. 1993
An early masterwork among American literary treatments of miscegenation, Chesnutt's story is of two young African Americans who decide to… pass for white in order to claim their share of the American dream.
By Anton Chekhov, Paul Schmidt. 1992
By Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ann Douglas. 1981
The book that some say helped start a war-now available in a new package! The story of a slave struggling… to maintain his dignity during the pre-Civil War era, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' was published in 1852 to tremendous success. Since then, the book has received significant acclaim and invoked controversy. Many believe it was an important step on the road to the Civil War, but others feel it encouraged stereotypes still fought against today. Yet all can agree that Harriett Beecher Stowe's novel was been incredibly influential.   Following the slave Tom as he is bought and sold to one owner after another, as well as other slaves who escape to freedom with much difficulty, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is a crucial part of our American history. Now available in this Canterbury Classics edition with a special heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, and designed endpapers, it is also a classic well worth reading today.   About the Word Cloud Classics series: Classic works of literature with a clean, modern aesthetic! Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. With a higher production value, including heat burnished covers and foil stamping, these eye-catching, easy-to-hold editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere.
By Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan K. Harris. 1999
From the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a domestic comedy that examines slavery, Protestant theology, and gender differences in early… America. First published in 1859, Harriet Beecher Stowe's third novel is set in eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, a community known for its engagement in both religious piety and the slave trade. Mary Scudder lives in a modest farmhouse with her widowed mother an their boarder, Samuel Hopkins, a famous Calvinist theologian who preaches against slavery. Mary is in love with the passionate James Marvyn, but Mary is devout and James is a skeptic, and Mary's mother opposes the union. James goes to sea, and when he is reportedly drowned, Mary is persuaded to become engaged to Dr. Hopkins. With colorful characters, including many based on real figures, and a plot that hinges on romance, The Minister's Wooing combines comedy with regional history to show the convergence of daily life, slavery, and religion in post-Revolutionary New England.
By Stendhal, Stanley Appelbaum. 2005
In writing these two ardently romantic and turbulent tales, Stendhal delved deep into old Italian narratives and into his own… impassioned heart. "Vanina Vanini" and "L'abbesse de Castro" abound in the qualities for which the French author remains enduringly popular: his strong-willed, impulsive characters; his dry wit and keen irony; and the sweeping drama of his historical settings. Originally published in the Revue de Paris in 1829, "Vanina Vanini" traces the fortunes of an aristocrat's daughter who falls in love with a wounded soldier, and prefigures Stendhal's superb novel, The Red and the Black, which appeared two years later. "L'abbesse de Castro," published in 1839 under a pseudonym in the prestigious Revue des Deux Mondes, was reputedly derived from Roman and Florentine source manuscripts. Consisting chiefly of Stendhal's own invention, it recounts the illicit liaison and subsequent trial of an abbess.The only dual-language edition of these stories, this book features an informative introduction and ample footnotes, making it not only a pleasure to read but also a valuable learning and teaching aid for students and teachers of French literature.
By Jean De La Fontaine. 1997
First published between 1668 and 1693, the Fables of La Fontaine rank among the masterpieces of French literature. This volume… contains 75 of the best, in the original French with new English line-for-line literal translations. "The Cicada and the Ant," "The City Rat and the Country Rat," "The Fox and the Grapes," many more.
By Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 1998
A prominent turn-of-the-century social critic and lecturer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman is perhaps best known for her short story "The Yellow… Wallpaper," a chilling study of a woman's descent into insanity, and Women and Economics, a classic of feminist theory that analyzes the destructive effects of women's economic reliance on men.In Herland, a vision of a feminist utopia, Gilman employs humor to engaging effect in a story about three male explorers who stumble upon an all-female society isolated somewhere in South America. Noting the advanced state of the civilization they've encountered, the visitors set out to find some males, assuming that since the country is so civilized, "there must be men." A delightful fantasy, the story enables Gilman to articulate her then-unconventional views of male-female roles and capabilities, motherhood, individuality, privacy, the sense of community, sexuality, and many other topics.Decades ahead of her time in evolving a humanistic, feminist perspective, Gilman has been rediscovered and warmly embraced by contemporary feminists. An articulate voice for both women and men oppressed by the social order of the day, she adeptly made her points with a wittiness often missing from polemical writings. This inexpensive edition of Herland will charm readers with the tale's mischievous, ironic outlook.