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By Rachel Kitzinger. 2021
This new translation of Sophokles’ Women of Trachis is a living script in conversation with the past. Rachel Kitzinger, a…Classicist, and Eamon Grennan, a poet, have captured the tones of ancient Greek in strong, swift English, making this translation suitable for a modern audience, whether as readers, listeners, or viewers. The unique addition of an audio recording of the text performed by Vassar College students contributes to the play's accessibility and vividness. Offering a picture both of domestic life and of the values and expectations that characterize Athenian men, Women of Trachis is a rich resource for those interested in gender roles in Greek antiquity.
By José Maria Eça de Queirós. 2021
La gran novela de Eça de Queirós, cumbre de la literatura portuguesa, en una nueva traducción de Antonio Jiménez Morato…Publicada en 1888, Los Maia es una saga familiar que refleja el ambiente y las costumbres de la burguesía lisboeta y la sociedad cambiante que la rodea. Retrato de tres generaciones que vienen a clausurar una gloriosa historia nobiliaria, la novela se centra en la pasión romántica del último de la familia, el joven médico Carlos da Maia, por la enigmática Maria Eduarda, pareja de un comerciante brasileño que se cruza azarosamente en su vida. La narración se adentra en la compleja psicología de personajes inolvidables, al tiempo que evoca con maestría la ciudad donde transcurre y examina la relación de la cultura portuguesa con la modernidad a la que aspira. No faltan las que fueron obsesiones del autor, como la fatalidad del incesto, la encarnación del deseo en la mujer y la debilidad masculina para resistirse a sus impulsos, aunque también figuran la nobleza de los mayores y el refugio de la amistad. Fresco de un fin de siglo conflictivo, el libro es sin duda la obra maestra de Eça de Queirós, y desde su publicación ha ido aumentando su prestigio en la literatura de Portugal, donde se lo considera su Quijote. Sobre el autor y su obra:«Si hubiese escrito en francés, pisaría las huellas de Madame Bovary. Aquí, sin embargo, los aficionados o los diletantes conocen mucho Flaubert, y a Eça poco o nada.»Emilia Pardo Bazón, Los Lunes de El Imparcial «Yo voy a concluir antes una novela de Eça de Queiroz que me tiene asustado. No creía yo que en Portugal se escribían novelas tan buenas.»Leopoldo Alas Clarín en Carta a Galdós, 24 junio de 1883 «He tenido un paraíso inesperado de lector volviendo por puro azar a las novelas de Eça de Queiroz, que me han gustado siempre tanto.»Antonio Muñoz Molina, El País
By Emilia Pardo Bazán. 2021
Una novela breve e intensa sobre el deseo femenino en el siglo XIX y las convenciones sociales que se interponían…en su camino. Publicada en la estela de éxitos como Los pazos de Ulloa y La madre naturaleza, Insolación cuenta la relación que entablan en la madrileña feria de San Isidro Asís Taboada, una viuda de 32 años, y Diego Pacheco, un joven y apuesto gaditano. La historia comienza en retrospectiva, cuando la protagonista despierta con resaca y empieza a recordar los acontecimientos del día anterior; pero el fluir de su conciencia pronto se combina con el drama para abordar un amor que no ignora la ley del deseo. Considerada escabrosa en su momento, la obra recibió críticas moralizantes de sus contemporáneos. En la actualidad, sin embargo, se reivindican sus grandes cualidades literarias, así como la denuncia que hizo la autora del doble rasero aplicado a hombres y mujeres en materia de moral sexual. La crítica ha dicho:«Ha sido una revolución, ni más ni menos, lo que, a la chita callando ha hecho en el libro de que trato Emilia Pardo Bazán.»Luis Alfonso, La Época (1889) «No diré yo que, con pintar lo que pinta, sea libro para puesto en manos de muchachas que se preparen para la primera comunión; pero pueden leerlo muchos y muchas más de lo que acaso vaya a figurarse el lector pacato.»Juan Sardá, La España Moderna (1889) «No hay más remedio: el que trata materia pecaminosa, si no sabe elevarse a la región de la poesía, deja ver el pecado como pecado. El amor sensual, objeto de un libro, cuando no muestra una trascendencia artística, es... escandaloso en la rigurosa acepción de la palabra.»Leopoldo Alas Clarín (1890) «Pardo Bazán [...] fue una escritora capaz de pensar sobre la insania que produce el deseo reprimido en las mujeres y hablar abiertamente de ello.»Isabel Burdiel, Emilia Pardo Bazán (2019)
By Henry James. 2021
Una obra maestra sobre las complejas relaciones que pueden entablar la literatura y la vida privada A finales del siglo…XIX, un crítico estadounidense llega a Venecia para conocer a Juliana Bordereau, la antigua amante del célebre poeta romántico Jeffrey Aspern, muerto décadas atrás. Según los rumores, en el palazzo medio derruido de la anciana se conservan valiosos documentos del poeta, y el estudioso está dispuesto a cualquier cosa, incluida la seducción de una desdichada sobrina, para apoderarse de ese «botín». Sin embargo, él mismo se verá envuelto en una trama de sospechas y deseos ocultos aversos a sus ambiciones. En esta novela maestra sobre la herencia, el fervor intelectual y los espectros del pasado, Henry James estudia como nunca antes las complejas relaciones entre la vida y el arte. La crítica ha dicho:«La historia avanza con el ritmo y la tensión de un cuento de misterio, y el doble desenlace [...] la convierte en un drama supremo.»Leon Edel «Los documentos de Aspern es una fábula genial. Invoca miedos y deseos tan antiguos como modernos, aunque especialmente modernos.»Adrian Poole
By Betty Smith. 1963
From Betty Smith, author of the beloved American classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully…uplifting tale of young love and marriage.In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law—and there they marry. But Carl and Annie’s first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated as they find themselves in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, they come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love, will help them make it through. A moving and unforgettable story, Joy in the Morning is “a glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible.” (Chicago Tribune)
By Betty Smith. 1948
From Betty Smith, author of the beloved classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes a poignant story of love, marriage, poverty,…and hope set in the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of 1920s Brooklyn.Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work, poverty, and pain has worn them down. Her mother's resentment toward being a housewife and her father's inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple—to find a husband, have children, and live in a nice home—one where her children will never know the terror of want or the need to hide from quarreling parents. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks her dreams might be fulfilled at last, but a devastating loss rattles her to her core and challenges her life-long optimism. As she struggles to come to terms with the unexpected path her life has taken, Margy must decide whether to accept things as they are or move firmly in the direction of what she truly wants. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and filled with the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and warmhearted humor that only Betty Smith could write.
By Jane Austen. 2005
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A high-spirited young woman meddles in other peoples' love lives in this classic comedy…of errors set in nineteenth-century England. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
By Bram Stoker. 2005
One of the best-known and most popular horror stories ever. When Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula on a tour through…Europe, his nightmare experience there is just the start of a macabre chain of events. The vampire Count Dracula follows him back to England, determined to increase his evil band of Un-Dead, and selects Jonathan's wife Mina as his next victim. He must be destroyed at all costs . . .
By William Styron. 1926
"One of the finest novels of our times." --The San Francisco Chronicle Set This House on Fire is a story…of evil and redemption involving three American men whose paths converge on a film shoot in Italy at the close of the 1940s. Shortly after Peter Leverett meets Mason Flagg in a small Italian village, a woman is found raped and murdered. The investigation soon centers on the mysterious circumstances involving Mason and an alcoholic painter named Cass Kinsolving. Peter's attempts to uncover the true events of that fateful night will reveal the profound wickedness of one man and lead another on a path to absolution. The novelfeatures the rich prose, penetrating psychological insight, and moral complexity that define Styron's works. Haunting and provocative, Set This House on Fire is a riveting exploration of sin and atonement set against the lushly crafted backdrops of Europe and the American South. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.
By Maurice Leblanc. 2021
Read the inspiration behind the hit Netflix series Lupin, with stills from the show! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes. Meet…Arsène Lupin: a gentleman and a thief. But he doesn't steal from anyone. France's own Robin Hood looks to cause mischief targeting the rich and powerful, while thwarting the detective looking to spoil his fun.When Lupin is arrested, the police think it's all over. But the most dangerous place for Lupin is to be behind bars...An enemy to the rich and powerful; a friend to the poor - Arsène Lupin will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in…the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime
By Celeste De Blasis. 2021
&“Read it OVER and OVER. The pages were falling out.&” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“One of my all-time FAVORITE books!!!!!!!!&” Goodreads reviewer…⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“Has an extra special place in my heart.&” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Banished from her uncaring family home for her growing friendship with older neighbor St. John, Alexandria Thaine is unprepared for the new life she encounters with her distant cousins in England&’s West Country. She blossoms under the warmth of the Falconers, and as she throws herself into the thrilling danger of the family&’s smuggling trade, Alex forms an unbreakable bond with the eldest son, Rane.But just as Alex begins to imagine a future in Devon with Rane at her side, the death of her older sister forces her back home to care for her sister&’s motherless twins. Still yearning for Rane, Alex grows to love the helpless babies, and as she rekindles her friendship with St. John, she finds herself caught between her heart and her home.When the opportunity comes to start anew in Maryland&’s lush horse country, Alex faces the agonizing choice between the life she dreamed of and the promise of the new world. But starting over in a golden land on the brink of war brings unforeseen dangers to her door, and when Alex&’s new family is threatened, can she find the strength to risk her happiness today for the wild hope of a brighter tomorrow?The sweeping, epic and emotional novel by beloved storyteller Celeste De Blasis, available in eBook for the first time. Perfect for readers who love Poldark, Outlander and Daphne du Maurier.A Wild Hope was originally published as Wild Swan.Readers love A Wild Hope:&“I had a hard time putting it down and lost more than an hour or two of sleep.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“The Wild Swan series are my all-time favoritebooks.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“This book has an extra special place in my heart… a historical romance in the vein of Outlander (except without the time travel).&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“I loved this book!… A great love story, and a book that you just don't want to put down.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“One of my all-time favorites!… I smile, I cry, I'm sad to see them go – but am glad for two more novels to continue this saga!&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“Excellent from beginning to end. I highly recommend.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“Couldn&’t put it down.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“I loved this book and the others that followed. I have read them many times and rate them among my favourites…
By Thornton Wilder. 2003
“If John Steinbeck’s mighty Grapes of Wrath is the tragic novel of the Great Depression, then Heaven’s My Destination is…its comic masterpiece. —J.D. McClatchyA hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world, Heaven’s My Destination introduces George Marvin Brush, one of Thornton Wilder's most memorable characters. Brush, a traveling textbook salesman, is a fervent religious convert who is determined to lead a good life. With sad and sometimes hilarious consequences, his travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks, and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois—and into the soul of Depression-era America itself. This special edition includes an updated afterword by Wilder’s nephew, Tappan Wilder, with illuminating material about the author and book.
By Arthur Miller, Christopher W. Bigsby. 1915
A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an…enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft--and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village.First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can."A drama of emotional power and impact" --New York Postst hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition...is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence." For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
By Virgil, Vergil. 2009
A fresh and faithful translation of Vergil&’s Aeneid restores the epic&’s spare language and fast pace and sheds new light…on one of the cornerstone narratives of Western culture.&“The best version of the Aeneid in modern English: concise, readable and beautiful, but also as accurate and faithful to Vergil&’s Latin as possible.&”—James J. O&’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillFor two thousand years, the epic tale of Aeneas&’s dramatic flight from Troy, his doomed love affair with Dido, his descent into the underworld, and the bloody story behind the establishment of Rome has electrified audiences around the world. In Vergil&’s telling, Aeneas&’s heroic journey not only gave Romans and Italians a thrilling origin story, it established many of the fundamental themes of Western life and literature—the role of duty and self-sacrifice, the place of love and passion in human life, the relationship between art and violence, the tension between immigrant and indigenous people, and the way new foundations are so often built upon the wreckage of those who came before. Throughout the course of Western history, the Aeneid has affirmed our best and worst intentions and forced us to confront our deepest contradictions.Shadi Bartsch, Guggenheim Laureate, award-winning translator, and chaired professor at the University of Chicago, confronts the contradictions inherent in the text itself, illuminating the epic&’s subversive approach to storytelling. Even as Vergil writes the foundation myth for Rome, he seems to comment on this tendency to mythologize our heroes and societies, and to gesture to the stories that get lost in the mythmaking. Bartsch&’s groundbreaking translation, brilliantly maintaining the brisk pace of Vergil&’s Latin even as it offers readers a metrical line-by-line translation, provides a literary and historical context to make the Aeneid resonant for a new generation of readers.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925
An undisputed masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, this stunning, lavishly designed new edition of The Great Gatsby is perfect for Fitzgerald…lovers and classics collectors alike.In his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the paradisiacal illusions of the post–World War One generation, only to shatter them. At the heart of this piercing and defining novel of the Jazz Age is the eponymous romantic, holding tight to the past while pursuing the elusive future of his dreams.Living in a glittering mansion on Long Island, Jay Gatsby is famous for his hedonistic parties that draw strangers like moths to his starlight, even as sensational rumors surround him and his fortune. With the arrival of his new neighbor, Nick Carraway, a modest bond salesman from the Midwest, Gatsby finds a confidant for his burdensome secrets and an arbiter who can help him obtain what he most desires—the luminous socialite across the bay.She is Daisy, the lost and treasured love of his youth, a self-absorbed beauty unsettled in a marriage with the unfaithful Tom Buchanan. Winning her back is the finest and surest of Gatsby’s illusions—a chance to rewrite the past and reclaim the great passion Gatsby is tragically doomed to pursue. One of the most renowned works of American literature, a tale of ambition, desolation, and blinded love, Fitzgerald’s seminal classic will continue to resonate with generations of readers to come.
By Celeste De Blasis. 2021
&“THE BEST romance trilogy I have ever read!!&” Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Lexy Culhane follows in stunned silence as her father bundles…her younger brothers onto the train in a midnight flight away from the only life they have ever known. It seems impossible to her that her gentle, loving mother could have shot a man.Despite the shock, Lexy soon grows to love her new home at Wild Swan, the grand horse farm in Maryland run by her formidable grandmother, Alexandria Falconer. It is from Alex that Lexy has inherited her fiery and rebellious spirit, and which eventually leads her headlong into a career as a crusading reporter during the final days of the frontier wars.When Lexy meets enigmatic fellow reporter Hawk MacKenna, she feels she has finally found her soulmate. But Hawk&’s life is shadowed by a mistake from his youth, and still haunted by her mother&’s actions, Lexy struggles to trust him. When her relentless curiosity about his hidden past comes between them, Hawk leaves for the battlefields in the West and Lexy accepts an invitation from distant relations in England. But when she is offered a chance to stay, she faces a test—can she choose between building a new life in this foreign land, or returning to face the pain, and the love, that she left behind?A stunning, dramatic and heartfelt story by beloved storyteller Celeste De Blasis, set against the backdrop of the most turbulent age of American history. Perfect for readers who love Poldark, Outlander and Daphne du Maurier.A Wild Legacy was originally published as A Season of Swans.Readers love the Wild Swan trilogy:&“Read it OVER and OVER. The pages were falling out.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“Made me laugh, cry and feel all the range of emotions.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“One of my all-time FAVORITE books!!!!!!!!&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“I had a hard time putting it down and lost more than an hour or two of sleep.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“My favorite book of all time.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“This book has an extra special place in my heart… A historical romance in the vein of Outlander (except without the time travel).&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“I loved this book!… A great love story, and a book that you just don't want to put down.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“One of my all-time favorites!… I smile, I cry, I'm sad to see them go—but am glad for two more novels to continue this saga!&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“Lots of love, lots of tears…
By Anton Chéjov. 2020
Uno de los relatos más críticos de Chéjov. Nikolái Chikildéyev, mozo de un hotel en Moscú, está enfermo. Tras perder…el trabajo, él, su mujer y su hija se verán obligados a volver a su aldea. Sin embargo, la imagen idílica que los tres moscovitas tienen del campo pronto será reemplazada por el hambre, la violencia y la pobreza. Nikolái y su familia no tardarán en desear abandonar la vida de los campesinos, pero ya será demasiado tarde. «Enfermo, sin dinero y, por si fuera poco, con la familia, ¡muy mal!»
By John Buchan. 1935
From the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, three bored, middle-aged men plot a challenging adventure in the Scottish Highlands in…this classic novel. In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, John MacNab: three high-flying, middle-aged men—a barrister, a cabinet minister, and a banker—are suffering from boredom. They concoct a risky plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish estates that they will poach two stags and a salmon from each, in a given time. They sign collectively as &“John McNab&” and await the responses . . . This novel from one of Hitchcock&’s favorite writers is a light interlude within the &“Leithen Stories&” series—an evocative look at the hunting, shooting and fishing lifestyle in Highland Scotland.
By John Buchan. 1935
In this classic historical adventure by the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, a young monastic scholar is groomed to take…the throne from Henry VIII. It is 1536, and powerful men reveal to Peter Pentecost that it is he, and not the tyrannical Henry VIII, who should be on the throne of England. Can they persuade him to risk everything in a treasonable rebellion against the throne? In the hands of John Buchan—one of Alfred Hitchcock&’s favorite writers—the dark, dangerous days of Tudor England come alive like never before.