Download E-books De Profundis and Other Prison Writings (Penguin Classics) PDF

A definitive new choice of Oscar Wilde’s top criminal letters and poetry, with an creation via Colm Toibin
 

Bankrupt and together with his acceptance in ruins, Oscar Wilde wrote the brilliant letter “De Profundis” to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, whereas in legal. Editor Colm Toibin, the acclaimed writer of The Blackwater LightshipThe Master, and Brooklyn, describes it as Wilde’s “greatest piece of prose writing.” additionally incorporated is “The Ballad of examining Gaol,” Wilde’s most renowned poem and one of many maximum ballads within the English language, in addition to different letters Wilde wrote from criminal that demonstrate the genuine results of incarceration at the humans he met. in accordance with the Penguin Classics variation of the Complete Letters, this assortment contains a new creation, notes, and appendices.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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A definitive new choice of Oscar Wilde’s top criminal letters and poetry, with an creation via Colm Toibin
 

Bankrupt and together with his acceptance in ruins, Oscar Wilde wrote the brilliant letter “De Profundis” to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, whereas in legal. Editor Colm Toibin, the acclaimed writer of The Blackwater LightshipThe Master, and Brooklyn, describes it as Wilde’s “greatest piece of prose writing.” additionally incorporated is “The Ballad of examining Gaol,” Wilde’s most renowned poem and one of many maximum ballads within the English language, in addition to different letters Wilde wrote from criminal that demonstrate the genuine results of incarceration at the humans he met. in accordance with the Penguin Classics variation of the Complete Letters, this assortment contains a new creation, notes, and appendices.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Wretched (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Victor Hugo

A super new translation via Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's exciting masterpiece, with an creation by means of Robert Tombs. The Wretched (Les Misérables) is the root for either the longest working musical at the West finish and the highly-acclaimed movie starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Victor Hugo's story of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict decided to place his legal earlier in the back of him. yet his makes an attempt to develop into a revered member of the neighborhood are consistently positioned less than probability: through his personal judgment of right and wrong, and through the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. it isn't easily for himself that Valjean needs to remain unfastened, even if, for he has sworn to guard the newborn daughter of Fantine, pushed to prostitution by way of poverty.

'A great fulfillment. It reads simply, occasionally racily, and Hugo's narrative strength isn't permit down ... a virtually faultless translation, which brings the complete flavour of 1 of the best novels of the 19th century to new readers within the twenty-first' - William Doyle, instances Literary Supplement

'The year's finest book from Penguin Classics used to be really The Wretched [...] a brand new translation via Christine Donougher of the radical we know as Les Misérables. you might imagine that 1,300 pages is a giant funding of time whilst the tale is so commonplace, yet no variation can show the addictive excitement afforded through Victor Hugo's narrative voice: through turns chatty, crotchety, buoyant and savagely ironical, it's made to appear so modern and clean in Donougher's rendering that the ebook has all of the resonance of the main topical state-of-the-nation novel' - Telegraph

'Christine Donougher's seamless and intensely glossy translation of Les Misérables has an incredible impression in that it reminds readers that Hugo used to be going extra than any Dickensian lament approximately social stipulations [...] The Wretched touches the soul' - bring in Scotland

Victor Hugo was once born in Besançon, France in 1802. In 1822 he released his first selection of poetry and within the comparable 12 months, he married his youth pal, Adèle Foucher. In 1831 he released his most renowned younger novel, Notre-Dame de Paris. A royalist and conservative as a tender guy, Hugo later grew to become a dedicated social democrat and was once exiled from France due to his political actions. In 1862, he wrote his longest and maximum novel, The Wretched (Les Misérables). After his demise in 1885, his physique lay in country less than the Arc de Triomphe earlier than being buried within the Panthéon.

Christine Donougher is a contract translator and editor. She has translated quite a few books from French and Italian, and gained the 1992 Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for her translation of Sylvie Germain's The ebook of Nights.

Robert Tombs is Professor of historical past at St John's collage, Cambridge. His newest booklet is That candy Enemy: The French and the British from the sunlight King to the current, co-written with Isabelle Tombs.

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By Victor Hugo

A super new translation via Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's exciting masterpiece, with an creation by means of Robert Tombs. The Wretched (Les Misérables) is the root for either the longest working musical at the West finish and the highly-acclaimed movie starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Victor Hugo's story of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict decided to place his legal earlier in the back of him. yet his makes an attempt to develop into a revered member of the neighborhood are consistently positioned less than probability: through his personal judgment of right and wrong, and through the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. it isn't easily for himself that Valjean needs to remain unfastened, even if, for he has sworn to guard the newborn daughter of Fantine, pushed to prostitution by way of poverty.

'A great fulfillment. It reads simply, occasionally racily, and Hugo's narrative strength isn't permit down ... a virtually faultless translation, which brings the complete flavour of 1 of the best novels of the 19th century to new readers within the twenty-first' - William Doyle, instances Literary Supplement

'The year's finest book from Penguin Classics used to be really The Wretched [...] a brand new translation via Christine Donougher of the radical we know as Les Misérables. you might imagine that 1,300 pages is a giant funding of time whilst the tale is so commonplace, yet no variation can show the addictive excitement afforded through Victor Hugo's narrative voice: through turns chatty, crotchety, buoyant and savagely ironical, it's made to appear so modern and clean in Donougher's rendering that the ebook has all of the resonance of the main topical state-of-the-nation novel' - Telegraph

'Christine Donougher's seamless and intensely glossy translation of Les Misérables has an incredible impression in that it reminds readers that Hugo used to be going extra than any Dickensian lament approximately social stipulations [...] The Wretched touches the soul' - bring in Scotland

Victor Hugo was once born in Besançon, France in 1802. In 1822 he released his first selection of poetry and within the comparable 12 months, he married his youth pal, Adèle Foucher. In 1831 he released his most renowned younger novel, Notre-Dame de Paris. A royalist and conservative as a tender guy, Hugo later grew to become a dedicated social democrat and was once exiled from France due to his political actions. In 1862, he wrote his longest and maximum novel, The Wretched (Les Misérables). After his demise in 1885, his physique lay in country less than the Arc de Triomphe earlier than being buried within the Panthéon.

Christine Donougher is a contract translator and editor. She has translated quite a few books from French and Italian, and gained the 1992 Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for her translation of Sylvie Germain's The ebook of Nights.

Robert Tombs is Professor of historical past at St John's collage, Cambridge. His newest booklet is That candy Enemy: The French and the British from the sunlight King to the current, co-written with Isabelle Tombs.

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Download E-books Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea PDF

Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel by means of French author Jules Verne released in 1870. It tells the tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as visible from the point of view of Professor Pierre Aronnax after he, his servant Conseil, and Canadian whaler Ned Land wash up on their send. at the Nautilus, the 3 embark on a trip which has them going everywhere in the global, less than the ocean.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel by means of French author Jules Verne released in 1870. It tells the tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as visible from the point of view of Professor Pierre Aronnax after he, his servant Conseil, and Canadian whaler Ned Land wash up on their send. at the Nautilus, the 3 embark on a trip which has them going everywhere in the global, less than the ocean.

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Download E-books El Carnaval De Roma (Clásica) PDF

Las fiestas no son el tema important de Goethe, pero en el curso de sus viajes forzosamente tuvo que participar en algunas y dejar constancia de sus impresiones. Juan de Sola ha reunido, traducido y prologado en este volumen dos textos contrapuestos pero igualmente reveladores: El carnaval de Roma (1789), acompañado por las veinte ilustraciones en colour originales de Georg Melchior Kraus, y l. a. fiesta de san Roque en Bingen (1817). Dos espléndidas crónicas que, en conjunto, ofrecen una sugerente muestra de los angeles literatura de viajes de quien fue llamado «el príncipe de los poetas».

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Las fiestas no son el tema important de Goethe, pero en el curso de sus viajes forzosamente tuvo que participar en algunas y dejar constancia de sus impresiones. Juan de Sola ha reunido, traducido y prologado en este volumen dos textos contrapuestos pero igualmente reveladores: El carnaval de Roma (1789), acompañado por las veinte ilustraciones en colour originales de Georg Melchior Kraus, y l. a. fiesta de san Roque en Bingen (1817). Dos espléndidas crónicas que, en conjunto, ofrecen una sugerente muestra de los angeles literatura de viajes de quien fue llamado «el príncipe de los poetas».

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Download E-books Voyage Around My Room PDF

By Xavier de Maistre

A energetic and completely singular travelogue of the elaborate curiosities which are without delay inside of one’s personal reach

In 1790, whereas serving within the Piedmontese military, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852) used to be punished for dueling and positioned less than condo arrest for forty-two days. the end result was once a discursive, mischievous memoir Voyage round My Room, and its sequel, Nocturnal excursion round My Room. in demand via Nietzsche and Machado de Assis, Ossian and Susan Sontag, this vintage publication proves that sitting at the living-room couch could be as interesting as crossing the Alps or paddling up the Amazon.

In addition to the Voyage and Expedition, this variation additionally comprises the discussion “The Leper of the town of Aosta,” a preface by means of Xavier’s better-known older brother (the royalist thinker Joseph de Maistre), and an creation through Richard Howard.

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By Xavier de Maistre

A energetic and completely singular travelogue of the elaborate curiosities which are without delay inside of one’s personal reach

In 1790, whereas serving within the Piedmontese military, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852) used to be punished for dueling and positioned less than condo arrest for forty-two days. the end result was once a discursive, mischievous memoir Voyage round My Room, and its sequel, Nocturnal excursion round My Room. in demand via Nietzsche and Machado de Assis, Ossian and Susan Sontag, this vintage publication proves that sitting at the living-room couch could be as interesting as crossing the Alps or paddling up the Amazon.

In addition to the Voyage and Expedition, this variation additionally comprises the discussion “The Leper of the town of Aosta,” a preface by means of Xavier’s better-known older brother (the royalist thinker Joseph de Maistre), and an creation through Richard Howard.

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Download E-books How I Came to Know Fish PDF

By Ota Pavel

"How I got here to understand Fish (1974)" is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his adolescence in Czechoslovakia. Fishing together with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the 2 most interesting fishermen on this planet - he's taking a calm excitement from the rivers and ponds of his state. but if the Nazis invade, his father and older brothers are despatched to focus camps and Pavel needs to thieve their confiscated fish again from lower than the noses of the SS to feed his family members. With stories of his father's conflict to supply for his relatives either in filthy rich freedom and in terrifying persecution, this is often one boy's passionate and affecting story of lifestyles, love and fishing.

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By Ota Pavel

"How I got here to understand Fish (1974)" is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his adolescence in Czechoslovakia. Fishing together with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the 2 most interesting fishermen on this planet - he's taking a calm excitement from the rivers and ponds of his state. but if the Nazis invade, his father and older brothers are despatched to focus camps and Pavel needs to thieve their confiscated fish again from lower than the noses of the SS to feed his family members. With stories of his father's conflict to supply for his relatives either in filthy rich freedom and in terrifying persecution, this is often one boy's passionate and affecting story of lifestyles, love and fishing.

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Download E-books David Copperfield: Premium Edition (Unabridged, Illustrated, Table of Contents) PDF

By Charles Dickens

The tale lines the lifetime of David Copperfield from formative years to adulthood. David was once born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, close to nice Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in 1820, six months after the demise of his father. David spends his early years along with his mom and their housekeeper, Peggotty. while he's seven years previous, his mom re-marries Edward Murdstone. David is given solid cause to dislike his stepfather and has related emotions for Murdstone's sister Jane, who strikes into the home quickly afterwards. Murdstone makes an attempt to thrash David for falling at the back of in his reviews. David bites him and shortly afterwards is distributed away to a boarding university, Salem condo, with a ruthless headmaster, Mr. Creakle. There he befriends James Steerforth and Tommy Traddles. David returns domestic for the vacations to profit that his mom has given delivery to a toddler boy. presently after David returns to Salem condo, his mom and her child die, and David returns domestic instantly. Peggotty marries a guy named Mr Barkis. Murdstone sends David to paintings in a wine service provider in London, of which Murdstone is a joint proprietor. Copperfield's landlord, Wilkins Micawber, is distributed to borrowers' criminal (the King's Bench felony) and continues to be there for a number of months earlier than being published and relocating to Plymouth. not anyone is still to deal with David in London, so he comes to a decision to run away.

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By Charles Dickens

The tale lines the lifetime of David Copperfield from formative years to adulthood. David was once born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, close to nice Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in 1820, six months after the demise of his father. David spends his early years along with his mom and their housekeeper, Peggotty. while he's seven years previous, his mom re-marries Edward Murdstone. David is given solid cause to dislike his stepfather and has related emotions for Murdstone's sister Jane, who strikes into the home quickly afterwards. Murdstone makes an attempt to thrash David for falling at the back of in his reviews. David bites him and shortly afterwards is distributed away to a boarding university, Salem condo, with a ruthless headmaster, Mr. Creakle. There he befriends James Steerforth and Tommy Traddles. David returns domestic for the vacations to profit that his mom has given delivery to a toddler boy. presently after David returns to Salem condo, his mom and her child die, and David returns domestic instantly. Peggotty marries a guy named Mr Barkis. Murdstone sends David to paintings in a wine service provider in London, of which Murdstone is a joint proprietor. Copperfield's landlord, Wilkins Micawber, is distributed to borrowers' criminal (the King's Bench felony) and continues to be there for a number of months earlier than being published and relocating to Plymouth. not anyone is still to deal with David in London, so he comes to a decision to run away.

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Download E-books A Hero of Romance PDF

It used to be approximately as depressing a day as you'll be able to desire to see. may well is the poet's month, yet there has been not anything of poetry approximately it then. precise, it used to be early within the month, yet February by no means boasted climate of extra unmitigated distress. At half-past it was once so darkish within the schoolroom of Mecklemburg condominium that you will with hassle see to learn. open air a chilly drizzling rain was once falling, a shrieking east wind was once damn the home windows of their frames, and a sullen haze used to be hiding the leaden sky. As unsatisfactory a specimen of the English spring as it is easy to rather well wish.

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It used to be approximately as depressing a day as you'll be able to desire to see. may well is the poet's month, yet there has been not anything of poetry approximately it then. precise, it used to be early within the month, yet February by no means boasted climate of extra unmitigated distress. At half-past it was once so darkish within the schoolroom of Mecklemburg condominium that you will with hassle see to learn. open air a chilly drizzling rain was once falling, a shrieking east wind was once damn the home windows of their frames, and a sullen haze used to be hiding the leaden sky. As unsatisfactory a specimen of the English spring as it is easy to rather well wish.

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Download E-books Goethe's Faust PDF

The easiest translation of Faust to be had, this quantity offers the unique German textual content and its English counterpart on dealing with pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic good looks and rhythm in addition to the complicated intensity of Goethe's language. contains half One and choices from half .

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The easiest translation of Faust to be had, this quantity offers the unique German textual content and its English counterpart on dealing with pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic good looks and rhythm in addition to the complicated intensity of Goethe's language. contains half One and choices from half .

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Download E-books The Forsyte Saga, Volume 1 PDF

By John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga is the 1st a part of John Galsworthy’s superb, well-loved Forsyte Chronicles, which hint the altering fortunes of the rich Forsyte dynasty via fifty years of fabric triumph and emotional catastrophe. The Forsyte Saga starts because the 19th century is drawing to an in depth, and the higher center sessions, with their estate and propriety, have gotten a demise component to society. The Forsytes are unaware of this truth, clinging to their conventions and ‘brilliant respectability’. As dignified Soames Forsyte struggles to uphold the outdated ethical code within the face of the social revolution because of the good warfare, his spouse Irene’s striking good looks reasons much more disruption. The sour feud among them involves cut up the Forsyte kinfolk for 2 generations.

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By John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga is the 1st a part of John Galsworthy’s superb, well-loved Forsyte Chronicles, which hint the altering fortunes of the rich Forsyte dynasty via fifty years of fabric triumph and emotional catastrophe. The Forsyte Saga starts because the 19th century is drawing to an in depth, and the higher center sessions, with their estate and propriety, have gotten a demise component to society. The Forsytes are unaware of this truth, clinging to their conventions and ‘brilliant respectability’. As dignified Soames Forsyte struggles to uphold the outdated ethical code within the face of the social revolution because of the good warfare, his spouse Irene’s striking good looks reasons much more disruption. The sour feud among them involves cut up the Forsyte kinfolk for 2 generations.

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