Download Nomads of the North: A Story of Romance and Adventure Under by James Oliver Curwood PDF

By James Oliver Curwood

The foundation for numerous memorable movie variations, Nomads of the North is a gripping action-adventure story that gives readers a heady mix of misbegotten love, crossed wires, bold getaways, and brave deeds. Will lately reunited fanatics Raoul and Nanette make it as fugitives dwelling within the harsh Northern wooded area? learn Nomads of the North to determine.

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Download The Golem (Dedalus European Classics) by Gustav Meyrink PDF

By Gustav Meyrink

"A beautifully atmospheric tale set within the outdated Prague ghetto that includes The Golem, a type of rabbinical Frankenstein's monster, which manifests iitself each 33 years in a room with out a door. Stranger nonetheless, it kind of feels to have an analogous face because the narrator. Made right into a movie in 1920, this notable e-book combines uncanny psychology of doppelganger tales with expressionism and greater than a bit melodrama... Meyrink's previous Prague - like Dicken's London - is without doubt one of the nice creations of urban writing, an eerie, claustrophobic and fantastical underworld the place something can happen." -- Phil Baker within the Sunday instances

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Download Senhor das Moscas by William Golding PDF

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 occasions ebook 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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Download Amerika: The Missing Person: A New Translation, Based on the by Franz Kafka PDF

By Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka's diaries and letters recommend that his fascination with the USA grew out of a wish to become independent from from his local Prague, no matter if basically in his mind's eye. Kafka died sooner than he may perhaps end what he prefer to name his "American novel,: yet he truly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The lacking Person") in a letter to his fiancee, Felice Bauer, in 1912. Kafka all started writing the unconventional that fall and wrote until eventually the final accomplished bankruptcy in 1914, yet in wasn't till 1927, 3 years after his demise, that Amerika--the identify that Kafka's good friend and literary executor Max Brod gave his edited model of the incomplete manuscript--was released in Germany through Kurt Wolff Verlag. An English translation by way of Willa and Edwin Muir was once released in nice Britain in 1932 and within the usa in 1946.

Over the final thirty years, a world crew of Kafka students has been engaged on German-language serious variations of all of Kafka's writings, going again to the unique manuscripts and notes, correcting transcription error, and removal Brod's editorial and stylistic interventions to create texts which are as shut as attainable to the way in which the writer left them.

With an analogous professional stability of precision and nuance that marked his award-winning translation of The citadel, Mark Harman now restores the humor advert particularity of language in his translation of the severe version of Der Verschollene. this is the tale of younger Karl Rossman, who, following an incident related to a housemaid, is banished by means of his mom and dad to the US. With unquenchable optimism and within the corporation of 2 comic-sinister partners, he throws himself into misadventure, ultimately heading in the direction of Oklahoma, the place a profession within the theater beckons. even though we will by no means understand how Kafka deliberate to finish the radical, Harman's magnificent translation permits us to understand, as heavily as attainable, what Kafka did decide to the page.

From the Hardcover variation.

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Download Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann PDF

By Thomas Mann

Translation by way of John E. Woods

A significant Literary occasion: an excellent new translation of Thomas Mann's first nice novel, one of many for which he used to be provided the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929.

Buddenbrooks, first released in Germany in 1900, whilst Mann was once in basic terms twenty-five, has develop into a vintage of modem literature -- the tale of 4 generations of a filthy rich bourgeois kinfolk in northern Germany. With consummate ability, Mann attracts a rounded photo of middle-class existence: births and christenings; marriages, divorces, and deaths; successes and screw ups. those common occurrences, intrinsically an identical, fluctuate somewhat as they recur in each one succeeding iteration. but because the Buddenbrooks relatives ultimately succumbs to the seductions of modernity -- seductions which are at variance with its personal traditions -- its downfall turns into certain.

In immensity of scope, richness of aspect, and fullness of humanity, Buddenbrooks surpasses all different modem relations chronicles; it has, certainly, proved a version for many of them. Judged because the maximum of Mann's novels by means of a few critics, it really is ranked as one of the maximum by means of all. Thomas Mann was once offered the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929.

John E. Woods is the prestigious translator of many books -- so much significantly Arno Schmidt's night Edged in Gold, for which he received either the yank booklet Award for translation and the PEN Translation Prize; Patrick Suskind's fragrance, for which he back gained the PEN Translation Prize in 1987; Mr. Suskind's The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's tale; Doris Dorrie's Love, ache, and the total rattling factor and What do you need from Me?; and Libuse Monikova's The Facade. Mr. Woods lives in San Diego and is at present at paintings on a translation of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain.

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Download Washington Square by Henry James PDF

By Henry James

A mediados del siglo XIX, cuando las nuevas clases emergentes ya empezaban a mudarse al norte de long island, un rico y prestigioso médico neoyorquino se construye una casa en Washington sq.. Es una «casa bonita, moderna», con terraza y porche de mármol. A ella se traslada a vivir en compañía de su hermana, una viuda romántica y sentimental, amiga de los secretos, y de su única hija Catherine, que a los veinticinco años no ha conseguido ser, según su padre, ni hermosa ni inteligente. A Catherine le corresponde, sin embargo, una herencia enormous, y cuando en su vida aparece un joven guapo y encantador, aunque sin oficio ni beneficio, el general practitioner no duda de que no puede sentirse atraído por ninguna cualidad de su hija que no sea el dinero. Henry James trazó en Washington sq. (1880) un soberbio retrato de inside alrededor de una mujer que se descubrirá en posesión de algo que, rodeada de tiranía y oscuridad, ni siquiera había intuido que tenía: voluntad.

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Download Conversación en La Catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa PDF

By Mario Vargas Llosa

Overview

Una cruda radiografía del envilecimiento y l. a. frustración de los angeles sociedad peruana bajo l. a. presión de un poder dictatorial.

Zavalita y el zambo Ambrosio conversan en los angeles Catedral. Estamos en Perú, durante el «ochenio» dictatorial del normal Manuel A. Odría. Unas cuantas cervezas y un río de palabras en libertad para responder a l. a. palabra amordazada por los angeles dictadura.

Conversación en l. a. Catedral (1969) no es, sin embargo, una novela histórica. Sus personajes, las historias que éstos cuentan, los fragmentos que van encajando, conforman los angeles descripción minuciosa de un envilecimiento colectivo, el repaso de todos los caminos que hacen desembocar a un pueblo entero en los angeles frustración.

Conversación en los angeles Catedral es algo más que un hito en el derrotero literario de Mario Vargas Llosa: es un punto de referencia insoslayable, un dato fijo en l. a. historia de l. a. literatura actual.

«Si tuviera que salvar del fuego una sola de las [novelas] que he escrito, salvaría ésta.»
Mario Vargas Llosa

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Download Other Side (Dedalus European Classics) by Alfred Kubin PDF

By Alfred Kubin

Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) was once one of many significant image artists of the twentieth century who used to be widely recognized for his illustrations of writers of the glorious comparable to Balzac, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gustav Meyrink and Edgar Allan Poe. In his mixture of the darkly decadent, the glorious and the ugly, in his evocations of dream and nightmare, his construction of an environment of poser and worry he resembles Mervyn Peake. the opposite facet tells of a dream country which turns into a nightmare, of a trip to Pearl, a mysterious urban created deep in Asia, that's additionally a trip to the depths of the unconscious. Or as Kubin himself known as it, 'a kind of Baedeker for these lands that are part recognized to us'.

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Download Paradise Lost (HarperPerennial Classics) by John Milton PDF

By John Milton

Starting with the tale of devil after he was once expelled from Heaven together with his fans, Paradise Lost information Satan’s trip to the backyard of Eden and his purpose to ruin God’s new production. The poem additionally depicts the views of either Adam and Eve, reading their personalities and motivations sooner than and after Eve’s fateful temptation.

After publishing Paradise Lost, writer John Milton was once instantly famous and lauded as one of many maximum English poets. Paradise Lost has due to the fact prompted various poets and writers, together with some of the Romantics, William Blake, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and T. S. Eliot.

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