British Literature

Silas Marner and Two Short Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Silas Marner and brief Stories, by means of George Eliot, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variations at cheap costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the notable positive factors of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from present day best writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date old, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged by means of the paintings
  • Comments via different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for extra analyzing
  • Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate

All variants are superbly designed and are published to better requirements; a few contain illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to improve each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

George Eliot’s 3rd novel, Silas Marner (1861) is a robust and relocating story approximately one man’s trip from exile and loneliness to the heat and pleasure of the family.

The tale opens as Silas Marner, falsely accused of robbery, loses every thing, together with his religion in God. Embittered and alienated from his fellow guy, he strikes to the village of Raveloe, the place he turns into a weaver. Taking safe haven in his paintings, Silas slowly starts off to amass gold—his basically pleasure in life—until in the future that too is stolen from him. Then one darkish night, a stunning, golden-haired baby, misplaced and seeing the sunshine from Silas’s cottage, toddles in via his doorway. As Silas grows to like the lady as though she have been his personal daughter, his existence adjustments into whatever helpful. yet his happiness is threatened while the orphan’s actual father involves declare the lady as his personal, and Silas needs to face wasting a treasure more than the entire gold within the world.

This quantity additionally contains shorter works through Eliot—The Lifted Veil, a gloomy Gothic fable a few morbid younger clairvoyant, and Brother Jacob, a deliciously satirical myth a few confectioner’s apprentice.

George Levine is Kenneth Burke Professor of English Literature at Rutgers collage, and director of the University’s heart for the serious research of latest tradition. He has written greatly approximately Victorian literature and tradition, and has for a very long time concentrated awareness on Darwin and the relatives among technology and literature, really in his Darwin and the Novelists. He has written and edited many books, on topics starting from Frankenstein to the works of Thomas Pynchon. such a lot lately, he has edited The Cambridge better half to George Eliot and written a learn of Victorian medical notion and literature, Dying to Know.

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Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics)

By Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy’s impassioned novel of courtship in rural life
In Thomas Hardy’s first significant literary luck, self reliant and lively Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to soak up her place as a farmer at the greatest property within the quarter. Her daring presence attracts 3 very varied suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy, and the dedicated shepherd Gabriel Oak. each one, in contrasting methods, unsettles her judgements and complicates her existence, and tragedy ensues, threatening the soundness of the total group. one in every of his first works set within the semi-fictional sector of Wessex, Hardy’s novel of speedy ardour and sluggish courtship is imbued together with his evocative descriptions of rural lifestyles and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty approximately sexual relationships.

This variation, in line with Hardy’s unique 1874 manuscript, is the whole novel he by no means observed released, and restores its complete candor and innovation. Rosemarie Morgan’s creation discusses the background of its booklet, in addition to the biblical and classical allusions that permeate the novel.

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

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Comedias y tragicomedias: Teatro Completo II

By William Shakespeare

L. a. presente edición reúne las dieciocho comedias y tragicomedias compuestas por William Shakespeare (1564-1616). En ella se recogen las traducciones de Ángel-Luis Pujante, reconocido especialista en Shakespeare, publicadas en los angeles colección Austral, y se incluyen ocho traducciones inéditas: Los dos caballeros de Verona, Todo bien si acaba bien, Cimbelino (de Ángel-Luis Pujante), l. a. fierecilla domada, Las alegres comadres de Windsor (de Salvador Oliva), Pericles (de Salvador Oliva y Ángel-Luis Pujante), los angeles comedia de los enredos y Afanes de amor en vano (de Alfredo Michel Modenessi), junto con las traducciones de Mucho ruido por nada (de Ángel-Luis Pujante) y Los dos nobles parientes (de Salvador Oliva y Ángel-Luis Pujante), que aparecieron por primera vez en los angeles edición del Teatro selecto de William Shakespeare publicada en 2008.
El presente volumen es el segundo de los tres que reunirán el Teatro completo de Shakespeare, tras los angeles aparición del volumen de Tragedias, y que se cerrará con el de Dramas históricos.

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, Book 6)

By Arthur Conan Doyle


It has been 3 years for the reason that Sherlock Holmes fell to his demise after a showdown along with his amazing enemy Moriarity at Reichenbach Falls. Believing his pal to be lifeless, medical professional John Watson has moved on along with his existence. that's, until eventually he discovers Sherlock Holmes alive and in conceal one afternoon in a London store. a complete new sequence of adventures awaits Holmes and Watson, and the consulting detective needs to use the technological know-how of deduction to resolve new mysteries, whereas explaining his personal meant dying and disappearance to Watson.

The go back of Sherlock Holmes used to be released 8 years after The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, during which Holmes’ personality used to be killed. yet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s readers have been determined for extra of Holmes’ adventures, so he introduced the nature again within the first brief tale during this assortment, “The Empty House.”

Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales were tailored a variety of occasions, together with the 2009 and 2011 video clips starring Jude legislations and Robert Downey Jr., and for the preferred tv exhibits common, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, and the BBC’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. the 1st episode of Sherlock’s 3rd sequence, named “The Empty Hearse,” references “The Empty House” from this volume.

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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice: A Revised and Expanded Edition

This Revised and extended variation contains hundreds of latest notes and illustrations.

The first-ever absolutely annotated version of 1 of the main cherished novels on the planet is a sheer pride for Jane Austen enthusiasts. this is the total textual content of Pride and Prejudice with millions of annotations on dealing with pages, including:

 • Explanations of historic context

Rules of etiquette, category transformations, the location of girls, criminal and monetary realities, rest actions, and more.

 • Citations from Austen’s lifestyles, letters, and different writings

Parallels among the radical and Austen’s event are published, in addition to writings that remove darkness from her ideals and opinions.

 • Definitions and clarifications

Archaic phrases, phrases nonetheless in use whose meanings have replaced, and imprecise passages are explained.

 • Literary reviews and analyses

Insightful notes spotlight Austen’s artistry and indicate the sophisticated methods she develops her characters and themes.

 • Maps and illustrations

of locations and items pointed out within the novel.

 • An advent, a bibliography, and a close chronology of events

 Of path, you may benefit from the novel without knowing the best definition of a gentleman, or what it implies that a personality drives a trainer instead of a hack chaise, or the principles governing social interplay at a ball, yet readers of The Annotated delight and Prejudice will locate that these types of information upload immeasurably to realizing and having fun with the elaborate mental interaction of Austen’s immortal characters.

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The Comedians (Penguin Classics)

By Graham Greene

3 males meet on a boat certain for Haiti, a global within the grip of the corrupt “Papa document” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister mystery police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the blameless American, and Jones the arrogance man—these are the “comedians” of Greene’s identify. Hiding in the back of their actors’ mask, they hesitate at the fringe of lifestyles. they're males scared of love, terrified of discomfort, fearful of worry itself...

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 simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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A Whisper in the Dark: Twelve Thrilling Tales by Louisa May Alcott

From the writer of Little Women comes a set of gothic, romantic, and spellbinding stories sure to shock and delight.

This assortment represents the easiest of Alcott's grownup oeuvre, beginning with ''A smooth Mephistopheles,'' a depressing Faustian story encouraged by way of A lengthy deadly Love Chase. The tales during this quantity exhibit dramatic depth and exciting, suspenseful plots that convey Alcott to be a fancy and passionate author. Listeners will detect inside of this maelstrom of homicide, deceit, obsessive hope, treachery, duplicity, and betrayal that love and honor can nonetheless overcome all.

The publication takes its identify from the story ''A Whisper within the Dark,'' arguably Alcott's gothic masterpiece, a narrative of imperiled innocence. additionally featured are ''The Abbot's Ghost,'' one among Alcott's few supernatural thrillers; ''Perilous Play,'' a sensationalist tale during which she means that with the precise stimulation - thus cannabis - even the blameless display a depressing part; and ''V. V.; or Plots and Counterplots,'' which introduces the mysterious Virginie Varens, the darkest heroine in all her work.

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Lempriere's Dictionary

By Lawrence Norfolk

"An vital and encouraging novel."
It is 18th-century London and John Lempriere, a tender pupil, is writing a dictionary of classical mythology in an try and exorcise the demons raised by way of his father's violent and peculiar dying. whereas tending to his father's company affairs, Lempriere discovers a 150-year previous conspiracy that has stored his relations from its percentage of the fabulously prosperous East India corporation. yet as John starts to untangle the years of puzzle and deceit, humans start to die, in ways in which reflect the very myths he's researching....

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Selected Works: John Wilmot

By John Wilmot, H. Frank Ellis

Whereas dwelling a lifetime of reckless debauchery and sexual adventuring, Rochester produced comedian verse, scurrilous satires, and hugely particular erotica. His chosen Works, edited by way of Frank H. Ellis and now to be had from Penguin Classics, convey him to be one of many wittiest and most complicated poets of the 17th century. With never-ending literary disguises, rhymes and alliteration, humor and humanity, Rochester's poems delay a replicate to the extravagances and absurdities of his age.

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