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Download E-books The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce (Penguin Classics) PDF

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"The ghost is the main enduring determine in supernatural fiction. he's completely indestructible. . . . he modifies with the kinds in fiction yet he by no means is going out of favor. he's the fairly everlasting citizen of the earth, for mortals, at most sensible, are yet transients."
—Dorothy Scarborough

This new number of ghost tales, by way of Michael Newton, brings jointly the easiest of the style. From Elizabeth Gaskell's "The outdated Nurse's tale" via to Edith Wharton's "Afterword," this assortment covers all the so much terrifying stories of the style. With a considerate creation, and useful notes, Newton locations the tales contextually in the style and elucidates the altering nature of the ghost tale and the way we interpret it.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. 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 series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

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By Arthur Conan Doyle

Volume II of The entire Sherlock Holmes starts with The go back of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, bored with writing approximately Holmes, had killed him off on the finish of “The ultimate Problem,” the final story in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (found in Volume I of The whole Sherlock Holmes). Public call for for brand new Holmes tales was once so nice, in spite of the fact that, that Conan Doyle ultimately resurrected him. the 1st tale in The Return, “The experience of the Empty House,” positive factors Conan Doyle’s infamously artistic clarification of the way Holmes escaped what gave the look of convinced death.

This quantity additionally comprises different collections of Holmes tales, His final Bow and The Case e-book of Sherlock Holmes; Conan Doyle’s ultimate full-length Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear; a couple of parodies, “The box Bazaar” and “How Watson discovered the Trick”; and essays in regards to the “private life” of the liked sleuth.

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Download E-books London Journal 1762-1763 (Penguin Classics) PDF

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By James Boswell

The journals of a mythical Scottish writer

Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, stored an everyday diary of his eventful moment remain in London from 1762 to 1763. This magazine, no longer came across for greater than one hundred fifty years, is a deft, frank and crafty checklist of adventures starting from his vividly acknowledged love affair with a Covent backyard actress to his first amusingly bruising assembly with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell could later develop into either good friend and biographer. The London magazine 1762-63 is a witty, incisive and compellingly candid testomony to Boswell's prolific talents.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 through unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books M/F PDF

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By Anthony Burgess

Initially released by means of by way of Jonathan Cape in 1971.

"The state of affairs so far as I'm concerned," says the younger narrator-hero of M/F, "is an engaging one. In days in an odd state I've obtained a mom within the kind of a Welsh-speaking fowl Queen who scares me. I've spent a few hours in criminal, I've chanced on the works of an unknown superlative artist in a backyard shed and I've been shot at by means of a riddling lion-faced specialist on Bishop Berkeley. finest of all I'm due this night to be married by way of a circus clown to my very own sister."

Almost 21, a school throw-out, Miles Faber embarks on a defiant pilgrimage around the Caribbean. His vacation spot: the shrine of Sib Legeru, Castitian poet and painter. within the streets of Castita's capital, homosexual with a spiritual competition, a chain of unusual revelations awaits him―his personal double (the foul-mouthed son of a circus sorceress) and a plump sister he had by no means met ahead of. Unspeakable crimes of blood and lust are perpetrated opposed to either sooner than Miles, fixing the ultimate riddle, wakes―like Oedipus―to locate himself a prepared sufferer of the machinations of dynastic future. M/F is an outrageous leisure, packed with humour and invention.

Anthony Burgess (25th February 1917-22nd November 1993) used to be one of many UK's major teachers and most dear literary figures. A prolific writer, in the course of his writing occupation Burgess came across luck as a novelist, critic, composer, playwright, screenwriter, shuttle author, essayist, poet and librettist, in addition to operating as a translator, broadcaster, linguist, and educationalist. His fiction contains not anything just like the solar, a game of Shakespeare's love-life, yet he's might be most famed for the advanced and debatable novel A Clockwork Orange, exploring the character of evil. Born in Manchester, he frolicked residing in Southeast Asia, america, and Mediterranean Europe, in addition to in England, till his dying in 1993.

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Download E-books Zorba the Greek PDF

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By Nikos Kazantzakis

A beautiful new translation of the vintage book—and foundation for the loved Oscar-winning film—brings the readability and wonder of Kazantzakis’s language and tale alive.

First released in 1946, Zorba the Greek, is, on one hand, the tale of a Greek operating guy named Zorba, a passionate lover of existence, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to paintings in a lignite mine, and the boys and girls of the city the place they settle. however it's the tale of God and guy, The satan and the Saints; the fight of guys to discover their souls and function in lifestyles and it truly is approximately love, braveness and faith.

Zorba has been acclaimed as one of many actually memorable creations of literature—a personality created on a big scale within the culture of Falstaff and Sancho Panza. His years haven't dimmed the gusto and amazement with which he responds to all existence deals him, no matter if he's operating within the mine, confronting mad priests in a mountain monastery, embellishing the stories of his existence or making like to keep away from sin. Zorba’s lifestyles is wealthy with the entire joys and sorrows that dwelling brings and his instance awakens within the narrator an knowing of the real that means of humanity. this can be one of many maximum life-affirming novels of our time.

Part of the fashionable literary canon, Zorba the Greek, has accomplished frequent foreign acclaim and popularity. This re-creation translated, without delay from Kazantzakis’s Greek unique, is a extra trustworthy rendition of his unique language, rules, and tale, and provides Zorba because the writer intended him to be.

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Download E-books Robert Musil: Gesammelte Werke: Andhofs große Literaturbibliothek PDF

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By Robert Musil

Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß
Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Aus dem Nachlaß
Die Portugiesin
Die Schwärmer Schauspiel
Das verzauberte Haus
Essays
Fragen der Zeit
Grigia
Nachlass zu Lebzeiten
Skizzen zu einer Autobiographie
Die Umformung im Törleß.
Titel: Die forty Hefte.
Theoretisches zu dem Leben eines Dichters (1935)
Tonka
Über die Dummheit (Vortrag auf Einladung des österreichischen Werkbunds)
Vereinigungen
Die Vollendung der Liebe
Die Versuchung der stillen Veronika
Politik in Österreich
Der mathematische Mensch
Europäertum, Krieg, Deutschtum
Der Anschluß an Deutschland
Die state als perfect und als Wirklichkeit
Das hilflose Europa oder Reise vom Hundertsten ins Tausendste
Die Frau gestern und morgen
Anmerkung zu einer Metapsychik (Walther Rathenau: Zur Mechanik des Geistes)
Geist und Erfahrung Anmerkungen für Leser, welche dem Untergang des Abendlandes entronnen sind
Ansätze zu neuer Ästhetik Bemerkungen über eine Dramaturgie des motion pictures (Béla Balázs: Der sichtbare Mensch)
Literarische Chronik
Bücher und Literatur
Literat und Literatur Randbemerkungen dazu
Symptomen-Theater
Der »Untergang« des Theaters
Das neue Drama und das neue Theater
Robert Müller
Interview mit Alfred Polgar
Zu Kerrs 60. Geburtstag
Heute spricht Alfred Kerr
Alfred Kerr
Franz Blei - 60 Jahre
Über Robert Musils Bücher
Skizze der Erkenntnis des Dichters
Was arbeiten Sie?
Die Entdeckung der Familie
Der Variationskreisel nach Musil
Tagebuchblatt
Zur Physiologie des dichterischen Schaffens
Vermächtnis
Theoretisches zu dem Leben eines Dichters
Als Papa Tennis lernte
Kunst und ethical des Crawlens
Durch die Brille des Sports
Randglossen zu Tennisplätzen
Der Praterpreis
Buridans Österreicher
Stilgeneration und Generationsstil
Wie hilft guy Dichtern?
An der Spitze der Zivilisation
Monolog eines Geistesaristokraten
Blech reden
Über Fürsten- und Straßennamen
Einige Schwierigkeiten der schönen Künste
Rede zur Rilke-Feier
Nachwort zum Druck
Vortrag in Paris
Der Dichter und diese Zeit
Über die Dummheit

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Download E-books The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

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By Peter Ackroyd

"A romp for the a long time" (Vanity Fair)now with a photo hide and deluxe packaging

popular novelist, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what's arguably the best poem within the English language and provides it in a prose vernacular that makes it available to readers whereas conserving the spirit of the unique. A reflect for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales matters a motley staff of pilgrims who meet in a London lodge on their method to Canterbury and conform to participate in a storytelling pageant. Ackroyd's modern prose emphasizes the humanity of those characters-as good as explicitly rendering their bawdy humor-yet nonetheless masterfully conjures up the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer's verse.

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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Gesammelte Werke: Romane + Erzählungen + Journalistische Schriften + Essays (38 Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgaben): Radetzkymarsch + Hiob + Die ... der Schönheit und mehr (German Edition) PDF

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Dieses book: "Gesammelte Werke: Romane + Erzählungen + Journalistische Schriften + Essays (38 Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgaben)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Joseph Roth (1894-1939) conflict ein österreichischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Roth battle seinen Zeitgenossen in erster Linie als Journalist bekannt und journalistische Arbeiten machen intestine die Hälfte seines Werkes aus. Als Romancier setzt sich Roth zunächst mit den traumatischen Erfahrungen ehemaliger Frontoffiziere auseinander ("Flucht ohne Ende"). Später dann erfolgreich u.a. mit der mythisierenden Beschreibung der Habsburgermonarchie vor ihrem Untergang ("Radetzkymarsch"). Am 30. Januar 1933, dem Tag von Hitlers Ernennung zum Reichskanzler, verließ Roth Deutschland. Bald wurden auch seine Bücher verbrannt. Roth wählte als Ort seines Exils Paris und begann der Mitarbeit an Exilzeitungen und -zeitschriften.
Inhaltsverzeichnis:
Romane:
Das Spinnennetz
Hotel Savoy
Die uprising
Die Flucht ohne Ende
Zipper und sein Vater
Rechts und hyperlinks
Der stumme Prophet
Perlefter
Erdbeeren
Hiob
Radetzkymarsch
Tarabas
Die hundert Tage
Beichte eines Mörders, erzählt in einer Nacht
Das falsche Gewicht
Die Kapuzinergruft
Die Geschichte von der 1002. Nacht
Erzählungen:
Die Büste des Kaisers
Der Vorzugsschüler
Barbara
Karriere
Von dem Orte, von dem ich jetzt sprechen will
Kranke Menschheit
Immer seltener werden in dieser Welt
Das Kartell
Der blinde Spiegel
April
Das reiche Haus gegenüber
Heute früh kam ein short
Jugend
Stationschef Fallmerayer
Triumph der Schönheit
Der Leviathan
Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker
Journalistische Schriften:
Panoptikum: Gestalten und Kulissen
Reise in Rußland (1926)
Reportagen aus Wien und Berlin (1919-1927)
Reportagen aus Wien und Frankreich (1919-1939)

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Download E-books Vile Bodies PDF

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By Evelyn Waugh

Within the years following the 1st global warfare a brand new new release emerged, wistful and weak underneath the glitter. the brilliant younger issues of Twenties London, with their paradoxical mixture of innocence and class, exercised their artistic minds and vile our bodies in all types of capricious escapade. In those pages a vibrant collection of characters, between them the suffering author Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt speedy and furiously for ever higher sensations and the hedonistic achievement in their wants. Evelyn Waugh's acidly humorous satire finds the darkness and vulnerability underneath the glowing floor of the excessive existence.

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