Download The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros PDF

By Sandra Cisneros

Acclaimed via critics, loved through readers of every age, taught all over the place from inner-city grade faculties to universities around the nation, and translated everywhere in the world, the home on Mango Street is the outstanding tale of Esperanza Cordero.

Told in a chain of vignettes – occasionally heartbreaking, occasionally deeply joyous – it's the tale of a tender Latina lady growing to be up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she is going to turn into. Few different books in our time have touched such a lot of readers.

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Download The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany PDF

By Lord Dunsany

Looking for a stiff dose of vintage fable? glance no additional than Lord Dunsany's remarkably well-written assortment, A e-book of ask yourself. This medley of fables, delusion, and action-adventure will pique the curiosity of a big selection of readers. If you're within the temper for stories of quests, dragons, and courageous warriors, this assortment will certainly do the trick.

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Download The Old Curiosity Shop: A Tale (2nd Edition) by Charles Dickens, Norman Page, Hablot K. Browne, George PDF

By Charles Dickens, Norman Page, Hablot K. Browne, George Cattermole, Daniel Maclise, Samuel Williams

With unique illustrations by way of George Cattermole, Hablot okay. Browne (Phiz), Daniel Maclise and Samuel Williams

Penguin Classics e-books provide the very best variations of Charles Dickens's novels, together with all of the unique illustrations, important and informative introductions, the definitive, exact textual content because it used to be intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's existence and notes that fill within the heritage to the booklet. The previous interest store and the story of Little Nell gripped the country whilst it first seemed in 1841. defined as a 'tragedy of sorrows', it exhibits Nell uprooted from a safe and blameless youth and forged right into a global the place evil takes many shapes, the main attention-grabbing of that's the stunted, lecherous and demonic Quilp. mixing realism with non-realistic genres comparable to fairy-tale, allegory and pastoral, The previous interest store comprises a few of Dickens so much memorable comedian and gruesome creations, together with the dwarf Daniel Quilp, Dick Swiveller and equipment Nubbles.

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Download Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

The nice Austrian author Stefan Zweig used to be a grasp anatomist of the deceitful center, and watch out for Pity, the one novel he released in the course of his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness inside of even the best of feelings.

Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed on the fringe of the empire, is invited to a celebration on the domestic of a wealthy neighborhood landowner, an international clear of the dreary regimen of the barracks. the environment are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated younger Hofmiller asks his host's gorgeous daughter for a dance, simply to find that disease has left her painfully crippled. it's a minor blunder that might smash his lifestyles, as pity and guilt steadily implicate him in a well-meaning yet tragically wrongheaded plot to revive the sorrowful invalid to health.

"Stefan Zweig was once a depressing and unorthodox artist; it's sturdy to have him back."--Salman Rushdie

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Download The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson PDF

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Richard Shelton is a tender knight throughout the Wars of the Roses. We see him ascend and rescue his girl love. He then seeks revenge opposed to his father's assassin, but if the proof issues in the direction of his dad or mum he's pressured to enter hiding. He joins the band of outlaws referred to as the Black Arrow.

In fifteenth-century England, while his father's assassin is published to be his parent, seventeen-year-old Richard Shelton joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow in avenging the demise, rescuing the lady he loves, and taking part within the fight among the Yorks and Lancasters within the battle of the Roses.

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Download A Thief in the Night (A. J. Raffles, Book 3) by E. W. Hornung PDF

By E. W. Hornung

Arthur Raffles is a favorite member of London society, and a countrywide carrying hero. As a cricketer he usually represents England in try suits. He makes use of this as an opportunity to devote a couple of burglaries, basically stealing precious jewelry from his hosts. during this, he's assisted through his good friend, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are continuously below the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's constantly thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This 3rd rip-roaring selection of brief tales approximately Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been specifically formatted for today's e-readers via Andrews united kingdom.

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Download Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell PDF

By Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary Smith, a common customer to the small city of Knutsford (Cranford), retains abreast of the goings-on of many of the townsfolk via her various correspondences with neighborhood pals. via her letters, the relationships of the numerous citizens are delivered to lifestyles, illuminating the complex social textile of this small English town.

Along with North and South, Cranford is one in all Elizabeth Gaskell's best-known works. it's been tailored 3 times for tv through the BBC, the newest, in 2007, starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame Eileen Atkins as omit Matty and pass over Deborah Jenkyns.

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Download Zeno's Conscience (Vintage) by Italo Svevo PDF

By Italo Svevo

Lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now on hand in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s captivating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and perpetually self-deluding brain.

The brain in query belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who's writing his confessions on the behest of his psychiatrist. listed here are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to stop smoking, his courtship of the attractive but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and abruptly happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer.

Relating those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity immediately unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of mental realism.

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