By Elizabeth Gaskell
A través de los angeles historia de Margaret Hale, una joven del Sur de Inglaterra que por circunstancias familiares se ve obligada a trasladarse al Norte, a l. a. ciudad business de Milton -un trasunto apenas disfrazado de Manchester-, Elizabeth Gaskell plasma de forma magistral los conflictos sociales y políticos derivados de l. a. revolución commercial en los angeles Inglaterra de mediados del siglo XIX. Para los angeles heroína, el Sur donde ha nacido simboliza el idilio rural, el triunfo de los angeles armonía social y el decoro; frente a él, el Norte es sucio, rudo y violento. Sin embargo, a medida que va penetr ando en ese nuevo mundo y sus distintos estratos -desde Bessy, los angeles joven obrera enferma y su padre, líder sindical, hasta John Thornton, dueño de una fábrica textil, por quien siente una creciente atracción-, tendrá que ir corrigiendo sus prejuicios; y del mismo modo, su condición de mujer subordinada evolucionará hacia una madura aceptación de sí misma y de sus sentimientos.
By Henry James
Considered one of 3 masterpieces from Henry James’s ultimate, major” phase, The Wings of the Dove dramatizes the clash among nineteenth-century values and twentieth-century passions.
Born to wealth and privilege, Kate Croy’s mom threw all of it away to marry a penniless opium addict. After her mother’s demise, Kate is obtainable a chance to come back to the opulent way of life her mom gave upon one . Kate needs to surrender the guy she loves: the witty, handsome, yet terrible, Merton Densher. Reluctantly agreeing, Kate unearths herself changing into acquaintances with the world’s richest orphan,” Millie Theale. whilst Kate learns that Millie is death, she devises a plan of dizzying probability for herself and Merton that are meant to remedy all their difficulties, yet as a substitute leads them down a course strewn with tragic, unforeseen consequences.
First released in 1902, this wealthy and fascinating novel has misplaced none of its fascination and relevance a century later.
By Henry James
Los mejores libros jamás escritos.
«Si no puedes creer en ellos, no los molestes...»
Si bien Henry James fue un refinado prosista de dramas costumbristas, no menos amazing es su aportación al ámbito de l. a. intriga y el suspense. Profundamente interesado en el terreno de lo sobrenatural, no dejó sin explorar ningún tipo de experiencia extrasensorial, ni se abstuvo de analizar al detalle los demonios que, en cualesquiera formas, perturban al ser humano.
Este volumen recoge el grueso de su narrativa breve fantástica y fantasmagórica. Precede a los relatos el magistral estudio de Leon Edel -considerado unánimemente el mayor especialista en l. a. obra de James del siglo XX-, quien también redactó una minuciosa nota preliminar para cada uno de ellos. Como colofón, reproducimos el ensayo del propio James «¿Hay vida después de los angeles muerte?», que refleja las inquietudes del autor sobre el más allá.
«Fantasmas es l. a. selección más completa de narrativa de terror de Henry James y constituye l. a. mejor manera de asomarse a su obra gótica.»
P. Unamuno, El Mundo
«Henry James siempre es inspirador y decididamente contemporáneo. Jaume Bonfill, de Penguin Clásicos afirma que su relevancia no solo es histórica, ya que tiene "recursos y sorpresas que los lectores de hoy siguen percibiendo como novedosos, y que asimismo aún ponen en práctica, por ejemplo, los guionistas de cine o televisión".»
Ana Llurba, Letras Libres
«A él le interesa el drama psicológico, el desgarro o los angeles epifanía, de ahí tantas adaptaciones al cine.»
Núria Escur, l. a. Vanguardia
By Robert A. Heinlein
This novelette seemed within the March 1952 factor of GALAXY and is the single paintings which Heinlein wrote in particular for Horace Gold, the editor of GALAXY journal. (Heinlein's novel THE PUPPET MASTERS have been serialized within the September via November 1951 problems with GALAXY yet Gold had in simple terms received serial rights to a freelance novel which have been written for Scribner's.) Heinlein by no means back seemed in Gold's GALAXY. This novelette, set in a near-future basically subtly varied from the McCarthyite and politically menacing current offers with social deterioration, cultural breakdown in a cautious, documentary sort which turns into terrifying. His romantically-linked leads are emotionally affecting yet by no means sentimentalized, the heritage of chaos during which they enact their tragic, drowning love, is sparingly yet furiously painted. Heinlein's 1952 is obviously the apotheosis of these "Crazy Years" which he had famous in his well-known chronological destiny background, released a decade prior in brilliant technological know-how FICTION as a summary of his meant occupation. might be no tale of this era limns its political and cultural disorder as thoroughly as this novelette. Overshadowed by means of Heinlein's juveniles and his well-known later novels, THE 12 months OF THE JACKPOT could be the purest model of his portfolio and his so much memorable paintings of lower than novel size. it really is one in all his such a lot exemplary tales and maybe his top.
By Constance Fenimore Woolson
“An American realist of a excessive order. . . . The writing in all of [Woolson’s tales] is remarkably stable, however it is the yankee tales that may ship the reader searching for extra of Woolson’s work.” (Vivian Gornick - The Nation)
“With a ahead by means of Tóibín and an creation through Rioux, this quantity conscientiously sequences seven of Woolson’s awesome tales. . . . it's outstanding simply how available Woolson’s sort is all through. . . . As Rioux’s paintings has made simple, Woolson proved her detractors wrong.” (Rebecca Foster - l. a. evaluate of Books)
“[Woolson was once] greater than the smitten confidante of Henry James. . . . ‘Solomon’ and ‘St. Clair Flats’ are really nice, meticulously delineating the average great thing about japanese Ohio and the nice Lakes Region.” (Brenda Wineapple - ny instances publication Review)
“Woolson's writing used to be by no means larger than whilst she used to be grappling with the ambivalence of guys like [Henry] James towards ladies like herself. . . . Her brief tales display irony, strength and feeling that sometimes surpass the tales of Edith Wharton and Howells, rivaling 'the Master' himself at the same time they take goal at once at his privilege and presumptions.” (Amy Gentry - Chicago Tribune)
“Like Jane Austen, Woolson’s protagonists knew and understood their position in the inflexible social ladder of appropriate conference, and her graphics are brilliant, photograph excellent snapshots of that point and position . . . Rioux reintroduces an American grasp of regionalism and native color.” (Nancy Powell - Shelf Awareness)
“A effective . . . [and] interesting quantity. . . . those finely-crafted, place-rooted tales are startling of their mythic surroundings, important descriptions, and elegiac tributes to misplaced worlds. they're charged with a quietly ferocious pressure among outdated constructions and the revolutionary mental pix formed through Woolson’s compassion and penetrating imaginative and prescient. . . . Woolson belongs in each American literature collection.” (Booklist, starred review)
“An fascinating selection of seven of Woolson’s subtle, modernist brief tales . . . small yet attractive. . . . This assortment contains tales set within the South, the nice Lakes, Florence, and London, reflecting Woolson’s cosmopolitan worldview, and embodying a robust feel of position with an both powerful feel of character.” (David Holmberg - Bookslut.com)
To have a good time her coming near near biography of Constance Fenimore Woolson, Anne Boyd Rioux has chosen the simplest of this vintage writer's stories.
Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894) was once one of many few nineteenth-century ladies writers thought of the equivalent of her male friends. Harper & Brothers used to be so enamored of her paintings that the enterprise agreed to put up no matter what she may possibly write. during this collecting, Rioux has selected fiction over the process Woolson's lifestyles, together with "In Sloane Street," by no means released because it first seemed in Harper's Bazaar. Woolson's tales shuttle from the agricultural Midwest to the deep South after which around the Atlantic to Italy and England. Her powerful characters and indelible settings supply continuity all through this assortment as do her matters with ardour, creativity, mind's eye, and the calls for of society. no matter if portraying the keeper of a Union soldiers' cemetery within the defeated South, a girl author whose genius is going unrecognized, or the ex-pat denizens of Florence, Woolson's deft characterization and subtlety create a extensive panorama of american citizens and their methods regardless of the place they lived.
By Mark Twain
That includes the brilliantly drawn Roxanna, a mulatto slave who suffers dire results after switching her toddler son together with her master's child, and the smart Pudd'nhead Wilson, an ostracized small-town legal professional, Twain's darkly comedian masterpiece is a provocative exploration of slavery and miscegenation. Leslie A. Fiedler defined the unconventional as "half melodramatic detective tale, part bleak tragedy," noting that "morally, it truly is the most sincere books in our literature." these remarkable Twins, the slapstick tale that developed into Pudd'nhead Wilson, offers a desirable view of the author's process.
The textual content for this contemporary Library Paperback vintage used to be set from the 1894 first American version.
By Matsuo Basho
Basho, one of many maximum of jap poets and the grasp of haiku, used to be additionally a Buddhist monk and a life-long vacationer. His poems mix 'karumi', or lightness of contact, with the Zen perfect of oneness with production. each one poem conjures up the flora and fauna - the cherry blossom, the jumping frog, the summer time moon or the iciness snow - suggesting the smallness of human existence compared to the vastness and drama of nature. Basho himself loved solitude and a existence unfastened from possessions, and his haiku are the paintings of an observant eye and a meditative brain, uncluttered by means of materialism and alive to the wonderful thing about the area round him.
Translated by way of Tom Holland. advent and notes by way of Paul Cartledge.
The Histories of Herodotus, accomplished within the moment half the fifth century BC, is mostly considered as the 1st paintings of historical past and the 1st nice masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few historical past books given that can examine for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His money owed of the nice battles of Marathon and Thermopylae, of Salamis and Plataea, continue to at the present time a matchless epic quality.
More than this, although, The Histories is additionally the resource of a lot of our wisdom of the traditional international. Herodotus was once an forever curious guy, and amassed information regarding the area round him from as many folks and locations as he may examine. background used to be purely the start of his pursuits. even if it was once the pyramids of Egypt, the hashish behavior of the Scythians, the wildlife of Arabia or the desk dancing of the Athenian aristocracy, he used to be interested by all of them. To today, words derived from The Histories - from 'rich as Croesus' to 'tall poppy syndrome' - are a part of the psychological furnishings even of these who haven't learn him. occasionally he's sceptical, and occasionally credulous, yet his love of recounting what he has discovered by no means ceases. principally, as Tom Holland says in his creation, 'Herodotus is the main interesting of historians. certainly he's as enjoyable as somebody who has ever written - historian or not.'
This soaking up new translation, via one in all Britain's such a lot well-known younger historians, permits the entire drama and mysteriousness of this nice ebook to be totally preferred through glossy readers. The resources of our information regarding the area are actually extra in flux than they've been for generations: there may be few greater moments to learn and replicate upon the publication which first sought to organise wisdom.
By James Baldwin
"Nothing however the darkness, and throughout them destruction, and prior to them not anything however the fire-a bastard humans, faraway from God, making a song and crying within the wilderness!" First released in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a quick yet severe, semi-autobiographical exploration of the bothered lifetime of the Grimes family members in Harlem throughout the melancholy.
By Marquis de Sade
'Eh bien ! monsieur, dit-elle à Courval, croyez-vous maintenant qu'il puisse exister au monde une criminelle plus affreuse que l. a. misérable Florville ?... Reconnais-moi, Senneval, reconnais à los angeles fois ta sœur, celle que tu as séduite à Nancy, los angeles meurtrière de ton fils, l'épouse de ton père, et l'infâme créature qui a traîné ta mère à l'échafaud... Oui, messieurs, voilà mes crimes ; sur lequel de vous que je jette les yeux, je n'aperçois qu'un objet d'horreur ; ou je vois mon amant dans mon frère, ou je vois mon époux dans l'auteur de mes jours ; et si c'est sur moi que se portent mes regards, je n'aperçois plus que le monstre exécrable qui poignarda son fils et healthy mourir sa mère. Croyez-vous que le ciel puisse avoir assez de tourments pour moi, ou supposez-vous que je puisse survivre un rapid aux fléaux qui tourmentent mon cœur ?... Non, il me reste encore un crime à commettre : celui-là les vengera tous.'