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Download E-books Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu - Gambara - Massimilla Doni PDF

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By Honoré de Balzac

« L'œuvre et l'exécution tuées par l. a. trop grande abondance du principe créateur » : telle est, selon Balzac, l'idée commune aux trois Études philosophiques que sont Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu, Gambara et Massimilla Doni.

Au début du XVIIe siècle, le peintre visionnaire Frenhofer est hanté par sa pièce maîtresse, l. a. Belle Noiseuse, à laquelle il travaille depuis dix ans, et que nul n'a jamais vue : Nicolas Poussin lui suggest un modèle féminin vulnerable de lui inspirer los angeles perfection qu'il veut atteindre (Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu). los angeles même quête d'absolu anime le héros de Gambara, compositeur à los angeles recherche du « principe musical » situé au-delà de toute réalisation, et dont los angeles folie n'a d'égale que l'impuissance du ténor Emilio dans Massimilla Doni, récit à l. a. gloire de Venise et de l'opéra italien.

Comme l'écrivait Balzac en 1839, le lecteur de ces trois « contes artistes » apprendra avant tout « par quelles lois arrive le suicide de l'art ».

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Download E-books A Christmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket on the Hearth (Barnes & Noble Classics) PDF

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A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket at the Hearth, through Charles Dickens, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variations at reasonable costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are many of the extraordinary gains of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from modern day most sensible writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date historic, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged through the paintings
  • Comments through different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for extra analyzing
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All versions are fantastically designed and are published to more advantageous necessities; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to increase each one reader's knowing of those enduring works.


Generations of readers were enchanted via Dickens’s A Christmas Carol—the so much joyful ghost tale ever written, and the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ethical regeneration. Written in exactly a number of weeks, A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit, whose relations reveals pleasure even in poverty, and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he's visited via the ghosts of Christmas previous, current, and future.

From Scrooge’s “Bah!” and “Humbug!” to Tiny Tim’s “God bless us each one!” A Christmas Carol shines with heat, decency, kindness, humility, and the worth of the vacations. yet underneath its sentimental floor, A Christmas Carol bargains one other of Dickens’s sharply serious pictures of a brutal society, and an inspiring party of the opportunity of religious, mental, and social change.

This new quantity collects Dickens’s 3 most famed “Christmas Books,” together with The Chimes, a brand new Year’s story, and The Cricket at the Hearth, whose eponymous creature continues to be silent in the course of sorrow and chirps amid happiness.

Katharine Kroeber Wiley, the daughter of a student and a sculptor, has a level in English Literature from Occidental collage. Her paintings has seemed in Boundary Two and the hot booklet, Lore of the Dolphin. She is at present engaged on a booklet on Victorian Christmas writings.

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Download E-books The Karamazov Brothers (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky's final and maximum novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is either a brilliantly instructed crime tale and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist highbrow Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly beginner Alyosha - are all at a few point involved.

Bound up with this extreme family members drama is Dostoevsky's exploration of many deeply felt principles concerning the lifestyles of God, the query of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous results of rationalism. the unconventional is additionally richly comedian: the Russian Orthodox Church, the criminal method, or even the authors so much adored reasons and ideology are provided with a notice of irreverence, in order that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and insanity, love and hatred, correct and incorrect are not any longer jointly particular. Rebecca West thought of it "the allegory for the world's maturity", yet with young children to the fore. This new translation does complete justice to Doestoevsky's genius, fairly within the use of the spoken observe, which levels over each mode of human expression.

Readership: scholars of Russian literature from a degree upwards; scholars of comparative or nineteenth-century literature from a degree as much as postgraduate.

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Download E-books La Duchesse de Langeais (French Edition) PDF

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Common Armand de Montriveau, a conflict hero, is enamored of Duchess Antoinette de Langeais, a coquettish, married noblewoman who invitations him to a ball yet eventually refuses his sexual advances after which disappears. Assisted through the robust team referred to as The 13, who join an occult kind of freemasonry, common Montriveau reveals the duchess in a Spanish monastery of Discalced Carmelites less than the identify of Sister Theresa.

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Download E-books Le premier roi du monde : L'épopée de Gilgamesh PDF

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By Jacques Cassabois, Charlotte Gastaut

Gilgamesh est demi-dieu et roi de los angeles Grande Ourouk, vintage cité mésopotamienne. Il est puissant mais merciless et opprime son peuple. Pour le punir, les dieux décident de lui faire goûter à l'humanité, dont il forget about l. a. saveur. Ils sèment alors en son cœur los angeles graine de l'amitié et de l'amour dont los angeles fleur naissante s'épanouira chaque jour et air of mystery pour nom Enkidou, un homme, un ami, un frère.

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Download E-books Early Socratic Dialogues (Penguin Classics) PDF

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By Plato, Trevor J. Saunders

Wealthy in drama and humour, the Early Socratic Dialogues contain the debatable Ion, a debate on poetic proposal; Laches, within which Socrates seeks to outline bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the connection among philosophy and politics. jointly, those dialogues supply a definitive portrait of the true Socrates and lift matters nonetheless keenly debated by means of philosophers, forming an incisive review of Plato's philosophy.

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

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Download E-books The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics) PDF

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An creation by means of Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he turns into embroiled within the frantic amatory and monetary intrigues which centre round a forged of brilliantly realised characters and which finally bring about tragedy, he emerges as a different mix of the Christian perfect of perfection and Dostoevsky's personal perspectives, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly features of each different personality within the novel. Dostoevsky provides a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling category of his day who've created a global which can't accomodate the goodness of this fool.

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Download E-books Mi Ántonia PDF

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By Willa Cather

A los diez años Jim Burden pierde a sus padres y deja su Virginia natal para trasladarse a casa de sus abuelos en Nebraska. En el viaje conoce a Ántonia, cuatro años mayor que él, hija de una familia de emigrantes bohemios en busca de l. a. tierra de las oportunidades. Nebraska podía representar aún, a fines del siglo XIX, ese sueño; pero los Burden llevan años asentados allí y, para ellos, que son de origen anglosajón y se consideran genuinamente «americanos», hay algo definitivamente espurio y «distinto» en las nuevas oleadas de inmigrantes escandinavos y centroeuropeos. El pequeño Jim descubre, pues, que, pese a ser vecinos, él pertenece a un mundo al que Ántonia no pertenece, y que el de ésta es infinitamente más precario y atribulado. Su amistad se impondrá, sin embargo, a los prejuicios de los hombres y a los golpes del destino; de l. a. infancia a l. a. madurez, será para ambos un referente necesario y un vínculo irrompible.

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