Literature

Download E-books A Room with a View (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By E. M. Forster

A captivating story of the conflict among bourgeois repression and radical romanticism, E. M. Forster’s 3rd novel has lengthy been the most well-liked of his early works. a tender lady, Lucy Honeychurch, and her chaperon—products of right Edwardian England—visit a tempestuous, passionate Italy. Their “room with a view” lets them inspect a global a long way varied from their very own, an international unconcerned with conference, unfettered via social rituals, and unafraid of emotion. quickly Lucy unearths herself guaranteed to an evidently “unsuitable” guy, the melancholic George Emerson, whose mistaken advances she dare no longer publicize. again domestic, her buddy and mentor Charlotte Bartlett and her mom, try and control her into marriage with the extra “appropriate” yet smotheringly boring Cecil Vyse, whose surname indicates the imprisoning impression he might have on Lucy’s spirit.

A colourful gallery of characters, together with George’s riotously humorous father, Lucy’s sullen brother, the novelist Eleanor Lavish, and the reverend Mr. Beebe, line up on both sides, and A Room with a View unfolds as a delightfully satiric comedy of manners and an immensely pleasurable love tale.

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Download E-books Romola (Penguin Classics) PDF

By George Eliot

One among George Eliot's such a lot bold and inventive novels, Romola is determined in Renaissance Florence throughout the turbulent years following the expulsion of the robust Medici relatives within which the zealous spiritual reformer Savonarola rose to regulate town. At its middle is Romola, the committed daughter of a blind pupil, married to the shrewdpermanent yet finally treacherous Tito whose duplicity in either love and politics threatens to break every thing she values, and he or she needs to separate from to discover her personal course in existence. defined by way of Eliot as 'written with my top blood', the tale of Romola's highbrow and non secular awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, performed out opposed to a turbulent ancient backdrop.

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Download E-books Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel PDF

By Jessica Knoll

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Fans of Gone Girl and The lady at the Train will thrill at “the excellent page-turner to begin your summer time” (People, ebook of the Week): Luckiest woman Alive—described by means of Reese Witherspoon as “one of these reads you simply can’t placed down!”

Loved long gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest lady Alive is] simply as addictive.”
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“Jessica Knoll introduces you on your new most sensible frenemy, and you’re going to like it. . . .Destined to develop into one of many summer’s such a lot gripping reads.”
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“With the crafty and verve of Gillian Flynn yet an depth all its personal, Luckiest woman Alive is a debut you won’t are looking to miss.”
—Megan Abbott, writer of Dare Me and The Fever

Luckiest woman Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. . . . Knoll hits it out of the park.”
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HER excellent lifestyles is an ideal LIE.

As on the prestigious Bradley institution, Ani FaNelli persisted a surprising, public humiliation that left her eager to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous task, pricey dresser, and good-looking blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to residing the right lifestyles she’s labored so not easy to achieve.

yet Ani has a secret.

There’s whatever else buried in her prior that also haunts her, anything inner most and painful that threatens to bubble to the skin and damage everything.

With a novel voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest lady Alive explores the insufferable strain that such a lot of girls believe to “have all of it” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition were retaining a scandalous fact, and a center that is greater than it first appears.

The query is still: will breaking her silence break all that she has labored for—or, will it in the end, set Ani unfastened?

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Download E-books A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Laurence Sterne

'Love is not anything with no feeling. And feeling continues to be much less with out love.'

Celebrated in its personal day because the progenitor of 'a tuition of soft writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators a result of humour and mischievous eroticism that tell Mr Yorick's travels. getting down to trip to France and Italy he will get little additional than Lyons yet unearths a lot to understand, unlike modern go back and forth writers whom Sterne satirizes within the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A grasp of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is however as involved as his friends with exploring the character of advantage; in contrast to different writers of soft fiction Sterne insists at the inseparability of wish and feeling.

This new version features a choice from The Sermons of Mr Yorick, which make clear the troubles of the Journey, The magazine to Eliza, which files Sterne's emotions as he languishes for the corporate of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on an area ecclesiastical squabble that used to be the catalyst for Sterne's literary career.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative useful good points, together with professional introductions through best gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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Download E-books Dita Saxovna PDF

By Arnost Lustig

Dita Saxova is an eighteen-year-old focus camp survivor attempting to begin a brand new existence in postwar Prague. dwelling in a distinct hostel for orphans from the camps, too outdated to be cared for parentally, too younger to be totally grownup, too soaked in truth to harbor many illusions, Dita struggles to reconcile struggles to reconcile her unfathomable earlier together with her enigmatic destiny. First released in Czech in 1962, then in English in 1979, Dita Saxova confirms Arnost Lustig's position as one of many masterful storytellers of the Holocaust period.

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Lustig's novel received the nationwide Jewish publication Award upon its 1979 debut. The semiautobiographical story relates the tale of a tender Czechoslovakian girl attempting to placed her lifestyles again jointly after surviving the Holocaust. A "touching and painful story" ( LJ 7/79) for international collections.

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Download E-books An Ocean in Iowa PDF

By Peter Hedges

In a small city in Iowa, Scotty Ocean has introduced that seven goes to be his yr. It does become his yr, yet no longer relatively the single he had imagined. it's the 12 months his mom abandons the family members. at the start, Scotty does unbelievable issues to get her to come back. whilst he realizes she will not be coming again, he comes to a decision he needs to substitute her. And whilst that proves very unlikely, he's taking the dramatic step of attempting to stay seven forever.

Funny, unhappy, and consistently fabulous, An Ocean in Iowa explores the delicate contracts among mom and dad and youngsters and what it rather capacity to develop up.

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Download E-books The Shaman and the Heresiarch: A New Interpretation of the Li sao (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) PDF

By Gopal Sukhu

The first book-length research in English of the chinese language vintage, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). contains translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.

The Li sao (also referred to as Encountering Sorrow), attributed to the poet-statesman Qu Yuan (4th–3rd century BCE), is without doubt one of the cornerstones of the chinese language poetic culture. It has lengthy been studied as China’s first prolonged allegory in poetic shape, but so much students agree that there's little or no within the two-thousand-year-old culture of statement on it that convincingly explains its supernatural flights, its complicated floral imagery, or the gender ambiguity of its basic poetic character. The Shaman and the Heresiarch is the first book-length learn of the Li sao in English, providing new translations of either the Li sao and the Nine Songs. The booklet strains the shortcomings of the earliest extant observation on these texts, that of Wang Yi, again to the quasi-divinatory equipment of the hugely politicized culture of chinese language classical hermeneutics normally, and the political machinations of a Han dynasty empress dowager specifically. It additionally deals a wholly new interpretation of the Li sao, one established no longer on Qu Yuan hagiography yet on what overdue Warring States interval artifacts and texts, together with lately unearthed texts, train us concerning the cultural context that produced the poem. In that gentle we see within the Li sao not just a mirrored image of the period of the good classical chinese language philosophers, but in addition the breakdown of the political-religious order of the traditional nation of Chu.

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Download E-books Rimbaud: Visions and Habitations PDF

By Edward Ahearn

Edward Ahearn is Professor Emeritus. Ph.D. Yale college. Comparative Literature; nineteenth and twentieth century French literature and poetry; literary idea; literature and town. His courses comprise: Rimbaud, Visions and Habitations (1983); Marx and sleek Fiction (1989); Visionary Fictions (1996); city Confrontations in Literature and Social technological know-how, 1848-2001 (2010).

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Download E-books Abandon PDF

By Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is instantly a trendy highbrow secret and a pulse-quickening love story—the love in query being without delay sacred and profane.

John Macmillan, a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to check the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi, all at once turns into inquisitive about both soaking up quests. the 1st is for a mysterious Rumi manuscript which can were smuggled out of Iran; the second one for the elusive Camilla Jensen, who consistently deals herself to him simply to continually slip from his grab. Are those quests one way or the other similar? and will Macmillan provide himself over to them with out wasting his occupation and identity?

Moving deftly from California academia to the mosques of Iran, full of insights into the minds of Islam and the trendy West, Abandon is a magic carpet-ride of a booklet.

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