Download I promessi sposi (Libri dello spirito cristiano) by Alessandro Manzoni PDF

By Alessandro Manzoni

Che allegria c'è? cos'hanno di bello tutti costoro? Saltò fuori da quel covile di pruni; e vestitosi a mezzo, corse a aprire una finestra, e guardò… Erano uomini, donne, fanciulli, a brigate, a coppie, soli; e andavano insieme, come amici a un viaggio convenuto… Guardava, guardava; e gli cresceva in cuore una più che curiosità di saper cosa mai potesse comunicare un trasporto uguale a tanta gente diversa.

Renzo, Lucia, l'Innominato, don Rodrigo, don Abbondio, l. a. monaca di Monza, padre Cristoforo: in questi e negli altri memorabili personaggi di questo romanzo semplice e profondo si agitano i drammi, i dolori e le gioie di tutti. Manzoni lavorò con febbrile cura a questo suo capolavoro, offrendo una delle opere più alte e durature della letteratura mondiale. Oggetto di molte letture distorte e di molte riduzioni, il grande e formidabile romanzo si propone ancora oggi con una forza e una ricchezza inimitabili. Oltre che essere una lettura tra le più godibili e coinvolgenti, l. a. storia di Renzo e Lucia si offre come strumento prezioso in step with affrontare le molte sfide di fronte alle quali si trova los angeles nostra cultura.

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Download Kim (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Rudyard Kipling PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling has been attacked for championing British imperialism and celebrated for satirizing it. in reality, he did either. Nowhere does he show his personal ambivalence extra strongly than in Kim, his rousing experience novel of a tender guy of many allegiances.

Kimball O Hara grows up an orphan within the walled urban of Lahore, India. Deeply dedicated to an outdated Tibetan lama yet excited about a mystery undertaking for the British, Kim struggles to weave the strands of his existence right into a unmarried development. Charged with motion and suspense, but profoundly religious, Kim vividly expresses the sounds and scents, shades and characters, opulence and squalor of advanced, contradictory India less than British rule.

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Download L'égaré by Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

Ayant échoué à un examen, l’étudiant Liebmann s’enferme peu à peu dans une spirale d’échecs. Lorsqu’il arrive une fois encore en retard à son cours de grec, le Professeur, déjà responsable de son redoublement, n’aura de cesse de le tourmenter.

Cette nouvelle de Stefan Zweig, parue en 1908 et jusqu’à aujourd’hui inédite en français, nous plonge au cœur des réflexions d’un jeune homme ordinaire en proie au désespoir le plus profond.

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Download The Jungle Books (Penguin Classics) by Rudyard Kipling PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

The tale of the man-cub Mowgli who's raised by means of wolves within the Indian jungle, guided via his mentors Baloo the endure, Bagheera the black panther and the traditional python Kaa, and who confronts his arch-enemy Shere Khan the tiger, is among the maximum literary myths ever created. Mowgli's adventures are juxtaposed with different animal tales set within the British Empire, starting from the heroic conflict of 'Rikki-tikki-tavi' and the Himalayan pastoral 'Purun Bhagat' to the drama of survival in 'The White Seal'. With The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling drew on historic beast fables, Buddhist philosophy and thoughts of his Anglo-Indian upbringing to create a wealthy, symbolic portrait of guy and nature, and an everlasting vintage of early life that has had an enduring impression on our imaginations.

Part of a sequence of recent variants of Kipling's works in Penguin Classics, this quantity includes a normal Preface by means of Jan Montefiore and an advent by means of Kaori Nagai discussing the numerous imperial, Indian and literary contexts of The Jungle Books.

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Download The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire by Jack London PDF

By Jack London

'To this present day Jack London is the main largely learn American author within the world,' E. L. Doctorow wrote within the big apple occasions ebook evaluate. usually thought of to be London's maximum success, the decision of the Wild introduced him overseas acclaim while it was once released in 1903. His tale of the puppy greenback, who learns to outlive within the bleak Yukon desert, is seen through many as his symbolic autobiography. 'No different renowned author of his time did any higher writing than you can find within the name of the Wild,' stated H. L. Mencken. 'Here, certainly, are the entire components of sound fiction.'

White Fang (1906), which London conceived as a 'complete antithesis and significant other piece to the decision of the Wild,' is the story of an abused wolf-dog tamed by means of publicity to civilization. additionally integrated during this quantity is 'To construct a Fire,' a marvelously desolate brief tale set within the Klondike, yet containing all of the components of a vintage Greek tragedy.

'The indispensable Jack London is within the on-rushing compulsive-ness of his northern stories,' famous James Dickey. 'Few males have extra convincingly tested the relationship among the artistic powers of the person author and the subconscious force to reproduce and to outlive, present in the wildlife. . . . London is in and devoted to his creations to a point pretty much unheard of within the composition of fiction.'

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Download Akira v5 by Katsuhiro Otomo PDF

By Katsuhiro Otomo

Within the twenty first century, the once-glittering Neo-Tokyo lies in ruins, leveled in mins by way of the countless strength of the kid psychic titanic, Akira. Now a wilderness of rubble and anarchy, the nice Tokyo Empire rises, a ragtag crew of zealots and crazies who worship and worry Akira and his mad best minister, Tetsuo, an indignant youngster with colossal powers of his personal - and both tremendous twisted objectives. The planet at huge isn't taking the risk mendacity down, besides the fact that, and the may possibly of the realm is able to tackle the Empire, yet will technology's so much complex weaponry be sufficient to break Akira - and is Tetsuo an ever better hazard? The 5th bankruptcy in a sweeping epic of over 2000 pages, Akira five is the penultimate act of a fabulous graphic-novel masterpiece of awe-inspiring mind's eye and gut-wrenching strength, and the foundation for the vintage Akira lively movie.

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Download Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' sees a child born in 1860 start existence as an previous guy after which age backwards. F. Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this type of inversion while he referred to as his period 'a iteration grown as much as locate all Gods useless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken'. maybe nowhere in American fiction has this 'Lost Generation' been extra vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald's brief fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American panorama, this assortment captures, with Fitzgerald's signature mixture of attraction and disillusionment, the US throughout the Jazz Age.

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Download Howards End by E. M. Forster PDF

By E. M. Forster

Creation through Alfred Kazan

First released in 1910, Howards End is the unconventional that earned E. M. Forster attractiveness as an enormous author. At its middle lie families—the prosperous and business-minded Wilcoxes and the aesthetic and idealistic Schlegels. whilst the gorgeous and autonomous Helen Schlegel starts an impetuous affair with the ardent Paul Wilcox, a chain of occasions is sparked—some very humorous, a few very tragic—that ends up in a dispute over who will inherit Howards finish, the Wilcoxes' fascinating nation domestic. As a lot in regards to the conflict among person wills because the conflict among the sexes and the periods, Howards End is a unique whose vital guideline, "Only connect," continues to be a robust prescription for contemporary lifestyles.

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Download Stephen Hero by James Joyce PDF

By James Joyce

It was once initially rejected on grounds of indecency—so the tale goes— by means of twenty publishers, whereupon Joyce threw the manuscript within the fireplace, yet Mrs. Joyce rescued numerous unburnt portions.

Although Joyce later totally rewrote his novel of a tender Irishman's uprising opposed to church, nation and relations, this early model is fantastically composed, the temper being extra discursive and private than in A Portrait. Many episodes later reduce for the sake of fine novelistic shape, in particular autobiographical episodes of sensual and relations existence, are totally provided, with the most vivacious discussion Joyce ever wrote. among them, the 2 models provide us a transparent instance of Joyce's literary improvement in addition to many info of his life.

This version of Stephen Hero for the 1st time published the 5 lacking pages of the unconventional discovered one of the papers within the Joyce selection of the Cornell college Library. those pages fill gaps within the textual content as edited in 1956 by means of John J. Slocum and Herbert Cahoon and likewise expand the narrative. the most textual content of Stephen Hero is a attached, approximately self-contained passage of 383 manuscript pages which became up quickly after Joyce's demise. It was once first edited by means of Theodore Spencer and released through New instructions in 1944. during this version, introductions through the successive editors speak about the literary and bibliographical elements of this crucial early paintings through one of many nice smooth masters.

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Download Vite Parallele. Vol. 1 by Plutarch PDF

By Plutarch

Spesso un breve episodio, una parola, un motto di spirito mette in luce il carattere molto meglio che non battaglie con migliaia di morti, grandissimi schieramenti di eserciti, assedi di città. Di vite e non di storia s'impegna a scrivere Plutarco, autore di lingua greca tra i più importanti e fecondi del mondo classico. Nato a Cheronea intorno al 50 d.C., durante il regno dell'imperatore Claudio, egli fu cittadino dell'Impero romano e condusse una lunga vita: morì ottantenne, dopo essere stato studioso, politico, filosofo, scrittore e sacerdote del dio Apollo a Delfi. Consapevole di vivere in una fase della storia caratterizzata dalla necessità di riunire sotto un unico cielo due mondi distinti, quello greco e quello latino, Plutarco reinterpretò in modo originale los angeles tradizione romana della biografia aneddotica, modificandone los angeles forma e l. a. struttura in step with venire incontro alle nuove esigenze di un impero che aveva sempre meno frontiere tra Oriente e Occidente. Le Vite Parallele raccolgono così, a coppie, le biografie di un uomo illustre greco e di un suo corrispettivo latino, scelti secondo criteri di somiglianza nel carattere o nel destino, allo scopo, di natura morale, di mettere in luce l'uomo.

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