Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)

By Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë's purely novel, a piece of large and far-reaching effect, the Penguin Classics version of Wuthering Heights is the definitive variation of the textual content, edited with an creation via Pauline Nestor. Lockwood, the hot tenant of Thrushcross Grange, positioned at the bleak Yorkshire moors, is compelled to hunt protect one evening at Wuthering Heights, the house of his landlord. There he discovers the historical past of the tempestuous occasions that came about years ahead of; of the serious courting among the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and the way Catherine, pressured to choose from passionate, tortured Heathcliff and mild, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectancies of her type. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the following iteration, their blameless heirs needs to fight to flee the legacy of the prior. during this version, a brand new preface through Lucasta Miller, writer of The Brontë fable, appears on the ways that the unconventional has been interpreted, from Charlotte Brontë onwards. This enhances Pauline Nestor's advent, which discusses altering severe receptions of the radical, in addition to Emily Brontë's impacts and historical past. Emily Brontë (1818-48), together with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, used to be essentially the most major literary figures of the nineteenth century. She wrote only one strikingly leading edge novel, Wuthering Heights, yet used to be additionally a talented and excessive poet. for those who loved Wuthering Heights, you'll like Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, additionally to be had in Penguin Classics. 'Wuthering Heights is often considered "romantic", yet test rereading it with no being astonished through the comfortableness with which Brontë's characters topic each other to extremes of actual and mental violence' Jeanette Winterson 'As a primary novel, there's little or no which can examine to it. Even Shakespeare took over a decade to arrive the clifftop extremities of King Lear' Sarah Waters

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Last Things

By C. P. Snow

The final within the Strangers and Brothers sequence has Sir Lewis Eliot’s center cease in short in the course of an operation. in the course of restoration he passes judgement on his achievements and goals. matters fall from him leaving merely ironic tolerance. His son Charles takes up his father’s burdens and prefer his father, he's interested in the struggles of sophistication and wealth, yet he demanding situations the institution, risking his destiny in political activities.

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Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famed and debatable novel, which tells the tale of the getting older Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed ardour for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita can be the tale of a hypercivilized eu colliding with the pleased barbarism of postwar the USA. so much of all, it's a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, insanity and transformation.

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The Dalai Lama's Cat

By David Michie

“‘Oh! How cute! I didn’t recognize you had a cat!’ she exclaimed.

I am regularly stunned what number of people make this statement. Why should still His Holiness not have a cat?

‘If simply she may perhaps speak,’ endured the actress. ‘I’m yes she’d have such knowledge to share.’

And so the seed was once planted . . .

I started to imagine that maybe the time had come for me to write down a e-book of my own—a booklet that may exhibit many of the knowledge I’ve discovered sitting now not on the toes of the Dalai Lama yet even nearer, on his lap. A booklet that might inform my very own story . . . how i used to be rescued from a destiny too grisly to consider to turn into the consistent better half of a guy who's not just one of many world’s maximum religious leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but in addition a dab hand with a can opener.”

 

Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of latest Delhi and transported to a existence she can have by no means imagined. In a gorgeous sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she starts her new lifestyles because the Dalai Lama’s cat.

Warmhearted, irreverent, and clever, this cat of many names opens a window to the internal sanctum of lifestyles in Dharamsala. A tiny secret agent staring at the consistent move of personal conferences among His Holiness and everybody from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama’s cat presents us with insights on how to define happiness and that means in a hectic, materialistic international. Her tale will placed a grin at the face of someone who has been blessed through the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.

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Discourse on Method and Related Writings (Penguin Classics)

"It isn't really adequate to have an exceptional brain; it truly is extra vital to exploit it well"

René Descartes used to be a important determine within the medical revolution of the 17th century. In his Discourse on Method he defined the distinction among arithmetic and experimental sciences, and the level to which every you will in attaining walk in the park. Drawing on his personal paintings in geometry, optics, astronomy and body structure, Descartes constructed the hypothetical approach that characterizes sleek technology, and this quickly got here to interchange the conventional options derived from Aristotle. lots of Descartes’ so much radical ideas—such because the disparity among our perceptions and the realities that reason them—have been hugely influential within the improvement of contemporary philosophy.This variation units the Discourse on approach within the wider context of Descartes’ paintings, with the Rules for directing One’s Intelligence in looking for the Truth (1628), extracts from The World (1633) and chosen letters from 1636-9. A spouse quantity, Meditations and different Metaphysical Writings, is usually released in Penguin Classics.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Graham Greene

Graham Greene's vintage exploration of affection, innocence, and morality in Vietnam

"I by no means knew a guy who had larger explanations for all of the hassle he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler comments of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what's probably the main debatable novel of his profession. Pyle is the brash younger idealist despatched out by means of Washington on a mysterious challenge to Saigon, the place the French military struggles opposed to the Vietminh guerrillas.

As younger Pyle's well-intentioned rules blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a professional and cynical British reporter, unearths it very unlikely to face thoroughly apart as an observer. yet Fowler's explanations for intervening are suspect, either to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's appealing Vietnamese mistress.

Originally released in 1956 and two times tailored to movie, The Quiet American is still a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at huge. This Graham Greene Centennial variation features a new introductory essay by way of Robert Stone.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest 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 distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

 

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The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The vintage e-book The residence of the Seven Gables by way of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Hawthorne wrote The condominium of the Seven Gables within the yr after writing The Scarlet Letter and Hawthorne might later remark that he believed The residence of the Seven Gables to be greater than The Scarlet Letter.

Sit again, sit back and luxuriate in The condo of the Seven Gables by way of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (The Biography of Manuel, Book 7)

By James Branch Cabell

A middle-aged pawnbroker-poet is authorized to regain his formative years for a 12 months of amorous adventures during this compelling fable. choked with unusual beasts, alien gods, marvelous lands, appealing women, and an air of mystery of the supernatural, Cabel's allegory leads its hero via affairs with Guenevere and the girl of the Lake in addition to confrontations with God and the Devil.

The 1919 booklet of Jurgen catapulted its writer right into a place as some of the most enigmatic and debatable literary figures of his period. serious reaction ranged from lavish compliment to violent denunciations, together with makes an attempt to have the radical banned for obscenity. glossy readers think about it a landmark within the background of yankee remarkable fiction and a successor to the traditions of Rabelais, Sterne, quick, and Voltaire. Its light mixture of comedy and irony in a wonderful atmosphere has enchanted generations of readers. This version good points greater than a dozen awesome full-page illustrations by means of Frank C. Papé.

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Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The years earlier than he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) have been undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had began, Epoch, collapsed lower than its load of debt; and he was once threatened with debtor's criminal. With an enhance that he controlled to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win sufficient on the roulette desk to get himself out of debt. as an alternative, he misplaced all his funds; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg neighbors for loans to pay his lodge invoice and come again to Russia. one in every of his begging letters went to editor, inquiring for an increase on one more unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the excellent masterpieces of global literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the vanguard of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon studies from his personal felony days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished scholar plagued by his personal nihilism, and the fight among strong and evil. Believing that he's above the legislation, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile capability, he brutally murders an outdated girl — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, unwell, greedy…good for nothing." beaten afterwards by way of emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to felony. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can merely be accomplished via agony. Infused with forceful spiritual, social, and philosophical parts, the radical used to be a right away luck. This remarkable, unforgettable paintings is reprinted the following within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World's Classics)

Alain de Botton's bestselling The Consolations of Philosophy--later made right into a six-part television series--has helped popularize historical philosophy and particularly the paintings of Seneca. This impressive quantity deals the best translation of Seneca's dialogues and essays in print, taking pictures the entire variety of his philosophical pursuits. the following the Stoic thinker outlines his suggestions on the best way to reside in a global. educate to the younger emperor Nero, Seneca wrote workouts in useful philosophy that draw upon modern Roman lifestyles and light up the highbrow issues of the day. in addition they have a lot to claim to the trendy reader, as Seneca levels greatly throughout matters reminiscent of the shortness of lifestyles, tranquility of brain, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief on the lack of a family member. Seneca's obtainable, aphoristic kind makes his writing in particular beautiful as an advent to Stoic philosophy, and belies its recognition for austerity and dogmatism. This variation combines a transparent and glossy translation via John Davies with Tobias Reinhardt's attention-grabbing creation to Seneca's profession, literary variety, and effect, together with an exceptional precis of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. The book's notes are the fullest of any related edition.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different priceless beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions by way of best specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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