The Roosevelt I Knew (Penguin Classics) by Frances Perkins

By Frances Perkins

A brilliant and intimate portrait of the hot Deal president by means of the 1st girl ever appointed to the U.S. cupboard.

while Frances Perkins first met Franklin D. Roosevelt at a dance in 1910, she used to be a tender social employee and he was once an enticing younger guy creating a modest debut in country politics. Over the following thirty-five years, she watched his occupation spread, turning into either a detailed family members good friend and a relied on political affiliate whose tenure as secretary of work spanned his complete management. FDR and his presidential guidelines remain commonly mentioned within the school room and within the media, and The Roosevelt I Knew bargains a distinct window onto the guy whose braveness and pioneering reforms nonetheless resonate within the lives of american citizens at the present time.

Show description

Cuentos completos by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

«Pero no es los angeles forma o los aspectos estilísticos lo verdaderamente importante de estas narraciones, sino los angeles sobrecogedora capacidad de Melville para armonizar situación y personaje hasta el punto de resultar imposible discernir lo uno de lo otro.» José Antonio Gurpegui, El Cultural de El Mundo

Muchos de los héroes melvilleanos temen y sufren «la deriva common de los angeles masa de los angeles humanidad hacia el más completo de los olvidos» de los angeles misma angustiosa manera que tratan de oponerse a ella. los angeles propia deriva de Melville en su tiempo, incomprendido y escasamente valorado por el público y los angeles sociedad literaria, no auguraba el reconocimiento que le reservaría los angeles posteridad. Desplazados, retirados, víctimas de grandes mudanzas, sus personajes tratan de encontrar un sentido a los angeles soledad que finalmente ha caído sobre sus vidas: a veces lo encuentran, sí, y entonces alguno de ellos, «con genio y sin fama, es más feliz que un rey»; otros se aferran obsesivamente a una obra que les identifica, como puede ser un campanario, un «Gran Aparato Hidrostático» o una chimenea, y en esa identificación hallan l. a. muerte, un fracaso investido de dignidad o, al contrario, el valor de una insobornable resistencia; algunos, como el protagonista de «La veranda», persiguen quimeras sólo para descubrir que ellos mismos son los angeles quimera de otros menos afortunados; y otros, en fin, como el marino Daniel Orme, se llevan a los angeles tumba el secreto de su hosquedad y su silencio.

En este volumen se recogen los Cuentos completos de Melville y el lector tendrá ocasión de descubrir en él no sólo las claves de una literatura inspiradísima, extemporánea y visionaria, sino también los angeles apreciable deuda que l. a. posteridad ha contraído, y quizá no saldado, con su autor, sin duda uno de los mayores precursores de las corrientes literarias del siglo XX.

Herman Melville nació en Nueva York en 1819, hijo de un comerciante. Muerto el padre en los angeles ruina en 1832, tuvo que dejar l. a. escuela y trabajar en los más diversos empleos. En 1839 se embarcó en un buque mercante, y en 1841 en un ballenero, que abandonó junto con un compañero en las Islas Marquesas, donde vivieron con una tribu caníbal. De allí fue rescatado por un ballenero australiano, del que desertó tras un motín. Después de una temporada en Honolulu, se enroló en los angeles fragata usa y volvió a Estados Unidos en 1844. De todos estos viajes surgieron las novelas que publicaría a lo largo de los siete años siguientes: Taipí (1846) y Omú (1847; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXXI), ambientadas en los Mares del Sur; Mardi (1849), una fantasía alegórica; Redburn (1849), sobre su primer viaje; Chaqueta Blanca</i< (1850, ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXIV), sobre los angeles travesía a bordo del usa; y Moby Dick (1851), que, pese a su real celebridad, pasó casi inadvertida.

Su obra posterior tampoco contó con las simpatías del público: Pierre o las ambigüedades (1852), Israel Potter (1855), The Piazza stories (1856) y The Confidence-Man (1857) no le permitieron seguir viviendo de los angeles literatura. En 1866 consiguió un empleo de inspector de aduanas en el puerto de Nueva York. En esa ciudad murió veinticinco años después, en 1891.

Show description

Knulp by Hermann Hesse

By Hermann Hesse

First released in 1915, Knulp was once Hesse's hottest e-book within the years sooner than Demian. this can be the 1st version in English.

Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from city to city, staying with buddies who feed and defend him. continuously refusing to tie himself right down to any exchange, position, or individual, he even deserts the spouse who may be thought of Hermann Hesse himself the summer season they cross tramping together.

Knulp's exile is completely satisfied, light, self-absorbed. yet hidden underneath the sunshine floor of those "Tales from the lifetime of Knulp" is the sense of right and wrong of an artist who suspects that his liberation is valueless, even immoral. As he lies demise in a storm from snow, Knulp has an interview with God within which he reproaches himself for his wasted existence. however it is printed to Knulp that the complete objective of his lifestyles has been to deliver "a little homseickness for freedom" into the lives of standard males.

Show description

Villette by Charlotte Brontë

By Charlotte Brontë

When Lucy Snowe leaves England to appear for a brand new existence at the Continent she has no inspiration what lies in shop for her. This quiet, lonely woman needs to study fast while she reveals herself educating in a overseas tuition, without neighbors or family members to depend upon. although it's now not lengthy till figures from Lucy's prior seem and he or she turns into considering dilemmas which motivate new and passionate emotions in her.

Show description

The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei (Volume 3, by David Tod Roy

By David Tod Roy

Uploader's observe: as a result of a naming clash with different Volumes within the sequence (and the issues this reasons with a few torrent clients), this publication is being reuploaded with a distinct filename. not anything else has changed.

In this 3rd quantity of a deliberate five-volume sequence, David Roy offers an entire and annotated translation of the recognized Chin P'ing Mei, an nameless sixteenth-century chinese language novel that specializes in the family lifetime of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider who continues a harem of six better halves and concubines. This paintings, identified essentially for its erotic realism, is additionally a landmark within the improvement of narrative art--not simply from a in particular chinese language point of view but additionally in a world-historical context.

Written in the course of the moment 1/2 the 16th century and primary released in 1618, The Plum within the Golden Vase is famous for its strangely glossy strategy. With the potential exception of The story of Genji (ca. 1010) and Don Quixote (1605, 1615), there isn't any prior paintings of prose fiction of equivalent sophistication in global literature. even supposing its significance within the background of chinese language narrative has lengthy been famous, the technical virtuosity of the writer, that's extra such as the Dickens of Bleak House, the Joyce of Ulysses, or the Nabokov of Lolita than something in past chinese language fiction, has no longer but got sufficient reputation. this can be partially simply because the entire current ecu translations are both abridged or according to an inferior recension of the textual content. This translation and its annotation goal to faithfully characterize and elucidate the entire rhetorical positive aspects of the unique in its such a lot actual shape and thereby permit the Western reader to understand this chinese language masterpiece at its precise worth.

Replete with convincing portrayals of the darker facet of human nature, it may entice somebody attracted to a compelling tale, compellingly instructed.

Show description

Sister Carrie (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie, through Theodore Dreiser, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals 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 a number of the notable positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc>* </UL>All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to more desirable requisites; a few contain illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to increase every one reader's realizing of those enduring works.
When small-town Carrie Meeber arrives in Nineties Chicago, she can't be aware of what awaits. Callow, attractive, and by myself, she reviews the bitterness of temptation and trouble whilst she units her attractions on a greater existence. Drawn through the seductive wish to upward thrust above her social classification, Carrie aspires to the pinnacle of the performing career in ny, whereas the fellow who has develop into enthusiastic about her gambles every little thing for her sake and attracts close to the threshold of destruction.

Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie (1900) was once encouraged by way of the lifetime of certainly one of his sisters, who had eloped to manhattan with a disreputable lover. Its sympathetic depiction of Carrie’s amorous affairs surprised its writer, whose grudging efforts gained few preliminary readers till the book’s winning re-publication in 1907. this day it resonates with Dreiser’s clear-sighted figuring out of lifestyles within the more and more mercantile international of the massive urban, and together with his trust within the domination of destiny over loose will. rather within the unflinching tragedy of its ultimate chapters, the unconventional broke new flooring in American fiction for its gritty realism and for the nature of Carrie, who starts “a half-equipped little knight” and turns into a very glossy woman.
<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Herbert Leibowitz</B> is the editor and writer of Parnassus: Poetry in Review. His books comprise Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography and Hart Crane: An creation to the Poetry. he's at the moment writing a severe biography of William Carlos Williams.

Show description

The Jungle (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

The Jungle, by means of Upton Sinclair, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber versions at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the extraordinary beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's best writers and students Biographies of the authors Chronologies of latest old, biographical, and cultural occasions Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged via the paintings reviews through different recognized authors examine inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies Bibliographies for additional studying Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriateAll versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to greater standards; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to improve each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.</b> <b>Upton Sinclair’s muckraking masterpiece The Jungle facilities on Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant operating in Chicago’s notorious Packingtown. rather than discovering the yankee Dream, Rudkus and his kin inhabit a brutal, soul-crushing city jungle ruled by means of grasping bosses, pitiless con-men, and corrupt politicians.

While Sinclair’s major aim was once the industry’s appalling exertions stipulations, the analyzing public was once so much outraged through the disgusting dirt and illness in American foodstuff that his novel uncovered. for that reason, President Theodore Roosevelt demanded an respectable research, which fast ended in the passage of the natural nutrients and Drug legislation. For a piece of fiction to have such an impression outdoor its literary context is very infrequent. (At the time of The Jungle’s ebook in 1906, the single novel to have ended in social switch on the same scale in the USA used to be Uncle Tom’s Cabin.)

Today, The Jungle continues to be a correct portrait of capitalism at its worst and an impassioned account of the human spirit dealing with approximately insurmountable challenges.

Maura Spiegel teaches literature and movie at Columbia college and Barnard collage. She is the coauthor of The Grim Reader and The Breast e-book: An Intimate and Curious History. She coedits Literature and Medicine, a journal.


Show description

Sobre el poder (Taurus Great Ideas) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Éstos son los mejores escritos de Shakespeare sobre el poder en todas sus formas: en el amor, en los angeles guerra, en los angeles política y en l. a. familia. De las desmesuradas ambiciones de Macbeth al frágil keep watch over de l. a. autoridad de Ricardo II, de las violentas rivalidades del rey Lear a l. a. exquisita poesía de sus sonetos de amor, estos textos muestran, con sutileza filosófica y agudeza psicológica, cómo los hombres se manipulan y dominan mutuamente. nice principles A lo largo de l. a. historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado l. a. manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, los angeles discordia, los angeles guerra y los angeles revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas principles sacudieron l. a. civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos.

Show description

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

By Evelyn Waugh

Lord Copper, newspaper wealthy person and owner of the Daily Beast, has consistently prided himself on his intuitive aptitude for recognizing ace journalists. that isn't to claim he has no longer made the unusual blunder, although, and should in a second of weak spot make one other. performing on a cocktail party tip from Mrs. Algernon sew, Lord Copper feels confident that he has hit on simply the chap to hide a promising battle within the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So starts off Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of flawed id and brilliantly irreverent satire of the anxious pursuit of sizzling information.

Show description