The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Barnes & Noble Library of by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Did Edwin Drood easily vanish into the evening on Christmas Eve, or was once he murdered with a black silk shawl by way of his uncle Jasper? Or was once he almost certainly performed in with a strolling stick, brandished through one Neville Landless?

It has purely been a couple of months considering the fact that John Jasper, the choirmaster at Cloisterham Cathedral, bought a trip from his nephew Edwin. Edwin is considering finishing his prepared engagement to Rosa Bud. The missed bride-to-be, despite the fact that, has different admirers: Rosa’s terrifying choirmaster, the exact same uncle Jasper, and her ally Helena’s unstable dual, Neville Landless. With either John and Neville toting attainable homicide guns to a Christmas Eve dinner, Dickens’ maximum unsolved secret heats up fast.

Alas, The secret of Edwin Drood was once left unfinished at Dickens’ loss of life in 1870, compelling generations of readers to rummage between shadowy clues—and a wide forged of sinister and comedian characters—to deduce Edwin’s killer for themselves. If, that's, Dickens ever meant him to be murdered at all.

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Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

While girl Windermere starts off to suspect her husband of infidelity, she confronts him, accusing him of getting an affair with a lady referred to as Mrs. Erlynne. Lord Windermere denies her accusations, however the actual id of Mrs. Erlynne is much more surprising than girl Windermere expects.

Lady Windermere’s Fan has turn into one among Oscar Wilde’s so much recognized performs, and is the foundation of the well-known literary quote, “We are all within the gutter, yet a few of us are taking a look at the stars.” it's been tailored numerous instances for movie, such a lot lately for the 2009 movie A reliable Woman, starring Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson.

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Washington Square by Henry James

By Henry James

A mediados del siglo XIX, cuando las nuevas clases emergentes ya empezaban a mudarse al norte de big apple, un rico y prestigioso médico neoyorquino se construye una casa en Washington sq.. Es una «casa bonita, moderna», con terraza y porche de mármol. A ella se traslada a vivir en compañía de su hermana, una viuda romántica y sentimental, amiga de los secretos, y de su única hija Catherine, que a los veinticinco años no ha conseguido ser, según su padre, ni hermosa ni inteligente. A Catherine le corresponde, sin embargo, una herencia massive, y cuando en su vida aparece un joven guapo y encantador, aunque sin oficio ni beneficio, el physician no duda de que no puede sentirse atraído por ninguna cualidad de su hija que no sea el dinero. Henry James trazó en Washington sq. (1880) un soberbio retrato de inside alrededor de una mujer que se descubrirá en posesión de algo que, rodeada de tiranía y oscuridad, ni siquiera había intuido que tenía: voluntad.

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La niña de los embustes, Teresa de Manzanares (Penguin by Alonso de Castillo Solórzano

By Alonso de Castillo Solórzano

«Con sutil ingenio fue buscona de marca mayor, sanguijuela de las bolsas y polilla de las haciendas.»

Publicada por vez primera en 1632, en pleno apogeo de los problemas militares y económicos de los angeles monarquía española y de los angeles concern social que desencadenaron, esta novela picaresca femenina es una de las obras más representativas del Barroco español. Narra los angeles historia de Teresa Manzanares, desde sus orígenes familiares y su concepción en el río de Madrid hasta su presente de mujer madura, casada y con hijos cuyo deseo de medrar l. a. convierte en peluquera, cómica y alcahueta.

La presente edición está al cuidado de María Soledad Arredondo, profesora de los angeles Universidad Complutense de Madrid. l. a. introducción, las actividades y el aparato de notas que l. a. forman son un apoyo basic para los angeles comprensión de los angeles obra y de las coyunturas sociales, políticas, económicas y culturales del siglo XVII.

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Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont

By Comte de Lautréamont

De fiel et d'impunité, le monde décrit par le mystérieux comte de Lautréamont est d'un sadisme déroutant pour son époque. Cette épopée en prose éditée en six chants traduit une sorte de parcours initiatique inversé ; du Bien vers le Mal. Maldoror, double authentique du poète, est un héros romantique citadel du byronisme en trend, mais qui glisse peu à peu, et nous entraîne avec lui, au sein d'un univers monstrueux, inhumain. Frénétiquement dressé contre Dieu et les Hommes, le personnage maudit clamera son analogie consciente avec Lucifer-Satan. « C'est un cauchemar qui tient l. a. plume ». Quand ses contemporains n'y virent que le fruit d'un esprit malade, les surréalistes reconnurent dans Les Chants de Maldoror un manifeste de los angeles poésie moderne, instigateur de los angeles révolution littéraire du XXe siècle.

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Romola by George Eliot

By George Eliot

George Eliot’s Romola, writes Robert Kiely in his creation, embodies the author’s “wrestling along with her personal most sensible theories of heritage and human nature as an inventive scan of the top order.” Set in Florence in 1492, a time of significant political and spiritual turmoil, Eliot’s novel blends brilliant fictional characters with ancient figures reminiscent of Savonarola, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. whilst Romola, the virtuous daughter of a blind pupil, marries Tito Melema, a charismatic younger Greek, she is certain to a guy whose escalating betrayals threaten to wreck all that she holds pricey. Profoundly encouraged through Savonarola’s teachings, then beaten by way of the spiritual leader’s final failure, Romola unearths her salvation in noble self-sacrifice. this contemporary Library Paperback vintage is determined from the 1878 cupboard variation.

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On the Nature of War by Carl von Clausewitz

By Carl von Clausewitz

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1832
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They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we're.

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A Little of What You Fancy (The Pop Larkin Chronicles, Book by H. E. Bates

By H. E. Bates

Teetotal!' Ma acknowledged. 'It's a libel. He'll by no means stay it down. He'll by no means be capable of carry his head up back. no matter what will humans imagine? What's he going to assert while anyone asks him to have one?' ' 'No,' 'said Dr Conner. 'You'll need to strap him down,' Ma acknowledged. 'You'll need to positioned on.' And so after a delicate heart-attack - attributable to fairly an excessive amount of of what you fancy - Pop Larkin unearths himself off the booze, off the great nutrition and stale the great lifestyles commonly, a lot to his personal and everyone's else's horror and dissatisfied. And whereas Ma attempts to discover methods round 'doctor's orders', younger Primrose is discovering her personal means around a slightly flustered - to not say flushed - Mr Candy...

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Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Volume 2 by Physics, James Clerk Maxwell

By Physics, James Clerk Maxwell

Quantity 2 of the nice physicist and mathematician's final elaboration of the idea of electromagnetism covers the research of solenoids and shells, magnetic induction, tools of commentary, and terrestrial magnetism. extra themes include the mutual motion of electrical currents, dimensions of electrical devices, and lots more and plenty extra. 1891 version.

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La guerra de las mujeres by Alexandre Dumas père

By Alexandre Dumas père

En medio de los angeles guerra civil emprendida por l. a. aristocracia francesa durante l. a. minoría de edad de Luis XIV, dos mujeres se enfrentan con todas sus armas: en l. a. lucha por el poder, ponen en liza su belleza, su gran capacidad para los angeles intriga, su amor y sus celos, sin renegar del coraje ni de sus dotes militares. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), autor de algunas obras maestras del espíritu romántico como El conde de Montecristo, recrea una estampa de l. a. guerra de l. a. Fronda, con dos personajes que quieren ser los equivalentes femeninos de sus célebres mosqueteros: los angeles astuta y encendida amante del duque d’Épernon, Nanon de Lartigues, fiel a una Ana de Austria y a un cardenal Mazarino que tratan de salvaguardar los angeles corona para quien luego sería el Rey Sol, Luis XIV; y l. a. rubia y valerosa Claire de Cambes, que sostiene los angeles rebelión de los príncipes de Condé con su inteligencia y su astucia.

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