Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

By Vladimir Nabokov

In faded hearth Nabokov deals a cornucopia of misleading pleasures: a 999-line poem through the reclusive genius John colour; an adoring foreword and statement via Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comedian novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

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The Tales of the Heike (Translations from the Asian by Burton Watson, Haruo Shirane

By Burton Watson, Haruo Shirane

The stories of the Heike is without doubt one of the such a lot influential works in eastern literature and tradition, closing even this present day an important resource for fiction, drama, and well known media. initially written within the mid-thirteenth century, it encompasses a forged of shiny characters and chronicles the epic Genpei warfare, a civil clash that marked the tip of the ability of the Heike and adjusted the process jap background. The stories of the Heike makes a speciality of the lives of either the samurai warriors who fought for 2 robust twelfth-century eastern clans-the Heike (Taira) and the Genji (Minamoto)-and the ladies with whom they have been in detail connected.

The stories of the Heike offers a dramatic window onto the rising international of the medieval samurai and recounts in soaking up element the chaos of the battlefield, the intrigue of the imperial court docket, and the sluggish lack of a courtly culture. The booklet is usually hugely non secular and Buddhist in its orientation, taking on such matters as impermanence, karmic retribution, attachment, and renunciation, which ruled the japanese mind's eye within the medieval period.

In this new, abridged translation, Burton Watson bargains a gripping rendering of the work's such a lot memorable episodes. specific to this translation are the creation by means of Haruo Shirane, the woodblock illustrations, a word list of characters, and a longer bibliography.

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Geschichte der römischen Literatur by Thomas Baier

By Thomas Baier

Dieses Buch bietet einen konzisen und kompetenten Überblick über die Literatur der Römer, und zwar nach Gattungen gegliedert. Die Epocheneinteilung ist zugunsten der Zusammenstellung verwandter Erscheinungen aufgegeben. Angesichts des knappen Umfangs können nur die jeweils wichtigen Vertreter einer Gattung vorgestellt werden. Somit liegt eine kurze Einführung in Epos, Lehrgedicht, Drama, Satire, Lyrik, Geschichtsschreibung, Roman, short, rhetorische und philosophische Schriften, Antiquarisches und Fachschriftstellerei vor. Ein Ausblick auf die spätantike, insbesondere die christliche Literatur beschließt den Band.

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Exit Strategy - The Original Version by Douglas Rushkoff

By Douglas Rushkoff

Set within the near-future (2008), go out technique is a darkly comedian send-up of the dot.com mania of the overdue Nineteen Nineties and a modern day retelling of the tale of Joseph. Like Joseph, Jamie Cohen is betrayed by means of his compadres yet abruptly unearths himself on the correct hand of strength. He is helping an enormous enterprise capitalist construct pyramids - other than those are funding pyramids in accordance with know-how idols. an extra narrative conceit is that this: two hundred years later, anthropologists locate the digital manuscript of go out approach and start annotating the textual content.

Hundreds of readers have already contributed footnotes for the ebook – they're captivating, wacky, compelling and Rushkoff has chosen 100 of his favorites for inclusion.

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Between You and Me by Emma Mclaughlin, Nicola Kraus

By Emma Mclaughlin, Nicola Kraus

What occurs while you are through hundreds of thousands . . . and enjoyed by way of none?

Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade is attempting to construct a lifestyles for herself faraway from her unsatisfied formative years in Oklahoma. until eventually she will get the decision that her well-known cousin wishes a brand new assistant— a suggestion she can’t refuse.

Logan hasn’t obvious Kelsey in individual given that their mom and dad separated them as young ones; meanwhile, Kelsey Wade has grown into Fortune Magazine’s strongest famous person. yet their reunion is instantly overshadowed by means of the poisonous dynamic among Kelsey and her mom and dad as Logan discovers that, underneath the modern façade, the injuries that triggered them to be wrenched aside such a lot of years in the past have insidiously warped right into a show-stopping relatives enterprise.

As Kelsey attempts desperately to wreck away and take hold of at a “real” existence, past the effect of her mom and dad and bosses, she makes one catastrophic misstep after one other, and Logan needs to query if their youth has left them either too damaged to be successful. Logan dangers every little thing to carry on, but if Kelsey unravels within the so much horribly public approach, Logan unearths that she's going to eventually need to choose from rescuing the woman she has consistently safe . . . and saving herself.

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Renaissance and Reformations: An Introduction to Early by Michael Hattaway

By Michael Hattaway

This quantity deals an outline of early glossy behavior of writing and interpreting, of booklet and degree functionality, and of political and non secular writing. It offers an creation to early smooth English literature for college students and normal readers. It considers the ways that early sleek writers build the prior, get better and adapt classical genres, write approximately humans and areas, and take on spiritual and secular controversies. it really is illustrated with a great quantity of excerpts from early smooth texts. Writers represented comprise extra, Erasmus, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, in addition to much less popular authors.

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Beautiful Day: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

By Elin Hilderbrand

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have accumulated on Nantucket for a marriage. Plans are being made in line with the needs of the bride's overdue mom, who left in the back of The pc: particular directions for each aspect of her youngest daughter's destiny nuptials. every little thing may be falling into position for the gorgeous event--but in truth, issues are faraway from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are rather satisfied, their household locate their very own lives crumbling. within the days prime as much as the marriage, love should be wondered, scandals will come up, and hearts could be damaged and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching trip in appealing DAY--into the guts of marriage, what it capacity to be trustworthy, and the way we decide to honor our commitments

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Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant

By Guy de Maupassant

Alien Hearts was once the final ebook that man de Maupassant accomplished sooner than his loss of life on the early age of forty-three. it's the most unique and psychologically penetrating of his a number of novels, and the single within which he attains a very tragic conception of the wounded human middle. André Mariolle is a wealthy, good-looking, talented younger guy who can't choose what to do with himself. Madame de Burne, a glacially striking attractiveness, desires Mariolle to wait her specific salon for artists, composers, writers, and different intellectuals. at the start Mariolle retains his distance, yet then he hits at the approach to all his difficulties: taking good care of not anything particularly, he'll dedicate himself to being in love; Madame de Burne should be his every little thing. quickly lover and loved are both misplaced inside a corridor of mirrors in their universal devising.

Richard Howard’s new English translation of this advanced and brooding novel—the first in additional than 100 years—reveals the ultimate, unforeseen flowering of a very good French realist’s artwork.

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Belinda by Maria Edgeworth

By Maria Edgeworth

Whilst Belinda Portman, an entire and mild younger girl, is distributed to dwell with the witty and fascinating girl Delacour, the 2 fast improve an in depth and affectionate bond. With woman Delacour's aid, Belinda learns to navigate London's complicated and not easy society, contends with suitors for her hand in marriage, and discovers who's precious of her belief, and finally, her heart.

Belinda was once writer Maria Edgeworth's first full-length novel, and used to be initially serialized in 3 volumes. Populated with witty and clever lady characters, Belinda explores problems with gender, courtship, and race, and is thought to have served as notion for later authors' powerful girl characters, like these of Jane Austen, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Ivan Turgenev.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in publication construction and celebrating examining in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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