Download E-books The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored guy and different Writings, via James Weldon Johnson, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a number of the striking beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:

All variations are superbly designed and are revealed to enhanced requirements; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to enhance every one reader's knowing of those enduring works.

In his lengthy occupation James Weldon Johnson tested himself as a poet, composer, legal professional, diplomat, educator, and journalist. but he wrote just one novel: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored guy. Published anonymously in 1912, it acquired scant discover until eventually its reissue in 1927 on the peak of the Harlem Renaissance. A landmark in African-American writing, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man used to be the 1st black novel written within the first individual, and a trailblazer for writers exploring racial ambiguity. It served as an eloquent version for later writers starting from Zora Neale Hurston to Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison.
A coming-of-age tale a couple of guy whose mild pores and skin permits him to “pass” for white, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man describes a notable trip during the strata of black and white society on the flip of the 20th century. From a cigar manufacturing facility in Jacksonville to an elite playing membership in ny, from hobnobbing with eu aristocrats to jamming with ragtime musicians, the unnamed narrator struggles to forge an id in a tradition that acknowledges not anything yet colour. on the finish, he discovers that the choice to move brings its practitioners little greater than a ruinous self-denial.
This version additionally incorporates a choice of Johnson’s poetry and newspaper writings.
Noelle Morrissette is Lecturer of African-American stories and English Literature at Yale college, the place she got her Ph.D. in 2002.

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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 all started, Epoch, collapsed lower than its load of debt; and he was once threatened with debtor's legal. With an increase 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 a substitute, he misplaced all his cash; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg buddies for loans to pay his lodge invoice and come back to Russia. one in all his begging letters went to editor, inquiring for an increase on another unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the very best 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 reviews from his personal felony days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished pupil suffering from his personal nihilism, and the fight among stable and evil. Believing that he's above the legislation, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile ability, he brutally murders an previous lady — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, in poor health, greedy…good for nothing." beaten afterwards through emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to legal. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can simply be accomplished via affliction. Infused with forceful non secular, social, and philosophical parts, the unconventional was once an instantaneous luck. This outstanding, unforgettable paintings is reprinted right here within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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By Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer via Mark Twain is an 1876 novel a couple of younger boy becoming up alongside the Mississippi River. the tale is decided within the fictional city of St. Petersburg, encouraged via Hannibal, Missouri, the place Twain lived. Tom Sawyer lives together with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his outfits in a struggle and is made to whitewash the fence the next day to come as punishment. He cleverly persuades his acquaintances to alternate him small treasures for the privilege of doing his paintings. He then trades the treasures for Sunday institution tickets which one in general gets for memorizing verses, redeeming them for a Bible, a lot to the shock and bewilderment of the superintendent who concept "it used to be easily preposterous that this boy had warehoused thousand sheaves of Scriptural knowledge on his premises—a dozen may pressure his ability, and not using a doubt." Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a brand new lady on the town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by way of kissing him. yet their romance collapses whilst she learns Tom has been "engaged" formerly to Amy Lawrence. almost immediately after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at evening, the place they witness the homicide of Dr. Robinson.

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Download E-books Nana (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Nana opens in 1867, the yr of the area reasonable, whilst Paris, thronged by means of a sophisticated elite, was once an ideal objective for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle ethical corruption. during this new translation, the destiny of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second one Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, fashionable English.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile gains, together with professional introductions by way of best professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and masses more.

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Enduring and profound, one of the earliest and hottest of all books of fables

First recorded 1500 years in the past, yet taking its origins from a much previous oral culture, the Pancatantra is ascribed through legend to the distinguished, half-mythical instructor Visnu Sarma. requested by way of an exceptional king to rouse the dulled intelligence of his 3 idle sons, the getting older Sarma is related to have composed the good paintings as a sequence of wonderful and edifying fables narrated via a variety of people and animals, and jointly meant to supply the younger princes with very important information for all times. given that first leaving India sooner than advert 570, the Pancatantra has been commonly translated and has motivated a forged variety of works in India, the Arab international and Europe, together with the Arabian Nights, the Canterbury Tales, and the Fables of los angeles Fontaine. 

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

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By Giacomo Leopardi, Maurizio Maggiani

Quando altro frutto non ci venga da questa navigazione, a me pare che ella ci sia profittevolissima in quanto ci fa cara l. a. vita, ci fa pregevoli cose che altrimenti non avremmo preso in considerazione." È il celebre monito di Colombo che scruta pensoso l'orizzonte dal ponte della sua nave in uno dei piЭ famosi dialoghi leopardiani, magistrali racconti filosofici venati di ironia e disincanto. Cosa ha ancora da dire il conte Giacomo Leopardi, fiero avversatore dei costumi del secolo Decimonono, a donne e uomini immersi nella complessità del vivere al secolo Ventunesimo?

Maurizio Maggiani reinterpreta i quindici dialoghi contenuti nelle Operette morali e si confronta con gli immortali personaggi leopardiani trasformandoli in determine varied eppure simili, quotidiane e senza pace. Le sue "operette" portano in scena l'uomo e le sue tante maschere, in una galleria di invenzioni narrative che spaziano da un'inedita Mary Shelley all'operaio logorato dal sistema, da Coco Chanel all'ex sessantottino alle prese con una necessaria "decrescita poco felice", da Charlie Chaplin al fantasma di una nonna molto amata. Grazie alla penna di Maggiani, che plasma questi dialoghi e li fa propri, immergendoli nell'orizzonte inconfondibile del suo mondo letterario, Leopardi impara los angeles lingua della modernità e l'incontro tra due maestri della parola si rivela un'opportunità unica in line with lasciarsi guidare alla riscoperta del poeta più amato di tutti i tempi.

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By Ernest Hemingway

In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to hide the civil warfare there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. 3 years later he accomplished the best novel to emerge from "the strong fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The tale of Robert Jordan, a tender American within the foreign Brigades hooked up to an antifascist guerilla unit within the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and braveness, love and defeat, and the tragic demise of an amazing. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the gorgeous Maria and his impressive account of El Sordo's final stand, in his superb travesty of los angeles Pasionaria and his unwillingness to think in blind religion, Hemingway surpasses his fulfillment within the sunlight additionally Rises and A Farewell to hands to create a piece straight away infrequent and gorgeous, robust and brutal, compassionate, relocating, and clever. "If the functionality of a author is to bare reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after analyzing the manuscript, "no one ever so thoroughly played it." larger in strength, broader in scope, and extra intensely emotional than any of the author's past works, it stands as the most effective warfare novels of all time.

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The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of 1 of the best Russian novels ever written

defined through William Faulkner because the most sensible novel ever written and through Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the rushing officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an unlimited and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and nation existence and the entire diversifications on love and family members happiness.

whereas prior types have softened the powerful and occasionally stunning features of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation actual to his strong voice. This authoritative version, which acquired the PEN Translation Prize and used to be an Oprah publication membership™ choice, additionally contains an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. attractive, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina could be the definitive textual content for enthusiasts of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally positive aspects French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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By Saul Bellow

"The top novel to return out of America-or England-for a generation." V.S. Pritchett, The long island evaluation of Books

during this special noir masterpiece by way of the incomparable Saul Bellow, a tender guy is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of recent York urban. Asa Leventhal, a brief bachelor along with his spouse away on a trip to her mom, makes an attempt to discover aid from a Gotham warmth wave, in basic terms to be accosted within the park through a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his lifestyles. not able to shake the stranger unfastened, Leventhal is led by way of his personal self-doubts and suspicions right into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.

This Penguin Classics version good points an advent by way of nationwide ebook Award winner Norman Rush.

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

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By Honoré de Balzac

Dentro de esa catedral narrativa que es l. a. Comedia humana, los angeles novela Eugenia Grandet ocupa un lugar especial por los dos grandes caracteres que en ella crea Balzac: el de una joven que descubre por primera vez el amor y entrega como arras cuanto tiene para ayudar a su enamorado, y el de su padre, el tío Grandet, l. a. más acabada de las encarnaciones de avaro desde los angeles obra de ese título de Molière. El amor paternal será abolido por l. a. avaricia de un Grandet que, en el último momento de su vida, amenaza a su hija con pedirle cuentas de los angeles herencia cuando Eugenia llegue al otro mundo. Al lado de estos dos potentes retratos, Charles, el joven parisino criado entre el lujo y los angeles ociosidad, sólo sirve para poner de relieve l. a. realidad de los angeles vida cotidiana, l. a. potencia del amor de Eugenia y los extremos a que puede llegar l. a. avaricia. Eugenia Grandet, aunque forma parte de los angeles Comedia humana, es una capilla aislada de esa catedral narrativa: cerrada sobre sí misma, el acierto en el análisis de esos dos caracteres y l. a. descripción del medio social en que se desenvuelven l. a. han convertido en los angeles novela más conocida de Balzac.

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