Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Writings About New York (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Maggie: A lady of the Streets and different Writings approximately New York, through Stephen Crane, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variations at cheap costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the notable positive factors of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from trendy best writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged by means of the paintings
  • Comments by way of different well-known authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for additional examining
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All variants are superbly designed and are revealed to more suitable necessities; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to increase each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

 

Written ahead of yet released after The purple Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane’s Maggie: a lady of the Streets deals a stark photograph of the underbelly of city American existence on the finish of the 19th century. Maggie Johnson, a beautiful blameless too mild to hold the burden of poverty, desires of escaping New York’s Bowery and the informal cruelty of her alcoholic kinfolk. After her more youthful brother dies, she runs off with Pete, a bartender with pretensions to wealth and tradition. yet Pete himself is definitely seduced by way of the probably refined Nellie, and Maggie reveals herself deserted within the unforgiving metropolis.

 

Publishers feared that Crane’s portrait of brutal fathers swilling away their lives in reasonable bars, drunken moms raging at terrified youngsters, and ruined younger women strolling the streets, will be greater than their readers may endure. yet Crane’s impressionistic sort and thematic depth gained the day, and Maggie—the author’s favourite between his works—helped to form the writers that him and start the period of literary naturalism.

 

This variation additionally comprises the quick novel George’s mom, plus “A evening on the Millionaire’s Club,” “Opium’s diverse Dreams,” “When a guy Falls, a Crowd Gathers,” and several of Crane’s masterful brief stories.

 

Robert Tine is the writer of six novels, together with State of Grace and Black Market. He has written for a number of periodicals and magazines—from the New York Times to Newsweek.

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Frankenstein

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for as long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. the tale of Victor Frankenstein's bad construction and the havoc it brought on has enthralled generations of readers and encouraged numerous writers of horror and suspense. contemplating the novel's enduring good fortune, it really is impressive that it all started in basic terms as a whim of Lord Byron's.
"We will every one write a story," Byron introduced to his next-door pals, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. the buddies have been summering at the beaches of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley nonetheless unknown as a poet and Byron writing the 3rd canto of Childe Harold. while endured rains saved them constrained interior, all agreed to Byron's proposal.
The illustrious poets didn't whole their ghost tales, yet Mary Shelley rose supremely to the problem. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably within the job she set for herself: to create a narrative that, in her personal phrases, "would communicate to the mysterious fears of our nature and wake up exciting horror — one to make the reader dread to seem around, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

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Lord of the Flies

By William Golding

Before The starvation Games there has been Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is still as provocative this present day as while it was once first released in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. although severely acclaimed, it used to be mostly overlooked upon its preliminary e-book. but quickly it turned a cult favourite between either scholars and literary critics who in comparison it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher within the Rye in its effect on glossy inspiration and literature.

William Golding's compelling tale a couple of team of very usual small boys marooned on a coral island has develop into a latest vintage. initially it kind of feels as if it's all going to be nice enjoyable; however the enjoyable prior to lengthy turns into livid and existence at the island becomes a nightmare of panic and dying. As traditional criteria of behaviour cave in, the total global the lads be aware of collapses with them—the international of cricket and homework and experience stories—and one other international is published underneath, primitive and terrible.Labeled a parable, an allegory, a fable, a morality story, a parody, a political treatise, even a imaginative and prescient of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has tested itself as a real classic.

"Lord of the Flies is considered one of my favourite books. That was once a major impression on me as undefined, I nonetheless learn it each couple of years." 
—Suzanne Collins, writer of The starvation Games

"As intriguing, correct, and thought-provoking now because it used to be while Golding released it in 1954."
Stephen King

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The Loved One

By Evelyn Waugh

Following the loss of life of a pal, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow unearths himself getting into the synthetic Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. inside of its golden gates, demise, American-style, is wrapped up and offered like a package deal holiday-and Dennis will get drawn right into a strange love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a grasp of the embalmer's paintings. Waugh's darkish and savage satire at the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a global the place recognition, love, and dying expense a really good deal.

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Un Prêtre marié

By Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly

Variation enrichie de Jacques Petit comportant une préface et un file sur l'oeuvre.

Un prêtre, défroqué sous los angeles Révolution et marié à une femme qui meurt d'apprendre son prime état, revient au can pay natal avec sa fille Calixte, aussi belle que frappée d'une inguérissable névrose. Au jeune homme qui s'éprend d'elle, elle ne peut que dire non, tant le drame de sa naissance lui interdit de s'accepter comme femme, ne lui laisse d'autre resolution que le cloître. Entre ces trois êtres los angeles state of affairs est sans factor que l. a. mort seule peut dénouer par "une revanche negative de los angeles windfall qui nous écrase le cœur sous ce que notre cœur a le plus aimé". Toute los angeles folie, toutes les noires obsessions de Barbey sont résumées dans ce livre, "écrit pour los angeles gloire de Dieu, disait-il, et proscrit de toutes les boutiques catholiques".

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A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics)

Building at the virtues that made the 1st variation of A Presocratics Reader the main everyday sourcebook for the learn of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second one variation deals much more price and a much broader number of fragments from those philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, feedback for additional studying, and extra, the second one variation attracts at the wealth of latest scholarship released on those attention-grabbing thinkers over the last decade or extra, a remarkably wealthy interval in Presocratic studies.

At the volume's middle, as ever, are the fragments themselves--but now in completely revised and, occasionally, new translations through Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, between them these of the lately released Derveni Papyrus.

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In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 2 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Marcel Proust

In the Shadow of younger women in Flower is Proust’s awesome dissection of male and girl early life, charged with the narrator’s thoughts of Paris and the Normandy beach. on the center of the tale lie his relationships together with his grandmother and with the Swann relations. As a meditation on assorted types of love, In the Shadow of younger ladies in Flower has no equivalent. the following, Proust introduces a few of his maximum comedian innovations, from the magnificently boring M. de Norpois to the spell binding Robert de Saint-Loup. it really is memorable in addition for the 1st visual appeal of the 2 figures who for greater or worse are to dominate the narrator’s life—the Baron de Charlus and the mysterious Albertine.

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Trans-Atlantyk: An Alternate Translation (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

By Witold Gombrowicz

Considered by means of many to be one of the maximum writers of the earlier hundred years, Polish novelist Witold Gombrowicz explores the trendy concern of exile and displacement in a disintegrating international in his acclaimed vintage Trans-Atlantyk. Gombrowicz’s so much own novel—and arguably his so much iconoclastic—Trans-Atlantyk is written within the variety of a gaweda, a story advised by way of the fireplace in a language that originated within the 17th century. It recounts the customarily farcical adventures of a penniless younger author stranded in Argentina whilst the Nazis invade his fatherland, and his next “adoption” through the Polish embassy employees and émigré community.
 
Based loosely on Gombrowicz’s personal studies as an expatriate, Trans-Atlantyk is steeped in humor and sharply pointed satire, interlaced with darkish visions of warfare and its horrors, that entreats the person and society generally to upward thrust above the suffocating constraints of nationalistic, sexual, and patriotic mores. The novel's topics are common and its execution ingenious—a masterwork of twentieth-century literary artwork from an writer whom John Updike known as “one of the profoundest of the past due moderns.”

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The Mysteries of Udolpho

Wildly renowned upon its unencumber, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a Gothic novel of indisputable allure and gear. The virtuous and loving Emily, our younger protagonist, unearths herself within the care of her aunt following the dying of her father. Her aunt swiftly marries the villain Montoni, a merciless and calculating guy whose scheming leads him to fasten either ladies at the hours of darkness and winding fortress of Udolpho Will they continue to exist to inform of its terrors?

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Der kleine Prinz. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Kinder-Buch: ab 8 Jahre (German Edition)

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Der kleine Prinz, die weltbekannte Geschichte von Antoine de Saint-Exupéry um Freundschaft, Liebe, Glück und Menschlichkeit mit den Original-Illustrationen des Verfassers übersetzt aus dem französischen Original

Während der movie 2015 im Dezember in den Kinos startet, erfreut sich gerade die Originalgeschichte von Saint-Exupéry, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene tief im Herzen berührt, großer Beliebtheit:
Auf seiner Reise von Planet zu Planet trifft der kleine Prinzin der afrikanischen Wüste auf einen notgelandeten Piloten. Nach und nach offenbart ihm der kleine Prinz das Geheimnis seiner Herkunft und berichtet von seiner Rose, seinen Erlebnissen bei den »großen Leuten« und seiner Freundschaft mit dem Fuchs. Dabei entfaltet er seine ganze Lebensweisheit um echte Freundschaft, Liebe, Glück und Menschlichkeit. »Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut.«

Eines der beliebtesten Bücher weltweit

Der kleine Prinz ist weltweit eines der am meisten gelesenen Büchern. Es wurde in über 2 hundred Sprachen und Dialekte übersetzt und hat eine Auflage von über one hundred forty Millionen Exemplaren erreicht. Damit gehört das Märchen von Antoine de Saint-Exupéry auf Platz 17 der am meisten gedruckten Bücher weltweit.

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"Und hier ist mein Geheimnis", sagte der Fuchs, "es ist ganz einfach."
"Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen intestine, das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar."

Mit zwei Jahren machte ich meine erste existenzphilosophische Erfahrung. Cornelia, Spielgefährtin im Sandkasten, zeigte mir, wie sich die Erde auf die Sandschaufel wellte, wenn guy sie langsam genug in den Boden schob. Von da an verbrachte ich Stunden, es ihr gleichzutun. Das lustvolle Gefühl, mit dem ich mich immer aufs neue daran machte, spüre ich heute noch.

Ähnlich erging es mir mit Exupérys Der kleine Prinz. Ich las sein Büchlein und verstand, daß er etwas verstanden hatte. Die Behutsamkeit, mit der der Autor erzählt, hat etwas Filigranes, das sich trotz aller Zartheit als powerful erweist. guy kann sich verlassen. Ich erinnere mich noch genau: Ich gönnte mir immer nur wenige Seiten, aus Angst, daß es zu schnell zu Ende gelesen sei. Zu wertvoll waren mir die Wörter, Sätze und Bilder.

Allein die erste Begegnung mit Der kleine Prinz: Seine kurzen Kommentare zu den Zeichnungen des Ich-Erzählers ließen alles wie selbstverständlich vor meinem inneren Auge erscheinen. Jedes noch so krakelige Bild warfare lebendig.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry schrieb nicht um des Schreibens willen. Ihm ging es immer um die Menschen, für die er sich seine Texte ausdachte. Er wollte dazu beitragen, "dem Leben einen Sinn [zu] geben". Er wollte einen Halt, eine Richtung vermitteln. Dies ist ihm mit dem Kleinen Prinzen auf exzellente Weise gelungen. Seine Fragen an die Welt, seine Erfahrungen mit ihr, machen am Ende deutlich: guy sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut.

Der kleine Prinz macht Mut, sich in unserer, auf Gewinnstreben und Oberflächlichkeit ausgerichteten, Welt auf das zu konzentrieren, was once wirklich zählt: Freundschaft, Mitmenschlichkeit und sich Zeit für die kleinen Dinge im Leben nehmen. Sie sind das Größte. --Anne Hauschild

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