A Journey to the Center of the Earth Great Illustrated Classics

An Heroic Quest! sign up for Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Harry, and their Icelandic consultant Hans of their bold quest down a volcano and towards the heart of the earth. Guided by way of an historical parchment full of a mysterious Runic code, the 3 explorers come across tumultous storms, wild pre-historic animals, significant underground seas and fierce cavemen. Will they entire their quest? Will they succeed in the guts of the earth. . . ?

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Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics)

By William Beckford

An mesmerizing paintings of Gothic fiction, modelled at the Arabian Nights

This number of writings positive factors the entire textual content of William Beckford's best-known book, Vathek. Beckford's expertise for satire emerges in decisions from Biographical Memoirs, a suite of essays on imaginary artists, and the unconventional Azemia, a scathing assault on British politics.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 better by means of introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (Neversink)

One of the most important bestsellers of all time, and one of many first and so much influential secret agent novels of the 20 th century, is again in print for the 1st time for the reason that 1948

Alan Furst fanatics will observe that educate passengers in his bestselling thrillers are frequently saw interpreting The Madonna of the dozing Cars. It’s a sensible element: First released in 1927, the e-book used to be one of many 20th century’s first vast bestsellers, promoting over 15 million copies worldwide.

It’s the tale of 2 greatly captivating characters who embark on a glamorous experience at the Orient Express—and locate themselves on an exhilarating journey throughout Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and innovative socialism.

Gerard Seliman—technically, a Prince—is so discouraged by means of the loss of life of his marriage that he flees to London to turn into the non-public assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, girl Diana Wyndham. yet he quickly unearths himself excited by a wild scheme by means of woman Diana to avoid wasting herself from looming financial disaster whereas concurrently keeping off wealthy lotharios. on the heart of all of it: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil box now less than the keep watch over of revolutionaries who don’t like capitalists.

The ebook that set the normal for highbrow thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the snoozing Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, remains to be as clean a page-turner as ever—and as enjoyable.

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The Guermantes Way

By Marcel Proust

After the relative intimacy of the 1st volumes of In seek of misplaced Time, The Guermantes Way opens up an unlimited, spectacular panorama of trendy Parisian existence within the overdue 19th century, because the narrator enters the bright, shallow international of the literary and aristocratic salons. either a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, position, and tradition, The Guermantes Way defines the nice culture of novels that stick with the initiation of a tender guy into the methods of the area. This elegantly packaged new translation will introduce a brand new new release of yank readers to the literary richness of Marcel Proust.

  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe version with french flaps and plush design

  • Penguin Classics' terrific re-creation of In seek of misplaced Time is the 1st thoroughly new translation of Proust's masterwork because the 1920s

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Lectures de Proust

By Raphaël Enthoven

    Ce livre ne prétend ni tout dire ni même dire l’essentiel de ce qu’il faut savoir sur le chef-d’œuvre de Proust. Sa vertu est d’en parler avec amour, sa raison d’être est d’éveiller chez son lecteur le goût de partir, ou de repartir à l. a. recherche du temps perdu. De faire cette expérience inouïe où chacun, devenant progressivement le lecteur de lui-même, regarde soudain le monde comme s’il le voyait pour l. a. première fois.

    Ces onze conversations sont autant de chemins et de lectures possibles dans le continent proustien. Si nous les avions enregistrées un autre jour, elles eussent été totalement différentes, tout en obéissant, comme ici, à los angeles seule loi du cœur, à l. a. liberté sans choix de l’improvisateur à qui une solide connaissance de son objet permet de lui être fidèle sans lui être soumis.

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Antología de textos libertinos franceses del siglo XVII (Márgenes)

Durante los primeros años veinte del siglo XVII suena con fuerza en Francia una poor e indignada voz de alarma: los angeles corte de París se halla infestada desde finales del siglo anterior de toda suerte de blasfemos, licenciosos y ateístas. Todos ellos quedan rápidamente agrupados bajo l. a. categoría de “libertinos”, término peyorativo con el que son designados quienes consagran sus energías intelectuales a un riguroso cuestionamiento del universo religioso, político y ético –intensamente cristiano– que determina el general transcurrir del siglo. Con el “libertinismo erudito”, movimiento filosófico de pleno derecho cuyo estudio se ha revelado esencial para comprender los grandes envites del XVII, cobra carta de naturaleza una razón crítica que somete a su imperio todos los dominios del pensamiento, especialmente l. a. teología, los angeles ethical y los angeles filosofía recibidas, y que rechaza toda regla external y todo principio de autoridad, propugnando una libertad filosófica sin trabas de ningún tipo, especialmente de tipo religioso. Esta razón crítica se materializará en un tenaz esfuerzo por construir una ética autónoma, sin hipotecas teológicas o dogmáticas, y por analizar rigurosamente l. a. esfera de lo sagrado, cuestionando su papel fundamentador en los campos de los angeles filosofía, los angeles política, los angeles acción y de los modos de vida de los hombres. Semejante esfuerzo liberador será perpetuado por los filósofos y ensayistas del siglo de las Luces, constituyéndose así en los angeles verdadera semilla de l. a. que brotará el pensamiento ilustrado francés del siglo XVIII.

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Citations de Sade expliquées : 150 citations sur Dieu, le bonheur, la morale... pour découvrir l'ensemble de l'œuvre et de la pensée sadienne

By Matthieu Niango

Obtainable, précis et complet, ce livre suggest one hundred fifty citations extraites de l'œuvre du marquis de Sade. Organisées par thème, elles vous permettront de comprendre l'essentiel de los angeles pensée sadienne. Pour chacune, vous trouverez : le contexte de sa rédaction ; ses différentes interprétations ; l'actualité de son message.

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Ubu Roi (Dover Thrift Editions)

When it first opened in Paris in past due 1896, Ubu Roi instantly outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist sort. Spectators rioted through the finest (and ultimate) functionality and unrelenting controversy over the play's that means undefined. the standard and lovely effect of the paintings, despite the fact that, was once by no means questioned.
Early drafts of the play have been written by means of Jarry in his children to ridicule considered one of his academics. The farce was once performed within the type of stylized burlesque, satirizing the tendency of the winning bourgeois to abuse his authority and turn into irresponsibly complacent. Ubu — the harsh, gluttonous, and gruesome major personality (the author's metaphor for contemporary guy) — expected features of the Dada flow. within the Nineteen Twenties, Dadaists and Surrealists championed the play, spotting Ubu Roi because the first absurdist drama.

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