Download E-books Favorite Father Brown Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

Critic, writer, and debunker extraordinaire, G. okay. Chesterton (1874–1936) thrilled in probing the ambiguities of Christian theology. a few his so much profitable makes an attempt at combining high-quality fiction with acute social commentary look during this unique choice from his most sensible detective tales that includes the priest-sleuth Father Brown.
A Chestertonian model of Sherlock Holmes, this little cleric from Essex — with "a face as around and boring as a Norfolk dumpling" and "eyes as empty because the North Sea" — seems in six suspenseful, well-plotted stories: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The signal of the damaged Sword," "The guy within the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," and "The Salad of Colonel Cray."
An crucial merchandise in any secret assortment, those pleasant works supply a selected deal with for enthusiasts of classic detective tales and may interact any reader.

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Anne Bronte (1820-1849) used to be an English novelist and poet who didn’t stay lengthy sufficient to offer the area all she can have, yet she did write Agnes Grey, that's now in general thought of a vintage in English and Western literature.
Of all of the sisters’ works, it truly is Emily’s Wuthering Heights that has elderly the easiest through the years, carrying on with to continue its position as a vintage of English literature. Anne’s Agnes gray was written as a quantity III to be packaged with Wuthering Heights and used to be comprehensive inside of a yr of Emily’s novel. Anne is a little bit overshadowed this present day by means of her extra well-known sisters, Charlotte, who wrote Jane Eyre; and Emily with Wuthering Heights. But Anne was once an exceptional author in her personal correct, and she or he wrote in a sharper, extra real looking sort than her sisters, who interested by romantic prose. 

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Download E-books The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens PDF

By Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she used to be 18, a hard-working actress acting in his creation of The Frozen Deep, and he used to be forty five, the main lionized author in England. Out in their assembly got here a love affair that lasted 13 years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage whereas effacing Nelly Ternan from the general public list.
In this impressive paintings of biography and scholarly reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane Austen rescues Nelly from the shadows of heritage, not just returning the ignored actress to her rightful position, but in addition offering a compelling portrait of the good Victorian novelist himself. the result's an exhilarating literary detective tale and a deeply compassionate paintings that encompasses all these ladies who have been exiled from the nice and cozy, well-lighted parlors of Victorian England.

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Download E-books The Lifted Veil PDF

By George Eliot

The Lifted Veil is a novella by way of George Eliot, first released in 1859. relatively in contrast to the real looking fiction for which Eliot is better identified, The Lifted Veil explores topics of extrasensory conception, the essence of actual lifestyles, attainable existence after dying, and the ability of destiny. The novella is an important a part of the Victorian culture of horror fiction, such as such different examples as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Robert Louis Stevenson's The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

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Download E-books Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most well liked, and so much difficult, play. It follows the shape of a “revenge tragedy,” within which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance opposed to his father’s assassin, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. a lot of its fascination, despite the fact that, lies in its uncertainties.

between them: what's the Ghost—Hamlet’s father difficult justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet cross mad, or simply faux to? as soon as he's certain that Claudius is a assassin, why does he no longer act? was once his mom, Gertrude, untrue to her husband or complicit in his murder?

The authoritative version of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and frequent Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the simplest early revealed model of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language
-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a latest point of view at the play
-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s monstrous holdings of infrequent books
-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest selection of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from around the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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Download E-books Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy’s impassioned novel of courtship in rural life
In Thomas Hardy’s first significant literary luck, self reliant and lively Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to soak up her place as a farmer at the greatest property within the zone. Her daring presence attracts 3 very assorted suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy, and the committed shepherd Gabriel Oak. each one, in contrasting methods, unsettles her judgements and complicates her lifestyles, and tragedy ensues, threatening the steadiness of the full group. one in every of his first works set within the semi-fictional quarter of Wessex, Hardy’s novel of speedy ardour and gradual courtship is imbued together with his evocative descriptions of rural existence and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty approximately sexual relationships.

This version, in response to Hardy’s unique 1874 manuscript, is the entire novel he by no means observed released, and restores its complete candor and innovation. Rosemarie Morgan’s advent discusses the historical past of its ebook, in addition to the biblical and classical allusions that permeate the novel.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) PDF

By William Shakespeare

John Wilders - literary consultant to the BBC television Shakespeare sequence - brings thorough scholarship and a realistic realizing of functionality must this new version. readability, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an variation so that it will supply beneficial tips for all its readers. "This version has a truly necessary creation and sturdy transparent textual content, in addition to the exceedingly very good and unique notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews collage 'Â…a beneficial remedy of a posh play' Barry Gaines, collage of recent Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

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Download E-books Inverted World (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Christopher Priest

The town is winched alongside tracks via a devastated land jam-packed with antagonistic tribes. Rails has to be freshly laid sooner than town and punctiliously got rid of in its wake. Rivers and mountains current approximately insurmountable demanding situations to the ingenuity of the city’s engineers. but when the town doesn't circulate, it is going to fall farther and farther in the back of the “optimum” into the crushing gravitational box that has remodeled existence on the earth. the single replacement to growth is death.
the key directorate that governs town makes convinced that its population comprehend not anything of this. Raised in universal in crèches, nurtured on artificial meals, avoided primarily from venturing outdoor the closed circuit of the town, they're conscientiously sheltered from the dire must haves that experience come to outline human life. And but the town is in hindrance. the folks are transforming into restive, the inhabitants is dwindling, and the rulers be aware of that, for all their efforts, slowly yet without doubt town is slipping ever farther at the back of the optimum.
Helward Mann is a member of the city’s elite. higher than someone, he understands how tenuous is the city’s persisted life. however the world—he is ready to discover—is infinitely stranger than the unusual international he believes he is aware so good.

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Download E-books English Literature: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Jonathan Bate

A popular critic, biographer, and Shakespeare pupil, Jonathan Bate presents during this Very brief Introduction a full of life and fascinating assessment of the literature that Jorge Luis Borges known as "the richest within the world." From the medieval "Hymn of Caedmon" to George Orwell's "Why I Write," from Jane Austen to Ian McEwan, and from Winnie the Pooh to Dr. Johnson, this excellent, compact survey stretches around the centuries, exploring the key literary varieties (poetry, novel, drama, essay and more), the various histories and theories of the very thought of literature, and the function of writers in shaping English, British, and post-imperial identities. Bate illuminates the paintings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Dickens, and plenty of different significant figures of English literature. He seems to be on the Renaissance, Romanticism, and Modernism, on the beginning of the unconventional and the Elizabethan invention of the belief of a countrywide literature, and on the nature of writing itself. starting from kid's literature to biography, this can be an imperative consultant and an notion for a person drawn to England's really good literary heritage.

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