Download E-books The Two Admirals: A Tale (Writings of James Fenimore Cooper) (Suny Series in Philosophy and Biology) PDF

By James Fenimore Cooper

Writer of the 1st scholarly background of the us military, James Fenimore Cooper had lengthy was hoping to commemorate the yankee military via representing its fleet in motion. on the grounds that no such fleet existed in 1841, he reverted to the Jacobite struggle of 1745 whilst the nice British and French fleets contested within the English Channel and the colonial and British fleets have been one.
Ever the experimenter in fiction, Cooper accomplished a metaphysical measurement by means of assigning own attributes to the ships in wrestle, and he additionally implicitly recalled his lengthy friendship with Commodore William Branford Shubrick (much later, Rear Admiral Shubrick) within the tale of the friendship among his admirals Oates and Bluewater of the British military. the result's an intriguingly reasonable romance."

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Download E-books Mrs. Dalloway PDF

By Virginia Woolf

Direct and bright in her account of Clarissa Dalloway’s arrangements for a celebration, Virginia Woolf explores the hidden springs of idea and motion in a single day of a woman’s existence.

 

In Mrs. Dalloway, the unconventional on which the motion picture The Hours used to be established, Virginia Woolf information Clarissa Dalloway’s arrangements for a celebration of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of proposal and motion in a single day of a woman’s existence. the unconventional "contains probably the most attractive, advanced, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that on my own will be cause sufficient to learn it. it's some of the most relocating, progressive artistic endeavors of the 20th century" (Michael Cunningham).

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Download E-books Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Saul Bellow

“I imagine it a piece of genius, i believe it The paintings of a Genius, i believe it remarkable, correct, and so on. If there's literature (and this proves there's) this is often the place it’s at.” –John Cheever

Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the lengthy friendship among Charlie Citrine, a tender guy with an extreme ardour for literature, and the good poet Von Humboldt Dleisher. on the time of Humboldt’s demise, Charlie’s lifestyles is falling aside: his occupation is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a hugely wrong younger lady, and concerned with a neurotic Mafioso. after which Humboldt acts from past the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unforeseen legacy which can simply support him flip his existence around.

This Penguin Classics version positive aspects an advent by way of Jeffrey Eugenides.

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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Penguin Classics) PDF

Composed on the finish of the fourteenth century by means of an unknown writer, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is without doubt one of the final nice Icelandic sagas. It relates the story of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior suffering to carry directly to the values of a heroic age turning into eclipsed via Christianity and a extra pastoral way of life. not able to settle right into a group of farmers, Grettir turns into the competitive scourge of either sincere males and evil monsters - until eventually, following a conflict with the sinister ghost Glam, he's cursed to suffer a lifetime of tortured loneliness clear of civilisation, struggling with giants, trolls and berserks. A mesmerising mixture of pagan beliefs and Christian religion, this can be a profoundly relocating end to the Golden Age of the saga writing.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Adventure Collection: Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (The Heirloom Collection) PDF

By Jonathan Swift, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Howard Pyle, Robert Louis Stevenson

This fantastically packaged set comprises 5 stories of notable heroism, awesome intrigue, and unparalleled braveness that experience encouraged and surprised readers for generations. each one exquisitely sure quantity positive aspects shiny four-color illustrations, a ribbon marker, and lovely layout parts all through. Housed in a memento slipcase with a magnetic closure, this assortment is intended to be adored for a life-time.

Gulliver’s Travels is Jonathan Swift’s comedian story of an Englishman who trips to 4 fantastical and unique lands jam-packed with unforgettable characters, from the pint-size Lilliputians to the large Brobdingnagians.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood takes us to Sherwood woodland, the place the brigand and his band of “merry males” rob from the wealthy to provide to the poor—to the consternation of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The Jungle Book transports readers right into a wondrous global the place chance lurks in the back of each drooping vine and the legislations of the jungle is the foremost to survival.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island follows younger Jim Hawkins as he learns the methods of the buccaneer from a bunch of seafaring miscreants, together with the nefarious peg leg, lengthy John Silver.

White Fang by means of Jack London recreates the forbidding global of the Yukon Gold Rush, the place a wild puppy needs to suffer violence, complication, and sour chilly on his trip from savagery to civilization.

Product positive aspects:
     • Embossed slipcase with magnetic closure
     • 5 hardcover volumes each one that includes a ribbon marker and four-color representation throughout

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Download E-books The Debacle PDF

Conservative and working-class, Jean Macquart is an skilled, middle-aged soldier within the French military, who has continued deep own loss. whilst he first meets the rich and mercurial Maurice Levasseur, who by no means turns out to have suffered, his hatred is quick. yet when they are thrown jointly through the disastrous Franco-Prussian struggle of 1870-71, the pair are forced to appreciate another. Forging a profound friendship, they have to fight jointly to undergo a disorganised and brutal conflict, the savage destruction of France's moment Empire and the autumn of Napoleon III. one of many maximum of all conflict novels, The Debacle is the 19th novel in Zola's nice Rougon-Macquart cycle. A forceful and deeply relocating story of shut friendship, it's also a desirable chronicle of the occasions that have been to steer, within the phrases of Zola himself, to 'the homicide of a nation'.

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Download E-books A Moveable Feast (Scribner Classic) PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

Released posthumously in 1964, A portable ceremonial dinner is still certainly one of Ernest Hemingway's such a lot cherished works. considering the fact that Hemingway's own papers have been published in 1979, students have tested and debated the alterations made to the textual content ahead of booklet. Now this new designated restored variation provides the unique manuscript because the writer ready it to be released. that includes a private foreword by means of Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, and an creation by means of the editor and grandson of the writer, Sean Hemingway, this new version additionally contains a variety of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing stories that Hemingway had together with his son Jack and his first spouse, Hadley. additionally integrated are irreverent snap shots of different luminaries, reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford, and insightful memories of his personal early experiments along with his craft. bound to excite critics and readers alike, the restored variation of A transportable dinner party brilliantly inspires the exuberant temper of Paris after international conflict I and the unbridled creativity and exuberance that Hemingway himself skilled. on this planet of letters it's a exact perception right into a nice literary iteration, via the best American writers of the 20 th century.

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