By Jack Black, Alexandre Dumas père
Comprises greater than 50 specific illustrations.
"The count number of Monte Cristo" is among the so much enduring classics of English literature. it's a nice experience novel loaded with good written characters and sufficient motion. Penned by means of Alexandre Dumas, it strains the lifetime of Edmond Dantes, a tender French sailor who's on the threshold of happiness and prosperity.
He has been made Captain of the Pharaon, and used to be approximately to marry his attractive fiance Mercedes. He was once on the top of his well-being and lifestyles couldn't be extra ideal. yet then every thing replaced while on his marriage ceremony day, he was once falsely accused of treason by way of being a undercover agent for Napoleon Bonaparte, and sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment on an island off the coast.
Through his torturous incarceration, Dantes vows revenge on those that betrayed him. With the aid of a fellow inmate, Dantes does get away from felony besides a fortune that he had came upon at the island.
Thus all started the revenge of Dantes, who arrives in France disguised as a mysterious nobleman, and seeks out the folks he notion have been his neighbors who had plotted on his imprisonment. The reader waits with bated breath for each incident to spread, and the subject matter of vendetta is brilliantly introduced out. the outcome is one in every of super pride as justice is completed and the incorrect doers are punished, a subject matter as previous as eternity. it's a infrequent deal with to check the wealthy prose of an impressive storyteller and "The count number of Monte Cristo" will stay the best stories ever informed within the heritage of literature.
By Ernest Hemingway
Frédéric Henry, jeune Américain volontaire dans les ambulances sur le entrance d'Italie, pendant los angeles Première Guerre mondiale, est blessé et s'éprend de son infirmière, Catherine Barkley. Avec Catherine, enceinte, il tente de fuir l. a. guerre et de passer en Suisse, où le destin les attend.
Un des meilleurs romans de guerre. Un des plus grands romans d'amour.
By Henry James
Approximately a century earlier than the beginning of the modern feminist circulate, Henry James handled its nineteenth-century forerunner in The Bostonians.
Mixing acute social remark and mental research with mordant humor, James hangs his tale on a distinct example of the normal romantic triangle. At its apex stands the vibrantly attractive Verena Tarrant, an severe public speaker who arouses the passions of 2 very varied humans. Olive Chancellor, a Boston-bred suffragette, desires of turning Verena right into a fiery campaigner for women’s rights.
Basil Ransom, a Mississippi-bred attorney, desires of turning her into his spouse. As those fight for ownership of Verena’s souland bodytheir confusions, crises, and conflicts start virtually preternaturally to prefigure today’s sexual politics. in reality, James’s complicated portrait of Olive and her beliefs, savagely satirical but sympathetic and so debatable while it first seemed, maintains to awaken either anger and admiration. yet he treats Verena and Basil with equivalent complexity, climaxed via the novel’s quietly haunting ultimate sentence.
By George Gissing
Hailed as Gissing's best novel, New Grub road portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing global in overdue Victorian England. In a materialistic, class-conscious society that rewards advertisement savvy over inventive success, authors and students fight to make cash with out compromising their criteria. "Even because the novel chills us with its still-recognizable portrayal of the crass and vulgar international of literary endeavor," writes Francine Prose in her advent, "its very lifestyles offers eloquent, encouraging facts of the truth that a robust, sincere author can go beyond the restrictions of commerce."
This sleek Library Paperback vintage is decided from the textual content of the 1891 first variation.
By Elaine Dundy
There's love, and there's revenge.
Betsy Lou Saegessor is bent on revenge. Her father is useless, and to best it off, the enormous fortune that are meant to were hers has ended up, in the course of the moment marriage of her now deceased stepmother, within the checking account of the mythical and elusive Englishman, C.D. McKee. So Betsy units out from big apple to seduce and betray him. C.D. is fats and unsightly - yet boy is he horny. Betsy follows him in the course of the evening golf equipment of London, grooving to jazz, smoking hash - and plotting murder.
A wickedly humorous novel approximately falling in love -- with an previous guy and the outdated international -- regardless of the simplest intentions.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Bubbling potions may be undesirable on your future health! simply ask Dr. Jekyll. by way of day, he's a sort health practitioner. yet by means of evening, he's the cruel kill Mr. Hyde. And all due to a magic formulation. Will anyone discover the terrible mystery of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?
By Richard Marsh
This gripping novel starts off with a harsh felony sentence being handed down on incorrigible villain Robert Champion and quick spirals right into a advanced story of doomed romance, kinfolk entanglements, betrayal and deceit. Will Champion's younger spouse be capable to choose up the items of her existence and circulate on?
By Oscar Wilde
A wealthy service provider, Simone, discovers that his spouse, Bianca, is having an affair with a prince named Guido Bardi. Incensed by means of the indignity visited upon him by way of the prince, Simone demanding situations his rival to a duel.
Although Oscar Wilde’s A Florentine Tragedy used to be left incomplete, the tale approximately Simone and Bianca was once still tailored a number of occasions via composers and playwrights from worldwide, and has been played in quite a few kinds because the Eighteen Nineties, whilst it was once initially penned.
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In e-book I of the Aeneid, Aeneas is shipwrecked at the coast of North Africa, close to the place the Phoenician queen Dido is construction a urban that would develop into Carthage. Aeneas and Dido meet. Their doomed love is determined opposed to Aeneas' future as founder of Rome.
Edited via Keith Maclennan, this quantity makes Virgil's paintings extra available to today's scholars, by way of atmosphere it in its literary and old context and taking account of the latest scholarship and demanding methods to Virgil. The version encompasses a complete creation which covers Virgil's lifestyles and writings, his literary predecessors, a precis of the epic poem's plot, an exploration of Rome, Carthage and Dido's position, rationalization of the metre, and a few notes on translating and analyzing the poem.
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By Mark Twain
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