British Literature

Al Faro (CONTEMPORANEA)

Una de las obras más autobiográficas de Virginia Woolf.

Al faro es una de las obras cumbre de l. a. literatura del siglo XX. Basada en l. a. propia infancia de l. a. autora, los angeles novela cuenta l. a. historia de los angeles familia Ramsay en l. a. isla escocesa de Skye en el período de entreguerras. El rumor del mar, los angeles presencia insomne del faro, los angeles guerra, los angeles muerte, el erotismo o el transcurso del tiempo se entreveran en l. a. larga conversación de l. a. novela formando un oleaje de símbolos, palabras e imágenes.

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«Una de las inteligencias e imaginaciones más delicadas que ahora ensayan felices experimentos con los angeles novela inglesa.»
Jorge Luis Borges

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The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment (Penguin Classics)

By Graham Greene

"A grasp mystery and a amazing portrait of a twisted character." —Time
 
For Arthur Rowe, the journey to the charity fête was once a pleased step again into youth, an opportunity to omit the nightmare of the Blitz and the aching guilt of getting mercifully murdered his unwell spouse. He was once surviving on my own, outdoors the warfare, till he occurred to win a cake on the fête. From that second, he's ruthlessly hunted by means of Nazi brokers and unearths himself the prey of malign and shadowy forces. This Penguin Classics variation beneficial properties an creation via Alan Furst.

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 easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)

Victorian Literature is a complete and completely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that enables lecturers and scholars to pursue conventional or leading edge traces of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.  

• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally diversified view of Victorian society with the inclusion of girls, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• comprises fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and leading edge sub-sections on themes like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality;  melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sector with a spotlight on social, cultural, creative, and ancient components
• contains a absolutely annotated better half site for academics and scholars providing extended context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an intensive bibliography

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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

By George Eliot

Within the fictional city of Middlemarch, selflessness, social reform, and romantic love fight to outlive opposed to human foolishness, monetary missteps, and societal beliefs. younger and clever, Dorothea Brooke swiftly marries Casaubon, a middle-aged student operating tirelessly on his "masterpiece," The Key to All Mythologies. Their union quickly sours, and Dorothea turns into trapped in a tough state of affairs that worsens upon the demise of her husband. in other places on the town, Tertius Lydgate, an idealistic younger health professional, is stuck in an ill-fated union with the candy yet superficial Rosamund Vincy. Intertwined in the lives of those unlucky is the good-looking artist Will Ladislaw, who's sympathetic to Lydgate's rules approximately technological know-how and medication, and who develops emotions for his uncle's wife--Dorthea Brooke.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an experience novel through Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a story of "buccaneers and buried gold". First released as a e-book on 23 may perhaps 1883, it used to be initially serialized within the kid's journal younger fogeys among 1881 and 1882 below the identify Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. normally thought of a coming-of-age tale, Treasure Island is a story famous for its surroundings, characters and motion, and in addition as a wry remark at the ambiguity of morality – as noticeable in lengthy John Silver – strange for kid's literature. it's probably the most usually dramatized of all novels. The effect of Treasure Island on well known perceptions of pirates is gigantic, together with such parts as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

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What I Saw in America

By G. K. Chesterton

An enduring portrait of America’s virtues and vices as visible through certainly one of England’s maximum thinkers

After wasting his brother within the nice struggle, a bothered and depressed G. okay. Chesterton accepts a call for participation to affix a lecture travel that would take him around the usa for the 1st time. half travelogue, half exploration of the yankee scan, What I observed in America starts with a guy of letters attempting to reconcile his religion with the atrocities and ethical dilemmas of struggle and expands into an illuminating attention of the restrictions of capitalism, the concept that of yankee exceptionalism, and the way forward for the democratic system.
 
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Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series)

By William Shakespeare

John Wilders - literary consultant to the BBC television Shakespeare sequence - brings thorough scholarship and a pragmatic figuring out of functionality must this new version. readability, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an variation as a way to supply useful suggestions for all its readers. "This version has a truly necessary creation and solid transparent textual content, in addition to the exceedingly very good and precise notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews college 'Â…a necessary remedy of a fancy play' Barry Gaines, college of recent Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

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Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)

By George Eliot

George Eliot's Victorian masterpiece: a really good portrait of a provincial city and its inhabitants

George Eliot’s novel, Middlemarch: A research of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands city in the middle of smooth adjustments. The proposed Reform invoice supplies political switch; the development of railroads alters either the actual and cultural panorama; new medical techniques to drugs incite public department; and scandal lurks at the back of respectability. The quiet drama of normal lives and unsuitable offerings are performed out within the complexly portrayed crucial characters of the novel—the idealistic Dorothea Brooke; the bold Dr. Lydgate; the spendthrift Fred Vincy; and the steadfast Mary Garth. the looks of 2 outsiders extra disrupts the town’s equilibrium—Will Ladislaw, the lively nephew of Dorothea’s husband, the Rev. Edward Casaubon, and the sinister John Raffles, who threatens to reveal the hidden earlier of 1 of the town’s elite. Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s clear-eyed but humane knowing of characters stuck up within the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge. This Penguin Classics variation makes use of the second one variation of 1874 and lines an creation and notes via Eliot-biographer Rosemary Ashton. In her creation, Ashton discusses subject matters of social switch in Middlemarch, and examines the radical as an innovative embodiment of Eliot's humanist beliefs.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Green Knight

By Iris Murdoch

Packed with suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval subject matters in modern London. An try out by way of the pointy, feral, and uncommonly clever Lucas Graffe to homicide his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is interrupted by way of a stranger—whom Lucas moves and leaves for lifeless. whilst the stranger mysteriously reappears, with particular calls for for reparation, the Graffes’ circle of idiosyncratic friends and family is disrupted—for the calls for are weird and wonderful, intrusive, and eventually deadly.

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Henry VIII: The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth, A Tragedy

King Henry VIII hazards either his realm and his immortal soul while he divorces Katherine of Aragon in favour of Anne “Bullen.”

With a solid of characters that incorporates Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cranmer, the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, and Sir Thomas Cromwell, Shakespeare explores probably the most interesting classes in English historical past, which used to be nonetheless shaping and influencing his global below Henry's daughter, Elizabeth I.

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