La adúltera by Theodor Fontane

By Theodor Fontane

Traducción de Genoveva Dieterich
Magistral relato de uno de los grandes novelistas del XIX alemán. Historia de un triángulo amoroso en los angeles alta sociedad de Berlín que es también el minucioso retrato psicológico de una mujer en busca de sí misma.

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Pleasure (Penguin Classics) by Gabriele D'Annunzio

By Gabriele D'Annunzio

Putting the intercourse again in Pleasure, here is the 1st new English translation because the Victorian period of the good Italian masterpiece of sensuality and seduction 

Like Oscar Wilde’s Dorian grey, Andrea Sperelli lives his existence as a piece of paintings, looking good looks and flouting the principles of morality and social interplay alongside the way in which. In his aristocratic circles in Rome, he's a serial seducer. yet there are ladies who command his exact regard: the attractive younger widow Elena, and the natural, virgin-like Maria. In Andrea’s pursuit of the exalted heights of utmost excitement, he performs them opposed to one another, spinning a sadistic internet of lust and deceit.

This new translation of D’Annunzio’s masterpiece, the 1st in additional than 100 years, restores what used to be thought of too offensive to be incorporated within the 1898 translation—some of the very scenes which are key to the novel’s prestige as a landmark of literary decadence.

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The Arabian Nights (Modern Library) by A. S. Byatt, Richard Burton

By A. S. Byatt, Richard Burton

Note: this is often the fashionable Library variation, with an advent via A.S. Byatt, translated through Richard Burton.

Full of mischief and valor, ribaldry and romance, The Arabian Nights is a piece that has enthralled readers for hundreds of years. The textual content provided here's that of the 1932 sleek Library version for which Bennett A. Cerf selected the "most recognized and representative" of the tales from the multivolume translation of Richard F. Burton.

   The origins of The Arabian Nights are imprecise. a couple of thousand years in the past an enormous variety of tales in Arabic from a number of nations started to be introduced jointly; purely a lot later used to be the gathering referred to as The Arabian Nights or the Thousand and One Nights. the entire tales are informed by way of Shahrazad (Scheherazade), who entertains her husband, King Shahryar, whose customized it used to be to execute his better halves after a unmarried evening. Shahrazad starts a narrative each one evening yet withholds the finishing till the next evening, therefore suspending her execution.

   this feature comprises a number of the tales which are universally identified even though seldom learn during this genuine shape:
"Alaeddin; or, the glorious Lamp," "Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman," and "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves." those, and the stories that accompany them, make pleasant examining, demonstrating, because the glossy Library famous in 1932, that Shahrazad's spell is still unbroken.

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Obras escogidas (Penguin Clásicos) by Ramon Llull

By Ramon Llull

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Penguin Clásicos conmemora, con esta edición de l. a. Obra escogida, el septingentésimo aniversario de l. a. muerte de Ramon Llull, el gran genio medieval de las letras catalanas.

«Entre viña e hinojal,
tomóme amor, Dios me hizo amar
y entre suspiro y llanto estar.»

La obra de Ramon Llull es una de las más ricas y variadas de toda l. a. literatura common. Su producción comprende más de doscientos libros de muy distintos géneros y temáticas: poesía, novela, mística, ciencia, filosofía, lógica. Las leyendas que durante siglos vistieron y enmarañaron los angeles figura de Llull, convirtiéndolo en un alquimista y un ocultista, no pudieron, sin embargo, ocultar quien es: ante todo y sobre todo, el primer gran escritor en catalán.

Los escritos recogidos en este volumen, en mayúscula traducción del poeta Pere Gimferrer y precedidas por un prolijo estudio del padre Batllori, son solamente una muestra del genio y l. a. sapiencia del no por nada llamado «el health practitioner iluminado». Así, Vida coetánea es un dictado autobiográfico y el Libro de maravillas los angeles mejor de entre todas las novelas del escritor, mientras que el Árbol ejemplifical nos acerca al Llull más científico. Cierran el volumen dos largas poesías en edición bilingüe, Desconsuelo y el Canto de Ramon, auténticos itinerarios espirituales de este creador altísimo.

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Cuentos esenciales (Penguin Clásicos) by Guy de Maupassant

By Guy de Maupassant

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

El presente volumen recoge el cuerpo esencial de l. a. narrativa de man de Maupassant, considerado el maestro del relato breve francés decimonónico. El portentoso talento del autor francés, discípulo literario de Flaubert y miembro relevante del grupo de jóvenes escritores naturalistas que se formó alrededor de Zola, encontró su forma excellent en el cuento, género que consolidó, renovó y en el que no tiene rival. Realista, romántico, fantasmagórico, terrorífico, fantástico o poético, Maupassant transitó en sus cuentos por todos los caminos de l. a. imaginación.

Los cuentos aquí incluidos, seleccionados por Marie-Helène Badoux y traducidos por José Ramón Monreal, se acompañan de un apéndice que incluye tres reseñas que en su día escribieron Henry James, Lev Tolstói y Joseph Conrad sobre los angeles obra de Maupassant.

«¡Espejo de las cosas y espejo de los hechos, cada ser humano se convierte en un pequeño universo dentro del universo!»

La crítica ha dicho...
«Estos Cuentos esenciales proporcionan un placer tan seguro como desasosegante.»
Manuel Hidalgo, El Mundo

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Penguin Classics e-books provide the very best versions of Charles Dickens's novels, together with all of the unique illustrations, worthy and informative introductions, the definitive, actual textual content because it was once intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles and notes that fill within the history to the e-book. This Penguin Classics version of The secret of Edwin Drood additionally comprises the mysterious 'Sapsea Fragment' and Dickens's plans for the story.

The secret of Edwin Drood, Dickens' final novel, is a secret outfitted round a presumed crime - the homicide of a nephew through his uncle. Dickens died earlier than finishing the tale, leaving the secret unsolved and inspiring successive generations of readers to show detective. past the preoccupying truth of this exciting crime, even if, the radical additionally bargains readers a regularly Dickensian mixture of the fantastical international of the mind's eye and a vibrantly journalistic depiction of gritty fact.

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Mr Mulliner Speaking (Mr. Mulliner, Book 2) by P. G. Wodehouse

By P. G. Wodehouse

A Mulliner collection

within the bar-parlour of the Angler's leisure, Mr Mulliner tells his impressive stories, which carry his viewers of drinkers (referred to simply as Pints of Stout and Whiskies-and-Splash) within the palm of his expressive hand. right here you could notice what occurred to the fellow Who Gave Up Smoking, percentage a frisson whilst the butler supplies anything Squishy on a silver salver ('Your serpent, Sir,' stated the voice of Simmons) ­- and event the dreadful Unpleasantness at Bludleigh court docket. through the Mulliner extended family continues to be resourcefully in command within the such a lot outlandish events, making for a classic selection of hilarious Wodehouse.

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La Peste by Albert Camus

By Albert Camus

'C'est moi qui remplace l. a. peste', s'écriait Caligula, l'empereur dément. Bientôt, l. a. 'peste brune' déferlait sur l'Europe dans un grand bruit de bottes. France déchirée aux coutures de Somme et de Loire, troupeaux de prisonniers, esclaves voués par hundreds of thousands aux barbelés et aux crématoires, l. a. Peste éternise ces jours de ténèbres, cette 'passion collective' d'une Europe en folie, détournée comme Oran de los angeles mer et de sa mesure.
Sans doute los angeles guerre accentue-t-elle l. a. séparation, los angeles maladie, l'insécurité. Mais ne sommes-nous pas toujours plus ou moins séparés, menacés, exilés, rongés comme le fruit par le ver ? Face aux souffrances comme à l. a. mort, à l'ennui des recommencenments, los angeles Peste recense les conduites ; elle nous impose los angeles imaginative and prescient d'un univers sans avenir ni finalité, un monde de los angeles répétition et de l'étouffante monotonie, où le drame même cesse de paraître dramatique et s'imprègne d'humour macabre, où les hommes se définissent moins par leur démarche, leur langage et leur poids de chair que par leurs silences, leurs secrètes blessures, leurs ombres portées et leurs réactions aux défis de l'existence.

La Peste sera donc, au gré des interprétations, l. a. 'chronique de los angeles résistance' ou un roman de l. a. permanence, le prolongement de L'Étranger ou 'un progrès' sur L'Étranger, le livre des 'damnés' et des solitaires ou le manuel du relatif et de l. a. solidarité - en tout cas, une œuvre pudique et calculée qu'Albert Camus douta parfois de mener à bien, au cours de sept années de gestation, de maturation et de rédaction difficiles...

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The Saga of Gösta Berling (Penguin Classics) by Selma Lagerlöf

By Selma Lagerlöf

100 years in the past, Selma Lagerlöf turned the 1st girl to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She guaranteed her position in Swedish letters with this sweeping ancient epic, her first and best-loved novel, and the root for the 1924 silent movie of a similar identify that introduced Greta Garbo to stardom. Set in 1820s Sweden, it tells the tale of a defrocked minister named Gösta Berling. After his urge for food for alcohol and former indiscretions finish his profession, Berling reveals a house at Ekeby, an ironworks property owned by means of Margareta Celsing, the "Majoress," that still homes and collection of eccentric veterans of the Napoleanic Wars. Berling's defiant and poetic spirit proves magnetic to a string of ladies, who fall lower than his spell opposed to the backdrop of political intrigue at Margareta's property and the extraordinary wintry great thing about rural Sweden.

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