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Written prior to yet released after The crimson Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane’s Maggie: a woman of the Streets bargains a stark photo of the underbelly of city American existence on the finish of the 19th century. Maggie Johnson, a stunning blameless too mild to hold the burden of poverty, goals of escaping New York’s Bowery and the informal cruelty of her alcoholic family members. After her more youthful brother dies, she runs off with Pete, a bartender with pretensions to wealth and tradition. yet Pete himself is well seduced by means of the doubtless subtle Nellie, and Maggie unearths herself deserted within the unforgiving metropolis.
Publishers feared that Crane’s portrait of brutal fathers swilling away their lives in reasonable bars, drunken moms raging at terrified teenagers, and ruined younger ladies strolling the streets, will be greater than their readers may well undergo. yet Crane’s impressionistic type and thematic depth received the day, and Maggie—the author’s favourite between his works—helped to form the writers that him and start the period of literary naturalism.
This version additionally comprises the fast novel George’s mom, plus “A evening on the Millionaire’s Club,” “Opium’s diverse Dreams,” “When a guy Falls, a Crowd Gathers,” and several of Crane’s masterful brief stories.
Robert Tine is the writer of six novels, together with State of Grace and Black Market. He has written for quite a few periodicals and magazines—from the New York Times to Newsweek.
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Notas do subsolo é um marco no grandioso conjunto de obras que Dostoiévski legou ŕ humanidade. Dotado de um humor mordaz, provocativo e desafiador, este livro introduz as idéias de ethical e política que o escritor mais tarde abordaria nas obras-primas Crime e castigo e Os irmăos Karamazóv. Sua idéia de "homem subterrâneo" legou ŕ ficçăo européia moderna um dos seus principais arquétipos, encontrado também em Kafka, Hesse, Camus e Sartre: o anti-herói morbidamente obcecado com a sua própria impotęncia de lidar com a realidade que o cerca.
Dostoevsky’s such a lot progressive novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line among 19th- and twentieth-century fiction, and among the visions of self each one century embodied. probably the most notable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former reputable who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground life. In complete retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating assault on social utopianism and an statement of man’s primarily irrational nature.
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations became the traditional, supply us a brilliantly trustworthy variation of this vintage novel, conveying all of the tragedy and tormented comedy of the unique.
By Yukio Mishima
Set in a distant fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a undying tale of old flame. a tender fisherman is entranced on the sight of the gorgeous daughter of the wealthiest guy within the village. They fall in love, yet needs to then undergo the calumny and gossip of the villagers.
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón proporcionó varios modelos teatrales al género llamado " comedias de magia " . Su afición al género fue probablemente debida a los angeles mezcla especialmente heterogénea de creencias y prácticas religiosas y al mundo de magia india que había en l. a. Nueva España de entonces. " los angeles cueva de Salamanca " y " l. a. prueba de las promesas " son representativas de dos modelos diferentes de comedias de magia: como recurso escénico en l. a. primera y como nudo de los angeles acción en l. a. segunda. los angeles primera remite al entremés cervantino del mismo título únicamente en cuanto a que hace referencia a los angeles leyenda neighborhood de los angeles cueva salmantina como lugar donde se impartían ciencias ocultas. Por lo demás, Alarcón hace una utilización muy distinta de los elementos de l. a. leyenda. En los angeles segunda recrea Alarcón el ejemplo XI de " El conde Lucanor " . En ella lo fantástico stay en el valor mágico de los angeles palabra: Don Illán, como experto en los secretos de los angeles magia traditional, conoce el poder creador del lenguaje.
By Virginia Woolf
This Prestwick residence Literary Touchstone vintage features a thesaurus, notes, and examining tips for sharper insights to assist the trendy reader take pleasure in Twain's views, allusions, and language. After the younger Prince Edward VI of britain and a peasant boy swap locations, the "little king" attempts to flee from a global within which he needs to beg for meals, sleep with rodents, face ridicule, and keep away from assassination. in the meantime, the peasant, who's now the prince, dreads publicity and attainable execution; contributors of the courtroom think he has long gone mad. end result of the switch, either boys examine that social category, like a lot of lifestyles, will depend on probability and random condition. initially released in 1881, The Prince and the Pauper is one in every of Mark Twain's earliest social satires. along with his caustic wit and biting irony, Twain satirizes the ability of the monarchy, unjust legislation and barbaric punishments, superstitions, and spiritual intolerance. even though often considered as a kid's tale, The Prince and the Pauper bargains adults serious perception right into a humans and period of time probably not all that varied from our personal.
By Theodore Dreiser
An American Masterpiece
Clyde Griffiths reveals his social-climbing aspirations and love for a wealthy and lovely debutante threatened whilst his lower-class pregnant female friend offers him an ultimatum.
By Edith Wharton
"Edith Wharton's most interesting achievement." -- Elizabeth Hardwick The customized of the rustic tells the tale of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern woman who makes an attempt to ascend in long island urban society. it could actually be were the lynchpin that made Edith Wharton's profession turn into the phenomenon that comes so simply to reminiscence throughout such a lot of many years. Oh, it truly is of a fabric with all her paintings -- there is not any mistaking web page of her writing got here from her and never another person -- yet on a definite point, this novel is a median publication, and the meanness is warranted. The heroine (a girl named Undine Spragg, of all things!) is a spoiled heiress who makes her means in existence via conquering one guy after one other after one other, relocating from the yankee heartland eastward first to long island, and finally to Paris.
By Stephen Crane
This harrowing story of a tender woman within the slums is a searing portrayal of turn-of-the-century manhattan, and Stephen Crane's so much cutting edge paintings. released in 1893, whilst the writer used to be simply twenty-one, it broke new flooring with its brilliant characters, its brutal naturalism, and its empathic rendering of the lives of the terrible. It continues to be either strong, serious, and harshly comedian (in Alfred Kazin's phrases) and a masterpiece of contemporary American prose.
This version contains Maggie and George's mom, Crane's different Bowery stories, and the main complete to be had number of Crane's manhattan journalism. All texts during this quantity are awarded of their definitive models.
Retenidos por el mal tiempo en un museo municipal, los miembros del membership de Naturaleza y Arqueología de Wessex deciden entretenerse contando curiosas historias «de hermosas damas, de sus amores y sus odios, de sus alegrías y sus desdichas, de su belleza y su destino». Bodas secretas, hijos ilegítimos, aventuras furtivas, y muchos errores impulsivos que sólo se reconocerán con el paso del tiempo, componen l. a. esencia de estas narraciones.