Oblomov (Penguin Classics)

Written with sympathetic humor and compassion, this masterful portrait of upper-class decline made Ivan Goncharov well-known all through Russia on its booklet in 1859. Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia’s loss of life aristocracy—a guy so lazy that he has given up his activity within the Civil provider, missed his books, insulted his neighbors, and located himself in debt. Too apathetic to do whatever approximately his difficulties, he lives in a grubby, crumbling residence, waited on via Zakhar, his both idle servant. Terrified by way of the task essential to perform the true international, Oblomov manages to prevent paintings, postpones swap, and—finally—risks wasting the affection of his existence. This magnificent translation by way of David Magarshack captures all of the refined comedy and near-tragedy of the original.

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Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part 1, Vol. 1

By J. R. R. Tolkien

In Morgoth's Ring, the 10th quantity of The background of Middle-earth and the 1st of 2 spouse volumes, Christopher Tolkien describes and records the legends of the Elder Days, as they have been advanced and reworked via his father within the years sooner than he accomplished The Lord of the jewelry. The textual content of the Annals of Aman, the "Blessed Land" within the a ways West, is given in complete. And in writings by no means earlier than released, we will see the character of the issues that J.R.R. Tolkien explored in his later years as new and radical rules, portending upheaval within the center of the mythology. at present Tokien sought to redefine the outdated legends, and wrote of the character and future of Elves, the belief of Elvish rebirth, the origins of the Orcs, and the autumn of guys. His meditation of mortality and immortality as represented within the lives of guys and Elves resulted in one other significant writing at the present, the "Debate of Finrod and Andreth," that is reproduced the following in complete. "Above all," Christopher Tolkien writes in his foreward, "the strength and importance of Melkor-Morgoth...was enlarged to turn into the floor and resource of the corruption of Arda." This e-book certainly is all approximately Morgoth. Incomparably more than the ability of Sauron, focused within the One Ring, Morgoth's energy (Tolkien wrote) used to be dispersed into the very subject of Arda: "The entire of Middle-earth used to be Morgoth's Ring."

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The Piano Teacher: A Novel

By Janice Y. K. Lee

"A infrequent and delightful tale . . . Transports you out of time, misplaced, right into a international you could consider in your very skin." —Elizabeth Gilbert

Janice Y.K. Lee's most recent novel, The Expatriates, is now to be had from Viking
 
The New York Times bestseller 

within the sweeping culture of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. Lee's debut novel is a story of affection and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong right into a passionate courting with Trudy Liang, a stunning Eurasian socialite. yet their affair is quickly threatened by way of the invasion of the japanese as global conflict II overwhelms their a part of the area. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton involves Hong Kong to paintings as a piano instructor and in addition starts off a fateful affair. because the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, most unlikely offerings emerge-between love and safeguard, braveness and survival, the current, and especially, the prior.

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Doctor Thorne: The Chronicles of Barsetshire (Oxford World's Classics)

By Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is a compelling tale within which love, vainness, and greed are pitted opposed to one another.

The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on challenging occasions, and it really is incumbent on his son Frank to make a superb marriage. yet Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a woman with out funds and mysterious parentage. He faces a bad hindrance: should still he shop the property, or marry the woman he loves? Mary, too, has to conflict her emotions, figuring out that marrying Frank could break his family members and fly within the face of his mother's competition. Her delight is matched through that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has to make a decision no matter if to bare a mystery that might get to the bottom of Frank's trouble, or to uphold the innate benefits of his family heritage.

The personality of Dr Thorne displays Trollope's personal contradictory emotions in regards to the price of culture and the necessity for switch. His refined portrayal, and the comedian ability and delicate satire with which the tale is constructed, are among the pleasures of this pleasant novel.

The novel has now been tailored through "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes for television, airing on ITV within the united kingdom and Amazon leading within the US.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative helpful gains, together with professional introductions through top gurus, beneficial notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.

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Dehors

By Éric Laurrent

Ces derniers temps, Léon Brumaire paraît éprouver quelques difficultés dans l'élection tout à l. a. fois d'une femme distinctive et d'un dwelling house fixe.

Dehors est paru en 2000.

À propos d’Éric Laurrent

Éric Laurrent est né en 1966 à Clermont-Ferrand.

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Dostoevsky’s Religion

By Steven Cassedy

Any reader of Dostoevsky is straight away struck by means of the significance of faith in the global of his fiction. That stated, it's very tricky to find a coherent set of non secular ideals inside Dostoevsky’s works, and to argue that the author embraced those ideals. This e-book presents a trenchant reassessment of his faith through exhibiting how Dostoevsky used his writings because the car for an excessive probing of the character of Christianity, of the person that means of trust and doubt, and of the issues of moral habit that come up from those questions. the writer argues that faith represented for Dostoevsky a welter of conflicting perspectives and stances, from philosophical idealism to nationalist messianism. The energy of this examine lies in its popularity of the absence of a unmarried spiritual prescription in Dostoevsky's works, in addition to in its luck in tracing the historical past of the tips animating Dostoevsky’s spiritual probing.

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Nostromo (Oxford World's Classics)

By Joseph Conrad

One of many maximum political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the institution of recent capitalism in a distant South American province locked among the Andes and the Pacific. within the harbor city of Sulaco, a bright solid of characters is stuck up in a civil struggle to make a decision no matter if its fabulously prosperous silver mine, funded by way of American funds yet owned by way of a third-generation English immigrant, could be preserved from the fingers of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of every body, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is confirmed to the limit.
Conrad's evocation of Latin America--its grand landscapes, the ferocity of its politics, and the tenacity of people swept up in imperial ambitions--has by no means been bettered. This variation contains a new creation with clean ancient and interpretative views, in addition to specified explanatory notes which pay distinctive awareness to the literary, political, historic, and geographical allusions and implications of the radical. A map, a chronology of the narrative, a word list of international phrases, and an appendix reprinting the serial finishing all supplement what's absolute to be the definitive variation of this vintage work.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable positive aspects, together with specialist introductions through prime gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and masses more.

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Bouvard and Pecuchet

By Gustave Flaubert, Mark Polizzotti

In his personal phrases, the unconventional is "a form of encyclopedia made into farce . . . A ebook within which I shall spit out my bile." on the heart of this booklet are Bouvard and Pécuchet, retired clerks who set out in a look for fact and data with continual optimism in gentle of the truth that each one new test at studying in regards to the global leads to disaster.

In the literary culture of Rabelais, Cervantes, and fast, this tale is informed in that mix of satire and sympathy that basically genius can compound, and the reader turns into surely keen on those Don Quixotes of rules. except being a brand new translation, this variation comprises Flaubert's Dictionary of obtained rules.

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Milton and the Idea of the Fall

By William Poole

John Milton produced the main very good poetic account ever written of the biblical Fall of guy in Paradise misplaced (1667). William Poole offers a accomplished research of the starting place, evolution, and modern debate at the Fall, and how seventeenth-century authors, quite Milton, represented it. Poole first examines the variety and intensity of early sleek inspiration at the topic, then explains and evaluates the root of the belief and the highbrow and theological controversies it encouraged from early Christian occasions to Milton's personal century.

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