Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

There's a measure of bliss too extreme for elation.

This little-known novella from one of many masters of the shape is so strange for Joseph Conrad's paintings in different respects, even if no longer in its unique maritime environment or its much more unique prose--it is rare in that it really is one among his only a few works to add a lady as a number one personality, and to take the shape of a romance.

Still, it's a Conradian romance: a sweeping saga set within the Indian Ocean basin, opposed to a turbulent heritage of slightly suppressed hostilities among Dutch and British service provider navies, informed by means of considered one of Conrad's classically indifferent narrators. in any case, the original standpoint of the sharply etched personality of Freya is one in all Conrad's so much piercing reports of ways the lust for strength can force males to greatness--or its opposite.

The artwork of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is mostly unrecognized by means of lecturers and publishers. still, it's a shape loved and practiced via literature's maximum writers. within the artwork Of The Novella sequence, Melville condominium celebrates this renegade artwork shape and its practitioners with titles which are, mostly, offered in publication shape for the 1st time.

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Henry VIII (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

With new editors who've included the main updated scholarship, this revised Pelican Shakespeare sequence would be the ideal selection for college students, professors, and basic readers good into the twenty-first century.

Each quantity beneficial properties:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* top of the range introductions and notes
* New, extra readable alternate trim size
* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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El mar, el mar by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Al tiempo que huye de una tormentosa vida sentimental, el hombre se empeña en revivir su primera pasión amorosa por una mujer que los angeles vida ha convertido en un ama de casa escuálida, mientras los angeles presencia insomne del mar le devuelve todas sus obsesiones, los espectros del pasado, los fantasmas de sus errores y los angeles angustia de un futuro cansado.

Merecedor en 1978 del Booker Prize, El mar, el mar constituye un punto álgido de los angeles madurez narrativa de su autora, cuya prosa hipnótica nos envuelve aquí en un incesante torrente de imágenes, historias, personajes y reflexiones que resuenan en l. a. mente del lector como el rumor del oleaje al anochecer.

"Peregrinos de l. a. lectura, perdidos en el árido desierto de las malas novelas: venid a Iris Murdoch."
ANDRÉS IBÁÑEZ, ABC Cultural

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The Monk by Matthew Lewis

By Matthew Lewis

A gothic masterpiece of sheer sensationalism that explores sexual wish and abuse of energy.

Savaged through critics for its blasphemy and obscenity, The Monk exhibits the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a helpful Capuchin better who's tempted via Matilda--a younger woman who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy--and ultimately succumbs to magic, homicide, incest, and torture.

A great exam of violent and erotic impulses, The Monk used to be vastly renowned through the Marquis de Sade, in addition to Byron, Poe, Flaubert, Hawthorne, and Emily Bronte.

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Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida is decided in the course of the later years of the Trojan warfare, faithfully following the plotline of the Iliad from Achilles' refusal to take part in conflict to Hector's demise. Troilus, a Trojan prince (son of Priam), woos Cressida, one other Trojan.

They have intercourse, professing their timeless love, earlier than Cressida is exchanged for a Trojan prisoner of warfare.

As he makes an attempt to go to her within the Greek camp, Troilus glimpses Diomedes flirting along with his cherished Cressida, and comes to a decision to avenge her perfidy.

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A Haunted House (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting right here, starting there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, keeping their silver lamp above us, lengthy they appear and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops a bit. Wild beams of moonlight pass either ground and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces wondering; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.

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The Bachelors by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

First came upon contentedly chatting of their London golf equipment and procuring at Fortnum's, the comfy bachelors (as any Spark reader could bet) are usually not set to stick comfortable for lengthy. quickly sufficient, the lads are variously tormented — defrauded or stolen from; blackmailed or pressed to wait horrid séances — after which plunged, all jointly, into the nastiest of court cases. on the heart of that swimsuit hovers faded, clean Patrick Seton, the medium. in the meantime, horrors of each dimension plague the negative bachelors — from the emerging fee of frozen peas ("Your hand's by no means from your pocket") to epileptic suits, forgeries, spiritualists foaming with protoplasm, and homicide. and each horror delights: every one is lit up via Spark's uncanny wit — without delay malicious, humorous, and lethal critical. The Bachelors indicates "the so much proficient and leading edge British novelist" (The big apple Times) at her depraved top.

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Henry IV, Part 2 (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I believe that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, despite the fact that, is the least vital element of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a chic and transparent textual content for both the learn or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who needless to say those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) the prestigious Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has offered greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

Each quantity good points:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* prime quality introductions and notes
* New, extra readable exchange trim size
* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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Porterhouse Blue (Porterhouse Blue, Book 1) by Tom Sharpe

By Tom Sharpe

Book Details:

ISBN: 0871132796
EAN: 9780871132796
ASIN: 0871132796
Publisher: Atlantic per thirty days Press
Publication Date: 1989-02
Number of Pages: 219
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Never earlier than released in the US, and now a six-hour PBS presentation, Porterhouse Blue is the tale of 1 university campus with extra difficulties than scholars. A revolution at Porterhouse collage sends loads of issues out within the open--namely one gross of condoms.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Tom Sharpe (Born: 1928/03/30 / Died: 2013/06/06)

Author Description: Tom Sharpe was once an English satirical writer, born in London and knowledgeable at Lancing university and at Pembroke university, Cambridge. After nationwide provider with the Royal Marines he moved to South Africa in 1951, doing social paintings and educating in Natal, till deported in 1961.

His paintings in South Africa encouraged the novels Riotous meeting and Indecent publicity. From 1963 until eventually 1972 he used to be a background lecturer on the Cambridge university of Arts and know-how, which galvanized his "Wilt" sequence Wilt, The Wilt substitute, Wilt on excessive and Wilt in Nowhere.

His novels function sour and outrageous satire of the apartheid regime (Riotous meeting and its sequel Indecent Exposure), "dumbed-" or watered-down schooling (the Wilt series), English type snobbery (Ancestral Vices, Porterhouse Blue, Grantchester Grind), the literary global (The nice Pursuit), political extremists of all stripes, political correctness, forms and stupidity typically. Characters may possibly delight in extraordinary sexual practices, and coarser characters use very image and/or profane language in discussion. Sharpe frequently parodies the language and magnificence of particular authors quite often linked to the social crew held up for ridicule. Sharpe's bestselling books were translated into many languages.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/33017

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