A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, Book 1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle


"In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A learn in Scarlet, hence developing a global icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this, the 1st Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the difficult line "You were in Afghanistan, I perceive." And so starts Watson's, and the world's, fascination with this enigmatic character."

Doyle provides both complicated mysteries for Holmes to unravel: one a homicide that happens within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting be aware Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. fast identifying up the "scarlet thread of homicide operating during the colourless skein of life," Holmes doesn't fail at discovering the reality - and making literary heritage.

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The Defendant: Essays by G. K. Chesterton

By G. K. Chesterton

G. ok. Chesterton’s hilarious defense . . . of almost anything

during this hodgepodge of early musings, a tender G. ok. Chesterton operates less than the self-esteem that many gadgets within the human purview—ranging from the humdrum and mundane to the outright ridiculous—could use the advocacy of a great apologist each sometimes. This vigorous ebook, jam-packed with essays from Chesterton’s days as a budding journalist for the Speaker, vindicates every thing from skeletons to detective tales, from patriotism to penny dreadfuls. An ardent defender of the indefensible, Chesterton earns his attractiveness because the “prince of paradox” in The Defendant and reminds us why he's frequently considered as one of many maximum ethical thinkers of his age.
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The Acid House by Irvine Welsh

By Irvine Welsh

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This scintillating, tense, and altogether outrageous selection of tales introduces to those shorelines a tender author already being known as "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s" (Guardian) and "a mad postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing a number techniques from sour realism to demented delusion, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the fundamental humanity, good hidden because it is, of his quite often wicked, lazy, manipulative, and harsh characters. He specializes rather in cosmic reversals--God turns a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a child child alternate consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results--always exhibiting a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and aspect. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously harmful author and he's certain to create a sensation.

Includes the subsequent stories:

"The Shooter"
"Stoke Newington Blues"
"Vat '96"
"A tender Touch"
"The final hotel at the Adriatic"
"Sexual catastrophe Quartet"
"A Blockage within the System"
"Wayne Foster"
"Where the particles Meets the Sea"
"Granny's previous Junk"
"The condominium of John Deaf"
"Across the Hall"
"Lisa's Mum Meets the Queen Mum"
"The Philosophers"
"Disnae Matter"
"The Granton megastar Cause"
"Snowman development components for Rico the Squirrel"
"Sport for All"
"The Acid House"
A shrewdpermanent Cunt: a novella

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The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction: The Art of Being Ill by Miriam Bailin

By Miriam Bailin

During this exploration of the importance of disease within the Victorian literary mind's eye Miriam Bailin maps the cultural implications and narrative results of the sickroom as a huge symbolic area in nineteenth-century lifestyles and literature. Dr Bailin attracts on non-fictional money owed of ailment through Julia Stephen, Harriet Martineau and others to light up the presentation of ailment and ministration, sufferer and nurse, within the fiction of Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. She argues that the sickroom services as an imagined retreat from conflicts in Victorian society, and that fictional representations of affliction serve to solve either social clash and aesthetic rigidity. Her focus at the sickroom scene as a compositional reaction to insistent formal in addition to social difficulties yields clean readings of canonical works and methods to the constituent components of Victorian realist narrative.

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Jude the Obscure (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Thomas Hardy

By Thomas Hardy

Retail caliber AZW3.

Jude the imprecise, by way of Thomas Hardy, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics sequence, which deals caliber versions at cheap costs to the coed and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the extraordinary beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics: All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to more suitable necessities; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences--biographical, historic, and literary--—to improve each one reader's knowing of those enduring works.

Virginia Woolf known as him “the maximum tragic author between English novelists,” yet Thomas Hardy used to be so distressed by means of the stunned outrage that greeted Jude the vague in 1895 that he made up our minds to hand over writing novels. For in telling the tale of Jude Fawley, whose many makes an attempt to upward push above his category are overwhelmed by way of society or the forces of nature, Hardy had attacked Victorian society’s so much loved institutions—--marriage, social category, faith, and better schooling.

A bad villager, Jude Fawley longs to review on the elite collage of Christminster, yet his goals are thwarted by means of type prejudice—and an earthy state lady who methods him into marriage through pretending to be pregnant. Entrapped in a loveless marriage, he turns into a stonemason and falls in love together with his cousin—the highbrow, free-spirited Sue Bridehead, who's additionally unsatisfied in marriage. Sue leaves her husband to reside with Jude and at last bears his little ones out of wedlock. Their poverty and the load of society’s disapproval start to take their toll at the couple, forcing them right into a shattering downward spiral that results in probably the most surprising scenes in all of literature.

A gorgeous masterpiece, Jude the imprecise is Hardy’s bleakest and such a lot own novel.

Amy M. King is an Assistant Professor of Literature on the California Institute of know-how, and the writer of Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular within the English Novel, drawing close from Oxford college Press. She can also be the writer of articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and tradition, and has taught greatly within the English novel at Haverford university and Caltech. King obtained her doctorate in 1998 from Harvard college in English and American Literature and Language.

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Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare (Les Fiches de by Encyclopædia Universalis

By Encyclopædia Universalis

Bienvenue dans los angeles assortment Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis

Pièce mythique, Roméo et Juliette, composée vers 1595 et publiée en 1597, est sans doute los angeles tragédie l. a. plus bouleversante de William Shakespeare (1564-1616). À partir de assets préexistantes (Masuccio de Salerne, Luigi Da Porto, Bandello), le dramaturge fait des jeunes amants tragiques le symbole de l’innocence sacrifiée et de l’amour sublime.

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare

Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de los angeles littérature ou de l. a. pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis :

Reconnue mondialement pour los angeles qualité et l. a. fiabilité incomparable de ses guides, Encyclopaedia Universalis met l. a. connaissance à los angeles portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 two hundred auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photographs, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est l. a. plus fiable assortment de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

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Al faro by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Una de las obras más autobiográficas de Virginia Woolf.

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

«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 Sea, The Sea (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Whilst Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering occupation within the London theatre, he buys a distant residence at the rocks by means of the ocean. He hopes to flee from his tumultuous amorous affairs yet unexpectedly bumps into his adolescence sweetheart and units his middle on destroying her marriage. His equilibrium is additional disturbed whilst his neighbors all choose to come and preserve him corporation and Charles reveals his seashore idyll significantly threatened by means of his earlier.

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NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith

By Zadie Smith


Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s fantastic tragicomic novel follows 4 locals—Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan—as they struggle to make grownup lives open air of Caldwell, the council property in their early life. In inner most homes and public parks, at paintings and at play, those Londoners inhabit a classy position, as appealing because it is brutal, the place the thoroughfares disguise the again alleys and taking the excessive street can occasionally lead you to a useless end.

Depicting the fashionable city zone—familiar to city-dwellers everywhere—NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and very important, just like the urban itself.

One of the recent York occasions ebook Review's best 10 Books of 2012.

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The Life of William Wordsworth: A Critical Biography (Wiley by John Worthen

By John Worthen

By way of analyzing the relatives and fiscal conditions of Wordsworth’s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our knowing of the nice Romantic poet’s such a lot artistic interval of lifestyles and writing.  

• positive factors new study into Wordsworth’s monetary scenario, and into how the poet and his kin survived financially
• deals a brand new knowing of the function of his nice unwritten poem ‘The Recluse’
• offers a brand new overview of the connection among Wordsworth and Coleridge

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