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By Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

The New global tale of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his personal words

This riveting precise tale is the 1st significant narrative detailing the exploration of North the USA by way of Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). the writer, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was once a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an day trip despatched to say for Spain an unlimited sector of today's southern usa. In easy, ordinary prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey persisted through the lads after a shipwreck pressured them to make a westward trip strolling from present-day Florida via Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight short chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the ratings of normal and human stumbling blocks they encountered as they made their means throughout an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account bargains a trove of ethnographic info, together with descriptions and interpretations of local cultures, making it a robust precursor to fashionable anthropology.

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By Miguel de Cervantes

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Edición ampliada, al cuidado de José Montero Reguera, catedrático de Literatura Española

Con las Novelas ejemplares Cervantes da nueva muestra de su inmenso talento como escritor. Esta aventura cervantina, que consiste en adaptar a los angeles literatura española un género foráneo -la novela corta italiana-, se salda con unos relatos magníficos, diversos en temas y registros -los hay picarescos, realistas, maravillosos...-, pero siempre sorprendentemente frescos y atractivos. Presididas por una intención ejemplarizante que les da el nombre, las Novelas ejemplares constituyen un impresionante mosaico de personajes y recursos narrativos.

Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza los angeles obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a l. a. lectura. Está al cuidado de José Montero Reguera, catedrático de literatura española en los angeles Universidad de Vigo.

«Por las cosas que dicen que dije cuando loco, podéis considerar las que diré y haré cuando cuerdo.»

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By Herman Melville

Melville’s carrying on with adventures within the South Seas—now for the 1st time in Penguin Classics
Following the industrial and significant luck of Typee, Herman Melville persevered his sequence of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian time period for a rover, or an individual who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous occasions aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and relies on Melville’s own reports as a group member on a boat crusing the Pacific. From recruiting one of the natives for sailors to dealing with deserters or even mutiny, Melville provides a first-person account of existence as a sailor through the 19th century packed with colourful characters and brilliant descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia.

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By Louis Aragon

Ce poème s'appelle «Roman» : c'est qu'il est un roman, au sens ancien du mot, au sens des romans médiévaux ; et surtout parce que, malgré le caractère autobiographique, ce poème est plus que le récit - magazine ou mémoires - de l. a. vie de l'auteur, un roman qui en est tiré.Il faut le lire dans le contexte de l'œuvre d'Aragon. Il s'agissait ici d'éviter les redites : on n'y trouvera pas le côté politique des Yeux et l. a. Mémoire ou les heures de los angeles Résistance de los angeles Diane française ou du Musée Grévin. Le domaine privé, cette fois, l'emporte sur le domaine public. Même si nous traversons deux guerres, et le surréalisme, et bien des can pay étrangers.Poème au sens des Yeux et los angeles Mémoire, ce Roman inachevé ne pouvait être achevé justement en raison de ces redites que cela eût comporté pour l'auteur. Peut-être los angeles nouveauté de ce livre tient-elle d'abord à los angeles diversité des formes poétiques employées. Diversité des mètres employés qui viendra contredire une idée courante qu'on se fait de los angeles poésie d'Aragon.Il semble que, plus que le pas donné à telle ou telle méthode d'écriture, Aragon ait voulu marquer que los angeles poésie est d'abord langage, et que le langage, sous toutes ses formes, a droit de cité dans ce royaume sans frontières qu'on appelle l. a. poésie.Plus que jamais, ici, l'amour tient los angeles première position.

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By Edith Wharton

Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of wish and betrayal in the course of the luxurious Golden Age of previous ny, a time whilst society humans “dreaded scandal greater than disease.”

This is Newland Archer’s international as he prepares to marry the gorgeous yet traditional may perhaps Welland. but if the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to ny after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love together with her. Torn among accountability and fervour, Archer struggles to choose that would both courageously outline his life— or mercilessly break it.

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By Benjamin Constant

Au début du XXe siècle furent retrouvés, parmi les manuscrits de Benjamin consistent, trois récits inachevés à los angeles première personne, en partie inspirés de sa vie. Ecrits entre 1803 et 1812, ils retracent une éducation sentimentale dans l'Europe du tournant des Lumières. Aux vagabondages et aux aventures sans lendemain rapportés dans Ma vie, authentique autobiographie où l'auteur revient, avec une ironie mordante, sur ses années de formation, succède le désir d'une liaison sturdy. "Il faut me marier, mais avec qui ?" : telle est los angeles query posée dans Amélie et Germaine, qui met en scène, sous los angeles forme d'un magazine, son hésitation entre l. a. fée du logis - Amélie Fabri, tomme douce et docile -, et los angeles reine des salons - Germaine de Staël, intellectuelle à l. a. personnalité affirmée. L'alternative est dépassée dans Cécile, fiction nourrie de l'incroyable saga que consistent vécut avec Charlotte de Hardenberg : les amants attendirent treize ans pour partager leur première nuit, et quinze ans pour se marier... Autobiographie, magazine, roman : à travers ces trois oeuvres où il joue en virtuose des registres de l. a. première personne. consistent livre le portrait lucide et sarcastique d'un moi qui n'est ni tout à fait lui-même ni tout à fait un autre.

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Download The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights PDF

Packed with mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for hundreds of years. those are the stories that kept the lifetime of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, carried out every one of his other halves after a unmarried evening of marriage. starting a fascinating tale each one night, Shahrazad continually withheld the finishing: 1000 and one nights later, her lifestyles was once spared endlessly.

This quantity reproduces the 1932 smooth Library version, for which Bennett A. Cerf selected the main well-known and consultant tales from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and comprises Burton's vast and acclaimed explanatory notes. those stories, together with Alaeddin; or, the glorious Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman, and Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, have entered into the preferred mind's eye, demonstrating that Shahrazad's spell is still unbroken.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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By Denys Johnson-Davies

This outstanding anthology positive factors the paintings of seventy-nine notable writers from all around the Arab-speaking global, from Morocco within the west to Iraq within the east, Syria within the north to Sudan within the south.
Edited through Denys Johnson-Davies, referred to as by means of Edward stated “the major Arabic-to-English translator of our time,” this treasury of Arab voices is different in types and issues, yet united by means of a standard language. It spans the total historical past of contemporary Arabic literature, from its roots in western cultural impression on the finish of the 19th century to the present-day flowering of Naguib Mahfouz’s literary little kids. one of the Egyptian writers who laid the basis for the Arabic literary renaissance are the good Tawfik al-Hakim; the fast tale pioneer Mahmoud Teymour; and Yusuf Idris, who embraced Egypt’s bright spoken vernacular. An excerpt from the Sudanese author Tayeb Salih’s novel Season of Migration to the North, one of many Arab world’s best, appears to be like along the Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni’s stories of the Tuaregs of North Africa, the Iraqi author Mohamed Khudayir’s masterly tale “Clocks Like Horses,” and the paintings of such ladies writers as Lebanon’s Hanan al-Shaykh and Morocco’s Leila Abouzeid.

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By Percy Bysshe Shelley

This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it could possibly include imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and mistaken pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, holding, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, glossy versions which are actual to the unique paintings.

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