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The American (Signet Classics)

In this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy tragedy romance and melodrama


The Scarlet Letter (Centaurs Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #39]

First published in The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne s masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels Its themes of sin guilt and redemption woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart br Hester Prynne is the adulteress forced by the Puritan community to wear a scarlet letter A on the breast of her gown Arthur Dimmesdale the minister and the secret father of her child Pearl struggles with the agony of conscience and his own weakness Roger Chillingworth Hester s husband revenges himself on Dimmesdale by calculating assaults on the frail mental state of the conscience stricken cleric The result is an American tragedy of stark power and emotional depth that has mesmerized critics and readers for nearly a century and a half br br br The finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country Henry James br Nathaniel Hawthorne recaptured for his New England the essence of Greek tragedy Malcolm Cowley br There could be no more perfect work of the American imagination than The Scarlet Letter D H Lawrence br The style of Hawthorne is purity itself His tone is singularly effective wild plaintive thoughtful and in full accordance with his themes We look upon him as one of the few men of indisputable genius to whom our country has as yet given birth Edgar Allan Poe


Crime and Punishment (With Preface) (Phoenix Classics)

b This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier b br br One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century Fyodor Dostoevsky s i Crime and Punishment i tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of his actions Raskolnikov wanders through the slums of pre revolutionary St Petersburg trying to escape the ever suspicious Porfiry the official investigating the crime


Poems (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

No description available


Persuasion (Signet Classics)

Written at the end of the Napoleonic Wars i Persuasion i is a tale of love heartache and the determination of one woman as she strives to reignite a lost love Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain Wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank More than seven years later when he returns home from the Navy Anne realises she still has strong feelings for him but Wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne s Moving tender but intrinsically Austen in style with its satirical portrayal of the vanity of society in eighteenth century England i Persuasion i celebrates enduring love and hope


The Poisonwood Bible (Harper Perennial Modern Classics (Prebound))

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home but soon find that all of it from garden seeds to Scripture is calamitously transformed on African soil What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa This P S edition features an extra pages of insights into the book including author interviews recommended reading and more


Moby-Dick (Olymp Classics)

This work contains an active table of contents HTML which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable br br Moby Dick is an novel by Herman Melville The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod commanded by Captain Ahab Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale Moby Dick a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby Dick and fewer yet have encountered him In a previous encounter the whale destroyed Ahab s boat and bit off his leg Ahab intends to exact revenge


Hamlet (Pacemaker Classics)

The Pearson Education Library Collection offers you over fiction nonfiction classic adapted classic illustrated classic short stories biographies special anthologies atlases visual dictionaries history trade animal sports titles and more


C.S. Lewis Signature Classics

A beautiful compilation of inspirational writings featuring six classic works in one box set br br em Mere Christianity br The Screwtape Letters br A Grief Observed br The Problem of Pain br Miracles br The Great Divorce em br br C S Lewis s works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year appealing to those seeking wisdom and calm in a hectic and ever changing world Each volume is written with the lucidity warmth and wit that has made Lewis revered as a writer the world over br br From em The Problem of Pain em a wise and compassionate exploration of suffering to the darkly satirical em The Screwtape Letters em Lewis is unrivalled in his ability to disentangle the questions of life His writings offer hope wisdom and a true understanding of human nature


The Old Man And The Sea By Ernest Hemingway (Papilio Classics)

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is the story of an epic struggle of an old fisherman For eighty four days Santiago an aged Cuban fisherman has set out to sea and returned empty handed The parents of his young apprentice and friend Manolin forced the boy to leave him in order to fish in a more prosperous boat But the boy continues to care for the old man Santiago is confident that his unproductive streak will soon come to an end One of the world s most read classics Complete amp unabridged text with introduction amp comprehension


A Clockwork Orange (Modern Classics)

A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this classic In Anthony Burgess s nightmare vision of the future where the criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Alex who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends social pathology em A Clockwork Orange em is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what cost br br This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess s introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked


Siddhartha

Siddhartha br br Este libro electr nico tiene una mesa activa de los contenidos br br Siddhartha es una novela de Hermann Hesse que se ocupa del viaje espiritual de unni o conocido como Siddhartha del subcontinente indio durante el tiempo del Buda br El libro novena novela de Hesse fue escrita en alem n en un estilo sencillo peropotente y l rica Se public en los EE UU en y se convirti en influyente durante lad cada de Hesse Siddharta dedicada a Ninon Hesse su esposa br La palabra Siddharta se compone de dos palabras en el idioma s nscrito siddha alcanzado artha es decir o la riqueza Las dos palabras juntas significan el queha encontrado el significado de existencia o el que ha alcanzado sus objetivos El nombre del Buda antes de su renuncia fue el pr ncipe Siddharta Gautama En estelibro el Buda se refiere como Gotama


All Through the Night (Holiday Classics)

Mary Higgins Clark the Queen of Suspense celebrates the season with this Christmas classic featuring two of her most beloved characters br br All of Alvirah s deductive powers and Willy s world class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church Simultaneously a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact a chalice adorned with a star shaped diamond To elude police he grabs the stroller and disappears Seven years later the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after school shelter Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter


The Outsider (Everyman's Library Classics, #139)

Narrateur de sa propre histoire Meursault d crit avec un total d tachement l absurdit des actes de sa vie quotidienne depuis l annonce de la mort de sa m re jusqu l acte d finitif qu il sera amen commettre Ce n est qu l heure de la mort que s exprimeront sa passion de vivre et sa r volte br br L une des oeuvres majeures et des plus troublantes de la litt rature du XX me si cle


Les Miserables (Classics Illustrated #9)

Victor Hugo s novel of early th Century France as told through the experiences of the ex convict Jean Valjean Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form providing an excellent introduction for younger readers Also includes theme discussions and study questions


Tragedy of Macbeth (Airmont Shakespeare Classics Series)

This complete line by line Macbeth translation makes the language of Shakespeare s play more modern while preserving the metrical rhythm complexity and poetic qualities of the original The aim is to capture the sound and sense of Shakespeare s tragedy without the need for glosses or notes to use contemporary language without simplifying or modernizing the play in any other way


Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics)

The Cuthberts are in for a shock They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables but a skinny red haired girl turns up instead Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter and soon it s impossible to imagine life without her


Rebecca (Twentieth Century Classics)

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again br br The novel begins in Monte Carlo where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage Orphaned and working as a lady s maid she can barely believe her luck It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave


Treasure Island (Comic Classics)

i Sir with no intention to take offence I deny your right to put words into my mouth i Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island br Your i Treasure Island i by i Robert Louis Stevenson i eBook Report Unabridged Original content Illustrated Working Table of Contents Font adjustments amp Navigation p p About i Treasure Island i by i Robert Louis Stevenson i p br Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson narrating a tale of buccaneers and buried gold First published as a book on November by Cassell amp Co it was originally serialized in the children s magazine Young Folks between and under the title Treasure Island or the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North An old sailor calling himself the captain real name Billy Bones comes to lodge at the Admiral Benbow Inn on the west English coast during the mid s paying the innkeeper s son Jim Hawkins a few pennies to keep a lookout for a one legged seafaring man p br Top Best Ever Classics Books p br b US b gt a target blank href http amzn to K ZzqC rel nofollow http amzn to K ZzqC a p p b UK b gt a target blank href http amzn to L UgOB rel nofollow http amzn to L UgOB a p p b Canada b gt a target blank href http amzn to i L h rel nofollow http amzn to i L h a p


The Metamorphosis (Diversion Classics)

From its iconic opening scene in which Gregor Samsa awakens to find himself transformed into an insect to its heartbreaking conclusion Kafka s novella remains a seminal work of magical realism As Gregor navigates his new world he begins to question the very meaning of his existence One of the world s most widely read pieces of literature THE METAMORPHOSIS is a tale of identity that continues to resonate with modern readers br br Featuring an appendix of discussion questions the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in the classroom


The Time Machine (Pocket Classics, C-9)

The Time Traveller embarks on an astonishing journey into the future His Time Machine transports him to a far distant buy dying world where humanity is divided into two classes the graceful idle Eloi who inhabit the idyllic surface of the world and the Morlocks ugly nocturnal creatures who live and work underground In The Time Machine Wells created one of the first and finest science fiction stories a social allegory that is both vivid and perturbing


A Christmas Carol (DK Eyewitness Classics)

In this unabridged version of the original edition the classic tale is illustrated with full color paintings and black and white drawings that brilliantly recapture an era and bring Dickens s characters vividly to life Michael Foreman s illustrations have brought new life and charm to a story we all know Parents Magazine


East of Eden (20th Century Classics)

Set in the rich farmland of California s Salinas Valley this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families the Trasks and the Hamiltons whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes the mystery of identity the inexplicability of love and the murderous consequences of love s absence


Why Read the Classics?

Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction he was also an uncanny reader of literature a keen critic of astonishing range i Why Read the Classics i is the most comprehensive collection of Calvino s literary criticism available in English accounting for the enduring importance to our lives of crucial writers of the Western canon Here spanning more than two millennia from antiquity to postmodernism are thirty six immediately relevant elegantly written accessible ruminations on the writers poets and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life br br Following the title essay which explores fourteen definitions of the classic Calvino offers writings that are at once critical appraisals and personal appreciations of among others Homer Xenophon Ovid Pliny Nezami Ariosto Cardano Galileo Defoe Voltaire Diderot Ortes Stendhal Balzac Dickens Flaubert Tolstoy Twain Henry James Stevenson Conrad Pasternak Gadda Montale Hemingway Ponge Borges and Queneau br br At a time when the Western canon and the very notion of literary greatness have come under increasing disparagement by the vanguard of so called multiculturalism i Why Read the Classics i gives us an inspiriting corrective


Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained (Signet Classics)

Here in one volume are the complete texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature Each a profound exploration of the moral problems of God s justice Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained demonstrate Milton s genius for fusing sense and sound classicism and innovation narrative and drama


Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Puffin Modern Classics)

Willy Wonka s famous chocolate factory is opening at last br br But only five lucky children will be allowed inside And the winners are Augustus Gloop an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating Veruca Salt a spoiled rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger Violet Beauregarde a dim witted gum chewer with the fastest jaws around Mike Teavee a toy pistol toting gangster in training who is obsessed with television and Charlie Bucket Our Hero a boy who is honest and kind brave and true and good and ready for the wildest time of his life


Heart of Darkness (Olymp Classics)

Olymp Classics is the reference in classical works All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents HTML which will make it easier for you to read br br Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish born writer Joseph Conrad born J zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski Before its publication it appeared as a three part series in Blackwood s Magazine It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon br br This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story or frame narrative It follows Marlow as he recounts from dusk through to late night his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary br br The story details an incident when Marlow an Englishman took a foreign assignment as a ferry boat captain employed by a Belgian trading company Although the river is never specifically named readers may assume it is the Congo River in the Congo Free State a private colony of King Leopold II Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver however his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz another ivory trader to civilization in a cover up Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region


War and Peace (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy from Coterie Classics p All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book p p If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war Leo Tolstoy War and Peace br War and Peace is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy that explores the lives on individuals during the time of international conflict p


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Signet Classics)

In these wonderfully illustrated tales renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil proving his right to the throne and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin In Pyle s classic retelling the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness More powerful than any of Merlin s spells b The Story of King Arthur and His Knights b has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry magic and the unforgettable drama of medieval times


the Iliad (Signet Classics)

Humans and gods wrestling with towering emotions Men fighting to the death amidst the devastation and destruction of the Trojan War To this day the heroism and adventure in The Iliad have remained unmatched in song and story This edition features a new Introduction Revised reissue


The American (Signet Classics)

In this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy tragedy romance and melodrama


The Scarlet Letter (Centaurs Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #39]

First published in The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne s masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels Its themes of sin guilt and redemption woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart br Hester Prynne is the adulteress forced by the Puritan community to wear a scarlet letter A on the breast of her gown Arthur Dimmesdale the minister and the secret father of her child Pearl struggles with the agony of conscience and his own weakness Roger Chillingworth Hester s husband revenges himself on Dimmesdale by calculating assaults on the frail mental state of the conscience stricken cleric The result is an American tragedy of stark power and emotional depth that has mesmerized critics and readers for nearly a century and a half br br br The finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country Henry James br Nathaniel Hawthorne recaptured for his New England the essence of Greek tragedy Malcolm Cowley br There could be no more perfect work of the American imagination than The Scarlet Letter D H Lawrence br The style of Hawthorne is purity itself His tone is singularly effective wild plaintive thoughtful and in full accordance with his themes We look upon him as one of the few men of indisputable genius to whom our country has as yet given birth Edgar Allan Poe


Crime and Punishment (With Preface) (Phoenix Classics)

b This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier b br br One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century Fyodor Dostoevsky s i Crime and Punishment i tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of his actions Raskolnikov wanders through the slums of pre revolutionary St Petersburg trying to escape the ever suspicious Porfiry the official investigating the crime


Poems (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

No description available


Persuasion (Signet Classics)

Written at the end of the Napoleonic Wars i Persuasion i is a tale of love heartache and the determination of one woman as she strives to reignite a lost love Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain Wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank More than seven years later when he returns home from the Navy Anne realises she still has strong feelings for him but Wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne s Moving tender but intrinsically Austen in style with its satirical portrayal of the vanity of society in eighteenth century England i Persuasion i celebrates enduring love and hope


The Poisonwood Bible (Harper Perennial Modern Classics (Prebound))

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home but soon find that all of it from garden seeds to Scripture is calamitously transformed on African soil What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa This P S edition features an extra pages of insights into the book including author interviews recommended reading and more


Moby-Dick (Olymp Classics)

This work contains an active table of contents HTML which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable br br Moby Dick is an novel by Herman Melville The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod commanded by Captain Ahab Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale Moby Dick a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby Dick and fewer yet have encountered him In a previous encounter the whale destroyed Ahab s boat and bit off his leg Ahab intends to exact revenge


Hamlet (Pacemaker Classics)

The Pearson Education Library Collection offers you over fiction nonfiction classic adapted classic illustrated classic short stories biographies special anthologies atlases visual dictionaries history trade animal sports titles and more


C.S. Lewis Signature Classics

A beautiful compilation of inspirational writings featuring six classic works in one box set br br em Mere Christianity br The Screwtape Letters br A Grief Observed br The Problem of Pain br Miracles br The Great Divorce em br br C S Lewis s works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year appealing to those seeking wisdom and calm in a hectic and ever changing world Each volume is written with the lucidity warmth and wit that has made Lewis revered as a writer the world over br br From em The Problem of Pain em a wise and compassionate exploration of suffering to the darkly satirical em The Screwtape Letters em Lewis is unrivalled in his ability to disentangle the questions of life His writings offer hope wisdom and a true understanding of human nature


The Old Man And The Sea By Ernest Hemingway (Papilio Classics)

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is the story of an epic struggle of an old fisherman For eighty four days Santiago an aged Cuban fisherman has set out to sea and returned empty handed The parents of his young apprentice and friend Manolin forced the boy to leave him in order to fish in a more prosperous boat But the boy continues to care for the old man Santiago is confident that his unproductive streak will soon come to an end One of the world s most read classics Complete amp unabridged text with introduction amp comprehension


A Clockwork Orange (Modern Classics)

A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this classic In Anthony Burgess s nightmare vision of the future where the criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Alex who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends social pathology em A Clockwork Orange em is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what cost br br This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess s introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked


Siddhartha

Siddhartha br br Este libro electr nico tiene una mesa activa de los contenidos br br Siddhartha es una novela de Hermann Hesse que se ocupa del viaje espiritual de unni o conocido como Siddhartha del subcontinente indio durante el tiempo del Buda br El libro novena novela de Hesse fue escrita en alem n en un estilo sencillo peropotente y l rica Se public en los EE UU en y se convirti en influyente durante lad cada de Hesse Siddharta dedicada a Ninon Hesse su esposa br La palabra Siddharta se compone de dos palabras en el idioma s nscrito siddha alcanzado artha es decir o la riqueza Las dos palabras juntas significan el queha encontrado el significado de existencia o el que ha alcanzado sus objetivos El nombre del Buda antes de su renuncia fue el pr ncipe Siddharta Gautama En estelibro el Buda se refiere como Gotama


All Through the Night (Holiday Classics)

Mary Higgins Clark the Queen of Suspense celebrates the season with this Christmas classic featuring two of her most beloved characters br br All of Alvirah s deductive powers and Willy s world class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church Simultaneously a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact a chalice adorned with a star shaped diamond To elude police he grabs the stroller and disappears Seven years later the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after school shelter Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter


The Outsider (Everyman's Library Classics, #139)

Narrateur de sa propre histoire Meursault d crit avec un total d tachement l absurdit des actes de sa vie quotidienne depuis l annonce de la mort de sa m re jusqu l acte d finitif qu il sera amen commettre Ce n est qu l heure de la mort que s exprimeront sa passion de vivre et sa r volte br br L une des oeuvres majeures et des plus troublantes de la litt rature du XX me si cle


Les Miserables (Classics Illustrated #9)

Victor Hugo s novel of early th Century France as told through the experiences of the ex convict Jean Valjean Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form providing an excellent introduction for younger readers Also includes theme discussions and study questions


Tragedy of Macbeth (Airmont Shakespeare Classics Series)

This complete line by line Macbeth translation makes the language of Shakespeare s play more modern while preserving the metrical rhythm complexity and poetic qualities of the original The aim is to capture the sound and sense of Shakespeare s tragedy without the need for glosses or notes to use contemporary language without simplifying or modernizing the play in any other way


Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics)

The Cuthberts are in for a shock They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables but a skinny red haired girl turns up instead Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter and soon it s impossible to imagine life without her


Rebecca (Twentieth Century Classics)

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again br br The novel begins in Monte Carlo where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage Orphaned and working as a lady s maid she can barely believe her luck It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave


Treasure Island (Comic Classics)

i Sir with no intention to take offence I deny your right to put words into my mouth i Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island br Your i Treasure Island i by i Robert Louis Stevenson i eBook Report Unabridged Original content Illustrated Working Table of Contents Font adjustments amp Navigation p p About i Treasure Island i by i Robert Louis Stevenson i p br Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson narrating a tale of buccaneers and buried gold First published as a book on November by Cassell amp Co it was originally serialized in the children s magazine Young Folks between and under the title Treasure Island or the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North An old sailor calling himself the captain real name Billy Bones comes to lodge at the Admiral Benbow Inn on the west English coast during the mid s paying the innkeeper s son Jim Hawkins a few pennies to keep a lookout for a one legged seafaring man p br Top Best Ever Classics Books p br b US b gt a target blank href http amzn to K ZzqC rel nofollow http amzn to K ZzqC a p p b UK b gt a target blank href http amzn to L UgOB rel nofollow http amzn to L UgOB a p p b Canada b gt a target blank href http amzn to i L h rel nofollow http amzn to i L h a p


The Metamorphosis (Diversion Classics)

From its iconic opening scene in which Gregor Samsa awakens to find himself transformed into an insect to its heartbreaking conclusion Kafka s novella remains a seminal work of magical realism As Gregor navigates his new world he begins to question the very meaning of his existence One of the world s most widely read pieces of literature THE METAMORPHOSIS is a tale of identity that continues to resonate with modern readers br br Featuring an appendix of discussion questions the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in the classroom


The Time Machine (Pocket Classics, C-9)

The Time Traveller embarks on an astonishing journey into the future His Time Machine transports him to a far distant buy dying world where humanity is divided into two classes the graceful idle Eloi who inhabit the idyllic surface of the world and the Morlocks ugly nocturnal creatures who live and work underground In The Time Machine Wells created one of the first and finest science fiction stories a social allegory that is both vivid and perturbing


A Christmas Carol (DK Eyewitness Classics)

In this unabridged version of the original edition the classic tale is illustrated with full color paintings and black and white drawings that brilliantly recapture an era and bring Dickens s characters vividly to life Michael Foreman s illustrations have brought new life and charm to a story we all know Parents Magazine


East of Eden (20th Century Classics)

Set in the rich farmland of California s Salinas Valley this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families the Trasks and the Hamiltons whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes the mystery of identity the inexplicability of love and the murderous consequences of love s absence


Why Read the Classics?

Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction he was also an uncanny reader of literature a keen critic of astonishing range i Why Read the Classics i is the most comprehensive collection of Calvino s literary criticism available in English accounting for the enduring importance to our lives of crucial writers of the Western canon Here spanning more than two millennia from antiquity to postmodernism are thirty six immediately relevant elegantly written accessible ruminations on the writers poets and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life br br Following the title essay which explores fourteen definitions of the classic Calvino offers writings that are at once critical appraisals and personal appreciations of among others Homer Xenophon Ovid Pliny Nezami Ariosto Cardano Galileo Defoe Voltaire Diderot Ortes Stendhal Balzac Dickens Flaubert Tolstoy Twain Henry James Stevenson Conrad Pasternak Gadda Montale Hemingway Ponge Borges and Queneau br br At a time when the Western canon and the very notion of literary greatness have come under increasing disparagement by the vanguard of so called multiculturalism i Why Read the Classics i gives us an inspiriting corrective


Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained (Signet Classics)

Here in one volume are the complete texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature Each a profound exploration of the moral problems of God s justice Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained demonstrate Milton s genius for fusing sense and sound classicism and innovation narrative and drama


Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Puffin Modern Classics)

Willy Wonka s famous chocolate factory is opening at last br br But only five lucky children will be allowed inside And the winners are Augustus Gloop an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating Veruca Salt a spoiled rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger Violet Beauregarde a dim witted gum chewer with the fastest jaws around Mike Teavee a toy pistol toting gangster in training who is obsessed with television and Charlie Bucket Our Hero a boy who is honest and kind brave and true and good and ready for the wildest time of his life


Heart of Darkness (Olymp Classics)

Olymp Classics is the reference in classical works All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents HTML which will make it easier for you to read br br Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish born writer Joseph Conrad born J zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski Before its publication it appeared as a three part series in Blackwood s Magazine It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon br br This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story or frame narrative It follows Marlow as he recounts from dusk through to late night his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary br br The story details an incident when Marlow an Englishman took a foreign assignment as a ferry boat captain employed by a Belgian trading company Although the river is never specifically named readers may assume it is the Congo River in the Congo Free State a private colony of King Leopold II Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver however his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz another ivory trader to civilization in a cover up Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region


War and Peace (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy from Coterie Classics p All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book p p If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war Leo Tolstoy War and Peace br War and Peace is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy that explores the lives on individuals during the time of international conflict p


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Signet Classics)

In these wonderfully illustrated tales renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil proving his right to the throne and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin In Pyle s classic retelling the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness More powerful than any of Merlin s spells b The Story of King Arthur and His Knights b has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry magic and the unforgettable drama of medieval times


the Iliad (Signet Classics)

Humans and gods wrestling with towering emotions Men fighting to the death amidst the devastation and destruction of the Trojan War To this day the heroism and adventure in The Iliad have remained unmatched in song and story This edition features a new Introduction Revised reissue