The Centaur Collection of 50 Literary Masterpieces Centaur Classics

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Victor Hugo
ISBN: 6050472815
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This book contains the following works: - Alighieri, Dante: The Divine Comedy - Andersen, Hans Christian: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories - Arnim, Elizabeth Von: The Enchanted April - Austen, Jane: Emma - Austen, Jane: Persuasion - Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice - Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot - Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre - Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights - Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh - Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote - Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness - Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo - Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders - Dickens, Charles: Bleak House - Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot - Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles - Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo - Eliot, George: Daniel Deronda - Eliot, George: Middlemarch - Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary - Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls - Grimm, The Brothers: The Complete Fairy Tales - Homer: The Iliad - Homer: The Odyssey - Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables - James, Henry: The Portray of a Lady - Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Joyce, James: Ulysses - Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers - Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow - London, Jack: The Call of the Wild - Melville, Herman: Moby Dick - Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way - Stendhal: The Red and the Black - Sterne, Laurence: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Stoker, Bram: Dracula - Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels - Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair - Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina - Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace - Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence - Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray - Zola, Émile: Germinal

My Life in Middlemarch

Author: Rebecca Mead
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307984788
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A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch, regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage and family, Mead read and reread Middlemarch. The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not. In this wise and revealing work of biography, reporting, and memoir, Rebecca Mead leads us into the life that the book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that deftly mirrors that of the novel, My Life in Middlemarch takes the themes of Eliot's masterpiece--the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, the foundations of morality, and the drama of aspiration and failure--and brings them into our world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography and an exploration of the way aspects of Mead's life uncannily echo that of Eliot herself, My Life in Middlemarch is for every ardent lover of literature who cares about why we read books, and how they read us. From the Hardcover edition.

The Centaur

Author: John Updike
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 067964587X
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes small-town Olinger High School; Chiron is George Caldwell, a science teacher there; and Prometheus is Caldwell’s fifteen-year-old son, Peter. Brilliantly conflating the author’s remembered past with tales from Greek mythology, John Updike translates Chiron’s agonized search for relief into the incidents and accidents of three winter days spent in rural Pennsylvania in 1947. The result, said the judges of the National Book Award, is “a courageous and brilliant account of a conflict in gifts between an inarticulate American father and his highly articulate son.”

D H Lawrence

Author: Simonetta de Filippis
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443898058
Format: PDF
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In recent decades, critical and theoretical debate in the field of culture and literature has called into question many literary categories, has re-discussed the literary canon, and has totally renovated critical approaches in the wake of major changes in western society such as the irruption of new cultural identities, the disruption of the well-established Euro-centric conception, and the need to establish new world visions. D. H. Lawrence has been a focus for critical debate since his early publications in the first decades of the 20th century. The force of his thought, his courageous challenge against the most important values of western industrial society, his rejection of England and its bourgeois values, his choice to live in exile, his never-ending quest for lost vital meanings, his open-mindedness in coming into contact with different worlds and cultures, and the revolutionary impact of his writing have all provided critics with important issues for discussion. Most of Lawrence’s works are still being read and analysed through ever-new critical lenses and approaches. This volume brings together a selection of papers delivered at the 13th International D. H. Lawrence Conference, D. H. Lawrence: New Life, New Utterance, New Perspectives held in Gargnano in 2014, on Lake Garda: the place of Lawrence’s first Italian sojourn, where he started a “new life” with Frieda and a new phase as a writer. The essays selected for Part I of this volume offer new readings of Lawrence’s work and ideology through various theoretical and philosophical approaches, drawing comparisons with philosophers and thinkers such as Bataille, Darwin, Derrida, Heidegger, and Benjamin, among others. Part II focuses on translation, a concept which can be extended to cultural mediation, as it can be applied not only to the proper translation of texts from one language into another, but also to travel writing and to transcodification, as is the case of film versions of Lawrence’s novels.

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher:
ISBN: 6050466424
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This volume collects the complete writings of Virginia Woolf: 8 novels, 3 ‘biographies’, 46 short stories, essays, 1 play, her diary and some letters. - THE NOVELS The Voyage Out (1915) Night and Day (1919) Jacob’s Room (1922) Mrs. Dalloway (1925) To the Lighthouse (1927) The Waves (1931) The Years (1937) Between the Acts (1941) - THE ‘BIOGRAPHIES’ Orlando: a biography (1928) Flush: a biography (1933) Roger Fry: a biography (1940) - THE STORIES Monday or Tuesday (1921) A Haunted House, and other short stories (1944) Mrs Dalloway’s Party (1973) The Complete Shorter Fiction (1985) - THE ESSAYS The Common Reader I (1925) A Room of One’s Own (1929) On Being Ill (1930) The London Scene (1931) The Common Reader II (1932) Three Guineas (1938) The Death of the Moth, and other essays (1942) The Moment, and other essays (1947) The Captain’s Death Bed, and other essays (1950) Granite and Rainbow (1958) Books and Portraits (1978) Women And Writing (1979) 383 Essays from newspapers and magazines AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING A Writer’s Diary (1953) Moments of Being (1976) The Diary Vols. 1–5 (1977-84) The Letters Vols. 1–6 (1975-80) The Letters of V.W. and Lytton Strachey (1956) A Passionate Apprentice. The Early Journals 1887-1909 (1990) THE PLAY Freshwater: A Comedy (1976) Virginia Woolf - Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been what is now termed bipolar disorder, and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

Emma s Turtle

Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781590783504
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When Emma's box turtle digs his way out of his pen, he imagines that he is having adventures in Africa, India, and other faraway lands that Emma has described to him.

Virginia Woolf s Bloomsbury Volume 2

Author: L. Shahriari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230282954
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This volume features new essays by eminent and emerging Woolf scholars from around the world, focusing on Virginia Woolf's and Bloomsbury's politics. Themes include war, freedom of the press, economics and cultural production, the Hogarth Press, the global circulation of ideas, and transformations to the public sphere.

Beowulf on the Beach

Author: Jack Murnighan
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307409570
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From Homer and Proust to "Beloved" and the Bible, "Beowulf on the Beach" is a user-friendly guide through the imposing world of literature.