Download E-books War and Peace (Vintage Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this impressive new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

 

War and Peace broadly specializes in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main recognized characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's scuffling with for his inheritance and longing for non secular success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his relatives at the back of to struggle within the struggle opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the attractive younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.

 

A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from varied backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties targeted to their period, their historical past, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, changing into probably the most moving—and human—figures in international literature.

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Download E-books Pollyanna PDF

Pollyanna is a best-selling novel by means of Eleanor H. Porter that's now thought of a vintage of kid's literature. The e-book used to be so successful that Porter quickly produced a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (ISBN 9781439297513 ).

The novel's luck introduced the time period "Pollyanna" (along with the adjective "pollyannaish" and the noun "Pollyannaism") into the language to explain anyone who turns out regularly with the intention to locate anything to be "glad" approximately it doesn't matter what conditions arise.

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Download E-books The Wind in the Willows (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Kenneth Grahame

While Mole comes to a decision he has had sufficient tiresome spring-cleaning for in the future, the scrappy nonesuch throws down his broom and bolts out of his condo trying to find enjoyable and event. He quick reveals it within the type of the Water Rat, who takes the wide-eyed Mole boating and introduces him to the mysteries of existence at the river and within the Wild wooden. Mole additionally meets Ratty’s strong pals: the kindly, reliable Badger and the irrepressible Toad. quickly, the quartet’s escapades—including vehicle crashes, a sojourn in penal complex, and a conflict with the weasels who attempt to take over Toad Hall—become the controversy of the animal kingdom.

Filled with popular human kinds disguised as animals, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind within the Willows, like any exemplary children’s literature, has regularly appealed enormously to grown-ups besides. notwithstanding first released in 1908, while “motor-cars” have been new and infrequent, The Wind within the Willows provides strangely contemporary—and uproariously funny—portraits of speed-crazed Mr. Toad, beneficiant Badger, poetic Ratty, and newly-emancipated Mole. And lurking all of the whereas in the humor and stable spirits, Grahame’s deeply felt statement on braveness, generosity, and chiefly, friendship.

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Download E-books The Mill on the Floss PDF

This Eliot novel tells the tale of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a couple of siblings who develop up jointly on a river in early 19th century England. whereas Tom’s reserved nature and Maggie’s idealism produce ameliorations that pressure their love in occasions of difficulty, the 2 finally reconcile whilst faced with yes loss of life. a strong paintings on person tenacity within the face of oppressive condition, The Mill at the Floss is still one in all Eliot’s strongest works on unconditional unity and love.

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Download E-books Hotel Schräg (German Edition) PDF

Haarsträubend komisch und betörend unterhaltsam -ein echter Walker!

Das resort Schräg - seit vier Generationen in Familienbesitz - erlebt bis Ende der dreißiger Jahre turbulente Zeiten und ist ein beliebter Künstlertreffpunkt in den Bergen. Picasso und Duchamp sind hier ebenso abgestiegen wie Malewitsch oder der Fotograf Valéry Valse. Nun allerdings dümpelt das resort seit Jahrzehnten vor sich hin. Bis sich der junge Kunsthistoriker Benoît Flucks mit seiner Freundin Lola im inn einquartiert. Flucks hofft, hier bisher unbekannte Fotografien des Künstlers zu finden. Hotelier Alain Schräg weiß sehr genau, dass es nur noch ein einziges erhaltenes Werk gibt. Doch sieht Lola einem von Valse’ Modellen verblüffend ähnlich, und er hat eine Idee.

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Download E-books Henry James: A Life in Letters PDF

By Henry James

James' correspondents integrated presidents and leading ministers, painters and nice women, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated choice from James' eloquent correspondence permits the author to bare himself and the attention-grabbing international within which he lived. The letters offer a wealthy and interesting resource for James' perspectives on his personal works, at the literary craft, on intercourse, politics and friendship. jointly they represent, in Philip Horne's personal phrases, James' 'real and most sensible biography'.

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Download E-books Rabbit at Rest PDF

By John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award
 
In John Updike’s fourth and ultimate novel approximately Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has bought a Florida apartment, a moment grandchild, and a , overworked center. His son, Nelson, is behaving unevenly; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him combined signs; and his spouse, Janice, comes to a decision in midlife to come to the realm of labor. As, during the 12 months of 1989, Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued the United States yields to that of the 1st George Bush, Rabbit explores the awful terrain of past due center age, trying to find purposes to dwell and possibilities to make peace with a remorselessly collecting prior.

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Download E-books Bilbo's Last Song: At the Grey Havens PDF

By J. R. R. Tolkien, Pauline Baynes

Bilbo’s final Song is taken into account via many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his vintage paintings The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his ultimate voyage to the timeless Lands, he needs to say so long to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the track is either a longing to set forth on his final trip and a young farewell to acquaintances left behind.

Pauline Baynes’s jewel-like illustrations lushly depict either this ultimate voyage and scenes from The Hobbit, as Bilbo recollects his first trip whereas he prepares for his final.

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Download E-books The Sun Also Rises PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

The fundamental novel of the misplaced iteration, The sunlight additionally Rises is considered one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a vintage instance of his spare yet robust writing variety. A poignant examine the disillusionment and angst of the post-World warfare I new release, the unconventional introduces of Hemingway's so much unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and girl Brett Ashley. the tale follows the flowery Brett and the hapless Jake as they trip from the wild nightlife of Nineteen Twenties Paris to the brutal bullfighting jewelry of Spain with a motley team of expatriates. it really is an age of ethical financial disaster, religious dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First released in 1926, The sunlight additionally Rises helped to set up Hemingway as one of many maximum writers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books The Harvard Classics - The Five-Foot Shelf of Books - Volume 1 PDF

By Charles William Eliot

Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN
- His Autobiography, by way of Benjamin Franklin
- magazine , via John Woolman
- culmination of Solitude, by means of William Penn

The Harvard Classics, initially referred to as Dr. Eliot's 5 Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of vintage works from global literature, compiled and edited through Harvard collage president Charles W. Eliot and primary released in 1909.

Eliot had said in speeches that the weather of a liberal schooling might be bought through spending quarter-hour an afternoon studying from a set of books which could healthy on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had stated a three-foot shelf.) The writer P. F. Collier and Son observed a chance and challenged Eliot to make stable in this assertion by means of determining a suitable number of works, and the Harvard Classics was once the result.

Eliot labored for twelve months with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot decided the works to be incorporated and Neilson chosen the explicit variations and wrote introductory notes. every one quantity had 400-450 pages, and the integrated texts are "so a long way as attainable, complete works or whole segments of the world's written legacies." the gathering used to be largely marketed through Collier and Son, in Collier's journal and in different places, with nice luck.

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