Download E-books Las ilusiones perdidas (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

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Balzac recoge en esta obra maestra l. a. crónica de toda una época, y compone una elegía de los perdidos sueños de juventud.

Obra maestra de Balzac, Las ilusiones perdidas cuenta l. a. historia de un joven de provincias con ambiciones artísticas que sueña con triunfar en París. l. a. odisea de Lucien Rubempré desde l. a. inocencia de su Angulema natal hasta el fango del fracaso constituye uno de los periplos narrativos más audaces, embelesadores e imponentes de l. a. narrativa del siglo XIX.

Crónica de toda una época, elegía y recuerdo de los perdidos sueños de juventud, esta novela, apoteosis y a l. a. vez síntesis de La comedia humana, ha consolidado con el tiempo el power de su intimidante grandeza.

La presente edición incluye un estudio introductorio de Jacques Noiray, contado entre los mayores entendidos en el realismo y el naturalismo franceses, así como tres apéndices sobre el proceso de escritura y l. a. recepción de l. a. novela. l. a. versión al castellano del texto (y el apartado de notas que acompaña los angeles obra) es fruto de José Ramón Monreal, uno de los mejores traductores contemporáneos de los clásicos franceses e italianos.

Charles Baudelaire dijo...
«Un visionario apasionado. Todos los personajes de Balzac están dotados con el entusiasmo por l. a. vida que anima al propio autor.»

«¿Qué period en aquel mundo de ambiciones? Un niño que corría tras los placeres y las satisfacciones de l. a. vanidad, sacrificándolo todo a ellos.»

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Download E-books The Fabliaux PDF

Bawdier than The Canterbury Tales, The Fabliaux is the 1st significant English translation of the main scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature.

Composed among the 12th and fourteenth centuries, those almost unknown erotic and satiric poems lie on the root of the Western comedian culture. handed down via the anticlerical center periods of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts priapic clergymen, randy other halves, and their cuckolded husbands in stories which are surprising even by means of today’s criteria. Chaucer and Boccaccio borrowed seriously from those riotous stories, that have been the wit of the typical guy rebelling opposed to the aristocracy and Church in issues of meals, funds, and intercourse. Containing sixty nine poems with a parallel previous French textual content, The Fabliaux involves existence in a fashion that hasn't ever been performed in approximately 8 hundred years.

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Download E-books The Hélène Cixous Reader PDF

By Helene Cixous

This is often the 1st really consultant choice of texts through Helene Cixous. The monstrous items variety greatly throughout her complete oeuvre, and comprise essays, works of fiction, lectures and drama. prepared helpfully in chronological order, the extracts span two decades of highbrow notion and exhibit sincerely the improvement of 1 of the main inventive and wonderful minds of the 20th century.
With a foreword by way of Jacques Derrida, a preface through Cixous herself, and top notch editorial fabric by means of Susan , The Helene Cixous Reader is destined to turn into a key textual content of feminist writing.

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Download E-books Jean Genet (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives) PDF

By Edmund White

An enticing and demanding creation to Jean Genet, this concise biography of the French author and his paintings cuts on to the intersection of inspiration and lifestyles that used to be necessary to Genet's creativity. Arguing that Genet's lifestyles was once a unprecedented spectacle within which the subjects of his such a lot innovative works have been performed out, Stephen Barber supplies either the paintings and its singular suggestion in Genet's lifestyles their complete due.

Abandoned, arrested, and time and again incarcerated, Genet, who died in 1986, led a existence that may most sensible be defined as a travel of the underworld of the 20 th century.

Similarly, Genet's paintings is well-known through its approximately obsessive and infrequently savage remedy of convinced ordinary issues. intercourse, hope, loss of life, oppression, domination-these rules, vital to Genet's creative undertaking, might be obvious as preoccupations that arose without delay from the artist's travels, imprisonments, sexual and emotional relationships, and political engagements and protests. This trenchant quantity focuses at once at the moments in Genet's lifestyles during which these preoccupations are vividly projected in his novels, theater works, and movie projects.

Genet's works were highly influential for an unlimited array of writers, filmmakers, choreographers, and administrators, particularly at moments of social quandary; therefore Genet's lifestyles isn't just on the root of his personal paintings but in addition that of many vital artists of the 20 th century. With its frank and illuminating creation by means of Edmund White, Jean Genet offers readers entry to this outstanding and brutal mind.

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Download E-books Manon Lescaut: A Classic Short Novel (Top 100 Novels) PDF

Manon Lescaut via Abbe Prevost Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a brief novel by means of French writer Abbe Prevost. released in 1731, it's the 7th and ultimate quantity of Memoires et aventures d'un homme de qualite (Memoirs and Adventures of a guy of Quality). It used to be arguable in its time and was once banned in France upon book. regardless of this, it grew to become extremely popular and pirated variants have been generally dispensed. In a next 1753 version, the Abbe Prevost toned down a few scandalous info and injected extra moralizing disclaimers. Friedrich (Frederick) Engels was once born on 28 November 1820 in Barmen, Prussia (now Wuppertal, Germany). on the time, Barmen used to be an increasing business city and Frederick used to be the eldest son of a prosperous German cotton producer. His father, Friederich, Sr., was once an evangelical. consequently, Engels was once raised Christian Pietist. As he grew up, his dating along with his mom and dad grew to become strained as a result of his atheist ideals. Parental disapproval of his innovative actions is recorded in an October 1848 letter from his mom, Elizabeth Engels. during this letter his mom berates him for having "really long gone too some distance" and "begged" him "to continue no further.". "You have paid extra heed to people, to strangers, and feature taken no account of your mother's pleas. God by myself is aware what i've got felt and suffered of past due. i used to be trembling whilst I picked up the newspaper and observed therein warrant used to be out for my son's arrest." on the time this letter was once written, Frederick Engels was once in hiding in Brussels, Belgium, quickly to make his method to Switzerland after which, in 1849, again into Germany for participation within the Baden and Palatinate innovative rebellion.

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Download E-books La obra (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Émile Zola

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Novela sobre los angeles naturaleza de l. a. creación artística, sobre el amor, l. a. amistad y sobre el fascinante y complejo alumbramiento del impresionismo, La obra es uno de los títulos más valientes y perdurables de los angeles literatura del siglo XIX.

Perteneciente al ciclo de los Rougon-Macquart, La obra, l. a. novela más autobiográfica de su autor, está inspirada en l. a. relación del propio Zola con Cézanne.

El pintor Claude Lantier intenta terminar un óleo de grandes dimensiones que represente l. a. modernidad del Segundo Imperio, en los albores del movimiento impresionista. Su enfermiza obsesión se verá mezclada con el amor de Christine -la mujer que le sirve de modelo- y su difícil amistad con el novelista Sandoz.

Esta edición, que recoge l. a. reciente traducción de José Ramón Monreal, se abre con un amplio estudio de Ignacio Echevarría, uno de los editores y críticos literarios más reputados de nuestro país.

«¿Existe, en arte, otra cosa que dar lo que se lleva dentro?»

Clarín dijo...
«De todas las novelas de Zola se podrían hacer grandes cuadros, por los angeles fuerza plástica, por los angeles precisión y los angeles expresión de las líneas.»

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Download E-books The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (Neversink) PDF

One of the most important bestsellers of all time, and one of many first and so much influential secret agent novels of the 20th century, is again in print for the 1st time when you consider that 1948

Alan Furst lovers will notice that teach passengers in his bestselling thrillers are usually saw examining The Madonna of the napping Cars. It’s a sensible element: First released in 1927, the ebook used to be one of many 20th century’s first immense bestsellers, promoting over 15 million copies worldwide.

It’s the tale of 2 greatly captivating characters who embark on a glamorous event at the Orient Express—and locate themselves on an exhilarating trip throughout Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and innovative socialism.

Gerard Seliman—technically, a Prince—is so discouraged through the dying of his marriage that he flees to London to turn into the private assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, woman Diana Wyndham. yet he quickly reveals himself excited about a wild scheme via woman Diana to avoid wasting herself from looming financial disaster whereas at the same time keeping off wealthy lotharios. on the middle of all of it: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil box now less than the regulate of revolutionaries who don’t like capitalists.

The booklet that set the normal for highbrow thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the sound asleep Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, continues to be as clean a page-turner as ever—and as enjoyable.

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Download E-books Notre Dame de París (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Victor Hugo

Una de las obras maestras de Victor Hugo.

Notre-Dame de París cuenta l. a. historia de los angeles gitana Esmeralda, quien en compañía de su cabra Djali toca los angeles pandereta y baila en las calles de París para subsistir, hasta que se los angeles acusa de haber asesinado al capitán Phoebus, su amado, y se l. a. condena a l. a. horca. Sin embargo, el jorobado Quasimodo, campanero de Notre-Dame, quien tras su deformidad esconde un corazón brilliant y sediento de amor, luchará para salvar a los angeles gitana. Recreación del mito de l. a. bella y los angeles bestia y uno de los monumentos de los angeles literatura francesa, Notre-Dame de París es una historia verdaderamente inmortal.

La presente edición se abre con un estudio escrito por el que fue uno de los más reconocidos expertos en l. a. obra de Victor Hugo, el crítico literario y profesor francés Jacques Seebacher. Además de contar con los angeles reciente traducción de Teresa Clavel, el volumen incluye una cronología sobre el autor.

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More generally known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of darkish passions and unrequited love, Notre-Dame de Paris, is translated with an advent via John Sturrock in Penguin Classics. within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and avoided for his visual appeal, he's pitied merely by means of Esmerelda, a stunning gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly committed. Esmerelda, even though, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and whilst she rejects his lecherous ways, Frollo hatches a plot to smash her, that in simple terms Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings lifestyles to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best ancient romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is followed via an advent discussing it as a passionate novel of rules, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unpleasant external can cover ethical good looks. This revised variation additionally comprises additional studying and a chronology of Hugo's lifestyles. Victor Hugo (1802-85) was once a forceful and prolific author. He wrote volumes of feedback, Romantic dress dramas, lyrical and satirical verse and political journalism yet is better remembered for his novels, particularly Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Miserables (1862) which was once tailored into some of the most winning musicals of all time. even though exiled to the Channel Islands by way of Napoleon III, Hugo back to Paris in 1870 and remained a very good public determine till his dying: his physique lay in kingdom below the Arc de Triomphe, and he used to be later buried within the Panthéon. in case you loved Notre-Dame de Paris, it's possible you'll like Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. 'A nice author - artistic, witty, sly, innovatory' A. S. Byatt, writer of ownership

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Download E-books L'Homme qui rit de Victor Hugo: Les Fiches de lecture d'Universalis (French Edition) PDF

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

Commencé à Bruxelles le 21 juillet 1866, continué à Guernesey, puis achevé à Bruxelles le 23 août 1868, L’Homme qui rit est los angeles dernière grande œuvre d’exil de Victor Hugo (1802-1885).

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur L'Homme qui rit de Victor Hugo

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

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Reconnue mondialement pour los angeles qualité et los angeles fiabilité incomparable de ses courses, Encyclopaedia Universalis met los angeles connaissance à los angeles portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 2 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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Download E-books Fear and Trembling PDF

By Amélie Nothomb, Adriana Hunter

Winner of many literary prizes in France, Nothomb (Loving Sabotage, Stranger round the corner) provides an completely captivating, funny story of East meets West in her most modern novel a few younger Belgian girl who works for a yr in Japan, a rustic that she has respected and well-known on account that formative years. on the Yumimoto company, a big export/import company, the chain of command is made very transparent to her each day, and all initiative is snuffed out. After a number of the most important blunders, our heroine's profession leads to the bathroom, actually. Nothomb is an excellent author whose writing kind is straightforward, sincere, and chic.

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