Los chicos del ferrocarril (Las Tres Edades)

Un clásico de los angeles literatura inglesa, igualmente entretenido para niños y mayores, que no se ha dejado de imprimir desde 1906.
Después de que su padre se ausentara misteriosamente de casa, Bobbie, Peter y Phyllis se mudan con su madre a una pequeña casa de campo llamada las Tres Chimeneas, al lado de una estación de tren. Pronto los niños descubren cuánta diversión se esconde en ese mundo nuevo para ellos y se hacen amigos de todos, desde el jefe de estación hasta de un señor mayor que los saluda cada mañana a las 9:15 en punto, cuando pasa el tren en el que viaja. Pero el misterio de l. a. desaparición de su padre se cierne sobre ellos. ¿Dónde estará? ¿Va a volver?
Este clásico de Nesbit, de prosa sencilla y lúcida, es una de las historias más entrañables sobre el paso de los angeles infancia a los angeles edad adulta que se han escrito.

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Selected Works (Penguin Classics)

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Legal professional, thinker, statesman and defender of Rome’s Republic, Cicero was once a grasp of eloquence, and his natural literary and oratorical type and strict feel of morality were a strong effect on eu literature and notion for over thousand years in concerns of politics, philosophy, and religion.

This choice demonstrates the variety of his writings, and contains letters to neighbors and statesmen on Roman existence and politics; the vitriolic Second Philippic opposed to Antony; and his most renowned philosophical treatises, On Duties and On previous Age - a party of his personal declining years.

Written at a time of brutal political and social swap, Cicero’s lucid moral writings shaped the root of the Western liberal culture.

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Candide and Other Stories (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

By Voltaire


Candide is the tale of a gradual guy who, even though pummeled and slapped in each path through destiny, clings desperately to the assumption that he lives in "the better of all attainable worlds." at the floor a witty, bantering story, this eighteenth-century vintage is basically a savage, satiric thrust on the philosophical optimism that broadcasts that each one catastrophe and human anguish is a part of a benevolent cosmic plan. quick, humorous, frequently outrageous, the French philosopher's immortal narrative takes Candide around the globe to find that — opposite to the lessons of his exceptional teach Dr. Pangloss — all isn't really constantly for the easiest. Alive with wit, brilliance, and swish storytelling, Candide has develop into Voltaire's so much celebrated paintings.

(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)

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Classics and Comics (Classical Presences)

Due to the fact that a minimum of 1939, while daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan struggle, comics were drawing (on) fabric from Greek and Roman delusion, literature and background. from time to time the relationship is cosmetic-as possibly with ask yourself Woman's Amazonian heritage-and from time to time it's nearly irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures within the 1982 wonder miniseries. yet all of those make implicit or specific claims concerning the position of classics in smooth literary tradition.

Classics and Comics is the 1st publication to discover the engagement of classics with the epitome of contemporary well known literature, the comedian ebook. This quantity collects 16 articles, all especially commissioned for this quantity, that examine how classical content material is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a contemporary viewers. It opens with a close ancient creation surveying the function of classical fabric in comics because the Nineteen Thirties. next chapters disguise a large variety of issues, together with the incorporation of contemporary theories of delusion into the construction and interpretation of comedian books, the appropriation of characters from classical literature and fantasy, and the reconfiguration of motif right into a glossy literary medium. one of the recognized comics thought of within the assortment are Frank Miller's 300 and Sin City, DC Comics' Wonder Woman, Jack Kirby's The Eternals, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and examples of jap manga. the amount additionally comprises an unique 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written through Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, writer of the photo novel sequence Age of Bronze.

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Pergunte ao Pó

By John Fante

O vital sucesso de John Fante, agora com nova identidade visual

A mais renowned obra de John Fante, Pergunte ao pó, já vendeu no Brasil mais de 15 mil exemplares, e é agora relançado de acordo com a nova identidade visible do autor, mais moderna e atraente. O livro tem como protagonista Arturo Bandini, personagem ficcional muito inspirado no próprio autor, como uma espécie de um sujeito ítalo americano vivendo uma vida de aspirante a escritor em Los Angeles.

“Tomei o livro emprestado, levei-o ao meu 4to, subi à minha cama e o li, e sabia muito antes de terminar que aqui estava um homem que havia desenvolvido uma maneira atypical de escrever. O livro period Pergunte ao pó e o autor period John Fante. Ele se tornaria uma influência no meu modo de escrever para a vida toda.” – Charles Bukowski.

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A Modern Utopia (Dover Thrift Editions)

By H. G. Wells

Higher identified for his formative works in technology fiction, H. G. Wells additionally wrote approximately politics and society. during this 1905 novel, he blends philosophical dialogue with an creative narrative. Wells's depiction of an international united in sexual, fiscal, and racial equality bargains a persuasive and ever-valid argument for his socialist beliefs.

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The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics)

Choked 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, completed each one of his better halves after a unmarried evening of marriage. starting a fascinating tale every one night, Shahrazad continually withheld the finishing: one thousand and one nights later, her existence used to be spared eternally.

This quantity reproduces the 1932 glossy Library variation, for which Bennett A. Cerf selected the main recognized 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 fantastic 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 continues to be unbroken.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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