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Download E-books The Satyricon / Seneca/ The Apocolocyntosis (Revised Edition) (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Seneca, Petronius

Submit yr observe: This translation first released 1965. Revised version 1986
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Perhaps the strangest -- and so much strikingly sleek -- paintings to outlive from the traditional international, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his fight to regain virility. the following Petronius brilliantly brings to existence the courtesans, legacy-hunters, pompous professors and dissolute priestesses of the age -- and, mainly, Trimalchio, the archetypal self-made millionaire whose pretentious vulgarity on an insanely grand scale makes him one of many nice comedian characters in literature.

Seneca's The Apocolocyntosis, a malicious skit on 'the deification of Claudius the Clod', used to be designed through the writer to ingratiate himself with Nero, who used to be Claudius' successor. jointly, the 2 offer a robust perception right into a darkly interesting interval of Roman background.

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The Norton Anthology of yankee Literature is the vintage survey of yank literature from its sixteenth-century origins to its flourishing current. This volume—Volume B—covers American literature from 1820 to 1865.

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By William Shakespeare

Éstos son los mejores escritos de Shakespeare sobre el poder en todas sus formas: en el amor, en l. a. guerra, en los angeles política y en l. a. familia. De las desmesuradas ambiciones de Macbeth al frágil keep watch over de los angeles autoridad de Ricardo II, de las violentas rivalidades del rey Lear a l. a. exquisita poesía de sus sonetos de amor, estos textos muestran, con sutileza filosófica y agudeza psicológica, cómo los hombres se manipulan y dominan mutuamente. nice principles A lo largo de los angeles historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado l. a. manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, los angeles discordia, los angeles guerra y los angeles revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas rules sacudieron los angeles civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos.

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By Dr. Seuss

Bad Dick and Sally. it really is chilly and rainy and they are caught in the home with not anything to do . . . until eventually a tremendous cat in a hat exhibits up, reworking the uninteresting day right into a madcap event and virtually wrecking where within the strategy! Written by means of Dr. Seuss in 1957 in line with the fear that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally fresh girls and boys' have been resulting in turning out to be illiteracy between young children, The Cat within the Hat (the first Random residence newbie ebook) replaced the way in which our youngsters the best way to read.

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By Edith Wharton

Perhaps the best-known and most well-liked of Edith Wharton's novels, Ethan Frome is broadly thought of her masterpiece. Set opposed to a bleak New England history, the unconventional tells of Frome, his unwell spouse Zeena and her significant other Mattie Silver, fantastically delineating the characters of every as they're drawn relentlessly right into a deep-rooted family struggle.
Burdened via poverty and spiritually dulled via a loveless marriage to an older lady. Frome is emotionally stirred via the coming of a younger cousin who's hired as family support. Mattie's presence not just brightens a dark residence yet stirs long-dormant emotions in Ethan. Their turning out to be love for each other, stumbled on through an embittered spouse, presages an finishing to this grim story that's either stunning and savagely ironic.

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By J. R. R. Tolkien

Now an important movement picture

A nice sleek vintage and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

 
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a snug, unambitious lifestyles, not often touring any farther than his pantry or cellar. yet his contentment is disturbed while the wizard Gandalf and an organization of dwarves arrive on his doorstep in the future to whisk him away on an event. they've got introduced a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by means of Smaug the marvelous, a wide and intensely harmful dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his trip to the Lonely Mountain he'll come upon either a magic ring and a daunting creature often called Gollum.

“A wonderful account of a powerful event, choked with suspense and professional with a quiet humor that's impossible to resist . . . All these, younger or previous, who love an outstanding adventurous story, superbly instructed, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York occasions publication Review

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Brilliant, robust and soaking up, it is a first-person account of 1 of the main startling army episodes in background: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire through the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier below Cortes, provides a fascinatingly designated description of the Spanish touchdown in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement on the urban, the exploitation of the natives for gold and different treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual trap of the Aztec capital.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes by means of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Packed with mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for hundreds of years. those are the stories that stored the lifetime of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, done every one of his other halves after a unmarried evening of marriage. starting a fascinating tale each one night, Shahrazad consistently withheld the finishing: 1000 and one nights later, her existence was once spared endlessly.

This quantity reproduces the 1932 smooth Library version, for which Bennett A. Cerf selected the main recognized and consultant tales from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and contains Burton's large and acclaimed explanatory notes. those stories, together with Alaeddin; or, the glorious 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.

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Download E-books Diálogos: Gorgias o de la retórica; Fedón, o de la inmortalidad del alma; El banquete o del amor PDF

By Plato

Gorgias, Fedón y El Banquete ocupan un lugar vital en l. a. larga serie de Diálogos de Platón. Compuestos en su etapa de madurez son textos de gran hondura filosófica y de una atractiva composición formal. Gorgias trata de los angeles retórica y los angeles política, y en él se contrapone l. a. figura de Sócrates a los angeles de los sofistas Gorgias y Polo, y al joven Calicles, prototipo de político inmoralista; Fedón analiza, en l. a. última conversación de Sócrates con sus discípulos antes de morir, los argumentos sobre los angeles inmortalidad del alma; El Banquete ofrece las diversas perspectivas de los comensales sobre el eros, superadas todas en trascendencia y belleza por el exaltado parlamento de Sócrates. Tres diálogos en los que Platón recrea las conversaciones de su maestro sobre unos temas de permanente actualidad. l. a. vida auténtica, el más allá o los angeles ambigüedad del amor son tratados con un equilibrio incomparable entre lo poético y lo ideológico, y con palabras tan claras que, incluso a tantos siglos de distancia, es imposible no sucumbir a su perenne interés.

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