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A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater neighborhood with a extraordinary proposition for the neighborhood landowners: money for his or her "dead souls," the serfs who've died of their provider and for whom they have to proceed to pay taxes till the following census. The landowner gets a money and a reduction of his tax burden, and the stranger gets — what? Gogol's comedian masterpiece deals an enormous and satirical portray of the Russian landscape because it strains the trail and encounters of its mysterious protagonist in pursuit of his doubtful scheme. Dead Souls, considered as either a pragmatic portrait of 19th-century Russia and a piece of significant symbolism, keeps to motivate twenty first century authors and readers.

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By Hjalmar Söderberg

Doktor Glas, en roman i dagboksform som utkom första gången 1905, är inte bara ett av Hjalmar Söderbergs främsta verk, utan också en av de klassiska romanerna i svensk litteratur. Doktor Glas förälskar sig i den unga vackra Helga, som är speedy i ett hopplöst, kärlekslöst äktenskap med den motbjudande pastor Gregorius. Helga vänder sig until doktor Glas för att få hjälp och alltmer aktivt förbereder han lösningen...

Har guy rätt att döda en människa för att rädda en annan?

Bokens centrala challenge – har guy rätt att döda en människa för att rädda en annan – har genom decennierna väckt häftig debatt. Den har också blivit älskad för de vemodiga porträtten och miljöerna från det oscarianska Stockholm – tecknade med hela Söderbergs oöverträffade känslighet och kvickhet.

Hjalmar Söderbergs klassiker Doktor Glas utkom första gången 1905 och var då oerhört provocerande för sin samtid. Med sin psykologiska nerv, moralfilosofiska utläggningar och förälskade skildring av sekelskiftets Stockholm är den lika aktuell idag.

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By Henry James

While Isabel Archer, a stunning, lively American is dropped at Europe via her filthy rich aunt Touchett, it truly is anticipated that she is going to quickly marry. yet Isabel, resolved to benefit from the freedom that her fortune has unfolded and to figure out her personal destiny, doesn't hesitate to show down eligible suitors. it's only while she unearths herself irresistibly interested in the cultivated yet valueless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword and that there's a fee to be paid for independence. With its refined delineation of yankee characters in a eu atmosphere, Portrait of a woman is among the such a lot complete and renowned of Henry James's early novels.

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By Charles Dickens

Nice expectancies is Charles Dickens's 13th novel. it's his moment novel, after David Copperfield, to be totally narrated within the first individual. nice expectancies is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it's a vintage paintings of Victorian literature. It depicts the expansion and private improvement of an orphan named Pip. the unconventional was once first released in serial shape in Dickens's weekly periodical all of the yr around, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and corridor released the unconventional in 3 volumes. Dickens initially meant nice expectancies to be two times as lengthy, yet constraints imposed through the administration of the entire 12 months around constrained the novel's size. the unconventional is gathered and dense, with a conciseness strange for Dickens. in keeping with G. ok. Chesterton, Dickens penned nice expectancies in "the afternoon of [his] existence and fame." It used to be the penultimate novel Dickens accomplished, previous Our Mutual pal. it's set one of the marshes of Kent and in London within the early to mid-1800s. the unconventional comprises a few of Dickens so much memorable scenes, together with its beginning, in a graveyard, whilst the younger orphan Pip is accosted via the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. nice expectancies is a picture e-book, packed with severe imagery, poverty, criminal ships ("the hulks"), limitations and chains, and fights to the loss of life. Upon its free up, Thomas Carlyle noted "All that Pip's nonsense." Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the radical as "All of 1 piece and continually truthfull." Dickens felt nice expectancies used to be his top paintings, calling it "a very positive idea," and was once very delicate to compliments from his associates: "Bulwer, who has been, as i believe you recognize, terribly taken via the book." nice expectancies has a colorful solid that has entered pop culture: the capricious pass over Havisham, the chilly and gorgeous Estella, Joe the type and beneficiant blacksmith, the dry and sycophantic Uncle Pumblechook, Mr. Jaggers, Wemmick along with his twin character, and the eloquent and clever pal, Herbert Pocket. during the narrative, general Dickensian subject matters emerge: wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of fine over evil. nice expectancies has develop into very hot and is now taught as a vintage in lots of English periods. it's been translated into many languages and tailored again and again in movie and different media.

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By Machado de Assis

Bento Santiago, the wildly unreliable narrator of Dom Casmurro, believes that he has been cuckolded―he suspects that his spouse has cheated on him along with his ally and that her baby isn't his. Has Capitú, his love on account that early life, relatively been untrue to him? Or is the proof of her betrayal in basic terms the manufactured from a paranoid brain? First released in 1900, Dom Casmurro, largely thought of Machado de Assis's maximum novel and a vintage of Brazilian literature, is a superb retelling of the vintage adultery tale―a unhappy and darkly comedian novel approximately love and the corrosive strength of jealousy.

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By Hermann Hesse

With its combination of jap mysticism and Western tradition, Hesse's best-known and such a lot autobiographical paintings is one in all literature's so much poetic evocations of the soul's trip to liberation

Harry Haller is a tragic and lonely determine, a reclusive highbrow for whom existence holds no pleasure. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational guy inside himself with no surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His lifestyles alterations dramatically while he meets a lady who's his contrary, the carefree and elusive Hermine. the story of the Steppenwolf culminates within the surreal Magic Theater―For Madmen Only!

Originally released in English in 1929, Steppenwolf 's knowledge maintains to talk to our souls and marks it as a vintage of contemporary literature.

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By Charles Dickens, Jeremy Tambling

'The such a lot ideal of all of the Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf

David Copperfield is the tale of a tender man's adventures on his trip from an unsatisfied and impoverished youth to the invention of his vocation as a profitable novelist. one of the gloriously vibrant forged of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his fabulous, yet finally unworthy school-friend James Steerforth; his bold aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the perpetually humble, but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, mesmerizing Dora Spenlow; and the magnificently impecunious Wilkins Micawber, considered one of literature's nice comedian creations. In David Copperfield - the radical he defined as his 'favourite baby' - Dickens drew revealingly on his personal reviews to create the most exuberant and enduringly well known works, jam-packed with tragedy and comedy in equivalent degree. This variation makes use of the textual content of the 1st quantity booklet of 1850, and contains up-to-date feedback for additional interpreting, unique illustrations through 'Phiz', a revised chronology and extended notes. In his new creation, Jeremy Tambling discusses the novel's autobiographical parts, and its primary issues of reminiscence and identity. 

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

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By Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Publicada en 1902, Cañas y barro es sin duda una de las novelas donde el power expresivo de Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867-1928) alcanza una de sus cotas más altas. Situada en el agreste escenario de l. a. Albufera valenciana, que parece prestar a l. a. obra su poderosa violencia, l. a. obra narra los angeles declinación del humilde extended family de los Palomas, encarnada en los angeles figura trágica de su último vástago, Tonet -individuo abúlico y de débil personalidad-. En el conflicto generacional entre abuelo y padre por una parte, esforzados extractores de los magros recursos que ofrece una naturaleza salvaje, y el hijo que rehúye una tradición de trabajo a cambio de una existencia especulativa, se puede advertir un trasunto de las tensiones que latían en una España convulsionada entre dos siglos.

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