Download E-books The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust all at once into the vicious, immoral circle that has collected around her mom, she even unearths herself in pageant with Mrs Brookenham for the love of the fellow she admires. gentle and ironic in its contact, The Awkward Age however analyzes the English personality with nice subtlety.

The Awkward Age, which has been a lot praised for its traditional discussion and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's comment that James 'is by no means in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. yet he feels deeply and vividly each gentle shade.'

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

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By Tom Raworth

Tom Raworth's poetry is right away narratively established and is extensively disjunctive, a writing that at each second looks pushing clear of the road prior yet all at once snaps again right into a logical complete and transforms the which means and the reader's event of the poem itself.

each district commander
set the boat extra adrift
its extremities shading to indigo
deepening to a tone
appropriate in a few respects
it weaved and danced there

Author of over twenty books of poetry, Raworth is famous as one of many significant British poets of the twentieth century. His attractiveness within the usa equals that of any of his countrymen. Robert Creeley has stated of him, "Tom Raworth is the only who's actually finest to me in England in the interim. I'm thinking about what he's doing. He's a rare poet."

In everlasting Sections, Raworth maintains his examine of the fluidity of that means all started in obvious Shivers. the result's a super murals.

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Download E-books The Octopus: A Story of California: The Epic of Wheat v. 1 (Twentieth Century Classics) PDF

By Frank Norris

Just like the tentacles of an octopus, the tracks of the railroad reached out throughout California, as though to know every thing of worth within the kingdom in response to a precise, bloody dispute among wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880, The Octopus is a gorgeous novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented every thing they despised: consolidation, association, conformity. yet Norris idealizes not anyone during this epic depiction of the unstable scenario, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and of their starvation for greater holdings they resorted to an analogous strategies utilized by the railroad: subversion, coercion and outright violence. In his advent, Kevin Starr discusses Norris's debt to Zola for the novel's notable sweep, scale and abundance of characters and info.

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Download E-books A House of My Own: Stories from My Life (Vintage International) PDF

From Chicago to Mexico, the locations Sandra Cisneros has lived have supplied idea for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. yet a home of her personal, a spot the place she may possibly really take root, has eluded her. during this jigsaw autobiography, made from essays and pictures spanning 3 decades—and together with never-before-published work—Cisneros has come domestic ultimately. Written together with her trademark lyricism, in those signature items the acclaimed writer of The condo on Mango highway shares her transformative thoughts and divulges her creative and highbrow affects. Poignant, sincere, and deeply relocating, A residence of My Own is an exuberant social gathering of a existence lived to the fullest, from certainly one of our so much liked writers.

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Download E-books Moby-Dick (Macmillan Collector's Library) PDF

By Herman Melville

Journey to the guts of the ocean with this larger-than-life classic.

Regarded as a superb American Novel, "Moby Dick" is the last word story of looking vengeance.

Narrated by means of the team member Ishmael, this epic whaling event follows the staff of the "Pequod," as its captain, Ahab, descends deeper and deeper into insanity on his quest to discover and kill the white whale that maimed him. past the surface--of send existence, whaling, and the quest for the elusive Moby Dick--are allegorical references to life--and even the universe--in this masterpiece by means of Herman Melville.

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound version gains an elastic closure and a brand new advent through Christopher McBride.

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Download E-books New American Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Ben Marcus

In New American Stories, the gorgeous, the unusual, the depression, and the elegant all comingle to teach the massive variety of the yank brief tale . during this notable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a necessary and artistically singular crowd of up to date fiction writers. gathered listed below are practitioners of deep realism, outstanding experimentalism, and each hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand part by way of part with the main compelling new literary voices. Nothing lower than the yankee brief tale renaissance distilled all the way down to its so much suitable, bold, and unforgettable works, New American Stories places on extensive show the real paintings of an American idiom.

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By Tobias Wolff

The Barracks Thief is the tale of 3 younger paratroopers ready to be shipped out to Vietnam. introduced jointly one sweltering afternoon to face safeguard over an ammunition sell off threatened by way of a woodland hearth, they become aware of in one another an unforeseen capability for recklessness and violence. faraway from being alarmed by means of this discovery, they're exhilarated by way of it; they emerge from their universal possibility jam-packed with self assurance of their personal manhood and within the bond of friendship they've got formed.

This self belief is shaken whilst a chain of thefts ensue. the writer embraces the views of either the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to take part in lives that we'd in a different way condemn, and to acknowledge the kinship of these lives to our own.

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Download E-books Roman Fever and Other Stories PDF

By Edith Wharton

A facet from her Pulitzer Prize-winning expertise as a singular author, Edith Wharton additionally distinct herself as a brief tale author, publishing greater than seventy-two tales in ten volumes in the course of her lifetime. the easiest of her brief fiction is accumulated the following in Roman Fever and different Stories. From her photograph of erotic love and illegitimacy within the name tale to her exploration of the aftermath of divorce unique in "Souls Belated" and "The final Asset," Wharton exhibits her ordinary ability "in dissecting the weather of emotional subtleties, ethical ambiguities, and the results of social restrictions," as Cynthia Griffin Wolff writes in her advent. Roman Fever and different Stories is a shockingly modern quantity of news via one among our such a lot enduring writers.

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Download E-books In the Beauty of the Lilies: A Novel PDF

By John Updike

In the wonderful thing about the Lilies starts in 1910 and strains God’s relation to 4 generations of yank seekers, starting with Clarence Wilmot, a priest in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his religion yet reveals solace on the videos, respite from “the bleak evidence of lifestyles, his lifestyles, gutted via God’s withdrawal.” His son, Teddy, turns into a mailman who retreats from American exceptionalism, non secular and differently, right into a lifetime of studied ordinariness. Teddy has a daughter, Esther, who turns into a film celebrity, an item of worship, an All-American goddess. Her ignored son, Clark, is possessed of a local Christian fervor that brings the tale complete circle: within the overdue Nineteen Eighties he joins a Colorado sect referred to as the Temple, a handful of “God’s choose” hastening the day of reckoning. In following the Wilmots’ collective look for transcendence, John Updike pulls one wandering thread from the tapestry of the yank Century and writes probably the best of his later novels.

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Download E-books Hungry Hearts (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

By Anzia Yezierska

In tales that draw seriously on her personal lifestyles, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant's fight to develop into a "real" American, in such tales as "Yekl," "Hunger," "The fats of the Land," and "How i discovered America." Set typically in New York's reduce East aspect, the tales brilliantly evoke the oppressive surroundings of crowded streets and tacky tenements and lay naked the melancholy of households trapped in unspeakable poverty, operating at demeaning jobs, and dealing with the hardly hidden prejudices in their new land.

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

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