Sister Carrie (Enriched Classics) by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

Carrie Meeber leaves her domestic in rural Wisconsin for big-city existence in Chicago, and faces a chain of struggles -- specialist, ethical, and romantic -- earlier than attaining good fortune within the long island theater scene.

This Enriched vintage edition includes:
• A concise advent that offers the reader vital heritage information
• A chronology of the author's lifestyles and work
• A timeline of important occasions that gives the book's historic context
• an summary of key topics and plot issues to steer the reader's personal interpretations
• special explanatory notes
• severe research, together with modern and glossy views at the work
• dialogue inquiries to advertise full of life school room and ebook crew interaction
• a listing of urged comparable books and movies to expand the reader's experience

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The Golden Lotus: Jin Ping Mei, Volume 2 by Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu

By Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu Qingchun

A saga of ruthless ambition, homicide, and lust, this vintage novel—admired in its personal time for its literary traits and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age—lays naked the rivalries inside of a prosperous kinfolk whereas chronicling its upward push and fall.

This version includes a new advent by way of Robert Hegel of Washington collage, and includes the whole textual content as translated through Clement Egerton with the help of Shu Qingchun, who as Lao She grew to become some of the most in demand chinese language writers of the 20th century.

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Aristotle: His Life and School by Carlo Natali, D. S. Hutchinson

By Carlo Natali, D. S. Hutchinson

This definitive biography indicates that Aristotle's philosophy is better understood at the foundation of an organization wisdom of his existence and of the college he based. First released in Italian, and now translated, up-to-date, and improved for English readers, this concise chronological narrative is the main authoritative account of Aristotle's lifestyles and his Lyceum on hand in any language. accumulating, distilling, and interpreting all of the facts and former scholarship, Carlo Natali, one of many world's prime Aristotle students, presents a masterful synthesis that's available to scholars but full of facts and unique interpretations that experts will locate informative and provocative.

Cutting during the controversy and confusion that experience surrounded Aristotle's biography, Natali tells the tale of Aristotle's eventful lifestyles and sheds new gentle on his position within the origin of the Lyceum. Natali deals the main specified and persuasive argument but for the view that the varsity, a major establishment of upper studying and medical learn, used to be designed to foster a brand new highbrow lifestyle between Aristotle's fans, supporting them satisfy an aristocratic excellent of the right way to use the rest they loved. Drawing a wealth of connections among Aristotle's lifestyles and pondering, Natali demonstrates how the 2 are collectively illuminating.

For this variation, historic texts were freshly translated at the foundation of the newest serious versions; indexes were further, together with a entire index of resources and an index to past scholarship; and scholarship that has seemed because the book's unique booklet has been integrated.

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Washington Square by Henry James

By Henry James

Whilst timid and simple Catherine Sloper acquires a speeding and decided suitor, her father, confident that the younger guy is not anything greater than a fortune-hunter, comes to a decision to place a cease to their romance. Torn among her wish to win her father's love and approval and her ardour for the 1st guy who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising limitation, and turns into all too conscious of the limitations that others search to put on her freedom. James's masterly novel deftly interweaves the private and non-private faces of nineteenth-century long island society; it's also a deeply relocating examine of innocence destroyed.

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Scottish Supernatural Classics: The Three Perils of Man, by George Macdonald, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson

By George Macdonald, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson

A Scottish misplaced treasures choice of 3 vintage Scottish supernatural novels, every one providing a wonderfully plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled via material, the books supplement one another to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics sequence, Scottish misplaced Treasures, exhibits us how a lot poorer Britain's cultural historical past will be with out Scottish writers ... the easiest instance I've noticeable of the way curation and presentation can deliver outdated books to new audiences" – The Observer “This moves me as an attractive enterprise, and one i'm hoping will extend further" – Professor Willy Maley, college of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday

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Cicero: Speech on Behalf of Publius Sestius (Clarendon by Marcus Tullius Cicero

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

This quantity encompasses a new translation of, and observation on, Cicero's safeguard of Publius Sestius opposed to a cost of public violence. seasoned Sestio is arguably an important of Cicero's political speeches that live on from the approximately 20 years keeping apart the Speeches opposed to Catiline and the second one Philippic. Its account of modern background offers any scholar of Rome with a desirable approach into the interval; its depiction of public conferences, demonstrations, and violence are hugely pertinent to the present debate at the position of "the crowd in Rome within the overdue Republic"; the speech is additionally top-of-the-line introductions we need to conventional Republican values and ethics in motion.

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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror) by Shirley Jackson

By Shirley Jackson

The vintage supernatural mystery through an writer who helped outline the genre

First released in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as an ideal paintings of unnerving terror. it's the tale of 4 seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile known as Hill residence: Dr. Montague, an occult student trying to find strong proof of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile younger lady good accustomed to poltergeists; and Luke, the longer term inheritor of Hill condominium. first and foremost, their remain turns out destined to be basically a spooky stumble upon with inexplicable phenomena. yet Hill home is amassing its powers—and quickly it's going to pick out considered one of them to make its personal.

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The New York Stories by John O'Hara, E. L. Doctorow, Steven Goldleaf

By John O'Hara, E. L. Doctorow, Steven Goldleaf

Collected for the 1st time, the hot York tales of John O'Hara, "among the best brief tale writers in English, or in the other language" (Brendan Gill, right here on the New Yorker)

Collected for the 1st time, listed below are the recent York tales of 1 of the 20 th century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly saw through a favored American grasp of realism. Spanning his four-decade profession, those greater than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written tales are between John O’Hara’s best paintings, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of unsuitable, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy discussion, telling information and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published brief tale author within the historical past of the hot Yorker.

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The Moneychangers by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

A monetary mystery according to the Panic of 1907 through the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Jungle

In 1907 the inventory marketplace crashed due to the manipulations of a bunch of strong, prosperous, and unscrupulous males. The repercussions have been felt around the kingdom, taking a devastating toll on millions of small traders and hardworking americans. The Moneychangers, written a century ahead of the time period “too monstrous to fail” turned a part of the nationwide lexicon, dramatizes the key dealings of the one-percenters who introduced the nationwide financial system to the threshold of collapse.
 
legal professional Allan Montague is at domestic between manhattan City’s wealthiest and so much influential electorate. His place offers him with an insider’s standpoint at the motivations of the monetary elite—and what he sees isn’t constantly beautiful. Now, a small team of very wealthy males intend to take down a rival, no matter if it potential wiping out the livelihoods and discounts of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting electorate within the strategy. Powerless to prevent the plot, all Montague can do is try and retailer the girl he loves from a sad collision of jealousy, avarice, and lust.
 
This booklet has been approved by means of the property of Upton Sinclair.

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima

By Yukio Mishima

Within the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, celebrated jap novelist Yukio Mishima creates a haunting portrait of a tender man’s obsession with idealized attractiveness and his harmful quest to own it fully.

Mizoguchi, an ostracized stutterer, develops a formative years fascination with Kyoto’s well-known Golden Temple. whereas an acolyte on the temple, he fixates at the structure’s aesthetic perfection and it turns into his one and in simple terms item of hope. yet as Mizoguchi starts to understand flaws within the temple, he determines that the one real route to good looks lies in an act of terrible violence. in response to a true incident that happened in 1950, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion brilliantly portrays the passions and agonies of a tender guy in postwar Japan, bringing to the topic the erotic mind's eye and intuition for the dramatic second that marked Mishima as one of many towering makers of recent fiction.

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