By Sebastian Faulks
By C. S. Lewis
A appealing paperback version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, booklet within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia. This variation positive factors conceal artwork through 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and inside black-and-white illustrations by means of the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step via a cloth wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in everlasting wintry weather and enslaved through the ability of the White Witch. but if just about all desire is misplaced, the go back of the nice Lion, Aslan, indications a superb swap . . . and a very good sacrifice.
Open the door and input a brand new global! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second one ebook in C. S. Lewis's vintage fable sequence, which has been appealing readers of every age with a mystical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. it is a stand-alone learn, but when you want to realize extra approximately Narnia, decide up The Horse and His Boy, the 3rd publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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By Joseph Conrad
Conrad's target used to be via "the energy of the written note, to make you listen, to make you're feeling . . . prior to all, to make you see"
Heart of Darkness, his exploration of ecu colonialism in Africa and of elusive human values, embodies extra profoundly than virtually the other sleek fiction the trouble of 'seeing,' its relativity and moving compromise. Portraying a tender man's first sea-voyage to the East in adolescence, an unenlightened adulthood in Heart of Darkness, and the blind outdated age of Captain Whalley in The finish of the Tether, the tales during this quantity are united of their subject - the 'Ages of Man' - and of their scepticism. Conrad's imaginative and prescient has encouraged twentieth-century writers and artists from T. S. Eliot to Jorge Luis Borges and Werner Herzog, and maintains to attract serious fireplace. In his stimulating creation John Lyon discusses the hyperlinks among those 3 tales, the reviews of Chinua Achebe and Edward acknowledged, and the ebb and move of Conrad's fabulous narrative art.
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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by way of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Hermann Hesse
Within the novel, Siddhartha, a tender guy, leaves his family members for a contemplative lifestyles, then, stressed, discards it for one of many flesh. He conceives a son, yet bored and sickened by way of lust and greed, strikes on back. close to depression, Siddhartha involves a river the place he hears a different sound. This sound signs the genuine starting of his lifestyles -- the start of agony, rejection, peace, and, eventually, knowledge.
By Tove Jansson
It is spring within the valley and the Moomins are prepared for event! Moomintroll and his pals Snufkin and Sniff locate the Hobgoblin's best hat, all glossy and new and simply ready to be taken domestic. They quickly become aware of that his isn't any usual hat; it will probably flip anything―or anyone―into whatever else!
Welcome to the glorious international of Oz!
Fans of L. Frank Baum’s ounces books, you're in for a deal with. accumulated this is the final word Kindle variation of the loved sequence starring such undying characters as Dorothy, the Tin guy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the depraved Witch of the West.
Included in OZ: the total Collection are:
• All fourteen ounces books written by means of L. Frank Baum.
• the 1st booklet, the fantastic Wizard of oz., is illustrated with the vintage W.W. Denslow artwork.
• hyperlinks to free, full-length audio recordings of all of the ounces books during this collection.
• someone, energetic desk of Contents for every e-book available from the Kindle “go to” feature.
• excellent formatting in wealthy textual content appropriate with Kindle’s Text-to-Speech features.
• A low, can't-say-no price!
Fourteen entire Works
All fourteen of L. Frank Baum's ounces books, so as and unabridged. Books included:
1. the glorious Wizard of oz. (1900)* contains unique Illustrations by way of W.W. Denslow!
2. The superb Land of oz. (1904)
3. Ozma of ounces (1907)
4. Dorothy and the Wizard in ounces (1908)
5. the line to oz. (1909)
6. The Emerald urban of ounces (1910)
7. The Patchwork lady of ounces (1913)
8. Tik-Tok of oz. (1914)
9. The Scarecrow of ounces (1915)
10. Rinkitink in oz. (1916)
11. The misplaced Princess of oz. (1917)
12. The Tin Woodman of oz. (1918)
13. The Magic of oz. (1919)
14. Glinda of oz. (1920)
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Also integrated are designated beneficial properties for any oz. fanatic, including:
• an entire checklist of all oz. books within the reputable canon via different authors.
• an inventory of ounces movies and tv sequence, either without delay and in a roundabout way encouraged by way of L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece.
• hyperlinks to loose, full-length audio recordings of all of the ounces books during this assortment.
By Upton Sinclair
There may be Blood wins a 2008 Golden Globes Award. examine it here.
There could be Blood wins 2008 Academy Awards. examine it here.
Penguin Books is proud to now be the only real writer of Oil!, the vintage 1927 novel via Upton Sinclair. After writing The Jungle, his scathing indictment of the meatpacking undefined, Sinclair grew to become his attractions at the early days of the California oil in a hugely pleasing tale that includes a cavalcade of characters together with senators, oil magnets, Hollywood movie starlets, and a crusading evangelist.
This full of life and panoramic booklet, which used to be lately pointed out by way of David Denby within the New Yorker as being Sinclair’s “most readable” novel, is now the muse for the Paramount Vantage significant movie, There could be Blood. it's the long-awaited movie from Paul Thomas Anderson, some of the most trendy filmmakers operating at the present time whose earlier videos, Boogie Nights and Magnolia have been either a number of Academy Award nominees. The motion picture stars Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of latest York, My Left Foot) and Paul Dano (Little leave out Sunshine).
Paramount Vantage could be freeing the movie in ny and la on December 26, 2007 and cross national in January. this can be an identical corporation answerable for Babel and A effective Heart and the present releases, Into the Wild, Margot on the Wedding, and The Kite Runner.
As wars rage on within the oil zone and as nervousness over ordinary assets upward thrust, the topic of this ebook, which celebrates its eightieth anniversary in 2007, is extra well timed than ever.
By Margaret Drabble
El título de l. a. piedra de moler es una cita del Evangelio (Mateo, 18, 6), el símbolo de una pesada carga. los angeles protagonista de esta novela ambientada en el swinging London de los angeles década de 1960, es una joven brillante –«con una conversación inteligente, cierto prestigio heredado, un piso estupendo para dar guateques y un magnífico par de piernas»- que prepara su doctorado sobre el soneto isabelino. Y que se queda embarazada del hombre con quien tiene relaciones sexuales por primera y única vez.
Tras las primeras dudas, come to a decision seguir adelante con el embarazo y dar a luz, sola, sin pareja, sin decirle nada al padre de l. a. criatura. los angeles piedra de moler (1965) es l. a. crónica de una concepción, de un embarazo y de los primeros meses de maternidad de una mujer que encuentra en su experiencia una insólita dimensión física, irracional, social y hasta política. Es l. a. historia de una mujer que da que hablar.
¿Es realmente posible una celebración de los angeles maternidad –e incluso del desinterés por el sexo– que no sea un cúmulo de ñoñerías ni una justificación de valores reaccionarios? Esta extraña, originalísima novela de Margaret Drabble demuestra que sí. Y es además una compleja reflexión sobre lo que significa tanto l. a. independencia como los angeles necesidad de los demás.
By P. G. Wodehouse
Mr. Mulliner, a personality who supplied Wodehouse with a few of his most sensible vignettes,
first brought in Meet Mr. Mulliner, with his never-ending offer of brothers, nephews, and cousins, who're featured within the stories Mulliner tells the regulars at his favourite pub, The Angler's relaxation.
By J.D. Salinger
An individual who has learn J.D. Salinger's New Yorker tales ? relatively an ideal Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The guffawing guy, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, usually are not shocked by means of the truth that his first novel is totally of youngsters. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER within the RYE is an old baby of 16, a local New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. via conditions that have a tendency to restrict grownup, secondhand description, he leaves his prep university in Pennsylvania and is going underground in ny urban for 3 days. The boy himself is straight away too basic and too advanced for us to make any ultimate remark approximately him or his tale. possibly the most secure factor we will say approximately Holden is that he used to be born on the planet not only strongly interested in attractiveness yet, nearly, hopelessly impaled on it. there are numerous voices during this novel: kid's voices, grownup voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the main eloquent of all. Transcending his personal vernacular, but last marvelously devoted to it, he concerns a superbly articulated cry of combined ache and delight. in spite of the fact that, like so much enthusiasts and clowns and poets of the better orders, he retains lots of the soreness to, and for, himself. The excitement he offers away, or units apart, with all his center. it really is there for the reader who can deal with it to maintain.