Category: British Literature

CliffsNotes on Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Jeff Coghill

By Jeff Coghill

The unique CliffsNotes research courses supply specialist observation on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and old heritage. the most recent new release of titles during this sequence additionally function glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, usual format.
In CliffsNotes on Tess of the d'Urbervilles, you discover Thomas Hardy's literary vintage because the writer demanding situations a few of the Victorian sensibilities of the nineteenth century by means of writing approximately such themes as immoral intercourse, homicide, illegitimate young children, and the single dwelling jointly. within the novel, you stick to the adventure of Tess as early occasions in her lifestyles lead her down the line to tragic ruin.
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The Time Machine and The Invisible Man (Signet Classics) by H. G. Wells

By H. G. Wells

Jointly in a single crucial quantity, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man are masterpieces of irony and innovative imaginative and prescient from H. G. Wells, the daddy of technological know-how fiction.

The Time Machine conveys the Time tourist into the far-off destiny and a rare international. There, stranded on a slowly loss of life Earth, he discovers weird and wonderful races: the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—a haunting portrayal of Darwin’s evolutionary idea carried to a negative conclusion.

The Invisible Man is the interesting story of a brash younger scientist who, experimenting on himself, turns into invisible after which criminally insane, trapped within the terror of his personal creation.

Convincing and unforgettably actual, those classics are consummate representations of the tales that outlined technological know-how fiction—and encouraged generations of readers and writers.

With an advent through John Calvin Batchelor
and an Afterword via Paul Youngquist

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Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood

By Christopher Isherwood

On a teach to Berlin in past due 1930, William Bradshaw locks eyes with Arthur Norris, an irresistibly comical fellow Englishman donning a slightly seen wig and worried approximately generating his passport on the frontier. So starts off a friendship carried out within the seedier quarters of town, the place Norris runs a doubtful import-export enterprise and lives in excited worry of his bullying secretary, his collectors, and his dominatrix female friend, Anni. because the world wide monetary melancholy strangles the hundreds and the Communists make a determined stand opposed to Fascism and battle, Norris sells himself as political orator, undercover agent, and double agent. He additionally sells his associates. Like its significant other novel, Goodbye to Berlin, Mr Norris alterations Trains deals unforgettable characters suffering within the vortex because the Nazis upward thrust to energy.

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The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt

By Mary Sharratt

Publish yr note: First released January 1st 2006

In the culture of Philippa Gregory’s shrewdpermanent, transporting fiction comes this story of darkish suspense, love, and betrayal, that includes star-crossed sisters, one misplaced and the opposite searching.

Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was once raised via a father who handled her as though she have been his son. whereas her appealing and reckless sister, might, pushes the bounds of propriety of their small English city, Hannah harbors her personal mystery: their father has given her an schooling forbidden to girls. yet Hannah’s mystery serves her good whilst she trips to colonial Maryland to reunite with may possibly, who has been married off to a far off cousin after her sexual misadventures ruined her marriage clients in England.

As Hannah searches for may possibly, who has disappeared, she reveals herself falling in love along with her brother-in-law. on my own in a wild, uncultivated land the place the previous ideas now not observe, Hannah is free of the limitations of the society that judged either her and should as dangerous—too shrewdpermanent, too fearless, and too hungry for all times. yet Hannah can be affected by doubt, as her quest for solutions to May’s destiny grows ever extra stressful and tangled.

This ebook contains a pattern bankruptcy of Illuminations.

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (A Lively Learning by Shmoop

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The Sonnets and Narrative Poems (Everyman's Library) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

If William Shakespeare had by no means written a unmarried play, if his attractiveness rested completely upon the colossal and sterling physique of nondramatic verse he left at the back of, he might nonetheless carry the location he does within the hierarchy of worldwide literature.

The strikingly smooth sonnets–intimate, baroque, and expansive immediately; the invigorating narratives drawn from classical matters; and the wonderful lyricism represented through a poem like “The Phoenix and the Turtle”–permanently deepen our realizing of the multiplicity and lavish strength of our best poet.

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La mort s'invite à Pemberley by P. D. James

By P. D. James

Rien ne semble devoir troubler l'existence ordonnée et protégée de Pemberley, le domaine ancestral de los angeles famille Darcy, dans le Derbyshire, ni perturber le bonheur conjugal de l. a. maîtresse des lieux, Elizabeth Darcy. Elle est los angeles mère de deux charmants bambins; sa soeur préférée, Jane, et son mari, Bingley, habitent à moins de trente kilomètres de là; et son père adulé, Mr Bennet, vient régulièrement en visite, attiré par l'imposante bibliothèque du château. Mais cette félicité se trouve soudain menacée lorsque, à los angeles veille du bal d'automne, un drame contraint les Darcy à recevoir sous leur toit los angeles jeune soeur d'Elizabeth et son mari, que leurs frasques passées ont rendu indésirables à Pemberley. Avec eux s'invitent los angeles mort, l. a. suspicion et los angeles résurgence de rancunes anciennes.

Dans La mort s'invite à Pemberley, Phyllis Dorothy James associe sa longue ardour pour l'oeuvre de Jane Austen à son expertise d'auteur de romans policiers pour imaginer une suite à Orgueil et Préjugés et camper avec brio une intrigue à suspense. Elle allie une grande fidélité aux personnages d'Austen au plus pur kind de ses romans policiers, ne manquant pas, selon son habitude, d'aborder les problèmes de société - ici, ceux de l'Angleterre du début du XIXe siècle.
Un roman qui enchantera les nombreux admirateurs de Jane Austen et comblera ceux de P.D. James.

Née en 1920, Phyllis Dorothy James a exercé des fonctions à l. a. part criminelle du domestic workplace avant de se consacrer entièrement à l'écriture. Mélange d'understatement britannique et de sadisme, d'analyse sociale et d'humour, ses romans lui ont valu d'être sacrée «nouvelle reine du crime»

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Juicio y sentimiento (Clásica) by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

«La agudeza y los angeles ironía permean los angeles narración desde las primeras páginas y por ello no hay lector que pueda resistirse al razonamiento, expuesto casi con sarcasmo en el segundo capítulo, por el que los angeles cuñada de Elinor y Marianne convence a su marido para que reduzca l. a. pensión de sus hermanastras a lo mínimo imprescindible. O a esa magistral simplicidad y sutileza con que retrata situaciones y paisajes, características que obligan a pensar en Jane Austen como una de las más grandes novelistas de todos los tiempos. Imprescindible desde esta obra primeriza.» Leah Bonnín, La tormenta en un vaso

«Ninguna de las dos tiene nada que decir; tú, porque no te comunicas, y yo, porque no escondo nada», le cube Marianne Dashwood a su hermana mayor Elinor en uno de los pasajes más célebres de Juicio y sentimiento (1811), los angeles primera novela que consiguió publicar Jane Austen. Lo no dicho, el secreto deliberado o impuesto, l. a. verdad oculta y los angeles mentira, el pacto de silencio dictado por los angeles lealtad o l. a. piedad, son en efecto los temas principales de esta novela que traza un cuadro tan hilarante como patético de las desventuras de dos hermanas casaderas, hijas de los angeles gentry pero apartadas –en su condición de mujeres- de los angeles fortuna established.

Sus tropiezos en el camino del matrimonio, a veces empujadas por los angeles mezquindad de sus propios parientes, las alegres presiones de sus vecinos o los mismos «principios» de su carácter y ethical, las llevan a conocer todos los extremos que el «terror a los angeles pobreza» o los estragos de una vida inútil pueden ocasionar en el destino de los hombres.Marianne, locuaz y ultrarromántica, y Elinor, prudente y reservada, componen una descompensada balanza de caracteres que finalmente se habrá de equilibrar. Ingeniosísima en su trama, cáustica en su pintura de ambientes y personajes, grave en su espíritu ethical, ésta es l. a. primera de las obras maestras de Jane Austen.

Jane Austen nació en 1775 en Steventon, séptima de los ocho hijos del rec-tor de l. a. parroquia. Educada principalmente por su padre, empezó a escribir de muy joven, para recreo de l. a. familia: una muestra de sus escritos juveniles, fantasiosos y humorísticos, se encuentra en Amor y amistad (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XX), y, de una forma ya más elaborada, en Lady Susan y los Watson (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXXVII). A los veintitrés años envió a los editores el manuscrito de La abadía de Northanger (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. VII), que fue rechazado. Trece años después, en 1811, conseguiría publicar Juicio y sentimiento (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. LXXXVI), de l. a. que se hicieron dos ediciones, y a los angeles que siguieron Orgullo y prejuicio (1813; (ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XLVI), Mansfield Park (1814; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. I) y Emma (1816; ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XLIX), que obtuvieron un gran éxito. Después de su muerte, acaecida prematuramente en 1817 y que le impidió concluir su novela Sanditon, aparecería Persuasión (1817; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. VIII) y, con ella, La abadía de Northanger, que no consiguió publicar en vida. Satírica, antirromántica, profunda y tan primorosa como mordaz, los angeles obra de Jane Austen nace toda ella de una estética necesidad de orden ethical. «La Sabiduría – escribió una vez- es mejor que el Ingenio, y a los angeles larga tendrá sin duda los angeles risa de su parte.»

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Richard III (First Avenue Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Difficulty is brewing for King Edward IV. Edward's youngest brother, Richard, is jealous of Edward's energy and impression. Richard will do something to overthrow the king: He manipulates a noblewoman into marrying him.

He arranges for his brother Clarence to be carried out, then blames Clarence's loss of life on King Edward. After Edward turns into unwell and dies, Richard attains the throne via villainous capability.

But Richard's path of deception, manipulation, and homicide may perhaps finally be the reason for his personal downfall.

This unabridged version of the heritage play written through English playwright William Shakespeare was once written round 1592 and primary released in 1597.

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