Download E-books The 6:41 to Paris PDF

"A robust plot and a touching portrayal of the way any people could believe whilst by surprise faced by way of the detritus of younger love ... The 6:41 to Paris is a well timed reminder that the previous is often ready to ambush us."—The ny instances Sunday publication Review

"Perfectly written and a remarkably suspenseful learn ... an soaking up, fascinating, insightful ebook for all readers."—Library Journal (Starred review)

Cécile, a trendy forty-seven-year-old, has spent the weekend vacationing her mom and dad in a provincial city southeast of Paris. by means of early Monday morning, she's exhausted. those journeys again domestic are consistently annoying and he or she settles right into a educate compartment with an empty seat beside her. yet it really is quickly occupied by means of a guy she immediately acknowledges: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that resulted in her brutal humiliation thirty years in the past. within the fraught hour and a part that ensues, their convey educate hurtles in the direction of the French capital. Cécile and Philippe adopt their very own head to head journey—In silence? What might they in all probability say to at least one another?—with the reader gaining entrée to the main deepest of ideas. it is a mental mystery approximately previous romance, with all its soreness and promise.

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Download E-books Thirteen Ways of Looking: A Novella and Three Stories PDF

By Colum McCann

NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months by way of The long island occasions publication evaluate • NPR • Los Angeles instances • The Boston Globe • The Seattle occasions • The Independent

In such acclaimed novels as Let the good international Spin and TransAtlantic, National booklet Award–winning writer Colum McCann has transfixed readers together with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first number of brief fiction in additional than a decade, McCann charts the territory of probability, and the profound and intimate effects of even our smallest moments.

“As it was once, it was once like being set down within the better of poems, carried right into a chilly panorama, blindfolded, rotated, unblindfolded, pressured, then, to invent new methods of seeing.”

within the exuberant identify novella, a retired pass judgement on displays on his life’s paintings, unaware as he is going approximately his day-by-day exercises that this actual morning may be his final. In “Sh’khol,” a mom spending Christmas by myself together with her son confronts the unthinkable while he disappears whereas swimming off the coast close to their domestic in eire. In “Treaty,” an aged nun catches a snippet of a information document within which it's printed that the guy who as soon as abducted and brutalized her is alive, masquerading as an agent of peace. And in “What Time Is It Now, the place You Are?” a author constructs a narrative a few Marine in Afghanistan calling domestic on New Year’s Eve.

Deeply own, subtly subversive, every now and then harrowing, and certainly humorous, but additionally jam-packed with convenience, Thirteen methods of Looking is a impressive success. With unsurpassed empathy for his characters and their internal lives, Colum McCann forges from their tales a profound tribute to our look for which means and charm. the gathering is a rumination at the strength of storytelling in a global the place language and reminiscence can occasionally falter, yet in any case don't fail us, and a contemplation of the therapeutic energy of literature.

Praise for Thirteen methods of Looking

“Extraordinary . . . incandescent.”Chicago Tribune

“The irreducible secret of human adventure ties this small assortment jointly, and in every one of those tales McCann explores that subject matter in a few strikingly potent methods. . . . [The first tale] is as attention-grabbing because it is poignant. . . . [The moment] captures the mundane and mysterious features of shaping characters from the grey clay of phrases, putting them in life like settings and respiring existence into their lungs. . . . That he makes the tale so emotionally compelling is an indication of his genius. . . . the main extraordinary [piece] is Sh’khol. . . . stuck within the speeding currents of this drama, you recognize you’re interpreting a bit masterpiece.”The Washington Post

“McCann is a author of strength and subtlety and wonder. . . . The robust identify tale loiters within the brain lengthy after you’ve learn it.”—Sarah Lyall, The ny Times

“[McCann] unspools complicated and unforgettable tales during this, his first assortment in additional than a decade.”The Boston Globe

“McCann is a passionate author whose impulse is usually towards a beneficiant knowing of his different characters.”The Wall highway Journal

“Powerful, profound, and deeply empathetic, McCann’s fantastically wrought writing in Thirteen methods of Looking glides off the page.”BuzzFeed

“McCann weaves the magic that made Let the nice global Spin so acclaimed.”The Huffington Post

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Download E-books The Red and the Black (Penguin Classics) PDF

Charts the increase and fall of an formidable younger social climber in a merciless, monarchical society

Handsome, formidable Julien Sorel is set to upward push above his humble provincial origins. quickly figuring out that good fortune can simply be accomplished by way of adopting the delicate code of hypocrisy wherein society operates, he starts to accomplish development via deceit and self-interest. His effective profession takes him into the center of glamorous Parisian society, alongside the way in which conquering the mild, married Madame de Rênal, and the haughty Mathilde. yet then Julien commits an unforeseen, devastating crime—and brings approximately his personal downfall. The pink and the Black is a full of life, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed and ennui, and Julien—the chilly exploiter whose Machiavellian crusade is undercut via his personal emotions—is the most exciting characters in eu literature.

Roger Gard's nice translation continues to be devoted to the common, conversational tone of the unique, whereas his advent elucidates the complexities of Julien's personality. This version additionally features a chronology, extra studying and an appendix on Stendhal's use of epigraphs.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Lure PDF

By Felice Picano

In 1979, Felice Picano rocketed to status with the booklet of this surprising, debatable mystery. Riveting and candid in its depiction of the homosexual sexual culture of the period, and praised by means of Stephen King as "Explosive...Felice Picano is one hell of a writer," "The trap "thrusts younger widower Noel Hathaway right into a darkish universe of actual and mental violence; an unwilling entice utilized by the police to unmask an elusive killer.

Felice Picano is the writer of 18 books, together with the foreign best-sellers "The e-book of Lies "and "Like humans in historical past "as good because the acclaimed literary memoirs "Ambidextrous, males Who enjoyed Me," and "A condo at the Ocean, a home at the Bay." He has been nominated for a number of Lambda Literary Awards and is a recipient of the Ferro-Grumley award for fiction. previously an established New Yorker, he presently is living in Los Angeles.

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Download E-books Mermaids on the Golf Course: Stories PDF

By Patricia Highsmith

The nice revival of curiosity in Patricia Highsmith keeps with this paintings that unearths the chilling truth in the back of the idyllic facade of yankee suburban life.

The tales accrued in Mermaids at the golfing Course are between Highsmith's so much mature, psychologically penetrating works. As within the identify tale, during which a man's brush with demise endows his daily wants with tragic results, the nice and cozy familiarities of middle-class existence develop into the eerie atmosphere for Highsmith's chilling portrayals of violence, secrecy, and insanity.

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Download E-books Monsters by Trade: Slave Traffickers in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture PDF

By Lisa Surwillo

Transatlantic experiences have all started to discover the lasting impact of Spain on its former colonies and the surviving ties among the yank international locations and Spain. In Monsters through alternate, Lisa Surwillo takes a distinct technique, explaining how smooth Spain used to be actually made by means of its Cuban colony. lengthy after the transatlantic slave alternate were abolished, Spain endured to smuggle millions of Africans every year to Cuba to paintings the sugar plantations. approximately a 3rd of the royal source of revenue got here from Cuban sugar, and those earnings underwrote Spain's modernization at the same time they broken its overseas standing.

Surwillo analyzes a sampling of nineteenth-century Spanish literary works that mirrored metropolitan fears of the carry that slave investors (and the slave economic system extra typically) had over the political, cultural, and fiscal networks of strength. She additionally examines how the nineteenth-century empire and the position of the slave dealer are honored in modern tourism and literature in a number of areas in Northern Spain. this can be the 1st booklet to illustrate the centrality of not only Cuba, however the illicit transatlantic slave exchange to the cultural lifetime of sleek Spain.

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Download E-books Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics) PDF

A gripping portrayal of London's darkish felony underbelly, released in Penguin Classics with an creation via Philip Horne.

The tale of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon through evil and adversity from his first breath - stunned readers while it was once released. After working clear of the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver unearths himself lured right into a den of thieves peopled by means of vibrant and remarkable characters - the crafty Dodger, vicious burglar invoice Sikes, his puppy Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by way of crafty master-thief Fagin. Combining components of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and well known melodrama, Dickens created a completely new type of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a merciless society, and pervaded through an unforgettable feel of possibility and mystery.

This Penguin Classics version of Oliver Twist is the 1st severe version to faithfully reproduce the textual content as its earliest readers could have encountered it from its serialisation in Bentley's Miscellany, and comprises an advent by means of Philip Horne, a thesaurus of Victorian thieves' slang, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles, a map of latest London and all of George Cruikshank's unique illustrations.

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 simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Beyond Discontent: 'Sublimation' from Goethe to Lacan (New Directions in German Studies) PDF

By Eckart Goebel

According to Freud's later works, we don't feel good or loose inside civilization. Our discontent by no means disappears, and we will by no means develop into thoroughly trustworthy participants of society. Alcohol already suffices, Freud tells us, to wreck the delicate structure of sublimations. because ‘Beyond the excitement Principle,' sublimation looks not anything greater than a euphemism for suppressing the drives. We sublimate simply because we didn't get or weren't allowed to have what we ‘actually' sought after. Is sublimation an insignificant surrogate or maybe even the identify psychoanalysis came upon for ‘theoria' within the 20th century? With Freud as its pivot, Goebel offers an highbrow background of sublimation, which additionally serves as an creation to different key rules linked to the authors mentioned, resembling Schopenhauer's philosophy of tune, the desire to strength in Nietzsche, the constitution of Freudian psychoanalysis, Adorno's idea of contemporary paintings, or Lacanian ethics. In reading either its prehistory and reception, Goebel argues that sublimation will be reconsidered because the street towards anyone and social existence past discontent.

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Download E-books Shakespeare's Histories: A Guide to Criticism PDF

This Guide steers scholars via 4 centuries of severe writing on Shakespeare’s heritage performs, improving their amusement and broadening their serious repertoire.

  • Guides scholars via 4 centuries of severe writing on Shakespeare’s background plays.
  • Covers either major early perspectives and up to date severe interventions.
  • Substantial editorial fabric hyperlinks the articles and areas them in context.
  • Annotated feedback for extra examining enable scholars to enquire further.

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Download E-books The Crater; Or, Vulcan's Peak: A Tale of the Pacific PDF

The reader of this booklet will very obviously be disposed to invite the query, why the geographies, histories, and different works of an identical personality, have by no means made any point out of the areas and occasions that compose its topic. the answer's visible sufficient, and should fulfill each brain, even if "inquiring." in fact, that the authors of the various works to which there's any allusion, most likely by no means heard there have been this sort of locations because the Reef, Rancocus Island, Vulcan's height, the Crater, and the opposite islands of which quite a bit is expounded in our pages. In different phrases, they knew not anything approximately them.

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