Download E-books The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences: Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13-16 November 1983, Hunter College, New York PDF

By Giuseppe C. Di Scipio

The guideline of this quantity is the concept that of the artes liberales, the trivium and quadrivium, as branches of studying which are rooted in Dante Alighieri’s brain. the current quantity comprises essays via major overseas students at the numerous clinical and inventive disciplines which shape the historical past, resources, and presence in Dante’s opus.

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Download E-books Complete Works of Nikolai Gogol (The World's Greatest Writers) PDF

By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

This special e-book offers the whole FICTIONAL works of Nikolai Gogol, with appealing illustrations and informative introductions.
* superbly illustrated with pictures in terms of Gogol's existence and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and different works
* the total novels, tales and performs, with contents tables - many showing for the 1st time in electronic print
* photographs of ways the books have been first revealed, giving your eReader a flavor of the unique texts
* very good formatting of the texts
* specified chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the quick stories
* simply find the quick tales you must read
* specific feedback part, with essays comparing Gogol’s contribution to literature
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
The Novels
The brief tale Collections
The brief Stories
The Plays
The Criticism

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Download E-books Codex PDF

By Lev Grossman

About to go away on his first holiday in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot younger funding banker, is shipped to aid one in every of his firm's most crucial and mysterious consumers. His activity is to go looking their library stacks for a valuable medieval codex, a treasure stored sealed away for a few years and for lots of purposes. Enlisting the aid of passionate medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is set to resolve the secret of the codex-to comprehend its importance to his prosperous consumers, and to decipher the seeming parallels among the legend of the codex and an obsessive role-playing laptop online game that has absorbed him at the hours of darkness hours of the evening.

The chilling solution brings jointly the medieval and the fashionable elements of the plot in a twist important of incomes comparisons to novels by way of William Gibson and Dan Brown, let alone these by means of A. S. Byatt and Umberto Eco. Lev Grossman's Codex is a mystery of the top order.

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Download E-books The Year of the Gadfly PDF

“Do you recognize what it took for Socrates’ enemies to make him cease pursuing the truth?”

Storied, fiercely aggressive Mariana Academy used to be based with a major honor code; its recognition has been unsullied for many years. Now a long-dormant mystery society, Prisom's get together, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing scholars and academics alike for even the main minor infraction.

Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose purely confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels certain she will be able to holiday into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there discover the resource of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. a few contain the school’s new technological know-how instructor, who additionally looks investigating the celebration. Others element to an albino scholar who left tuition without notice ten years earlier than, by no means to come. And every little thing connects to a unprecedented ebook referred to as Marvelous Species. however the fact comes with its personal hazards, and Iris is torn among her allegiances, her reporter's intuition, and her personal afflicted past.

The yr of the Gadfly is a thrilling trip of double-crosses, deeply buried secrets and techniques, and the lifelong reverberations of wasting an individual you like. Following within the culture of vintage university novels akin to A Separate Peace, Prep, and The mystery History, it reminds us how those years hang-out our lives forever.

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Download E-books The Age of Augustus PDF

During this up-to-date variation of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extreme tale of Augustus, Rome's first monarch.

  • Incorporates literary, archaeological, and felony resources to supply a vibrant narrative of Augustus’ brutal upward push to power
  • Written by way of one of many world’s major specialists at the Roman empire
  • Traces the historical past of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire
  • Includes a brand new bankruptcy on laws, extra info at the monuments of the Augustan interval, extra maps and illustrations, and a stemma of Augustus’ family
  • Thorough, easy, and arranged chronologically, this is often an incredible source for an individual drawing close the topic for the 1st time

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Download E-books The Confessions of Frances Godwin PDF

The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictitious memoir of a retired highschool Latin instructor in retrospect on a lifetime of attempting to do her most sensible amidst transgressions--starting together with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is lifeless and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her tale is over--but in fact the remainder of her lifestyles is filled with surprises, together with the actually stunning flip of occasions that happens whilst she takes concerns into her personal arms after her daughter Stella's husband grows more and more abusive. And although she isn't really a very pious individual, within the aftermath of her activities, God starts off chatting with her. Theirs is a deliciously opposed dating that might compel either believers and nonbelievers alike.

From a small city within the Midwest to the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, The Confessions of Frances Godwin touches at the nice questions of human lifestyles: Is there whatever "out there" that takes an curiosity in us? Or is the universe finally indifferent?

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Download E-books Main Street PDF

Carol Milford is a tender, liberated girl from Saint Paul, Minnesota, who marries a small-town health professional named Will Kennicott. Persuaded to maneuver to Gopher Prairie, her husband’s home-town, Carol is horrified to discover herself dwelling in an unsightly, back-water group. A satiric depiction of Carol’s try and increase the population of Gopher Prairie to her personal arrogant point, “Main highway” is one in every of Sinclair Lewis’s most important works.

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Download E-books A Prince of Swindlers PDF

By Guy Boothby

One of literature’s first, maximum, and so much dastardly gentleman rogues eventually joins the Penguin Classics crime list

First released in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating either E. W. Hornung’s A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne whereas touring in India. Charmed, he invitations the reclusive hunchbacked student to London, little suspecting that his visitor is really an adventurer and a grasp of cover. Carne—aided by way of his dependable butler, Belton—embarks on a criminal offense spree, stealing from London’s richest voters after which making fools of them by way of posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now again in print after over a century, man Boothby’s story delivers to thrill a brand new new release of crime fans.

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

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Download E-books A Companion to American Gothic PDF

A significant other to American Gothic incorporates a number of unique essays that discover America’s gothic literary tradition.

  •  The greatest number of essays within the box of yank Gothic
  • Contributions from a large choice of students from round the world
  •  The so much whole insurance of idea, significant authors, pop culture and non-print media available


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