Category: Classics

Download E-books Comments on the Society of the Spectacle (The Verso Classics Series) PDF

By Guy Debord

“Guy Debord is a time bomb, and a tricky one to defuse.”—Michael L?wy.First released in 1967, man Debord's stinging innovative critique of modern society, The Society of the Spectacle has considering the fact that received a cult prestige. Credited via many as being the muse for the information generated through the occasions of may perhaps 1968 in France, Debord's pitiless assault on commodity fetishism and its incrustation within the practices of daily existence keeps to burn brightly in contemporary age of satellite tv for pc tv and the soundbite. In reviews at the Society of the Spectacle, released two decades later, Debord lower back to the topics of his prior research and verified how they have been the entire extra suitable in a interval whilst the "integrated spectacle" used to be dominant. Resolutely refusing to be reconciled to the process, Debord trenchantly slices throughout the doxa and mystification provided tip via newshounds and pundits to teach how facets of truth as diversified as terrorism and the surroundings, the Mafia and the media, have been stuck up within the good judgment of the brilliant society. Pointing the finger in actual fact at those that enjoy the good judgment of domination, Debord's reviews show the progressive impulse at the center of situationism.

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Download E-books His Master's Voice PDF

By Stanislaw Lem

Twenty-five hundred scientists were herded into an remoted web site within the Nevada wasteland. A neutrino message of extraterrestrial foundation has been acquired and the scientists, below the surveillance of the Pentagon, exertions on His Master's Voice, the key application arrange to decipher the transmission. between them is Peter Hogarth, an eminent mathematician. while the venture reaches a stalemate, Hogarth pursues clandestine study into the categorized TX Effect--another mystery step forward. but if he discovers, to his horror, that the TX impact could lead on to the development of a fission bomb, Hogarth comes to a decision such wisdom mustn't ever be allowed to fall into the arms of the military.

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Download E-books Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) PDF

Charlotte Brontë's relocating masterpiece – the novel that has been "teaching actual power of personality for generations" (The Guardian)

A novel of extreme energy and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the house of her merciless aunt and at a harsh charity institution, Jane Eyre turns into an self sufficient and lively survivor-qualities that serve her good as governess at Thornfield corridor. but if she reveals love along with her sardonic agency, Rochester, the invention of his poor mystery forces her to select. may still she stick with him regardless of the outcomes or keep on with her convictions, whether it capability leaving her beloved? This up to date Penguin Classics version encompasses a new advent by Brontë pupil and award-winning novelist Stevie Davies, in addition to entire notes, a chronology, extra studying, and an appendix.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 stronger by way of introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classic) PDF

By Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka's 1915 masterpiece is gifted during this Norton serious variation within the acclaimed translation via Stanley Corngold in response to the definitive German edition.

The novella is absolutely annotated and is followed via chosen textual versions. Backgrounds and Contexts introduces readers to The Metamorphosis within the richest attainable atmosphere. The hyperlinks among the author's lifestyles and his paintings are explored via an exam of his own writings. Kafka's letters and diary entries remove darkness from the artistic procedure at the back of his portrait of Gregor Samsa, his relatives, and their nightmarish ordeal. feedback collects seven essays from the interval 1970-95 representing an important currents in literary theory―semiotics, feminism, id philosophy, New Historicism, and post-Freudian cultural psychoanalysis. The essays provide various views at the novella through Iris Bruce, Nina Pelikan Straus, Kevin W. Sweeney, Mark Anderson, Hartmut Binder, Eric Santner, and Stanley Corngold. A Chronology and chosen Bibliography also are integrated.

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Download E-books The Old Man and The Sea PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

The outdated guy and the Sea is one in all Hemingway's such a lot enduring works. advised in language of significant simplicity and tool, it's the tale of an outdated Cuban fisherman, down on his success, and his ultimate ordeal -- a continuing, agonizing conflict with an incredible marlin a ways out within the Gulf movement.

Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly modern variety, the vintage topic of braveness within the face of defeat, of private triumph received from loss. Written in 1952, this highly profitable novella proven his energy and presence within the literary global and performed a wide half in his profitable the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Download E-books Ethics (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) PDF

Benedict de Spinoza lived a lifetime of innocent simplicity as a lens-grinder in Holland. And but in his lifetime he was once expelled from the Jewish group in Amsterdam as a heretic, and after his loss of life his works have been first banned by means of the Christian specialists as atheistic, then hailed via humanists because the gospel of Pantheism. His Ethics tested in Geometrical Order exhibits us the truth in the back of this enigmatic determine. First released via his pals after his untimely dying on the age of forty-four, the Ethics makes use of the tools of Euclid to explain a unmarried entity, safely known as either 'God' and 'Nature', of which brain and topic are manifestations. From this stick with, in ways in which are strikingly smooth, the id of brain and physique, the mandatory causation of occasions and activities, and the illusory nature of loose will.

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Download E-books The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Books of Wonder) PDF

By Hugh Lofting

Foreword by means of Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack. Afterword through Peter Glassman.

When a swallow arrives in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with the scoop that the monkeys of Africa are in poor health and simply the healthcare professional who talks with animals can retailer them, healthcare professional Dolittle and such solid buddies as Jip, his unswerving puppy, and Dab-Dab, his housekeeper duck, face their maximum problem. jointly they need to sail to Africa, conflict a band of cutthroat pirates, flee throughout a gorge on a bridge made up of acrobatic apes, and persuade the king of the beasts that even he needs to support an animal in want. With approximately fifty full-page photographs from Michael Hague and the McKissacks crafty remodeling of the challenge confronted via Prince Bumpo, this precious tale is now on hand in a deluxe version that each one households may want to discover back and again.

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Download E-books Matilda PDF

By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

“The Trunchbull” is not any fit for Matilda!

Matilda is a candy, unprecedented younger lady, yet her mom and dad imagine she's only a nuisance. She expects college to be diversified yet there she has to stand omit Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. whilst Matilda is attacked via the Trunchbull she all of sudden discovers she has a notable strength with which to struggle again. it will take a superhuman genius to offer leave out Trunchbull what she merits and Matilda should be simply the only to do it!

"Matilda would certainly move directly to kid's hearts." —The manhattan occasions booklet Review

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Download E-books Oliver Twist PDF

By Charles Dickens

Tor Classics are affordably-priced variations designed to draw the younger reader. unique dynamic conceal artwork enthusiastically represents the buzz of every tale. acceptable "reader pleasant" kind sizes were selected for every title―offering transparent, actual, and readable textual content. All versions are entire and unabridged, and have Introductions and Afterwords.

This version of Oliver Twist incorporates a Foreword, Biographical word, and Afterword via Nancy Springer.

Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is pressured to reside in a gloomy and dismal London workhouse lorded over through lousy Mr. Bumble who cheats the lads in their meager rations! determined yet decided, Oliver makes his get away. yet what he discovers within the harsh streets of London's underworld makes the workhouse seem like a picnic. Penniless and by myself, he's lured right into a international of crime by means of the wily Fagin--the nefarious mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets.

Will a lifetime of crime repay for younger Oliver? Or will it earn him a one-way price ticket to the gallows?

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Download E-books Treasure Island (Annotated With Over 140 Illustrations) PDF

By Robert Louis Stevenson, James Hart, Florence R. Signor, Louis Rhead, Walter Paget, George Roux

* approximately 450 annotations, over three hundred of that are new and unique with this version.

whole and unabridged. Written to entertain his twelve 12 months outdated step-son, Treasure Island has entertained thousands for over a century. the tale and illustrations for it have seriously formed the pirate event style and the preferred picture of pirates. nice care has been taken to refurbish the over one hundred forty illustrations and utilized in this variation.

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