By Virginia Woolf
No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting the following, commencing there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, keeping their silver lamp above us, lengthy they appear and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops a bit. Wild beams of moonlight go either flooring and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces wondering; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.
By Arthur Conan Doyle
Eight impressive Sherlock Holmes tales, together with his dramatic ultimate adventure.
Years have handed due to the fact he tangled with Irene Adler and Professor Moriarty, seeing that he solved the mysteries of the Red-Headed League and the Hound of the Baskervilles, yet even in retirement Sherlock Holmes is still as sharp witted and inimitable as ever. great point, simply because England wishes him and his dependable buddy Dr. Watson now greater than ever. at the eve of global warfare I, German brokers have infiltrated the British army; the most important country secrets and techniques are inside of their seize. simply Holmes and Watson can foil the Kaiser’s spies and rescue the state from a destiny too lousy to imagine.
In addition to the identify story—one of literature’s so much exciting swan songs—this assortment comprises “The experience of Wisteria Lodge,” “The event of the card Box,” “The experience of the Devil’s Foot,” and 4 different beautiful mysteries showcasing Arthur Conan Doyle and his most renowned construction on the top in their outstanding powers.
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By Frances Burney
An early instance of the unconventional of manners, Camilla follows the wedding fortunes of the Tyrold sisters--Camilla, Lavinia and Eugenia--and their cousin Indiana. At a time whilst manners haven't just a social value, yet are concept to additionally point out ethical personality, misunderstandings and the ill-informed judgments of others pose critical stumbling blocks to the long run happiness of those younger women.
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By George Eliot
Embittered by means of a fake accusation, disenchanted in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner retreats right into a lengthy twilight existence by myself together with his loom. . . and his gold. Silas hoards a treasure that kills his spirit until eventually destiny steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired founding baby. the place she got here from, who her mom and dad have been, and who quite stole the gold are the secrets and techniques that permeate this relocating story of guilt and innocence.
A ethical allegory of the redemptive strength of affection, it's also a finely drawn photograph of early nineteenth-century England within the days whilst spinning wheels hummed busily within the farmhouses, and of an easy lifestyle that was once quickly to vanish.
By G. K. Chesterton
A interesting survey of Victorian literature from certainly one of England’s maximum minds
dispensing his signature model of harsh wit, G. ok. Chesterton casts a serious eye at the poets and novelists that outlined the Victorian age in English literature. “Her mind's eye used to be occasionally superhuman—always inhuman,” he writes of Emily Brontë. “Wuthering Heights could have been written by means of an eagle.” starting from sharp denunciation to actual admiration, Chesterton reviews the works of Tennyson, Ruskin, Eliot, Byron, and Shelley, between many others. He explores the impact of faith at the global of paintings and expounds upon the gridlock he believes to be permeating England within the early 20th century.
Conversational widespread yet exacting in its remark, The Victorian Age in Literature is an fundamental account of this influential period in literary history.
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By Sybille Bedford
A Legacy is the story of 2 very diversified households, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding contributors of Berlin’s haute bourgeoisie who count number a pal of Goethe between their exceptional ancestors. no longer that this proud legacy capacity a lot of something to them anymore. safe of their large city apartment, they commit themselves to little greater than having fun with their comforts and making sure their wealth. The Feldens are landed aristocracy, prosperous yet no longer wealthy, from Germany’s Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the 2 households could be surprisingly, certainly fatally, entwined.
Set through the run-up to international conflict I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is pleasing, magnificently humorous, and profound, an unforgettable photo of a doomed lifestyle.
By Anthony Burgess
"Fine, sly, wealthy comedy. . . "—The manhattan occasions booklet Review
Dr. Edwin Spindrift has been despatched domestic from Burma with a mind tumor. toward phrases than to humans, his feel of truth is extra altered through his . whilst he escapes from the sanatorium the evening ahead of his surgical procedure, issues and other people he infrequently knew existed outdoor of his dictionaries swoop down on him as he careens via adventures in evening London.
By Max Beerbohm
Sir Henry Maximilian “Max” Beerbohm was once, like his buddy Oscar Wilde, such an acclaimed wit (and essayist, caricaturist, and parodist) that George Bernard Shaw dubbed him “the incomparable Max.” yet Beerbohm’s comedian masterpiece Zuleika Dobson—one of the trendy Library’s best a hundred English-language novels of the 20th century—is the single novel he ever wrote.
Strangely out of print within the usa for years, this crackling farce is still as piercing and clean as whilst it first seemed in 1911: a hilarious dismantling of academia and privilege, and a swashbuckling lampooning of sophistication structures and notions of masculine virtue.
The all-male campus of Oxford—Beerbohm’s alma mater—is a spot the place aesthetics holds sway peculiarly else, and the place witty intellectuals reign. issues haven’t replaced for its privileged pupil physique for years . . . till the beguiling music-hall prestidigitator Zuleika Dobson indicates up.
The book’s magnificent prose dances alongside the road among fact and the absurd as scholars and dons alike fall at Zuleika’s ft, and she or he cuts a large swath around the campus—until she encounters one younger aristocrat for whom she is astonished to discover she has feelings.
As Zuleika, and her writer, 0 in on their objectives, the booklet takes a few extraordinary and darkish twists on its method to a really startling ending—an finishing so extraordinary that readers will comprehend why Virginia Woolf stated that “Mr. Beerbohm in his approach is perfect.”
By Charlotte Brontë
Los mejores libros jamás escritos.
«¿Por qué siempre tenía que sufrir yo? ¿Estar siempre vigilada, siempre acusada y condenada sin remisión?»
Jane es una niña huérfana que se ha educado en un orfanato depressing. Sin embargo, pese a todas las adversidades que los angeles vida ha dispuesto en su camino, su inteligencia y su afán por aprender consiguen apartarla del mundo de su gris infancia, y logra establecerse como institutriz. Mientras trata de cuidar y educar a los angeles joven Adèle, Jane empezará a trabar una estrecha relación con Edward Rochester, el padre de los angeles pupila. Pero su amor se verá enturbiado al descubrir que su mujer, demente, vive todavía encerrada en una habitación de los angeles casa.
La crítica literaria y biógrafa Stevie Davies firma l. a. reveladora introducción que precede a los angeles novela, espléndidamente traducida por el escritor Toni Hill. Se ofrece así los angeles perspectiva histórica y literaria de una obra que supuso todo un fenómeno en su época, además de un escándalo y una revolución en los círculos culturales.
William Makepeace Thackeray dijo...
«La obra maestra de un gran genio.»
By Iris Murdoch
A sparklingly profound novel concerning the clash among love and loyalty
The quiet lifetime of schoolmaster invoice Mor and his spouse Nan is disturbed while a tender lady, Rain Carter, arrives on the tuition to color the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to go into politics, turns into conscious of new wants. a posh conflict develops, concerning love, guilt, magic, artwork, and political ambition. Mor's teenage teenagers and their mom struggle discreetly and ruthlessly opposed to the invader. the top, himself disappointed, advises Mor to grab the lady and run. the ultimate determination rests with Rain. Can a "great love" be bought at too excessive a value?