Complete Works of Nikolai Gogol (The World's Greatest Writers)

By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

This exact e-book offers the full FICTIONAL works of Nikolai Gogol, with attractive illustrations and informative introductions.
* superbly illustrated with photos with regards to Gogol's existence and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and different works
* the full novels, tales and performs, with contents tables - many showing for the 1st time in electronic print
* photographs of ways the books have been first published, giving your eReader a flavor of the unique texts
* first-class formatting of the texts
* distinctive chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the fast stories
* simply find the quick tales you must read
* distinct 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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Romola (Penguin Classics)

By George Eliot

One in all George Eliot's such a lot bold and imaginitive novels, Romola is determined in Renaissance Florence throughout the turbulent years following the expulsion of the robust Medici kinfolk within which the zealous spiritual reformer Savonarola rose to manage town. At its middle is Romola, the dedicated daughter of a blind student, married to the smart yet finally treacherous Tito whose duplicity in either love and politics threatens to ruin every little thing she values, and she or he needs to break free to discover her personal course in lifestyles. defined through Eliot as 'written with my top blood', the tale of Romola's highbrow and non secular awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, performed out opposed to a turbulent historic backdrop.

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The Professor of Desire

By Philip Roth

As a pupil in university, David Kepesh types himself “a rake between students, a pupil between rakes.” Little does he become aware of how prophetic this motto will be―or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of youth into the enormous barren region of erotic chance, from a ménage a trois in London to the throes of loneliness in manhattan, he creates a supremely clever, affecting, and sometimes hilarious novel in regards to the problem of delight: the place we search it; why we flee it; and the way we fight to make a truce among dignity and hope. “Philip Roth is a brilliant historian of contemporary eroticism. . . . [He] speaks of a sexuality that questions itself; it's nonetheless hedonism, however it is frustrating, wounded, ironic hedonism. His is the unusual union of confession and irony. Infinitely weak in his sincerity and infinitely elusive in his irony.” ―Milan Kundera “A considerate . . . stylish novel. . . . an exceptional show of literary skills.” ―The manhattan occasions publication assessment

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The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel

By William Trevor

The lovely new novel from hugely acclaimed writer William Trevor is a superb, refined, and relocating tale of affection, guilt, and forgiveness. The Gault family members leads a lifetime of privilege in early Nineteen Twenties eire, however the possibility of violence leads the fogeys of nine-year-old Lucy to make your mind up to depart for England, her mother's domestic. Lucy can't endure the idea of leaving Lahardane, their kingdom condominium with its attractive land and within sight seashore, and a puppy she has befriended. at the day sooner than they're to depart, Lucy runs away, hoping to persuade her mom and dad to stick. as an alternative, she units off a sequence of tragic misunderstandings that have an effect on all of Lahardane's population for the remainder of their lives.

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What's for Dinner?

By James Schuyler

James Schuyler's completely unique What's for Dinner? includes a solid of characters who seem to have escaped from a Norman Rockwell portray to run amok. In tones which are variously droll, deadpan, and lyrical, Schuyler tells a narrative that revolves round 3 small-town American families. The Delehanteys are an old school Catholic relations whose dual teenage boys have become thoroughly out of hand, regardless of that their father is not often one to spare the rod. Childless Norris and Lottie Taylor were fortunately married for years, whilst Lottie has been slowly consuming herself to demise. magazine, a contemporary widow, is at the prowl for romance. backing out to an establishment to dry out, Lottie unearths herself stuck up in a curious comedy of team remedy manners. whilst, although, she starts off an ascent from the depths of despair—illuminated with the ordinary grace and humor that readers of Schuyler's masterful poetry recognize so well—to a brand new figuring out, that would flip her into an incredible redeemer inside of an not likely world.

What's for Dinner? is without doubt one of the most pleasurable and strange works of yank literature. fascinating and darkish, off-kilter yet pedestrian, mercurial but matter-of-fact, Schuyler's novel is an eye-catching invention that captures either the fragility and the tenacity of normal lifestyles.

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The Widower's Tale

By Julia Glass

Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling fortunately into retirement: examining novels, looking at previous video clips, and swimming bare in his pond. yet his workouts are disrupted while he's persuaded to enable a in the community cherished preschool take over his barn. As Percy sees his rural safe haven overrun via kids, mom and dad, and lecturers, he needs to reexamine the solitary existence he has made within the 3 many years because the surprising dying of his spouse. With equivalent components affection and humor, Julia Glass spins an enthralling story a few guy who can now not stay aloof from his group, his grown daughters, or—to his nice shock—the precarious pleasure of falling in love.

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The Complete Works of Virginia Woolf

This rigorously crafted e-book: "The whole Works of Virginia Woolf" is formatted in your eReader with a practical and unique desk of contents.

Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was once an English author, and one of many most suitable modernists of the 20th century. through the interwar interval, Woolf was once an important determine in London literary society and a principal determine within the influential Bloomsbury crew of intellectuals. Her most renowned works comprise the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's personal (1929), with its well-known dictum, "A lady should have cash and a room of her personal if she is to put in writing fiction."

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Determining the Shakespeare Canon: Arden of Faversham and A Lover's Complaint

Editors of Shakespeare's Complete Works needs to make a decision what to incorporate. even though no longer within the First Folio choice of 1623, The Noble Kinsmen and Edward III have now entered the canon as performs co-authored by means of Shakespeare. Determining the Shakespeare Canon makes the case for lifting Arden of Faversham, first released in 1592, over an identical threshold. A wealth of proof exhibits that Shakespeare was once thoroughly or principally liable for a number of of its valuable scenes (constituting Act III in versions divided into acts), and that the family tragedy can hence be extra to the mounting checklist of his dramatic collaborations. Shakespeare's beginnings as a playwright are due for reconsideration. the second one half this quantity presents strong grounds for accepting that writer Thomas Thorpe's inclusion of A Lover's Complaint in the 1609 4to of Shakespeare Sonnets was once justified. whereas A Lover's grievance has lengthy been a part of the Shakespeare canon, in line with such a lot editors, the poem's authenticity has been vigorously challenged lately. Its prestige is important to how critics verify the authority of the quarto's ordering of sonnets and interpret the constitution of the series as a complete. those difficulties of attribution are each one addressed in 5 separate chapters that describe the converging result of assorted ways and rebut counter-arguments. Stylometric concepts, utilizing the assets of desktops and digital databases, are utilized and the study methodologies of alternative students defined and evaluated. Quantitative assessments are supplemented with conventional literary-critical analysis.

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The Underside of Joy: A Novel

“[An] beautiful debut . . . relocating and hopeful.” –People variety Watch

To Ella Beene, happiness potential residing within the Northern California river city of Elbow, California, along with her husband Joe and his children. yet one summer time day Joe drowns, leaving Ella by myself with Annie and Zach—until his ex-wife, Paige, indicates up on the funeral. for 3 years, Ella believed that Paige had selfishly deserted her kin. Yet—as the custody struggle among mom and stepmother ensues—Ella realizes there is extra to the tale than Joe ever printed.

The Underside of Joy isn't really a fairy-tale model of step-motherhood, pitting solid opposed to evil, yet an enthralling tale of 2 ladies who either declare to be the mummy of an analogous teenagers.

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The Moviegoer

By Walker Percy

Winner of the 1961 nationwide publication Award

The brilliant novel that demonstrated Walker Percy as one of many significant voices in Southern literature is now to be had for the 1st time in classic paperback.

The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a tender New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the realm with the indifferent gaze of a Bourbon road dandy whilst he yearns for a non secular redemption he can't carry himself to think in. at the eve of his 30th birthday, he occupies himself dallying together with his secretaries and going to video clips, which supply him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his actual lifestyles. yet one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his relatives, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling during the chaos of recent Orleans' French region. Wry and wrenching, wealthy in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a real American vintage.

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