Cuentos Completos (PENGUIN CLÁSICOS)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«En un texto se puede encontrar cualquier cosa si uno se coloca entre él y el espejo de su propia imaginación.»

Mark Twain afiló su narrativa y cimentó su éxito en el género del cuento. Sus relatos se caracterizan por unas tramas ingeniosas, una inventiva inagotable, unos personajes inolvidables, un genial sentido del humor y por su excepcional uso del lenguaje, que revela un vívido retrato de los angeles sociedad de su tiempo. Genio y figura, el propio Twain defendía así sus relatos: «Me gusta una buena historia bien contada. Por esa misma razón, a veces me veo obligado a contarlas yo mismo.»

Esta edición es los angeles más completa de l. a. narrativa breve de Twain. l. a. componen todas sus piezas cortas, sesenta textos magníficamente traducidos. Asimismo presenta una excelente y esclarecedora introducción de Charles Neider, reconocido como uno de los mejores especialistas en los angeles vida y los angeles obra de este coloso de las letras.

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The top books ever written. “You can locate in a textual content no matter what you deliver, should you will stand among it and the replicate of your imagination.” Mark Twain sharpened his narrative abilities and laid the root for his luck within the brief tale genre.

His stories are characterised through creative plots, unending inventiveness, unforgettable characters, a smart humorousness, and his remarkable use of language, which finds a brilliant portrait of the society of his time. As Twain defended his storytelling: “I like a superb tale good advised. that's the reason i'm occasionally pressured to inform them myself.”

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The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge significant other to Edith Wharton deals a sequence of unpolluted examinations of Edith Wharton's fiction written either to fulfill the curiosity of the coed or basic reader who encounters this significant American author for the 1st time and to be necessary to complicated students searching for new insights into her inventive fulfillment. The essays disguise Wharton's most crucial novels in addition to a few of her shorter fiction, and utilise either conventional and leading edge severe strategies, using the views of literary heritage, feminist concept, psychology or biography, sociology or anthropology, or social background. The creation provides a priceless evaluate of the background of Wharton feedback which exhibits how her writing has provoked various responses from its first ebook, and the way present pursuits have emerged from past ones. an in depth chronology of Wharton's lifestyles and guides and an invaluable bibliography also are supplied.

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The Cannibal

By John Hawkes

The Cannibal was once John Hawkes's first novel, released in 1949.

"No synopsis conveys the standard of this now recognized novel approximately an hallucinated Germany in cave in after international warfare II. John Hawkes, in his look for a method to go beyond outworn modes of fictional realism, has chanced on a a hugely unique strategy for objectifying the perennial degradation of mankind inside a context of fantasy.... Nowhere has the nightmare of human terror and the deracinated sensibility been extra consciously analyzed than in The Cannibal. but one knows all through that such research proceeds merely by way of a resolutely dedicated humanism." - Hayden Carruth

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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Critical Studies Guide)

Kathleen Parkinson areas this really good and sour satire at the ethical failure of the Jazz Age firmly within the context of Scott Fitzgerald's existence and instances. She explores the elaborate styles of the radical, its chronology, destinations, imagery, and use of colour, and the way those give a contribution to a continuing interaction of social comedy and symbolic panorama. She devotes a perceptive bankruptcy to Fitzgerald's arguable portrayal of ladies, and is going directly to speak about how the valuable characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, include and confront the dualism inherent within the American dream.

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The House of Mirth

The home of Mirth (1905), through Edith Wharton, is the tale of Lily Bart, a well-born, yet penniless girl of the excessive society of latest York urban, who was once raised and knowledgeable to turn into spouse to a wealthy guy, a hothouse flower for conspicuous intake. As an single girl with playing money owed and an doubtful destiny, Lily is destroyed by means of the society who created her. Written within the type of a singular of manners, the home of Mirth was once the fourth novel by means of Edith Wharton (1862–1937), which tells the tale of Lily Bart opposed to the heritage of the high-society of higher type ny urban of the Nineties; as a style novel, the home of Mirth (1905) is an instance of yank literary naturalism.

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McTeague (Signet Classics)

By Frank Norris

McTeague is the tale of a bad dentist scraping by means of in San Francisco on the finish of the nineteenth century, and his spouse Trina, whose $5,000 lottery successful units in movement a stunning chain of occasions. Few works have captured the seamy facet of yank city lifestyles with such photo depth.

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Darling, ich bin deine Tante Mame!: Roman

By Patrick Dennis

Charleston, Champagner und ein Spritzer Chanel

Gerade zehn Jahre alt ist der kleine Patrick, als er Ende der 20er Jahre in die Obhut seiner New Yorker Tante Mame kommt. Mame führt das schillernde Leben der Boheme – extravagant, wild und gar nicht kindgerecht. Aber nun stürzt sie sich mit Feuereifer auf die Erziehung des Waisenknaben – so, wie sie alles im Leben angeht: voller Enthusiasmus, oft leichtsinnig, aber immer mit den besten Absichten. Und auch nach vielen Jahren, nachdem Mame durch den Börsenkrach arm und durch eine glückliche Heirat wieder wohlhabend wurde, nachdem Patrick durch ihr unberechenbares Wirken immer wieder in die haarsträubendsten Situationen geriet, kann er sich keinen liebenswerteren Menschen vorstellen. Aber auch keinen verrückteren ...

Nostalgisch und charmant – eine bezaubernde Reise in das long island der 30er Jahre

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Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

By James L. Haley

Jack London used to be born a working-class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his adolescence he used to be a boundlessly vigorous adventurer at the bustling West Coast—by turns taking part in the function of hobo, sailor, prospector, and oyster pirate. He spent his short existence quickly gathering the reports that might tell his acclaimed, best-selling books: The name of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf.

London was once tormented by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its such a lot savage, yet wept helplessly on the deaths of his favourite animals. At his height the highest-paid author in the US, he used to be however regularly broke. An irrepressibly positive crusader for social justice, he burned himself out at 40: in poor health, offended, and dissatisfied, yet abandoning a voluminous literary legacy, a lot of it ripe for rediscovery.

In Wolf, award-winning writer James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London—at as soon as a hard-living globetrotter and a guy alive with principles, whose ardour for social justice roared till the day he died. Returning London to his right position within the American pantheon, Wolf resurrects an immense American novelist in his complete fireplace and glory.

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