The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus, Michael Grant

By Tacitus, Michael Grant

'Nero was once already corrupted by way of each lust, ordinary and unnatural'

The Annals of Imperial Rome recount the most important ancient occasions from the years presently sooner than the loss of life of Augustus to the dying of Nero in advert sixty eight. With readability and brilliant depth Tacitus describes the reign of terror less than the corrupt Tiberius, the good fireplace of Rome through the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that have been a part of imperial lifestyles. regardless of his declare that the Annals have been written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply serious of the emperors' excesses and apprehensive for the way forward for imperial Rome, whereas additionally full of a eager for its previous glories.

Michael Grant's positive translation captures the ethical tone, astringent wit and classy vigor of the unique. His advent discusses the lifestyles and works of Tacitus and the ancient context of the Annals. This variation additionally features a key to put names and technical phrases, maps, tables and proposals for additional analyzing.

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Sämtliche Werke, Briefe und Dokumente. Band 4: 1794-1795. by Friedrich Hölderlin, D. E. Sattler

By Friedrich Hölderlin, D. E. Sattler

Mit dieser Ausgabe schließt der Herausgeber, der als einfacher Leser begann, seine Arbeit ab. Sie enthält auf 3.000 Seiten das Resultat der 1974 begonnenen Arbeit, die für ihn von Anfang an keinen anderen Zweck hatte als den hier vorgelegten, gegenüber allen früheren und noch im Handel erhältlichen Ausgaben wesentlich erweiterten und korrigierten textual content ...

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Typee: A Romance of the South Sea by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

This anthology is a radical creation to vintage literature when you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. if you have identified and enjoyed those works long ago, this can be a call for participation to reunite with outdated pals in a clean new structure. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this particular assortment brings jointly works as various and influential because the Pilgrim's development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it truly is must-have addition to any library.

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Rabbit, Run by John Updike

By John Updike

Rabbit, Run is the publication that confirmed John Updike as one of many significant American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball superstar who on an impulse deserts his spouse and son. he's twenty-six years previous, a man-child stuck in a fight among intuition and suggestion, self and society, sexual gratification and relations duty—even, in a feeling, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. notwithstanding his flight from domestic strains a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the religion that he's at the correct course, an invisible line towards his personal salvation as instantly as a ruler’s aspect.

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The Panther and the Lash: Poems Of Our Times by Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

I'm the yank heartbreak--
The rock on which Freedom
Stumped its toe--
The nice mistake
That Jamestown made
Long ago.
-- Langston Hughes, "American Heartbreak"

From the book of his first booklet in 1926, Langston Hughes used to be America's stated poet of colour, the 1st to commemorate the experience--and suffering--of African americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, might fail to listen to. during this, his final selection of verse, Hughes's voice is extra pointed than ever earlier than, as he explicitly addresses the racial politics of the sixties in such items as "Prime," "Motto," "Dream Deferred," "Frederick Douglass: 1817-1895," "Still Here," "Birmingham Sunday," "History," "Slave," "Warning," and "Daybreak in Alabama." occasionally ironic, occasionally sour, consistently strong, the poems within the Panther and the Lash are the final testomony of a superb American author who grappled fearlessly and artfully with the main compelling problems with his time.

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Barnaby Rudge (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Set opposed to the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a narrative of poser and suspense which starts off with an unsolved double homicide and is going directly to contain conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. in the course of the process the radical fathers and sons turn into adversarial, apprentices plot opposed to their masters and Protestants conflict with Catholics at the streets. And, as London erupts into rebellion, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to flee the curse of his personal prior. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and personal horror, its unusual secrets and techniques and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a robust, demanding mixture of old realism and Gothic melodrama.

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Ma vie; Amélie et Germaine; Cécile by Benjamin Constant

By Benjamin Constant

Au début du XXe siècle furent retrouvés, parmi les manuscrits de Benjamin consistent, trois récits inachevés à l. a. première personne, en partie inspirés de sa vie. Ecrits entre 1803 et 1812, ils retracent une éducation sentimentale dans l'Europe du tournant des Lumières. Aux vagabondages et aux aventures sans lendemain rapportés dans Ma vie, authentique autobiographie où l'auteur revient, avec une ironie mordante, sur ses années de formation, succède le désir d'une liaison sturdy. "Il faut me marier, mais avec qui ?" : telle est los angeles query posée dans Amélie et Germaine, qui met en scène, sous l. a. forme d'un magazine, son hésitation entre l. a. fée du logis - Amélie Fabri, tomme douce et docile -, et los angeles reine des salons - Germaine de Staël, intellectuelle à los angeles personnalité affirmée. L'alternative est dépassée dans Cécile, fiction nourrie de l'incroyable saga que consistent vécut avec Charlotte de Hardenberg : les amants attendirent treize ans pour partager leur première nuit, et quinze ans pour se marier... Autobiographie, magazine, roman : à travers ces trois oeuvres où il joue en virtuose des registres de l. a. première personne. consistent livre le portrait lucide et sarcastique d'un moi qui n'est ni tout à fait lui-même ni tout à fait un autre.

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Women in Love (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence

The most flexible and influential figures in twentieth-century literature, D. H. Lawrence used to be a grasp craftsman and profound philosopher whose occasion of sexuality in an over-intellectualized international opened the door to that subject for numerous writers after him.

Perhaps his most interesting novel, Women in Love (1920) keeps the tale of 2 sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, who first seemed in Lawrence’s novel The Rainbow (1915).   the tale contrasts the passionate amorous affairs of Ursula and Rupert Birkin, a personality usually noticeable as a self-portrait of Lawrence, with that of Gudrun and Gerald Crich, an icily good-looking mining industrialist. Birkin, an introspective misanthrope, struggles to reconcile his metaphysical force for self-fulfillment with Ursula’s useful view of soppy ardour. As they try their approach via to a jointly enjoyable relationship—and eventual marriage, —Gudrun and Crich’s sadomasochistic love affair careens towards a disastrous end.

A darkish, demanding, but attractive exploration of affection in an more and more violent and harmful global, Women in Love however holds out the desire of person and collective rebirth via human depth and fervour.

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Sämtliche Werke, Briefe und Dokumente. Band 5: 1796-1797. by Friedrich Hölderlin, D. E. Sattler

By Friedrich Hölderlin, D. E. Sattler

Mit dieser Ausgabe schließt der Herausgeber, der als einfacher Leser begann, seine Arbeit ab. Sie enthält auf 3.000 Seiten das Resultat der 1974 begonnenen Arbeit, die für ihn von Anfang an keinen anderen Zweck hatte als den hier vorgelegten, gegenüber allen früheren und noch im Handel erhältlichen Ausgaben wesentlich erweiterten und korrigierten textual content ..

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