Ganadora del Premio Booker, El mar, el mar nos adentra en las reflexiones de un director de teatro que, al ultimate de su exitosa carrera, make a decision recluirse en un pueblo de los angeles costa británica para escribir sus memorias.
Tras muchos años de trabajo y muchas sábanas revueltas en el ejercicio de amores desganados, el gran Charles Arrowby, famoso dramaturgo, director y figura destacada de las tablas londinenses, come to a decision retirarse de las candilejas para ir a un apartado rincón de l. a. costa británica y escribir sus memorias.
Al tiempo que huye de una tormentosa vida sentimental, el hombre se empeña en revivir su primera pasión amorosa por una mujer que l. a. vida ha convertido en un ama de casa escuálida, mientras l. a. presencia insomne del mar le devuelve todas sus obsesiones, los espectros del pasado, los fantasmas de sus errores y l. a. angustia de un futuro cansado.
Merecedor en 1978 del Booker Prize, El mar, el mar constituye un punto álgido de l. a. madurez narrativa de su autora, cuya prosa hipnótica nos envuelve aquí en un incesante torrente de imágenes, historias, personajes y reflexiones que resuenan en l. a. mente del lector como el rumor del oleaje al anochecer.
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«Peregrinos de los angeles lectura, perdidos en el árido desierto de las malas novelas: venid a Iris Murdoch.»
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«Uno de los más altos logros de l. a. literatura contemporánea.»
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By Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh's scintillating, nerve-racking, and altogether outrageous choice of stories—the foundation for the 1998 cult motion picture directed by means of Paul McGuigan.
he's known as "the Scottish Celine of the Nineties" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing quite a number techniques from sour realism to demented myth, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the fundamental humanity, good hidden because it is, of his in most cases wicked, lazy, manipulative, and harsh characters. He specializes rather in cosmic reversals—God flip a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a infant youngster alternate consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results—always showing a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and aspect. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously harmful author who continually creates a sensation.
By George Eliot
George Eliot's Victorian masterpiece: a exceptional portrait of a provincial city and its inhabitants
George Eliot’s novel, Middlemarch: A research of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands city in the middle of smooth adjustments. The proposed Reform invoice grants political switch; the construction of railroads alters either the actual and cultural panorama; new clinical ways to drugs incite public department; and scandal lurks at the back of respectability. The quiet drama of normal lives and wrong offerings are performed out within the complexly portrayed critical characters of the novel—the idealistic Dorothea Brooke; the formidable Dr. Lydgate; the spendthrift Fred Vincy; and the steadfast Mary Garth. the looks of 2 outsiders extra disrupts the town’s equilibrium—Will Ladislaw, the lively nephew of Dorothea’s husband, the Rev. Edward Casaubon, and the sinister John Raffles, who threatens to show the hidden prior of 1 of the town’s elite. Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s clear-eyed but humane figuring out of characters stuck up within the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge. This Penguin Classics variation makes use of the second one version of 1874 and lines an advent and notes by means of Eliot-biographer Rosemary Ashton. In her advent, Ashton discusses subject matters of social swap in Middlemarch, and examines the radical as an imaginitive embodiment of Eliot's humanist beliefs.
For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
By Graham Greene
"A tale has no starting or finish: arbitrarily one chooses a second of expertise from which to appear ahead..."
"This is a checklist of hate excess of of love," writes Maurice Bendrix within the starting passages of The finish of the Affair, and it's a unusual hate certainly that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles. Now, a 12 months after Sarah's demise, Bendrix seeks to exorcise the endurance of his ardour through retracing its direction from obsessive like to love-hate. initially, he believes he hates Sarah and her husband, Henry. but as he delves extra into his emotional outlook, Bendrix's hatred shifts to the God he feels has damaged his lifestyles, yet whose life eventually involves recognize.
Originally released in 1951, The finish of the Affair was once acclaimed by means of William Faulkner as "for me the most effective, such a lot real and relocating novels of my time, in anybody's language." This Penguin Deluxe variation positive factors an creation by means of Michael Gorra.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.
A 1911 novel by way of Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate lifestyles at Oxford throughout the Edwardian period. Zuleika is a tender femme fatale who enthralls the whole undergraduate college at Oxford. each younger guy who sees her falls in love and she or he completely enjoys their cognizance. This satire contains the well-known line "Death cancels all engagements" and provides a corrosive view of Oxford at the moment.
From the editor of the preferred Annotated delight and Prejudice comes an annotated version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel a good extra enjoyable learn. here's the entire textual content of the unconventional with greater than 1,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
-Explanations of ancient context
-Citations from Austen’s lifestyles, letters, and different writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary reviews and analysis
-Maps of locations within the novel
-An creation, bibliography, and particular chronology of events
-225 informative illustrations
Filled with attention-grabbing information about the characters’ garments, furnishings, and carriages, and illuminating heritage details on every little thing from the fashion for all issues medieval to the possibilities for socializing within the renowned inn city of bathtub, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s global into richer concentration.
The Romance of the Forest (1791) heralded a huge surge within the acclaim for Gothic novels, in a decade that integrated Ann Radcliffe's later works, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
Set in Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and severe oppression, the radical follows the destiny of its heroine Adeline, who's mysteriously positioned lower than the security of a relations fleeing Paris for debt. They take shelter in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, the place sinister relics of the previous - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are came across in hid rooms. Adeline reveals herself on the mercy of the abbey's owner, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions ultimately strength her to think about break out to far away areas.
wealthy in allusions to aesthetic thought and to trip literature, The Romance of the Forest is usually all for present philosophical debate and examines structures of idea principal to the highbrow lifetime of overdue eighteenth-century Europe.
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By William Shakespeare
THE NEWLY REVISED SIGNET vintage SHAKESPEARE sequence
quite often set in Milan, this comedy is the tale of 2 newly-arrived Veronese acquaintances, Valentine and Proteus. either vie for the Duke's daughter's hand, with plenty of laughter resulting.
By William Boyd
From the award-winning writer of A stable guy Africa and An Ice-Cream War comes Armadillo, a super satirical noir set in modern London.
To his colleagues, Lorimer Black, the good-looking, mild-mannered coverage adjuster emerging during the ranks of his London company, is called the fellow who has all of it: the graceful matches, the enviable prestige. but if Lorimer arrives at a regimen enterprise appointment and reveals his buyer putting from a water pipe, his existence spirals uncontrolled. His corporation automobile is blowtorched after he investigates a fireplace at a luxurious inn. He turns into the autumn man of a brand new colleague who places the corporate within the purple and the sufferer of a vicious assault by means of the possessive husband of a mysterious actress.
As Lorimer turns into more and more entangled in an obvious conspiracy that consists of everybody he understands, his personal earlier involves mild. a super satirical noir, Armadillo confirms Boyd's position as England's such a lot flexible, elegant novelist.
The 1st play of a ancient tetralogy along with Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a pair of) and Henry V, Richard II info the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward thrust of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and such as medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly smooth reliance on Machiavellian ideas and his highbrow prowess offers him an area that's finally Richard’s undoing. a strong and complicated tragedy, Richard II is still the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious occupation.