Download E-books Swiss Family Robinson (A Stepping Stone Book) PDF

By Daisy Alberto

For 6 days and nights, a typhoon tosses the Robinson family's send round at the sea, ahead of speeding it at the rocks off a abandoned island. all of the sailors are long past. The family members is by myself! yet not anything can preserve the pleased Swiss kinfolk Robinson down for lengthy. parents Robinson, besides their 4 irrepressible boys, quick settle into their new home--mining the shipwreck for provides, researching worthy assets at the island and animal buddies, or even turning the treetops into their very own lofty aerie. existence is a nonstop experience with the Swiss kin Robinson!

Johann Wyss's vintage survival tale is on the market for the 1st time ever as a Stepping Stones during this early bankruptcy ebook full of interesting black-and-white illustrations.

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Download E-books Dead Souls PDF

One of the main strange works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy

Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial city and visits a succession of landowners to make each one a wierd supply. He proposes to shop for the names of lifeless serfs nonetheless registered at the census, saving their vendors from paying tax on them, and to take advantage of those “souls” as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. during this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a ugly gallery of human kinds, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial idiot Manilov, and, certainly, the devilish con guy Chichikov.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by way of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Robin Buss

"On what narrow threads do lifestyles and fortune hang"

Thrown in felony for against the law he has no longer dedicated, Edmond Dantes is constrained to the bleak castle of If. There he learns of an excellent hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into made up our minds not just to flee, but in addition to unearth the treasure and use it to devise the destruction of the 3 males chargeable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of ache and retribution, encouraged by means of a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was once a massive renowned good fortune while it used to be first serialized within the 1840s.

Robin Buss’s vigorous English translation is entire and unabridged, and is still devoted to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This variation comprises an advent, explanatory notes and recommendations for additional reading.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics) PDF

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Not anyone is healthier built within the fight for wealth and worldly good fortune than the eye-catching and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished historical past to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental significant other Amelia, even though, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their means during the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the only steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt global is Dobbin along with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure. 

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Download E-books Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer (Signet Classics) PDF

By Joseph Conrad

In this pair of literary voyages into the interior self, Joseph Conrad has written of the main chilling, annoying, and remarkable items of fiction of the 20 th century.
 
Heart of Darkness is a devastating observation at the corruptibility of humanity. in keeping with Conrad’s personal 1890 journey up the Congo River, the tale is informed by way of Marlow, the novelist’s modify ego. it's a trip into darkness and horror—both actually, because the narrator descends right into a sinister jungle panorama, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally wicked Mr. Kurtz. The mystery Sharer is the story of a tender sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an stumble upon along with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the subconscious mind.
 
Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel kinds, crammed his writing with the unique areas he himself had traveled, and anxious himself with honor, guilt, ethical alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The mystery Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the darkish facet of man.
 
With an creation by means of Joyce Carol Oates
and an Afterword by means of Vince Passaro

 

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Download E-books The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

'One of my life's maximum tragedies is to have already learn Pickwick Papers - i will not return and skim it for the 1st time' Fernando Pessoa

Few first novels have created as a lot well known pleasure as The Pickwick Papers - a comic book masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old writer to speedy status. Readers have been captivated via the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the sweetheart Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, chiefly, through that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket membership to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, through the Fleet borrowers' felony, characters and incidents spring to existence from Dickens's pen, to shape an enduringly well known paintings of ebullient humour and literary invention. This version is predicated at the first quantity version of 1837, and contains the unique illustrations. In his creation, Mark Wormald discusses the genesis of The Pickwick Papers and the emergence of its critical characters.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 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 stronger by means of introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Last Things PDF

By C. P. Snow

The final within the Strangers and Brothers sequence has Sir Lewis Eliot’s center cease in brief in the course of an operation. in the course of restoration he passes judgement on his achievements and desires. issues fall from him leaving in basic terms ironic tolerance. His son Charles takes up his father’s burdens and prefer his father, he's focused on the struggles of sophistication and wealth, yet he demanding situations the institution, risking his destiny in political activities.

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