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Una novela de indudable valor literario y de inmenso valor histórico que supone uno de los primeros retratos del feminismo político y del amor entre dos mujeres.

Aparecida en 1886, Las bostonianas es uno de los títulos capitales de los angeles obra de Henry James, que, con extraordinaria precisión y sutileza de matices, dibuja el juego de relaciones entre dos singulares psicologías femeninas en el marco de los movimientos sufragistas del Boston del último cuarto del siglo XIX.

La presente edición incluye una detallada cronología, así como una introducción a shipment del profesor Richard Lansdown, en l. a. que analiza los angeles que fuera no solo una de las novelas de contenido político de mayor éxito de este autor, sino también una de las más divertidas. Por último, se añaden dos textos de Alexis de Tocqueville y del propio James, que ofrecen su specific visión del contexto social de los angeles época.

«Quiero entrar en l. a. vida de mujeres que están solas, que llevan existencias lastimosas. Quiero estar cerca de ellas... ayudarlas. Quiero hacer algo...»

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Nick Stefanos has given up his activity in revenues to have a tendency bar on the Spot, the place beverages and girls are either a piece too simply to be had, and the regimen is commencing to consider as dead-end as his final gig. yet issues are approximately to alter. First, his high-school buddy Billy Goodrich asks him to discover his spouse April, who he says left him for small-time crime boss Joey DiGeordano. actually, April has taken off with hog farmer/bondage freak Tommy Crane and, it seems, with $200,000 of DiGeordano kin funds. There are strong enemies on her path -- and now on Nick's path, too.

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Download E-books Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature PDF

By Michael J. Vickers

Literary historians have lengthy held the view that the performs of the Greek dramatist, Sophocles deal in basic terms with archetypes of the heroic previous and that any resemblance to modern occasions or contributors is only coincidental. during this e-book, Michael Vickers demanding situations this view and argues that Sophocles makes general and wide allusion to Athenian politics in his performs, specifically to Alcibiades, probably the most arguable Athenian politicians of his day.Vickers indicates that Sophocles used to be no closeted highbrow yet a guy deeply fascinated by politics and he reminds us that Athenian politics was once intensely own. He argues cogently that classical writers hired hidden meanings and that consciously or sub-consciously, Sophocles was once projecting onto his performs tricks of up to date occasions or incidents, commonly of a political nature, hoping that his audience's ardour for politics could increase the recognition of his performs. Vickers strengthens his case approximately Sophocles by means of discussing different authors - Thucydides, Plato and Euripides - in whom he additionally demonstrates a physique of allusions to Alcibiades and others.

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Download E-books J R (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) PDF

By William Gaddis

Winner of the 1976 nationwide booklet Award, "J R" is a biting satire in regards to the many ways during which capitalism twists the yank spirit into anything extra harmful, but pervasive and unassailable. on the middle of the unconventional is a hilarious 11 12 months old--J R--who with boyish enthusiasm turns a number of simple classes in capitalist ideas, coupled with a tender boy's loss of sense of right and wrong, right into a colossal and exploitative paper empire. the result's one of many funniest and most annoying tales ever instructed concerning the corruption of the yank dream.

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Download E-books The Wizard That Wasn't (Mechanized Wizardry Book 1) PDF

By Ben Rovik

Petronaut Technician Horace Lundin does not think in magic... till he witnesses its energy first-hand.

From that time on, the steampunk scientist is fed on with an idea. What if magic didn’t need to be chaotic and messy and unreliable, just like the wizards who perform it? What if it may be so simple as throwing a change?

Lundin and his colleagues placed their reputations at the line and construct a music-box magician, designed to solid the spells programmed into its steel disks.

But they can not preserve their discovery within the safeguard of the workshop eternally. whilst Princess Naomi is laid low by way of darkish magic, will it's human or clockwork wizardry that saves the day?

"Convincing and reasonable multidimensional characters... wealthy drama and intrigue... the discussion is witty and fast paced. i actually loved Rovik’s work.” --Indie ebook weblog Database.

"It's continuously a excitement to find an indie writer who is aware find out how to inform an excellent story..." --Mike Reeves-McMillan, writer of 'City of mask'

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Download E-books Cangaceiros PDF

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of movies that had distribution within the English conversing international. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in accordance with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it obtained praised by means of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Integrantes do chamado “Ciclo do Cangaço”, PEDRA BONITA e CANGACEIROS, de José Lins do Rêgo, abordam a realidade nordestina, fortemente marcada pela seca e pelo movimento do cangaço.

Lançado em 1953, CANGACEIROS retoma a história de Bentinho Já adulto, o rapaz se apaixona pela bela Alice. Irmão do mais famoso cangaceiro da região, o rapaz vive um amor proibido, uma vez que sua namorada é filha de um homem que odeia o cangaço.

Apesar de ter uma história de amor como fio condutor, o sertão é o grande protagonista dessa saga. Com seu estilo crítico e observador das desigualdades sociais, José Lins do Rêgo aborda a luta pela sobrevivência no sertão, a brutalidade do cangaço e os motivos que levam os homens a entrar para o movimento.

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Download E-books Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë's in basic terms novel, a piece of large and far-reaching effect, the Penguin Classics variation of Wuthering Heights is the definitive variation of the textual content, edited with an creation by way of Pauline Nestor. Lockwood, the hot tenant of Thrushcross Grange, positioned at the bleak Yorkshire moors, is compelled to hunt defend one evening at Wuthering Heights, the house of his landlord. There he discovers the historical past of the tempestuous occasions that came about years sooner than; of the serious dating among the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and the way Catherine, pressured to choose from passionate, tortured Heathcliff and delicate, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectancies of her classification. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the subsequent iteration, their blameless heirs needs to fight to flee the legacy of the prior. during this version, a brand new preface by way of Lucasta Miller, writer of The Brontë fantasy, seems to be on the ways that the unconventional has been interpreted, from Charlotte Brontë onwards. This enhances Pauline Nestor's advent, which discusses altering severe receptions of the unconventional, in addition to Emily Brontë's affects and historical past. Emily Brontë (1818-48), with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, used to be essentially the most major literary figures of the nineteenth century. She wrote only one strikingly cutting edge novel, Wuthering Heights, yet was once additionally a talented and severe poet. in the event you loved Wuthering Heights, you'll like Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, additionally to be had in Penguin Classics. 'Wuthering Heights is often considered "romantic", yet test rereading it with out being astonished by means of the comfortableness with which Brontë's characters topic each other to extremes of actual and mental violence' Jeanette Winterson 'As a primary novel, there's little or no that may evaluate to it. Even Shakespeare took over a decade to arrive the clifftop extremities of King Lear' Sarah Waters

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Download E-books Life: An Exploded Diagram PDF

By Mal Peet

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet ignites an epic story of younger love opposed to the dramatic backdrop of the chilly warfare and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Can love live to tell the tale a life-time? whilst working-class Clem Ackroyd falls for Frankie Mortimer, the beautiful daughter of a filthy rich neighborhood landowner, he has no wish that it will possibly. in spite of everything, the area teeters near to battle, and bombs may possibly rain down any minute over the awful English countryside--just as they did seventeen years in the past as his mom, pregnant with him, tended her backyard. This time, Clem won't live to tell the tale. advised in cinematic kind by way of acclaimed author Mal Peet, this awesome coming-of-age novel is a gripping kin portrait that interweaves the tales of 3 generations and the terrifying crises that outline them. With its pressing feel of background, sweeping emotion, and profitable younger narrator, Mal Peet's most recent is an unforgettable, well timed exploration of lifestyles in the course of wartime.

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Download E-books The Mystic Fable, Volume 2: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries (Religion and Postmodernism) PDF

By Michel de Certeau

Greater than 20 years have handed given that Chicago released the 1st quantity of this groundbreaking paintings within the faith and Postmodernism sequence. It quick grew to become influential throughout a variety of disciplines and helped to make the instruments of poststructuralist inspiration to be had to non secular reports and theology, specially within the parts of overdue medieval and early glossy mysticism.
notwithstanding the second one quantity remained in fragments on the time of his loss of life, Michel de Certeau had the foresight to go away his literary executor exact directions for its finishing touch, which shaped the root for the current paintings. jointly, either volumes solidify Certeau’s position as a touchstone of twentieth-century literature and philosophy, and proceed his exploration of the paradoxes of historiography; the development of social fact via perform, testimony, and trust; the theorization of speech in angelology and glossolalia; and the interaction of prose and poetry in discourses of the ineffable. This ebook could be of important curiosity to students in non secular reviews, theology, philosophy, historical past, and literature.

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By John Cowper Powys

Wooden and Stone used to be John Cowper Powys' first novel released in 1915. it's no prentice-work although - the writer used to be already in his forties. the radical is determined within the sector of south Somerset that John Cowper Powys grew up in. The village of Nevilton is predicated on Montacute the place his father was once vicar for a few years. whilst he wrote it Powys was once dwelling within the united states and it truly is possibly this absence that bills for the heightened vividness of the descriptive writing. Powys deploys a wide and beautifully delineated solid of characters. they're loosely divided among 'the well-constituted' and 'the ill-constituted'. usually Powys favours the latter.

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