The History And Adventures Of The Renowned Don Quixote

Autore: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Grandezza: 42,63 MB
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One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Autore: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060531045
Grandezza: 80,11 MB
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

The Trials Of Persiles And Sigismunda

Autore: Cervantes
Editore: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603841164
Grandezza: 59,98 MB
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Vista: 9033
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A gripping novel of romance and adventure, the Persiles will moreover captivate anyone interested in Cervantes' development as a novelist; the culture of the Counter-Reformation; romance as a narrative genre; gender studies; literary theory; and the study of early modern commerce, exploration, empire, and anthropology. New to this edition of Celia Richmond Weller and Clark A. Colahan's critically acclaimed translation are an updated Introduction and bibliography reflecting recent directions in scholarship on the Persiles, as well as reproductions of woodcuts from a work believed to have served Cervantes as a key anthropological source.

Fantasy Cats

Autore: Paolo Barbieri
ISBN: 9788865275214
Grandezza: 72,28 MB
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Vista: 6129
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The Barber Of Seville And The Marriage Of Figaro

Autore: Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960736
Grandezza: 63,77 MB
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A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro - condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege - depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.

Great Expectations

Autore: Charles Dickens
Editore: Signet Classics
Grandezza: 29,41 MB
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One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.

Dialogue Concerning The Two Chief World Systems Ptolemaic And Copernican Second Revised Edition

Autore: Galileo Galilei
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520004507
Grandezza: 59,95 MB
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The book is primarily astronomical and philosophical in content, being concerned with the arguments for and against the motion of the earth. Galileo's discoveries and researches in astronomy -- the phases of Venus, the satellites of Jupiter, and the motion of sunspots -- share the main scenes with his cogent and derisive attacks upon aristotle and his followers. The discussion of the Second Day contains many of Galileo's fundamental contributions to physics -- inertia, the laws of falling bodies, centrifugal force, and the pendulum -- as well as important historical steps in mathematics toward analytic geometry and calculus. Galileo's explanations, written in the infancy of modern science, can hardly fail to be understood today by both layman and scientist.