Category: Literary Classics

Download E-books The Four Feathers PDF

By A. E. W. Mason

Bankruptcy I

"Lieutenant Sutch was once the 1st of normal Feversham's visitors to arrive vast position. He arrived approximately 5 o'clock on a day of light in mid June, and the previous red-brick condo, lodged on a southern slope of the Surrey hills, used to be sparkling from a depressing woodland intensity of pines with the heat of an extraordinary jewel. Lieutenant Sutch limped around the corridor, the place the graphics of the Fevershams rose one above the opposite to the ceiling, and went out directly to the stone-flagged terrace on the again. There he chanced on his host sitting erect like a boy, and looking at southward towards the Sussex Downs..."

opposed to the historical past of the Mahdist conflict, a tender guy disgraces himself via quitting the military, which pals understand as cowardice, symbolized by means of the 4 white feathers they provide him. He redeems himself, feather via feather, with acts of actual braveness to avoid wasting his associates. He additionally wins again the center of the girl he loves.

A. E. W. Mason's vintage has been the root for varied winning movie diversifications, together with the acclaimed 2002 model starring Heath Ledger.

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Download E-books The Black Prince (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Iris Murdoch

Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his overdue fifties, has ultimately left his boring workplace activity as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the rustic, yet predatory acquaintances and kinfolk sprint his hopes of a relaxed retirement. he's affected by his melancholic sister, who has determined to come back reside with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the earlier; her antisocial brother, who wishes funds and emotional confrontations; and Bradley's buddy and rival, Arnold Baffin, a more youthful, deplorably extra profitable writer of business fiction. The ever-mounting motion contains marital cross-purposes, seduction, suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, homicide, and due strategy of legislation. Bradley attempts to flee from all of it yet fails, resulting in a violent climax and a coda that casts moving views on all that has preceded.

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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, earlier than rushing it at the rocks off a abandoned island. the entire sailors are long gone. The kin is by myself! yet not anything can hold the pleased Swiss relatives Robinson down for lengthy. parents Robinson, besides their 4 irrepressible boys, fast 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. lifestyles is a nonstop event with the Swiss kin Robinson!

Johann Wyss's vintage survival tale is obtainable for the 1st time ever as a Stepping Stones during this early bankruptcy booklet choked with fascinating black-and-white illustrations.

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Download E-books The Mother: A Novel PDF

By Pearl S. Buck

“Buck hasn't ever performed greater paintings than this. through an excellent gift of instinct she has entered into the brain, center and spirit of the chinese language peasant lady and printed the everlasting values of life.” —The Times Literary Supplement
Dickensian in its epic sweep, one among Buck’s best novels facilities on an unnamed peasant girl in pre-revolutionary China. all at once, her stressed husband abandons her. Shamed through the event, she is left to paintings the land, bring up their 3 childrens on her personal, and take care of her getting older partner's mother. to save lots of face together with her friends, she pretends her husband is touring, and sends letters to herself signed in his identify. Surrounded by means of poverty, melancholy, and a turning out to be internet of lies intended to guard the kin, her young children develop up and input society with in simple terms the help in their mother’s unbreakable will.
 
An unforgettable tale of 1 woman’s energy and a notable fantasy concerning the position of moms, this novel is a strong success by means of a grasp of twentieth-century fiction.
 
This publication gains an illustrated biography of Pearl S. dollar together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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Download E-books David Copperfield: Premium Edition (Unabridged, Illustrated, Table of Contents) PDF

By Charles Dickens

The tale strains the lifetime of David Copperfield from youth to adulthood. David was once born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, close to nice Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in 1820, six months after the demise of his father. David spends his early years along with his mom and their housekeeper, Peggotty. whilst he's seven years previous, his mom re-marries Edward Murdstone. David is given strong cause to dislike his stepfather and has comparable emotions for Murdstone's sister Jane, who strikes into the home quickly afterwards. Murdstone makes an attempt to thrash David for falling at the back of in his reports. David bites him and shortly afterwards is shipped away to a boarding university, Salem condominium, with a ruthless headmaster, Mr. Creakle. There he befriends James Steerforth and Tommy Traddles. David returns domestic for the vacations to profit that his mom has given beginning to a toddler boy. almost immediately after David returns to Salem condo, his mom and her child die, and David returns domestic instantly. Peggotty marries a guy named Mr Barkis. Murdstone sends David to paintings in a wine service provider in London, of which Murdstone is a joint proprietor. Copperfield's landlord, Wilkins Micawber, is shipped to borrowers' felony (the King's Bench criminal) and continues to be there for numerous months earlier than being published and relocating to Plymouth. not anyone is still to deal with David in London, so he makes a decision to run away.

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Download E-books Orgullo y Prejuicio PDF

A lo largo de una trama que discurre con l. a. precision de un mecanismo de relojeria, Jane Austen perfila una galeria de personajes que conforman un perfecto y sutil retrato de epoca: las peripecias de una dama empenada en casar a sus hijas con el mejor partido de l. a. sector, los vaivenes sentimentales de las hermanas, el oportunismo de un clerigo adulador... El trazado de los caracteres y el analisis de las relaciones humanas sometidas a un rigido codigo de costumbres, elementos esenciales en l. a. narrativa de l. a. autora, alcanzan en Orgullo y prejuicio cotas de maestria insuperable."

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Download E-books The Jungle PDF

By Upton Sinclair

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by way of the yankee journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the radical to painting the lives of immigrants within the usa in Chicago and related industrialized towns. Many readers have been so much fascinated about his publicity of well-being violations and unsanitary practices within the American meatpacking through the early twentieth century, in line with an research he did for a socialist newspaper. The publication depicts operating type poverty, the inability of social helps, harsh and ugly dwelling and dealing stipulations, and a hopelessness between many staff. those parts are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of individuals in energy. A evaluate via the author Jack London known as it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of salary slavery." Sinclair was once thought of a muckraker, or journalist who uncovered corruption in govt and company. He first released the unconventional in serial shape in 1905 within the Socialist newspaper, attract cause, among February 25, 1905, and November four, 1905. In 1904, Sinclair had spent seven weeks amassing info whereas operating incognito within the meatpacking vegetation of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper. It used to be released as a ebook on February 26, 1906 via Doubleday and in a subscribers' variation.

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