Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

By Aeschylus

Prometheus certain is the starkest and strangest of the vintage Greek tragedies, a play within which god and guy are provided as considerably, irreconcilably at odds. It starts with the surprise of hammer blows because the Titan Prometheus is shackled to a rock within the Caucasus. this is often his punishment for giving the present of fireplace to humankind and for thwarting Zeus's choice to exterminate the human race. Prometheus's soreness is unceasing, yet he refuses to recant his dedication to humanity, to whom he has additionally introduced the data of writing, arithmetic, drugs, and structure. He tricks that he is familiar with how Zeus should be introduced low sooner or later, but if Hermes calls for that Prometheus expose his mystery, he refuses and is distributed spinning into the abyss through a divine thunderbolt.

To whom does humanity search for tips: to the excellent deity or to the insurgent Titan? What legislation controls the cosmos? Prometheus sure, one of many nice poetic achievements of the traditional global, appears to be like right here in a best suited new translation through Joel Agee that does complete justice to the cruel and keening tune of the unique Greek.

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Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier

By Alain-Fournier

Dans un climat d'heroic myth, celui d'un vieux château abandonné où règnent pour un soir des enfants lors d'une fête étrange, le jeune Augustin Meaulnes s'éprend d'Yvonne de Galais : toute sa vie, il n'aura de cesse de los angeles retrouver...

Ce livre partiellement autobiographique est avant tout l'histoire d'un adolescent qui ne veut pas grandir. Roman specified d'un auteur mort à vingt-sept ans au début de l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, Le Grand Meaulnes, devenu un véritable best-seller, a séduit des générations de lecteurs, et proceed, près d'un siècle plus tard, à fasciner les plus grands écrivains de notre temps.

Ainsi que l'écrit le romancier Pierre Michon : Ce livre t'apprendra clairement ce que tu sais déjà: le bonheur est un jeu d'enfants. Le bonheur et l. a. likelihood sont des jeux d'enfants. Le malheur aussi.

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The Complete Fairy Tales (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Perrault

By Charles Perrault

'Oh grandmama, what nice immense enamel you have!'

Charles Perrault's types gave vintage prestige to the standard fairy story, and it really is in his telling that the tales of Little crimson Riding-Hood, dozing good looks, Cinderella and the remainder were handed down from the 17th century to the current day. Perrault's stories have been loved within the salons of Louis XIV up to they have been enjoyed within the nursery, and it truly is their wit, humour, and full of life aspect that seize the mind's eye of grownup and baby alike. They transmute into bright fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts wherein youngsters are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts with siblings and fogeys, and the rigors of growing to be up.

In addition to the regularly occurring tales, this version additionally contains the 3 verse stories - the troubling account of sufferer Griselda, the comedian 3 foolish needs, and the infamous Donkey-Skin. This new translation via Christopher Betts captures the tone and flavour of Perrault's global, and the pleasant spirit of the originals.

Readership: Readers of vintage literature, fairy stories, fable, delusion, and folklore; readers and scholars of French literature, children's literature and its history.

(Note: This has greater picture caliber than the sooner one.)

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The She-Wolf (The Accursed Kings, Book 5) by Maurice Druon

By Maurice Druon

“This is the unique online game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by means of Edward as chief of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, the place he joins the conflict opposed to the English Aquitaine. however it is his love affair with Isabella, the ‘She-Wolf of France’, who has come possible to barter a treaty of peace that seals his fate…

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Ten Girls to Watch by Charity Shumway

By Charity Shumway

A radiant debut novel approximately stumbling in the course of the early years of maturity; and a love letter to the position versions who mild the way.

Like such a lot of different fresh graduates, sunrise West is attempting to make her manner in big apple urban. She's acquired an ex-boyfriend she can't particularly cease seeing, a roommate who perspectives hire assessments and simple hygiene as non-compulsory, and a writing profession that's gotten so far as penning an internet garden care suggestion column.

So while sunrise lands a task monitoring down the earlier winners of allure magazine's "Ten ladies to Watch" contest, she's delighted. finally, she's being paid to interview thousands of interesting ladies: as soon as extraordinary students, they've got long past directly to develop into mayors, opera singers, and air strength pilots. As sunrise will get to understand their existence tales, she'll detect that luck, love, and friendship are available within the so much unforeseen of locations. most significantly, she'll study that whereas those that got here sooner than us could be position types, finally, we every one need to create our personal satisfied finishing.

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The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller by Shane Kuhn

By Shane Kuhn

Best of the Year—Seattle Times

JOHN LAGO IS A HITMAN. HE HAS a few principles FOR YOU. AND HE’ S approximately to damage each ONE.

John Lago is a truly undesirable man. yet he’s some of the best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level businesses and assassinate crooked executives whereas disguised as an intern.

Interns are invisible. That’s the key in the back of HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a community of assassins for lease who take down high-profile ambitions that wouldn’t be capable of keep in mind an intern’s identify if their lives trusted it.

At the ripe outdated age of virtually twenty-five, John Lago is already ny City’s such a lot profitable hit guy. He’s additionally an intern at a prestigious ny legislation company, clocking 80 hours per week getting espresso, answering telephones, and doing all of the grunt paintings real staff are too lazy to do. He used to be employed to assas­sinate one of many firm’s seriously guarded companions. His internship presents the appropriate disguise, allowing him to collect intel and achieve entry to tug off a fresh, untraceable hit.

Part confessional, half DIY guide, The Intern’s instruction manual chronicles John’s ultimate task, a twisted thrill experience during which he's pitted opposed to the toughest—and sexiest—adversary he’s ever confronted: Alice, an FBI agent assigned to take down an identical legislation companion he’s been assigned to kill.

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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti

By Thomas Ligotti

Two terrifying classics via “the most sensible stored mystery in modern horror fiction” (The Washington Post)
Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a useless Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, completely inscribed a brand new identify within the pantheon of horror fiction.  Influenced by means of the unusual terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and through the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews affordable, gory thrills for his personal model of horror, which shocks on the inner most, existential, levels.

Ligotti’s tales tackle decaying towns and lurid dreamscapes in a mode starting from wealthy, decorative prose to chilly, medical detachment. His uncooked and experimental paintings lays naked the unimportance of our international and the sickening insanity of the human . just like the maximum writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends truth till it cracks, commencing fissures wherein he invitations us to gaze at the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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The Death of the Detective: A Novel by Mark Smith

By Mark Smith

Publish yr note: First released in 1974

A killer calling himself The Deathmaker is at the unfastened, pursued by way of Arnold Magnuson, a grief-stricken detective at the verge of a psychological breakdown. Magnuson’s dogged research to discover the killer, and himself, takes him deep into city Chicago, laying naked the corrupt urban and its seething soul in all its macabre, heartbreaking, and violent complexity. It’s a sprawling, completely compelling tale, generally considered as a beautiful literary success and maybe the simplest detective novel ever written.

“Remarkable for either its ambition and its accomplishment, it reads as if it have been written by way of a resurrected Charles Dickens, one chilled through 100 years of graveyard brooding…every web page is a excitement to read,[/i] long island Times[/i]

“A masterpiece . . . increases Dickens’ benign ghost to remind us back that we're all attached, all either blameless and guilty,” Kirkus Reviews

“A extraordinary and arresting novel which to date transcends the detective style that encouraged it as to face in a class of its own,” Arkansas Gazette

“In its sustained power, energy and scale, it's in contrast to the other fiction i've got read....A advanced and unforgettable novel,” The occasions (London)

Literary Awards
A nationwide publication Award Finalist

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A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

By José Eduardo Agualusa

Title note: unique name Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2012

As the rustic is going via a number of political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil warfare to peace and capitalism, the area outdoors seeps into Ludo's existence via snippets at the radio, voices from round the corner, glimpses of somebody peeing on a balcony, or a guy fleeing his pursuers. 

A basic idea of Oblivion is a superbly crafted, wild patchwork of a unique, enjoying on a love of storytelling and myth.

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The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

By Jane Hamilton

"An American good looks this book... The narrator of Jane Hamilton's sensational first novel is a holy lusty innocent."Vogue

"Ms. Hamilton offers Ruth a humble dignity and permits her desire —but it's now not a heavenly desire. It's a typical one, caked with dust and held with gritted enamel. And it's most likely the single sort that's worthy studying about."[i] —[i]New York Times ebook review

"Hamilton's tale builds to a surprising crescendo. Her small-town characters are as appealingly offbeat and brushed with grace as any present in Alice Hoffman's or Anne Tyler's novels."Glamour

"Jane Hamilton's novel is authentically Dickensian... the true fulfillment of this primary novel isn't loads the blackness because the recommendation of resilience. on the finish, Ruth starts to place jointly her shattered physique, spirit and lifestyles. Her phrases are awkward, as they've been all alongside, yet by surprise and suddenly they shine." —[i]Los Angeles Times

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway origin Award for top first novel, this beautiful ebook confronts real-life problems with alienation and violence from which the writer creates a beautiful testomony to the human potential for mercy, compassion and love.

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