Greek Tragedy (Routledge Classics) by H. D. F. Kitto

By H. D. F. Kitto

'Two issues provide Kitto's vintage publication its enduring freshness: he pioneered the method of Greek drama via inner artistry and thematic shape, and he regularly wrote in energetic and readable English.' - Oliver Taplin, college of Oxford, UK

Why did Aeschylus symbolize another way from Sophocles? Why did Sophocles introduce the 3rd actor? Why did Euripides no longer make higher plots? So asks H.D.F Kitto in his acclaimed learn of Greek tragedy, on hand for the 1st time in Routledge Classics.

Kitto argues that during spite of facing great ethical and highbrow questions, the Greek dramatist is principally an artist and the major to figuring out classical Greek drama is to aim and comprehend the tragic notion of every play. In Kitto’s phrases ‘We shall ask what the dramatist is striving to claim, now not what actually he does say approximately this or that.’ via an excellent research of Aeschylus’s ‘Oresteia’, the performs of Sophocles together with ‘Antigone’ and ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’; and Euripides’s ‘Medea’ and ‘Hecuba’, Kitto skilfully conveys the long-lasting inventive and literary brilliance of the Greek dramatists.

H.D.F Kitto (1897 – 1982) was once a well known British classical student. He lectured on the collage of Glasgow from 1920-1944 prior to changing into Professor of Greek at Bristol college, the place he taught till 1962.

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The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Barnes & Noble Classics by Elizabeth Gaskell

By Elizabeth Gaskell

In 1855 Charlotte Brontë, pregnant and married below a yr, fell sick and died of tuberculosis—the related affliction that had killed her sisters and brother. years after Charlotte’s dying, her good friend Elizabeth Gaskell, herself a well known novelist, accomplished paintings on The lifetime of Charlotte Brontë, a biography that used to be met with instant acclaim by means of readers curious to find extra in regards to the enigmatic writer of Jane Eyre.

Both a piece of paintings and a well-documented interpretation of its topic, Gaskell’s biography is an awfully brilliant and delicate account of Brontë’s outer and internal lives: her shyness and strangeness; her severe appreciation of the Bible, poetry, song, and the theater; her love of her kin; and her fears of loneliness. intended to be a safeguard and vindication of “a noble, precise, and delicate woman,” the publication paints Brontë as an unforgettable determine careening among melancholy and exaltation. It additionally portrays her discomfort. In her own lifestyles, Brontë knew deprivation and loss, whereas in her inventive lifestyles, regardless of her repute, she have been taunted as coarse and had not one of the benefits guy could take for granted.

A robust tribute from one author to a different, The lifetime of Charlotte Brontë is still the most evocative and perceptive biographies ever written.

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Armadale by Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins

A long-ago homicide unites distantly-related cousins, considered one of whom seems to be doomed to copy an identical tragic mistake of his father, a assassin. After working clear of his abusive domestic, Allan Armadale chases destiny and reinvents himself as Ozias Midwinter. He fast befriends his cousin, additionally named Allan Armadale, who inherits an property yet turns into laden via his newfound wealth.

The cousins' dating is extra advanced via the interference of Lydia Gwilt, a governess and fortune-hunter who was once additionally excited by that long-ago homicide.

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Germinal by Émile Zola

By Émile Zola

1860'larda Fransa'nın kuzeyinde maden işçileri, çetin koşullar altında yaşam mücadelesi vermektedir. Çalıştıkları ocaklarda her an iç içe oldukları göçük ya da grizu patlaması tehlikesinin yanı sıra, açlık ve sefaletle boğuşup dururlar. Son çare olarak gördükleri grev onlar için kaçınılmazdır artık. Her şeyi göze almaya hazırdırlar, içlerinde filizlenen umut en büyük destekçileridir. Ne yazık ki direnişleri acımasızca bastırılır. Şimdi geride sadece ölüm, kan, gözyaşı ve yok olan hayaller kalmıştır. Germinal dünya edebiyat tarihinin en önemli eserlerinden biri. İnsanların çektiği büyük acıyı son derece gerçekçi ve evrensel olduğu kadar etkileyici bir dille de kaleme alan Zola, bu romanıyla adeta bir destan yaratmış. Her satırında okuru duygudan duyguya sürükleyen, kâh yüreğini burkan, kâh öfkelendiren, kâh umutlandıran, soluk soluğa okunacak bir eser.

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Claudius the God by Robert Graves

By Robert Graves

Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to develop into, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome. right here he recounts his strangely winning reign: how he cultivates the loyalty of the military and the typical humans to fix the wear brought on by Caligula; his relatives with the Jewish King Herod Agrippa; and his invasion of england. however the transforming into paranoia of absolute strength and the infidelity of his promiscuous younger spouse Messalina suggest that his luck won't final perpetually. during this moment a part of Robert Graves's fictionalized autobiography, Claudius - wry, rueful, continually inquisitive - brings to lifestyles one of the most scandalous and violent instances in historical past.

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Récits de la maison des morts by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

En 1849, Dostoïevski est condamné au bagne pour ses idées. Déporté au sud-ouest de l. a. Sibérie, dans l. a. forteresse d’Omsk, où il passe cinq ans, il y côtoie des criminels et des hommes du peuple, des voleurs aussi bien que des condamnés politiques. De cette expérience douloureuse, où l’impossibilité d’être seul rivalise en cruauté avec les sévices et le travail forcé, l’auteur tire les Récits de l. a. maison des morts.
Dans ce roman largement autobiographique, qu’il fait passer pour des notes retrouvées chez un ancien forçat, Goriantchikov, Dostoïevski déploie une galerie de pics où sont anticipés les personnages les plus marquants de ses œuvres majeures. Son humanisme et son sens de l’observation font de ces récits consacrés au système pénitentiaire du temps des tsars un témoignage de première significance sur l’expérience concentrationnaire.

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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord by J. R. R. Tolkien

By J. R. R. Tolkien

For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s peerless delusion has collected all over the world acclaim because the maximum experience story ever written.
No different author has created a global as specified as Middle-earth, whole with its personal geography, heritage, languages, and legends. And not anyone has created characters as endearing as Tolkien’s large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien’s The Lord of the earrings maintains to grab the imaginations of readers of every age, and this new three-volume paperback variation is designed to attract the youngest of them.

In precedent days the earrings of energy have been crafted via the Elvensmiths, and Sauron, the darkish Lord, solid the single Ring, filling it together with his personal energy in order that he may perhaps rule all others. however the One Ring was once taken from him, and notwithstanding he sought it all through Middle-earth, nonetheless it remained misplaced to him . . .

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard (Penguin Classics) by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

"Nostromo", released in 1904, is one in every of Conrad's best works. "Nostromo" - notwithstanding 100 years previous - says as a lot approximately today's Latin the US as any of the best contemporary money owed of that region's turbulent political lifestyles. Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, fantastic in its activity of the subtropical panorama, this photograph of an insurrectionary society and the possibilities it presents for ethical corruption gleams on each web page with its author's dry, undeceived, impeccable intelligence.

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Vite parallele. Vol. IV by Plutarch

By Plutarch

Autore greco tra i più fecondi, Plutarco visse nell'Ellade dominata dai Romani. A segnare l. a. sua lunga esistenza, finita a quasi eighty anni, è stata los angeles consapevolezza di dover unire sotto un unico cielo due mondi distanti come quello greco e quello latino. consistent with questo nelle sue Vite Parallele, accosta l. a. biografia di un noto uomo greco a quella di uno latino altrettanto celebre, simili in step with carattere o destino. Nel IV quantity si narra di Filopemene e Tito Quinzio Flaminino, Pelopida e Marcello, Alessandro e Cesare. Notevoli l'apparato di notice storiche e critiche e l'aggiornato repertorio bibliografico disponibili nella prima edizione publication completa di testo originale fruibile in forma ipertestuale.

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