Download E-books The Age of Innocence PDF

By Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's 12th novel, first and foremost serialized in 4 components within the Pictorial overview journal in 1920, and later published via D. Appleton and corporate as a booklet in ny and in London. It received the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the 1st novel written by way of a girl to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and therefore Wharton the 1st girl to win the prize.The tale is determined in upper-class big apple urban within the 1870s.

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Download E-books Good Wives (Penguin Popular Classics) PDF

By Louisa May Alcott

When “Little Women” got here to its final bankruptcy Meg used to be engaged and the opposite 3 March women, Beth, Jo and Amy, have been on the threshold of young-womanhood.

“Good Wives” opens 3 years later, with Meg and her relatives fortunately getting ready for her marriage to John Brooke.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up jointly in Orchard apartment with their good friend Laurie round the corner, and now it's time for them to head out and locate their areas within the monstrous extensive international; to do the good and terrific issues they've dreamed of and observe their “castles within the air.”

They each one locate themselves proven, and fall in love, but if tragedy moves they locate their top convenience is in one another, and residential.

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Download E-books The Recognitions (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) PDF

By William Gaddis

The booklet Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first nice cultural critique, which, whether Heller and Pynchon hadn't learn it whereas composing "Catch-22" and "V.," controlled to expect the spirit of both"--"The Recognitions" is a masterwork approximately artwork and forgery, and the more and more skinny line among the counterfeit and the pretend. Gaddis anticipates by way of virtually part a century the challenge of fact that we at the moment face, the place the true and the digital are combining in alarming methods, and the assets of legitimacy and tool are usually vague to us.

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Download E-books Closing Time: The Sequel to Catch-22 PDF

By Joseph Heller

A darkly comedian and bold sequel to the yankee vintage Catch-22.

In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the top in their lives and the century, as is the full new release that fought in global warfare II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such novices as little Sammy Singer and tremendous Lew, all associated, in an uneasy peace and previous age, scuffling with no longer the Germans this time, however the finish. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of the United States within the part century on the grounds that WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our nice towns, the greed and hypocrisy of our enterprise and tradition -- with an identical ferocious humor as Catch-22.
Closing Time is outrageously humorous and completely severe, and as fantastic and profitable as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house reflect that captures, immediately grotesquely and effectively, the reality approximately ourselves.

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Download E-books 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories PDF

The most sensible American brief Stories is the longest working and best-selling sequence of brief fiction within the state. For the centennial occasion of this loved annual sequence, grasp of the shape Lorrie Moore selects 40 tales from the greater than thousand that have been released in prior variations. sequence editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade through decade, the tendencies captured over 100 years. jointly, the tales and statement provide a unprecedented guided journey via a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of personality and voice.”

those 40 tales characterize their eras but in addition stand the attempt of time. this is Ernest Hemingway’s first released tale and a vintage via William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical notice that he started to write “as an relief to love-making.” Nancy Hale’s tale describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen’s tale expresses the desperation of a unmarried mom; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and tune. this is Raymond Carver’s “minimalism,” a time period he disliked, and charm Paley’s “secular Yiddishkeit.” listed here are the numerous varieties of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, those writers and tales discover the several issues it skill to be American.

Moore writes that the method of assembling those tales allowed her to seem “thrillingly not only at literary heritage yet at real historical past — the cries and chatterings, silences and outlines of a state in flux.” 100 Years of the simplest American brief Stories is a useful testomony, a retrospective of our country’s ever-changing yet consistently compelling literary artistry.

LORRIE MOORE, after a long time as a professor of inventive writing on the collage of Wisconsin–Madison, is now the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt college. Moore has obtained honors for her paintings, between them the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and a Lannan origin fellowship, in addition to the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her fulfillment within the brief tale. Her most modern novel, A Gate on the Stairs, was short-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and her newest tale collection, Bark, used to be short-listed for the tale Prize and the Frank O’Connor Award.

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the sequence editor of The top American brief Stories since 2007. She is the writer of the novels The Birthdays and the sunlight Marriage.


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Download E-books Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here PDF

By Joseph Heller

The demented military Air strength of Catch-22, the deadly enterprise global of anything occurred, the dysfunctional kin of excellent as Gold-all those, we've assumed, had their roots in Joseph Heller's personal prior. Now, greater than thirty-five years after the explosion of Catch-22 into the world's cognizance, Heller provides us his life.

Here is his Coney Island formative years, down the block from the world's most renowned leisure park. It used to be the peak of the melancholy, it was once a fatherless kinfolk, but little Joey Heller had a good time--on the boardwalk, within the ocean (dangerously out of his depth), enjoying follow-the-leader out and in of neighborhood bars, even at school. Then a chain of jobs, from supplying telegrams (on his first motorcycle) to operating in a military yard-until Pearl Harbor, the air strength, Italy. And after the battle, collage (undreamed-of prior to the G.I. Bill), educating, Madison street, marriage, and-always-writing. and eventually the brilliant good fortune of Catch-22, launching one of many nice literary careers.

The strengths of at times lie within the power, humor, and mischief that experience characterised all of Heller's paintings, in addition to the darkish undertones that lie underneath them. He brings again a Coney Island that's not just a image of enjoyable and myth around the globe yet a imaginative and prescient of what turns out this present day to were a golden age of carefree innocence. For the 1st time, he writes in regards to the humans and the occasions, either tragic and hilarious, he used to be finally to translate, in Catch-22, into such memorable characters as Hungry Joe, Orr, Major--de Coverley, Natel's whore, and (of path) Yossarian, and such relocating and scary scenes because the demise of Snowden. at times is either an account of a impressive lifestyles and a glimpse into the artistic strategy of an immense American author.

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Download E-books Complete Works of Jack London PDF

By Jack London

* short yet informative introductions to the novels and different works
* photos of ways the novels first seemed, giving your eReader a style of the unique texts
* ALL 22 novels and every with their very own contents table
* even comprises the infrequent novels ‘THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER’ and ‘HEARTS OF THREE’, frequently overlooked out of collections
* packed filled with photographs on the subject of London’s existence and works
* ALL 197 brief tales and novellas, with first-class formatting, of their personal exact contents desk – locate that distinctive tale quick and easily!
* the entire performs, together with the infrequent ‘THE go back OF ULYSSES’
* EVEN contains London’s whole poetry with distinctive contents table
* the entire memoirs and non-fiction texts, with many illustrations
* infrequent journal articles through the good writer
* the preferred trip ebook ‘THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK’ is gifted with its unique photos of London’s adventures
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* contains a entrance grasp desk of contents, permitting effortless navigation round London’s significant oeuvre
* detailed BONUS textual content of Charmian London's biography "Book of Jack London" - discover his attention-grabbing lifestyles within the phrases of his loved wife
* up to date with novel SMOKE BELLEW -

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Download E-books La Faille PDF

By Mary Gaitskill

Un homme et une femme se rencontrent dans un avion. l. a. dialog tourne à los angeles self assurance, voire à l'aveu. Un père découvre qu'il ne comprendra jamais sa fille, tout comme son propre père était resté pour lui une énigme. Un soldat à peine revenu d'Irak cherche obstinément son chien : los angeles nuit, il traverse les champs l'arme au poing, se protégeant ainsi d'ennemis imaginaires.

D'une écriture précise, Mary Gaitskill met à nu le malaise latent dans chaque state of affairs, los angeles pressure sexuelle, l. a. domination sociale qui affleurent sous le vernis de l'apparence. «Pensée et émotion, chair et flux électrique» se mêlent dans ce recueil de neuf nouvelles. Proche de Joyce Carol Oates ou de Joan Didion, son sort incisif révèle des personnages en équilibre instable, qui tentent de négocier avec leurs failles.

Née en 1954, Mary Gaitskill est considérée par plusieurs générations d'auteurs américains comme une icône littéraire et une nouvelliste de expertise. Elle a également publié deux romans, dont Veronica, paru aux Éditions de l'Olivier en 2008.

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Download E-books The Cat Megapack: 25 Frisky Feline Tales, Old and New PDF

By Mark Twain, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Howard, Pamela Sargent, Ambrose Bierce, Aesop, Andre Norton, Brothers Gr

This quantity contains 25 tremendous, wondrous tales and poems approximately cats, by way of significant authors previous and new. integrated are:

INTRODUCTION: …IN THE darkish, by way of Robert Reginald

SEVEN observed homicide, through G. T. Fleming-Roberts

THE CATS, by means of H. P. Lovecraft (poem)

THE HEMINGWAY KITTENS, by way of A. R. Morlan

THE CAT AND THE BIRDS, by way of Aesop

THE BEAST FROM THE ABYSS, through Robert E. Howard

OUT OF position, via Pamela Sargent

THE FOX AND THE CAT, by way of the Brothers Grimm

THE BLACK CAT, by way of Edgar Allan Poe


NIPPER…NIP…NIP, through Robert Reginald

TOBERMORY, via Saki (H. H. Munro)

THE CAT, by way of E. F. Benson

A PSYCHICAL INVASION, by means of Algernon Blackwood

UNIVERSES, by means of A. R. Morlan (poem)

THE VAMPIRE CAT OF NABÉSHIMA, through Lord Redesdale

THE girl AND THE CAT, by means of Marcel Prevost

DICK BAKER’S CAT, via Mark Twain

BEAST OF THE TARN, via John Russell Fearn

MRS. MILLIGAN’S CAT, by way of Gary Lovisi

A rebellion OF THE GODS, by way of Ambrose Bierce

MONTY’S buddy, via William Livingston Alden

THE HEADLESS CAT, by way of Elliott O’Donnell

ALL CATS ARE grey, by means of Andre Norton

THE SLUM CAT, via Ernest Thompson Seton

MY FATHER, THE CAT, by means of Henry Slesar

THE BALLET OF THE CATS, through Sydney J. Bounds

LETTERS FROM A CAT, via Helen Hunt Jackson

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