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By Vladimir Nabokov

Mary is a gripping story of youngster, old flame, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel.  In a Berlin rooming apartment full of an collection of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a full of life younger officer poised among his earlier and his destiny, relives his past love affair.  His thoughts of Mary are suffused with the freshness of teenybopper and the idyllic atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia.  In stark distinction is the decidedly unappealing boarder dwelling within the room subsequent to Ganin's, who, he discovers, is Mary's husband, quickly separated from her by means of the Revolution yet awaiting her coming near near arrival from Russia.

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By Henry James

Henry James led a wandering lifestyles, which took him faraway from his local shorelines, yet he persevered to consider long island urban, the place his relatives had settled for a number of years in the course of his early life, as his place of birth. the following Colm Tóibín, the writer of the guy Booker Prize–shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings jointly for the 1st time all of the tales that James set in ny urban. Written over the process James's occupation and varying from the deliciously tart comedy of the early "An foreign Episode" to the surreal and haunted corridors of "The Jolly Corner," and together with "Washington Square", the poignant novella thought of by way of many (though no longer, because it occurs, through the writer himself) to be one in every of James's best achievements, the 9 fictions accrued the following mirror James's diverse abilities and pursuits in addition to the deep and abiding preoccupations of his mind's eye. And in the course of the publication, as Tóibín's interesting advent demonstrates, we see James suffering to make experience of a urban in whose quickly altering outlines he discerned either a lot that he remembered and held expensive in addition to every thing approximately the US and its destiny that he dreaded most.

Stories included:
The tale of a Masterpiece
A such a lot notable Case
Crawford's Consistency
An overseas Episode
The Impressions of a Cousin
The Jolly Corner
Washington Square
Crapy Cornelia
A around of Visits

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By William Faulkner

“Read, learn, learn. learn everything—trash, classics, sturdy and undesirable, and spot how they do it. similar to a chippie who works as an apprentice and experiences the grasp. learn! You’ll soak up it. Then write. whether it is strong, you’ll discover. If it’s no longer, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who involves Jefferson, Mississippi, within the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wasteland. He was once a guy, Faulkner stated, “who sought after sons and the sons destroyed him.”

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Download E-books The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: Or, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (Modern Library Classics) PDF

Together with his cherished Gothic tales, Washington Irving is expounded to have created the style of the quick tale in the United States. although Irving crafted a few of the such a lot memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his presents weren't restricted to the fast tale on my own. He was once additionally a grasp of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced during this vintage collection.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stated, "Every reader has a primary book.... which, in early formative years, first fascinates his mind's eye, and instantly excites and satisfies the wishes of his brain. To me, this primary booklet was once The caricature Book of Washington Irving... The appeal of The cartoon ebook remains unbroken; the outdated fascination nonetheless lingers approximately it."

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Download E-books Poems: New and Selected PDF

A number of haunting lyricism that inspires the wonder and worry of the agricultural South, by means of a respected American grasp of letters—the award-winning, bestselling writer of the novels Serena, whatever wealthy and Strange, and Above the Waterfall.

In this incandescent, profound, and available assortment, cherished and award-winning poet, novelist, and short-story author Ron Rash vividly channels the rhythms of lifestyles in Appalachia, deftly taking pictures the panoply of people who're its middle and soul—men and girls inured to misfortune and difficult instances but outlined through great fortitude, resilience, and a fierce experience of community.

In specified, supple language that swerves from the stark to the luminous, Rash richly describes the elegance of the common panorama and poignantly renders the lives of these depending on its bounty—in cotton generators and tobacco fields, farmlands and forests. The haunting stories and shared histories of those people—their rituals and traditions—animate this land, and are celebrated in Rash’s crystalline, intensely imagined verse.

With a watch for the miraculous and bright element, Ron Rash powerfully captures the sorrows and exaltations of this wondrous international he understands in detail. Illuminating and indelible, Poems demonstrates his wealthy skills and confirms his legacy as a standard-bearer for the literature of the yankee South.

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Download E-books At Fault (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Kate Chopin

In her personal time, the works of Kate Chopin (1851–1904) surprised readers and critics with their problem to modern mores. Her tales and novels exhibit unsparing truths concerning the inside lives of girls, a few of whom skilled profound disillusionment with the inflexible yoke of marriage, mixed with an unfulfilled eager for self-realization. Celebrated at the present time as a precursor of twentieth-century feminism, Chopin's fiction is taken into account to be one of the masterpieces of yankee literature.
True to the writer's intrepid explorations of taboo matters and resonating with autobiographical parts, At Fault masterfully portrays a posh love triangle amid the tensions of the agricultural post-Reconstruction South. Thérèse Lafirme is a tender Creole widow in love with a divorced St. Louis businessman, David Hosmer. the ethical and spiritual constraints thrust upon Thérèse hinder her reputation of Hosmer's marriage ceremony suggestion, surroundings the 2 on a treacherous direction that includes Hosmer's former spouse, Fanny. initially released in 1890, the unconventional is marked by means of an analogous fearless exam of society and sexuality that distinguish Chopin's later works.

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Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly appealing phrases, images and emotion that is particular to every person who reads it. This publication gathers jointly approximately 2 hundred of the main appealing entries into 4 particular chapters; sunlight, Moon, Stars, Rain. including a number of new and specific entries that do not look wherever else, each one bankruptcy of I Wrote This For You specializes in a unique aspect of lifestyles, love, loss, beginnings and endings.

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Download E-books Where Three Roads Meet: Novellas (.) PDF

By John Barth

From the acclaimed John Barth, "one of the best novelists of our time" (Washington put up booklet international) and "a grasp of language" (Chicago Sun-Times), comes a full of life triad of stories that savour the various probabilities of language and its users.

The first novella, "Tell Me," explores a callow undergraduate's initiation into the mysteries of intercourse, loss of life, and the Heroic Cycle. the second one novella, "I've Been Told," lines not less than the heritage of storytelling and examines innocence and modernity, lack of expertise and self-consciousness. And the 3 aged sisters of the 3rd novella, "As i used to be asserting . . . ," list an oral historical past in their younger muse-like providers to (and servicings of) a for this reason infamous and now mysteriously vanished novelist.

Sexy, funny, and brimming with Barth's deep intelligence and playful irreverence, the place 3 Roads Meet would definitely pride unswerving fanatics and draw new ones.

John Barth is the writer of diverse works of fiction, together with The Sot-Weed issue, The Tidewater stories, misplaced within the Funhouse, The final Voyage of someone the Sailor, the nationwide booklet Award winner Chimera, and so much lately The booklet of Ten Nights and an evening. He taught for a few years within the writing software at Johns Hopkins University.

"Teller, story, torrid . . . thought: Barth's 17th publication brings those 3 narrative 'roads' jointly inimitably, and 3 times. [Where 3 Roads Meet] employs all of his universal units -- alliteration, shifts in diction and time, puns -- to tease and titillate, whereas even as articulate -- obliquely, unfortunately, angrily, gloriously -- a farewell to language and its gadgets: us." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

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By James Salter

The lives of officials in an Air strength squadron in occupied Europe surround the contradictions of army adventure and the men's reaction to a tender newcomer, vivid and bold, whose destiny is to be a symbol in their personal. In Cassada, Salter captures the unusual comradeship of loneliness, belief, and alienation between army males able to sacrifice all within the identify of accountability and pride.

After futile makes an attempt at traditional revision, Salter elected to start with a clean web page, to compose a completely new novel established upon the characters and occasions of his moment lengthy unavailable novel, The Arm of Flesh. the outcome, Cassada, is a masterpiece.

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