Category: Classics

The Woman in White (musical tie-in) (Penguin Summer by Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins

The lady In White--now a blinding new musical by means of the incomparable Andrew Lloyd Webber Wilkie Collins’s sensational story of insanity, betrayal, and greed, the lady in White, is exciting its West finish audiences on the great Palace Theatre in London—and is coming to Broadway sooner or later. because its unique book in 1860, the radical hasn't ever been out of print, and this suspenseful vintage is now delivered to existence by way of a super foreign ensemble, together with the elegant Maria Friedman and Michael Crawford because the diabolical count number Fosco.

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The Bell (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

A lay group of completely mixed-up humans is encamped open air Imber Abbey, domestic of an order of sequestered nuns. a brand new bell is being put in while all of sudden the previous bell, a mythical image of faith and magic, is rediscovered. after which issues start to switch. in the meantime the clever previous Abbess watches and prays and routines discreet authority. and everybody, or nearly each person, hopes to be stored, no matter what which can suggest. initially released in 1958, this humorous, unhappy, and relocating novel is set faith, intercourse, and the struggle among sturdy and evil. With an advent by means of A. S. Byatt.

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Castro (Profiles in Power Series) by Sebastian Balfour

By Sebastian Balfour

First released in 1990 and now up to date and multiplied, this examine is greater than a private biography: particularly, it assesses Castro's occupation from his upward thrust to energy within the drama of the Cuban Revolution throughout the tough years of independence to (in this revised textual content) its obvious twilight now. Cool yet now not unsympathetic, it avoids the simplifications of right-wing denunciation and left-wing hagiography, and the second one variation reinforces its declare to be the simplest brief creation to this debatable and charismatic determine at the moment to be had.

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Diario minimo by Umberto Eco

By Umberto Eco

Dal 1959 al 1961 curavo sul Verri una rubrica, 'Diario minimo', che intendeva raccogliere osservazioni di gown, parodie letterarie, fantasie e dissennatezze di autori vari. Alcuni pezzi, ritagli di giornale, citazioni bizzarre et similia, erano anonimi, e in step with quanto ricordo i vari collaboratori della rivista me li passavano through through according to alimentare l. a. rubrica. Essendone alimentatore in keeping with mandato, vi avevo pubblicato più di ogni altro, prima piccole moralità e poi through through pastiches letterari. Verso il 1962 Vittorio Sereni mi chiese di riunire questi miei pezzi in un quantity e siccome, a rubrica ormai estinta, 'Diario minimo' period diventato ormai quasi il nome di un genere, scelsi questo titolo in keeping with il libro che poi uscì nel 1963. los angeles storia del libro è quella che è: so che in vari dipartimenti di architettura si insegna ancora il Paradosso di Porta Ludovica, consistent with non dire della 'Fenomenologia di Mike Bongiorno', citata anche da chi non l'ha letta, tanto che mi è accaduto di vederla definita come 'un libro su', mentre si tratta di sei paginette. Ma l. a. mia propensione a tentare altri diari minimi non si è esaurita; ed ecco che, nel 1992, a distanza di quasi trent'anni ho deciso di pubblicare Il secondo diario minimo, sempre fedele all'insegna palazzeschiana del 'lasciatemi divertire'."

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The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

With an advent and Notes by way of man Reynolds, collage of Kent at Canterbury. typically thought of to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's most interesting novel, the good Gatsby is a consummate precis of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating reveal of the "Jazz Age". in the course of the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering international of the mansions which covered the manhattan shore within the Nineteen Twenties, to come across Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash yet filthy rich husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the secret that surrounds him.

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