Nunca So Aron Con La Posteridad

Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8466337172
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Todos los relatos de Raymond Chandler en un solo volumen. Las veintiséis narraciones que componen este volumen dan cuenta de los grandes personajes que surgieron de la pluma de Raymond Chandler, a veces fagocitados por la sombra del propio Marlowe, pues algunos editores decidieron cambiar indebidamente el nombre de los héroes por el del famoso detective privado. Para esta edición, hemos recuperado las identidades originales que salieron de la mente de autor, ofreciendo de este modo una panorámica total de su amplio espectro creativo. Por esa misma razón, el libro incorpora sus incursiones en otros subgéneros como el relato fantástico, el literario y la novela gótica. Se suman así veintiséis relatos que son veintiséis puertas de entrada perfectas para un universo donde el misterio y la crudeza, pero también el genio y la agudeza, pasean de la mano. Paul Auster dijo... «Chandler inventó una nueva forma de hablar sobre Estados Unidos, y desde entonces ha logrado transformar nuestra mirada.»

Sophie S World

Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804270
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Go Ask Alice

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671664581
Size: 61.53 MB
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A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.

The Annotated Big Sleep

Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 080416889X
Size: 79.53 MB
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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466835036
Size: 11.91 MB
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Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only. Steppenwolf is Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Size: 34.28 MB
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781548295868
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Love is in the air when five sisters discover that a wealthy and eligible bachelor is suddenly within reach. But it is his friend, the haughty Mr. Darcy, who becomes smitten. Unfortunately for him, the object of his affection is not so easily swayed.One of the most popular characters in English literature, Elizabeth Bennet is intelligent, witty, well-spoken and ahead of her time. If the terrible rumors about Mr. Darcy are true, he doesn't stand a chance. Yet not all gossip is to be believed when marriage, money, and reputations are on the line. Will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy circumvent her haste, his ego, and society's expectations to find love?

Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770486399
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In 1848, Henry David Thoreau twice delivered lectures in Concord, Massachusetts, on “the relationship of the individual to the state.” The essay now known as Civil Disobedience is a significant and widely admired contribution to abolitionist literature, as well as an anti-war tract, but Thoreau’s focus is less on political organization and solidarity than it is on personal choice and individual responsibility. Cultivating personal integrity in the face of political injustice is the project Thoreau defends in Civil Disobedience; this focus has made the work highly influential for twentieth- and twenty-first-century political movements. Bob Pepperman Taylor’s new Introduction explains the work’s specific political context, helping readers to understand the text as Thoreau wrote it. The edition also offers a number of historical documents on Thoreau’s abolitionism; the war with Mexico; and Thoreau’s philosophical development in relation to other thinkers.