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Les Souffrances du jeune Werther

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Editor: Le Livre de Poche
ISBN: 2253163538
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Edition enrichie (Préface, notes, dossier sur l'oeuvre, chronologie et bibliographie) «Werther. Je me souviens de l’avoir lu et relu dans ma première jeunesse pendant l’hiver, dans les âpres montagnes de mon pays, et les impressions que ces lectures ont faites sur moi ne se sont jamais ni effacées ni refroidies. La mélancolie des grandes passions s’est inoculée en moi par ce livre. J’ai touché avec lui au fond de l’abîme humain... Il faut avoir dix âmes pour s’emparer ainsi de celle de tout un siècle.» À ces lignes de Lamartine pourraient s’ajouter d’autres témoignages : très tôt, le livre entre dans la légende, jusqu’au suicide, dit-on, de certains de ses lecteurs. Si à sa parution, en 1774, il établit d’un coup la réputation du jeune Goethe encore presque inconnu, s’il est rapidement traduit en français, c’est sans doute parce que, dans ce roman par lettres dont la forme est depuis longtemps familière au lecteur, la voix même du personnage fait retentir l’intransigeance de la passion, mais c’est surtout que Werther, le premier héros romantique, exprime de manière éclatante la sensibilité aussi bien que le malaise de son temps où l’individu se heurte à la société.

Engraved on Steel: History of Picture Production Using Steel Plates

Engraved on Steel: History of Picture Production Using Steel Plates Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Basil Hunnisett
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429859058
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First published in 1998, Engraved on Steel focuses on engraving and engravers, exploring the use of steel engraving in both the decorative arts and in printing, Basil Hunnisett also describes the context of the steel engraver’s work. The processes by which steel engraving became one of the most widely used forms of printing in the 19th century are described in detail as the developments in the print industry, paper manufacture and publishing that determined its history. The activities of print publishers are also examined, including those of art unions.

Love Letters of Great Men

Love Letters of Great Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ursula Doyle
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230740138
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From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a ‘delicious poison’ (William Congreve); for others, ‘a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music’ (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one’s heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven’t changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here – as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.

Faust I & II, Volume 2

Faust I & II, Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140085167X
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One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man’s pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. What results is a tour de force illustrating Goethe’s own moral and artistic development, and a symbolic, cautionary tale of Western humanity striving restlessly and ruthlessly for progress. Capturing the sense, poetic variety, and tonal range of the German original in present-day English, Stuart Atkins’s translation presents the formal and rhythmic dexterity of Faust in all its richness and beauty, without recourse to archaisms or interpretive elaborations. Featuring a new introduction by David Wellbery, this Princeton Classics edition of Faust is the definitive English version of a timeless masterpiece.

Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gustave Flaubert
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191510130
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'For certain men the stronger their desire, the less likely they are to act.' With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frédéric Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but when he pursues her to Paris the young student is unable to translate his passion into decisive action. He also finds himself distracted by the equally romantic appeal of political action in the turbulent years leading up to the revolution of 1848, and by the attractions of three other women, each of whom seeks to make him her own: a haughty society lady, a capricious courtesan, and an artless country girl. Flaubert offers a vivid and unsparing portrait of the young men of his generation, struggling to salvage something of their ideals in a city where corruption, consumerism, and a pervasive sense of disenchantment undermine all but the most compromised erotic, aesthetic, and social initiatives. Sentimental Education combines thoroughgoing irony with an impartial but unexpectedly intense sympathy in a novel whose realism competes with that of Balzac and whose innovations in narrative plot and perspective mark a turning-point in the development of literary modernism. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Physiology of Marriage

The Physiology of Marriage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Honore de Balzac
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613105703
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The Essential Goethe

The Essential Goethe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874254
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The most comprehensive one-volume collection of Goethe's writings ever published in English The Essential Goethe is the most comprehensive and representative one-volume collection of Goethe's writings ever published in English. It provides English-language readers easier access than ever before to the widest range of work by one of the greatest writers in world history. Goethe’s work as playwright, poet, novelist, and autobiographer is fully represented. In addition to the works for which he is most famous, including Faust Part I and the lyric poems, the volume features important literary works that are rarely published in English—including the dramas Egmont, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Torquato Tasso and the bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, a foundational work in the history of the novel. The volume also offers a selection of Goethe’s essays on the arts, philosophy, and science, which give access to the thought of a polymath unrivalled in the modern world. Primarily drawn from Princeton’s authoritative twelve-volume Goethe edition, the translations are highly readable and reliable modern versions by scholars of Goethe. The volume also features an extensive introduction to Goethe’s life and works by volume editor Matthew Bell. Includes: Selected poems Four complete dramas: Faust Part I, Egmont, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Torquato Tasso The complete novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship A selection from the travel journal Italian Journey Selected essays on art and literature Selected essays on philosophy and science An extensive introduction to Goethe’s life and works A chronology of Goethe’s life and times A note on the texts and translations

The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon

The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laure Murat
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602587X
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The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon is built around a bizarre historical event and an off-hand challenge. The event? In December 1840, nearly twenty years after his death, the remains of Napoleon were returned to Paris for burial—and the next day, the director of a Paris hospital for the insane admitted fourteen men who claimed to be Napoleon. The challenge, meanwhile, is the claim by great French psychiatrist Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol (1772–1840) that he could recount the history of France through asylum registries. From those two components, Laure Murat embarks on an exploration of the surprising relationship between history and madness. She uncovers countless stories of patients whose delusions seem to be rooted in the historical or political traumas of their time, like the watchmaker who believed he lived with a new head, his original having been removed at the guillotine. In the troubled wake of the Revolution, meanwhile, French physicians diagnosed a number of mental illnesses tied to current events, from “revolutionary neuroses” and “democratic disease” to the “ambitious monomania” of the Restoration. How, Murat asks, do history and psychiatry, the nation and the individual psyche, interface? A fascinating history of psychiatry—but of a wholly new sort—The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon offers the first sustained analysis of the intertwined discourses of madness, psychiatry, history, and political theory.

The Invisible Lodge

The Invisible Lodge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Paul
Editor: Good Press
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"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul (translated by Charles Timothy Brooks). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

This Little Family

This Little Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Inès Bayard
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1892746670
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AN ASTONISHING DEBUT. THE NEXT BEST READ FOR FANS OF MY DARK VANESSA. This striking debut novel inhabits the mind of a young married woman driven to extremes by disgust and dread in the aftermath of a rape. Marie and Laurent, a young, affluent couple, have settled into their large Paris apartment and decide to start trying for a baby. This picture-perfect existence is shattered when Marie is assaulted by her new boss. Deeply shaken by the attack, she discovers she is pregnant, and is convinced her rapist is the father. Marie closes herself off in a destructive silence, ultimately leading her to commit an irreparable act. In a first novel of extraordinary power and depth, Inès Bayard exposes disturbing truths about how society sees women and how women see themselves in turn.

West-Eastern Divan

West-Eastern Divan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Editor: Gingko Library
ISBN: 1909942413
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In 1814, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe read the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz in a newly published translation by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. For Goethe, the book was a revelation. He felt a deep connection with Hafiz and Persian poetic traditions, and was immediately inspired to create his own West-Eastern Divan as a lyrical conversation between the poetry and history of his native Germany and that of Persia. The resulting collection engages with the idea of the other and unearths lyrical connections between cultures. The West-Eastern Divan is one of the world’s great works of literature, an inspired masterpiece, and a poetic linking of European and Persian traditions. This new bilingual edition expertly presents the wit, intelligence, humor, and technical mastery of the poetry in Goethe’s Divan. In order to preserve the work’s original power, Eric Ormsby has created this translation in clear contemporary prose rather than in rhymed verse, which tends to obscure the works sharpness. This edition is also accompanied by explanatory notes of the verse in German and in English and a translation of Goethe’s own commentary, the “Notes and Essays for a Better Understanding of the West-Eastern Divan.” This edition not only bring this classic collection to English-language readers, but also, at a time of renewed Western unease about the other, to open up the rich cultural world of Islam.

Balzac's Shorter Fictions

Balzac's Shorter Fictions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Farrant
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191541427
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Balzac's reputation is as a novelist. But short stories make up over half La Comédie humaine, besides scores of other tales and articles. Short forms appear early in Balzac's output, and shape his work throughout his career. Balzac's Shorter Fictions looks at the whole of this corpus, at the nature of short fiction, and at how Balzac's novels developed from his stories - at the links between literary genesis and genre. It explores the roles of short fiction in Balzac's creation, its part in producing effects of virtuality and perspective, and reflects ultimately on the relationship between brevity and length in La Comédie humaine. This, the first complete English-language study of Balzac's work for over forty years, synthesizes recent research on Balzac's practice within the context of modern thought on the author. It is an indispensable book for students and scholars of Balzac, and for all those interested in prose fiction.

American Pastoral

American Pastoral Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Roth
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547415974
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American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall—of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour "Swede" Levov—a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory—comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving—and hating—America. It's a book about wanting to belong—and refusing to belong—to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral—a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement—against the indigenous American Berserk.

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