Conrad : Le voyageur de l'inquiétude

By Olivier Weber

Ce livre est une prom littéraire pour rendre hommage à Conrad, et surtout pour régler ma dette envers l'illustre voyageur. De belles biographies existent, mais il me semblait qu'il manquait une lucarne dans le bateau Conrad, celle qui ouvre sur son inquiétude, ses affres puisées ou détruites dans le mouvement de ses escapades maritimes, et le mouvement, intemporel, de l'âme, décrit par l. a. plume. Une somme de tourments qui ont malesé Conrad des ports plus ou moins bien fréquentés, des rixes de ponts, des tempêtes de l'Atlantique et des avanies de mers chaudes jusqu'à l'écritoire, ce lieu d'autres ouragans où guettent à l. a. fois los angeles rédemption et le naufrage.

Trois clés sont indispensables : le mystery de l'écriture, los angeles faute et l. a. foi en l'homme."

Conrad, d'origine polonaise, est né en Russie en 1857. Mais il va être l'un des plus grands auteurs anglais du XXe siècle. Orphelin, mousse à 17 ans à Marseille, capitaine à 30, ce polyglotte décide d'écrire dans los angeles langue de sa nouvelle patrie. los angeles Folie Almayer, Au coeur des ténèbres, Typhon, Lord Jim... Son oeuvre, qui ne saurait être réduite au roman de mer, est significant, profonde et sombre.

Olivier Weber, écrivain-voyageur et grand reporter (Prix Joseph Kessel, Prix de l'Aventure, Prix Albert Londres), est notamment l'auteur du Faucon afghan, du Grand festin de l'Orient, du Barbaresque et, aux éditions Arthaud, de Kessel, le nomade éternel. Ses romans et récits de voyages ont été traduits en une dizaine de langues.

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Emma: 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The end result of Jane Austen’s genius, a gleaming comedy of affection and marriage—now in a beautiful 200th-anniversary Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
 
Beautiful, smart, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material together with her lifestyles and sees no use for both love or marriage. not anything, notwithstanding, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her pal Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her conscientiously laid plans quickly resolve and feature outcomes that she by no means anticipated. With its imperfect yet fascinating heroine and its witty and refined exploration of relationships, Emma is usually visible as Jane Austen’s so much wonderful work.

This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation celebrates 2 hundred years of Austen’s liked novel. With a gorgeous hide designed by way of illustrator Dadu Shin and entire notes drawing particularly from the Jane Austen assortment at Goucher university, this is often an version to be precious via scholars and creditors alike.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Measure for Measure (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean re-creation of this strong play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality in any respect degrees of society. This quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 pages of specific beneficial properties, including:
 
• an unique creation to degree for Measure
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with important evidence in regards to the work
• statement on prior and present productions according to interviews with prime administrators, actors, and designers
• photos of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for college students, theater pros, and basic readers, those sleek and available variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new general in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Love's Labour's Lost (HarperPerennial Classics)

By William Shakespeare

While Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and his partners swear off of the corporate of ladies for 3 years with a purpose to research and speedy, they locate themselves entirely unprepared for the inability of lady corporation. And whilst the Princess of France and her girls arrive, Ferdinand and his lords locate themselves beguiled through the attractive ladies with comedic consequences.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. greatly well known in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impact on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a origin for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed strains of debate became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennialClassics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in e-book creation and celebrating analyzing in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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La mort s'invite à Pemberley

By P. D. James

Rien ne semble devoir troubler l'existence ordonnée et protégée de Pemberley, le domaine ancestral de los angeles famille Darcy, dans le Derbyshire, ni perturber le bonheur conjugal de l. a. maîtresse des lieux, Elizabeth Darcy. Elle est l. a. mère de deux charmants bambins; sa soeur préférée, Jane, et son mari, Bingley, habitent à moins de trente kilomètres de là; et son père adulé, Mr Bennet, vient régulièrement en visite, attiré par l'imposante bibliothèque du château. Mais cette félicité se trouve soudain menacée lorsque, à los angeles veille du bal d'automne, un drame contraint les Darcy à recevoir sous leur toit l. a. jeune soeur d'Elizabeth et son mari, que leurs frasques passées ont rendu indésirables à Pemberley. Avec eux s'invitent los angeles mort, l. a. suspicion et l. a. résurgence de rancunes anciennes.

Dans La mort s'invite à Pemberley, Phyllis Dorothy James associe sa longue ardour pour l'oeuvre de Jane Austen à son expertise d'auteur de romans policiers pour imaginer une suite à Orgueil et Préjugés et camper avec brio une intrigue à suspense. Elle allie une grande fidélité aux personnages d'Austen au plus pur kind de ses romans policiers, ne manquant pas, selon son habitude, d'aborder les problèmes de société - ici, ceux de l'Angleterre du début du XIXe siècle.
Un roman qui enchantera les nombreux admirateurs de Jane Austen et comblera ceux de P.D. James.

Née en 1920, Phyllis Dorothy James a exercé des fonctions à los angeles part criminelle du domestic workplace avant de se consacrer entièrement à l'écriture. Mélange d'understatement britannique et de sadisme, d'analyse sociale et d'humour, ses romans lui ont valu d'être sacrée «nouvelle reine du crime»

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What I Saw in America

By G. K. Chesterton

An enduring portrait of America’s virtues and vices as visible by way of one in every of England’s maximum thinkers

After wasting his brother within the nice battle, a stricken and depressed G. okay. Chesterton accepts a call for participation to affix a lecture journey that would take him around the usa for the 1st time. half travelogue, half exploration of the yankee scan, What I observed in America starts with a guy of letters attempting to reconcile his religion with the atrocities and ethical dilemmas of conflict and expands into an illuminating attention of the restrictions of capitalism, the concept that of yank exceptionalism, and the way forward for the democratic system.
 
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Pride and Prejudice (Illustrated Edition) (The Novels of Jane Austen)

By Jane Austen, C.E. Brock

Overview

This specific version of Pride and Prejudice contains the well-known illustrations through Henry Matthew Brock, initially created in 1898. Brock and his brothers have been all profitable illustrators of the day and sometimes posed for every different utilizing costumes, props and furnishings of their Cambridge studio. Brock's older brother Charles additionally illustrated different versions of delight and Prejudice, and joined him in illustrating different Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions.

Pride and Prejudice used to be released anonymously in 1813. It used to be Jane Austen's moment novel and have become her most well-liked. thought of via many to be the first actual romance novel, the e-book positive factors Elizabeth, an independent-minded heroine, and Darcy, a gloomy, brooding, wealthy, good-looking hero. Jane Austen's wit and perception into human nature are mythical and make delight and Prejudice a ebook to be savored many times again.

Pride and Prejudice is the deceptively uncomplicated tale of Elizabeth Bennet, moment eldest of 5 single daughters of an affable nation gentleman and a truly foolish woman whose challenge in lifestyles is to marry them off. whilst a prosperous younger guy strikes into the local, he brings with him his good friend Mr. Darcy, who falls in love with Elizabeth - a lot to his personal chagrin - after insulting her and incomes the derision of the full local. the need for either one of them to beat their satisfaction and spot one another for the folks they are surely is the spine of an everlasting comedy of manners and love tale.

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The Romance of the Forest (Oxford World's Classics)

The Romance of the Forest (1791) heralded a big surge within the acclaim for Gothic novels, in a decade that integrated Ann Radcliffe's later works, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
Set in Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and severe oppression, the unconventional follows the destiny of its heroine Adeline, who's mysteriously positioned less than the safety of a kinfolk fleeing Paris for debt. They take safe haven in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, the place sinister relics of the earlier - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are came upon in hid rooms. Adeline unearths herself on the mercy of the abbey's owner, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions eventually strength her to consider break out to far away areas.
wealthy in allusions to aesthetic conception and to shuttle literature, The Romance of the Forest can also be focused on present philosophical debate and examines platforms of idea primary to the highbrow lifetime of past due eighteenth-century Europe.
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different important positive factors, together with professional introductions through prime gurus, valuable notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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