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By Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of technology (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully designated and hugely enjoyable satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean pupil Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, directly lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males could have any variety of aspects, looking on their social status.
Through unusual occurrences that carry him into touch with a bunch of geometric kinds, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one measurement) and Pointland (no dimensions) and eventually entertains concepts of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a progressive inspiration for which he's back to his two-dimensional international. Charmingly illustrated via the writer, Flatland is not just attention-grabbing analyzing, it truly is nonetheless a chief fictional creation to the idea that of the a number of dimensions of house. "Instructive, pleasing, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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Past strong and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the long run is a e-book through thinker Friedrich Nietzsche, first released in 1886. It attracts on and expands the information of his earlier paintings, hence Spoke Zarathustra, yet with a extra severe and polemical method. In past strong and Evil, Nietzsche accuses previous philosophers of missing severe feel and blindly accepting dogmatic premises of their attention of morality. particularly, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical platforms upon the religion that the great guy is the other of the evil guy, instead of only a varied expression of an analogous simple impulses that locate extra direct expression within the evil guy. The paintings strikes into the world "beyond sturdy and evil" within the feel of abandoning the conventional morality which Nietzsche topics to a damaging critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative process that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of information and the perilous situation of the trendy person.

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By Franz Kafka, Mark Harman

Translated and with a preface via Mark Harman

Left unfinished by way of Kafka in 1922 and never released until eventually 1926, years after his demise, The citadel is the haunting story of K.’s relentless, unavailing fight with an inscrutable authority that allows you to achieve entry to the fortress. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the in moderation punctuated unique manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation finds degrees of comedy, power, and visible energy formerly unknown to English language readers.

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Download E-books Der kleine Prinz. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Kinder-Buch: ab 8 Jahre (German Edition) PDF

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Der kleine Prinz, die weltbekannte Geschichte von Antoine de Saint-Exupéry um Freundschaft, Liebe, Glück und Menschlichkeit mit den Original-Illustrationen des Verfassers übersetzt aus dem französischen Original

Während der movie 2015 im Dezember in den Kinos startet, erfreut sich gerade die Originalgeschichte von Saint-Exupéry, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene tief im Herzen berührt, großer Beliebtheit:
Auf seiner Reise von Planet zu Planet trifft der kleine Prinzin der afrikanischen Wüste auf einen notgelandeten Piloten. Nach und nach offenbart ihm der kleine Prinz das Geheimnis seiner Herkunft und berichtet von seiner Rose, seinen Erlebnissen bei den »großen Leuten« und seiner Freundschaft mit dem Fuchs. Dabei entfaltet er seine ganze Lebensweisheit um echte Freundschaft, Liebe, Glück und Menschlichkeit. »Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut.«

Eines der beliebtesten Bücher weltweit

Der kleine Prinz ist weltweit eines der am meisten gelesenen Büchern. Es wurde in über two hundred Sprachen und Dialekte übersetzt und hat eine Auflage von über a hundred and forty Millionen Exemplaren erreicht. Damit gehört das Märchen von Antoine de Saint-Exupéry auf Platz 17 der am meisten gedruckten Bücher weltweit.

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"Und hier ist mein Geheimnis", sagte der Fuchs, "es ist ganz einfach."
"Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen intestine, das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar."

Mit zwei Jahren machte ich meine erste existenzphilosophische Erfahrung. Cornelia, Spielgefährtin im Sandkasten, zeigte mir, wie sich die Erde auf die Sandschaufel wellte, wenn guy sie langsam genug in den Boden schob. Von da an verbrachte ich Stunden, es ihr gleichzutun. Das lustvolle Gefühl, mit dem ich mich immer aufs neue daran machte, spüre ich heute noch.

Ähnlich erging es mir mit Exupérys Der kleine Prinz. Ich las sein Büchlein und verstand, daß er etwas verstanden hatte. Die Behutsamkeit, mit der der Autor erzählt, hat etwas Filigranes, das sich trotz aller Zartheit als powerful erweist. guy kann sich verlassen. Ich erinnere mich noch genau: Ich gönnte mir immer nur wenige Seiten, aus Angst, daß es zu schnell zu Ende gelesen sei. Zu wertvoll waren mir die Wörter, Sätze und Bilder.

Allein die erste Begegnung mit Der kleine Prinz: Seine kurzen Kommentare zu den Zeichnungen des Ich-Erzählers ließen alles wie selbstverständlich vor meinem inneren Auge erscheinen. Jedes noch so krakelige Bild struggle lebendig.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry schrieb nicht um des Schreibens willen. Ihm ging es immer um die Menschen, für die er sich seine Texte ausdachte. Er wollte dazu beitragen, "dem Leben einen Sinn [zu] geben". Er wollte einen Halt, eine Richtung vermitteln. Dies ist ihm mit dem Kleinen Prinzen auf exzellente Weise gelungen. Seine Fragen an die Welt, seine Erfahrungen mit ihr, machen am Ende deutlich: guy sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut.

Der kleine Prinz macht Mut, sich in unserer, auf Gewinnstreben und Oberflächlichkeit ausgerichteten, Welt auf das zu konzentrieren, was once wirklich zählt: Freundschaft, Mitmenschlichkeit und sich Zeit für die kleinen Dinge im Leben nehmen. Sie sind das Größte. --Anne Hauschild

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Download E-books Moby-Dick (Macmillan Collector's Library) PDF

By Herman Melville

Journey to the guts of the ocean with this larger-than-life classic.

Regarded as a good American Novel, "Moby Dick" is the last word story of looking vengeance.

Narrated through the workforce member Ishmael, this epic whaling event follows the group of the "Pequod," as its captain, Ahab, descends deeper and deeper into insanity on his quest to discover and kill the white whale that maimed him. past the surface--of send lifestyles, whaling, and the search for the elusive Moby Dick--are allegorical references to life--and even the universe--in this masterpiece via Herman Melville.

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound variation good points an elastic closure and a brand new creation by means of Christopher McBride.

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Download E-books The Jungle Books (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Books could be considered as vintage tales advised through an grownup to kids. yet in addition they represent a fancy literary murals within which the full of Kipling's philosophy of existence is expressed in miniature. they're most sensible recognized for the `Mowgli' tales; the story of a toddler deserted and taken up by means of wolves, trained within the methods and secrets and techniques of the jungle through Kaa the python, Baloo the endure, and Bagheera the black panther.

The tales, a mix of myth, fable, and magic, are underpinned through Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the topic of self-discovery, and the character of the `Law'.

concerning 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 cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable positive aspects, together with professional introductions through prime experts, important notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.

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Download E-books Life on the Mississippi (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Mark Twain

He used to be Sam Clemens, steamboat pilot, earlier than he used to be Mark Twain, recognized writer. His better-known identify originated with the lingo of navigation, and masses of his writing was once expert via his shipboard adventures on one of many world's nice rivers. during this vintage of yankee literature, Twain bargains full of life reminiscences starting from his salad days as a amateur pilot to perspectives from the passenger deck within the twilight of the river culture’s heyday.
Under the tutelage of the main celebrated pilot at the Mississippi, younger Twain acquires the talents to navigate a regularly altering riverscape, keeping off power collisions with different boats and traversing winding channels in the dark. The bright and ever-engaging narrative encompasses stories of riverside city feuds, the pro vicissitudes of a riverboat gambler, dramatic money owed of lifestyles in Vicksburg because the urban lay lower than siege in the course of the Civil warfare, and lots of different scenes from a now-vanished lifestyle. those antebellum visions tackle a bittersweet forged with the author's postwar go back to the sector, while railroad festival has principally doomed the industrial steamboat and the outdated methods of lifestyles are passing into history.
A testimonial to Twain's reputation because the preferred stand-up comedian of his day, those recollections crackle with comedian anecdotes and full of life witticisms. Engrossing and interesting, this quantity will captivate devotees of Twain, steamboat buffs, enthusiasts of Americana, and scholars of yank literature.

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Download E-books El Robinson Suizo (GRANDES CLASICOS) PDF

Grandes Clásicos Literatura Random condo rescata una de las mejores historias sobre naufragios y supervivencia, en una edición de colección revisada e ilustrada.

Este clásico imprescindible de l. a. literatura alemana del siglo XIX forma parte de los angeles larga tradición de l. a. literatura well known y de aventuras. En ella se narra los angeles supervivencia de toda una familia en una exótica isla desierta después de haber naufragado ante sus costas.

Inspirado por el Robinson Crusoe de Daniel Defoe, el pastor suizo Johann Wyss ideó esta historia para entretener y educar a sus hijos. Precisamente fue uno de ellos, Johann Rudolf, quien en 1812 se encargó de editar y publicar los angeles novela de su padre, y el éxito fue inmediato.

Después de una infinidad de traducciones y adaptaciones, recuperamos este clásico en una nueva edición revisada e ilustrada.

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Download E-books Zorba the Greek PDF

By Nikos Kazantzakis

A gorgeous new translation of the vintage book—and foundation for the liked Oscar-winning film—brings the readability and sweetness of Kazantzakis’s language and tale alive.

First released in 1946, Zorba the Greek, is, on one hand, the tale of a Greek operating guy named Zorba, a passionate lover of lifestyles, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to paintings in a lignite mine, and the lads and girls of the city the place they settle. nevertheless it's the tale of God and guy, The satan and the Saints; the fight of fellows to discover their souls and function in lifestyles and it really is approximately love, braveness and faith.

Zorba has been acclaimed as one of many really memorable creations of literature—a personality created on an incredible scale within the culture of Falstaff and Sancho Panza. His years haven't dimmed the gusto and amazement with which he responds to all existence deals him, no matter if he's operating within the mine, confronting mad clergymen in a mountain monastery, embellishing the stories of his existence or making like to keep away from sin. Zorba’s lifestyles is wealthy with the entire joys and sorrows that residing brings and his instance awakens within the narrator an figuring out of the genuine that means of humanity. this can be one of many maximum life-affirming novels of our time.

Part of the trendy literary canon, Zorba the Greek, has completed common overseas acclaim and popularity. This re-creation translated, without delay from Kazantzakis’s Greek unique, is a extra trustworthy rendition of his unique language, rules, and tale, and offers Zorba because the writer intended him to be.

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