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El presente volumen recoge las tres colecciones de relatos que completan en canon holmesiano: El regreso de Sherlock Holmes (1907), Su último saludo (1917) y El archivo de Sherlock Holmes (1927). Tras volver de una muerte que nunca tuvo lugar, Holmes sigue resolviendo los casos más complicados. En «La aventura de l. a. caja de cartón», por ejemplo, debe encontrar al remitente de un terrible paquete que contiene dos orejas humanas. En otras ocasiones, tiene que impedir sucesos casi inevitables, como en «Su último saludo», donde una peligrosa arma no puede caer en manos del enemigo a las puertas de los angeles Gran Guerra. O en «La aventura de l. a. melena de león» donde él mismo narra, mientras disfruta de un merecido retiro en Sussex, cómo atrapó a un extraño animal homicida.
Esta edición, que se abre con un estudio introductorio de Andreu Jaume, pretende homenajear el empeño editorial de Esther Tusquets, cuyo proyecto de publicar el canon holmesiano quedó interrumpido. Juan Camargo, experto en novela de masas europea y americana, ha completado los angeles hard work traductora.
«El trabajo es el mejor antídoto contra los angeles pena, mi querido Watson -dijo-, y tenemos uno para ambos esta noche.»
By Edith Nesbit
Jerry, Jimmy, and Cathy bump into a mysterious citadel with a gorgeous princess asleep within the backyard. The princess is absolutely Mabel, the housekeeper's niece, who's merely pretending to be royalty. but if she exhibits them a mystery room choked with treasure the place they find a magical ring, attraction turns into a truth.
Robert Graves starts anew the tumultuous lifetime of the Roman who turned emporer regardless of himself. Captures the energy, attractiveness, and decadence of the Roman international on the element of its decline.
By J.L. Carr
In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the good conflict and a damaged marriage, arrives within the distant Yorkshire village of Oxgodby the place he's to revive a lately came across medieval mural within the neighborhood church. dwelling within the bell tower, surrounded by means of the resplendent nation-state of excessive summer time, and laboring on a daily basis to discover an nameless painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin reveals that he himself has been restored to a brand new, and hopeful, attachment to existence. yet summer season ends, and with the paintings performed, Birkin needs to go away. Now, lengthy after, as he displays at the passage of time and the ability of artwork, he unearths in his stories a few comfort for all that has been misplaced.
By L. Frank Baum
This absolutely annotated quantity collects 3 of Baum's fourteen oz. novels during which he constructed his utopian imaginative and prescient and which garnered a tremendous and constant following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a number of different characters. The Emerald urban of Oz (1910) reveals Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to ounces simply because the depraved Nome King is plotting to overcome its humans. In Baum's ultimate novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma attempt to hinder a conflict among the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping right into a deeply rooted wish in himself and his unswerving readers to stay in a calm nation which values the sharing of abilities and presents, Baum's ingenious construction, like every nice utopian literature, holds out the prospect for switch. additionally integrated is a variety of the unique illustrations via W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.
The 10 tales accumulated jointly in The Tomorrow-Tamer are Margaret Laurence’s first released fiction. Set in raucous and sometimes terrifying Ghana, the place glossy Jaguars and glossy jazz jostle for eminence opposed to fetish figures, tribal rites, and the unchanging beat of jungle drums, the tales inform of people, eu and African, attempting to come to phrases with the scary global led to by means of the country’s new freedom.
With a similar compassion and realizing she might convey to her later fiction set in Canada, Laurence succeeds brilliantly in taking pictures the ambience of a continent and of person women and men suffering for survival lower than the influence of the wind of change.
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By Diogenes of Sinope
Diogenes the Cynic is better remembered this present day for having lived in a storage-jar, and strolling the streets with a lamp in sunlight, trying to find a decent guy. Such tales shaped a part of a wealthy culture of sayings and anecdotes; his biting wit and kooky behaviour have been mythical, and it used to be through those oft-repeated and decorated aphorisms that his ethical teachings have been transmitted. He scorned the conventions of civilized existence, and his ascetic way of life and caustic reviews gave expression to the Cynic philosophy that during flip prompted Stoicism.
This detailed version additionally covers Diogenes' rapid successors, reminiscent of Crates, his spouse Hipparchia, and the witty ethical preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaic tuition, based by way of Aristippos, a pleasure-loving buddy of Socrates, whole the quantity, including a range of apocryphal letters. an awesome compendium of Socratic ethical philosophy, this pleasing quantity opens a window directly to a few strangely sleek attitudes.
Written 400 years sooner than the delivery of Christ, this certain modern account of the fight among Athens and Sparta stands a good chance of satisfying the author's formidable declare that the paintings "was performed to final forever." The conflicts among the 2 empires over transport, exchange, and colonial enlargement got here to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the total Greek global was once plunged into 27 years of battle. Thucydides utilized a keenness for accuracy and a contempt for fantasy and romance in compiling this exhaustively genuine checklist of the disastrous clash that at last ended the Athenian empire.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.
By Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu Qingchun
A saga of ruthless ambition, homicide, and lust, this vintage novel—admired in its personal time for its literary characteristics and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age—lays naked the rivalries inside a prosperous relations whereas chronicling its upward thrust and fall.
This variation incorporates a new creation through Robert Hegel of Washington college, and comprises the full textual content as translated by way of Clement Egerton with the help of Shu Qingchun, who as Lao She turned some of the most in demand chinese language writers of the 20 th century.