Download E-books Der Hund der Baskervilles: Kriminalroman (German Edition) PDF

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Auf dem Landsitz der Familie Baskerville in Dartmoor stirbt Sir Charles Baskerville unter mysteriösen Umständen. Sir Henry Baskerville, sein Bruder und Erbe, und Dr. Mortimer, der Arzt des Verstorbenen, bitten Sherlock Holmes und seinen Freund Dr. Watson um Hilfe. Holmes erfährt von Mortimer, dass der Arzt am Tatort die Fußspuren eines riesigen Hundes gefunden hat, und dass Charles Baskerville dort auf jemand gewartet haben muss. Noch in London erhält Sir Henry einen anonymen short, der ihn vor dem Moor warnt. Holmes schickt Dr. Watson zu Sir Henry nach Baskerville corridor, weil er befürchtet, dass auch dieser von dem Hund angegriffen werden könnte. Auf dem Landsitz passieren seltsame Dinge. Des Öfteren wird Dr. Watson von fürchterlichen Geräuschen aus dem Schlaf gerissen. Aus dem nahe gelegenen Zuchthaus Dartmoor ist ein gefährlicher Serienmörder ausgebrochen, der sich im Sumpf verborgen halten soll. Die Nachbarn von Sir Henry und auch der Diener der Baskervilles verhalten sich seltsam. Eines Nachts sieht Dr. Watson ein unheimliches Licht über dem Moor, und als er der Spur folgt, erblickt er auf einem Felsenturm vor dem leuchtenden Hintergrund des Mondes den schwarzen Schattenriss eines Unbekannten.

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Download E-books The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By J.G. Farrell

Singapore, 1939: lifestyles at the eve of worldwide battle II seriously is not what it was once for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore's oldest and strongest enterprise. irrespective of how forcefully the police holiday one strike, the natives pass on strike in different places. His daughter retains entangling herself with the main incorrect beaus, whereas her meant fit, the son of Blackett's associate, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of countries and a vegetarian. enterprise should be booming—what with the conflict in Europe, the Allies are determined for rubber and helpless to withstand Blackett's price-fixing and marketplace manipulation—but whatever is incorrect. not anyone suspects that the area of the British Empire, of fastened limitations among sessions and international locations, is set to come to a negative end.


A love tale and a conflict tale, a tragicomic story of a urban below siege and a loss of life lifestyle, The Singapore Grip completes the “Empire Trilogy” that begun with Troubles and the Booker prize-winning Siege of Krishnapur.

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Download E-books The Last Man (Wordsworth Classics) PDF

With an creation and Notes by means of Dr Pamela Bickley, The Godolphin and Latymer college, previously of Royal Holloway, collage of London The final guy is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic delusion of the tip of human civilisation. Set within the overdue twenty-first century, the radical unfolds a sombre and pessimistic imaginative and prescient of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven along with her futuristic topic, Mary Shelley accommodates idealised photos of Shelley and Byron, but rejects Romanticism and its religion in paintings and nature. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was once the single daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, writer of Vindication of the Rights of lady, and the unconventional thinker William Godwin. Her mom died ten days after her start and the younger baby was once informed via touch along with her father's highbrow circle and her personal interpreting. She met Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1812; they eloped in July 1814. in the summertime of 1816 she begun her first and most famed novel, Frankenstein. 3 of her teenagers died in early infancy and in 1822 her husband used to be drowned. Mary lower back to England along with her surviving son and wrote novels, brief tales and bills of her travels; she was once the 1st editor of P.B.Shelley's poetry and verse.

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Download E-books A Laodicean (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Thomas Hardy

The daughter of a filthy rich railway mogul, Paula strength inherits De Stancy fortress, an historic fort short of modernization. She commissions George Somerset, a tender architect, to adopt the paintings. Somerset falls in love with Paula yet she, the Laodicean of the name, is torn among his admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking angle. Paula's vacillation, even though, is not just romantic. Her ambiguity relating to faith, politics and social development is a mirrored image of the author's personal. This new Penguin Classics variation of Hardy's textual content includes an creation and notes that remove darkness from and make clear those topics, and attracts parallels among the textual content and the author's lifestyles and views.

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 an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Timon of Athens: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens has struck many readers as tough and unpolished, maybe even unfinished, even though to others it has seemed as Shakespeare's such a lot profound tragic allegory. defined via Coleridge as "the stillborn dual of King Lear," the play has however proved brilliantly powerful in functionality during the last thirty or 40 years.

This variation accepts and contributes to the becoming scholarly consensus that the play isn't really Shakespeare's solo paintings, yet is the results of his collaboration with Thomas Middleton, who wrote a few 3rd of it. The editors provide an account of the method of collaboration and speak about different ways in which every one writer contributes to the play's relentless examine the corruption and greed of society. they supply, in addition, distinctive annotation of the textual content and discover the wide variety of serious and theatrical interpretations that the play has engendered. Tracing either its satirical and tragic lines, their creation provides a viewpoint at the play's meanings that mixes cautious elucidation of ancient context with research of its relevance to modern day society. an in depth and well-illustrated account of the play's construction heritage generates a wealthy feel of ways the play can converse to diversified ancient moments in particular and lucrative methods.

The Arden Shakespeare has constructed a name because the pre-eminent serious version of Shakespeare for its unprecedented scholarship, mirrored within the thoroughness of every quantity. An advent comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the heritage and tradition that surrounded and encouraged Shakespeare on the time of its writing and function, and heavily surveying severe ways to the paintings. unique appendices handle difficulties like courting and casting, and examine the differing 4to and Folio assets. a whole remark by way of a number of of the play's greatest modern students illuminates the textual content, glossing unexpected phrases and drawing from an abundance of analysis and services to give an explanation for allusions and critical historical past details. hugely informative and available, Arden deals the fullest event of Shakespeare on hand to a reader.

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Download E-books Twenty-One Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

By Graham Greene

In 'The Basement Room' a small boy witnesses an occasion that blights his complete existence. just like the different tales during this ebook (written among 1929 and 1954), it hinges at the topics that dominate Graham Greene's novels—fear, pity and violence, pursuit, betrayal and man's stressed look for salvation. a number of the tales are comic—poor Mr Maling's belly mysteriously declares all types of sounds; others are wryly sad—a younger indiscretion catches up with Mr Carter in 'The Blue Film'. they are often deeply stunning: in 'The Destructors' a gang of kids systematically destroys a man's residence. but others are hauntingly tragic—a unusual courting among twins that reaches its climax at a kid's occasion. regardless of the temper, each is a compelling leisure and unmistakably the paintings of 1 of the best storytellers of the century.

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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Painted Veil PDF

By W. Somerset Maugham

Set in England and Hong Kong within the Twenties, The Painted Veil is the tale of the attractive yet love-starved Kitty Fane. whilst her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the guts of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her early life and the small yet powerful society she fought so difficult to realize in Hong Kong, she is pressured through her awakening judgment of right and wrong to re-examine her existence and tips on how to love.

The Painted Veil is a fantastically written confirmation of the human ability to develop, to alter, and to forgive.

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