Author: Michel de Montaigne
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Collections
Presents a comprehensive, single-volume collection of the essays, letters, and travelogues of the great sixteenth-century humanist and essayist in which he reflects on such topics as truth, solitude, destiny, time, pleasure, loss, and death.
The Everyman’s Library 100 Essentials brings together a selection of 100 of the bestselling titles from the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works. An enduring hardcover library of classic and contemporary works from literature to history to philosophy, Everyman’s Library editions feature original introductions, up-to-date bibliographies, and complete chronologies of the authors’ lives and works. This set includes one each of the following titles: The Aeneidby Virgil The Analectsby Confucius Animal Farmby George Orwell Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy The Arabian Nightsby Husain Haddawy The Audubon Readerby John James Audubon Belovedby Toni Morrison The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Windowby Raymond Chandler Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfoldby Evelyn Waugh The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flowerby Penelope Fitzgerald The Border Trilogyby Cormac McCarthy Brideshead Revisitedby Evelyn Waugh The Brothers Karamazovby Fyodor Dostoevsky Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer Carried Awayby Alice Munro The Castleby Franz Kafka Catch-22by Joseph Heller Collected Storiesby Raymond Chandler Collected Storiesby Roald Dahl Collected Storiesby Franz Kafka Collected Storiesby W. Somerset Maugham The Complete Henry Bechby John Updike The Complete Short Novelsby Anton Chekhov The Complete Short Storiesby Evelyn Waugh Crime and Punishmentby Fyodor Dostoevsky David Copperfieldby Charles Dickens Democracy in Americaby Alexis de Tocqueville The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes Dublinersby James Joyce Essaysby George Orwell The Garden of the Finzi-Continisby Giorgio Bassani The General in His Labyrinthby Gabriel García Márquez Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens The Handmaid’s Taleby Margaret Atwood Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad The Historiesby Herodotus A House for Mr. Biswasby V. S. Naipul The House of the Spiritsby Isabel Allende The Human Factorby Graham Greene The Iliadby Homer Jane Eyreby Charlotte Brontë Joseph and His Brothersby Thomas Mann The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playbackby Raymond Chandler Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov Love in the Time of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez Madame Bovaryby Gustave Flaubert The Magic Mountainby Thomas Mann The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius Midnight’s Childrenby Salman Rushdie The Mill on the Flossby George Eliot Moby-Dickby Herman Melville Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamableby Samuel Beckett Mr. Sampath–The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatmaby R. K. Narayan Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf My Ántoniaby Willa Cather The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco Nineteen Eighty-Fourby George Orwell The Odysseyby Homer Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Springby Penelope Fitzgerald Oliver Twistby Charles Dickens One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichby Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Gabriel García Márquez Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov A Passage to Indiaby E. M. Forster The Periodic Tableby Primo Levi
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Re-Image Publishing
Release Date: 2016-04-10
Genre: Family & Relationships
Emma Woodhouse ist eine wohlsituierte junge Dame von 21 Jahren, die mit ihrem Vater in Highbury, einem kleinen Dorf in der Nähe von London lebt. Die Woodhouses gehören zu den ersten Familien im Ort. Das Buch beginnt unmittelbar nach der von Emma arrangierten Verheiratung ihrer Erzieherin, Miss Taylor, die damit zu Mrs. Weston wird und einen gesellschaftlichen Aufstieg macht. Weil Emma die Verehelichung ihrer Erzieherin gelungen ist, sieht sie ihre Fähigkeiten auf genau diesem Gebiet, und sie sinnt nach einem neuen Arrangement, das ihr die Langeweile vertreiben soll. Ein junges Mädchen aus weniger guten Verhältnissen, Harriet Smith, erwählt sie sich als neue Freundin und als zukünftige Braut des Dorfpfarrers Mr. Elton. Sie setzt alle Hebel in Bewegung, um die beiden zusammenzubringen, obwohl ihr Schwippschwager Mr. Knightley ihr dringend von diesem Ansinnen abrät. Als Harriet einen Heiratsantrag von Mr. Knightleys Pächter Mr. Martin erhält, lehnt sie diesen auf Anraten Emmas ab, obwohl sie Mr. Martin im Stillen sehr bewundert. Doch Emma hat ihr Mr. Elton schmackhaft gemacht, und der steht natürlich weit über einem Bauern. Bei der bevorstehenden Weihnachtsfeier hofft Emma, Mr. Elton und Harriet endlich zusammenzubringen. Doch Harriet liegt mit einer schweren Halsentzündung im Bett. Mr. Elton hat nun seiner Herzdame lange genug den Hof gemacht und kommt zur Sache: Auf dem Heimweg ist er allein mit Emma in der Kutsche und macht ihr seinen Heiratsantrag. Emma ist schockiert und weist ihn mit aller Bestimmtheit zurück. Sie erfährt, dass er an Harriet gar nie interessiert war und all seine Artigkeiten allein ihr galten. Sie schwört sich, das Ehestiften bleiben zu lassen, weil sie nun in der misslichen Lage ist, Harriet diese Wendung erklären zu müssen. Mr. Elton seinerseits reist unverzüglich nach Bath, um nach kurzer Zeit verheiratet zurückzukehren: Mrs. Elton ist eine eingebildete junge Dame, die sich gerne selber lobt, aber selbst nur wenige Talente vorzuweisen hat.
From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets set has it all. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion. This set includes one each of the following titles: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington Animal Poems edited by John Hollander Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru Blake: Poems by William Blake Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown The Dance edited by Emily Fragos Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru Donne: Poems by John Donne Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington Frost: Poems by Robert Frost Garden Poems edited by John Hollander The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos Haiku edited by Peter Washington Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy Herbert: Poems by George Herbert Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young Keats: Poems by John Keats Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Love Letters edited by Peter Washington Love Poems edited by Peter Washington Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell Milton: Poems by John Milton Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson Poems by Robert Burns Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy Prayers edited by Peter Washington Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru Sonnets edited by John Hollander Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson War Poems edited by Peter Washington Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris Everyman’s Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everyman’s Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.
In his introduction to the Everyman's Library edition of the Old Testament in the King James Version, George Steiner reminds us of the literary grandeur, uniqueness, and centrality of the Bible. "What you have in hand is not a book. It is the book. That, of course, is what 'Bible' means. It is the book which, not only in Western humanity, defines the concept of a text. All our other books, however different in matter or method, relate, be it indirectly, to this book of books... "All other books, be they histories, narrations of the imaginary, codes of law, moral treatises, lyric poems, dramatic dialogues, theological-philosophic meditations, are like sparks, often, to be sure, distant, tossed by an incessant breath from a central fire. In the Western condition, but also in other parts of the planet to which the 'Good Book' has been taken, the Bible largely informs our historical and social identity... "No other book is like it; all other books are inhabited by the murmer of that distant source." Steiner underlines, as well, our great good fortune in being able to read the Bible—which has been translated in whole or in part into more than two thousand languages—in the resplendent language of seventeenth-century England. "This is the instrument of Spenser, of Shakespeare, of Bacon, of Donne and the young Milton. It encompasses the organblasts of the Queen's rhetoric, Sidney's intimacies of desire, the 'lapidary lightness' of Ben Jonson, and the compaction of the early Metaphysical poets. It can command, seduce, enchant, and think aloud as never before or since...There could not have been a moment, a climate of feeling and general discourse, more apt to engender the two foremost constructs in the language: Shakespeare and the King James Version." (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
From Chinua Achebe to Toni Morrison and Raymond Chandler to Joan Didion, the Everyman’s Library Contemporary Classics set is a collection of the finest literature of our time by award-winning and bestselling writers with new introductions and author chronologies. This set includes one each of the following titles: Animal Farmby George Orwell Belovedby Toni Morrison The Best of Wodehouseby P. G. Wodehouse The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Windowby Raymond Chandler Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfoldby Evelyn Waugh The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flowerby Penelope Fitzgerald The Border Trilogyby Cormac McCarthy Brideshead Revisitedby Evelyn Waugh The Cairo Trilogyby Naguib Mahfouz Carried Awayby Alice Munro The Castleby Franz Kafka Catch-22by Joseph Heller Collected Storiesby Franz Kafka Collected Storiesby Raymond Chandler Collected Storiesby Roald Dahl Collected Storiesby W. Somerset Maugham The Collected Worksby Kahlil Gibran The Complete Henry Bechby John Updike The Complete Short Storiesby Evelyn Waugh The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Storiesby Dashiell Hammett Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak Dublinersby James Joyce Essaysby George Orwell Ficcionesby Jorge Luis Borges The Garden of the Finzi-Continisby Giorgio Bassani The General in His Labyrinthby Gabriel García Márquez The Handmaid’s Taleby Margaret Atwood A House for Mr. Biswasby V. S. Naipaul The House of the Spiritsby Isabel Allende The Human Factorby Graham Greene If On a Winter's Night a Travelerby Italo Calvino Joseph and His Brothersby Thomas Mann The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playbackby Raymond Chandler Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov Love in the Time of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez The Magic Mountainby Thomas Mann The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett The Master and Margaritaby Mikhail Bulgakov Midnight’s Childrenby Salman Rushdie Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamableby Samuel Beckett Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatmaby R. K. Narayan Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf My Ántoniaby Willa Cather The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco Nineteen Eighty-Fourby George Orwell Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Springby Penelope Fitzgerald One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichby Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Gabriel García Márquez Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov A Passage to Indiaby E. M. Forster The Periodic Tableby Primo Levi The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essaysby Albert Camus Pninby Vladimir Nabokov A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manby James Joyce The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Storiesby James M. Cain The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver’s Seat, The Only Problemby Muriel Spark Rabbit Angstromby John Updike The Radetzky Marchby Joseph Roth Song of Solomonby Toni Morrison Sons and Loversby D. H. Lawrence Speak, Memoryby Vladimir Nabokov The Strangerby Albert Camus Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacherby R. K. Narayan The Sword of Honour Trilogy
The total number of Everyman's Library volumes that still survive somewhere in the world exceeds 70 million. Since the inception of the Library in 1906, nearly 1200 unique volumes have been published, constantly placing the world's greatest books before a large public. A few of these titles proved unpopular and were never reprinted. But most were reprinted dozens of times, packaged in numerous ways, and benefited from updated editorial work and book design over the last century. Terry Seymour has studied and researched every aspect of this great mass of books. He now captures and distills this knowledge in A Printing History of Everyman's Library 1906-1982.A critical feature, of course, is to update the various collecting factoids that have emerged since 2005 when his Guide to Collecting Everyman's Library was published. The meat of the new book, however, is the Bibliographical Entries section. Each volume that has ever been printed receives its own entry, detailing every printing, each dust jacket variation, any new introductions, updated scarcity numbers, and all relevant notes. Typically an entry contains at least six lines of information, but often much more. In essence, each entry is a story written exclusively about each volume.Armed with this resource, collectors and booksellers can know reliably everything about the Everyman's Library volume that sits on their shelf or is ready to be purchased or sold. They will see how a book fits into the total printing history of that title, and be able to describe and value the book with precision.To further enhance the value of this book, color images illustrate all of the key collecting points. An extensive index of editors, translators and artists is now included. Not just a solo effort, the Printing History has been vetted by other expert collectors, ensuring greater accuracy and comprehensiveness.
The Complete Works of W. R. Bion is now available in a coherent and corrected format. Comprising sixteen volumes bound in green cloth, this edition has been brought together and edited by Chris Mawson with the assistance of Francesca Bion. Incorporating many corrections to previously published works, it also features previously unpublished papers. Including a general index and editorial introductions to all the works, these volumes will be a useful and valuable aid to psychoanalytic scholars and clinicians, and all those interested in studying and making use of Bion's thinking.
Author: WILLIAM J. LONG
Publisher: Full Moon Publications
Release Date: 2015-12-06
William Joseph Long (1866–1952) was an American writer, naturalist and minister. He lived and worked in Stamford, Connecticut as a minister of the First Congregationalist Church. As a naturalist, he would leave Stamford every March, often with his two daughters Lois Long and Cesca, son, Brian to travel to "the wilderness" of Maine. There they would stay until the first snows of October, although sometimes he would stay all winter. In the 1920s, he began spending his summers in Nova Scotia, claiming "the wilderness is getting too crowded". He wrote of these wilderness experiences in the books Ways of Wood Folk, Wilderness Ways, Wood-folk Comedies, Northern Trails, Wood Folk at School, and many others. His earlier books were illustrated by Charles Copeland; two later ones were illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. Long believed that the best way to experience the wild was to plant yourself and sit for hours on end to let the wild "come to you; and they will!"
A collection of the major works of the celebrated poet, artist, and mystic features an array of stories, parables, prose poems, and essays that include "The Prophet," "The Wanderer," "Jesus the Son of Man," "Spirits Rebellious," and "The Gardens of the Prophet".
First published in 1902, this volume contains a detailed history of English literature beginning in the Anglo-Saxon Period and ending with contemporary literature. “A History of English Literature” is highly recommended for all students of literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: “The Anglo-Saxon Period”, “The Norman-French Period”, “The Age of Chaucer”, “The Renaissance: Non-Dramatic Literature to the Death of Spenser”, “The Renaissance: Shakespeare”, ‘The Seventeenth Century: Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Successors in the Drama”, “The Seventeenth Century: Non-dramatic Literature before the Restoration”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.