Author: Michel de Montaigne
Publisher: Everyman Publishers
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592
Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) was the first to use the term 'essay'a to refer to the form he pioneered and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his masterly and engaging writings, his subjects ranging from proper conversation and good reading, to the raising of children and the endurance of pain, from solitude, destiny, time and custom, to truth, consciousness, and death. Having stood the test of time, his essays continue to influence writers nearly five hundred years later. Also included in this complete edition of his works are Montaigne's letters and travel journal, fascinating records of the experiences and contemplations that would shape and infuse his essays. Montaigne speaks to us always in a personal voice in which his virtues of tolerance, moderation, and understanding are dazzlingly manifest. Donald M. Frame's masterful translation is widely acknowledged to be the classic English version.
Author: George Herbert
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2004-10-07
George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century 'metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of 'The Pulley' and the formal experimentation of 'Easter Wings' and 'Paradise', to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in 'The Collar' and 'Redemption', the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.
A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.
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
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".
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Aanton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Steppe–the most lyrical of the five–is an account of a nine-year-old boy’s frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures–a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility–on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov’s work.