Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales II is the second volume in the series, consisting of wonderful short stories like De Profundis , Out of the Running , and The Lord of Falconbridge .
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales is the first volume in the series, consisting of wonderful short stories like The Last Galley, The Contest, and Through the Veil.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales I is the first volume in the series, consisting of wonderful short stories like The Last Galley , The Contest , and Through the Veil .
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales is the second volume in the series, consisting of wonderful short stories like De Profundis, Out of the Running, and The Lord of Falconbridge.
В книге представлены произведения одного из самых знаменитых поэтов-романтиков Джона Китса (1795-1821). Стихотворения переведены по методу Ильи Франка (оригинал + дословный перевод + лексический комментарий). Пособие способствует эффективному освоению языка, может служить дополнением к учебной программе.
Перед вами всемирно известный роман Оскара Уайльда Портрет Дориана Грея . Несмотря на то, что роман написан в конце 19 века, по своей проблематике он остро современен, потому что его тема - Личность, мораль, ответственность, предрассудки - вечна.
Текст произведения подготовлен для уровня 4 (т.е.
для продолжающих учить английский язык верхней ступени) и снабжен комментариями. В конце книги дается англо-русский словарь.
That\'s Harris all over -so ready to take the burden of everything himself, and put it on the backs of other people. Three late-Victorian gentlemen, George, Harris and the writer himself, as well as their fox terrier Montmorency, take a trip in a boat along the River Thames to Oxford. What ensues is a hilarious journey through the English waterways, full of anecdotes and farcical incidents, with Montmorency wreaking havoc along the way. As amusing and evocative now as when it was first published, Three Men in a Boat remains one of the most enduring comic novels of the Victorian era.
They were smiting at each other as if this was the beginning of the world. The lights of Hollywood do little to distract Cecelia as she watches Monroe Stahr, wunderkind studio executive and object of her desire, descend into a reckless and ardent love affair with an auspicious starlet - an affair that threatens to destroy his reign as the Silver Screen\'s golden boy.
In this tragic tale, Fitzgerald exposes the corruption, sex and towering ambition at the dark heart of 1930s Hollywood. Unfinished at the time of his death, F.
Scott Fitzgerald bids his own poignant farewell to the themes that inspired The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night and The Beautiful and Damned.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. This volume includes the fascinating mystery novel The Parasite and two intriguing short stories: The Love Affair of George Vincent Parker and The Cabman\'s Story.
Maggie Browne, the daughter of a deceased clergyman, is encouraged to give up her own life and passions and devote herself to her brother Edward. Through the example and guidance of her mother, who dotes on Edward constantly, a young woman learns that self-sacrifice is the key to living a fulfilled life. How much personal happiness can one forgo in the name of duty and devotion to another? A complicated and touching story of familial bonds and the search for happiness by the talented contemporary of Charlotte Bronte.
In 1867 Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins collaborated to produce a stage play titled No Thoroughfare: A Drama: In Five Acts. Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, (Walter Wilding), with disastrous consequences in adulthood.
After the death of one - now a proprietor of a wine merchant\'s company - the executors, to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean - across the Alps in winter.
Danger and treachery would prevail were it not for the courage of the heroine, Marguerite, and a faithful company servant.
Роман английского писателя Дэвида Герберта Лоуренса Любовник леди Чаттерлей был написан в 1928 году и тогда же был запрещен, так как обращение к интимной стороне жизни эпатировало современников. В книге представлен неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала.
Серия English Fiction Collection состоит из лучших произведений английских и американских авторов. Читая книгу на языке оригинала, вы не только обогатите собственную лексику и научитесь чувствовать грамматический строй, но также сможете насладиться настоящим языком великих писателей и поэтов. Серия предназначена для тех, кто учит английский всерьез, кто действительно хочет знать этот красивый и многогранный язык.
Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics\' Shakespeare Series, with Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and The Merchant of Venice as its inaugural volumes, presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare\'s works.
The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. Its lyricism, comedy (both broad and subtle) and magical transformations have long made A Midsummer Night\'s Dream one of the most popular of Shakespeare\'s works.
The supernatural and the mundane, the illusory and the substantial, are all shimmeringly blended. Love is treated as tragic, poignant, absurd and farcical.
\'Lord, what fools these mortals be!\', jeers Robin Goodfellow; but the.
Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father\'s death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are beset with disappointment but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.
In the Time Traveller\'s miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes; and on again to the last days of our planet, a remote twilight where nothing moves but darkness and a cold wind. Brilliantly imaginative fiction or the shape of things to come? H.G. Well\'s masterpiece still retains it\'s power to provoke and enthral.
Edited by David Stuart Davies The Shadows of Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating collection of stories featuring detectives, criminal agents and debonair crooks from the golden age of crime fiction: a time when Sherlock Holmes was esconsced in his rooms at 221B Baker Street and London was permanently wreathed in a sinister fog. These gripping tales of mystery, suspense and clever puzzles are wonderfully entertaining and in them you will meet The Crime Doctor, Professor Augustus S.
Van Dusen - The Thinking Machine, Max Carrados - the incredible blind detective, the repulsive but brilliant Skin o\' My Teeth, and the natty, ingenious French sleuth Eugene Valmont. On the other side of the law, there are gentleman crooks Raffles and Simon Carn - the Prince of Swindlers.
The stories include:.
Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare\'s most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. He is a character so intense that he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. While being one of the early works, The Mysterious Lodger is still considered as a fine example of horror fiction classics by one of the most prominent authors of the genre.
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, but he is now best remembered for his science fiction novels. Boon is a work of literary satire. It is best known for its part in Wells\'s debate on the nature of literature with Henry James, who is caricatured in the book, but here Wells also mocks himself, calling into question and ridiculing a notion he held dear - that of humanity\'s collective consciousness.
Уильям Шекспир - один из самых значимых и таинственных писателей в мировой литературе, бесспорный мастер драматургии. Его комедии до сих пор ставят на театральных сценах во всех уголках планеты, его герои вдохновляют, поражают и влюбляют в себя миллионы людей. Как вам это понравится - одно из самых известных произведений Шекспира, в котором осуждается порочность манер и нравов аристократического общества, не потеряло своей.
This novel is the final volume of the Allan Quatermain saga. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic taduki drug, as he did in previous novels, and he finds himself reliving as Wi, an civilized man living in the barbaric ice age as part of a clan of cavemen. The novel has been noted as a treatment of the topics of eugenics and evolution in literature and culture.
The three works in this collection, all dating from Nietzsche\'s last lucid months, show him at his most stimulating and controversial: the portentous utterances of the prophet (together with the ill-defined figure of the Ubermensch) are forsaken, as wit, exuberance and dazzling insights predominate, forcing the reader to face unpalatable insights and to rethink every commonly accepted truth . Thinking with Nietzsche, in Jaspers words, means holding one s own against him, and we are indeed refreshed and challenged by the vortex of his thoughts, by concepts which test and probe. In The Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, and Ecce Homo Nietzsche writes at breakneck speed of his provenance, his adversaries and his hopes for mankind; the books are largely epigrammatic and aphoristic,.
In Red Eve Henry Raider Haggard sets a suspenseful love story against some of the most dramatic events in history, including the devastation wrought by the Black Plague. Will dashing protagonist Hugh de Cressi survive long enough to live happily ever after with his true love?
Генри Джеймс - не только один из самых известных классиков мировой литературы, но и ярчайший представитель трансатлантической культуры рубежа XIX и XX веков. Роман Вашингтонская площадь по праву считается прекрасным примером американской психологической прозы.
В центре романа - трагедия молодой наивной Кэтрин и тема поиска самого себя. Произведение отличается глубоким вниманием к деталям, точной фиксацией тончайших и едва заметных.
Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Aus-ten\'s Gothic parody. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fa-thers give the story an uncanny air, but one with a decidedly satirical twist. The story\'s heroine is Catherine Morland, an innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abhey
Серия книг Зарубежная классика - читай в оригинале - это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков. Неадаптированное издание на английском языке.
William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The adoptive daughter of a wealthy aristocrat is waiting for a profi table marriage. What hides her past? She lived in a shelter, dragged on a miserable existence and in a moment of desperation she appropriated other people\'s documents, another\'s life story. But the specter of the past breaks into a real life - a deceived miser requires an answer. Will the Princes have enough courage to turn into Cinderella, sacrifice love and wealth?
Finished can be read as a separate story, and at the same time like the third of the trilogy after Marie and Child of Storm. It narrates, through the mouth of Allan Quatermain, the consummation of the vengeance of the wizard Zikali, alias The Opener of Roads, or The-Thing-that-should-never-have-been-born, upon the royal Zulu House of which Senzangacona was the founder and Cetewayo, our enemy in the war of 1879, the last representative who ruled as a king. Although, of course, much is added for the purposes of romance, the main facts of history have been adhered to with some faithfulness.
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, but he is now best remembered for his science fiction novels. \'Tales of Space and Time is a fantasy and science fiction collection of three short stories and two novellas, including A Story of the Days To Come - a novella which depicts two lovers in a dystopian future London of the 22nd century.
David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and literary critic, one of the key writers of the early twentieth century, most famous for his criticism of rationalism and industrialization. Written after World War I and set in postwar England and Italy, the novel Aaron\'s Rod tells the story of Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines, who flees to Italy from the terrible state of England and his failing marriage. The book raises questions about social and political institutions of Lawrence\'s times and touches upon the issues of the ideologies that formed the Western World.
Wodehouse is a tonic - New Yorker. A Wodehouse pick-me-up that\'ll lift your spirits, whatever your mood.
\'Cheaper and more effective than Valium\'.* Offers \'relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour\'.
* \'Read when you\'re well and when you\'re poorly; when you\'re travelling, and when you\'re not; when you\'re feeling clever, and when you\'re feeling utterly dim.\'* Whatever your mood, P.
G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be \'the best English comic novelist of the century\'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits.
Why? Because \'Mr Wodehouse\'s idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.
\'* How? \'You don\'t analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.\'* *Olivia Williams.
Anthony Trollope (1815—1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. Is He Popenjoy? is a comic novel, which tells a story of the Marquis of Brotherton who returns to England from Italy with an Italian wife and small child who he claims as his heir, Lord Popenjoy. The plot explores, among other things the question of legitimacy and also that of the power struggles between husband and wife — a topic frequently visited by Trollope.
Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser\'s second novel and his first true commercial success. The story of love between beautiful young woman and very rich man Lester Kane.
Lester wants to marry her, but does not even suspect the secret that she keeps. Jennie has a illegitimate daughter.
Because of their difference in class, he anticipates his family\'s disapproval and decides to take her as his mistress.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Lauded by many as one of the greatest storytellers of the Victorian period, he created Queen Sheba\'s Ring, a thrilling page-turner set in exotic foreign lands. The discovery of a ring, given to the Queen of Sheba by King Solomon himself, launches this tale of romance and adventure.
David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and literary critic, one of the key writers of the early twentieth century, most famous for his criticism of rationalism and industrialization. The Boy in the Bush is a novel made in collaboration with an Australian writer Mollie Skinner. Set in Western Australia, the book covers a few years in the life of Jack Grant, who has been sent by his parents to make a new life in the pioneering colony. The book also masterfully covers the topic of juvenility and relationships with women.
The People of the Mist is a classic lost race fantasy novel. It is the tale of a British adventurer seeking wealth in the wilds of Africa, finding romance, and discovering a lost race and its monstrous god.
In the novel Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fianc?e by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery.
Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa. The protagonists seek the legendary People of the Mist, said to possess a fabulous hoard of jewels.
Генрик Ибсен - легендарный норвежский драматург, поэт и публицист XIX века, создатель новой драмы . Кукольный дом - одна из самых известных пьес Ибсена в мировой драматургии.
Обычная квартира, в которой проживает, на первый взгляд, обычная семья, оказывается кукольным домом. Но, если есть куклы, значит, должен быть и кукловод? Кто он? Мужчина или Женщина?.
. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!.
At the height of his career Charles Dickens wrote a series of sketches, mostly set in London, which he collected as The Uncommercial Traveller. In the persona of the Uncommercial, Dickens wanders the city streets and brings London, its inhabitants, commerce, and entertainment vividly to life. Sometimes autobiographical, as childhood experiences are interwoven with adult memories, the sketches include visits to the Paris Morgue, the Liverpool docks, a workhouse, a school for poor children, and the theater. They also describe the perils of travel, including seasickness, shipwreck, the coming of the railways, and the wretchedness of dining in English hotels and restaurants.
A selection of mysteries, some light-hearted, some romantic, some very deadly.
. Twelve tantalizing cases.
the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale; a newlywed\'s fear of her ex-fiance; a strange encounter on a train; a domestic murder investigation; a wild man\'s sudden personality change; a retired inspector\'s hunt for a murderess; a young woman\'s impersonation of a duchess; a necklace hidden in a basket of cherries; a mystery writer\'s arrest for murder; an astonishing marriage proposal; a soprano\'s hatred for a baritone; the case of the rajah\'s emerald. All have one thing in common: the skilful hand of Agatha Christie.
Издание полностью на английском языке. The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion.
That was until the head of the household, Aristide, was murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man\'s young widow, fifty years his junior.
But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiance of the late millionare\'s granddaughte.
A fallen woman would seem a less-than-ideal choice for a Victorian heroine. Elizabeth Gaskell courageously created just such a portrait in her Ruth. Overturning the conventional assumption that a woman once seduced is condemned to exclusion from respectable society, Gaskell draws a heroine whose emotional honesty, innate morality, and the love she shares with her illegitimate son are sufficient for redemption.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolifi c and popular American writer of the fi rst half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.
The Wing-and-Wing; Or, Le Feu-Follet is a 1842 sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The novel includes a thematic interest in religiousity and faith.
The novel also introduces metacriticism into Cooper\'s sea fi ction, as does The Sea Lions, unlike earlier novels which typically also focused on nautical and nationalist themes.
Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish novelist, best known today for his universally famous gothic novel Dracula , the main villain of which is still one of the most popular antagonists in the modern media. The Lady of the Shroud is a gothic novel that tells the story of Rupert Saint Leger.
He inherits an estate worth more than one million pounds, but on one condition: he must live for a year in his uncle\'s castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains, near the Dalmatian coast However, one night, a pale woman wearing a wet shroud visits the estate. She dries herself and stays for the night but flees before morning.
It takes several visits for Rupert to fall in love, despite believing that she is a vampire living in the crypt.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. Jude Fawley\'s hopes of a university education are lost when he is trapped into marrying the earthy Arabella, who later abandons him. Moving to the town of Christminster where he finds work as a stonemason, Jude meets and falls in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead, a sensitive, freethinking \'New Woman\'. Refusing to marry merely for the sake of religious convention, Jude and Sue decide instead to live together, but they are shunned by society and poverty soon threatens to ruin them.
Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Hide and Seek is the story about the girl named Mary - they called her Madonna, and she was deaf and dumb and beautiful as a painting by Raphael. All they did know about her identity was that she\'d lost her hearing in an accident, and the proprietor of the circus had treated her horribly, and in her cache of secret personal private things, she owned one thing as precious to her as life itself: a bracelet made of brown human hair with the initials MG tied into it.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, a dark romantic, and short story writer. Our Old Home is a collection of essays, based on Hawthorne\'s stay in England from 1853 to 1857 as American Consul in Liverpool. It was first published in the form of a series of travel papers for The Atlantic Monthly . In his essays Hawthorne aimed to show us the splendors of London, and the horrors of the poverty that so many suffered.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. A lot of his works contributed to the early growth of the science fiction genre. The Parisians is an incredible mystery novel situated in Paris.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. The Lady of Blossholme is a tale of adventure set in the time of King Henry VIII.
This was the period when King Henry was rebelling against Pope Clement VII, and when many Englishmen in the north, and many clergymen, were rebelling against Henry, in the so-called Pilgrimage of Grace. To raise needed funds for this rebellion against the king, the Spanish abbot Clement Maldon murders Cicely Foterell\'s father and tries to claim all the family\'s lands and jewels.
And Dr. Therne is a confessional story from a mad scientist obsessed with one of the great issues of his day — vaccination against epidemic diseases like smallpox.
His personal fears meet the.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. David Copperfield is a story of a young man\'s adventures on his journey from an unhappy childhood to the discovery of his calling as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora. This well-loved story invites us to share David\'s happiness and sorrow, and get to know all the fascinating people, both good and bad, he meets along the way.
R. Tolkien\'s fantasy story about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog, written before The Hobbit.
While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.
Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was Tolkien\'s first full-length children\'s book, written before The Hobbit.
Now, nearly 90 years later, the adventures of Rover or, for reasons that become clear in the story, Roverandom\' are published in this delightful pocket hardback.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Chainbearer is the second book in a trilogy starting with Satanstoe and ending with The Redskins . The novel focuses mainly on issues of land ownership and the displacement of American Indians as the United States moves Westward.
The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there\'s a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody.
Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm - and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company. After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated.
But will Lester\'s nephew John win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern\'s daughter Pat, and restore tranquillity to the idyll? It\'s a close-run thing.