Описание: Dracula (a Gothic horror novel, first published in 1897) tells the story of the vampire Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Описание: Sense and Sensibility was first published anonymously in 1811. The novel tells the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, both of age to marry, following their life in a country cottage, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak.
Описание: The Black Arrow was first published in 1888. Being both an historical adventure novel and a romance novel, The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of Roses: the young man becomes a knight, rescues lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton.
Описание: The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens, unfinished at the time of the author's death. Though the novel is named after the character Edwin Drood, the story focuses on his uncle, choirmaster and opium addict, John Jasper, who is in love with Drood's fiancee, Rosa. The unfortunate girl has also caught the eye of a certain Neville Landless. Landless and Drood take an instant dislike to one another, and Drood later disappears under mysterious circumstances...
Описание: Tlie Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel, first published in the Strand Magazine in 1914-1915. It is a captivating mystery about the murder of a certain John Douglas with a quite unpredictable and dramatic ending.
Описание: Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a prose satire both on human nature and the "travellers tales" literary subgenre of the day. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.
Описание: New Arabian Nights, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories, containing Stevenson's first published fiction, highly acclaimed by literary critics as pioneering works in the English short story tradition.
Описание: The story of Kim (1901) unfolds against the backdrop of the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia known as The Great Came. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road."
Описание: The Moonstone is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes, i. e. in his treatment of the servants. In 1877 Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage, but the production was performed for only two months.
Описание: The Shadow Line — a short novel based at sea — was first published in 1916. It depicts the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development. Conrad also extensively uses irony by comparison in the work, with characters such as Captain Giles and the ship's «factotum» Ransome used to emphasise strengths and weaknesses of the protagonist.
Описание: Although the two parts are now published as a single work, Don Quixote, Part Two was a sequel published ten years after the original novel. While Part One was mostly farcical, the second half is more serious and philosophical about the theme of deception. Part Two of Don Quixote explores the concept of a character understanding that he is written about: an idea much explored in the 20th century.
Описание: Penguin Island (1908) is a satirical fictional history,
beginning with Christian missionary monk landing
on the island. Mostly blind and deaf monk have mistaken
auks for humans and baptized them. The God, who only
allows human to be baptized, converted the birds
into humans. Thus begins the history of Penguinia.
Описание: Lord Jim tells the story of young British seaman Jim who once showed a lack of determination and now is trying to come to turns with himself and his past. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked this novel 85th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
Описание: Paradise Regained recalls the earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost by its title, its use of blank verse, and its progression through Christian history. However, this work deals primarily with the temptation of Christ as recounted in the Gospel of Luke.
Описание: Un amour de Swann est la deuxieme partie du roman Du cote de chez Swann, le premier tome d'A la recherche du temps perdu. Se detachant de la narration a la premiere personne et de lintrigue principale car ayant pour personnage principal Charles Swann, Un amour de Swann est aussi publie comme un roman qui peut etre lu independamment du reste de l'ceuvre. En 1950, ce roman fut inclus dans la liste du Grand prix des Meilleurs romans du demi-siecle.
Описание: Das Schloss ist neben Der Verschollene (auch bekanrtt unter Amerika) und Der Process einer der drei unvollendeten Romane von Franz Kafka. Das 1922 entstandene Werk wurde 1926 von Max Brod postum veroffentlicht. Es schildert den vergeblichen Kampf des Landvermessers K. um Anerkennung seiner beruflichen und privaten Existenz durch ein geheimnisvolles Schloss und dessen Vertreter.
Описание: Soon after its publication Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) became notorious for its story of the physical (and emotional) relationship between a working class man and an upper class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words. This last of Lawrence's novels reflects his belief that men and women must overcome the deadening restrictions of industrialized society.
Описание: Предлагаемое читателю учебное пособие составлено на основе книги автора «Введение в историю философии» (СПб., 2009 г.) и представляет собой по большей части её сжатое изложение. В то же время в учебное пособие внесены соответствующие его жанру изменения.
Книга рассчитана на студентов различных специальностей — богословов, философов, религиоведов и культурологов.
Описание: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) is Joyce's first novel. Written in the modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe.
Описание: A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period.