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.
In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideas-his desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in language - are as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever.
В книге представлено одно из лучших произведений Роберта Льюиса Стивенсона (1850-1894) - повесть "Берег Фалеза". История смертельной вражды двух англичан, оказавшихся в "земном раю" далекого тихоокеанского острова, тесно переплетенная с таинственным миром верований и обычаев туземцев, была написана писателем под впечатлением пребывания на архипелаге Самоа в конце жизни.Текст повести адаптирован (без упрощения текста оригинала) по методу Ильи Франка. Уникальность метода заключается в том, что запоминание слов и выражений происходит за счет их повторяемости, без заучивания и необходимости использовать словарь.Пособие способствует эффективному освоению языка, может служить дополнением к учебной программе. Предназначено для широкого круга лиц, изучающих английский язык и интересующихся английской культурой.Издание сопровождается аудиоприложением.
Collected together in this special volume are six complete novels from the pen of Robert Louis Stevenson, each one filled with suspense, adventure and excitement. From the adventures of Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island to The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stevenson's legacy of novels and adventure stories is considerable and filled with colourful characters and rich settings, making for exciting and compelling reads for adults and young readers alike. Treasure Island tells the tale of Jim Hawkins and his dramatic adventure involving bloodthirsty pirates and their sinister leader, Long John Silver, and has captured the imaginations of generations of young readers. Kidnapped, too, has all the ingredients of a classic adventure story. Set in the highlands of Scotland during the Jacobite rebellion its hero, Alan Breck Steward, fearless and romantic, is one of Stevenson's most engaging characters. Weir of Hermiston, written in 1896, was left unfinished by Stevenson at the time of his death but contains some of this best writing. A vibrant story about the austere Scottish judge and his son, the novel displays the fruition of Stevenson's narrative abilities. The Master of Ballantrae tells of the lifelong feud between Master Ballantrae and his young brother Henry. This novel in particular underlines Stevenson's preoccupation with destiny and fate. The Black Arrow originally appeared in serial form and is a tremendously exciting adventure story in which the hero, Richard Shelton, fight for the Yorkists during the War of the Roses, encounters Richard III and an infamous band of archers who use the dreaded black arrows. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, tells of how a doctor creates a separate personality, evil in instinct and repulsive in appearance, through the use of a special drug he has discovered. Robert Louis Stevenson's legacy of novels and adventure stories is considerable and filled with colourful characters and rich settings, exciting and compelling for adults and young readers alike.
Роберт Льюис Стивенсон - один из самых известных классиков, шотландский писатель и поэт, автор приключенческих романов, представитель английского неоромантизма, чьи произведения покоряют сердца читателей XXI века. "Странная история доктора Джекила и мистера Хайда" была написана автором после прочтения романа Ф.М.Достоевского "Преступление и наказание". Она представляет собой фантастическо-психологическую повесть о докторе Джекиле, поставившем над собой опасный эксперимент. В результате, которого он выпустил из глубин подсознания своё тёмное "Я", убийцу и негодяя мистера Хайда... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
With this sixth volume The Hogarth Press completes a major literary undertaking - the publication of the complete essays of Virginia Woolf. In this, the last decade of her life, Woolf wrote distinguished literary essays on Turgenev, Goldsmith, Congreve, Gibbon and Horace Walpole. In addition, there are a number of more political essays, such as 'Why Art To-Day Follows Politics', 'Women Must Weep' (a cut-down version of Three Guineas and never before reprinted), 'Royalty' (rejected by Picture Post in 1939 as 'an attack on the Royal family, and on the institution of kingship in this country'), 'Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid', and even 'America, which I Have Never Seen...' ('['Americans are] the most interesting people in the world - they face the future, not the past'). In 'The Leaning Tower' (1940), Virginia Woolf faced the future and looked forward to a more democratic post-war age: 'will there be no more towers and no more classes and shall we stand, without hedges between us, on the common ground?' Woolf stimulates her readers to think for themselves, so she 'never forges manifestos, issues guidelines, or gives instructions that must be followed to the letter' (Maria DiBattista). In providing an authoritative text, introduction and annotations to Virginia Woolf's essays, Stuart N. Clarke has prepared a common ground - for students, common readers and scholars alike - so that all can come to Woolf without specialised knowledge.
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.
In this hilarious, inspiring and provocative series of essays, Kingsley Amis introduces readers to the wonders and value of science fiction writing. From the brilliant ideas but sexless science of Jules Verne to the power of H.G.Wells's terrifying storytelling; from the brilliance of bad science fiction writing to the potency of their important ideas; from a portrait of the average SF reader to Amis's sad prediction that this genre will never make it in film or television, New Maps of Hell is a warm and witty exploration of a world many readers may be yet to discover.
Drawing on the lessons learned throughout a distinguished writing career and nearly 20 years as a teacher of creative writing, McCann delivers a collection of essays that combines practical advice, creative inspiration, and a profound call to arms for a new generation of writers to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art. Addressing subjects such as "The Terror of the White Page," "Embrace the Critics," and "If You're Done, You've Just Begun," this collection is a testament to the bruises of writing as profession and as calling, and a paean to the power of language.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde can be seen as a story about the concept of good and evil that exists in all of us or a critique on the hypocrisy and double standards of the society and also an interesting study into the mind of the author and into the theories of dualism. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerizing thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man’s nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson’s reputation as a writer. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protégé of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. As the mystery deepens, time appears to be running out for Utterson and Enfield to discover what is really wrong with their friend Dr Jekyll – and the final revelation divulges a ghastly secret that makes us wonder about our ability to truly transform ourselves. This edition contains full notes and includes a short story “Markheim”. This book has been specially formatted for devices that support EPUB3. 1.0
The formal beginning of English literature as a discipline is a contested site, if not shrouded by mystery altogether. Ben Jonson, Dr Johnson, Matthew Arnold—all these and many more can claim to be the beginner of a tradition which has travelled deep and wide in time and space for more than ten centuries now. But though the beginnings cannot be ascertained with accuracy, it is clear that the discipline has started falling apart. The essays collected in this book is a modest attempt at understanding the dynamics of this tradition from the literary to the cultural, from “English” to “englishes,” from literary criticism to critical theory, from literary studies to cultural studies
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.'All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.'After taking an elixir created in his laboratory, mild mannered Dr Jekyll is transformed into the cruel and despicable Mr Hyde. Although seemingly harmless at first, things soon descend into chaos and Jekyll quickly realises there is only one way to stop Hyde. Stevenson's quintessential novella of the Victorian era epitomizes the conflict between psychology, science and religious morality, but is fundamentally a triumphant study of the duality of human nature.