By Upton Sinclair, Maura Spiegel (with an Introduction and Notes by)
The Jungle, by way of Upton Sinclair, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber versions at reasonable costs to the coed and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the notable positive factors of Barnes & Noble Classics: All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to stronger standards; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to enhance each one reader's figuring out of those enduring works. Upton Sinclair’s muckraking masterpiece The Jungle facilities on Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant operating in Chicago’s notorious Packingtown. rather than discovering the yankee Dream, Rudkus and his relations inhabit a brutal, soul-crushing city jungle ruled via grasping bosses, pitiless con-men, and corrupt politicians. whereas Sinclair’s major objective was once the industry’s appalling hard work stipulations, the examining public was once such a lot outraged by way of the disgusting dirt and illness in American foodstuff that his novel uncovered. hence, President Theodore Roosevelt demanded an respectable research, which fast resulted in the passage of the natural foodstuff and Drug legislation. For a piece of fiction to have such an impression outdoors its literary context is intensely infrequent. (At the time of The Jungle’s ebook in 1906, the one novel to have ended in social switch on the same scale in the US was once Uncle Tom’s Cabin.) this day, The Jungle is still a appropriate portrait of capitalism at its worst and an impassioned account of the human spirit dealing with approximately insurmountable challenges.Maura Spiegel teaches literature and movie at Columbia collage and Barnard collage. She is the coauthor of the bleak Reader and The Breast ebook: An Intimate and Curious historical past. She coedits Literature and medication, a magazine.
By James Baldwin
A retelling for the younger reader of the main fascinating components of Cervantes' nice novel approximately Don Quixote, the eccentric gentleman who fancies himself a knight-errant. The adventures so much attractive to kids are integrated, and similar in one of these means as to shape a continuing narrative, with either the spirit and magnificence of the unique preserved up to attainable. compatible for a long time 10 and up.
By Alexandre Dumas (pere)
The Vicomte de Bragelonne opens an epic experience which keeps with Louise de los angeles Valli?re and reaches its climax within the guy within the Iron masks. This new version of the vintage translation provides a key episode within the Musketeers saga, totally annotated and with an creation through a number one Dumas student.
By Ilya Ilf
Winner of 2012 Northern California booklet Award for Fiction in Translation
More trustworthy to the unique textual content and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of The Twelve Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov’s Russian vintage totally to existence. The novel’s iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist residing through his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has again to his place of origin to seem for a cache of lacking jewels hidden in chairs which have been appropriated by means of the Soviet specialists. the hunt for the chairs takes them from the provinces of Moscow to the wilds of the Transcaucasus mountains. On their quest they stumble upon numerous characters, from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to getting older survivors of the outdated propertied sessions, each extra egocentric, venal, and bungling than the final. an excellent satire of the early years of the Soviet Union, in addition to the muse for a Mel Brooks movie, The Twelve Chairs keeps its common appeal.
By Karl Kraus
Die letzten Tage der Menschheit ist eine "Tragödie in five Akten mit Vorspiel und Epilog" von Karl Kraus. Sie ist in den Jahren 1915-1922 als Reaktion auf den Ersten Weltkrieg entstanden. In über two hundred nur lose zusammenhängenden Szenen, die auf wahren Quellen beruhen, wird die Unmenschlichkeit und Absurdität des Krieges dargestellt. Das Stück ist einem "Marstheater" zugedacht und ist bisher noch nie komplett aufgeführt worden.