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By Honoré de Balzac

París, 1817. En una pensión «de clase media», regentada con economía por una viuda, coinciden los desechos de los angeles sociedad parisina y los jóvenes que sueñan con entrar en ella. En el último piso, el más barato, viven puerta por puerta un anciano que amasó una fortuna fabricando fideos y que, habiendo casado espléndidamente a sus hijas, ahora es menospreciado por ellas, y un estudiante de provincias que apenas tiene para unos guantes amarillos con los que triunfar en un baile. Un tercer huésped, el misterioso Vautrin, que detecta l. a. ambición del estudiante, le propone un tortuoso crimen que podría enriquecerlo de los angeles noche a l. a. mañana. El pobre Goriot (1835), una de las novelas más justamente célebres de los angeles historia de l. a. literatura, enfrenta a dos hombres en los dos extremos de l. a. vida: el anciano que l. a. concluye en los angeles ingratitud y los angeles ruina y el joven que se abre a ella resistiéndose a aceptar que habrá de elegir entre los angeles virtud y los angeles corrupción. «¡Ay, sépalo el lector, este drama no es una ficción ni una novela! –dice Balzac en las primeras páginas–. All is right, ¡es tan verdadero que todos pueden reconocer los elementos que hay en él en su casa y quizá en su corazón!»

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By George Orwell

Gordon Comstock is a terrible younger guy who works in a grubby London book place and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, attempting to write. he's made up our minds to stick freed from the “money global” of profitable jobs, kinfolk tasks, and the type of protection symbolized by means of the homely aspidistra plant that sits in each middle-class British window.

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By Guy de Maupassant

Introduit par un ami dans le salon d'une jeune veuve, Michèle de Borne, André Mariolle, contrairement aux autres visiteurs, est indifférent aux charnus de cette ravissante mondaine. Mais peu à peu, il se montre moins insensible. Elle, pourtant, reste désespérément de marbre. A travers le portrait de Michèle de Burne, femme moderne et spirituelle entourée d'une galerie de soupirants niais souffrant de l' "impuissance d'aimer". Maupassant cherche, dans : Notre coeur (1890), à saisir les linéaments du sentiment amoureux et suggest, ce faisant, une peinture férocement satirique de los angeles haute société de son temps.

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By John Updike

In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the religious quest of his apprehensive Everyman, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Ten years have handed; the impulsive former athlete has turn into a paunchy thirty-six-year-old conservative, and Eisenhower’s becalmed the United States has turn into 1969’s lurid turmoil of know-how, myth, medicines, and violence. Rabbit is deserted via his family members, his domestic invaded through a runaway and an intensive, his prior lowered to a ruined internal panorama; nonetheless he clings to semblances of decency and accountability, and yearns to belong and to believe.

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By William Golding

Before The starvation Games there has been Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is still as provocative this day as while it used to be first released in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. even though severely acclaimed, it used to be principally neglected upon its preliminary booklet. but quickly it turned a cult favourite between either scholars and literary critics who in comparison it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher within the Rye in its impact on smooth suggestion and literature.

William Golding's compelling tale a couple of staff of very traditional small boys marooned on a coral island has develop into a latest vintage. first and foremost it sort of feels as if it's all going to be nice enjoyable; however the enjoyable sooner than lengthy turns into livid and lifestyles at the island becomes a nightmare of panic and dying. As traditional criteria of behaviour cave in, the complete international the lads be aware of collapses with them—the global of cricket and homework and experience stories—and one other global is printed underneath, primitive and terrible.Labeled a parable, an allegory, a delusion, a morality story, a parody, a political treatise, even a imaginative and prescient of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has demonstrated itself as a real classic.

"Lord of the Flies is certainly one of my favourite books. That used to be a major effect on me as undefined, I nonetheless learn it each couple of years." 
—Suzanne Collins, writer of The starvation Games

"As fascinating, appropriate, and thought-provoking now because it used to be while Golding released it in 1954."
Stephen King

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