The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf

By Ilya Ilf

Winner of 2012 Northern California e-book Award for Fiction in Translation

More devoted to the unique textual content and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of The Twelve Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov’s Russian vintage absolutely to lifestyles. The novel’s iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist dwelling by way of his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has back to his homeland to seem for a cache of lacking jewels hidden in chairs which were appropriated by way of the Soviet gurus. the quest for the chairs takes them from the provinces of Moscow to the wilds of the Transcaucasus mountains. On their quest they come upon numerous characters, from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to getting older survivors of the outdated propertied sessions, each extra egocentric, venal, and bungling than the final. a super 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.

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The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois, Jonathan Scott Holloway

By W. E. B. Du Bois, Jonathan Scott Holloway

This number of essays through scholar-activist W. E. B. Du Bois is a masterpiece within the African American canon. Du Bois, arguably the main influential African American chief of the early 20th century, bargains insightful observation on black background, racism, and the struggles of black americans following emancipation. In his groundbreaking paintings, the writer presciently writes that “the challenge of the 20th century is the matter of the colour line,” and provides robust arguments for absolutely the necessity of ethical, social, political, and financial equality. those essays at the black adventure in the US variety from sociological stories of the African American group to illuminating discourses on faith and “Negro music,” and stay crucial studying in our so-called “post racial age.” a brand new creation via Jonathan Holloway explores Du Bois’s signature accomplishments whereas supporting readers to raised comprehend his writings within the context of his time in addition to ours.

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The Beautiful and Damned by John Milne

By John Milne

This can be an Intermediate point tale in a sequence of ELT readers comprising a variety of titles - a few unique and a few simplified - from smooth and vintage novels, and designed to entice all age-groups, tastes and cultures. The books are divided into 5 degrees: Starter point, with approximately three hundred simple phrases; newbie point (600 easy words); straight forward point (1100); Intermediate point (1600); and higher point (2200). a number of the titles also are to be had on cassette.

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Mann: Buddenbrooks by Hugh Ridley

By Hugh Ridley

This textbook sequence is bold in scope. It presents concise and lucid introductions to significant works of worldwide literature from classical antiquity to the 20 th century. it isn't restricted to any unmarried literary culture or style, and should cumulatively shape a considerable library of textbooks on essentially the most very important and broadly learn literary masterpieces. each one e-book is dedicated to a unmarried paintings and offers an in depth interpreting of that textual content, in addition to a whole account of its historic, cultural, and highbrow historical past, a dialogue of its effect, and a consultant to additional interpreting. The individuals to the sequence supply complete attention to the linguistic matters raised by means of each one textual content, and, in the total framework of the sequence, are given entire freedom within the collection of their severe technique. the place the textual content is written in a language except English, complete account is taken of readers learning the textual content in English translation. whereas severe jargon is kept away from, very important technical terminology is absolutely defined and hence this sequence may be certainly available to scholars in any respect degrees and to normal readers.

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The Three Musketeers (Saddleback Classics) by Alexandre Dumas

By Alexandre Dumas

Undying Classics--designed for the suffering reader and tailored to preserve the integrity of the unique vintage. those vintage novels will seize a student's realization from the 1st web page. Audiobook for every identify is paced for college students to persist with the textual content word-for-word and comprise audio CDs--more aid for suffering readers. Books offered individually. The younger guy has just one dream-- sign up for the courageous corporation of the king's musketeers. Will he be smart and bold adequate to make his dream come actual? He rides into Paris on his previous, broken-down horse. an international of event is simply forward.

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