The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories


Author: Henry James,T. J. Lustig
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0199536171
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
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A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncles at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has come for little Miles. But Peter Quint is dead. Like the other tales collected here - `Sir Edmund Orme', `Owen Wingrave', and `The Friends of the Friends' - `The Turn of the Screw' is to all immediate appearances a ghost story. But are the appearances what they seem? Is what appears to the governess a ghost or a hallucination? Who else sees what she sees? The reader may wonder whether the children are victims of corruption from beyond the grave, or victims of the governess's `infernal imagination', which torments but also entrals her? `The Turn of the Screw' is probably the most famous, certainly the most eerily equivocal, of all ghostly tales. Is it a subtle, self-conscious exploration of the haunted house of Victorian culture, filled with echoes of sexual and social unease? Or is it simply, `the most hopelessly evil story that we have ever read'? The texts are those of the New York Edition, with a new Introduction and Notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Jungle Books


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192835031
Category: Fiction
Page: 373
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Imagine growing up among wolves, being friends with a panther and a bear, and hunting the most fearsome animal in the wild--the man-killing tiger Shere Khan. Rudyard Kipling portrays the exciting and adventurous jungle upbringing of Mowgli in this timeless classic. Still amazingly contemporary even though it was written more than 100 years ago, the pacing, language, and characters will keep readers young and old turning the pages, and then begging for more. Originally published in two volumes, this edition collects all the Mowgli stories and adds the very popular Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. This edition will also feature an introduction by a popular writer for young readers. "From the Hardcover edition."

Oscar Wilde - The Major Works


Author: Oscar Wilde,Isobel Murray
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192840541
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 638
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Wilde's talent for literary achievement was expressed in social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray". This volume represents all these genres, including works such as "Lady Windermere's Fan" and "The Importance of Being Earnest".

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191504548
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction, and perhaps the only real novel that he ever produced. Written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, the novel reveals the sinister forces that Mark Twain felt to be threatening the American dream. In spite of a plot which includes child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, this astringent work also raises the serious issue of racial differences. This volume also includes two other late works `Those Extraordinary Twins' and `The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Aspern Papers and Other Stories


Author: Henry James
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191637912
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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'There's no baseness I wouldn't commit for Jeffrey Aspern's sake.' The poet Aspern, long since dead, has left behind some private papers. They are jealously guarded by an old lady, once his mistress and muse, a recluse in an old palazzo in Venice, tended by her ingenuous niece. A predatory critic is determined to seize them. What can he make of the younger woman? What are his motives? What are the papers worth and what is he prepared to pay? In all four stories collected here, including 'The Death of the Lion', 'The Figure in the Carpet', and 'The Birthplace', the figure of the artist is central. Extraordinarily prophetic, James explores the emergent new cult of the writer as celebrity, and asks, who cares about the work for itself? Can the man behind the artist ever truly be known, and does our knowledge explain the act of creativity? This new edition includes extracts from James's Prefaces and Notebooks which shed light on the genesis of the stories. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Great Gatsby


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019164725X
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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"He talked a lot about the past and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was . . ." The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, stands among the greatest of all American fiction. Jay Gatsby's lavish lifestyle in a mansion on Long Island's gold coast encapsulates the spirit, excitement, and violence of the era Fitzgerald named `the Jazz Age'. Impelled by his love for Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby seeks nothing less than to recapture the moment five years earlier when his best and brightest dreams - his `unutterable visions' - seemed to be incarnated in her kiss. A moving portrayal of the power of romantic imagination, as well as the pathos and courage entailed in the pusuit of an unattainable dream, The Great Gatsby is a classic fiction of hope and disillusion. This edition is fully annotated with a fine Introduction incorporating new interpretation and detailing Fitzgerald's struggle to write the novel, its critical reception and its significance for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

O Pioneers!


Author: Willa Cather,Marilee Lindemann
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192832166
Category: Fiction
Page: 179
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A young Norwegian immigrant girl works hard for her young brother and their Nebraska land at the expense of everything else.

Daisy Miller and An International Episode


Author: Henry James
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640913
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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'an inscrutable combination of audacity and innocence' Young Daisy Miller perplexes, amuses, and charms her stiff but susceptible fellow-American, Frederick Winterbourne. Is she innocent or corrupt? Has he lived too long in Europe to judge her properly? Amid the romantic scenery of Lake Geneva and Rome, their lively, precarious relationship develops to a climax in the Colosseum at midnight. The tale gave James his first popular success, yet some compatriots detected treachery in its portrayal of young American womanhood. James responded with 'An International Episode', which exposes a couple of English gentlemen to the charm and wit of American sisters in Newport, RI and then in London. Independently read, these short masterpieces probe the manners and morals of a newly emergent transatlantic world. Together they shed light on each other, demonstrating the range of James's own manners, from sharp satire and buoyant comedy to complex, perhaps even tragic, pathos. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories


Author: Montague Rhodes James
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195151176
Category: Fiction
Page: 298
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A spook-tacular collection of ghost stories by one of the masters of the genre, introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chabon.

Tagebuch


Author: Bettina von Arnim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 243
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Roderick Hudson

Roman
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462411284
Category: Fiction
Page: 540
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Rowland Mallet, ein wohlhabender Kunstliebhaber, wird zum Mäzen des jungen Bildhauers Roderick Hudson, den er in der Enge der amerikanischen Provinz entdeckt und mit nach Europa nimmt. In der ersten Begeisterung über die Kunstwerke Roms und die belebende Atmosphäre der Stadt gelingen Roderick Hudson einige vielversprechende Skulpturen. Doch dann erstarrt er immer mehr in Eitelkeit und Selbstherrlichkeit und sucht Zerstreuung im gesellschaftlichen Leben Roms und auf Reisen. Er verliebt sich leidenschaftlich in die extravagante, ehrgeizige Christina Light, die jedoch bald seine Charakterschwächen erkennt und ihn zurückweist. Rowland Mallet, der sich durch Rodericks selbstzerstörerische Entwicklung in seinen Erwartungen in den jungen Künstler enttäuscht sieht, versucht noch vermittelnd einzugreifen; er läßt Rodericks Mutter und Braut aus Amerika kommen. Aber Roderick Hudsons moralischer und künstlerischer Verfall ist nicht mehr aufzuhalten.

Was stimmt denn jetzt?

unzuverlässiges Erzählen in Literatur und Film
Author: Fabienne Liptay,Yvonne Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cinéma - Congrès
Page: 364
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Alles nur Lug und Trug? - Soll der Leser durch einen unzuverlässigen Erzähler mit trickreichen Mitteln hinters Licht geführt werden, dann gilt es für ihn, mit detektivischem Spürsinn diese Herausforderung anzunehmen und die Widersprüche aufzudecken, die in die Erzählung eingeflochten sind. Die Kategorie der Unzuverlässigkeit ist von Wayne C. Booth in den 1960er Jahren eingeführt und seither in der Literaturwissenschaft als ein der Ironie verwandtes Erzählverfahren ausdifferenziert worden. Im Film sind vergleichbare Strategien zu entdecken, mit denen der Zuschauer bewusst verunsichert werden soll. Diese Beobachtung ist der Ausgangspunkt für den vorliegenden Band, der durch den interdisziplinären Ansatz das Wagnis unternimmt, Unzuverlässigkeit aus doppelter Perspektive zu beleuchten. Dabei wird die literaturwissenschaftliche Terminologie für den Film erweitert und die Grenzen ihrer Übertragbarkeit aufgezeigt. Dreh- und Angelpunkt ist die Frage nach der Erzählinstanz im Film und damit nach der Quelle von erzählerischer Unzuverlässigkeit. Die Diskussion um die Unzuverlässigkeit wirft somit grundlegende Fragen nach den Unterschieden von literarischer und filmischer Narration auf.

Far from the Madding Crowd


Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192833914
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Far from the Madding Crowd is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy's Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love. It tells of the dashing Sergeant Troy whose rakish philosophy of life was '...the past was yesterday; never, the day after'. And lastly, of the introverted and reclusive gentleman farmer, Mr Boldwood, whose love fills him with '...a fearful sense of exposure', when he first sets eyes on Bathsheba.

Der Weinatlas


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
ISBN: 9783833812194
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.

Pride and prejudice


Author: Jane Austen,James Kinsley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 351
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Human foibles and early-nineteenth-century manners are satirized in this romantic tale of country English family life

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark Twain combines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer, resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious, has long been a defining figure in the American cultural imagination. - ;'Tom was a glittering hero once more - the pet of the old, and the envy of the young...There were some that believed he would be President yet, if he escaped hanging.' In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark ogaincombines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer is resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious. In a series of adventures along the banks of the Mississippi, he usually manages to come out on top. From petty triumphs over his friends and over his long-suffering Aunt Polly, to his intervention in a murder trial, Tom engages readers of all ages. He has long been a defining figure in the American cultural imagination. Alongside the charm and the excitement, Twain raises serious questions about community, race, and the past. Above all, the book invites discussion of the way in which childhood is invoked to counter the uncomfortable truths of the adult world. -

Novellen


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3958701345
Category: Fiction
Page: 136
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Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Er schrieb etwa 260 Novellen, sowie einige Romane (\"Bel Ami\"), in denen er immer wieder sein Bild des Menschen zeichnet. Maupassants Novellen sind Meisterstücke der kritischen Betrachtung. Sie erforschen die instinkthafte, animalische Seite des Menschen und entlarven die verborgenen Triebfedern seines Handelns. In ihnen zeigt sich der Autor als Meister der realistischen Erzählkunst. Dieses Werk enthält sechs seiner beliebten Novellen.