Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

By Louisa May Alcott

Louisa may well Alcott's vintage story follows the lives of the 4 March sisters. appealing Meg, tomboyish Jo, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy won't have some huge cash whereas their father is off scuffling with within the Civil battle, however the have one another and their pals. persist with the strong tale of affection and friendship within the Calico Illustrated Classics model of Alcott's Little ladies. Calico bankruptcy Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a department of ABDO workforce. Grades 3-8.

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Trojan Horses: Saving the Classics from Conservatives by Page DuBois

By Page DuBois

We now have develop into conversant in the knowledge of the traditional Greeks being trotted out by means of conservatives within the identify of undying virtues. even as, critics have charged that multiculturalists and their ilk have hopelessly corrupted the learn of antiquity itself, and that the educating of Classics is lifeless. Trojan Horses is web page duBois's solution to those that have appropriated fabric from antiquity within the provider of a conservative political agendaamong them, Camille Paglia, Allan Bloom, and William Bennett. She demanding situations cultural conservatives' attract the authority of the classics by means of arguing that their presentation of old Greece is simplistic, ahistorical, and irreparably distorted by way of their politics. in addition to developing a devastating critique of those pundits, Trojan Horses seeks to offer a extra advanced and extra actual view of old Greek politics, intercourse, and faith, with a Classics primer. She eloquently recounts the stories of Daedalus and Artemis, for instance, conveying their complexity and keenness, whereas additionally unearthing activities and ideology that don't sq. so simply with trendy "family values." As duBois writes, "Like Bennett, i feel we should always learn the previous, yet to not locate nuggets of everlasting knowledge. fairly we will understand in our heritage a fuller diversity of human probabilities, of beginnings, of mistakes, and of difference." In those fleet chapters, duBois bargains readers a view of the traditional Greeks that's extra nuanced, extra sophisticated, extra layered and in each far more old than the portrait different writers, of no matter what stripe, are looking to popularize and notice displayed in our study rooms. Sharp, well timed, and interesting, Trojan Horses portrays the richness of historic Greek tradition whereas driving in to rescue the Greeks from the recent barbarians.

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Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

By Marguerite Yourcenar

Written within the kind of a testamentary letter from the Emperor Hadrian to his successor, the younger Marcus Aurelius, this paintings is as amazing for its mental intensity as for its actual reconstruction of the second one century of our period. the writer describes the ebook as a meditation upon background, yet this meditation is outfitted upon extensive examine of the private and political lifetime of an exceptional and complicated personality as visible by way of himself and his contemporaries, either pals and enemies. Marguerite Yourcenar reconstructs Hadrian's laborious early years, his triumphs and reversals, and his sluggish reordering of a war-torn global.

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Israel Potter: his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

Israel Potter is a ancient novel a couple of soldier within the American Revolution who fought at Bunker Hill, was once captured via the British and imprisoned in England, escaped, served as a secret agent for the yank reason, used to be a sailor lower than Captqain John Paul Jones, and, after struggle, impoverished and not able to come back to his local New England, remained in London until eventually close to the tip of his lifestyles. as well as a whole copy of the second one printing (1855) of the unconventional, an in depth editorial complement is supplied, consisting of Professor Cohen's essay "Israel Potter: history and Foreground" and line-by-line annotions to the novel's textual content.

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Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

"Anna Karenina" tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and needs to suffer the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an enormous and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and kingdom existence and the entire diversifications on love and relations happiness. whereas earlier types have softened the strong, and occasionally stunning, caliber of Tolstoy's writing, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his robust voice. This award-winning team's authoritative variation additionally contains an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. appealing, lively, and eminently readable, this "Anna Karenina" often is the definitive textual content for generations to come back. "Pevear and Volokhonsky are immediately scrupulous translators and bright stylists of English, and their awesome rendering permits us, as maybe by no means prior to, to understand the palpability of Tolstoy's 'characters, acts, situations.'" (James wooden, "The New Yorker")

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