Free literary fiction Kindle books for 17 Aug 17

Heart of Darkness (Phoenix Classics)

by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood’s Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon.
This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame narrative. It follows Marlow as he recounts, from dusk through to late night, his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary.
The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment as a ferry-boat captain, employed by a Belgian trading company. Although the river is never specifically named, readers may assume it is the Congo River, in the Congo Free State, a private colony of King Leopold II. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver; however, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization in a cover up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region.



El jugador (Phoenix Classics) (Spanish Edition)

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

este libro contiene varias tablas de HTML felices para facilitar la lectura.

El jugador es una pieza básica en el edificio de la obra de Dostoyevsky, conteniendo absolutamente todas las características de sus novelas más famosas, esto es, morbosidad, dramatismo, tensión casi intolerable, agresividad y revelación punzante y sutil de estados anímicos vividos y superados por el genial escritor. Dos pasiones principales campean en este libro: la del juego, que envenenó al propio autor, hasta pocos años antes de morir, y la de un amor hecho de humillaciones, equívocos, odios y abnegación quijotesca. Obra de plena madurez por la reciedumbre de la trama y el trazado de sus personajes atormentados y complejos. El jugador absorbe al lector desde sus primeras líneas.



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