"Anna Karenina" is a classic of world literature, a novel written by Leo Tolstoy, a tragic story about love and happiness, which broke down on the harsh walls of reality, social foundations and stereotypes. Anna Karenina, the main character of the novel - a married lady, and her husband - an influential minister, with whom she raises a son. Family life runs its course, until fate does not confront Anna with Vronsky. A chance meeting will change her whole fate. Heroes fall in love with each other, but Anna does not want to give free rein to feelings and returns to St. Petersburg to her husband. Vronsky haunts her everywhere, and in the end, he manages to get Anna's location. It takes his courtship, but it turns out that real life is not like the fairy tale that the characters imagined.
"A brightly lit hall. A large table set up for dinner. At the table, the footks in tailcoats are clapping. Backstage music plays the last figure of the framed.
"Semen Ivanov served as a guard on the railway. From his booth to one station was twelve, to another - ten miles. Versts in four last year opened a big spinning; because of the forest, its high pipe was blackened, and closer, except for the neighboring booths, and there was no shelter..."
"General Marfa Petrovna Pechonkina, or as her men call her, Pechonchikha, who has been practicing homeopathy for ten years, receives patients in his office on one of may Tuesdays. In front of her on the table is a homeopathic first aid kit, a medical facility and a homeopathic pharmacy account. On the wall in the golden frames under the glass hang the letters of some St. Petersburg homeopath, according to Martha Petrovna, very famous and even great, and hangs a portrait of Father Aristarchus, to whom the general owes his salvation: renunciation of malicious allopathy and knowledge of the truth. In the front sit and waiting patients, more and more men. All but two or three of them are bosses, as the general tells me to leave the smelly boots in the yard..."
"Three girls under the window
"Before the judicial investigator stands a small, extremely skinny man in a motley shirt and latham ports. His hair-covered and ripped face and eyes, barely visible because of his thick, overhanging eyebrows, have an expression of sullen harshness. On the head of a whole hat long already uncombed, confused hair, which gives it even more, spider harshness. He's a boss..."
"Golden Beetle" is an adventure work of the classic of American literature Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Hidden treasure is guarded by a reliable cipher. But one of the heroes managed to locate the treasure ... Edgar Poe is also known as the author of numerous short stories. These include "The Barrel of Amontillado," "Shadow," "The Fall of Escher's House," "Arnheim Manor," "The Date," as well as poems "The Raven" and "Linor." Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of the brightest representatives of American romanticism. The creator of the modern form of mystical detective, he won the recognition of readers Gothic atmosphere and psychology of his works.
"... Can I be here... you, - Voldyrev addressed to him, - to report on my case? I'm Voldyrev... And by the way, I need to get a copy from the march 2nd magazine ruling.
One of the most outstanding novels of the French sci-fi writer Jules Verne, in which the author continues the story of Captain Nemo. "Mysterious Island" takes the reader during the American Civil War, when several northerners were captured in a foreign camp. They decide to escape, flying to neutral territory in a hot air balloon, but get into a hurricane and find themselves on a remote uninhabited island. Here brave wanderers will spend four years, and only talents, skills, bravery, ingenuity and mutual help will help the heroes of the book to survive on the island. Alas, the peaceful presence of "robinsons" on the island interrupts the attack of pirates. The very life of the heroes is under threat, but to protect the colonists is taken by a mysterious invisible friend.
In the novel "Captain's Daughter" A.S. Pushkin painted a bright picture of the spontaneous peasant uprising led by Emelian Pugachev.
"The young red dog - a cross between a d get-go with a poo - looked very much like a fox, ran back and forth on the pavement and looked around uneasily. Occasionally she stopped and, crying, lifting one chilled paw, then another, tried to let herself know: how could it happen, that she got lost?
The elderly hunter Allan Quaterman agrees to accompany Captain John Goode and Sir Henry Curtis on a dangerous expedition to the red-hot African desert. Brave travelers need to find the brother of the noble Sir Henry, missing while searching for the legendary treasury of Solomon. By fate, the participants of the campaign face insurmountable, at first glance, difficulties. But sincere friendship and nobility, courage and mutual help, experience and ingenuity help them with dignity to get out of all dangerous and confusing situations. The main characters will have to go the hard way and survive incredible adventures to reach the mysterious diamond spears of King Solomon.
"Red and Black" is one of Stendhal's most famous works. The book will tell you about ambition, about where excessive ambitions lead and the desire to go head-to-head for your goal. Julien Sorel prudently builds a career and aspires to become famous as Napoleon. Outwardly, he is cold and purposeful, but in his heart he is torn by doubts and contradictions, he rushes between honor and ambition. His ambitions are high, but are they destined to be realized? The synonym for red in the novel is love, and black is pride and vanity.
"I was coming home in fields. It was the middle of summer. The meadows were removed and they were just going to mow the rye.
The novel by the famous American writer Harriet Beecher-Stowe (1811-1896) "Uncle Tom's Cabin" appeared in a separate edition in 1852, when the struggle against slavery became an urgent necessity and, according to President Lincoln, was one of the reasons for the "great war" - the armed confrontation between North and South for the liberation of the black population.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the greatest English-language writers of the 19th century. "Sift the world literature - Dickens will remain" - these words belong to Leo Tolstoy.
Anton Chekhov's story "The Man in the Case" is the most famous work from his series "Little Trilogy". The story of a skittish teacher of the ancient Greek language, which is vividly characterized by his favorite phrase: "no matter what happens." This is an ingenious embodiment of the image of a person creating an impenetrable "case" around him, a protective shell. Personalities like Belikov existed then, they are now - so the story of the great Russian writer and playwright does not lose its relevance. A small work after the first publication in the magazine "Russian Thought" in 1898 caused a wide literary and public resonance. Most of all, critics were surprised, admired or irritated (depending on the attitude to Chekhov) the connection of comic and tragic essence in such a small literary form as the story. The vivid characteristic image created by Chekhov took its place among other household names such as Oblomov and Chichikov. The story was twice filmed by Soviet cinema.
Guy de Maupassant is an author known for his ability to write excitingly about human passions and vices, love and erotica. The book "Dear Friend" is one of his main works. This is the story of a young ambitious man who has not a penny behind his soul, but has great ambitions and devilish seductive manners, which he makes his way into high society. The ladies call him a "cute friend," but is he really nice? How many hearts will he break on the way to his goal? It is a story about society and its mores, about love and temptation, about the decomposition of the human soul, morality and principles.
"A new telegram has been received, your imperial majesty.
To appreciate this book, we must forget how many times it has been called "the greatest American novel" and "masterpiece of world literature." Yes, the reader will not be deterred by the labels hung for more than a hundred years. And great luck, of course, that "Moby Dick" is not included in the school curriculum.
One of the most amazing novels of the Enlightenment addresses the age-old theme of the confrontation of pure soul and true evil. What to do a young man who was left without a penny in his pocket? All his dreams and hopes are ready to collapse overnight, but fate offers him to make a deal with the devil. But the granted deliverance will either become the happiness of the main character, or his destruction, because every desire is followed by payment at a cost to life. Honore de Balzac's work is part of an epic series that includes more than 90 novels, novels and short stories intertwined with a single idea.
In the novel "Mansfield Park" Jane Austen paints a picture of the life of the English bourgeois, giving an idea of their relationship, morality and manners, selfishness and self-interest of the provincial nobility and clergy. The chain of their ridiculous actions and actions, based on ambition and monetary interest, resembles an endlessly swirling merry-go-round. Only the appearance of the main character of the novel, Fanny Price, her honesty, kindness and selflessness helps to bring a reasonable flow into this chaos of general dissent.
«... I was lying on the bed without undressing, and no matter how I struggled with the slumber, but it was at this very moment that she began to pump me with her languor breath. Following the whisper there was a cautious but persistent knock of fingers on the glass. This was called to me by our old chef Emelian Ivanovich, with whom we persuaded to go at night to catch crayfish meat. I got up and, trying not to make any noise, opened the window. A minute later I found myself on the ground, near Emelian Ivanovich, trembling and trembling and from the excitement excited in me by the impending pleasure..."
Vanity Fair is a classic novel about the Napoleonic Wars, where the reader is presented with a vivid panorama of the life of England in the early 19th century. This is a real epic, in which not only unfolds a whole layer of history, but also reveals the life of various social strata: aristocrats, officials, members of parliament, landlords and others. Their lives resemble a fair where everything can be bought and sold, and the laws of morality and honor are not respected. William Thackeray talks about the struggle between the literary author and the characters leading a parasitic and hypocritical way of life. Subtle observations of the life of that time are riddled with irony and sarcasm. Vanity Fair has been filmed more than ten times, and its adaptation for the theater is still widely used by the best directors in Europe.