The novel "American Tragedy" is the pinnacle of the work of the outstanding American writer Theodore Dreiser. He said: "Nobody creates tragedies - they are created by life. Writers only portray them." Dreiser managed to portray the tragedy of Clive Griffiths so talentedly that his story does not leave the modern reader indifferent. A young man who has tasted all the charm of the life of the rich, so eager to establish themselves in their society, that goes for the sake of it to the crime.
The publication of Theodore Dreiser's first novel (1871-1945) was so complicated that it led its creator to severe depression. But the fate of the novel "Sister Kerry" was happy: it was translated into many foreign languages, reissued in millions of copies. New and new generations of readers are happy to immerse themselves in the vicissitudes of the fate of Caroline Meeber.
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.
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.
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.