Category: Contemporary Fiction
By Thomas Hardy
It is the tale of my prior. it's the tale of my lifestyles. And so much of all, it's the tale of our friendship, the friendship less than Jambhul tree. should you consume those sweet-sour, darkish violet culmination of the Jambhul, they stain your tongue, they stain your mouth, they stain your palms, they stain your outfits without end, and they're tricky to take away just like the stains of our friendship, the stains imparted on our souls.
Raju lives within the impoverished surrounding of a chawl in then laid-back city of Pune with his acquaintances Kishor and Bandu. whereas their adolescence is something yet enjoyable, in basic terms sometimes, they need to endure by the hands of a neighborhood bully Kalu.
As they develop up, Raju is drawn in the direction of Sweety, the daughter of Subhash who's no much less an individual controlling the neighborhood mob. Kishor’s daredevilry makes him stand tall opposed to all and sundry. in simple terms Bandu is on track, learning not easy to come back out of poverty. however the cube of future throw them on a whirlwind trip. Will they achieve their aspirations? This tale is not only concerning the coming of age of those boys yet is usually an outline of the crumbling ethical constitution of the post-independence Indian society.
Of Human Bondage and different tales, (with an energetic desk of contents), includes:
Of Human Bondage
Moon and Sixpence
The Trembling of a Leaf
By Toti Martínez de Lezea
Alabaina, Julianek bihotza mindua du, obsesionatua dago maite izan zuen eta oraindik ere maite duen emakumearen oroitzapenarekin eta ez da gauza bere emazteak eskaintzen dion guztia estimatzeko.
Itahisa da emakume haren izena. Itahisa da obsesioaren izena. Itahisak EGUNSENTIKO ARGIA esan nahi du.
Julianen itzulerak, gainera, susmo txarrak eta esamesak sortu ditu herritarren artean.
Zergatik ez ote zuen Ameriketarako bidea jarraitu?
Zergatik gelditu ote zen Tenerifeko Orotavan?
Nola lortu ote zuen halako dirutza metatzea?
Eta zergatik itzuli zen azkenean bere sorterrira?
Julian jaio zen bailara, Bilbo eta Tenerifeko uhartea dira kontakizun honen gertalekuak, grinaz, desengainuz eta mendekuz beteriko istorio honetan. Izan ere, 1800 inguruan gertatzen da hau dena, ontzi-jabeak, esklabo-tratulariak eta merkatariak ahalik eta dirutza handienak lortzen saiatzen ziren garai batean.
Charley Adams was once trudging as much as his knees in snow, on his manner domestic from down city. It used to be Washington's Birthday, 1849, and iciness had despatched St. Louis a past due valentine match of a giant storm from snow. As this happened seventy-five years in the past, there have been no street-cars in St. Louis (or in the other American urban, for that matter); or even had there been street-cars they no doubt could were tied up. in any respect occasions, Charley had walked down, and now he was once trudging again with the mail.
His father used to be very worried to work out that mail. It contained the japanese papers, and those most likely could upload to the tidings revealed within the St. Louis papers, from the fabulous gold fields of California.
Since January, while President Polk's annual message to Congress were learn in St. Louis, within the papers, St. Louis humans, just like the complete inhabitants of the USA, have been loopy over the California gold. It used to be claimed that way back to January, 1848, a guy named Marshall, whereas digging a mill-race someplace in inside top California, for a Captain Sutter of Sutter's citadel ranch, at the emigrant path over the Sierra Nevada mountain-range all the way down to Sacramento, had washed into undeniable sight a vast offer of gold flakes.
However, whilst the scoop first had reached Washington and manhattan and had filtered again to St. Louis, it used to be numerous months outdated and appeared scarcely worthy recognition, California being one of these good way off. yet now the President himself used to be authority for the truth that gold truly was once mendacity round free, for anyone to select up, during this reasonable new land of California, and that hundreds of thousands of individuals already have been amassing it!
The President provided as facts letters from Colonel Richard B. Mason, the army governor of California, and from the Honorable Thomas O. Larkin, who have been the us consul in California. The letters acknowledged not just that gold were stumbled on, as ahead of said, yet that 10,000 humans (nearly all of the able-bodied inhabitants of California) have been out trying to find extra, and discovering it, too! Sailors have been deserting the ships and infantrymen the ranks; servants have been leaving the homes and retailers the shops, and the total territory was once wild. Congressmen at Washington asserted quite a bit gold will be wear the industry that gold funds could lose its worth, it'd be so common.
These stories gave the impression of fairy-tales come real. think about it! Gold, mendacity round at the floor of the floor, to be pocketed through the 1st finders! however California have been part of the U.S. in simple terms years, or because the struggle with Mexico, and used to be far-off 2000 miles throughout uninhabited desolate tract and mountains, once the be aware approximately gold was once certain to be fairly the reality a huge variety of humans right here within the "States" set approximately losing every thing else and beginning instantaneously, to hunt their fortunes.
By Sherwood Anderson
Windy McPherson's Son is the tale of Sam McPherson's upward thrust on this planet of commercial and look for emotional enlightenment in later existence. McPherson starts off out as an formidable newsboy in Caxton, Ohio, with drunkard of a father who consistently embarrasses him. finally, after his mother's demise and an episode with a middle-aged schoolteacher, McPherson leaves Caxton for Chicago. In Chicago, he will get a task as a patron of farm implements and establishes his acceptance in enterprise. whereas his specialist existence is blossoming, his own lifestyles suffers. After assembly Sue Rainey, the daughter of his boss Colonel Rainey, they get married and two times fail to have childrens. Following a company deal that forces his better half's father out of his personal corporation, McPherson and Sue Rainey separate.