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Charmides

The Charmides is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as “temperance”, “self-control”, or “restraint”. As is typical with Platonic early dialogues, the two never arrive at a completely satisfactory definition, but the discussion nevertheless raises many important points.

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

Translator: Benjamin Jowett

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Tarzan and the Golden Lion

“Tarzan and the Golden Lion” is an adventure novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ninth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly beginning in December 1922; and then as a complete novel by A.C. McClurg & Co. on March 24, 1923.

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres. Among the most notable of his creations are the jungle hero Tarzan, the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter and the fictional landmass within Earth known as Pellucidar. Burroughs’ California ranch is now the center of the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles.

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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher” is a narrative short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine before being included in the collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1840. The short story is a work of gothic fiction and includes themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities.

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

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Marianela

“Marianela” es una novela del escritor español Benito Pérez Galdós publicada en 1878, cerrando el conjunto de sus novelas de tesis. En ella aparecen algunos personajes secundarios que luego serán protagonistas en el ciclo de las novelas españolas contemporáneas.

Marianela es una de las muchas obras que muestran la grandeza de espíritu del género humano, no obstante pocas logran realizar el profuso escrutinio que realiza Galdós en el corazón de sus personajes. Marianela, joven huérfana y de pobres atributos físicos, sirve de lazarillo de Pablo, joven ciego y de cómoda posición social, quien se enamora de la huérfana. Pablo, que sólo conocía el mundo a través de las descripciones que le hacía Nela y de las abundantes lecturas que le hacía su padre y que él recibía con avidez, jura a Nela que sus sentimientos hacia ella serán los mismos. Bajo la promesa de una vida juntos, Nela se entrega a la construcción de las más cándidas fantasías de vivir a su lado.

Benito Pérez Galdós (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 10 de mayo de 1843-Madrid, 4 de enero de 1920)​ fue un novelista, dramaturgo, cronista y político español.

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