Hoy empezamos la publicación de varias entradas sobre lecturas. He leído una selección excelente del blog Mercator (en inglés), que iré citando. Recordad que, para redactar bien, no hay nada mejor que leer…
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
A novella about a dual personality much depicted in plays and films.
The Happy Prince and other tales, by Oscar Wilde (1888)
Oscar Wilde had a few problems in his personal life, but he was one of the great geniuses of his time. These fairy tales are sublimely written and very touching.
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (1899)
One of the most influential novels of the 20th Century, this relates a journey up the Congo, into unfathomable evil.
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1943)
The most widely read and most translated book in French, this is a deceptively simple fable about the loneliness and friendship that a prince from another world experiences when he falls to Earth.
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck (1947)
A Mexican pearl diver finds a pearl the size of a seagull’s egg. Is it worth it? Can he keep it?
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway (1952)
A simple but compelling story about an ageing down-on-his luck Mexican fisherman who finally catches the biggest of all marlin.