By Rabindranath Tagore
Presented the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was once India's major litterateur of the early 20th century. Tagore was once one of many country's pioneering novelists, willing to test with shape and ambitious in his collection of topics. His novels are remembered for his or her cutting edge narrative constructions, profound insights into human relationships, and evocatively lyrical language. This collector's variation of Rabindranath Tagore's novels in English translation brings jointly the writer's best-known novels in omnibus volumes. the 1st quantity positive factors 3 novels—Chokher Bali, Ghare Baire and Yogayog—and novellas: Chaturanga and Malancha. Chokher Bali (A Grain of Sand) is a vintage exposition of an extramarital affair that occurs in the confines of a joint family members. Asha, the straightforward, demure spouse of the wealthy, flamboyant Mahendra, befriends Binodini, a vivacious younger widow who involves reside with them; yet either Mahendra and Binodini betray Asha's belief and elope, leaving the wedding in ruins. Set opposed to the backdrop of the Partition of Bengal via the British in 1905, Ghare Baire (Home and the area) can also be the story of a triangular dating: among the liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his knowledgeable and delicate spouse Bimala, and Sandip, Nikhilesh's pal, a charismatic progressive who Bimala turns into interested in. Chaturanga (Quartet) lines the philosophical and emotional advancements among Sachish, a super younger atheist who turns ascetic after the premature demise of his mentor, his good friend Sribilash, and Damini, a tender widow sheltered through the guru Lilananda, who Sachish and Sribilash turn into devotees of. Set within the old context of the decline of the landed aristocracy in Bengal and the emergence of the entrepreneur classification, Yogayog (Nexus) is the story of Kumudini, the daughter of a classy relatives that has fallen on undesirable occasions, who's torn among her loyalties to Madhusudan, her crass and self-serving husband, and Bipradas, her creative and compassionate brother, as she struggles desperately to discover an id for herself. ultimately, Malancha (The backyard) beneficial properties the loving yet childless couple Aditya and Neerja whose calm family international is shattered whilst Neerja is struck down through affliction and suspects Sarala, Aditya's youth good friend, of usurping her position either in Aditya's center and of their cherished backyard. Written in Tagore's inimitable kind and whole of bizarre turns of plot and unforgettable stories of the human psyche, every one of those novels, on hand right here in smooth, lucid translations, will pride all enthusiasts of vintage fiction.
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You must lend me these, Basil,’ he cried. ‘I want to learn them. ’ ‘Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don’t want a life-sized portrait of myself,’ answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool, in a wilful, petulant manner. When he caught sight of Lord Henry, a faint blush coloured his cheeks for a moment, and he started up. ’ ‘This is Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian, an old Oxford friend of mine. ’ ‘You have not spoiled my pleasure in meeting you, Mr. Gray,’ said Lord Henry, stepping forward and extending his hand.
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Basil, this is extraordinary! ’ Hallward got up from the seat, and walked up and down the garden. After some time he came back. ‘Harry,’ he said, ‘Dorian Gray is to me simply a motive in art. You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I ﬁnd him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. ’ asked Lord Henry. ‘Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry,* of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
Tagore Omnibus, Volume 1 by Rabindranath Tagore