At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien

By Flann O'Brien

Flann O'Brien's first novel is a superb impressionistic jumble of principles, mythology and nonsense. working on many degrees it accommodates plots inside of plots, giving complete rein to O'Brien's dancing mind and Celtic wit. The undergraduate narrator lives together with his uncle in Dublin, beverages an excessive amount of together with his buddies and invents tales peopled with hilarious and not going characters, one in every of whom, in a regular O'Brien conundrum, creates a method during which girls can provide delivery to full-grown humans. Flann O'Brien's mix of farce, satire and fable lead to a striking, astonishingly leading edge ebook.

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Death in Summer by William Trevor

By William Trevor

Famous as one of many maximum dwelling writers of the quick tale, William Trevor additional "bestselling novelist" to his a number of accolades with the ebook of Felicia's Journey.

Death in Summer, a morally astute and emotionally resonant novel, back indicates Trevor on the best of his shape.

There have been 3 deaths that summer time. Letitia went first, leaving her husband, Thaddeus, to relive their ultimate, petty argument and to deal with elevating their child on my own. the subsequent demise got here after Thaddeus's spouse's mother moved into his state residence. and at last, after the family looked as if it would cool down, an unwelcome visitor seemed, heralding the 3rd and final of the summer season tragedies.

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Albert Savarus by Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac

« Un lac est plein d’amour ! » s’écrie Rosalie en ouvrant sa fenêtre sur « los angeles belle nappe d’eau » des Rouxey. « Ils se sont aimés devant des lacs ! » Ils, c’est le couple d’amants que forment Albert, jeune avocat parisien exilé à Besançon, et Francesca, une belle duchesse italienne. Rosalie s’est juré de les désunir. Albert Savarus est une histoire d’amour et de fureur, mais comme toujours chez Balzac, l. a. ardour s’inscrit dans le réel : le mariage bute sur l. a. différence de classe et de fortune, les belles promesses ne résistent pas à l’épreuve du temps, le romantisme se fracasse sur los angeles politique. Cruelle désillusion pour qui voulait posséder l’absolu ! N’est-ce pas ce que Balzac pressent pour lui-même en 1842, un des moments les plus amers de sa vie ? En créant l’émouvant personnage d’Albert, son double, miné par l’attente et l’usure du désir, il espère exorciser un destin redouté. Préface, notes et file de Jacqueline Milhit.

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The Pilgrim's Progress: Unabridged With Original by John Bunyan

By John Bunyan

John Bunyan's Pilgrim's growth is a undying vintage of Christian literature. Christian leaves in the back of his sinful existence looking for the Celestial urban, little figuring out of the hazards and trials, and joys so that it will meet him at the means. John Bunyan unearths uncanny perception of human nature, and a willing belief of the non secular realm during this attention-grabbing allegory instructed with pathos and poignancy, in addition to humor. trip to the Celestial urban with Christian, Christiana and their teenagers.

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My Father's Notebook by Kader Abdolah

By Kader Abdolah

While he used to be a boy, Aga Akbar, the deaf-mute illegitimate son of a Persian nobleman, traveled along with his uncle to a cave on within reach Saffron Mountain. as soon as there, he used to be to repeat a three-thousand-year-old cuneiform inscription--an order of the 1st king of Persia--as a method of liberating himself from his emotional confinement. For the rest of his existence, Aga Akbar used those cuneiform characters to fill a pc with writings basically he may perhaps comprehend. Years later, his son, Ishmael--a political dissident in exile--is trying to translate the workstation . . . and within the strategy tells his father's tale, his personal, and the tale of twentieth-century Iran. a gorgeous and impressive novel via a unique literary expertise, "My Father's Notebook" is right away a masterful chronicle of a culture's stricken voyage into modernity and the poignant, undying story of a son's enduring love.

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The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

A sensational bestseller whilst it seemed in 1986, The backyard of Eden is the final uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he labored on intermittently from 1946 until eventually his dying in 1961. Set at the Côte d'Azur within the Twenties, it's the tale of a tender American author, David Bourne, his glamorous spouse, Catherine, and the harmful, erotic video game they play once they fall in love with an analogous lady. "A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, stylish, and surprisingly contemporary," The backyard of Eden represents classic Hemingway, the grasp "doing what no one did better" (R. Z. Sheppard, Time).

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Penguin Classics e-books provide the absolute best variations of Charles Dickens's novels, together with all of the unique illustrations, necessary and informative introductions, the definitive, actual textual content because it used to be intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's existence and notes that fill within the historical past to the booklet. This Penguin Classics variation of The secret of Edwin Drood additionally comprises the mysterious 'Sapsea Fragment' and Dickens's plans for the story.

The secret of Edwin Drood, Dickens' final novel, is a secret equipped round a presumed crime - the homicide of a nephew by way of his uncle. Dickens died sooner than finishing the tale, leaving the secret unsolved and inspiring successive generations of readers to show detective. past the preoccupying truth of this exciting crime, even though, the radical additionally deals readers a routinely Dickensian mixture of the fantastical global of the mind's eye and a vibrantly journalistic depiction of gritty fact.

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Dubliners by James Joyce

By James Joyce

Dubliners is a perfectly enticing and available selection of tales via James Joyce, an writer famed for being tough to learn.

It comprises fifteen tales, between them The useless, made right into a memorable movie by means of John Huston. this gorgeous new version, with an advent via John Boyne, was once selected because the One booklet, One urban identify for Dublin in 2012.

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