The Public Image by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

Spark chooses Rome, "the motherland of sensation," for the atmosphere of her tale approximately superstar Annabel Christopher (known to her adoring enthusiasts as "The English Lady-Tiger"), who has made the deadly mistake of believing in her public snapshot. this mistake and her embittered husband, and unsuccessful actor, meet up with her. Her ultimate act is just the 1st stunning climax—further surprises look forward to. well savaging our megastar tradition, Spark rejoices in a single of her favourite subjects—the conflict among sham and actual identity—and presents Annabel with an unforeseen triumph.

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El mar, el mar by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Al tiempo que huye de una tormentosa vida sentimental, el hombre se empeña en revivir su primera pasión amorosa por una mujer que los angeles vida ha convertido en un ama de casa escuálida, mientras l. a. presencia insomne del mar le devuelve todas sus obsesiones, los espectros del pasado, los fantasmas de sus errores y los angeles angustia de un futuro cansado.

Merecedor en 1978 del Booker Prize, El mar, el mar constituye un punto álgido de l. a. madurez narrativa de su autora, cuya prosa hipnótica nos envuelve aquí en un incesante torrente de imágenes, historias, personajes y reflexiones que resuenan en los angeles mente del lector como el rumor del oleaje al anochecer.

"Peregrinos de l. a. lectura, perdidos en el árido desierto de las malas novelas: venid a Iris Murdoch."
ANDRÉS IBÁÑEZ, ABC Cultural

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Women in Love (Bantam Classic reissue) by D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence

Overview

One of the best of twentieth-century novelists and poets, D. H. Lawrence wrote and lived with a passionate depth that stunned his contemporaries. Lawrence composed Women in Love whereas on the peak of his powers, and certainly, in its combination of lyricism, mental revelation, and an eroticism that's by no means very faraway from violence, it may nonetheless startle or even discomfit readers.

In this tale of 2 very unconventional sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, and the boys they love, Lawrence argues urgently for a brand new conjunction among guy and lady as "two natural beings, every one constituting the liberty of the other." The ardent fight of human souls entering being, and into dating with each other, is on the middle of Women in Love, and this wrenching, occasionally painful, completely exhilarating method is brilliantly illuminated in Lawrence's masterpiece.

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The Merchant of Venice (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I think that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even if, is the least vital point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a sublime and transparent textual content for both the learn or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember the fact that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The exotic Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* top of the range introductions and notes
* New, extra readable alternate trim size
* An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Real love takes the level on the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, because the fairies of the woodland intrude with the lives of mortals attending the marriage ceremonial dinner. even if betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and needs to choose from bowing to her father’s needs or a lifetime of chastity. yet Helena is in love with Demetrius, who merely has eyes for Hermia. while, Oberon, king of the fairies, seeks to punish his spouse Titania utilizing a love potion, because the geographical regions of mortals and fairies collide on one magical midsummer night.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author identified. vastly well known in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his dying, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most renowned strains of discussion became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennialClassics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in publication creation and celebrating examining in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

“Murdoch's best novel . . . without doubt one of many significant achievements in fiction in contemporary years.” —Joyce Carol Oates

while previous neighbors Henry and Cato reunite after years aside, they quick develop into embroiled within the drama of every other’s lives. Henry, who has simply again to England because the sole inheritor to his lately deceased brother’s property, speedy starts off to discover secrets and techniques buried some time past. in the meantime, Cato, a Catholic priest, has fallen in love with the felony appealing Joe, and struggles to reform him regardless of the thief’s continuous efforts to rob him.

A stirring portrait of morality and redemption, Henry and Cato is an insightful examine dealing with the crises that include life’s unforeseen adjustments.

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Love's Labour's Lost (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Whilst Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and his partners swear off of the corporate of girls for 3 years so that it will learn and quickly, they locate themselves totally unprepared for the shortcoming of girl corporation. And whilst the Princess of France and her girls arrive, Ferdinand and his lords locate themselves beguiled through the gorgeous girls with comedic consequences.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. vastly renowned in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of discussion became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennialClassics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in publication construction and celebrating studying in all its types. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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The Quickening Maze: A Novel by Adam Foulds

By Adam Foulds

“It has been some time given that i've got learn a ebook as richly sown with good looks . . . A extraordinary paintings, striking for the precision and power of its perceptions and for the profitable intricacy of its prose.” —James wooden, The New Yorker

A visionary novel by way of "one of the main gifted writers of his generation"—The Times Literary Supplement
 
Shortlisted for the fellow Booker Prize 

Based on actual occasions, The Quickening Maze received over united kingdom critics and readers alike with its rapturous prose and brilliant exploration of poetry and insanity. traditionally exact but brilliantly imagined, this can be the debut book of this based and riveting novel within the United States.

In 1837, after years of suffering from alcoholism and melancholy, the good nature poet John Clare reveals himself in excessive Beach—a psychological establishment positioned in Epping wooded area at the outskirts of London. it isn't lengthy sooner than one other famed author, the younger Alfred Tennyson, strikes close by and grows entwined within the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's proprietor, the bizarre Dr. Matthew Allen, his lonely adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious neighborhood characters. With lyrical grace, the cloistered international of excessive seashore and its citizens are introduced richly to existence during this enthralling publication.

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Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare (Les Fiches de by Encyclopædia Universalis

By Encyclopædia Universalis

Bienvenue dans l. a. assortment Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis

Pièce mythique, Roméo et Juliette, composée vers 1595 et publiée en 1597, est sans doute l. a. tragédie los angeles plus bouleversante de William Shakespeare (1564-1616). À partir de resources préexistantes (Masuccio de Salerne, Luigi Da Porto, Bandello), le dramaturge fait des jeunes amants tragiques le symbole de l’innocence sacrifiée et de l’amour sublime.

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare

Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de l. a. littérature ou de l. a. pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

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Homesick by Roshi Fernando

By Roshi Fernando

During this stunningly guaranteed debut paintings of fiction, Roshi Fernando weaves jointly the lives of a longer Sri Lankan kin.

At Victor and Nandini’s domestic in southeast London, the hot Year’s Eve social gathering is lower than means. everyone seems to be accumulated around—clinking glasses of arrack and whisky, consuming freshly fried poppadoms, hearing baila music—waiting to ring in 1983. Upstairs, The Godfather is taking part in on repeat for a bed room full of little ones under the influence of alcohol on pilfered wine. And in the midst of all of it is sixteen-year-old Preethi, tipsy on formative years and friendship and covert cigarettes, eager to belong.

yet what does that suggest, to belong? As Preethi strikes via her life—befriending the neighborhood outcast, revealing her brother’s private mystery, being affected by her personal disappointment and during a souring marriage—this hope for attractiveness continues to be the only consistent, either for her and for everybody she is familiar with. Homesick moves from side to side in time, among London and Sri Lanka, circling the folks in Preethi’s global: her brother Rohan; her buddies Nil, Clare, Deirdre, and Lolly; her aunty Gertie; and poor cousin Kumar. jointly, they're certain via this shared have to slot in someplace, this rootless hope for a spot to name home.

Gorgeously drawn, informed with wit and pathos, this poignant narrative blends love with loss, politics with popular culture, culture with younger uprising. Homesick is wealthy with perception and a kaleidoscopic view of latest immigrant existence that introduces us to the paintings of Roshi Fernando, a extraordinary new expertise.

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