This finished assortment bargains an entire advent to 1 of the preferred literary sorts of the Victorian interval, its key authors and works, its significant topics, and its lasting legacy.
By Paul Theroux
Allie Fox goes to re-create the area. Abominating the police officers, crooks, junkies and scavengers of contemporary the USA, he abandons civilization and takes the kin to stay within the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius retains them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them via a diseased and soiled Eden in the direction of incredible darkness. 'An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a mudbank of horror' - Christopher Wordsworth, "Guardian".
By Bunin I. A.
5 novels by way of Ivan A. Bunin:
1 Tre rubli (Три рубля)
2 Un ballo memorabile(Помятный бал)
3 L'ultimo appuntamento (Последнее свидание)
4 In autunno (Осенью)
5 los angeles coppa della vita (Чаша жизни)
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By Rebecca Dixon
Protecting the interval from the past due 13th to the early 16th century, Poetry, wisdom, and neighborhood examines the function of poetry in French tradition in transmitting and shaping wisdom. the amount unearths the interaction among poet, textual content, and viewers, and explores the main dynamics of later medieval French poetry and of the groups during which it used to be produced.
By Maud Casey
Isabelle, a girl in her thirties with none of the trimmings of a grown-up existence, has simply been fired from her activity at a San Francisco mobile corporation. Returning to the midwestern suburb of her adolescence, Standardsville, Illinois, she contends along with her relationship unmarried mom, a neighbor who as soon as seemed on The Honeymooners, and an ex-boyfriend. She additionally turns into a mystery shopper for a temp organization, posing as numerous strength tenants for newly outfitted suburban groups to entry their specific services.
Enchanted via the possiblities of hide, Isabelle spins an internet of lies that retains the area at a distance till she reveals long-kept secrets and techniques that strength her to reconsider every thing she suggestion she knew.
By Ruth Rendell
Existence within the well-manicured London locale of Hexam position isn't really as placid and orderly because it seems to be. in the back of the tranquil gardens and polished entryways, relationships among servants and their employers are set to combust.
Henry, the good-looking valet to Lord Studley, is sound asleep with either the Lord's spouse and his university-age daughter. Montserrate, the nonetheless family's lazy au pair, helps to conceal Mrs. Still's illicit affair with a tv actor--for a small expense. June, the haughty housekeeper to a princess of doubtful foundation, is tough at paintings forming a "society" for servants to deal with lawsuits approximately their employers. in the meantime, a disturbed gardener, Dex, believes a voice in his telephone is giving him godlike instructions--that may well endanger the lives of all who dwell in Hexam Place.
A deeply saw and suspenseful replace to the upstairs/downstairs style, The St. Zita Society is Ruth Rendell at her incisive most sensible.
Delivering extraordinary scope, A significant other to Hellenistic Literature in 30 newly commissioned essays explores the social and highbrow contexts of literature creation within the Hellenistic interval, and examines the connection among Hellenistic and past literature. presents a panoramic serious exam of Hellenistic literature, together with the works of well–respected poets along lesser–known historic, philosophical, and clinical prose of the interval Explores how the indigenous literatures of Hellenized lands stimulated Greek literature and the way Greek literature prompted Jewish, close to japanese, Egyptian, and Roman literary works.
By Margaret Atwood
In Alias Grace, bestselling writer Margaret Atwood has written her so much appealing, irritating, and finally pleasing paintings for the reason that The Handmaid's Tale. She takes us again in time and into the lifetime of the most enigmatic and infamous ladies of the 19th century.
Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement within the vicious murders of her organization, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. a few think Grace is blameless; others imagine her evil or insane. Now serving a lifestyles sentence, Grace claims to don't have any reminiscence of the murders.
Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming specialist within the burgeoning box of psychological ailment, is engaged via a bunch of reformers and spiritualists who search a pardon for Grace. He listens to her tale whereas bringing her nearer and in the direction of the day she can't take into accout. what's going to he locate in trying to unencumber her stories? Is Grace a feminine fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the sufferer of circumstances?
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By José Lins do Rego
About the writer (from Goodreads):
José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist such a lot identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English conversing international. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with trouble, yet quickly it received praised by means of the critics.
Sobre o livro:
Integrantes do chamado “Ciclo do Cangaço”, PEDRA BONITA e CANGACEIROS, de José Lins do Rêgo, abordam a realidade nordestina, fortemente marcada pela seca e pelo movimento do cangaço.
Lançado em 1953, CANGACEIROS retoma a história de Bentinho Já adulto, o rapaz se apaixona pela bela Alice. Irmão do mais famoso cangaceiro da região, o rapaz vive um amor proibido, uma vez que sua namorada é filha de um homem que odeia o cangaço.
Apesar de ter uma história de amor como fio condutor, o sertão é o grande protagonista dessa saga. Com seu estilo crítico e observador das desigualdades sociais, José Lins do Rêgo aborda a luta pela sobrevivência no sertão, a brutalidade do cangaço e os motivos que levam os homens a entrar para o movimento.
By Walker Percy
Winner of the 1961 nationwide ebook Award
The surprising novel that confirmed Walker Percy as one of many significant voices in Southern literature is now to be had for the 1st time in classic paperback.
The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a tender New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the realm with the indifferent gaze of a Bourbon road dandy at the same time he yearns for a religious redemption he can't deliver himself to think in. at the eve of his 30th birthday, he occupies himself dallying along with his secretaries and going to videos, which supply him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his actual existence. yet one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his relatives, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling in the course of the chaos of latest Orleans' French area. Wry and wrenching, wealthy in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a real American vintage.