A historical novel set in Lombardy during the wars, famine and plague of the period 1628-30. Two star-crossed lovers are tested by the political injustices of their situation, the virulence of the plague, and a life in exile, away from their homeland. First published in 1827, and now accompanied by an e ...Show more
Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel "The Big Sleep" in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colorful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the t ...Show more
This is the story of Mattis, a mentally handicapped man who lives with and is cared for by his older sister, Hege. Within their isolated, lakeside existence, Mattis cannot make sense of his tangled thoughts, frightening apparitions, surges of emotion and clever insights. When a travelling lumberjack att ...Show more
Category: No Category | Series: Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
'I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic' Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal and revenge, goddesses and warriors, ancient magic and con ...Show more
'In the midst of life we are in death' The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hi ...Show more
The Book of Disquiet is one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. Written over the course of Fernando Pessoa's life, it was first published in 1982, pieced together from the thousands of individual manuscript pages left behind by Pessoa after his death in 1935. Now this fragmentary moder ...Show more
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey - the international bestseller - an explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape. 'You've never been in control, until now; you've never, before, had exactly what you want...The lights turned off. A touch that's gentle, slow, provocative, that builds you up, that makes you ...Show more
The Chandelier, written when Lispector was only twenty-three, reveals a very different author from the college student whose debut novel, Near to the Wild Heart, announced the landfall of "Hurricane Clarice." Virginia and her cruel, beautiful brother, Daniel, grow up in a decaying country mansion. They ...Show more
'Many people are not in the least disturbed at the harm that befalls them, provided they can see their enemies' downfall first' In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox outwitted by ...Show more
Category: No Category | Series: Knickerbocker Classics Ser.
As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and ot ...Show more
Anne Franks The Diary of a Young Girl is not just a true story but also a piece of history. Written by Anne Frank for herself, at the age of 13, the diary contains candid and intimate details of Annes thoughts and feelings during the two years of the Second World War she and her family and friends staye ...Show more
Category: No Category | Series: Northwestern World Classics Ser.
Written in the 14th century by Italian writer Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy chronicles Dante's fictional journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Profoundly allegorical, it has challenged and inspired generations of readers.