Middle England (Rotters' Club, #3)

19 November 2019 | By Jonathan Coe | Filed in: english literature.

Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of

My Purple Scented Novel

19 November 2019 | By Ian McEwan | Filed in: english literature.

Short story published in the March 28, 2016 Edition of The New Yorker Also available to read online You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade You d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until

The Noise of Time

19 November 2019 | By Julian Barnes | Filed in: english literature.

A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich Julian Barnes s first novel since his best selling, Man Booker Prize winning The Sense of an Ending In 1936, Shostakovitch, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a

Mothering Sunday

19 November 2019 | By Graham Swift | Filed in: english literature.

A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life Twenty two year old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen For almost all of those years she h

The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels

19 November 2019 | By Edward St. Aubyn | Filed in: english literature.

For the first time, all five books in the Patrick Melrose series are collected in a single edition NEVER MIND BAD NEWS SOME HOPE MOTHER S MILK AT LAST Acclaimed for their searing wit and their deep humanity, this magnificent cycle of novels in which Patrick Melrose battles to survive the savager

The Golden House

19 November 2019 | By Salman Rushdie | Filed in: english literature.

When powerful real estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking Roman names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his

The Sunrise

19 November 2019 | By Victoria Hislop | Filed in: english literature.

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune An ambitious couple are about to open the island s most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony Two neighbouring families, the Georgio

In the Light of What We Know

19 November 2019 | By Zia Haider Rahman | Filed in: english literature.

A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century An investment banker approaching forty, his career collapsing and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house Confronting the disheveled figure of a Sou

Liberty: Vintage Minis

19 November 2019 | By Virginia Woolf | Filed in: english literature.

Why should one half be free to live, while the other is doomed to watch silently from the sidelines In this visionary collection, Virginia Woolf leads us on a transformative journey through the liberating powers of the mind From an exploration of why women were barred from writing and under what c

Number 11

19 November 2019 | By Jonathan Coe | Filed in: english literature.

This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all It s about the legacy of war and the end of innocence It s about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won It s about how 140 characters can make foo

Early One Morning

19 November 2019 | By Virginia Baily | Filed in: english literature.

Two women s decision to save a child during WWII will have powerful reverberations over the years.Chiara Ravello is about to flee occupied Rome when she locks eyes with a woman being herded on to a truck with her family.Claiming the woman s son, Daniele, as her own nephew, Chiara demands his return

Well, they are gone, and here must I remain

19 November 2019 | By Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Filed in: english literature.

Ye Ice Falls Ye that from the mountain s brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain A selection of Coleridge s poems, including This Lime Tree Bower My Prison and Frost at Midnight Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin s 80th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the h

Il ritratto di Dorian Gray

19 November 2019 | By Oscar Wilde | Filed in: english literature.

Il ritratto di Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray un romanzo di Oscar Wilde Nell aprile 1891 Wilde fece stampare in volume il romanzo, unendovi la propria prefazione Per esigenze puramente commerciali, legate al gusto dell epoca fine ottocentesca, l autore revision il proprio romanzo e vi

Pride and Prejudice

19 November 2019 | By Jane Austen | Filed in: english literature.

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a cre

Jane Eyre

19 November 2019 | By Charlotte Brontë | Filed in: english literature.

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls i

Wuthering Heights

19 November 2019 | By Emily Brontë | Filed in: english literature.

You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE This best selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals.

1984

19 November 2019 | By George Orwell | Filed in: english literature.

Alternate cover edition of ASIN B003JTHWKU For previous cover edition see here Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell