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 fanatics as "The English Lady-Tiger"), who has made the deadly mistake of believing in her public photograph. this mistake and her embittered husband, and unsuccessful actor, meet up with her. Her ultimate act is barely the 1st surprising climax—further surprises watch for. smartly savaging our megastar tradition, Spark rejoices in a single of her favourite subjects—the conflict among sham and real identity—and offers Annabel with an unforeseen triumph.

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Vanity Fair (Bantam Classic reissue) by William Makepeace Thackeray

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Self-importance reasonable is the tale of Becky Sharp, probably the most attractive, willful, and resourcefully captivating pleasure-seekers in literature.

With finishing-school credentials and correct connections, Becky starts as a governess, wins the hearts of the moneyed old and young, and, within the mild of presentation at court docket and calculated scandals, emerges a full-fledged courtesan at the Continent, dwelling unusually well past her capability.

Thackeray's maximum novel is an ethical tapestry of early nineteenth-century English manners, and his continual topic is the folly of the good-at-heart, the evil of these endowed with grace and wit.

Anthony Trollope known as Thackeray " of the famous stars of the literary heaven." V.S. Pritchett unearths Thackeray "...the first of our novelists to trap existence visually and really because it passes in fragments ahead of us...he is particularly an outstanding impressionist - possibly our greatest." With an Afterword via V.S. Pritchett

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Northanger Abbey (Illustrated Edition) (The Novels of Jane by Jane Austen, H.M. Brock

By Jane Austen, H.M. Brock


This distinctive variation of Northanger Abbey comprises the well-known illustrations through Henry Matthew Brock, initially created in 1898. Brock and his brothers have been all profitable illustrators of the day and sometimes posed for every different utilizing costumes, props and furnishings of their Cambridge studio. Brock's older brother Charles joined him in illustrating different Jane Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions.

Northanger Abbey was once Austen's first accomplished novel yet was once released posthumously in 1817. Austen offered the radical to a bookseller in 1803 - for u10 - who made up our minds to not submit it. Her brother received it again for a similar volume after her death.

Catherine Morland is the daughter of a rustic clergyman, one in every of ten youngsters. She devours Gothic novels and has an energetic mind's eye. After a full of life season in tub, she is invited to Northanger Abbey, the place she unearths the home isn't the darkish, moody Gothic mansion of her imaginings.

Catherine's fascinating season in tub leads her to develop into accustomed to the rushing John Thorpe, who encourages her flights of fancy and makes an attempt to divert her from his rival Henry Tilney. yet Henry extends a call for participation she can't face up to and he or she unearths herself traveling Northanger Abbey. There, as a "heroine in training," she is decided to carry considered one of her favourite Gothic novels to existence, however the captivating and intensely all the way down to earth Mr. Tilney finally brings her to determine that actual existence will be much more fascinating than the main spine-chilling Gothic delusion.

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Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Londres, 1923. Par une claire matinée de juin, Clarissa Dalloway, qui donne une fête dans los angeles soirée, type acheter des fleurs. À los angeles faveur de sa prom, elle se laisse imprégner par tout ce qui l’entoure, sillonne les rues et remonte le temps. Tandis que les impressions prosperous, elle se souvient d’un été à Bourton, où sa vie a basculé...

Dans ce roman du temps vécu où les voix et les époques s’entremêlent, Virginia Woolf décrit des existences hantées par le spectre de l’histoire et de l. a. guerre, ou menacées par los angeles folie. Mais entre les ruines de l. a. culture et les bouleversements de l. a. modernité, Mrs Dalloway (1925) fait le pari qu’il est attainable de vivre l’instant présent, ce second « où toutes les choses arrivent ensemble ».

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The Dwarfs: A Novel by Harold Pinter

By Harold Pinter

“A interesting paintings . . . owning amazing energy. Masterful.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Brilliant, cranky, and whimsical, and the narrative passages are probably the most exciting ever written.” —Library Journal

“Some of the author’s such a lot enduring themes—notably, sexual jealousy and betrayal—are current. . . . The narration indicates strains of writers as a variety of as Joyce and Beckett, e.e. cummings and J.P. Donleavy.” —The Washington Post

“The Abbott and Costello meet Samuel Beckett discussion . . . makes you chortle out loud.” —The Village Voice

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Henry IV, Part 2 (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I think that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even if, is the least vital element of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a sublime and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) the prestigious Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

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

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Sylvia's Lovers (The Floating Press) by Elizabeth Gaskell

By Elizabeth Gaskell

A was once powerfully relocating novel of a tender girl stuck among the sights of 2 very various males, Sylvia’s Lovers is determined within the 1790s in an English seashore town.

England is at battle with France, and press-gangs wreak havoc by means of seizing younger males for carrier. one in every of their sufferers is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose allure and vivacity have captured the center of Sylvia Robson. yet Sylvia’s committed cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself and, in an effort to win her, intentionally withholds the most important information—with devastating effects.

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Henry VIII: The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

King Henry VIII hazards either his realm and his immortal soul while he divorces Katherine of Aragon in favour of Anne “Bullen.”

With a forged of characters that comes with Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cranmer, the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, and Sir Thomas Cromwell, Shakespeare explores essentially the most attention-grabbing classes in English background, which was once nonetheless shaping and influencing his international below Henry's daughter, Elizabeth I.

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English Romantic Verse (Penguin Classics)

Author Note: David Wright [Editor]

English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the 1st indicators of its decadence. approximately all of the recognized piéces de résistance could be chanced on right here - 'Intimations of Immortality', 'The old Mariner', 'The Tyger', excerpts from 'Don Juan' - in addition to a few much less prevalent poems. so far as attainable the poets are prepared in chronological order, and their poems so as of composition, starting with eighteenth-century precursors reminiscent of grey, Cowper, Burns and Chatterton. obviously most room has been given over to the main Romantics - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare and Keats - even if their successors, poets equivalent to Beddoes and Poe, are integrated too, in addition to early poems via Tennyson and Browning. In an outstanding advent David Wright discusses the Romantics as a ancient phenomenon, and issues out their relevant beliefs and subject matters.

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Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles, Book by Jeffrey Archer

By Jeffrey Archer

The fourth spellbinding ebook within the epic Clifton Chronicles series

Be cautious What you would like For opens with Harry Clifton and his spouse Emma dashing to sanatorium to profit the destiny in their son Sebastian, who has been serious about a deadly vehicle coincidence. yet who died, Sebastian or his ally Bruno?

When Ross Buchanan is pressured to surrender as chairman of the Barrington transport corporation, Emma Clifton desires to change him. yet Don Pedro Martinez intends to put in his puppet, the egregious significant Alex Fisher, as a way to break the Barrington kinfolk company simply because the corporation plans to construct its new luxurious liner, the MV Buckingham.

Back in London, Harry and Emma’s followed daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of paintings the place she falls in love with a fellow scholar, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. either households are overjoyed till Priscilla Bingham, Jessica’s destiny partner's mother, has a trip from an previous good friend, girl Virginia Fenwick, who drops her specific model of poison into the marriage chalice.

Then, all of sudden, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who not anyone has stumble upon ahead of, takes his position at the board of Barringtons. This motives an upheaval that none of them can have expected, and should switch the lives of each member of the Clifton and Barrington households. Hardcastle’s first determination is who to help to develop into the subsequent chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or significant Alex Fisher? And with that call, the tale takes another twist that may preserve you at the fringe of your seat.

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