By Graham Greene
Wormold's daughter had reached a pricey age - so he permitted Hawthorne's provide of 300-plus cash a month and have become Agent 59200/5, MI6's guy in Havana. to maintain the activity, he pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends faux tales. Then they arrive real.
By William Shakespeare
THE NEWLY REVISED SIGNET vintage SHAKESPEARE sequence
generally set in Milan, this comedy is the tale of 2 newly-arrived Veronese neighbors, Valentine and Proteus. either vie for the Duke's daughter's hand, with plenty of laughter resulting.
By Charles Dickens
An instantaneous bestseller while it used to be first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persisted ever because as a perennial xmas favourite. Charles Dickens's liked story concerning the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who involves recognize the which means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come across with 4 ghosts, is a heartwarming get together of the spirit of Christmas.
This glossy Library Paperback Classics version additionally comprises different well known Christmas tales by way of Dickens: The Chimes,in which a guy, persuaded through hypocritical cant that the terrible deserve their distress, is proven what his pessimistic resignation may well result in in a imaginative and prescient conjured by means of the pealing of bells, and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which good points certainly one of his nice comedian households, the Tetterbys.
By Andrew Lycett
In this riveting account of 1 of the twentieth century’s such a lot exceptional and contradictory figures, now to be had back to celebrate Thomas’s one hundredth birthday, acclaimed biographer Andrew Lycett peels again the layers of story that have accrued round Dylan Thomas.
while he died in manhattan in 1953, Thomas was simply thirty-nine years previous, and the myths soon took carry: he grew to become the Keats and the Byron of his generation―the romantic poet who died too younger, his power unfulfilled. Making masterful use of unique fabric from archives and private papers, Lycett describes the improvement of the younger poet, brings invaluable new insights to Thomas’s youthful poetry and the topics that persisted to appear in his paintings, and unearth interesting information about the poet's many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish spouse, Caitlin.
the result's a poignant but stirring portrait of the chaos of Thomas's own lifestyles and a welcome re-examination of the lyricism and experimentalism of his poetry, performs, and brief tales.
The Romance of the Forest (1791) heralded a tremendous surge within the approval for Gothic novels, in a decade that integrated Ann Radcliffe's later works, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
Set in Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and severe oppression, the radical follows the destiny of its heroine Adeline, who's mysteriously put below the safety of a relations fleeing Paris for debt. They take safe haven in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, the place sinister relics of the earlier - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are stumbled on in hid rooms. Adeline reveals herself on the mercy of the abbey's owner, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions ultimately strength her to think about get away to far-off areas.
wealthy in allusions to aesthetic concept and to commute literature, The Romance of the Forest can be involved in present philosophical debate and examines platforms of concept primary to the highbrow lifetime of past due eighteenth-century Europe.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different priceless gains, together with specialist introductions by way of top specialists, precious notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty extra.
By Jane Austen
In a distant Hertfordshire village, faraway the nice trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice capacity needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the center of this all-consuming firm are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — enthusiasts whose delight has to be humbled and prejudices dissolved sooner than the unconventional can come to its correct conclusion.
A choice of the typical middle country criteria Initiative.
By Richmal Crompton
William is often in difficulty, yet occasionally it's really not his fault. It was once Ginger who confirmed him the publication approximately Robin Hood, and it was once Violet Elizabeth Bott's notion to thieve from the wealthy and provides to the poor.
Unfortunately the single wealthy person they comprehend is Violet's father, so William's most up-to-date plan to correct the world's wrongs is certain to guide to disaster . . .
In William the Conqueror everyone's favorite troublemaker, William Brown, is again in a set of 13 simply William tales - now with a brand-new conceal glance illustrated by way of Joe Berger.
There is just one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovely imp of mischief has been harassing his unlucky family members and delighting his millions of admirers due to the fact 1922.
By William Blake
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is either a funny satire on faith and morality and a piece that concisely expresses Blake's crucial knowledge and philosophy, a lot of it published within the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." this gorgeous variation, reproduced from a unprecedented facsimile, invitations readers to benefit from the wealthy personality of Blake's personal hand-printed textual content with his deeply stirring illustrations, reproduced on 27 full-color plates. A typeset transcription of the textual content is included.
By Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh's scintillating, traumatic, and altogether outrageous number of stories—the foundation for the 1998 cult motion picture directed through Paul McGuigan.
he's known as "the Scottish Celine of the Nineteen Nineties" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing various techniques from sour realism to demented myth, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the fundamental humanity, good hidden because it is, of his typically wicked, lazy, manipulative, and harsh characters. He specializes rather in cosmic reversals—God flip a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a child toddler alternate consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results—always showing a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and aspect. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously harmful author who regularly creates a sensation.
By Virginia Woolf