Category: British Literature

  • Henry and Cato (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch

    By Iris Murdoch

    Henry and Cato is the tale of 2 prodigal sons. Henry returns from a self-imposed exile in the United States to an unexpected inheritance of wealth and land in England. he's additionally returning to his mom. His good friend Cato is suffering from ambiguous intermingled passions, one for a God who could or won't exist, the opposite for a petty felony who may well or is probably not able to salvation. Cato's father and his sister Colette wait anxiously to welcome Cato again to sanity after his doubtful escapades. Henry in the meantime confronts his mom, the unappeased furies of infantile resentment, and diverse chances of revenge. Henry's cool mom watches, Cato's impetuous sister intervenes. Can love right here turn into a saving strength, or is it condemned to be possessive and demonic? Blackmail and violence take a hand, and either Henry and Cato go back domestic ultimately.
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  • La mémoire égarée by Samantha Harvey

    By Samantha Harvey

    « Une série de coups de feu interrompt l. a. dialogue. Il y a los angeles guerre, ou il y a ecu los angeles guerre, ou… quoi ?… il ne sait pas, là maintenant. Fouiller au fond de sa mémoire est comme plonger sa major dans une boîte, les yeux bandés, sachant qu’elle contient des objets mais sans savoir vraiment lesquels. los angeles guerre a son rôle à jouer, mais peut-être n’est-ce que son grondement régulier qui ne l’a jamais quitté. Peut-être n’est-ce que le battement de son coeur mélancolique. »

    Jake approche los angeles soixantaine quand il apprend qu’il est atteint d’Alzheimer. Quelque temps après l’annonce de cette negative nouvelle, il survole une felony dont il a bâti les plans, et on comprend que son fils y est incarcéré. Très vite, l’existence de cet homme apparaît dans toutes ses zones d’ombre : son amour pour Helen, qu’il épousa, peut-être un peu rapidement, sa relation avec le personnage imposant de sa mère, Sara, qui a survécu à l’Holocauste. Les autres femmes de sa vie, son désir de paternité. Son rapport à l. a. religion. 
    Très vite, le lecteur s’interroge sur l. a. confiance qu’il peut accorder au récit de Jake, remarquant certaines incohérences, certains mensonges. Mais aussi l’influence sur sa mémoire de tous les récits qui lui ont été livrés…

    L’ambition même de ce premiere roman impressionne : explorer les méandres d’une mémoire qui se défait, des prémisses de los angeles maladie au grand ultimate. Tout en accomplissant cette prouesse, Samantha Harvey plonge le lecteur au cœur de los angeles vie même, de ses intrigues et discover l. a. manière dont l. a. nature fragmentaire du memento affecte nos existences.
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  • To the Lighthouse (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf

    By Virginia Woolf

    Set in the summertime domestic of an English family members, the unconventional unfolds via moving views of every character's circulation of attention, recalling youth feelings and highlights of grownup relationships.

    Shifts take place even mid-sentence, and in a few experience they resemble the rotating beam of the lighthouse.

    A landmark of excessive modernism and considered one of Woolf's top works.
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  • Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen

    By Jane Austen

    Jane Austen’s final accomplished novel, Persuasion is a pleasant social satire of England’s landed gentry and a relocating story of fanatics separated by way of type differences. After years aside, single Anne Elliot, the heroine Jane Austen referred to as “almost too sturdy for me,” encounters the speeding naval officer others persuaded her to reject, as he now courts the rash and more youthful Louisa Musgrove. beautifully drawn, those characters and people of Anne’s prideful father, Sir Walter, the scheming Mrs. Clay, and the duplicitous William Elliot, inheritor to Kellynch corridor, turn into luminously alive—so a lot in order that the poet Tennyson, vacationing historical Lyme Regis, the place a pivotal scene happens, exclaimed: “Don’t seek advice from me of the Duke of Monmouth. express me the precise spot the place Louisa Musgrove fell!”

    Tender, virtually grave, Persuasion offers a glimpse into Jane Austen’s personal center whereas it magnificently monitors the complete adulthood of her literary strength.
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  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories (Vintage) by Robert Louis Stevenson

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    How skinny is the road among stable and evil?

    Dr Jekyll has been experimenting together with his identification. He has constructed a drug which separates the 2 facets of his nature and permits him sometimes to desert himself to his so much corrupt dispositions because the large Mr Hyde.

    But steadily he starts to discover that the adventure again to goodness turns into a growing number of tricky, and the chance that Mr Hyde will cut loose completely from Dr Jekyll's regulate places all of London in grave peril.
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  • Sons and Lovers (Centennial Edition) by D. H. Lawrence

    By D. H. Lawrence

    D. H. Lawrence’s nice autobiographical novel paints a provocative portrait of an artist torn among affection for his mom and wish for 2 attractive girls. Set within the Nottinghamshire coalfields of Lawrence’s personal boyhood, the tale follows younger Paul Morel’s progress into manhood in a British working-class family.

    Gertrude Morel, Paul’s puritanical mom, concentrates all her love and a focus on Paul, nurturing his skills as a painter. while she muses that he may perhaps marry sometime and desolate tract her, the attentive son swears he'll by no means depart her. Then Paul falls in love—with no longer one girl yet two—and needs to finally make a choice from them.…
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  • Macbeth (Shakespeare Made Easy) by William Shakespeare

    By William Shakespeare

    "I suppose that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even if, is the least very important point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a sublime and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the prestigious 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 one quantity features:
    * Authoritative, trustworthy texts
    * top of the range introductions and notes
    * New, extra readable alternate trim size
    * An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's existence and the choice of texts
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  • The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

    By Jane Austen

    From the editor of the preferred Annotated delight and Prejudice comes an annotated variation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an excellent extra fulfilling learn. here's the total textual content of the unconventional with greater than 1,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
    -Explanations of ancient context
    -Citations from Austen’s lifestyles, letters, and different writings
    -Definitions and clarifications
    -Literary reviews and analysis
    -Maps of locations within the novel
    -An advent, bibliography, and distinct chronology of events
    -225 informative illustrations
    Filled with attention-grabbing information about the characters’ garments, furnishings, and carriages, and illuminating heritage details on every thing from the trend for all issues medieval to the possibilities for socializing within the well known inn city of tub, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s global into richer concentration.
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  • The Egoist by George Meredith

    By George Meredith

    Virginia Woolf acknowledged of The Egoist: ‘Meredith will pay us a very best praise to which as novel-readers we're little accustomed ... He imagines us in a position to disinterested interest within the behaviour of our kind.’ during this, the main dazzlingly highbrow of all his novels, Meredith attempts to light up the pretensions of the main strong classification in the very fortress of protection which its contributors have outfitted. He develops to their logical extremity his principles on egoism, on sentimentality and at the energy of comedy. Meredith observed egoism because the nice enemy of fact, feeling and growth, and comedy because the nice dissolver of artifice. The Egoist is the intense expression of his recurrent subject: the defeat of egoism by way of the ability of comedy.
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  • Far from the Madding Crowd (Oxford World’s Classics) by Thomas Hardy

    By Thomas Hardy

    Gabriel Oak is just one of 3 suitors for the hand of the gorgeous and lively Bathsheba Everdene. He needs to compete with the rushing younger soldier Sergeant Troy and first rate, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And whereas their fates rely on the alternative Bathsheba makes, she discovers the negative effects of an inconstant heart.

    Far from the Madding Crowd was once the 1st of Hardy's novels to offer the identify of Wessex to the panorama of south-west England, and the 1st to achieve him frequent acceptance as a novelist. Set opposed to the backdrop of the unchanging average cycle of the 12 months, the tale either upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly glossy sensibility. This new version keeps the severe textual content that restores formerly deleted and revised passages.
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