Category: British Literature

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

    By Emily Brontë

    Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte's merely novel, is without doubt one of the pinnacles of nineteenth century English literature.

    It's the tale of Heathcliff, an orphan who falls inlove with a woman above his type, loses her, and devotes the remainder of his lifestyles to wreaking revenge on her kinfolk.
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  • Lempriere's Dictionary (US Edition) by Lawrence Norfolk

    By Lawrence Norfolk

    EPUB eISBN: 9780802199430
    British book: 1991
    American ebook: 1999
    Electronic booklet (US ed): 2007

    An overseas best-seller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, Lempriere's Dictionary is the debut novel from Lawrence Norfolk, considered one of England's such a lot leading edge, across the world acclaimed younger authors. In eighteenth-century London, John Lempriere works feverishly on a celebrated dictionary of classical mythology that bears his identify. He discovers a conspiracy opposed to his kin relationship again a hundred and fifty years. informed with the narrative force of a political mystery and a Dickensian landscape of position and time, this spectacular story encompasses the nice Voyages of Discovery, multinational monetary conspiracies, and a motley solid of students and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates, all brilliantly depicted throughout 3 continents and the area of classical mythology.
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  • An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch

    By Iris Murdoch

     A strong novel of a family’s look for love amid the wreckage of failed relationships An Unofficial Rose is a narrative of a father and son, either disillusioned with their lives, and either in love with a person except their other halves. whereas the daddy, a widower, regrets by no means leaving his spouse for his mistress, the son seeks any chance to flee his uninteresting marriage. Written with Murdoch’s masterful combination of comedy and tragedy, An Unofficial Rose is a compelling tale of affection, remorse, and the complexity of human relationships.

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  • The Secret Garden by Lois Lowry, Frances Hodgson Burnett

    By Lois Lowry, Frances Hodgson Burnett

    With an creation by means of Lois Lowry.

    Age variety: nine - 12 Years

    From the exchange Paperback edition.

    Frances Hodgson Burnett's loved vintage is tailored for starting readers during this colorfully illustrated model. The spoiled orphan Mary Lennox leaves India to dwell together with her chilly uncle in his dreary mansion in England. whilst Mary hears of a mystery backyard saved locked for ten years, she is decided to discover it and have a tendency it again to life.

    With assistance from her uncle's sickly son and a boy who understands all approximately nature, Mary secretly transforms the backyard - and all in their lives.

    About the Author

    FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT used to be born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. After her father’s demise in 1853, Burnett’s mom ran the family’s iron foundry until eventually the yank Civil struggle triggered the company to fail. Destitute, the Hodgsons moved to Tennessee in 1865, to stick with family members in a log cabin. Frances lived there until eventually 1873, whilst she married a physician, Swan Burnett, whom she later divorced in 1898. She married Stephen Townsend, an actor, in 1900.

    From her young people Frances had written tales and stories to aid aid the relations and later claimed by no means to have written a manuscript that was once no longer released. Her first frequent good fortune got here with That Lass o’ Lowrie’s in 1877, a story of the Lancashire coal mines. however it was once the book of Little Lord Fauntleroy, in 1886, that introduced the writer popularity and wealth and tested Cedric because the version for a iteration of younger boys. Sara Crewe was once released in 1888, and the rags-to-riches tale was once such a success that Burnett revised, multiplied, and republished it in 1905 as a bit Princess. The loved the key backyard seemed six years later to huge, immense severe and renowned acclaim.

    A prolific author, Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote over 40 novels and performs and dozens of brief tales in the course of her lifetime. She died at Plandome, long island, on October 29, 1924.
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