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  • Brave New World

    Brave New World
    av Aldous Huxley

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841593593

    Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined l…

  • The Second Sex

    The Second Sex
    av Simone de Beauvoir

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151374

    THE SECOND SEX is a hymn to human freedom and a classic of the existentialist movement. It also has claims to be the most important s ingle book in the history of feminism. In the forty years since its publication De Beauvoir's then revolutionary th…

  • The Republic

    The Republic
    av Plato

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150988

    Although Plato's celebrated work of philosophy describes a society which to some seems the ideal human community and to others like a totalitarian nightmare, it also raises enduring questions about politics, art, education and the general conduct of…

  • Walden

    Walden
    av Henry Thoreau

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151367

    In this classic of American literature, Thoreau gives an account of his two years experience of the 'simple life' in the woods, telling how he sought and found material and spiritual sustenance in the solitude of the cabin which he built for himself…

  • Collected Stories

    Collected Stories
    av Raymond Chandler

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152579

    The only complete collection of shorter fiction by the undisputed master of detective literature, assembled here for the first time in one volume, includes stories unavailable for decades. When Raymond Chandler turned to writing at the age of forty-…

  • A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

    A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
    av James Joyce

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150094

    A classic novel which follows Stephen Dedalus as he progresses from boyhood to his coming of age in Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century, describing his sexual awakening, his intellectual development and his rebellion against Roman Catholici…

  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    av F Scott Fitzgerald

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150193

    Set in the post-Great War Long Island/New York world of the rich. The narrator, Nick Carraway, sympathetically records the pathos of Gatsby's romantic dream which founders on the reality of corruption, the insulated selfishness of Tom and Daisy, and…

  • The Master And Margarita

    The Master And Margarita
    av Mikhail Bulgakov

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150667

    "My favorite novel -it's just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart." Daniel Radcliffe.The devil with his retinue, a poet incarcerated in a mental institution for speaking the truth, and a startling re-creation o…

  • Lolita

    Lolita
    av Vladimir Nabokov

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151336

    Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued…

  • In Search Of Lost Times Volume 1

    In Search Of Lost Times Volume 1
    av Marcel Proust

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841598963

    In the opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator travels backwards in time in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth. Swann's jealous love for Odette provides a prophetic model of the narrator's…

  • Dr Zhivago

    Dr Zhivago
    av Boris Pasternak

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150414

    Doctor Zhivago is the epic novel of Russia in the throes of revolution and one of the greatest love stories ever told. Yuri Zhivago, physician and poet, wrestles with the new order and confronts the changes cruel experience has made in him and the a…

  • Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: Vols 1-3

    Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: Vols 1-3
    av Edward Gibbon

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150957

    Easily the most celebrated historical work in English, Gibbon's account of the Roman empire was in its time a landmark in classical and historical scholarship and remains a remarkable fresh and powerful contribution to the interpretation of Roman hi…

  • Crime And Punishment

    Crime And Punishment
    av Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150353

    Dostoesky's drama of sin, guilt and redemption transmutes the sordid story of an old woman's murder by a desperate student into the nineteenth century's profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel. Grim in theme and setting, the book neverth…

  • Meditations

    Meditations
    av Marcus Aurelius

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150551

    The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (AD 121-180) embodied in his person that ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality and a spirit attuned to the particulars of hum…

  • War And Peace

    War And Peace
    av Leo Tolstoy

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150964

    This is a three-volume boxed set of Tolstoy's historical chronicle of Russia's struggle with Napoleon. The novel is an affirmation of life itself, focusing on the lives of individuals and the physical reality of human experience and its bewildering…

  • The Prince

    The Prince
    av Niccolo Machiavelli

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150797

    Born in Florence in 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli was one of the principal secretaries to the Signoria at Florence and undertook diplomatic missions to various courts, before his imprisonment and exile. To quote his own words, this book discusses "what…

  • The Essays

    The Essays
    av George Orwell

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152425

    Includes 'The Freedom of the Press', intended as the preface to 'Animal Farm' but undiscovered until 1972. Considered by Noam Chomsky to be Orwell's most important essay. These essays demonstrate the life and work of one of the most individual write…

  • The Cairo Trilogy

    The Cairo Trilogy
    av Naguib Mahfouz

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152487

    Naguib Mahfouz's magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The Nobel Prize-winning writer's masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain's occupation of Egypt in the ea…

  • Demons

    Demons
    av Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151824

    Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor…

  • Pride And Prejudice

    Pride And Prejudice
    av Jane Austen

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150018

    Probably the popular favourite among Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice was the first to be written (1796-7), when the author was just twenty-one. Revised for publication thirteen years later, it combines the freshness of youth with the skill…

  • One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

    One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
    av Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152197

    Foreshadowing his later detailed accounts of the Soviet prison-camp system, Solzhenitsyn's classic portrayal of life in the gulag is all the more powerful for being slighter and more personal than those later monumental volumes. Continuing the tradi…

  • Love In The Time Of Cholera

    Love In The Time Of Cholera
    av Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152357

    There are novels, like journeys, which you never want to end: this is one of them. One seventh of July at six in the afternoon, a woman of 71 and a man of 78 ascend a gangplank and begin one of the greatest adventures in modern literature. The man i…

  • The Analects

    The Analects
    av Confucius

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151848

    Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics, but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive to happiness? How should the state…

  • One Hundred Years Of Solitude

    One Hundred Years Of Solitude
    av Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152234

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and…

  • Origin Of The Species

    Origin Of The Species
    av Charles Darwin

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152586

    When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural se…

  • The Sound And The Fury

    The Sound And The Fury
    av William Faulkner

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150698

    This narrative chronicles the decline of the American South through the experiences of Benjy Compson, who struggles to articulate his vision of life. William Faulkner is the author of "As I Lay Dying" and "Sanctuary" and he won the Nobel Prize in 19…

  • In Search Of Lost Time Volume 2

    In Search Of Lost Time Volume 2
    av Marcel Proust

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841598970

    Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of A la recherche du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989).

  • The Poems

    The Poems
    av W. B. Yeats

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151039

    A leader of the twentieth-century Irish nationalist movement, who eventually became one of the Free States's senators, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is also the greatest poet that nation has yet produced. The present selection includes poetry fro…

  • The Trial

    The Trial
    av Franz Kafka

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150759

    The story of the mysterious indictment, trial and reckoning forced upon Kafka's Joseph K. is one of the twentieth century's master parables which has influenced almost every major writer since. By rendering the absurd and the terrifying with scrupul…

  • Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe
    av Daniel Defoe

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150162

    The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is stranded on an uninhabited island far away from any shipping routes. With patience and ingenuity, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he has no human company,…

  • Pale Fire

    Pale Fire
    av Vladimir Nabokov

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150674

    A novel constructed around the last great poem of a fictional American poet, John Shade, and an account of his death. The poem appears in full and the narrative develops through the lengthy, and increasingly eccentric, notes by his posthumous editor.

  • The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

    The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest
    av Dashiell Hammett

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152630

    As an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency Dashiell Hammett knew about sleuthing from the inside, but his career was cut short by the ruin of his health in World War I. These three celebrated novels are therefore the products of a hard real li…

  • In Search Of Lost Time Volume 3

    In Search Of Lost Time Volume 3
    av Marcel Proust

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841598987

    In The Guermantes Way Proust's narrator recalls his initiation into the dazzling world of Parisian high society. Looking back over his time in the glamorous salons of the aristocracy, he satirises this shallow world and his own youthful infatuation…

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game

    The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game
    av Patricia Highsmith

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152623

    Three classic crime novels by a master of the macabre - The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, and Ripley's Game - appear here together in hardcover for the first time. Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral, Patricia Highsmith's hero, the i…

  • Doctor Faustus

    Doctor Faustus
    av Thomas Mann

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150803

    A portrayal of genius possessed, through the biography of the composer Adrian Leverkuhn, narrated by his friend Zeitblom in the years 1943-45, as Germany faces ruin.

  • Catch 22

    Catch 22
    av Joseph Heller

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152203

    A burlesque epic in the tradition of THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK, CATCH-22 exposes the absurdity of war by applying its own demented logic to America's involvement in Korea. The 'catch' is that soldiers have to claim to be mad in order to get out of fi…

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four
    av George Orwell

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151343

    In Nineteen eighty-four, one of the 20th century's great myth-makers takes a cold look at the future. Orwell's study of individual struggling - or not struggling - against totalitarianism remains a salutary lesson in any society.

  • The Pickwick Papers

    The Pickwick Papers
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152111

    When young Charles Dickens was commissioned to write the text for a series of sporting illustrations in 1836, no one could have suspected that this journeyman task was to turn in to one of the great comic novels in English literature. After the prem…

  • House For Mr Biswas

    House For Mr Biswas
    av V S Naipaul

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152135

    In the comic masterpiece which established him one of the greatest writers in the English language, Naipaul follows the fortunes of Mr Biswas, the outsider who refuses to conform to the customs of his grander in-laws whose house he lives in. Finally…

  • The Theban Plays

    The Theban Plays
    av Sophocles

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150933

    Ancient Athens produced three great tragic writers - Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Of the three Sophocles has in many ways remained the most accessible and may have had the most extensive influence on Western Culture, not least because Freud t…

  • A Farewell To Arms

    A Farewell To Arms
    av Ernest Hemingway

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151497

    One of Hemingway's finest novels, A FAREWELL TO ARMS was published in 1929 when the author was at the height of his power, It draws on his own experiences serving with the Italins in World War One when he was severely wounded in action and awarded t…

  • If This Is Man And The Truce

    If This Is Man And The Truce
    av Primo Levi

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152227

    Primo Levi's account of life as a concentration camp prisoner falls into two parts. IF THIS IS A MAN describes his deportation to Poland and the twenty months he spend working in Auschwitz. THE TRUCE covers his long journey to Italy at the end of th…

  • The Complete Works

    The Complete Works
    av Michel De Montaigne

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152593

    Describing his collection of Essays as 'a book consubstantial with its author', Montaigne identified both the power and the charm of a work which introduces us to one of the most attractive figures in European literature. A humanist, a sceptic, an a…

  • The Idiot

    The Idiot
    av Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152548

    This study of natural goodness is Dostoevsky's most touching novel. Prince Myshkin, the last, poverty-stricken member of a once great family and regarded by many as an idiot, returns to Russia from a sanatorium in Switzerland in order to collect an…

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150568

    An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded…

  • Sons And Lovers

    Sons And Lovers
    av D. H. Lawrence

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150223

    Published in 1913, this is a fictionalized account of Lawrence's love for his mother. It traces Paul Morel's childhood, his growing into adolescence and adulthood, and the frustrations of his love for Miriam and Clara caused by his mother's possessi…

  • The Leopard

    The Leopard
    av Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150230

    A bitter-sweet tale of quiet lives in the small and apparently timeless world of mid-19th century Sicilian nobility. Through the eyes of his princely protagonist, the author chronicles the details of an aristocratic, pastoral society, torn apart by…

  • Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn

    Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn
    av Mark Twain

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150445

    Though now enshrined as major masterpieces of American literature, Twain's classic tales of childhood remain as fresh as when they were first written. Vivid and funny, the stories chronicle journeys from innocence to experience in which innocence is…

  • Middlemarch

    Middlemarch
    av George Eliot

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150063

    A tale of quiet lives in an early 19th-century English provincial town which engages the reader at every level, from the author's chronicle of everyday details to the most exacting philosophical and moral reflection.

  • The House Of Mirth

    The House Of Mirth
    av Edith Wharton

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150469

    Alone in the social world of New York high society in the late 19th century, with little but her wit and beauty to support her, Lily Bart pays the ultimate price for defying convention and the hostesses of the Social Register.