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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    av F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199536405

    "He talked a lot about the past and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain startin…

  • The Waves

    The Waves
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199642922

    'I, who would wish to feel close over me the protective waves of the ordinary, catch with the tail of my eye some far horizon.'Intensely visionary yet absorbed with the everyday; experimental, daring and challenging, The Waves is regarded by many as…

  • To the Lighthouse

    To the Lighthouse
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199536610

    'I am making up "To the Lighthouse" - the sea is to be heard all through it' Inspired by the lost bliss of her childhood summers in Cornwall, Virginia Woolf produced one of the masterworks of English literature in To the Lighthouse. It concerns the…

  • Orlando

    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199650736

    'I feel the need of an escapade after these serious poetic experimental books...I want to kick up my heels & be off.'Orlando tells the tale of an extraordinary individual who lives through centuries of English history, first as a man, then as a woma…

  • A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

    A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful
    av Edmund Burke

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199668717

    'Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.'In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he overturned…

  • Flush

    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199539291

    'I lay in the garden and red the Browning love letters, and the figure of their dog made me laugh so I couldn't resist making him a Life.' Throughout her career, Woolf invokes the animal world both directly and metaphorically. She started to write a…

  • Between the Acts

    Between the Acts
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199536573

    Between the Acts is Virginia Woolf's last novel, and in her own opinion it was `more quintessential' than any of her others. Set in the summer of 1939 on the day of the annual village pageant at Pointz Hall, the book weaves together the musings of s…

  • A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

    A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199642212

    'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their rol…

  • Mrs Dalloway

    Mrs Dalloway
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199536009

    'Fear no more the heat of the sun.' Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an even…

  • The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction

    The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199554997

    'I shall never forget the day I wrote "The Mark on the Wall" - all in a flash, as if flying, after being kept stone breaking for months. "The Unwritten Novel" was the great discovery, however. That - again in one second - showed me how I could embod…

  • The Aeneid

    The Aeneid
    av Virgil

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199537488

    The supreme Roman epic and the greatest poem in Latin, the Aeneid has inspired many of the great European poets including Dante and Milton. The Trojan hero Aeneas, after surviving the sack of Troy, makes his way to the West, urged on by benevolent d…

  • Finnegans Wake

    Finnegans Wake
    av James Joyce

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199695157

    'And low, stole o'er the stillness the heartbeats of sleep'In Chapelizod, a suburb of Dublin, an innkeeper and his family are sleeping. Around them and their dreams there swirls a vortex of world history, of ambition and failure, desire and transgre…

  • The Iliad

    The Iliad
    av Homer

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199536795

    'Fitzgerald has solved virtually every problem that has plagued translators of Homer.' Atlantic Monthly The Iliad is the story of a few days' fighting in the tenth year of the legendary war between the Greeks and the Trojans, which broke out when Pa…

  • The Koran

    The Koran

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199537327

    The Koran is a book apart, not only as Holy Scripture for Muslims, but as the supreme classic of Arabic literature. In its 114 Suras, or chapters, it comprises the total of revelations believed to have been communicated to the prophet Muhammad as a…

  • Selected Essays

    Selected Essays
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199556069

    'A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.'According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we…

  • The Eclogues and Georgics

    The Eclogues and Georgics
    av Virgil

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199554096

    The Eclogues, ten short pastoral poems, were composed between approximately 42 and 39 BC, during the time of the 'Second' Triumvirate of Lepidus, Anthony, and Octavian. In them Virgil subtly blended an idealized Arcadia with contemporary history. To…

  • Selected Stories

    Selected Stories
    av Katherine Mansfield

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199537358

    'I was jealous of her writing. The only writing I have ever been jealous of.' Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf was not the only writer to admire Mansfield's work: Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Bowen all praised her stories, and her early d…

  • The Years

    The Years
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199555390

    As the Pargiters, a middle-class English family, move from the oppressive confines of the Victorian home of the 1880s to the `present day' of the 1930s, they are weighed down by the pressures of war, the social strictures of patriarchy, capitalism a…

  • Kidnapped

    av Robert Louis Stevenson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199674213

    'Your bed shall be the moorcock's, and your life shall be like the hunted deer's, and ye shall sleep with your hand upon your weapons.'Tricked out of his inheritance, shanghaied, shipwrecked off the west coast of Scotland, David Balfour finds himsel…

  • Three Plays

    Three Plays
    av Luigi Pirandello

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199641192

    SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR * HENRY IV * THE MOUNTAIN GIANTSPirandello ranks with Strindberg, Brecht, and Beckett as a seminal figure in modern drama. Innovative and influential, he broke decisively with the conventions of realist theatre…

  • Sherlock Holmes. Selected Stories

    Sherlock Holmes. Selected Stories
    av Arthur Conan Doyle

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199672066

    'Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science'For more than a century the Holmes stories have held a strange, almost inexplicable grip on the popular imagination. They are intimately associated with late Victorian and Edwardian society, yet curiou…