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  • Dubliners

    av James Joyce

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150490

    His stories are fillled with the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism. He writes of social decline, sexual desire and exploitation, corruption and personal failure, yet creates a brilliantly…

  • Mary Barton

    Mary Barton
    av Elizabeth Gaskell

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151855

    Published in 1848, MARY BARTON was the first novel of Elizabeth Gaskell, later to become celebrated as the author of CRANFORD, MARY BARTON - a better book than CRANFORD - was written after she has married a Manchester clergyman, and it combines a ty…

  • A Passage To India

    A Passage To India
    av E. M. Forster

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150292

    Set in British India in the 1920s, this book looks at racial conflict. The characters struggle to overcome their own differences and prejudices, but when the Indian Dr Aziz is tried for the alleged assault of Adela Quested even the strongest inter-r…

  • Howards End

    Howards End
    av E. M. Forster

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150254

    The story of a house and two sisters, Howards End is also a subtle meditation on national, sexual and social identities. If the contrasting temperaments of the heroines often recall Sense and Sensibility, the comparison with Jane Austen is fully jus…

  • Collected Stories

    Collected Stories
    av Franz Kafka

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151459

    Kafka was an obsessive writer who produced a huge volume of stories, novels, diaries and letters in his brief lifetime. The present volume includes all his available shorter fiction in a new collection edited and introduced by Gabriel Josipovici. Th…

  • Bostonians

    av Henry James

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150827

    Tells the story of Basil Ransom, a bemused and handsome lawyer from the American South who battles with the earnest feminists of Boston for the soul of the beautiful Verena Tarrant, whom he hopes to marry - and whom they hope to recruit to their cau…

  • The Castle

    The Castle
    av Franz Kafka

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151275

    Summoned to take up the position of a land surveyor to the mysterious lord of a castle, the character known as K. finds himself in a bitter and baffling struggle to contact his new employer and go about his duties.

  • Fathers And Children

    Fathers And Children
    av Ivan Turgenev

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150179

    Examines the conflict of attitudes in mid-19th-century Russia, as distant pre-echoes of the Revolution continue to rumble through the remote rural landscape. The story follows the Kirsanov family, representatives of the old regime, and the violent c…

  • Old Goriot

    Old Goriot
    av Honore de Balzac

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150377

    In this novel of obsessive passion the author tells stories of Old Goriot and the ungrateful daughters he adores; young Rastignac, a country lad determined to make his way in Paris; and Vautrin, his satanic tempter. Their lives all cross in the Mais…

  • Mrs Dalloway

    Mrs Dalloway
    av Virginia Woolf

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151572

    Tracing a day in the life of society hostess Clarissa Dalloway, Virginia Woolf triumphantly discovers her distinctive style as a novelist. First published in 1925, MRS DALLOWAY is her first complete rendering of what Woolf described as the 'luminous…

  • Nostromo

    av Joseph Conrad

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150889

    A novel, in which Charles Gould returns to South America determined to make a success of the inheritance left to him by his father, the San Tome mine. But his dreams are thwarted as the country is plunged into revolution.

  • Moonstone

    av Wilkie Collins

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151220

    The moonstone is a yellow diamond of unearthly beauty brought from India and given to Rachel Verrinder as an eighteenth birthday present, but the fabled diamond carries with it a terrible curse.

  • Jude The Obscure

    Jude The Obscure
    av Thomas Hardy

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151152

    Hardy's last novel is the story of a young working man destroyed by the partial fulfilment of his dreams. He is torn between his desires for the life of the body and the life of the mind, as represented by two women - the vulgar but lustrous Arabell…

  • Germinal

    av Emile Zola

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150247

    This is a documentary-style account of political unrest and personal travail in a late 19th-century French coalfield. Despite the grimness of his subject and the accuracy of his description, Zola tells an irresistible tale above and below ground amo…

  • Scarlet Letter

    Scarlet Letter
    av Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151251

    The story of Hester Prynne, taken in adultery, arraigned by her puritan community and abandoned by her husband and her lover. Combining moral force, austere beauty and psychology, it is a narrative which provides the framework for the author's refle…

  • To The Lighthouse

    To The Lighthouse
    av Virginia Woolf

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150308

    This is the story of a woman and her family experiencing the passage of time and seeking to recapture meaning from the flux of things. Though Mrs Ramsay's death is the event on which the novel turns, her presence pervades every page in a poetic evoc…

  • Eustace Diamonds

    Eustace Diamonds
    av Anthony Trollope

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151046

    Lizzie Eustace can manipulate men and flatter powerful women, and she's determined to make her way in the world by whatever means she can. This comedy of a society adventuress and her necklace is one of the "Palliser" novels, describing the politica…

  • Eugenie Grandet

    Eugenie Grandet
    av Honore de Balzac

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151190

    This is a painfully drawn portrayal of private life, but its wider subject-matter also makes it a fictional document of post-revolutionary France.

  • The Charterhouse Of Parma

    The Charterhouse Of Parma
    av Stendhal

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151022

    A story of passion and political intrigue in which the young and impulsive Fabrizzio finds himself caught between the love of two women and the wars of their aristocratic factions. "The Charterhouse of Parma" is a study of disillusion and a testamen…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • Confessions

    av Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150841

    This autobiography includes the record of a sexual and spiritual quest, exploring the deepest recesses of the author's mind while narrating the farcical comedy of errors which was his life. P.N. Furbank is the author of "E.M. Forster: A Life".

  • 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…

  • The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window

    The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window
    av Raymond Chandler

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152555

    Raymond Chandler's first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction.The Big Sleep, Chandler's first novel, introduces Philip Marlowe, a private detective inhabitin…

  • Barchester Towers

    Barchester Towers
    av Anthony Trollope

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150575

    Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers - struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect - actually went to the heart of mid-Victorian English s…

  • 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,…

  • Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair
    av William Makepeace Thackeray

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150124

    Set in the years before and after Waterloo, the novel tells the parallel stories of two schoolfriends - the quiet, long-suffering Amelia and her brilliant, scheming friend, Becky Sharp. The novel portrays all the corruption and decadence of 19th-cen…

  • 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…

  • Buddenbrooks

    av Thomas Mann

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151077

    Thomas Mann's first great novel, written at the age of 25, is an epic study of decadence among the merchant families of Hamburg at the end of the nineteenth century. The novel is based on Mann's own experience as the son of a German merchant prince,…

  • 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…

  • The Tale Of Genji

    The Tale Of Genji
    av Murasaki Shikibu

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151084

    This is the prose masterpiece of the Heian era of the 10th and 11th centuries, which is recognized as a great period in Japanese literature. It is an account of the intricate, exquisite, highly ordered court culture which made such a masterpiece pos…

  • 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…

  • Steppe And Other Stories

    Steppe And Other Stories
    av Anton Chekhov

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150452

    Primarily known as a dramatist, Chekhov also wrote short stories. This selection of his work includes "The Swedish Match", "Easter Eve", "Mire", "On the Road", "Verotchka", "Volodya", "The Kiss", "Sleepy" and "The Steppe".

  • 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…

  • Histories

    av Herodotus

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152340

    Traditionally known as the Father of History, the Greek writer Herodotus(c. 484-420 BC), was the first man to tell a story in prose on the scale of the ILIAD and the ODYSSEY. His subject is the war between the Persians and the Greeks but, in order t…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Plays, Prose Writings And Poems

    Plays, Prose Writings And Poems
    av Oscar Wilde

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150421

    Famed as a wit and bon viveur, Oscar Wilde lived up to his reputation. This selection of plays, poems and prose writings, introduced by Terry Eagleton, includes "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Lady Windermere's Fan", "The Picture of Dorian Gray"…

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey
    av Homer

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150940

    Homer's Odyssey is one of the supreme masterpieces of Western literature. Of this much acclaimed translation by Robert Fitzgerald, George Steiner has written, 'Fitzgerald is taking his place beside Chapman and Pope in the unbroken lineage of English…

  • 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-…

  • The Iliad

    The Iliad
    av Homer

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150605

    A translation of Homer's great epic poem. Fitzgerald has also translated Homer's "The Odyssey" and Virgil's "Aeneid".

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Moby-Dick

    av Herman Melville

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150407

    A story of the war between man and mammal, in which the author explores his obsessions with good and evil, love and solitude, speech and silence, using his technical knowledge of sailing and the sea to tell a story which is at once minutely realisti…

  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre
    av Charlotte Bronte

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150100

    Jane Eyre (1847) has enjoyed huge popularity since first publication, and its success owes much to its exceptional emotional power. Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integri…

  • Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels
    av Jonathan Swift

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150261

    Uses the narrative of a mock travel writer to explore exotic and imaginary locations. This book mounts a scathing attack on the morals, politics and learning of the 18th century, culminating in possibly the greatest satire ever written: the story of…

  • The Complete English Poems

    The Complete English Poems
    av John Donne

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150056

    This text contains the complete English poems of John Donne. The detailed notes explain unfamiliar words, clarify obscure references, and refine grammatical complexities; they also give the most important variant reading from selected manuscripts. A…