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  • The Sandman

    The Sandman
    av E.T.A. Hoffmann

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498755

    Nathanael remains haunted by his childhood fear that the lawyer Coppelius, a strange night-time visitor who used to come to his house to conduct alchemical experiments with his father – the latter dying as a consequence of one of these session…

  • Eureka

    Eureka
    av Edgar Allan Poe

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497703

    Initially composed by Poe as a public lecture towards the end of his career and considered by him the culmination of all his life’s work, Eureka is an extended treatise about the creation, existence and the ultimate end of the world. An idiosy…

  • The Story of a Nobody

    The Story of a Nobody
    av Anton Chekhov

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498618

    A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a government official's son, with a view to spying on the father and, ultimately, assassinating him. But the young man entrusted with the task - an ailing, world-weary "nobody" - seized with the…

  • The Last Day of a Condemned Man

    The Last Day of a Condemned Man
    av Victor Hugo

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498700

    A first-person diary of a prisoner's final day before being executed for an unspecified crime, Victor Hugo's poignant tale vividly conveys the mental anguish of a man confronted with the intransigent mechanism of justice, as his mind seeks refuge in…

  • The Frozen Deep

    The Frozen Deep
    av Wilkie Collins

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497673

    Frank Aldersley becomes engaged to Clara Burnham on the eve of his departure on a journey to discover the Northwest Passage. Unbeknownst to him, Richard Wardour, his spurned rival, joins the crew of another ship belonging to the same expedition. Whe…

  • With the Flow

    With the Flow
    av Joris-Karl Huysmans, Joris-Karl Huysmans

    Häftad - 2020 - Franska - ISBN: 9781847498342

    The lowly, downtrodden Paris civil servant Jean Folantin seeks respite from the boredom and isolation of his life in the small joys of food and the occasional embraces of a prostitute. But whatever he does, wherever he turns to in his quest for some…

  • Uncle's Dream: New Translation

    Uncle's Dream: New Translation
    av Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497680

    The small town of Mordasov is all abuzz at the arrival of Prince K—, a wealthy, ageing landowner, after an absence of several years. Maria Alexandrovna Moskalyova, a local gossip and fearsome schemer, decides that he would be an advantageous m…

  • Flush

    Flush
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498106

    "Written after Woolf had finished her emotionally draining work on The Waves, Flush purports to be an autobiography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s eponymous cocker spaniel, charting the dog’s early days in the countryside, his adoption…

  • The Single Hound

    The Single Hound
    av Emily Dickinson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497727

    When Emily Dickinson died in 1886, having published only a tiny selection of her verse anonymously in journals and newspapers, she left behind a chest containing almost 1,800 poems written on notebooks and loose sheets. Her family members, starting…

  • Daisy Miller

    Daisy Miller
    av Henry James

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498656

    When the young American Frederick Winterbourne meets his compatriot Daisy Miller in the garden of a grand hotel in Switzerland, he is struck by her beauty, but slightly unsettled by her open ways and her flirtatiousness. Undeterred by this and by hi…

  • The Marquise of O

    The Marquise of O
    av Heinrich von Kleist

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498625

    A respectable young widow and mother of two children, the Marquise of O- finds herself inexplicably pregnant after being rescued by a Russian officer from the attentions of his soldiers during the storming of her town's citadel. Convinced of her own…

  • Prophecies

    Prophecies
    av Leonardo da Vinci

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497697

    Found in the Codex Atlanticus of Leonardo da Vinci’s writings and drawings, ‘The Prophecies’ are a collection of enigmatic divinatory pronouncements, some punning and playful, others dire and ominous. While the author’s inten…

  • A Voyage to the Moon

    A Voyage to the Moon
    av Cyrano de Bergerac

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497994

    "In A Voyage to the Moon, the narrator, after an attempt to reach the moon using vials of dewdrops, finally finds himself in what appears to be the Garden of Eden, surrounded by Biblical patriarchs. After falling foul of the prophet Elijah, he soon…

  • The Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by the Tail

    The Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by the Tail
    av Pablo Picasso

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498021

    In the 1940s, Picasso wrote two plays in French: the first, Desire Caught by the Tail, was conceived during the German occupation of Paris and features a cast of grotesque allegorical characters such as the Onion, Silence or Fat Anxiety discussing t…

  • Boule de Suif

    Boule de Suif

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497642

    A carriage transporting ten passengers fleeing from Rouen is stopped at a village inn by Prussian soldiers, who decide to detain them until one of their party, the prostitute Boule de Suif, consents to sleep with their officer. When Boule de Suif re…

  • Loveless Love

    Loveless Love
    av Luigi Pirandello

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498113

    "In ‘The Wave’, a young man falls dangerously in love with the tenant downstairs, who is engaged to be married; in ‘The Signorina’, a flirtatious young woman is caught between her feelings and her parents’ desire for a…

  • Mlle de Scuderi

    Mlle de Scuderi
    av E. T. A. Hoffman

    Häftad - 2020 - Tyska - ISBN: 9781847498335

    As Paris is shaken by a spate of murderous robberies, the aristocratic Mademoiselle de Scuderi pens a poem to poke fun at the cowardly lovers who now fear to go out at night to see their mistresses. But when she receives an unexpected visit from a y…

  • Life in the Country

    Life in the Country
    av Giovanni Verga

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497710

    Published in 1880, one year before Verga’s influential novel The Malavoglias, Life in the Country first marked his stylistic shift towards the verismo school of Italian realism. The collection’s centrepiece, ‘Rustic Honour’ (…

  • A Perfect Hoax

    A Perfect Hoax
    av Italo Svevo

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497758

    Travelling salesman Enrico Gaia decides to play a trick on the conceited ageing littérateur Mario Samigli: he dupes him into thinking that a representative of a prestigious Viennese publishing house wants to commission a German translation of a long…

  • Incest

    Incest

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847498946

    When the immoral libertine Monsieur de Franval marries and fathers a daughter, he decides to inculcate in her a sense of absolute freedom, an unconventional education that involves the two becoming secret lovers. But Franval’s virtuous, God-fe…

  • Jettatura

    Jettatura
    av Theophile Gautier, Theophile Gautier

    Häftad - 2021 - Franska - ISBN: 9781847498359

    When Paul d'Aspremont travels to Naples to join Alicia Ward, his beautiful fiancee, he is surprised to see her grow pale under his gaze, and to discover that an Italian suitor, Count Altavilla, is trying to win her affections. Soon the strange gestu…

  • The Touchstone

    The Touchstone
    av Edith Wharton

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497932

    Stephen Glennard is in desperate need of money. So when he becomes aware of the potential value of a series of passionate love letters written to him by the recently deceased author Margaret Aubyn, he sells them and marries the beautiful Alexa Trent…

  • The Duel

    The Duel
    av Casanova

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497659

    The notorious adventurer and seducer Giacomo Casanova tells of his travels – on the run from the authorities of his native Venice – around northern Europe, poking fun at the ruling classes he encounters there, before focusing on a pivota…

  • Three Years: New Translation

    Three Years: New Translation
    av Anton Chekhov

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497666

    On a visit to a provincial town to see his sister Nina who is suffering from cancer, Alexei Laptev, who works for his father’s Moscow haberdashery business, falls in love with Yulia, the daughter of her doctor, and proposes to her. Although sh…

  • Transformation

    Transformation
    av Mary Shelley

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497871

    Having frittered away his family’s fortune in Paris, the profligate Guido, driven by his ungovernable passions, is forced out of his native Genoa and harbours plans for revenge. After a mighty storm, he sees a mysterious, misshapen creature ap…

  • A Fantasy of Dr Ox

    A Fantasy of Dr Ox
    av Jules Verne

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497970

    In the somnolent Flemish town of Quiquendone disagreements are unheard of, courtships might last a decade and not a ripple of activity can be seen at all. But when the mysterious Dr Ox is tasked with providing lighting for the town, strange things b…

  • Apology for a Murder

    Apology for a Murder
    av Lorenzino de' Medici

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497925

    Famed for having killed his cousin Alessandro, the Duke of Florence, in 1537, but also for writing accomplished literary works, including a comedy and several poems, Lorenzino de’ Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian lit…

  • The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
    av Charles Dickens

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497741

    “In the autumn month of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven… two idle apprentices, exhausted by the long, hot summer, and the long, hot work it had brought with it, ran away from their employer.” Under the pseudonyms of Fr…

  • Colonel Chabert

    Colonel Chabert
    av Honore de Balzac

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847497734

    An old man arrives at the offices of the lawyer Derville, claiming to be Colonel Chabert, a hero of the Napoleonic Wars who was left for dead on the battlefield, but in fact managed to survive under a pile of corpses before spending years as a recov…