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  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    av Francois Augieras

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285444

    In the depths of the Sarladais, a land of ghosts, cool caves and woods, a teenage boy is sent to live with a thirty-five-year-old priest, but soon the man becomes more than just his teacher. Published in the United Kingdom for the first time. The So…

  • Montaigne

    av Stefan Zweig

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782271031

    'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré-driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism-when he found, in a damp cellar, a copy of Michel de Montaigne's Essais. Montaigne…

  • The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man

    The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man
    av Franz Kafka

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782274391

    New translation of the best stories by one of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential writers 'A genius' Guardian No one has captures the modern experience, its wild dreams, strange joys, its neuroses and boredom, better than Franz Kaf…

  • Salad Anniversary

    Salad Anniversary
    av Machi Tawara

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782271062

    An exquisite collection of Japanese poetry Thisinternationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication.Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair,these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality…

  • Love in a Bottle

    Love in a Bottle
    av Antal Szerb, Len Rix, Antal Szerb

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548285

    Hungarian Antal Szerb is best known in the West as the author of three extraordinary novels, most notably Journey by Moonlight (1937), and a highly entertaining study of the Ancient Regime in France, The Queen's Necklace (1942). This selection of hi…

  • The Beauties

    The Beauties
    av Anton Chekhov

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782273806

    'The uncontestable father of the modern short story... his stories are some of the best that have ever been written' Guardian 'Chekhov's genius lies in the way he manages to convey with such apparent effortlessness a profound sense of the mystery of…

  • Isolde

    av Irina Odoevtseva

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782274773

    "No, I'm no queen," she repeated. "In fact, I'm very modern. Why do you look at me like that?" Left to her own devices in Biarritz, fourteen-year-old Russian Liza meets an older English boy, Cromwell, on a beach. He thinks he has found a magical, ro…

  • A Chess Story

    A Chess Story
    av Stefan Zweig

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782270119

    An epic chess match on a transatlantic liner unearths a story of persecution and obsession. One of the most perfectly gripping novellas from a master of the form, Stefan Zweig. Chess world champion Mirko Czentovic is travelling on an ocean liner to…

  • Madame de

    Madame de
    av Louise de Vilmorin

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908968333

    An elegant fable for the modern age, Louise de Vilmorin's novella Madame de is a poignant tale of honour, deception and fate. This is the story of Madame de -'s earrings. It is a story of jewellery, of love, of denial, of pain, of delight, of societ…

  • Inside the Whale

    Inside the Whale
    av George Orwell

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782276753

    Unfailingly elegant and endlessly relevant, the four essays in this collection treat literature as a vital record of our political hypocrisies, our social failings, and the ennobling limits of our ideological aspirations. Delving into the literary c…

  • The Captain's Daughter

    The Captain's Daughter
    av Alexander Pushkin

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782276388

    As complex as they are gripping, Pushkin's stories are some of the greatest and most influential ever written. Foundational to the development of Russian prose, they retain stunning freshness and clarity, more than ever in Anthony Briggs's finely nu…

  • The Cake Tree in the Ruins

    The Cake Tree in the Ruins
    av Akiyuki Nosaka

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782274186

    'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014 In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable…

  • Murder in the Age of Enlightenment

    Murder in the Age of Enlightenment
    av Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782275558

    'One never tires of reading and re-reading his best works. Akutagawa was a born short-story writer' Haruki Murakami The stories in this fantastical, unconventional collection are subtly wrought depictions of the darkness of our desires. From an isol…

  • Strange Bliss

    Strange Bliss
    av Katherine Mansfield

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782277125

    Katherine Mansfield was one of the true pioneers of the short story. Her style shifts subtly between the comic and the tragic, as calm surfaces are punctured by moments of disruption, insight and strange beauty. This new collection gathers together…

  • Journey by Moonlight

    Journey by Moonlight
    av Antal Szerb

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908968432

    A major classic of 1930s literature, Antal Szerb's Journey by Moonlight is the fantastically moving and darkly funny story of a bourgeois businessman torn between duty and desire. 'On the train, everything seemed fine. The trouble began in Venice ..…

  • Young Gerber

    Young Gerber
    av Friedrich Torberg

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548896

    Friedrich Torberg's Young Gerber (Der Schüler Gerber) is an almost unbearably moving classic novel, which tells of a schoolboy driven to madness, and ultimately tragedy, by his bullying form teacher. Kurt Gerber is an 18-year-old Austrian boy starti…

  • A Childhood

    A Childhood
    av Jona Oberski

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782270676

    An Irish Times Book of the YearA small boy grows up in Amsterdam, making sand pies, playing with his favourite jumping jack toy, visiting his father's office as a treat. He is loved. Then men with guns come in the night to take them away, and the fa…

  • The Marquise of O?

    The Marquise of O?
    av Heinrich Von Kleist

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782275299

    In a Northern Italian town during the Napoleonic Wars, Julietta, a young widow and mother of impeccable reputation, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. This follows an attack on the town's citadel, in which several Russian soldiers tried to assault…

  • In the Beginning Was the Sea

    In the Beginning Was the Sea
    av Tomas Gonzalez

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782270416

    Death in paradise: sea, sex and a sinister downward spiral on a Caribbean coast The young intellectuals J. and Elena abandon the parties, the drinking and the money of the city, and start a new life on a remote tropical coast. Among mango trees, hot…

  • And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon

    And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon
    av Nikolai Gogol

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782275152

    Fresh, stylish new translations of Gogol's greatest short stories collected in a beautiful edition 'One of the most profound, and influential, writers Russia has ever produced, he is probably also the funniest' Guardian 'The most morally complete wr…

  • A Life

    A Life
    av Italo Svevo

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285352

    A Life is a gruelling telling of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul. The artistic aspirations of the protagonist and the emptiness of his daily life become tragic in the great divide between what he wants and what he actuall…

  • Lives and Deaths

    Lives and Deaths
    av Leo Tolstoy

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782275411

    'When we read Tolstoy, it feels easy. This is life itself' Howard Jacobson 'No other writer wrote so often, or so imaginatively, about the actual moment of dying' Orlando Figes Tolstoy's stories contain many of the most acutely observed moments in h…

  • The Buddha's Return

    The Buddha's Return
    av Gaito Gazdanov

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782270591

    A millionaire is killed. A golden statuette of a Buddha goes missing. A penniless student, who is afflicted by dream-like fits, is arrested and accused of murder. Slipping between the menacing dream world of the student's fevered imagination, and th…

  • American Midnight

    American Midnight
    av Various Authors

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782275954

    A masquerade ball cut short by a mysterious plague; a strange nocturnal ritual in the woods; a black bobcat howling in the night: these ten tales are some of the most strange and unsettling in all of American literature, filled with unforgettable im…

  • The Last Bell

    The Last Bell
    av Johannes Urzidil

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782272397

    The first ever English collection of stories by Johannes Urzidil - a friend of Kafka and an unjustly overlooked writer A maid who is unexpectedly bequeathed her employers' worldly possessions when they flee the Nazi occupation; a loyal bank clerk, w…

  • The Juniper Tree and Other Tales

    The Juniper Tree and Other Tales
    av Grimm Brothers

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548681

    The folk tales collected by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were first published in 1812-15, and in many more editions up to the deaths of the brothers around 1860. While no one knows where the tales first came from; features of many are found…

  • Count d'Orgel

    Count d'Orgel

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285031

    A classic French tale of morality and a ménage à trios Set in Parisian society after the First World War, this is the study of a three-sided relationship between Count Anne d'Orgel, his wife Mahaut and a young man they befriend, Francois de Seryeuse…

  • The Boy Who Stole Attila?s Horse

    The Boy Who Stole Attila?s Horse
    av Ivan Repila

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782271017

    A brave, original allegory of our modern world 'It looks impossible to get out,' he says. And also: 'But we'll get out.' Two brothers, Big and Small, are trapped at the bottom of a well. They have no food and little chance of rescue. Only the tempti…

  • Fear

    av Stefan Zweig

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548186

    A bourgeois housewife's affair is discovered, and a blackmailer turns her comfortable life into a nightmare of apprehension Finding her comfortable bourgeois existence as wife and mother tedious after eight years of marriage, Irene Wagner brings a l…

  • Beware of Pity

    Beware of Pity
    av Stefan Zweig

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285437

    In 1913 a young second lieutenant discovers the terrible dangers of pity. He had no idea the girl was lame when he asked her to dance - his compensatory afternoon calls relieve his guilt but give her a dangerous glimmer of hope. Stefan Zweig's only…

  • The Jumping Frog and Other Stories

    The Jumping Frog and Other Stories
    av Mark Twain

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285932

    A much celebrated jumping frog, the lack of literature in a gold-mining town, and castaways who eat their own shoes to survive are among the subjects treated by the stories contained in this volume. The Jumping Frog and Other Sketches captures the l…

  • Ecstasy

    av Louis Couperus

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285024

    Ecstasy is a novel of burning passion and agonising restraint. In turn-of the-century Holland, Cecile, a beautiful high-society widow, falls in love with a notorious womanizer, but her desire must remain unspoken. This is one of Couperus's most powe…

  • In Search of the Essence of Place

    In Search of the Essence of Place

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548872

    A moving and reflective memoir, In Search of the Essence of Place is a Remembrance of Things Past where places are the protagonists and people only appear as shadows. As though filmed by Wim Wenders, the book returns to the Czech settings of the aut…

  • Sonnets

    av William Shakespeare

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285994

    William Shakespeare is thought to have written his sonnets for a private audience over several years before they were first published in 1609. The verses that compose the sonnets are often subversive, elusive and intimate, shaping an erotic body of…

  • Yevgeny Onegin

    Yevgeny Onegin
    av Alexander Pushkin

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782271918

    Bored and aloof, tired of St Petersburg high society, Yevgeny Onegin goes to live on the country estate he has just inherited from his uncle. There he encounters Tatyana, who becomes hopelessly infatuated with him. From this story Pushkin creates hi…

  • A Bad Business

    A Bad Business

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782276739

    The stories in this collection range from impossible fantasy to scorching satire. A civil servant finds a new passion for his work when he's swallowed alive by a crocodile. A struggling writer stumbles on a cemetery where the dead still talk to each…

  • Casanova's Return to Venice

    Casanova's Return to Venice
    av Arthur Schnitzler

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908968869

    In Arthur Schnitzler's poignant novella, Casanova's Return to Venice, the famed gambler, adventurer and seducer Casanova has been reduced to melancholy, unhappily civilised by age. "His yearning for Venice, the city of his birth, grew so intense tha…

  • The Hidden Force

    The Hidden Force
    av Louis Couperus

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548926

    A withering indictment of Dutch colonialism, Louis Couperus's The Hidden Force is a vivid portrait of fin-de-siècle moral and social decay. A mystical Javan prince and a promiscuous wife are twin challenges to Dutch Commissioner Van Oudijck's seemin…

  • Bullfight

    av Yasushi Inoue

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782270003

    First English translation of an amazing debut novella by a major and incredibly prolific Japanese author Tsugami, the editor-in-chief of a newspaper in war-scarred Osaka, agrees to sponsor a bullfight. For months this great gamble consumes him, make…

  • I Was Jack Mortimer

    I Was Jack Mortimer
    av Alexander Lernet-Holenia

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908968159

    "The cast of this brilliant thriller ... are pure Raymond Chandler ... but the Viennese setting gives it an extra, stylish twist. It's excellently written and fearsomely gripping." The Times A taxi-driver in 1930s Vienna impersonates a murder victim…

  • The Allure of Chanel

    The Allure of Chanel
    av Paul Morand, Euan Cameron, Paul Morand

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285987

    The story of Coco Chanel's life, as told by her to Paul Morand Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were…

  • Dear Reader

    Dear Reader
    av Paul Fournel

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782270263

    Old-school publisher meets e-reader: chaos ensues There's a lot of good to be said about publishing, mainly about the food. The books, though - Robert Dubois feels as if he's read the books, but still they keep coming back to him, the same old books…

  • The Governess and Other Stories

    The Governess and Other Stories

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548353

    An eclectic collection of four brilliant stories, including a Renaissance tragedy and an English whodunit These four stories illustrate the wide range of Zweig's subject matter dating from quite early in his career as a writer of fiction (The Govern…

  • The Queen's Necklace

    The Queen's Necklace

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908968418

    A witty and erudite love letter to a bygone age, from one of Europe's last great humanists. "A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life" Paul Bailey, Independent In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. It involved an eminent churchman, a notorio…

  • The Last and the First

    The Last and the First
    av Nina Berberova

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782276975

    On a crisp September morning, trouble comes to the Gorbatovs' farm. Having fled revolution and civil war in Russia, the family has worked tirelessly to establish themselves as crop farmers in Provence, their hopes of returning home a distant dream.…

  • Glimpses of the Moon

    Glimpses of the Moon
    av Edith Wharton

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781901285567

    A young couple's love is threatened by the destructive power of money Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are young, attractive, but impoverished New Yorkers. They are in love and decide to marry, but realise their chances of happiness are slim without the…

  • The Hideout

    The Hideout
    av Egon Hostovsky

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782272403

    A powerful and moving novel about one man's final, fatal, heroic act of resistance in Nazi France When a Czech engineer arrives in Paris in 1939, he cannot know that three years later he will be in hiding, confined to the damp, dark cellar of a Fren…

  • Journey of the Dead

    Journey of the Dead

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906548421

    Journey of the Dead began as a diary in the Fifties when François Augiéras was a shepherd in the Sahara. Written as an autobiographical narrative, Augiéras's narrator makes no secret of his love for boys and his penchant for girls and animals. But J…

  • Surrender to Night

    Surrender to Night
    av Georg Trakl

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782275176

    In Georg Trakl's brief, tragic life he produced a body of work of intense visual power. Dense, imagistic and full of unnerving symbolism, his poems occupy a critical space in German Expressionism. Until his death on the Eastern Front in 1914, Trakl…

  • Rock Crystal

    Rock Crystal
    av Adalbert Stifter

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908968319

    Adalbert Stifter's Rock Crystal is a Christmas story and a story about the heart of the ice, the crystal. The charm of this quasi-fairy tale is made even more poignant by the knowledge of the author's eventual suicide. This seemingly simple fable of…