The Accidental Woman

By Jonathan Coe

Detached through selection, indecisive via nature, Maria ploughs her method via fifteen years of womanhood, not able to determine what the entire fuss is set. Will she ever be capable to direct the process her personal lifestyles, or will it finish because it all started - by chance? Jonathan Coe's first novel, which brought an excellent new expertise to English fiction.

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The Cambridge Companion to Byron (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Byron's existence and paintings have involved readers all over the world for 2 hundred years, however it is the advanced interplay among his paintings and his politics, ideals and sexuality that has attracted such a lot of sleek critics and scholars. In 3 sections dedicated to the historic, textual and literary contexts of Byron's lifestyles and occasions, those in particular commissioned essays by means of various eminent Byron students offer a compelling photograph of the range of Byron's writings. The essays disguise issues reminiscent of Byron's curiosity within the East, his courting to the publishing international, his attitudes to gender, his use of Shakespeare and eighteenth-century literature, and his acute slot in a post-modernist global. This 2004 significant other presents a useful source for college kids and students, together with a chronology and a advisor to additional interpreting.

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Complete Works of George Eliot

By George Eliot

Extra famously recognized by way of her pen identify George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans used to be a celebrated novelist, journalist, translator, critic and major author of the Victorian period. Her novels of provincial existence in England have been celebrated for his or her cutting edge realism and mental perception. This accomplished book provides the total works of George Eliot, with quite a few illustrations, infrequent texts showing in electronic print for the 1st time, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 5)

* superbly illustrated with photographs when it comes to Eliot's existence and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and different texts
* ALL 7 novels, with person contents tables
* pictures of the way the books have been first published, giving your eReader a flavor of the unique texts
* very good formatting of the texts
* contains the entire shorter fiction and poetry
* simply find the poems or brief tales you must read
* contains Eliot's non-fiction and infrequent translations - spend hours exploring the author’s whole works
* up to date with a different feedback part, that includes 14 essays through authors equivalent to Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Willis Cooke, comparing Eliot’s contribution to literature
* up-to-date with 5 bonus biographies – immerse your self in Eliot's literary life
* up-to-date with totally revised texts, formatting and plenty of new images
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Wisdom of Father Brown

By G. K. Chesterton

British author GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically approximately his wide-ranging philosophies-he is most unlikely to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide selection of avenues: he was once a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, funny kind earned him the name of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and approximately 4,000 essays-remain one of the such a lot loved within the English language Chesterton is better remembered, probably, as a spinner of poser stories, and for his ordinary personality of dad Brown. This 1914 number of tales comprises a few of the crime-solving priest's maximum instances: . "The Absence of Mr. Glass" . "The Paradise of Thieves" . "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch" . "The guy within the Passage" . "The Mistake of the Machine" . "The Head of Caesar" . "The pink Wig" . "The Perishing of the Pendragons" . "The God of the Gongs" . "The Salad of Colonel Gray" . "The unusual Crime of John Boulnois" . "The Fairy story of dad Brown"

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La mort s'invite à Pemberley

By P. D. James

Rien ne semble devoir troubler l'existence ordonnée et protégée de Pemberley, le domaine ancestral de l. a. famille Darcy, dans le Derbyshire, ni perturber le bonheur conjugal de los angeles maîtresse des lieux, Elizabeth Darcy. Elle est l. a. mère de deux charmants bambins; sa soeur préférée, Jane, et son mari, Bingley, habitent à moins de trente kilomètres de là; et son père adulé, Mr Bennet, vient régulièrement en visite, attiré par l'imposante bibliothèque du château. Mais cette félicité se trouve soudain menacée lorsque, à l. a. veille du bal d'automne, un drame contraint les Darcy à recevoir sous leur toit l. a. jeune soeur d'Elizabeth et son mari, que leurs frasques passées ont rendu indésirables à Pemberley. Avec eux s'invitent los angeles mort, l. a. suspicion et los angeles résurgence de rancunes anciennes.

Dans La mort s'invite à Pemberley, Phyllis Dorothy James associe sa longue ardour pour l'oeuvre de Jane Austen à son expertise d'auteur de romans policiers pour imaginer une suite à Orgueil et Préjugés et camper avec brio une intrigue à suspense. Elle allie une grande fidélité aux personnages d'Austen au plus pur variety de ses romans policiers, ne manquant pas, selon son habitude, d'aborder les problèmes de société - ici, ceux de l'Angleterre du début du XIXe siècle.
Un roman qui enchantera les nombreux admirateurs de Jane Austen et comblera ceux de P.D. James.

Née en 1920, Phyllis Dorothy James a exercé des fonctions à l. a. part criminelle du domestic workplace avant de se consacrer entièrement à l'écriture. Mélange d'understatement britannique et de sadisme, d'analyse sociale et d'humour, ses romans lui ont valu d'être sacrée «nouvelle reine du crime»

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English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

By Jonathan Bate

A popular critic, biographer, and Shakespeare pupil, Jonathan Bate offers during this Very brief Introduction a full of life and interesting evaluate of the literature that Jorge Luis Borges referred to as "the richest within the world." From the medieval "Hymn of Caedmon" to George Orwell's "Why I Write," from Jane Austen to Ian McEwan, and from Winnie the Pooh to Dr. Johnson, this exceptional, compact survey stretches around the centuries, exploring the key literary kinds (poetry, novel, drama, essay and more), the various histories and theories of the very notion of literature, and the position of writers in shaping English, British, and post-imperial identities. Bate illuminates the paintings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Dickens, and lots of different significant figures of English literature. He appears to be like on the Renaissance, Romanticism, and Modernism, on the beginning of the unconventional and the Elizabethan invention of the assumption of a countrywide literature, and on the nature of writing itself. starting from kid's literature to biography, this is often an critical consultant and an thought for an individual attracted to England's amazing literary heritage.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

Robert Louis Stevenson initially wrote "Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde" as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's recommendation, rewrote it because the darkly advanced story it's this day. Stark, skillfully woven, this interesting novel explores the curious turnings of human personality in the course of the unusual case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by way of evening takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. looking ahead to sleek psychology, "Jekyll And Hyde" is a brilliantly unique learn of man's twin nature -- in addition to an immortal story of suspense and terror. released in 1866, "Jekyll And Hyde" was once an rapid luck and taken Stevenson his first flavor of repute. notwithstanding occasionally disregarded as a trifling secret tale, the ebook has evoked a lot literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to "Madame Bovary" and "Dead Souls" as "a myth that lies closer to poetry than to boring prose fiction."

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The Narrative Poems (The Pelican Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare sequence edited by means of A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The mythical Pelican Shakespeare sequence beneficial properties authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by way of well known Shakespeareans. each one publication contains an essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare’s time, an advent to the person play, and a close observe at the textual content used. up to date by means of common editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, those easy-to-read versions include over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken because the unique sequence, edited through Alfred Harbage, seemed among 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will stay a valued source for college kids, lecturers, and theater pros for a few years to come.
 
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes by way of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.
 

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