British Literature

The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics)

By Graham Greene

"Graham Greene's masterpiece" John Updike)

In a negative, distant component to Southern Mexico, the paramilitary staff, the crimson Shirts have taken regulate. God has been outlawed, and the clergymen were systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the final priest is at the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the anonymous little worldly “whiskey priest” is however impelled towards his squalid Calvary as a lot through his personal compassion for humanity as via the efforts of his pursuers.
For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings continuously tops polls because the best-loved literary paintings of all time. Now medieval pupil and Tolkien professional Christopher Snyder offers the main in-depth exploration but of Tolkien's resource fabrics for Middle-earth—from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval Europe and historic Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of global conflict I. Fueled by means of the author's ardour for all issues Tolkien, this richly illustrated booklet additionally unearths the strangely pervasive impression of Tolkien's undying fantasies on smooth culture. 

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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics)

By Charles Dickens

An instantaneous bestseller whilst it was once first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persisted ever because as a perennial yule favourite. Charles Dickens's loved story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who involves recognize the which means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come upon with 4 ghosts, is a heartwarming get together of the spirit of Christmas.

This smooth Library Paperback Classics version additionally comprises different well known Christmas tales by means of Dickens: The Chimes,in which a guy, persuaded by way of hypocritical cant that the terrible deserve their distress, is proven what his pessimistic resignation may well result in in a imaginative and prescient conjured by means of the pealing of bells, and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which positive factors certainly one of his nice comedian households, the Tetterbys.

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A Tale of Two Cities: A Story of the French Revolution

Starting with its immortal starting passage--"It used to be the easiest of occasions, it used to be the worst of occasions, it used to be the age of knowledge, it was once the age of foolishness, it was once the epoch of trust, it used to be the epoch of incredulity, it was once the season of sunshine, it was once the season of Darkness, it was once the spring of desire, it was once the wintry weather of depression, we had every thing prior to us, we had not anything prior to us, we have been all going direct to Heaven, we have been all going direct the opposite way"--Charles Dickens's story of the French Revolution has overjoyed readers for almost a hundred and fifty years. The Revolution was once a time of braveness and mayhem, precept and chaos, and Dickens captures it in all its glory and insanity. This version, in a bigger magazine-style dimension and consider, is ideal for travelers and students--and priced for each funds.

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The War of the Worlds (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By H. G. Wells

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles terrified American radio listeners through describing a Martian invasion of Earth in a printed that grew to become mythical. 40 years past, H. G. Wells had first penned the tale: The struggle of the Worlds, a science-fiction vintage that endures in our collective unconscious.

Deeply excited about the welfare of up to date society, Wells wrote his novel of interplanetary clash in anticipation of struggle in Europe, and in it he envisioned the technological savagery of 20th century battle. enjoying expertly on around the globe protection fears, The conflict of the Worlds grips readers with its conviction that invasion can ensue each time, anywhere—even in our personal yard.

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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 los angeles famille Darcy, dans le Derbyshire, ni perturber le bonheur conjugal de los angeles maîtresse des lieux, Elizabeth Darcy. Elle est los angeles 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 los angeles veille du bal d'automne, un drame contraint les Darcy à recevoir sous leur toit los angeles jeune soeur d'Elizabeth et son mari, que leurs frasques passées ont rendu indésirables à Pemberley. Avec eux s'invitent l. a. 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 kind 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 place of work 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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William the Conqueror (Just William series Book 6)

By Richmal Crompton

William is usually in difficulty, yet occasionally it's really not his fault. It used to be Ginger who confirmed him the booklet approximately Robin Hood, and it used to be Violet Elizabeth Bott's concept to scouse borrow from the wealthy and provides to the poor.

Unfortunately the single wealthy person they comprehend is Violet's father, so William's newest plan to correct the world's wrongs is bound to guide to disaster . . .

In William the Conqueror everyone's favorite troublemaker, William Brown, is again in a set of 13 simply William tales - now with a brand-new conceal glance illustrated via Joe Berger.

There is just one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, cute imp of mischief has been harassing his unlucky family members and delighting his millions of admirers due to the fact that 1922.

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Stories and Essays of Mina Loy (British Literature Series)

By Mina Loy

"Stories and Essays of Mina Loy" is the 1st book-length quantity of Mina Loy's narrative writings and demanding paintings ever released. This quantity brings jointly her brief fiction, in addition to hybrid works that come with modernized fairy stories, a Socratic discussion, and a ballet. Loy's narratives deal with concerns equivalent to abortion and poverty, and what she known as "the intercourse conflict" is an abiding subject all through. "Stories and Essays of Mina Loy" additionally includes dramatic works that parody the bravado and misogyny of Futurism and show Loy's early, potent use of absurdist strategy. Essays and commentaries on aesthetics, old occasions, and faith entire this beguiling assortment, cementing Mina Loy's position as one of many nice writers of the 20 th century.

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As You Like It (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Readers and audiences have lengthy greeted As you love It with satisfaction. Its characters are fabulous conversationalists, together with the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their idiot, Touchstone. quickly after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone pass into exile within the wooded area of Arden, the place they locate new conversational companions. Duke Frederick, more youthful brother to Duke Senior, has overthrown his brother and compelled him to reside homeless within the wooded area along with his courtiers, together with the cynical Jaques. Orlando, whose older brother Oliver plotted his dying, has fled there, too.

Recent students have additionally grounded the play within the problems with its time. those contain primogeniture, passing estate from a father to his oldest son. As you're keen on It depicts excessive clash among brothers, exposing the human affliction that primogeniture involves. one other point of view matters cross-dressing. such a lot of Orlando’s courtship of Rosalind occurs whereas Rosalind is disguised as a guy, “Ganymede.” At her urging, Orlando pretends that Ganymede is his cherished Rosalind. yet because the epilogue unearths, the sixteenth-century actor taking part in Rosalind was once male, following the perform of the time. In different phrases, a boy performed a lady enjoying a boy pretending to be a girl.

The authoritative variation of As you're keen on It from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and well-known Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a latest point of view at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s monstrous holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay through Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest selection of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from around the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is dangerous. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to move a try prescribed by means of her father’s will, identifying effectively between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may perhaps by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face an impressive villain, the moneylender Shylock. In developing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a frequent prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock may were considered as a villain simply because he used to be a Jew. but he provides such robust expression to his alienation a result of hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is such a lot remembered for her cover as a attorney, Balthazar, specifically the speech within which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the light rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and accepted Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the simplest early revealed model of the play

-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student supplying a contemporary viewpoint at the play

-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s big holdings of infrequent books

-An up to date annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from around the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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