A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his... read more
Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm.
Back in print in paperback, "an exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl" ("Boston Herald"). This edition includes an Introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective--that of a visitor to Vietnam today.
The year is 2021. No child has been born for twenty-five years. The human race faces extinction. Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is until a chance encounter with... read more
First published in the 1920s, this book attempts to provide the reader with an inspirational, allegorical guide to living.
Gibran has his protagonist, called simply the prophet, deliver spiritual, yet practical, homilies on a wide variety of topics central to daily life: love, marriage and children, work and play, posse... read more
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... MAROONED ON THE GRUMMET, Rain in torrents, rain in sheets--and two hundred convicts out in the storm, and in "Church... read more
The gritty realism of family life lived in the poverty-stricken slum of inner Sydney's Surry Hills during the 1940s. Also includes Missus and Poor man's orange.
This Trilogy follows the Darcy family over Thirty Years.
Contains: A Room of One's Own * To the Lighthouse * Between the Acts * Three Guineas * Mrs Dalloway * Jacob's Room * The Waves * The Years * Orlando Mrs Dalloway, the society hostess Clarissa, is giving a party and her thoughts on that one day, and the interior monologues of others with interwoven lives reveal the characters... read more
|Author:||Patrick Leigh Fermor|
|Series:||New York Review Books Classics|
At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople." A Time of Gifts" is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which "Between the Woods and the Water" continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mount... read more
|Author:||C. S. Forester|
A humiliated and shipless captive of the French, Horatio Hornblower faces execution unless he can escape and make a triumphant return to England ...Forced to surrender his ship, HMS Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower is held prisoner in a French fortress. Prospects turn bleaker when he lear... read more
|Author:||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|
"The Sorrows of Young Werther" brings to life an idyllic German village where a youth on vacation meets and falls for lovely Charlotte. The tragedy unfolds in the letters Werther writes to his friend about Charlotte's charms, even after he realizes his love will remain unrequited. "Reflections on Werther" and "Goethe in Sesen... read more
A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davis in "Penguin Classics". Charlotte Bronte tells the story of orphaned Jane Eyre, who grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, enduring loneliness and cruelty. This troubled ch... read more
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'. Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of r... read more
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.'The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.' At the peak of European Imperialism, steamboat c... read more
London, 1918. Billy Prior works for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But his private encounters with women and men, pacifists, objectors and homosexuals conflict with his duties as a soldier, and before long his sense of himself fragments. Forced to consult the man who helped him before - army psychiatrist William R... read more
Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a profound exploration into the human subconscious twinned with a terrifying portrayal of the dangers of imperialism. Seaman Marlow tells of his journey to the heart of the Belgian Congo in search of the elusive Mr Kurtz. Away from civilisation as he knows it, he comes to reassess not only his ow... read more
In the sequel to his semi-autobiographical novel My Brother Jack, George Johnston concludes his Meredith trilogy in this brilliantly evocative, single volume of books two and three: Clean Straw for Nothing (winner of the Miles Franklin Award) and A Cartload of Clay. Set against the backdrop of a Greek island, Clean Straw for... read more
The bestselling story of a real-life Crocodile Dundee. In this remarkable memoir, Tom Cole tells the stories of his life in the outback during the 1920s and 1930s. With great humour and drama, he recounts his adventures as a drover and stockman in the toughest country in Australia and later on as a buffalo shooter and crocodi... read more
Book two of The Timeless Land trilogy, The Storm of Time continues Eleanor Dark's sweeping saga of colonial Sydney under governors Hunter, King and Bligh. Sydney Cove, 1799, and three years since Governor Phillip departed. Against a background of continuing convict settlement, hunger, rebellion and the terrifying force of a ... read more
This is beautifully packaged reissue of Muriel Spark's best loved novel, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". 'You girls are my vocation...I am dedicated to you in my prime'. Miss Jean Brodie is a schoolmistress with a difference. She is proud, cultured and romantic but her educational ideas are highly progressive and even deeply... read more