British Literature

The Innocence of Father Brown (The Father Brown Stories Book 1)

By G. K. Chesterton

The pleasant debut of G. okay. Chesterton’s most famed literary creation

In his day, Flambeau used to be a legend of the underworld. Even now, his previous confederates take into accout with delight the Tyrolean Dairy scheme, during which he outfitted a thriving milk enterprise regardless of possessing now not a unmarried cow. yet this present day the grasp thief ultimately meets his fit. trying to thieve a necessary pass, Flambeau runs afoul of dad Brown, an ordinary-looking priest with notable perception into the legal brain. With grace, common sense, and sturdy humor, the stout little clergyman quickly reforms one in all England’s so much infamous villains.
 
In exciting stories resembling “The Blue Cross,” “The mystery Garden,” and “The Hammer of God,” G. okay. Chesterton’s immortal priest-detective applies his notable instinct to the main problematic of mysteries. No nook of the human soul is just too darkish for Father Brown, no villain too inventive. The Innocence of dad Brown is a testomony to the facility of religion and the excitement of a narrative good told.
 
This publication encompasses a new creation through Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all devices.

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The Driver's Seat (New Directions Paperbook)

By Muriel Spark

The Driver’s Seat, Spark’s personal favourite between her many novels, used to be hailed by means of the New Yorker as “her spiny and treacherous masterpiece.”

pushed mad by way of an workplace activity, Lise flies south on vacation — looking for passionate experience and intercourse. during this metaphysical shocker, infinity and eternity attend Lise’s final bad day within the unnamed southern urban that's her ultimate vacation spot.

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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

By George Eliot

Within the fictional city of Middlemarch, selflessness, social reform, and romantic love fight to outlive opposed to human foolishness, fiscal missteps, and societal beliefs. younger and clever, Dorothea Brooke swiftly marries Casaubon, a middle-aged student operating tirelessly on his "masterpiece," The Key to All Mythologies. Their union quickly sours, and Dorothea turns into trapped in a tough state of affairs that worsens upon the demise of her husband. in different places on the town, Tertius Lydgate, an idealistic younger surgeon, is stuck in an ill-fated union with the candy yet superficial Rosamund Vincy. Intertwined in the lives of those unlucky is the good-looking artist Will Ladislaw, who's sympathetic to Lydgate's rules approximately technology and drugs, and who develops emotions for his uncle's wife--Dorthea Brooke.

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The Annotated Northanger Abbey

From the editor of the preferred Annotated delight and Prejudice comes an annotated variation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an excellent extra fulfilling learn. here's the total textual content of the radical with greater than 1,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
 
-Explanations of ancient context
-Citations from Austen’s existence, letters, and different writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary reviews and analysis
-Maps of areas within the novel
-An advent, bibliography, and special chronology of events
-225 informative illustrations
 
Filled with attention-grabbing information about the characters’ garments, furnishings, and carriages, and illuminating heritage info on every thing from the trend for all issues medieval to the possibilities for socializing within the renowned lodge city of bathtub, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s global into richer concentration.

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Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon: A Novel

By Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's first novel, initially released in 1966 earlier than the greatest of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, is an uproarious delusion set in smooth London. the forged contains a penniless, dandified Malquist with a liveried trainer; Malquist's Boswellian biographer, Moon, who frantically scribbles as a bomb ticks in his pocket; a number of cowboys, one being named Jasper Jones; a lion who is banned from the Ritz; an Irishman on a donkey claiming to be the Risen Christ; and 3 impossible to resist women.

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Grau: Ein Eddie-Russett-Roman

By Jasper Fforde

Es läuft intestine für Eddie Russett: Seine Rotsicht ist exzellent, er wird mit etwas Glück auf der Farbskala nach oben heiraten, und sein Leben plätschert angenehm ereignislos dahin - bis zu dem Tag, an dem er sich unrettbar und wider jede Vernunft verliebt. Denn Jane ist nicht nur geheimnisvoll und wunderbar stupsnasig, sie ist auch komplett farbenblind und gehört damit der gesellschaftlichen Unterschicht an: eine Graue! Jane hebt Eddies geordnete Welt aus den Angeln: Plötzlich hat er einflussreiche Feinde, wird mit unbequemen Wahrheiten konfrontiert, und zu allem Überfluss versucht seine Angebetete auch noch immer wieder, ihn umzubringen. Denn Jane hütet ein hochexplosives Geheimnis, und Eddie weiß bereits zu viel ...

"Grau" ist das neue Meisterwerk des britischen Erfolgsautors Jasper Fforde. Ein spektakuläres Ideenfeuerwerk und phantastisches Abenteuer um Liebe, Verrat und die unüberschätzbare Macht der Neugier.

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Mistress Masham's Repose

By T.H. White

"She observed: first, a sq. commencing, approximately 8 inches extensive, within the lowest step...finally she observed that there has been a walnut shell, or part one, open air the closest door...she went to examine the shell—but seemed with the best astonishment. there has been a toddler in it."

So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the key of her deteriorating property: on a abandoned island at its a long way nook, within the temple some time past nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, dwell a complete neighborhood of people—"The People," as they name themselves—all in simple terms inches tall. With the aid of her purely friend—the absurdly erudite Professor—Maria quickly learns that this cost is not any below the dominion of Lilliput (first noticeable in Gulliver's Travels) in exile. adequately hidden for hundreds of years, the Lilliputians are in the beginning endangered through Maria's well-meaning yet clumsy makes an attempt to make their lives more uncomplicated, yet their scenario grows really ominous once they are stumbled on via Maria's grasping guardians, who examine the folk and notice just a package deal of cash.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Arthur Conan Doyle

The negative spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the invention of a physique: this vintage horror tale pits detective opposed to puppy. whilst Sir Charles Baskerville is located useless at the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a large hound within sight, the blame is put on a kinfolk curse. it truly is left to Sherlock Holmes and healthcare professional Watson to unravel the secret of the legend of the phantom hound earlier than Sir Charles' inheritor involves an both ugly finish. The Hound of the Baskervilles gripped readers whilst it was once first serialised and has persisted to carry its position within the well known mind's eye.

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The Rainbow and Women in Love

By D. H. Lawrence

A popular literary determine, D. H. Lawrence driven the limits of early 20th century literature along with his frank dialogue of sexuality and women’s actual desire.

Set opposed to the backdrop of England’s business revolution, The Rainbow examines moving social roles in pre-First international warfare England during the reviews of 3 generations of Brangwen women—Anna, Ursula, and Gudrun—who every one care for their very own demanding situations: forbidden sexual hope, unfulfilling marriages and the impossibility of actual love.

Ursula and Gundrun Brangwen’s tales proceed in Women in Love, as they meet and strengthen relationships with Gerald Crich and Rupert Birkin.

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