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Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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John Cleland

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Editura: HarperCollins (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Fanny Hill is a blushing country maiden until tragic circumstances force her to seek a new life in London. She is taken in by the motherly Mrs. Brown, but on her first night she receives a rather unorthodox welcome from one of the young ladies in the house--and swiftly gains a much more explicit idea of what is expected in her new role. Fanny takes to carnal pleasures with gusto, and she vividly recalls each lusty encounter and every thrusting conquest, in her saucy, voyeuristic, and thoroughly irresistible memoirs. Scandalizing thousands of Victorians with its vivid descriptions of sexual pleasure, this book landed its author in court a year after publication on charges of "corrupting the King's subjects." This only heightened its allure--and today it is still hugely appreciated as a work of true erotic and literary merit.

  

Justine or the Misfortunes of Virtue

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Marquis de Sade

Justine or the Misfortunes of Virtue

Editura: HarperCollins (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2010

In a Parisian tavern the Countess de Lorsange reveals her history to a young woman named Therese--a story in which a young girl and her sister fight a battle of morality. Set in a period before the French Revolution, " Justine" shows the battle of virtue versus vice, where earning your keep takes on fresh connotations, and a titled lady holds a lifetime of illicit secrets. De Sade's first novella, this book was written in 1787 while he was imprisoned for two weeks in the Bastille. Although published anonymously, de Sade was eventually indicted for blasphemy and obscenity (without trial) for its authorship at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte.

  

The Love of the Last Tycoon: The Authorized Text

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F.Scott Fitzgerald

The Love of the Last Tycoon: The Authorized Text

Editura: Scribner Book Company

Anul aparitiei: 1995

The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an expose of the studio system in its heyday. The Love of the Last Tycoon is now available for the first time in paperback.

  

Old New York

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Edith Wharton

Old New York

Editura: Scribner Book Company

Anul aparitiei: 1995

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence come four masterly short novels of New York during the 19th century, revealing with subtle irony the customs and tribal codes that ruled Society.

  

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Editura: HarperCollins

Anul aparitiei: 2001

A poignant tale of childhood and the ties of family, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" will transport the reader to the early 1900s where a little girl named Francie dreamily looks out her window at a tree struggling to reach the sky.

  

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively

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Thomas C. Foster

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2003

A fun and practical introduction to literature and literary basics--symbols, themes, and contexts--shows how to make everyday reading experiences more rewarding and enjoyable.

  

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder. "On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence Thornton Wilder begins "The Bridge of San Luis Rey, " one of the towering achievements in American fiction and a novel read throughout the world. By chance, a monk witnesses the tragedy. Brother Juniper then embarks on a quest to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. His search leads to his own death -- and to the author's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. This new edition of Wilder's 1928 Pulitzer Prize winning novel contains a new foreword by Russell Banks.

  

The Ides of March

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Thornton Wilder

The Ides of March

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

First published in 1948, "The Ides of March" is a brilliant epistolary novel set in the Rome of Julius Caesar. Through imaginary letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history.

  

Theophilus North

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Thornton Wilder

Theophilus North

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

  

The Art of the Novel

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Milan Kundera

The Art of the Novel

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is. I have tried to express here the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels. -- Milan Kundera Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe. Kundera's discussion of his own work includes his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, and the creation of character in the post-psychological novel.

  

The Bell Jar

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Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

Editura: HarperCollins

Anul aparitiei: 1996

The Bell Jar is a classic of American literature, with over two million copies sold in this country. This extraordinary work chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful - but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior editor on a magazine, her increasingly strained relationships with her mother and the boy she dated in college, and eventually, devastatingly, into the madness itself. The reader is drawn into her breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is rare in any novel. It points to the fact that The Bell Jar is a largely autobiographical work about Plath's own summer of 1953, when she was a guest editor at Mademoiselle and went through a breakdown. It reveals so much about the sources of Sylvia Plath's own tragedy that its publication was considered a landmark in literature. This special twenty-fifth anniversary ...

  

Don Quixote

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Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote

Editura: Ecco

Anul aparitiei: 2003

  

Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2000

An American classic about African-American life in the 1930s is now available in a hardcover edition with a new introduction by Edwidge Danticat.

  

Small Wonder: Essays

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Barbara Kingsolver

Small Wonder: Essays

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

In 22 wonderfully articulate essays, the author of "The Poisonwood Bible" raises her voice in praise of nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the genesis of war, violence and poverty in the world. Illustrations.

  

The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics

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C. S. Lewis

The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics

Editura: HarperOne

Anul aparitiei: 2002

A gorgeous one-volume gift edition containing the most important works of acclaimed writer C. S. Lewis. For the first time ever, the essential volumes by one of the most celebrated literary figures of our time are available in one deluxe gift edition. The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics includes: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, A Grief Observed, plus The Abolition of Man. The collection features a detailed index covering all 7 works, as well as an elegant ribbon marker and beautiful line art in-text and between each volume. Praise for C. S. Lewis: Where would the Christian thinker be without Lewis? He is pivotal.' Jan Karon

  

Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

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Mark Twain

Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2004

This exuberantly eclectic collection of Twain's writings includes parody, criticism, and commentary, all published after his death in 1910.

  

The Wapshot Chronicle

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John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

When "The Wapshot Chronicle" winner of the 1958 National Book Award, was published in 1957, Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. Based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village.

  

Native Son

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Richard Wright

Native Son

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. "Native Son" tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written -- in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America. This abridged edition includes an introduction, "How Bigger Was Born," by the author, as well as an afterword by John Reilly.

  

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

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Aldous Huxley

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2004

The astonishing novel "Brave New World," originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. The nonfiction work "Brave New World Revisited," first published in 1958, is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy envisioned in "Brave New World," including the threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.

  

Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium

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Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium

Editura: William Morrow & Company

Anul aparitiei: 2003

  
 
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