A Single Man

A Novel

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466853344

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. When Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood's favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.
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Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473513685

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9207

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. 'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhoos, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.
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Faulks on Fiction (Includes 3 Vintage Classics): Great British Lovers and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416275

Category: History

Page: 400

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The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest lovers in fiction - from Mr Darcy to Lady Chatterley. Also included are three classic novels: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Accomplished Elizabeth Bennett must navigate a web of familial obligations and social expectations in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: The story of an all consuming love which knows no boundary between life and death, Emily Brontë's novel is a stunningly original and shocking exploration of obsessive passion. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy: In a bid to alleviate her family's poverty, Tess visits the D'Urbervilles and unwittingly sets out on a path of suffering, love, social inequality and betrayal.
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Faulks on Fiction (Includes 4 FREE Vintage Classics): Great British Characters and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416259

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1167

The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche - through heroes from Tom Jones to Sherlock Holmes, lovers from Mr Darcy to Lady Chatterley, villains from Fagin to Barbara Covett and snobs from Emma Woodhouse to James Bond. Also included in this fantastic ebook package are four free classic novels: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: The legendary story of a marine adventurer shipwrecked on a desert island. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Accomplished Elizabeth Bennett must navigate a web of familial obligations and social expectations in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura marries Sir Percival Glyde, a man of many secrets. Can she be protected from a mysterious and potentially fatal plot?
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Praterveilchen

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455813682

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Es ist das Jahr 1933. Europa steht am Abgrund, und in London laufen die Dreharbeiten für eine Filmschnulze namens "Praterveilchen". Der ebenso temperamentvolle wie narzisstische Regisseur Friedrich Bergmann, ein österreichischer Jude, hadert mit der Oberflächlichkeit seiner Branche und leidet an den politischen Entwicklungen in seiner Heimat. Doch kaum jemand schenkt Bergmanns Mahnungen Gehör ... Eindrucksvoll fängt Christopher Isherwood in diesem Roman - der anknüpft an sein wohl berühmtestes Werk "Leb wohl, Berlin" - die apathische Stimmung im England der frühen Hitlerjahre ein und seziert mit beißender Ironie die amoralischen Tendenzen des Filmgeschäfts.
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The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409079910

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL GLENNY 50th Anniversary Edition Afterwards, when it was frankly too late, descriptions were issued of the man: expensive grey suit, grey beret, one green eye and the other black. He arrives in Moscow one hot summer afternoon with various alarming accomplices, including a demonic, fast-talking black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order are in disarray. Only the Master, a man devoted to truth, and Margarita, the woman he loves, can resist the devil’s onslaught. Brilliant and blackly comic, The Master and Margarita was repressed by Stalin’s authorities and only published after the author’s death. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
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Faulks on Fiction (Includes 3 Vintage Classics): Great British Snobs and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416283

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6930

The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest snobs in fiction - from Emma Woodhouse to James Bond. Also included are three classic novels: Emma by Jane Austen: Emma is rich, independent and preoccupied with arranging suitors for her acquaintances. Her plans for the matrimonial success of a new friend, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith: Mr Charles Pooter is a respectable man, unfortunately, nobody seems to recognise his gentility. George and Weedon Grossmith's comic novel, perfectly illustrated, is a glorious, affectionate caricature of the English middle-class at the end of nineteenth century.
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Unser Mann in Havanna

Roman

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423120340

Category:

Page: 249

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Haus der Stummen

Roman

Author: John Burnside

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641130182

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Psychologische Spannung literarisch verdichtet – John Burnsides erster Roman endlich auch auf Deutsch. John Burnside ist einer der faszinierendsten Literaten unserer Zeit, der in seinen Werken immer wieder die Abgründe der menschlichen Natur erkundet. Bereits in seinem ersten Roman zeigt sich Burnsides Meisterschaft: In spannungsgeladenen Sätzen zeichnet er das Porträt eines jungen Mannes, der von maßlosem Forschergeist in den Wahnsinn getrieben wird.
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Der dritte Mann

Roman

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057838

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Wien in der Nachkriegszeit: Die vier Besatzungsmächte haben die Stadt aufgeteilt, der Schwarzmarkt blüht. Einer der mysteriösesten Schieber ist Harry Lime, der seinen Jugendfreund und Schriftsteller Rollo Martins nach Wien einlädt. Doch bei seiner Ankunft kommt er nur noch rechtzeitig zu Limes Bestattung. Angeblich ist dieser Opfer eines Autounfalls geworden. Martins beginnt nachzuforschen und stellt fest, dass Harry kein Kleinganove war, sondern der Kopf einer skrupellosen Schmugglerbande. Und immer wieder kreuzt ein ominöser dritter Mann seine Wege ... Greenes faszinierender Thriller, kongenial verfilmt von Carol Reed mit Orson Welles und Joseph Cotton, erscheint jetzt in exzellenter Neuübersetzung.
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Faulks on Fiction (Includes 3 Vintage Classics): Great British Heroes and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416267

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7482

The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation baplaudsut shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest heroes in fiction - from Tom Jones to Sherlock Holmes. Also included are three classic novels: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: The legendary story of a shipwreck on a desert island. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray: The story of a young woman's spectacular rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes' most famous case as he uncovers the truth behind the terrifying legend of a supernatural hound which preys upon the cursed Baskerville family.
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Emma (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473513715

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9576

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW MOTION The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. 'Jane Austen's Emma is her masterpiece, mixing the sparkle of her early books with a deep sensibility' Robert McCrum, Observer Emma is young, rich and independent. She has decided not to get married and instead spends her time organising her acquaintances' love affairs. Her plans for the matrimonial success of her new friend Harriet, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance.
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Faulks on Fiction (Includes 2 Vintage Classics): Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416291

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7716

The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest villains in fiction - from Fagin to Barbara Covett. Also included are two classic novels: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, born into tragedy, runs away to London with the naive hope for a brighter future. In this classic, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde, a man of many secrets. Can she be protected from a mysterious and potentially fatal plot?
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Zwiespalt der Seele

Roman

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423115957

Category: Smugglers

Page: 246

View: 1799

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Down There on a Visit

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099561085

Category: Autobiographical fiction

Page: 347

View: 5204

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP HENSHER Berlin, the Greek Islands, London and California. 1928, 1932, 1938 and 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators, all known as 'Christopher Isherwood'. Often regarded as the best of his novels, Down There on a Visit tells the vivid stories of Isherwood's life that, together with The Berlin Novels, were to have comprised his great unfinished epic novel.
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Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409059464

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

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TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
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Der Meister und Margarita

Roman

Author: Michail Bulgakow

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641029910

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5222

Der Teufel persönlich stürzt Moskau in ein Chaos aus Hypnose, Spuk und Zerstörung. Die Heimsuchung für Heuchelei und Korruption trifft alle – ausgenommen zwei Gerechte ... Bulgakows Hauptwerk ist, in der Tradition von Goethes „Faust“, Dostojewskis „Die Brüder Karamasow“ und Thomas Manns „Doktor Faustus“ längst ein Klassiker der literarischen Moderne.
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A Single Man

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455812716

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Ein Tag im November 1962. In einem Vorort von Los Angeles lebt George. Seit Jim, sein Freund, ums Leben gekommen ist, ist ihm "das amerikanische Utopia" die Hölle auf Erden. Mühsam schleppt er sich durch den Tag: Er gibt einen Kurs an der Uni, besucht seine beste Freundin, fährt durch die Gegend - vor allem aber seziert er in einem unaufhaltsamen Gedankenstrom seine Umwelt. Auch dieser Tag scheint vorüberzugehen wie all die anderen zuvor, bis George nachts am Strand einem Studenten begegnet... Ein zutiefst berührender Roman, der von bitterer Einsamkeit und der Furcht vor dem Anderssein erzählt, dem Scheitern zwischenmenschlicher Kommunikation und einer Gesellschaft, die vor all dem die Augen verschließt. - 2009 kongenial von Tom Ford verfilmt, mit Colin Firth und Julianne Moore.
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War and Peace (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484165

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

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THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY 'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife’s death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written. ‘A joy to read... The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this translation’ Simon Schama The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
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