The Narrow Corner

The Narrow Corner

VINTAGE CLASSICS www.vrntage-elassics. info ' Maugham had a gift for
domesticating the strange and making the exotic appear reassurineg fainiliar'
Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph On his way home across the Pacific, Dr
Saunders ...

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409001737

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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On his way home from a remote Pacific island, Dr Saunders travels with two strangers: the treacherous Captain Nichols, and Fred, a handsome Australian with a shadowy past. Driven to shelter from a storm on the island of Kanda, the trio meet good-natured Erik Christessen and his fiancée, the cool and beautiful Louise. A tense, exotic tale of love, jealousy, murder and suicide, which evolved from a passage in Maugham's earlier masterpiece, The Moon and Sixpence.
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Faulks on Fiction Includes 3 Vintage Classics Great British Snobs and the Secret Life of the Novel

Faulks on Fiction  Includes 3 Vintage Classics   Great British Snobs and the Secret Life of the Novel

... was a hard thing to bear, but this was nothing. I had not advanced another two
hundred yards, when, to my inexpressible terror, amazement, and indignation, I
again beheld Trabb's boy approaching. He was coming round a narrow corner.

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446416280

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 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.
Categories: History

Faulks on Fiction Includes 4 FREE Vintage Classics Great British Characters and the Secret Life of the Novel

Faulks on Fiction  Includes 4 FREE Vintage Classics   Great British Characters and the Secret Life of the Novel

This was a hard thing to bear, but this was nothing. I had not advanced another
two hundred yards, when, to my inexpressible terror, amazement, and
indignation, I again beheld Trabb's boy approaching. He was coming round a
narrow corner ...

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446416259

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 461

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?
Categories: History

Faulks on Fiction Includes 2 Vintage Classics Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel

Faulks on Fiction  Includes 2 Vintage Classics   Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel

by. Nancy. THE narrow streets and courts, at length, terminated in a large open
space; scattered about which, were pens for beasts, and other indications of a
cattle-market. ... They were in a dark corner, quite out of the track of passengers.

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446416297

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 221

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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The Sea The Sea

The Sea  The Sea

Vintage Classics Murdoch Series Iris Murdoch ... When I reached the corner
running, she was nowhere to be seen. ... I ran back; then I saw a little alleyway
leading off the street, a narrow sunless fissure between the blank sides of two
houses.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409043584

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 503

VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON ‘I saw a monster rising from the waves.' Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in – along with more recent lovers and friends – to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978.
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The Vintage Book of Classic Crime

The Vintage Book of Classic Crime

The passageway to it was so narrow that only one person could pass at a time .
The girl walked ahead and Leib followed . On both sides ... A pillow and a blanket
were set on a chair in the corner . On the table lay half a loaf of bread . Leib saw ...

Author: Michael Dibdin

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0679768556

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 421

Gathers fifty-four short stories by such writers as James Joyce, William Faulkner, James Thurber, Patricia Highsmith, Walter Mosley, and James M. Cain
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The Contemporary Review

The Contemporary Review

VINTAGE CLASSICS has been continuing its publication of Somerset
Maugham's works with his 1905 study of London life, The Merry-Go-Round (£
8.99), The Narrow Corner (£8.99), his 1932 survey of life in a rather different
environment, that ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01163586T

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

The Dictionary of Useful Knowledge Uniform With and a Companion To The Dictionary of Daily Wants Etc By Robert Kemp Philp

The Dictionary of Useful Knowledge  Uniform With  and a Companion To     The Dictionary of Daily Wants     Etc   By Robert Kemp Philp

As in one narrow corner of Greece, Attica, arts, science, literature, and all
intellectual cultivation, either originated, or were refined and ... as it were, rose to
a pitch of excellence which—given the peculiar conditions of the classic drama,
the functions it discharged, and the laws ... The drama, which had its origin in the
hymns sung in praise of Dionysius (the Latin Bacchus), after vintage, took upon
itself, as it ...

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ISBN: BL:A0023726267

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Page: 1523

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Effi Briest

Effi Briest

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ISBN: OCLC:1051471172

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"In the 1890s, a seventeen-year-old Effi Briest lives a privileged life outside Berlin. She and her ambitious parents are honoured when Baron von Insetten, twenty years her senior, asks for permission to marry Effi." [box cover note].
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National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

( Collateral classic ) " Reader's supplement " ( 64 p . ) inserted ... M442Ma 9 * 66-
31970 Maugham , William Somerset , 1874The narrow corner . ... Harmonds
worth , Middlesex , Penguin books in association with Heinemann ( 1963 , 606 p .

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ISBN: UOM:39015082927297

Category: Union catalogs

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Categories: Union catalogs

Elsewhere California

Elsewhere  California

He joked that I was an unfortunate creature, trapped in a tower and held prisoner
above a musty-smelling vintage clothing store because ... At first it looks like
nothing, a school yard on the corner. Nothing special. But then, something
happens as you drive up the narrow streets. Apartments and houses can emerge
or hide away; there are bungalows and cottages, modern and classic, trying to be
Spanish, ...

Author: Dana Johnson

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619020832

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 557

“Avery’s evolution—a black woman trying to claim her place—is as heartbreaking as it is humorous, powerful as it is poignant.” —Los Angeles Times As a young girl, Avery escaped the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. But this new life, filled with school, visits to 7–Eleven to gawk at Tiger Beat magazine, and outings to Dodger Stadium, is soon interrupted by a reminder of the past in the form of her violent cousin Keith. When Keith moves in with her family, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass-walled house in the Hollywood Hills. The past will even intrude upon Avery’s first gallery show, proving her mother’s adage: Every goodbye ain’t gone. “In this debut novel, Johnson brilliantly knits the dual narratives together, maintaining a dynamic balance between nimble language and rowdy, vulnerable characters. The real achievement is the honest, compassionate, and unflinching willingness to honor teenage struggles for identity, confidence, and love while listening to Led Zeppelin and rooting for the Dodgers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[An] extraordinary novel . . . Avery is about as complex and compelling a heroine as I’ve read recently . . . a luminous, funny, and poignant tale that speaks directly to a whole generation raised in a state of cultural confusion.” —Danzy Senna, author of You Are Free and Caucasia
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Guide to Reprints

Guide to Reprints

95 - 0 - 8369 - 30894 - us Ayer The mystery of edwin drood / Dickens , Charles - (
= repr ser Wordsworth classics ) - 448p ... 95 - 0 - 405 - 05336 - 3 - us Ayer The
narrow corner / Maugham , W . Somerset - 1932 - $ 23 . ... Cather , Willa - 1913 ,
repr New Northanger abbey / Austen , Jane - York : Vintage 1992 - 176p - sb - $ 9
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026440490

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Time Out New York

Time Out New York

Vaudeville and classic Yiddish theatre also prospered here – the Marx Brothers,
Eddie Cantor and George Gershwin all once ... Heading east down Canal Street
rewards with a view of the façade of the Sender Jarmulowsky Bank (on the corner
of ... A narrow glass tower designed by Norman Foster, rising a block north at 257
Bowery, opened in 2010 as the HQ for ... stylist Nikki Fontanella's cool clothing
store-cum-bar the Dressing Room (see p241), and vintage jewellery trove Doyle
 ...

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 9781846703195

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 182

Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.
Categories: Travel

The National Union Catalogs 1963

The National Union Catalogs  1963

Translation of The narrow corner. Jonas Somerset Maugham Collection. TXU
NUC67-14868 Maugham, William Somerset, 1874-1965. Gekluisterde levens,
roman. (Nederlandse vertaling: Clara Eggink. 2. druk 1 Bussum (Nederland 1
F.G. ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020975196

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Marlow , A. W. Classic Furniture Mathematical Society of Japan . Projects . Stein
& Day . ... Penguin . Regnery . --The Narrow Corner . Penguin . Marshall , Mel .
How to Make Your Maurois , Andre . Lelia . Penguin . Own Lures & Flies .

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ISBN: OSU:32435069980365

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Veteran Vintage Magazine

Veteran   Vintage Magazine

... every Whitsun week-end, the “Land's End” being the Easter classic and the “
Exeter” a shorter event for a rigorous Christmas holiday. ... leaving York, along
the whole length of Leeming Lane as far as Scotch Corner, and then over Bowes
Moor to Brough, Penrith and ... After this severe test an A.C. suffered tyre trouble
and blocked a narrow Ullswater bridge, a Ford had been bought a new radiator
in ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015024394374

Category: Automobiles

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Categories: Automobiles

Fine Embellishment Techniques

Fine Embellishment Techniques

An informative and colorfully illustrated book provides instructions for adding embellishments of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s to clothing of today--such as piping, beading, and trim--to present a creative and individual fashion statement.

Author: Jane Conlon

Publisher: Taunton

ISBN: UOM:39015066830194

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 170

View: 892

An informative and colorfully illustrated book provides instructions for adding embellishments of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s to clothing of today--such as piping, beading, and trim--to present a creative and individual fashion statement.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Library Journal

Library Journal

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ISBN: UCSC:32106021024309

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

Illustrated Home Book of the World s Great Nations

Illustrated Home Book of the World s Great Nations

In order that the new wine has passed to the classical condition , and poets write
of it more than epicures drink of may keep , a ... the narrow sides the floor is
inclined , that the KHANIA is a fortified town and the chief seaexpressed juice
may flow though an opening port in Crete . ... At the however , diminished greatly
in importance , time of vintage the ripe bunches are cut off though it will always
be a spot of the ... A mason - bee made its nest in the corner of the ceiling of our
sittingroom .

Author: Thomas Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105048553296

Category: Geography

Page: 670

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Categories: Geography