By Alan Hollinghurst
« Elle fut déconcertée par los angeles voix de Cecil, une voix qui parut s'approprier très vite et très résolument leur jardin, leur maison et le week-end à venir, une voix nerveuse, prompte, semblait-il, à proclamer qu'elle se moquait de qui l'entendait, une voix dont les intonations étaient teintées en outre d'un brin de moquerie et de los angeles certitude de sa supériorité. »
Tout begin en 1913, dans le jardin d'une maison de campagne anglaise, lorsque le timide George Sawle invite pour le week-end son camarade de Cambridge : l'aristocratique, énigmatique et capricieux Cecil Valance.
Ces jours dans l. a. maison familiale et le poème qu'ils inspirent à Cecil vont changer leur destin. Et plus encore celui de Daphné, l. a. jeune soeur de George. En ce printemps où rien n'annonce encore les proches bouleversements de l'Histoire, un pacte se noue secrètement entre ces trois personnages, element de départ d'une fresque saisissante à travers le siècle et les vestiges du temps, par l'un des plus grands romanciers anglais contemporains, Alan Hollinghurst, lauréat du Booker Prize en 2005 pour los angeles Ligne de beauté.
« Hollinghurst mérite incontestablement los angeles position du meilleur romancier anglais contemporain.
Éblouissant. » The parent
By William Shakespeare
Adonis tragically chooses the buzz of the quest over the charms of the attractive Venus.
By Alexandra Gray
After learning on the eccentric White Lotus beginning in California, Grace returns to London, prepared for her new life. yet not anything may have ready her for the motley staff of scholars she amasses--from the octogenarian industrialist determined for distraction, the stick insect who indulges yogic aspirations whilst she tires of kabbalah, to the yankee movie megastar who makes use of yoga periods to hide a scandalous affair. crushed, Grace quickly reveals herself hoping on her bi-continental correspondence with Dr. James for solace and suggestion, his phrases soaring above her London sensible a candy promise.
With a watch for the absurdity in each stumble upon, Alexandra grey lightly skewers our society’s choice for a quick-fix nirvana during this chronicle of 1 woman’s quest for romance and that means in a global numbed through materialism and psychotropic drugs.
The classy and Decadent circulate of the overdue nineteenth century spawned the belief of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic criteria and stunned the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's learn, "The Renaissance to Salome, the really decadent collaboration among Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has selected a whole spectrum of works that chronicle the British creative fulfillment of the Eighteen Nineties. during this revised variation of a vintage anthology, "The Ballad of studying Gaol" has been incorporated in its entirety; the bibliography has been thoroughly up to date; Professor Beckson's notes and statement were improved from the 1st version released in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic interval is still essentially the most attention-grabbing within the background of the humanities. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are incorporated during this assortment, in addition to 16 of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.
By Mervyn Peake
Titus Groan is seven years previous. Lord and inheritor to the crumbling fort Gormenghast.
Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it's also the cobwebbed nation of Byzantine govt and age-old rituals, an international primed to implode underneath the burden of centuries of intrigue, treachery, and dying. Steerpike, who begun his climb around the roofs while Titus was once born, is now ascending the spiral stairacse to the guts of the fort, and in his wake lie imprisonment, manipulation, and homicide. Gormenghast is the second one quantity in Mervyn Peake's greatly acclaimed trilogy, however it is far greater than a sequel to Titus Groan--it is an enrichment and deepening of that booklet. And again in unmarried volumes for the 1st time in years, a brand new new release of delusion fanatics will develop to like this travel de strength that ranks as one of many 20th century's so much awesome feats of ingenious writing.
By John Worthen
By interpreting the kinfolk and fiscal conditions of Wordsworth’s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our knowing of the good Romantic poet’s so much inventive interval of lifestyles and writing.
- Features new study into Wordsworth’s monetary scenario, and into how the poet and his kinfolk survived financially
- Offers a brand new figuring out of the function of his nice unwritten poem ‘The Recluse’
- Presents a brand new evaluation of the connection among Wordsworth and Coleridge
By Iris Murdoch
Una novela divertida y profunda a un tiempo, y con un elemento de suspense que explora con maestría los temas que desde siempre han preocupado a l. a. autora: el amor, l. a. amistad y l. a. perversa frontera que separa el bien y el mal.
El eco de un tiro en los despachos de Whitehall, el complejo administrativo que el gobierno inglés posee en el centro de Londres, no anuncia tan solo los angeles extraña muerte de un alto funcionario, sino también el principio de una sutil intriga.
Kate y Octavian, jefe del departamento donde trabajaba el difunto, forman un matrimonio aparentemente feliz que alberga en su casa de Dorset a un extravagante grupo de personajes: un excéntrico tío que abandonó los angeles India bajo sospecha, un atormentado amigo superviviente de Dachau, el abogado responsable del caso y amante platónico de Kate, hijos de distintos matrimonios, conocidos, visitantes ocasionales...
Y todos ellos relacionados de un modo u otro con el muerto en una deliciosa comedia de errores, donde las sonrisas esconden a menudo pecados de mucha hondura.
«Un originalísimo mundo novelístico de una interminable seducción.»
By Dick Francis
From the acclaimed grasp of puzzle and suspense comes the tale of a self-imposed outcast who needs to refresh his detection talents with a purpose to retailer himself and his relatives.
In Richard III, Shakespeare invitations us on an ethical vacation. The play attracts us to spot with Richard and his delusion of overall keep an eye on of self and domination of others. no longer but king firstly of the play, Richard provides himself as an enterprising villain as he effectively plans to put off his brother Clarence. Richard achieves related good fortune in conquering the girl he chooses to marry. He carves the way to the throne via assassination and executions.
The authoritative variation of Richard III from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and well-known Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:
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Jude the imprecise, the final accomplished of Thomas Hardy's novels, all started as serial in December 1894 and used to be first released in ebook shape in 1895. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class younger guy, a stonemason, who goals of turning into a pupil. the opposite major personality is his cousin, Sue Bridehead, who's additionally his principal love curiosity. the unconventional is worried specifically with problems with classification, schooling, faith and marriage. the unconventional tells the tale of Jude Fawley, who lives in a village in southern England (part of Hardy's fictional county of Wessex), who yearns to be a student at "Christminster", a urban modelled on Oxford. As a early life, Jude teaches himself Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time, whereas operating first in his great-aunt's bakery, with the wish of coming into collage. yet earlier than he can try and do that the naïve Jude is seduced via Arabella Donn, a slightly coarse and superficial neighborhood lady who traps him into marriage by means of pretending to be pregnant. the wedding is a failure, they usually separate by way of mutual contract, and Arabella later emigrates to Australia, the place she enters right into a bigamous marriage. through this time, Jude has deserted his classical stories.