The Great Novels of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf
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ISBN: 6050478147
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Novels: - The Voyage Out (1915) - Night and Day (1919) - Jacob’s Room (1922) - Mrs. Dalloway (1925) - To the Lighthouse (1927) - Orlando: a biography (1928) - The Waves (1931) - The Years (1937) - Between the Acts (1941) Virginia Woolf - Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been what is now termed bipolar disorder, and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

Marcel Proust In Search of Lost Time volumes 1 to 7 Heron Library

Author: Marcel Proust
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ISBN: 6050469903
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"‘In Search of Lost Time’ is widely recognized as the major novel of the twentieth century." —Harold Bloom "At once the last great classic of French epic prose tradition and the towering precursor of the 'nouveau roman’." —Bengt Holmqvist "Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence. Oh if I could write like that!" —Virginia Woolf "The greatest fiction to date." —W. Somerset Maugham "Proust is the greatest novelist of the 20th century." —Graham Greene On the surface a traditional "Bildungsroman" describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others — Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time. "In Search of Lost Time" is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.

Demons Centaur Classics The 100 greatest novels of all time 42

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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ISBN: 889255462X
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"One of humanity’s most impressive achievements — perhaps even its supreme achievement — in the art of prose fiction." —Ronald Hingley "Dostoyevsky’s most confused and violent novel, and his most satisfyingly 'tragic' work." —Joyce Carol Oates "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading." —Virginia Woolf “Demons” is the third of Dostoyevsky’s five major novels. It is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray which follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town. Dostoyevsky compares the radicals to the devils that drove the Gadarene swine over the precipice in his vision of a society possessed by demonic creatures that produce devastating delusions of rationality. The novel is full of buffoonery and grotesque comedy. The plot is loosely based on the details of a notorious case of political murder, but Dostoyevsky weaves suicide, rape, and a multiplicity of scandals into a compelling story of political evil.

Lord Jim Centaur Classics The 100 greatest novels of all time 71

Author: Joseph Conrad
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ISBN: 889255977X
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"I regard Conrad as one of the best writers of this century, and... one of the very few true novelists that England possesses." —George Orwell "I learned all I know of Literature from Conrad." —Ford Madox Ford "[Conrad’s] books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash... He could not write badly, one feels, to save is life." —Virginia Woolf “Lord Jim” tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman — as unflinching as a hero in a book — who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port. His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. But, then he’s befriended by an older man named Marlow who helps to establish him in exotic Patusan, a remote Malay settlement where his courage is put to the test once more. “Lord Jim” is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It’s one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and turmoil of a fading empire.

50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Centaur Classics

Author: Victor Hugo
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ISBN: 889315787X
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This book contains the following works: - The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas] - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë] - Dracula [Bram Stoker] - Bleak House [Charles Dickens] - Great Expectations [Charles Dickens] - Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë] - Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe] - The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri] - Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence] - The Age of Innocence [Edith Wharton] - Germinal [Émile Zola] - Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë] - The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald] - Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - Daniel Deronda [George Eliot] - Middlemarch [George Eliot] - Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert] - The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [Hans Christian Andersen] - The Portray of a Lady [Henry James] - Moby Dick [Herman Melville] - The Iliad [Homer] - The Odyssey [Homer] - Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac] - The Call of the Wild [Jack London] - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce] - Ulysses [James Joyce] - Emma [Jane Austen] - Persuasion [Jane Austen] - Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen] - Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift] - Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad] - Nostromo [Joseph Conrad] - The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman [Laurence Sterne] - Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy] - The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy] - War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy] - Swann's Way [Marcel Proust] - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain] - Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes] - Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol] - The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde] - The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler] - The Red and the Black [Stendhal] - The Complete Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm] - Les Misérables [Victor Hugo] - Mrs. Dalloway [Virginia Woolf] - To the Lighthouse [Virginia Woolf] - Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]

The Centaur Collection of 50 Literary Masterpieces Centaur Classics

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Victor Hugo
ISBN: 6050472815
Format: PDF
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This book contains the following works: - Alighieri, Dante: The Divine Comedy - Andersen, Hans Christian: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories - Arnim, Elizabeth Von: The Enchanted April - Austen, Jane: Emma - Austen, Jane: Persuasion - Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice - Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot - Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre - Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights - Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh - Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote - Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness - Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo - Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders - Dickens, Charles: Bleak House - Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot - Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles - Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo - Eliot, George: Daniel Deronda - Eliot, George: Middlemarch - Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary - Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls - Grimm, The Brothers: The Complete Fairy Tales - Homer: The Iliad - Homer: The Odyssey - Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables - James, Henry: The Portray of a Lady - Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Joyce, James: Ulysses - Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers - Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow - London, Jack: The Call of the Wild - Melville, Herman: Moby Dick - Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way - Stendhal: The Red and the Black - Sterne, Laurence: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Stoker, Bram: Dracula - Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels - Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair - Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina - Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace - Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence - Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray - Zola, Émile: Germinal

D H Lawrence

Author: Simonetta de Filippis
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443898058
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In recent decades, critical and theoretical debate in the field of culture and literature has called into question many literary categories, has re-discussed the literary canon, and has totally renovated critical approaches in the wake of major changes in western society such as the irruption of new cultural identities, the disruption of the well-established Euro-centric conception, and the need to establish new world visions. D. H. Lawrence has been a focus for critical debate since his early publications in the first decades of the 20th century. The force of his thought, his courageous challenge against the most important values of western industrial society, his rejection of England and its bourgeois values, his choice to live in exile, his never-ending quest for lost vital meanings, his open-mindedness in coming into contact with different worlds and cultures, and the revolutionary impact of his writing have all provided critics with important issues for discussion. Most of Lawrence’s works are still being read and analysed through ever-new critical lenses and approaches. This volume brings together a selection of papers delivered at the 13th International D. H. Lawrence Conference, D. H. Lawrence: New Life, New Utterance, New Perspectives held in Gargnano in 2014, on Lake Garda: the place of Lawrence’s first Italian sojourn, where he started a “new life” with Frieda and a new phase as a writer. The essays selected for Part I of this volume offer new readings of Lawrence’s work and ideology through various theoretical and philosophical approaches, drawing comparisons with philosophers and thinkers such as Bataille, Darwin, Derrida, Heidegger, and Benjamin, among others. Part II focuses on translation, a concept which can be extended to cultural mediation, as it can be applied not only to the proper translation of texts from one language into another, but also to travel writing and to transcodification, as is the case of film versions of Lawrence’s novels.

Verbannt

Author: P.C. Cast
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3862780902
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Tales of Partholon: Shooting-Star P.C. Cast begeistert mit dem zweiten Teil ihrer Serie! Shannon liebt ihr Leben in Partholon! Lächelnd bleibt sie vor dem Bach stehen, blickt auf das Wasser - und sieht mit einem Mal Orte ihrer Vergangenheit vor sich. Es ist, als würden sie nach ihr rufen ... und plötzlich ist Shannon zurück in Oklahoma! Als sie aufwacht, hört Shannon eine vertraute Stimme und blickt in das Gesicht eines Mannes, der ClanFintan zwar zum Verwechseln ähnlich sieht, sich aber als Clint Freeman vorstellt. Staunend erfährt sie, was sich im vergangenen halben Jahr ereignet - und was Rhiannon alles angerichtet hat. Und dennoch sehnt Shannon sich nur danach, nach Partholon und dem Leben als Eponas Hohepriesterin zurückzukehren! Clint bietet ihr seine Hilfe an ... Doch Shannon ist nicht die Einzige, die auf magische Weise nach Oklahoma gelangt ist. Eine dunkle Macht, die Shannon nur allzu gut kennt, hat sich in diese Welt geschlichen und kennt nur ein Ziel: Shannons Tod.

Magnus Chase 1 Das Schwert des Sommers

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646928530
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Magnus schlägt sich nach dem Tod seiner Mutter allein auf der Straße durch, denn seinen Vater hat er nie gekannt. Bis er eines Tages etwas Unglaubliches erfährt: Er stammt von einem der nordischen Götter Asgards ab! Leider rüsten diese Götter gerade zum Krieg; auch Trolle, Riesen und andere Monster machen sich bereit. Ausgerechnet Magnus soll den Weltuntergang Ragnarök verhindern. Dafür muss er ein magisches Schwert finden, das seit 1000 Jahren verschollen ist. Noch hat er keine Ahnung, was für Abenteuer auf ihn warten! Alle Bände der Magnus-Chase-Serie: Magnus Chase − Das Schwert des Sommers Magnus Chase − Der Hammer des Thor Magnus Chase − Das Schiff der Toten