It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
The year is 1984, and life in Oceania is ruled by the Party. Under the gaze of Big Brother, Winston Smith yearns for intimacy and love - 'thought crimes' that, if uncovered, would mean imprisonment, or death. But Winston is not alone in his defiance, and an illicit affair will draw him into the mysterious Brotherhood and the realities of resistance.
Nineteen Eighty-Four has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. It is all these things, and more.
The Authoritative Text. With an introduction by Robert Harris.
*This stunning edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four features period artwork by Elizabeth Friedlander, one of Europe's pre-eminent 20th century graphic designers. Look out for complementary editions of Orwell's essential works Animal Farm and Down and Out in Paris and London.*
Emmanuel Carrere , novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary (a Sunday Times bestseller and New York Times Notable Book, translated into twenty-three languages), Lives Other Than My Own , My Life as a Russian Novel , Class Trip , Limonov (winner of the 2011 Prix Renaudot), The Mustache and, most recently, The Kingdom .>
First published in 1953, this is Bradbury's prophetic dystopian vision of a weird but too distant future where happiness is allocated on a four-walled TV screen, where individuals, eccentrics and scholars are outcasts of society and where books are burnt by a special task-force.
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available.
Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita , Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - this work is a black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.
Told in a simple mythical style, the story of Siddhartha is an inspirational classic by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated from German by Hilda Rosner with an introduction by John Peacock.Siddhartha, the son of a wealthy Brahmin, is unable to find peace within his own religion and community so sets off on his travels through India in search of enlightenment. First he spends time with a group of ascetics called Samanas. For a while he embraces their doctrine and rejects all worldly goods. When he hears about a man called Gotama the Buddha he leaves the Samanas. However Buddhist teaching disappoints him and he realizes that self-discovery must come from his own experiences. He rejects the spiritual life, takes a lover and becomes a rich merchant. But after some years, dissatisfied with materialism, he takes off again in search of the spiritual peace he longs for.
Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
Moby Dick, la terrible baleine blanche ! Depuis qu'elle l'a privé d'une jambe, le capitaine Achab s'est juré de se venger. Ignorant tous les présages funestes, il entraîne pendant de longs mois l'équipage du Pequod dans une folle poursuite à travers les océans.
The Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sula presents the story of embittered Korean War veteran Frank Money, who struggles against trauma and racism to rescue his medically abused sister and work through identity-shattering memories. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Emma Bovary yearns for a life of luxury and passion of the kind she reads about in romantic novels. But life with her country doctor husband in the provinces is unutterably boring, and she embarks on love affairs to realize her fantasies. This new translation by Margaret Mauldon perfectly captures Flaubert's distinctive style.
An astonishing, unforgettable novel a thrilling Second World War assassination plot told with rare literary brilliance.
Set during a year that begins with France's fall to the Nazis in June 1940 and ends with Germany turning its attention to Russia, this work falls into two parts. The first part is a depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion; and the second follows the inhabitants of a rural community under occupation.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS DEBUT NOVEL OF THE YEAR. A BOOKTOK SENSATION. A wedding in Spain. The most infuriating man. Three days to convince your family you''re actually in love. . . Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister''s wedding. Especially when her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows including her ex-boyfriend and his fiancée will be there. She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic for her and aid in her deception. NYC to Spain is no short flight and her family won''t be easy to fool. . . But even then, when Aaron Blackford the 6''4", blue-eyed pain in the arse offers to step in, she''s not tempted even for a second. Never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling and insufferable man. But Catalina is desperate and as the wedding gets closer the more desirable an option Aaron Blackford becomes. . . The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating romance. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn with the promise of a sweet happy-ever-after. "Everything you could want in a romance is right here." Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient
" eureka street entremêle, avec une virtuosité digne de ses maîtres hugo et dickens, les destins d'une ribambelle d'habitants de belfast qui tentent de survivre dans une ville où la menace terroriste est permanente.
Il y a chuckie, le gros protestant paumé qui devient millionnaire en brassant des affaires aussi légales qu'extravagantes. il y a sa chère mère qui découvre sur le tard, au grand désespoir de son fils, le bonheur saphique. il y a jake le catho, dont les filles brisent systématiquement le coeur. il y a roche, le gavroche des rues de belfast. il y a aoirghe, la fanatique républicaine au caractère impossible.
Et aussi max, l'américaine qui voulait fuir à belfast la violence yankee. robert mcliam wilson est prodigieux de drôlerie et d'humanité quand il suit à la trace ses personnages qui ne savent jamais s'ils sont tragiques ou comiques. ( ... ) eureka street est un grand livre et son auteur un formidable écrivain. belfast peut lui dresser une statue. " gilles anquetil, le nouvel observateur
On a perfect June morning, Clarissa Dalloway - fashionable, worldly, wealthy, an accomplished hostess - sets off to buy flowers for the party she will host that evening. She is preoccupied with thoughts of the present and memories of the past, and from her interior monologue emerge the people who have touched her life. On the same day, Septimus Warren Smith, a shell-shocked survivor of the Great War, commits suicide, and casual mention of his death at the party provokes in Clarissa thoughts of her own isolation and loneliness. Bold and experimental, Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway is a landmark in twentieth-century fiction and a book that gets better and better with every reading. This elegant Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Virginia Woolf's modernist classic features an afterword by editor and publisher Anna South. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
A travel guide to Rome that includes information on major tourist attractions, hotels to stay, places to eat and nightlife as well as shopping.
Offers detailed coverage of some of the best Paris attractions. This work helps readers discover Paris' highlights with detailed coverage ranging from the city's magnificent galleries and the iconic Eiffle Tower, to the Left Bank cafes of Saint-Germain and Monparnasse.
Qui a tué le roi Hamlet ? Sa veuve, la reine Gertrude ? Son frère Claudius, devenu roi en épousant la veuve ? Le jeune prince Hamlet, visité par le fantôme de son père, les soupçonne tous deux... "Il est admis par tous qu'Hamlet est plus vivant qu'un homme qui passe." Alfred Jarry.