Category: British Literature

Crossfire

By Dick Francis, Felix Francis

Shell-shocked after wasting a foot in the course of his travel in Afghanistan, Captain Tom Forsyth returns to his estranged mother's apartment. His mom has constantly positioned horses first and relatives final. yet now she's being blackmailed for a hefty sum per week and being compelled to make her horses lose. utilizing the talents he honed within the army, Tom units out to discover and defeat a hidden enemy earlier than his mother's recognition is ruined, and he finally ends up again within the crossfire.

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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

One of the main universally enjoyed and prominent English novels, Pride and Prejudice was once penned as a favored leisure. however the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) remodeled this bubbling story of rural romance right into a witty, shrewdly saw satire of English kingdom lifestyles that's now considered as one of many important treasures of English language.
In a distant Hertfordshire village, faraway the great trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice ability needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the center of this all-consuming company are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — fanatics whose satisfaction has to be humbled and prejudices dissolved ahead of the radical can come to its appropriate conclusion.
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The Last Man (Wordsworth Classics)

With an advent and Notes by way of Dr Pamela Bickley, The Godolphin and Latymer institution, previously of Royal Holloway, collage of London The final guy is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic delusion of the top of human civilisation. Set within the past due twenty-first century, the radical unfolds a sombre and pessimistic imaginative and prescient of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven along with her futuristic subject, Mary Shelley comprises idealised snap shots of Shelley and Byron, but rejects Romanticism and its religion in paintings and nature. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was once the single daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, writer of Vindication of the Rights of girl, and the novel thinker William Godwin. Her mom died ten days after her delivery and the younger baby used to be knowledgeable via touch along with her father's highbrow circle and her personal analyzing. She met Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1812; they eloped in July 1814. in the summertime of 1816 she started her first and most renowned novel, Frankenstein. 3 of her teenagers died in early infancy and in 1822 her husband was once drowned. Mary back to England along with her surviving son and wrote novels, brief tales and bills of her travels; she used to be the 1st editor of P.B.Shelley's poetry and verse.

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Miss Buncle's Book

By D.E. Stevenson

Who Knew One publication can cause rather a lot Chaos?

Barbara Bunde is in a bind. instances are harsh, and Barbara's checking account has visible greater days. perhaps she may perhaps promote a unique ... if she knew any tales. Stumped for ideas, Barbara attracts proposal from her fellow citizens of Silverstream, the little English village she understands within and out.

To her shock, the unconventional is a spoil. it is a great point she wrote lower than a pseudonym, as the fogeys of Silverstream are in an uproar. yet what relatively turns omit Bunde's international round is that this: what occurs to the characters in her e-book begins taking place to their real-life opposite numbers. Does existence relatively imitate art?

A loved writer who has offered greater than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her top with Miss Buncle's Book, crafting a hugely unique and fascinating story approximately what occurs while humans see themselves via anyone else's eyes.

"Love it, like it, love it"

"There are not any vampires, no faeries, no bizarre creatures, only a candy tale approximately genuine humans residing in an international i have constantly dreamed of."—Reader Review

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Kim (Penguin Classics)

By Rudyard Kipling

An epic rendition of the imperial adventure in India, certainly one of Kipling's maximum works

Kim, orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a terrible white mom, and the lama, an previous ascetic priest, are on a quest. Kim was once born and raised in India and performs with the slum youngsters as he lives at the streets, yet he's white, a sahib, and needs to play the nice online game of Imperialism; whereas the priest needs to locate redemption from the Wheel of items. Kim celebrates their friendship and their trips in a stunning yet antagonistic surroundings, shooting the opulence of the unique panorama and the uneasy presence of the British Raj. full of wealthy description and vibrant characters, this beguiling coming of age tale is taken into account Kipling's masterpiece.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Troubles (New York Review Books Classics)

By J.G. Farrell

Winner of the misplaced guy Booker Prize

1919: After surviving the nice warfare, significant Brendan Archer makes his option to eire, hoping to find even if he's certainly betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish kin owns the once-aptly-named Majestic inn in Kilnalough. yet his fiancée is surprisingly altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a striking decline. The hotel's 1000s of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few closing site visitors thrive on rumors and video games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the higher tales; bamboo shoots threaten the principles; and piglets frolic within the squash courtroom. in the meantime, the foremost is captivated via the attractive and sour Sarah Devlin. As house responsibilities failures strength him from room to room, outdoors the order of the British Empire additionally totters: there's unrest within the East, and in eire itself the mounting violence of "the troubles."
 
Troubles is a hilarious and heartbreaking paintings via a contemporary grasp of the old novel.

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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

One of the main universally enjoyed and in demand English novels, Pride and Prejudice was once penned as a well-liked leisure. however the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) reworked this bubbling story of rural romance right into a witty, shrewdly saw satire of English kingdom lifestyles that's now considered as one of many critical treasures of English language.
In a distant Hertfordshire village, faraway the great trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice skill needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the middle of this all-consuming firm are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — fanatics whose satisfaction has to be humbled and prejudices dissolved earlier than the unconventional can come to its most appropriate conclusion.
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Journals and Letters: Burney, Frances

By Peter Sabor, Frances Burney

Written in the course of a seventy-year interval, from 1768 to 1839, Frances Burney's letters and journals offer a distinct perception into her lifestyles and occasions. extraordinary through their awesome diversity and diversity, they list Burney's event of English courtroom lifestyles and later, in France, the ultimate phases of the Napoleonic Wars. From the self-centered and irreverent writings of a precocious younger woman to the extra sober reflections of a mature girl, this assortment demonstrates Burney's incredible skill to seize the altering instances round her and create brilliantly candid images of these she encountered throughout the process her eventful life.

This version contains an informative advent, in addition to a chronology, chosen studying checklist, index, and entire contextual annotations. The models of the texts during this assortment are in keeping with the manuscripts or published resources that Burney herself authorized.

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English Romantic Verse (Penguin Classics)

English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the 1st symptoms of its decadence

Nearly the entire well-known piéces de résistance might be came upon here—"Intimations of Immortality," "The historical Mariner," "The Tyger," excerpts from Don Juan—s good as a few much less regular poems. As muchas attainable, the poets are prepared in chronological order, and their poems so as of composition, starting with eighteenth-century precursors reminiscent of grey, Cowper, Burns, and Chatterton. obviously, most room has been given over to the most important Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare, and Keats—although their successors, poets akin to Beddoes and Poe, are integrated, too, in addition to early poems through Tennyson and Browning. In a very good creation, David Wright discusses the Romantics as a old phenomenon, and issues out their critical beliefs and themes.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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