Category: British Literature


By Roshi Fernando

A beautiful paintings of fiction approximately modern immigrant existence from a stunning new writer.

it is New Year's Eve 1982. At Victor and Nandini's domestic, friends and family assemble to rejoice. Whiskey and arrack were poured, poppadoms are freshly fried, and baila song is at the stereo. in the midst of all of it is sixteen-year previous Preethi, tipsy on formative years, friendship, and pilfered wine, wanting to belong. relocating backward and forward in time, among London and Sri Lanka, and circling the folks in Preethi’s global, Homesick is a poignant narrative that blends love with loss, politics with popular culture, and culture with uprising.

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The Sandcastle

By Iris Murdoch

A sparklingly profound novel in regards to the clash among love and loyalty

The quiet lifetime of schoolmaster invoice Mor and his spouse Nan is disturbed while a tender girl, Rain Carter, arrives on the university to color the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to go into politics, turns into conscious of new wishes. a posh conflict develops, related to love, guilt, magic, artwork, and political ambition. Mor’s teenage young children and their mom struggle discreetly and ruthlessly opposed to the invader. the pinnacle, himself disillusioned, advises Mor to grab the woman and run. the ultimate choice rests with Rain. Can a “great love” be bought at too excessive a value?

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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

Shakespeare's poems, apart from the long-lasting allure of the Sonnets, are less typical this present day than his performs, regardless of being significantly renowned in his lifetime. This creation celebrates the fulfillment of Shakespeare as a poet, offering scholars with methods of realizing and having fun with his amazing poems. It honours the classy and highbrow complexity of the poems with no making them look unapproachably complex, outlining their beautiful pleasures and soaking up enigmas. Schoenfeldt means that present day readers are larger in a position to research facets of the poems that have been previously overlooked or the resource of scandal - the articulation of a fervent same-sex love, for instance, or the incipient racism inherent in a hierarchy of sunshine and darkish. by means of attractive heavily with Shakespeare's significant poems - Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, the Sonnets and A Lover's grievance - the creation demonstrates how a lot those amazing poems nonetheless need to say to us.

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1984 (Signet Classics)

By George Orwell

View our characteristic on George Orwell’s 1984.Written in 1948, 1984 used to be George Orwell’s chilling prophecy concerning the destiny. And whereas 1984 has come and long gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 provides a startling and haunting imaginative and prescient of the area, so robust that it's thoroughly convincing from begin to end. not anyone can deny the facility of this novel, its carry at the imaginations of a number of generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that turns out simply to develop with the passage of time.

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Sword of Honor: A Final Version of the Novels Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrendera

By Evelyn Waugh

This trilogy spanning global conflict II, dependent partially on Evelyn Waugh's personal stories as a military officer, is the author's surpassing success as a novelist.

Its valuable personality is man Crouchback, head of an historical yet decayed Catholic family members, who before everything discovers new goal within the problem to safeguard Christian values opposed to Nazi barbarism, yet then progressively reveals the complexities and cruelties of conflict overwhelming.

Though frequently somber, Sword of Honor can be an excellent comedy, peopled through the glorious figures so primary from Waugh's early satires. The inner most pleasures those novels have the funds for come from watching an exceptional satiric author hire his presents with outstanding subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for reasons which are finally something yet satiric.

Sword of Honor contains the 3 acclaimed novels Men at hands, officials and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender.

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L'enfant de l'étranger

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 start 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.
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A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Charles Dickens

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― seriously in debt and obligated to his writer ― begun paintings on a publication to assist complement his family's meager source of revenue. That quantity, A Christmas Carol, has lengthy given that turn into the most loved tales within the English language. As a lot part of the vacation season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favourite maintains to thrill new readers and re-ignite techniques of charity and goodwill.
With its characters displaying many characteristics ― in addition to disasters ― frequently ascribed to Dickens himself, the inventive and pleasing story relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a chain of spectral viewers. visiting with them via Christmases prior, current, and destiny, he's finally remodeled from an conceited, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a beneficiant, warmhearted, and worrying person. Written via certainly one of England's maximum and hottest novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the genuine that means of Christmas.

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