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- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 18.95
Boleslaw Prus is often compared to Chekhov, and Prus?s masterpiece might be described as an intimate epic, a beautifully detailed, utterly absorbing exploration of life in late-nineteenth-century Warsaw, which is also a prophetic reckoning with some of the social forces?imperialism, nationalism, anti-Semitism among them?that would soon convulse Europe... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 4.99
In a series of riveting dispatches, Cairo native Yasmine El Rashidi provides an eyewitness account of the entire 2011 Egyptian Revolution as it unfolded, from its origins in the days leading up to the first January 25 protest in Tahrir Square through the violent confrontations with the regime and the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to the... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95
An NYRB Classics Original Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew?a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer.... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 19.95
In The Levant Trilogy Olivia Manning returns to the story of the young English couple Guy and Harriet Pringle, last seen, at the end of The Balkan Trilogy , departing from Athens ahead of the invading Nazi army. Now, in the spring of 1941, they arrive in Egypt as Rommel?s forces slowly but surely approach Cairo across the Sahara from the west. Will... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95
An NYRB Classics Original In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation. ?The Professor and the Siren,? like The Leopard , meditates on the past and the passage... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00
Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for his weakness... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95
Imagine how shocked you would be if, like ten-year-old Colin Mason, you were the oldest (smartest, best) kid in a family of four, and then you found out that all these years, without knowing it, you?ve had an older sister, an ?awful, awful, bad, bad, girl?Loretta Mason Potts.? Who? What? Wait! ... But this is only the first of many surprises that lie... more...
- New York Review Books 2010; US$ 16.95
Don Carpenter?s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good?a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon.... more...
- New York Review Books 2010; US$ 15.95
Winner of the Booker Prize. India, 1857?the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur , widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years. Farrell's story is set in an isolated... more...
- New York Review Books 2010; US$ 15.95
Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city?and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a woman of leisure, devoted to beauty, creativity, expression, and love. Once installed in her new... more...