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- Melville House 2012; US$ 15.00
The celebrated classic by a groundbreaking figure in African literature addresses a critical contemporary issue?the collision of Islamic African values and Western culture. Hailed by Chinua Achebe as one of the greatest African novels ever written, this long-unavailable classic tells the tale of young Samba Diallo, a devout pupil in a Koranic... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 14.00
Restored to print for the first time in more than forty years, The President was hailed by the New York Times as a ?tour de force? At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement?self exile?on the Normandy coast, writing his anxiously anticipated memoirs and receiving visits from statesman and biographers. In his library is... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.95
What Would Jane Do? What?s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later? Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or just admired... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 16.95
Never before published in the U.S., GB84 will be launched in 2014 alongside two other novels by David Peace: The Damned Utd and Red or Dead In taut and gripping prose that often feels like the relentless text of a surveillance report, GB84 tells the story of the British coal miner?s strike of 1984?including the actual bombings, riots and... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 16.95
Whitman?s uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time. One of the most creative and individual poets America has produced, Walt Whitman was also a prolific diarist, note-taker, and essayist whose intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of nineteenth-century American life. Specimen... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 18.95
A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history?s most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world?s leading authority on the subject. Compiled... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95
?[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."?Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named ?Ada,? after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century?s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because,... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 14.95
In a startling change of direction, cult favorite Tao Lin presents a dark and brooding tale of illicit love that is his most sophisticated and mesmerizing writing yet. Richard Yates is named after real-life writer Richard Yates, but it has nothing to do with him. Instead, it tracks the rise and fall of an illicit affair between a very young writer... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 25.95
A seductive and shockingly inventive literary thriller that entwines suspense, history, the supernatural, adventure, steampunk, and a wicked sense of adventure into an intoxicating new genre. EPISODE ONE IN AN ASTONISHING NEW SERIES New Venice--the ?pearl of the Arctic?--is a place of ice palaces and pneumatic tubes, of beautifully ornate... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 25.00
The # 1 international bestseller A Finalist for the George Orwell Book Prize ?It would be absurd to think that a book can cause riots,? Salman Rushdie asserted just months before the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses . But that?s exactly what eventually happened. In England, protests started just months after the book?s publication,... more...