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- Random House 2009; US$ 12.68
A Jeeves novel Captain Biggar, big-game hunter and all round tough guy, should make short work of the two bookies who have absconded with his winnings after a freak double made him a fortune. But on this occasion Honest Patch Perkins and his clerk are not as they seem. In fact they're not bookies at all, but the impoverished Bill Belfry, Ninth... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.65
Virginia and Alice Madden are 'odd women', growing old alone in Victorian England with no prospect of finding love. Forced into poverty by the sudden death of their father, they lead lives of quiet desperation in a genteel boarding house in London. Meanwhile, their younger sister Monica, struggles to endure a loveless marriage she agreed to as her... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 5.99
In 1872 the mistress of a neighbouring landowner threw herself under a train at a station near Tolstoy's home. This gave Tolstoy the starting point he needed for composing what many believe to be the greatest novel ever written. In writing Anna Karenina he moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding,... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95
A husband and wife venture outdoors for a walk in the Oxfordshire woodlands when the woman is suddenly, unaccountably, and irrevocably transformed into a fox. This simply told modern folktale offers a moving portrait of a man's devotion and a woman's struggle to maintain her humanity. Written in 1922 by a member of the Bloomsbury group, the tale features... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00
Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance. This collection offers an excellent introduction to... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95
"An elegant, precise, and accessible modern-English rendering of the two best examples of the early modern picaresque genre: the paradigmatic Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's mordant El Buscón. Frye's translations are triumphant, capturing the cadence of popular early modern speech while remaining faithful to the original texts; his notes illuminate... more...
- Reclam Verlag 2013; US$ 1.85
Der Band enthält Kafkas wichtigste kürzere Prosatexte aus der Zeit bis 1914: "Gespräch mit dem Beter", "Gespräch mit dem Betrunkenen", "Großer Lärm", die Sammlung "Betrachtung" sowie die großen Erzählungen "Das Urteil" und "In der Strafkolonie". Text aus Reclams Universal-Bibliothek mit... more...
- Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95
After killing off the detective in earlier stories, the renowned mystery writer Doyle brings Sherlock Holmes back to life in this collection of stories published in 1903-1904, comprising: The Empty House, The Norwood Builder, The Dancing Men, The Solitary Cyclist, The Priory School, Black Peter, Charles Augustus Milverton, The Six Napoleons, The... more...