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  • Short Storiesby W. Somerset Maugham

    Random House 2009; US$ 15.50

    Somerset Maugham is the acknowledged master of the short story, and his full range is represented in this collection. In acclaimed stories such as 'Rain', 'The Letter', 'The Vessel of Wrath' and 'The Alien Corn', Maugham illustrates his wry perception of human weakness and his genius for evoking compelling drama and an acute sense of time and place. more...

  • The Maltese Falconby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O?Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett?s coolly glittering gem of detective... more...

  • A Fableby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 195. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part... more...

  • Go Down, Mosesby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.? ?William Faulkner, on receiving the Nobel Prize   Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them... more...

  • The Sound and the Furyby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory... more...

  • As I Lay Dyingby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    ?I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.? ?William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying   As I Lay Dying is Faulkner?s harrowing account of the Bundren family?s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to... more...

  • Light in Augustby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?Read, read, read. Read everything?trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You?ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you?ll find out. If it?s not, throw it out the window.? ?William Faulkner   Light in August , a novel about hopeful perseverance in the... more...

  • Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue. more...

  • Absalom, Absalom!by William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?Read, read, read. Read everything?trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You?ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you?ll find out. If it?s not, throw it out the window.? ?William Faulkner   Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner?s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen,... more...

  • The Tennis Partyby Madeleine Wickham

    Transworld 2010; US$ 9.86

    It was Patrick's idea that they should have the tennis party. After all, he has the perfect setting - the White House, bought out of his bonuses as an investment banker. He hasn't actually told Caroline, his brash and beautiful wife, what the real reason for the party is. She is glad to welcome Stephen and Annie, their impoverished former neighbours,... more...