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- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 1.99
One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky?s Crime and Punishment tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov?a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of his actions, Raskolnikov wanders through the slums... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27
A philosophical novel described by fellow existentialist Sartre as 'perhaps the most beautiful and the least understood' of his novels, Albert Camus' The Fall is translated by Robin Buss in Penguin Modern Classics. Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights in an Amsterdam bar, he regales a chance acquaintance with... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
When Prince Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to St. Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, he meets two very different women: the beautiful and headstrong Aglaya Yepanchin and Nastassya Filippovna, a woman with a questionable reputation and an ambiguous rich benefactor. Myshkin, a gentle and naïve man, falls in love with both women, but his kind and compassionate... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.95
Following the death of her son, Mieko Togan? takes an increasing interest in the personal affairs of her widowed daughter-in-law, Yasuko. Devastated by her loss, she skillfully manipulates the relationships between Yasuko and the two men who are in love with her, encouraging a dalliance that will have terrible consequences. Meanwhile, hidden in the... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.33
Monsieur Lecoq of the French Sûreté is called to investigate a Bank Robbery in one of the world?s first detective novels, widely credited as the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 6.95
In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's vivid images--the earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstatic--are rendered with marvelous clarity to read like the words of a poet born in our own age. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
In a secluded Dutch settlement in New York, two men vie for the hand of a wealthy farmer's daughter. Ichabod Crane, the superstitious schoolmaster is one of those men. One night, when walking home from the farmer's house, Ichabod is chased by the Headless Horseman, who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head".... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.95
Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha after he traveled to India in the 1910s. It tells the story of a young boy who travels the country in a quest for spiritual enlightenment in the time of Guatama Buddha. It is a compact, lyrical work, which reads like an allegory about the finding of wisdom. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Oroonoko is a short novel by Aphra Behn (16401689), published in 1688, concerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the 1660s, and the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...