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- Random House 2010; US$ 11.27
Perfect period detail and rapturously romantic from one of the best known and beloved romantic novelists. When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66
Paul Auster's Sunset Park is set in the sprawling flatlands of Florida, where twenty-eight-year-old Miles is photographing the last lingering traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure. Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, a situation that caused him to flee his... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
Written in 1913, this modern classic was the source for the highly acclaimed film, The Mistress In The Wild Geese , prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dizzying social change accompanying the fall of the Meiji regime. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 0.99
Within their refuge from a terrible plague called the Red Death, Prince Prospero and his court hold an opulent masquerade ball. But one uninvited guest means death for everyone. A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe?s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include ?The... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
? Pride and Prejudice was only half the story ? If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she?d most likely be a sight more careful with them. In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 26.78
In a near-future France, François, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession ? the ideas and works of the nineteenth-century novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans ? has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 11.27
One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written some hundred years later, recount how Eirik the... more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D., December, 1843. more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 3.95
Charles Dicken?s tale of sacrifice and bravery is set during the 1789 Revolution, when the sound of the guillotine rang regularly through the streets of Paris. A Tale of Two Cities explores the horrors and heroics of humanity in the grip of the terror with a subtle mixture of delicacy and intensity. more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95
The English Midlands at the turn of the eighteenth century is the setting for George Eliot's moving novel of three unworldly people trapped by unwise love. Adam Bede, a simple carpenter, loves too blindly; Hetty Sorrel, a coquettish beauty, loves too recklessly; and Arthur Donnithorn, a dashing squire loves too carelessly. Betrayed by their innocence,... more...