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  • Very Good Livesby J.K. Rowling; Joel Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to... more...

  • The Apple Tree & Other Short Storiesby John Galsworthy

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 2.29

    The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature... more...

  • Lamentations of the Fatherby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces?one by Mark Twain, one by James Thurber, one by Kurt Vonnegut, and Ian Frazier's 1997 essay "Lamentations of the Father." The title piece of this new... more...

  • Short Stories in Germanby none; Ernst Zillekens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68

    This new volume of eight short stories offers students of German at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature in the original, with the aid of parallel translations. The majority of these stories have been written in the past decade, and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. Complete with notes, the stories... more...

  • A Sentimental Journeyby Laurence Sterne; Paul Goring

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 8.45

    When Yorick, the roving narrator of Sterne's innovative final novel, sets off for France on a whim, he produces no ordinary travelogue. Jolting along in his coach from Calais, through Paris, and on towards the Italian border, the amiable parson is blithely unconcerned by famous views or monuments, but he engages us with tales of his encounters with... more...

  • The Satiresby Juvenal; Niall Rudd; William Barr

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    Juvenal, writing between AD 110 and 130, was one of the greatest satirists of Imperial Rome. His powerful and witty attacks on the vices, abuses, and follies of the big city have been admired and used by many English writers, including Ben Jonson, Dryden, and most notably, Dr Johnson, who described his writing as `a mixture of gaiety and statelines,... more...

  • Infernoby Dante; Allen Mandelbaum

    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...

  • This I Believeby Jay Allison; Dan Gediman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 11.20

    An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists?from the famous to the unknown?completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; Tim Parks

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 11.27

    The Prince is the most controversial book about winning power - and holding on to it - ever written. Machiavelli's tough-minded, pragmatic argument that sometimes it is necessary to abandon ethics to succeed made his name notorious. Yet his book has been read by strategists, politicians and business people ever since as the ultimate guide to realpolitik.... more...

  • A History of English Literatureby Robert Huntington Fletcher

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating and comprehensive look at English literature from early Briton and Saxon days right through to the beginning of the 20th century, including a fantastic wealth of references for further study. more...