Pride and Prejudice (UK Edition) by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

Whilst Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him smug and immodest; he's detached to her attractiveness and energetic brain. while she later discovers that Darcy has concerned himself within the stricken dating among his good friend Bingley and her liked sister Jane, she is set to dislike him greater than ever. within the gleaming comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen exhibits the folly of judging through first impressions and beautifully conjures up the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class existence.

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The Accidental Woman by Jonathan Coe

By Jonathan Coe

The unintentional Woman is a wickedly humorous novel from bestseller Jonathan Coe
For Maria, not anything is bound. Her lifestyles is a series of injuries. Untouched by way of friendship, unimpressed by means of dedicated Ronny and his never-ending marriage proposals, she lives in a global of her personal, yet now not of her personal making. while she came upon via college, paintings, marriage and motherhood, Maria unearths it not easy to work out what all of the fuss is about.
Will our heroine ever manage to keep an eye on the path of her lifestyles, or will it finish, because it all started, accidentally? What does probability subsequent have in shop for her?
From the writer of the award-winning The Rotters' membership and What a Carve Up!, The unintentional Woman might be loved through readers of Nick Hornby and William Boyd and centres on a unusual and hugely person lady who's nonetheless suffering to discover her position in existence.
'The unintentional lady has a cocky person voice of its personal. . . here's precocious, rebellious talent' Mail on Sunday

'Slyly parodies the clichés of so much first novels' Guardian

'A convincing stuffy of the random impetuses during which human lives are usually ruled. it's also very funny' Spectator

Jonathan Coe's novels are jam-packed with biting social remark, relocating and astute observations of existence and hilarious set items that experience made him some of the most well known writers of his iteration. His different titles, What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A contact of affection, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The bad privateness of Maxwell Sim, the home of Sleep (winner of the1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), and The Rain sooner than it Falls, are all to be had in Penguin paperback.

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The Winter's Tale (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Believing his spouse, Hermione, to be untrue, King Leontes of Sicilia, orders her new-born baby deserted within the barren region. but if Hermione’s constancy is confirmed via the divinations of the Oracle of Delphi, Leontes is cursed to haven't any inheritor until eventually his daughter is located. 16 years later, the deserted baby, now the shepherdess Perdita, returns to Sicilia looking shelter, simply to benefit her precise identity.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author identified. significantly well known in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a starting place for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed strains of debate became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in booklet creation and celebrating analyzing in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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CliffsNotes on Austen's Emma (CliffsNotes) by Thomas J. Rountree

By Thomas J. Rountree

The unique CliffsNotes examine courses supply a glance into key components and concepts inside of vintage works of literature.
CliffsNotes on Emma explores a satiric novel that stabs at manners and social periods, the entire whereas providing leisure in a gentle comedian tone and sharing a lesson for the moralist.
Following the heroine’s sluggish and bumpy development from self-deception to self-knowledge, this learn consultant presents summaries and commentaries on each one bankruptcy in the three-volume plot structure. 
Other positive aspects that assist you work out this crucial paintings include

• lifestyles and heritage of the author
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• severe research of plot, environment, standpoint, characters, subject matter, and style
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The Taming of the Shrew (First Avenue Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Lucentio involves Padua to wait the collage, yet his awareness is readily captured via the stunning Bianca. He could do whatever to marry her, together with conceal himself as her Latin instructor.

But an important main issue stands within the manner of Lucentio's intentions: Bianca's father will in simple terms let Bianca to marry after her sister, Katherine, is married.

Katherine is every thing Bianca isn't really. She is ill-tempered, opinionated, and items to the assumption of marriage. whilst daring Petruchio arrives in Padua, despite the fact that, he may simply be the type of suitor who may possibly reach marrying Katherine.

This is an unabridged model of English playwright William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, which used to be first released in 1623.

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Matt Kish

By Joseph Conrad, Matt Kish

Following his massive--and hugely successful--Moby Dick in photographs, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an both awesome, and no much less harrowing, activity: illustrating each one web page of Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, middle of Darkness.

Kish’s wealthy, ingenious drawings and work replicate Conrad’s unique textual content and serve to light up Marlow’s trip into the guts of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul.

Heart of Darkness is a textual content ripe for research and argument, officially and thematically; it explores concerns of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations upload one other layer, and one other voice within the dialog.

Heart of Darkness is a necessary version for enthusiasts and scholars of Conrad’s paintings, yet is, particularly, a bit of paintings all its personal. Kish’s advent lends context to his strategy, info his courting and fight with Conrad’s paintings, and illuminates his personal artistic strategy. An index within the rear of the e-book catalogs the sentences and words that encouraged all the 100 unique items of artwork.

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