Bram Stoker — Dracula, 1993 год

23 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Dracula - Bram Stoker

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‘There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.’

ISBN: 9781853260865
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Jane Austen — Mansfield Park, 1992 год

20 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

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Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results.
The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fanny Price has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her own feelings while enduring the cheerful amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her.

ISBN: 9781853260322
мягкая обложка, 368 стр.
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Charlotte Bronte — Jane Eyre, 1992 год

19 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester.
However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.

ISBN: 9781853260209
мягкая обложка, 448 стр.
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Rudyard Kipling — The Best Short Stories, 1998 год

12 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Best Short Stories - Rudyard Kipling

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This is a fascinating selection of Kipling’s most famous short stories, bringing together the very best of his work. Life’s Handicap reflects his experiences of India, and contains two horror stories which permeate the collection with an air of haunted destinies.
Delusions and obsessions, past lives and the slums of London in 1890 are the diverse topics featured in Many Inventions. While Traffics and Discoveries is Kipling’s well-loved story about a polo pony.

ISBN: 9781853261794
мягкая обложка, 224 стр.
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D.H. Lawrence — Lady Chatterley’s Lover, 2005 год

11 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence

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With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the novel with which D.H. Lawrence is most often associated.
First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the British Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated edition to the general public. The famous ‘trial of Lady Chatterley’ heralded the sexual revolution of the coming decades and signalled the defeat of Establishment prudery.
Yet Lawrence himself was hardly a liberationist and the conservativism of many aspects of his novel would later lay it open to attacks from the political avant-garde and from feminists. The story of how the wife of Sir Clifford Chatterley responds when her husband returns from the war paralysed from the waist down, and of the tender love which then develops between her and her husband’s gamekeeper, is a complex one open to a variety of conflicting interpretations.
This edition of the novel offers an occasion for a new generation of readers to discover what all the fuss was about; to appraise Lawrence’s bitter indictment of modern industrial society, and to ask themselves what lessons there might be for the 21st century in his intense exploration of the complicated relations between love and sex.

ISBN: 9781840224887
мягкая обложка, 288 стр.
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Johanna Spyri — Heidi, 1993 год

7 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Heidi - Johanna Spyri

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Heidi is the heart-warming tale of a small girl’s power for good, and it has remained a firm favourite since it was published over 100 years ago.
It tells of the orphan Heidi and her idyllic existence with her gruff grandfather in the mountains. When she is sent to live in a city, comic chaos ensues, and eventually it is arranged that Heidi should return to the mountains. Together she and her friend Peter, the goat-herd, achieve wondrous changes in the community in which they live.

ISBN: 9781853261251
мягкая обложка, 240 стр.
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Rudyard Kipling — Kim, 1994 год

6 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Kim - Rudyard Kipling

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This novel tells the story of Kimball O’Hara (Kim), who is the orphaned son of a soldier in the Irish regiment stationed in India during the British Raj. It describes Kim’s life and adventures from street vagabond, to his adoption by his father’s regiment and recruitment into espionage.

ISBN: 9781853260995
мягкая обложка, 256 стр.
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Stephen Crane — Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Other Stories, 1995 год

26 апреля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Other Stories - Stephen Crane

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Maggie is an astonishing novel of social realism, which parallels many of today’s ills. Set in the urban squalor of New York in the 1890s, it follows the careers of the innocent Maggie and her brother Jimmie, children of brutal and drunken parents. It is a tour-de-force equal to The Red Badge of Courage.
Also included in this volume are seven of Stephen Crane’s short stories. The Monster is a novelette which provides a bitter commentary on man’s inhumanity to man; The Blue Hotel, a tale of murder in a small Nebraska town; His New Mittens, which concerns the reflections of a runaway boy, is followed by four stories of sensation and excitement.

ISBN: 9781853265594
мягкая обложка, 192 стр.
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William Shakespeare — Julius Caesar, 1992 год

24 апреля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare

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«Julius Caesar» is among the best of Shakespeare’s historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked. The cry ‘Peace, freedom and liberty!’ is used to exculpate brutal realities, while personal ambitions taint public actions. Rich in characterization and replete with eloquent rhetoric, «Julius Caesar» remains engrossing and topical: a play for today.

ISBN: 9781853260223
мягкая обложка, 144 стр.
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Sir Walter Scott — Ivanhoe, 1995 год

23 апреля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott

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Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents — sieges, ambushes and combats — and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the fierce Templar knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Gilbert; the Jew, Isaac of York, and his beautiful, spirited daughter Rebecca; Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd respectively.
Scott explores the conflicts between the Crown and the powerful Barons, between the Norman overlords and the conquered Saxons, and between Richard and his scheming brother, Prince John. At the same time he brings into the novel the legendary Robin Hood and his band, and creates a brilliant, colourful account of the age of chivalry with all its elaborate rituals and costumes and its values of honour and personal glory.

ISBN: 9781853262029
мягкая обложка, 464 стр.
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