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A 'romance of many dimensions' that has fascinated generations of readers with its clever blend of social satire and mathematical theory, the Penguin Classics edition of Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland introduction by Alan Lightman. A work that continues to pose…

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An enchanting story that has inspired generations of writers, including Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Keats  Written towards the end of the second century AD, The Golden Ass tells the story of the many adventures of a young man whose fascination with…

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The story of Little Nell and her "tragedy of sorrows," told in a blend of realism and fairy-tale The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian…

A Passage to India

by E.M. Forster

|February 17, 1965

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Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Leans Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace…

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The arrival of two newcomers in the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a bitter feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. While the Reverend Maybold creates a furore among the village's musicians with his decision to abolish the church's traditional…

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Kristin Lavransdatter  interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the…

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Juvenal's  Satires  create a fascinating (and immediately familiar) world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. 55-138…

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Despite the grave misgivings of both their families, Valeria Brinton and Eustace Woodville are married. But before long the new bride begins to suspect a dark secret in her husband's past and when she discovers that he has been living under a false name, she…

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In 1919 Thomas Mann hailed  Effi Briest  (1895) as one of "the six most significant novels ever written." Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match between the enchanting…

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This is a story of national change and personal tragedy. For Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood, acts of heroism are thwarted and love is doomed by social, political and historical division. This edition restores the action to the years of uncertainty and political…

The Italian

by Ann Radcliffe

|February 1, 2001

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From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come…

LE VIEUX GRINGO

by CARLOS FUENTES

|February 1, 1990

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Dans le nord du Mexique, en 1914. La révolution bat son plein. Un vieil Américain passe la frontière dans l'intention de rejoindre les troupes de Pancho Villa. Il tombe sur celles du général Tomas Arroyo, installé près de l'hacienda des Miranda où le jeune…