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L'étranger

by Albert Camus

|August 24, 1999

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Récit intérieur de Meursault, employé de bureau anonyme pour les autres et pour lui-même, qui tue finalement de cinq balles un Algérien sur la plage de Tipaza à Alger.

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The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles   Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and…

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1815. Accusé de bonapartisme, Edmond Dantès est emprisonné au château d'If, victime de deux rivaux, Fernand et Danglars, et de Villefort, un magistrat ambitieux. Grâce à l'amitié de l'abbé Faria, il s'évade et peut alors assouvir sa vengeance. Texte intégral.

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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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The quintessential adventure story that first established pirates in the popular imagination  When a mysterious sailor dies in sinister circumstances at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins stumbles across a treasure map among the dead man's…

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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 1872 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll's inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty…

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Proust is one of the seminal figures in modern literature, matched only in stature by Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Kafka. By the last decade of the nineteenth century, the charming and ambitious Proust, born into a wealthy bourgeois family, was already a famous Paris…

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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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After an idle youth, Alexandre Dumas went to Paris and spent some years writing. A volume of short stories and some farces were his only productions until 1927, when his play Henri III (1829) became a success and made him famous. It was as a storyteller rather…

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A shipwreck's sole escapee, Robinson Crusoe endures 28 years of solitude on a Caribbean island and manages not only to survive but also to prevail. A warm humanity, evocative details of his struggle to tolerate his lonely existence, and lively accounts of his…