Claudine is in despair, having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris. But her instinctive curiosity gradually leads to an awakened interest in the city. She records her witty observations and adventures amongst the intriguing characters that surround her.
Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgameshto the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and ...Show more
It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone round Central Park, getting beaten up by p ...Show more
Alex and Andrew are friends. And Barbara...Barbara is a goddess. Here is the eternal triangle, the story of three people in an unhappy tangle of emotions, none able to articulate the precise quality of their longing and dissatisfaction.Are any of them truly interested in reaching the 'paradise' they cla ...Show more
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Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet publication in the US, Stoner is finally finding the ...Show more
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One of the most important and impactful works of spiritual fiction ever published in the English language, Kahlil Gibran's masterwork, The Prophet, is rooted in the author's experiences as a traveler and immigrant, providing inspiration to us all and particularly all those of us anxious in today's uncer ...Show more
"Years after his first appearance, Fant mas is still scary." -- The Washington Post "A brilliant criminal ... a great romp." -- San Francisco Chronicle A noblewoman is hacked to death in her chateau, a Russian princess is boldly robbed in a posh hotel, and a lord's lifeless body is found stuffed inside ...Show more
Claudine is a head strong, clever and extremely mischievous schoolgirl. Along with her friends the lanky Anais, the cheerful Marie and the prim Joubert twins Claudine wreaks havoc on her small school. Always clever, witty and charming Claudine is more than a match for her formidable headmistress as they ...Show more
A fine collection of classic novels, short stories, poems, and essays from distinguished women writers. Women writers have been making their voices heard for centuries, but their works were not always taken seriously. Over time, as women gained more social and political freedom, these works hav ...Show more
FlushA Biographyby Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf's humorous biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel is charming yet also radical. A work of sensuous imagination, it opens up a range of questions about class, society, and cultural attitudes which are woven throughout the whole of Woolf's writing ...Show more
A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green. The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool. On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the stro ...Show more
"There was an Old Derry down Derry, Who loved to see little folks merry;So he made them a Book, And with laughter they shookAt the fun of that Derry down Derry." First published in 1846 under the pseudonym "Old Derry down Derry," A Book of Nonsense is a collection adapted from the limericks and ...Show more