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By Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives… in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
By Edith Wharton. 1984
John Amherst, clever, idealistic and poor, is assistant manager of a cotton mill and has the makings of a working-class… leader. He meets a young nurse, Justine, a woman who shares his aims and dreams. But Amherst is fatally distracted when he encounters a widow of great wealth: Bessy is charming and beautiful - and the new owner of the mill. 1984.
By S. T Joshi, H. P Lovecraft, August William Derleth. 1963
Collection of macabre tales by the first master of supernatural terror who wrote during the early 1900s. Lovecraft created this… new form of literature which is neither fantasy nor science fiction, but that combines elements of both.
By Jack Kerouac. 1958
In 1955 two young men search for Truth the Zen way in their dissolute wanderings on America's West Coast. A… story that celebrates the freedom of those who have opted out of conventional society. 1986, c1958.
By Marcel Proust. 1923
In this fifth part of the autobiographical novel, "Remembrance of things past", Albertine is living with the narrator who is… tortured by the suspicion and jealousy of her relations with other women. Sequel to "Cities of the plain" (DC31600). Followed by "Sweet cheat gone" (DC30887). 1923. (In search of lost time ; 5)
By Mordecai Richler. 1959
By Ethel Wilson. 1954
Convinced that she must find a better life, plucky Maggie walks out of her intolerable marriage and heads for the… British Columbia interior to heal and restore her spirit. (Reissue). 1982, c1954. (New Canadian Library; 29)
By Stephen Leacock. 1996
By Ray Bradbury. 1962
Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, both thirteen, are fascinated by the carnival that comes to their small town. But after… a series of frightening events, the boys realize there is something sinister about the show and its owner. 1962.
By Theodore Dreiser, James L. W West, Neda M Westlake. 1981
Now regarded as an American classic, the story of a naive young girl who seeks her fortune in Chicago. She… stays with her sister and brother-in-law, but seeks an escape from the drabness of their existence. The author portrays her helplessness against the forces that shape her future. 1981.
By Daphne Du Maurier. 1993
By Daphne Du Maurier. 1992
Rebecca, the glamorous mistress of a great English estate, died eight months before Maxim de Winter brought a young and… frightened second wife to live there. Mystery, intrigue, and violence eventually reveal the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's death. 1992.
By Ernest Hemingway, Denise Van Moppès. 1961
La guerre d'Espagne. Un roman de l'engagement et de l'héroïsme. Un hommage à l'idéalisme de certains intellectuels européens des années… 1930 et à leur besoin de participer à l'action. L'oeuvre a été inspirée à l'auteur par son expérience de correspondant de guerre auprès de l'armée républicaine en Espagne. 1995, c1961.
By Samuel Beckett, Patrick Bowles. 2003
Molloy is divided into two sections. In the first section, Molloy goes in search of his mother. In the second,… he is pursued by Moran, a private detective. Spoken in the first person, the novel raises the questions of being and aloneness that marks so much of Bekckett's work. Molloy was written as a separate novel, but is often regarded as the first part of the Trilogy, followed by "Malone Dies" (DC30088) and "The Unnamable" (DC29767). 2003. (The Trilogy ; 1)
By Jacques Poulin, Jean-François Chassay. 1990
Au commencement, il était seul dans l'île mais, peu a peu, il voit son havre de paix et de travail… envahi par des individus loufoques. Il s'agit d'une histoire de paradis terrestre et de solitude. 1990.
By Jack Kerouac. 2000
On the road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal… Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. 2000, c1957.
By John Steinbeck. 1992
This is the story of itinerant farm workers George and Lennie, one of nimble wits and the other of huge… physique, whose simple arrangement keeps them in work. However, even his best friend and mentor cannot save Lennie from his own worst enemy - his own strength. 1992.
By Joseph Conrad, Veronique Pauly. 2007
In the exotic South American republic of Costaguana, the San Tome silver mine provides opportunities for untold wealth and power.… Yet amid the turbulence and brutality of Latin American politics, everyone associated with it - from the compromised English mine-owner Gould to the grasping businessman Holroyd, from the revolutionary Montero to the loyal and seemingly incorruptible worker Nostromo - becomes somehow irrevocably tainted. 2007, c1904.
By Yves Beauchemin. 1982
By Harper Lee. 2005
Dans une petite ville d'Alabama, au moment de la Grande Dépression, Atticus Finch élève seul ses deux enfants, Jem et… Scout. Homme intègre et rigoureux, cet avocat est commis d'office pour défendre un Noir accusé d'avoir violé une Blanche. Ce bref résumé peut expliquer pourquoi ce livre, publié en 1960 - au cœur de la lutte pour les droits civiques - connut un tel succès. Il ne suffit pas en revanche à comprendre comment ce roman est devenu un livre culte aux Etats-Unis et dans bien d'autres pays. C'est que, tout en situant son sujet en Alabama à une époque bien précise - les années 1930 - Harper Lee a écrit un roman universel sur l'enfance confrontée aux préjugés, au mensonge, à la bigoterie et au mal. Racontée par Scout avec beaucoup de drôlerie, cette histoire tient du conte, de la court story américaine et du roman initiatique. Couronné par le Prix Pulitzer en 1961. 2005.