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Quartet - PMC

Locuind la Paris cu sotul ei nesabuit si vagabond, Stephan, Maya e foarte aproape de a fi fericita. Nu se intreaba niciodata cum traieste el, nu vrea sa stie adevarul. Cand Stephen e bagat la inchisoare, se pomeneste singura si fara niciun ban. E luata de o familie de englezi, Heidler, care o coplesesc gradual cu dorintele lor. Maya descopera ca simtul realitatii o paraseste tot mai mult. Acest ..

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Queen's Gambit - PMC

Trimisa la orfelinat cand avea 8 ani, Beth Harmon are doar doua bucurii: sahul, pentru care are un talent innascut, si tranchilizantele folosite pentru a echilibra starea de spirit a copiilor. Pe masura ce creste si participa la comp[etitii tot mai importante de sah, continua sa gaseasca modalitati de a-si ajusta starea de spirit si posibilitatea de a intalni un talent mai mare ca al ei (un jucato..

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Quotable Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Wit and Wisdom

"I must die as I lived, beyond my means." Arguably the most quoted man in history, and certainly in his day, this enormous miniature collection is filled with Oscar Wildes' most notorious and witty sayings. Organized into five neat sections useful for any situation, this book is perfect for either enjoying in small bites or devouring in one sitting. Featuring a biography, quotes, a poem and shor..

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Rainbow in the Cloud

Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers and her words are indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions. Inspired by the woman who has inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers nearly 300 of Dr Angelou's wonderful quotes, organised in themed sections (including art, love, ..

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Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters; Seymour - an Introduction

A haunting and deeply personal portrait of family tragedy from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye Buddy Glass is the second-eldest son in the eccentric and enchanting Glass family. He is on leave from the army during World War II, attending the wedding of his eldest brother, Seymour. But the wedding is not a happy one: it is overcast by a sense of strange suspense. Perhaps everyone i..

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Reading Lolita in Tehran (PMC)

Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a mov..

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Red Strangers - PMC

Crescuti in Kenya la inceputul secolului 20, fratii Matu si Mutherengi au fost educati conform obiceiului care, li s-a spus, exista de la inceputul lumii. Dar cand sosesc strainii 'rosii' - europeni arsi de soare care cauta sa colonizeze pamanturi pentru ei - viata celor doi membri ai tribului Kikuyu incepe sa se schimbe dramatic. Pe masura ce strainii inainteaza de-a lungul tarii, tribu..

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Remembrance of Things Past Vol.I - W

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once. Proust is the twentieth century's Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope o..

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Remembrance of Things Past Vol.II - W

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once. Proust is the twentieth century's Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope o..

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Rhinoceros, The Chairs & The Lesson - PMC

These three great plays by one of the founding fathers of the theatre of the absurd, are alive and kicking with tragedy and humour, bleakness and farce. In Rhinoceros we are shown the innate brutality of people as everyone, except for Berenger, turn into clumsy, unthinking rhinoceroses. The Chairs depicts the futile struggle of two old people to convey the meaning of life to the rest of humanity..

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Roald Dahl Treasury

Whether a beautiful gift for the Dahl fan or a stunning introduction to Roald Dahl's work; this superb hardback is jampacked with complete picture tales, as well as excerpts from longer stories, poetry (some previously unpublished), autobiographical material and letters. It is also filled with outstanding artwork from Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, Posy Simmonds, Ralph Steadman, Patrick Benso..

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Rose Tattoo & Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)

In these three exotic, steamy dramas Tennessee Williams portrays loss, faded lives and passionate love affairs. The Rose Tattoo is set in a bustling, Sicilian-American community, where newly widowed Serafina is paralysed by grief, until she has her romantic illusions about her dead husband shattered and rediscovers her true nature as a fiery prima donna, in a life-affirming celebration of lov..

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Samurai - PMC

In 1613 the missionary Father Pedro Velasco's dream comes true. For the first time, the Japanese are going to cross the Pacific Ocean. And he is going with them. As he sets sail with a group of Samurai, for Mexico, then Spain and finally Rome, his zealous hope is that, by opening up relations with the western world, Japan will become ripe for conversion to Christianity - with him as Bishop. But ..

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Say A Little Mantra For Me - PMC

Gran, Iris si Girlie - o divortata, o vaduva si o sedusa… Cu aceasta mica, minunat observata distributie, autoarea reuseste sa creeze un roman plin de umor si de suspans delicat, plasat in Africa de Sud. 'O carte despre femei scrisa de o femeie careia ii displac femeile, dar barbatii ii displac si mai mult' (Cherry Clayton, in Oggendblad). Colectia Penguin Modern Classics..

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PMC)

Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put upon middle-aged man - is the hero of his own story. A man can dream, can't he? The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just one of the brilliant humorous and witty stories written by James Thur..

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Seize the Day - PMC

Fading charmer, Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos - he is separated from his wife and children, at odds with his vain, successful father, failed in his acting career (a Hollywood agent once placed him as the type that loses the girl') and in a financial mess. In the cour..

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Selected Works of Virginia Woolf - W

Mrs Dalloway, the society hostess Clarissa, is giving a party and her thoughts on that one day, and the interior monologues of others with interwoven lives reveal the characters of the central protagonists. To the Lighthouse is the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf’s novels. Based on her early experiences, it touches on childhood and children’s perceptions and desires. It is at its most..

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Sheltering Sky - PMC

Dupa zece ani de casnicie, Kit si port Moresby au alunecat fiecare in alta directie si s-au instrainat sexual. Evitand haosul din Europa de dupa al doilea razboi mondial, calatoresc in indepartatul desert african. Port spera ca aceasta calatorie ii va reuni, dar, desi impartasesc aceleasi emotii, privesc viata in mod diferit. Kit se teme de desert, in vreme ce Port e atras de frumusetea si salba..

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Siddhartha - PMC

Siddhartha, fiul unui brahman, e inteligent si iubit, si totusi din ce in ce mai nemultumit de viata pe care toti se asteapta sa o duca. Pornit intr-o calatorie spirituala pentru a descoperi o existenta superioara, se confrunta cu tentatiile luxului si bogatiei, placerile unei iubiri senzuale si amenintarea sinistra a unor serpi veninosi, pana ce, intr-un final, ajunge pe malul unui rau. Acolo u..

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Six Memos for the Next Millennium - PMC

Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth) in serious yet playful essays that reveal Calvino's debt to the comic strip and the folktale. With his customary imaginati..

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Skeleton's Holiday (Penguin Modern)

'Ring for your maid, and when she comes in we'll pounce upon her and tear off her face. I'll wear her face tonight instead of mine.' These dreamlike, carnivalesque fables by one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement are masterpieces of invention and grand-guignol humour. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics serie..

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Soldiers' Pay

A group of soldiers travel by train across the United States in the aftermath of the First World War. One of them is horribly scarred, blind and almost entirely mute. Moved by his condition, a few civilian fellow travellers decided to see him home to Georgia, to a family who believed him dead, and a fiancée who grew tired of waiting. Faulkner's first novel deals powerfully with lives blighted by..

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Someone Like You

In Someone Like You are fifteen classic tales told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Here, in Roald Dahl's first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories, a wife serves a dish that baffles the police; a harmless bet suddenly becomes anything but; a curious machine reveals a horrifying truth about plants; and a man lies awake waiting to be bitten by the ven..

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Someone Like You - PMC

Aceste 18 povestiri arata stralucirea intunecata a lui Dahl in proza scurta. Sunt ciudate, rautacioase si mustesc de umor negru. 'Fantastic as Grimm, heartless as Saki' (Guardian). Cu o introducere de Dom Joly. Col. Penguin Modern Classics ..

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Sophie's Choice

In this extraordinary novel, Stingo, an inexperienced twenty-two year old Southerner, takes us back to the summer of 1947 and a boarding house in a leafy Brooklyn suburb. There, he meets Nathan, a fiery Jewish intellectual; and Sophie, a beautiful and fragile Polish Catholic. Stingo is drawn into the heart of their passionate and destructive relationship as witness, confidant and supplicant. Ult..

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Sound and the Fury (Vintage Classics)

Ever since the first furore was created on its publication in 1929, The Sound and the Fury has been considered one of the key novels of this century. Depicting the gradual disintegration of the Compson family through four fractured narratives, The Sound and the Fury explores intense, passionate family relationships where there is no love, only self-centredness. At its heart this is a novel about..

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Sound of the Mountain - PMC

Ogata Shingo is growing old, and his memory is failing him. At night he hears only the sound of death in the distant rumble from the mountain. The relationships which have previously defined his life - with his son, his wife, and his attractive daughter-in-law - are dissolving, and Shingo is caught between love and destruction. Lyrical and precise, The Sound of the Mountain explores in immaculat..

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Steppenwolf (Penguin Essentials)

'The unhappiness that I need and long for . . . is of the kind that will let me suffer with eagerness and die with lust. That is the unhappiness, or happiness, that I am waiting for.' Alienated from society, Harry Haller is the Steppenwolf, wild, strange and shy. His despair and desire for death draw him into an enchanted, Faust-like underworld. Through a series of shadowy encounters, romantic, f..

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Stories: Collected Stories (Susan Sontag)

'Magnificent... Her famous seriousness pervades throughout... What's striking is the astonishing scope, potential and possibility Sontag saw in short fiction' Financial Times The complete collected short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant and influential writers of the twentieth century Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical,..

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Sweet Bird of Youth & Other Plays - PMC

Loneliness, sexual tension and the need for human kindness pervade these three plays by Tennessee Williams, as their characters rage against personal demons and the modern world. In Sweet Bird of Youth, a drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town with an ageing movie actress in search of the girl he loved in his youth, but with terrible, violent results. Period of Adjustment tells the stor..

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Switch Bitch

Now back in print along with Roald Dahl's My Uncle Oswald, a surprisingly naughty and hilarious adult book by the beloved children's author Great wit, melancholy, and a sense of the erotic that would make even a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey blush pervade this collection of four adult short stories by Roald Dahl. Included here are 'The Visitor' and 'Bitch,' featuring the hilariou..

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Tender Is the Night & The Last Tycoon - W

Tender is the Night is a story set in the hedonistic high society of Europe durinthe 'Roaring Twenties'. A wealthy schizophrenic, Nicole Warren, falls in love with Dick Diver - her psychiatrist. The resulting saga of the Divers' troubled marriage, and their circle of friends, includes a cast of aristocratic and beautiful people, unhappy love affairs, a duel, incest, and the problems inherent in ..

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Tender Is the Night - HCC

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.' Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, American Dick Diver and his wife Nicole are the epitome of chic, living a glamorous lifestyle and entertaining friends at their villa. Young film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives in France and becomes entranced by the couple. It is not long before she is attracted to the enigmatic Dick, but..

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Terra Amata - PMC

'A writer of something akin to genius' (Sun day Telegraph). Castigator al Premiului Nobel pentru Literatura in 2008 ..

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Texts for Nothing and Other Short Prose

Ultimul volum de proza scurta scrise si publicate de Bekett in perioada 1950 si mijlocul anilor '70. Cu o prefata a editorului, Mark Nixon, si un tabel bio-bibliografic compilat de Cassandra Nelson. ..

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Thérèse Desqueyroux - PMC

Nobel-prize winner François Mauriac's masterpiece is Thérèse Desqueyroux, the story of a complex woman trapped by provincial life. First published in 1927, this astonishing and daring novel has echoes of Madame Bovary and has recently been made into a ravishing film starring Amélie actress Audrey Tautou. Thérèse Desqueyroux walks free from court, acquitted of trying to poison her husband. Eve..

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

The Depression of the 1930s led people to desperate measures to survive. The marathon dance craze, which flourished at that time seemed a simple way for people to earn extra money dancing the hours away for cash, for weeks at a time. But the underside of that craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. A lurid tale of dancing and desperation: Horace McCoy's classi..

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This Side of Paradise & The Beautiful and Damned - W

With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading. This Side of Paradise tells the story of Amory Blaine, the only child of wealthy parents, whose journey from adolescence to adulthood follows him from prep school through to Princeton University, where his literary talents flourish, in contrast to his academic failure. A sequence of love affairs with beautiful young women ..

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Thousand Cranes - PMC

Kikuji has been invited to a tea ceremony by a mistress of his dead father. He is shocked to find there the mistress's rival and successor, Mrs. Ota, and that the ceremony has been awkwardly arranged for him to meet his potential future bride. But he is most shocked to be drawn into a relationship with Mrs. Ota - a relationship that will bring only suffering and destruction to all of them. Thous..

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Three Japanese Short Stories (Penguin Modern)

'Oh the cruelty of time, that destroys all things!' Beguiling, strange and hair-raising tales from early 20th century Japan: Nagai's Behind the Prison, Uno's Closet LLB and Akutagawa's deeply macabre General Kim. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of it..

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Three Lives and Tender Buttons (editie de buzunar)

Three Lives Three short stories comprise Gertrude Stein s first significant work, each a psychological portrait of a different woman. The Good Anna is a kindly but domineering German servant. The Gentle Lena apathetically endures her miserable life until she dies in childbirth. Melanctha is a young Black woman learning about sexuality and love. Different as they may be, all three women are bo..

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Till September Petronella (Penguin Modern) Stoc momentan epuizat

Till September Petronella (Penguin Modern)

'I knew he was imagining a really lovely girl - all curves, curls, heart and hidden claws’ In stories that span the course of a lifetime - from childhood in the Caribbean to adolescent modelling in Paris; and from lonely adulthood to old age and beyond - here are women adrift, at sea, down but not quite out. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Pe..

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Tin Drum

On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life; from the long nightmare of the Nazi era to his anarchic adventures in post-war Germany. ..

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To Have and Have Not

Harry Morgan was hard - the classic Hemingway hero - rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the Depression. He ran risks, too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses. But it was the only way he could keep his boat, keep his independence, and keep his belly full...This classic novella was turned into a brilliant film by Howard Hawks - the film i..

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To Kill a Mockingbird (editie de buzunar)

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and cla..

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Travels with My Aunt

Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel her way, Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftl..

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Tropic of Capricorn

A cult modern classic, Tropic of Capricorn is as daring, frank and influential as Henry Miller first novel, Tropic of Cancer -- new to Penguin Modern Classics with a cover by Tracey Emin A story of sexual and spiritual awakening, Tropic of Capricorn shocked readers when it was published in 1939. A mixture of fiction and autobiography, it is the story of Henry V. Miller who works for the Cosmo..

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Tunnel (PMC)

Framed as the confession of a tormented outcast who has murdered the only woman capable of understanding him, Ernesto Sabato's The Tunnel has been acclaimed as a masterpiece by writers such as Albert Camus and Graham Greene. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Margaret Sayers Peden with an introduction by Colm Tóibín. Infamous for the murder of Maria Iribarne, the artist Juan Pablo Cas..

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