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The Debacle
The Debacle
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442804
Conservative and working-class, Jean Macquart is an experienced, middle-aged soldier in the French army, who has endured deep personal loss. When he first meets the wealthy and mercurial Maurice Levasseur, who never seems to have suffered, his hatred is immediate. But after they are thrown together during the disastrous Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, the pair are compelled to understand one other. Forging a profound friendship, they must struggle together to endure a disorganised and brutal war, the savage destruction of France's Second Empire and the fall of Napoleon III. One of the greatest of all war novels, The Debacle is the nineteenth novel in Zola's great Rougon-Macquart cycle. A forceful and deeply moving tale of close friendship, it is also a fascinating chronicle of the events that were to lead, in the words of Zola himself, to 'the murder of a nation'.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0140022651
Three men discover the secrets of past civilizations during a fantastic expedition beneath the earth's surface
The Ponder Heart
The Ponder Heart
Paperback      ISBN: 0156729156
Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is a source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle. Uncle Daniel’s trial for the alleged murder of his seventeen-year-old bride is a comic masterpiece. Awarded the William Dean Howells Medal of the american Academy of Arts and Letters. Drawings by Joe Krush.
Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography
Good-Bye to All That
An Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0385093306
Robert Graves records the events of his life up to the age of thirty-three when he left his native land for Marjorca
The Decameron: A New Translation : 21 Novelle, Contemporary Reactions, Modern Criticism
The Decameron
A New Translation : 21 Novelle, Contemporary Reactions, Modern Criticism
Paperback      ISBN: 0393091325
A new translation of the fourteenth-century tales recounted by young citizens of Florence who have fled the city to escape the plague
Coming Up for Air
Coming Up for Air
Paperback      ISBN: 0156196255
Middle-aged George Bowling perceives the true condition of the world when he visits his childhood home in the late 1930's
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0156364654
A collection of short stories depicting the emotions and life-styles of the inhabitants of the rural South
Delta Wedding: A Novel
Delta Wedding
A Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0156252805
Young Laura spends an exciting week with her cousins, the Fairchilds, at their estate on the Mississippi Delta in the early 1920s
Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog,
Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog,
Paperback      ISBN: 0811202070
Thirteen short stories filled with memorable characters of Thomas's youth
Three Guineas
Three Guineas
Paperback      ISBN: 0156901773
The gifted English writer submits a strong plea for intellectual freedom, women's rights, and the cessation of war