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Satori in Paris and Pic
Satori in Paris and Pic
Paperback      ISBN: 0802130615
Satori in Paris and Pic, two of Jack Kerouac's last novels, showcase the remarkable range and versatility of his mature talent. Satori in Paris is a rollicking autobiographical account of Kerouac's search for his heritage in France, and lands the author in his familiar milieu of seedy bars and all-night conversations. Pic is Kerouac's final novel and one of his most unusual. Narrated by ten-year-old Pictorial Review Jackson in a North Carolina vernacular, the novel charts the adventures of Pic and his brother Slim as they travel from the rural South to Harlem in the 1940s.
Li Po and Tu Fu: Poems
Li Po and Tu Fu
by Po, Li
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442723
Offers translations of poems by the two Chinese writers
Moll Flanders: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
Moll Flanders
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
Paperback      ISBN: 0140433139
Defoe's eighteenth-century picaresque novel of a woman's eventual escape from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society since her birth
Pierre and Jean
Pierre and Jean
Paperback      ISBN: 0140443584
When an old family friend dies, leaving a large legacy to Jean, his older brother, Pierre, and his parents react with confusion, envy, and bitterness as the family is torn apart
Officers and Gentlemen
Officers and Gentlemen
Paperback      ISBN: 0316926302
Guy Crouchback experiences personal triumphs and difficulties while serving in the British army during World War II
Pot of Gold and Other Plays
Pot of Gold and Other Plays
by Platus
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441492
Plautus argued by some to be the supreme comic writer of the Roman world, has also proved the most influential. In this translation, as suitable for the stage as for reading, Plautus' broad and lively humour is re-created.
Paperback      ISBN: 0679723161
A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Paperback      ISBN: 0156188767
Twenty-seven short stories by the Pulitizer Prize-winning writer
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Paperback      ISBN: 0156345706
The young, middle-class Jewish narrator recounts his relationship with an insular, upper-class Jewish family in Ferrara on the eve of World War II and the family's blindness to impending destruction
The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
The Rise and Fall of Athens
Nine Greek Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441026
Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.