451 Fahrenheit - the temperature at which the paper ignites and burns. The philosophical anti-Utopia of Bradbury draws a hopeless picture of the development of a postindustrial society: this is the world of the future, in which all written editions are ru
John Steinbeck's cult novel The Grapes of Wrath was first published in America in 1939, received the Pulitzer Prize, and the author himself was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. To date, "Grapes of Anger" are included in many of the curricula
The reader is invited to book the great humanist of the Renaissance Erasmus of Rotterdam Praise of Nonsense (1509), which brought the author world fame. The translation belongs to PN Ardashev, a Russian historian and publicist, who once sang a sparrow, Vi
Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action?the focus is on the gradual u
A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the influence of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions?a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
All works by Franz Kafka in one volume!
Two novels, The Trial and The Castle, and short stories.
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books are included in this volume: Treasure Island, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, Kidnapped, Catriona, The Master of Ballantrae, The Pavilion on the Links, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Includes two stories: The Old Man and the Sea & Across the River and Into the Trees.
A long time ago in a palace, the most beautiful of which was not in the whole world, there lived a powerful Chinese emperor. And in the dense forest a nightingale sang, and all of it was heard from small to large with its gurgling trills. Learning that in his country there is such a treasure, the emperor placed a bird in the palace and throughout the day...
The Little Prince describes his journey from planet to planet, each tiny world populated by a single adult. It's a wonderfully inventive sequence, which evokes not only the great fairy tales but also such monuments of postmodern whimsy. The author pokes similar fun at a businessman, a geographer, and a lamplighter, all of whom signify some futile aspect...
The Sound and the Fury is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. The novel centers on the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats who are struggling to deal with the dissolution of their family and its reputation. The novel is separated into four
Beautifully illustrated, oversized edition.
The novel's first-person protagonist, an unnamed vagrant with intellectual leanings, probably in his late twenties, wanders the streets of Norway's capital in pursuit of nourishment. In four episodes he meets a number of more or less mysterious persons, t
William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious?
Novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1911. It exemplifies the naturalism of which Dreiser was a proponent, telling the unhappy story of a working-class woman who accepts all the adversity life visits on her and becomes the mistress of two wealthy and p