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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?
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
Beautifully illustrated, oversized edition.
Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд принадлежит к числу самых крупных прозаиков США XX века. В своих романах «По ту сторону рая», «Великий Гэтсби», «Последний магнат» и других Фицджеральд сумел наиболее ярко и точно выразить настроения «века джаза», отмеченного пар
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
Первая значительная трагедия Уильяма Шекспира - "печальнейшая на свете повесть" о двух юных влюбленных, ценой своей смерти примиряющих издавна враждовавшие веронские семейства Монтекки и Капулетти. Остродраматические коллизии пьесы, возвышенная свобода и
All works by Franz Kafka in one volume!
Two novels, The Trial and The Castle, and short stories.
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
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
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
Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem.
In 1845, the young poet decided to challenge the industrial society, passionate about the pursuit of material values. He built a house on the banks of a pond in the forests of Massachusetts and spent two years there, abandoning the achievements of civilization and any property. Henry Thoreau?s autobiographical book, where he talks about an experiment far...
The Adventures of the Good Soldier Schweik is the most popular work of Czech literature translated into almost all languages of the world. Great, original and hooligan novel. A book that can be perceived both as a 'soldier's tale' and as a classic work directly related to the traditions of the Renaissance. This is a sparkling text that you laugh at to...
Edgar Allan Poe is a famous American poet, prose writer, critic, journalist. A man of dazzling talent and a sad fate. Haters and admirers, copycats and followers - all of them, and for more than one century, haunts the legacy of Po. His influence as a writer and poet on world literature is enormous. In the field of poetry, this is Charles Baudelaire, and...
Charles Dickens is one of the most famous English novelists, a renowned creator of vivid comic characters, a skilled storyteller and publicist. His novels The Posthumous Notes of the Pickwick Club, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Dombey and Son, and David Cop-Perfield's Life Told by Himself are masterpieces of world literature. This edition presents...
The Adventures of Oliver Twist is the second novel of the great English writer Charles Dickens, which he began at the time when he had not even managed to completely print the posthumous notes of the Pickwick Club that brought him fame. The fascinating and touching story of the misfortunes of the little orphan Oliver Twist, despite the nearly two hundred...
Franz Kafka - one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, the most widely read and most mysterious, 'the incomprehensible master and master of the kingdom of the German language' (G. Hesse). At first, his works were published in insignificant circulations, which also diverged with difficulty. Now they are spreading around the world in millions...
Franz Kafka created a unique art universe - semi-absurd, dreary and creepy, mesmerizing with its own uniqueness, a universe where heroes experience strange adventures, tormented in search of answers to their ghostly questions ... The reader is invited to the famous Kafka novel The Trial, perhaps the most vividly expressing incomprehensible character...
English humor for the Russian reader is inextricably linked with the name of the remarkable writer who conquered the whole world with his novels and stories, Jerome Klapki Jerome. The adventures of the unlucky, good-natured English traveling on the Thames, which Jerome wrote about in his famous novel Three in a Boat, Not Counting a Dog and its sequel...