Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff s

Journey to the End of the Night

Louis Ferdinand Celine s revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty


Humbert Humbert scholar, aesthete and romantic has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady s gum snapping, silky skinned twelve year old daughter Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance bu

Pride and Prejudice

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 n nSince its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a cr

Swing Time

Two brown girls dream of being dancers but only one, Tracey, has talent The other has ideas about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free It s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early t

Eat, Pray, Love

A celebrated writer s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life n nAround the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early onslaught midlife crisis She had everything an educated, ambi

One Day

15th July 1988 Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation Tomorrow they must go their separate ways n nSo where will they be on this one day next year And the year after that n nAnd every year that follows n back cover

After (After, #1)

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home She s got direction, ambition, and a mother who s intent on keeping her that way n nBut she s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hard

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get cl


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past n nSethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still hel

Madame Bovary

Oh, why, dear God, did I marry him n nEmma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life An ardent devourer of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she d ever been through That was before her planet was invaded Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit n nBut the warship coul

The Casual Vacancy

A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN n nWhen Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock n nPagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa ade is a town at war n nRich at war with poor, te