By Irvine Welsh

An epic novel in regards to the bonds of friendship from the writer of Trainspotting.

the tale of 4 boys turning out to be up within the Edinburgh initiatives, Glue is set the loyalties, the reviews, and the secrets and techniques that carry buddies jointly via 3 a long time. the lads turn into males: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky arms; Billy the boxer, pushed, managed, taking part in to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar child, drifting alongside to his personal soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, exceptionally thin-skinned and at risk of disaster at each flip. We stick with their lives from the seventies into the recent century—from punk to techno, from pace to E. Their mutual loyalty is fused in highway morality: again up your folks, do not hit girls, and, most crucial, by no means snitch—on someone. Glue has the Irvine Welsh trademarks—crackling discussion, scabrous set items, and black, black humor—but it's also a grown-up booklet approximately starting to be up—about the best way we are living our lives, and what occurs to us while issues turn into unstuck. "Stocked together with his traditional quirky, sympathetic characters, this rollicking new story glints with the writer's trademark satiric wit. Its heft and narrative breadth should still persuade any final skeptics that Welsh—now successfully the grand outdated guy of in-your-face Scottish fiction—is a author to be taken seriously."—Publishers Weekly starred evaluate

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A Legacy (New York Review Books Classics)

By Brenda Wineapple

A Legacy is the story of 2 very varied households, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding participants of Berlin’s haute bourgeoisie who count number a pal of Goethe between their amazing ancestors. now not that this proud legacy ability a lot of something to them anymore. safe of their large city residence, they dedicate themselves to little greater than having fun with their comforts and making sure their wealth. The Feldens are landed aristocracy, well to do yet now not wealthy, from Germany’s Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the 2 households could be surprisingly, certainly fatally, entwined. 

Set in the course of the run-up to international struggle I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is appealing, magnificently humorous, and profound, an unforgettable photograph of a doomed means of life.

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To the Hilt

By Dick Francis

From the acclaimed grasp of puzzle and suspense comes the tale of a self-imposed outcast who needs to refresh his detection talents so as to retailer himself and his relations.

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The Monk (Penguin Classics)

‘Few may well maintain the look of his eye, right away fiery and penetrating’

Savaged by way of critics for its meant profanity and obscenity, and acquired in huge numbers through readers wanting to see even if it lived as much as its lurid popularity, The Monk turned a succès de scandale while it was once released in 1796 – no longer least simply because its writer was once a member of parliament and merely two decades previous. It recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin improved, who succumbs first to temptations provided by means of a tender lady who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and keeps his descent with more and more wicked acts of sorcery, homicide, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute mental perception, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a strong exploration of ways violent and erotic impulses can holiday during the limitations of social and ethical restraint.

This variation is predicated at the first version of 1796, which seemed sooner than Lewis’s revisions to prevent fees of blasphemy. In his creation, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel’s position in the Gothic style, and its issues of sexual wish and the abuse of power.

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Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare: Les Fiches de lecture d'Universalis (French Edition)

Bienvenue dans l. a. assortment Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis

Pièce mythique, Roméo et Juliette, composée vers 1595 et publiée en 1597, est sans doute l. a. tragédie los angeles plus bouleversante de William Shakespeare (1564-1616). À partir de resources préexistantes (Masuccio de Salerne, Luigi Da Porto, Bandello), le dramaturge fait des jeunes amants tragiques le symbole de l’innocence sacrifiée et de l’amour sublime.

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Roméo et Juliette de William Shakespeare

Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de los angeles littérature ou de los angeles pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis :

Reconnue mondialement pour los angeles qualité et los angeles fiabilité incomparable de ses guides, Encyclopaedia Universalis met los angeles connaissance à l. a. portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 2 hundred auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, pictures, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est los angeles plus fiable assortment de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

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The Annotated Northanger Abbey

From the editor of the preferred Annotated satisfaction and Prejudice comes an annotated version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel a fair extra fulfilling learn. this is the whole textual content of the radical with greater than 1,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
-Explanations of historic context
-Citations from Austen’s lifestyles, letters, and different writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary reviews and analysis
-Maps of locations within the novel
-An advent, bibliography, and unique chronology of events
-225 informative illustrations
Filled with interesting information about the characters’ garments, furnishings, and carriages, and illuminating heritage info on every thing from the style for all issues medieval to the possibilities for socializing within the renowned inn city of bathtub, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s global into richer concentration.

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

2011 Reprint of 1908 variation. complete facsimile of the unique variation, now not reproduced with Optical acceptance software program. "The guy Who was once Thursday: A Nightmare" is a unique by means of G. okay. Chesterton, first released in 1908. The e-book is typically known as a metaphysical mystery. even though it bargains with anarchists, the radical isn't really an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist idea; Chesterton's advert hoc building of "Philosophical Anarchism" is unique from usual anarchism and is pointed out a number of instances no longer a lot as a uprising opposed to executive yet as a uprising opposed to God. the unconventional has been defined as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, where the place, prior to our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical culture of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and turns into the nightmare-fantastical culture of Kafka and Borges.

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Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Named for the 12th evening after Christmas, the top of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night performs with love and tool. The Countess Olivia, a girl along with her personal loved ones, draws Duke (or count number) Orsino. different would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.

Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; stuck in a shipwreck, every one thinks the opposite has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male web page and enters Orsino’s provider. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then splendidly untangles, those relationships.

The authoritative version of Twelfth Night from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and primary Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the easiest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized strains and phrases

-An creation to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student supplying a latest standpoint at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s large holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay via Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest number of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from around the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at

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The Unicorn

By Iris Murdoch

A exceptional legendary drama approximately well-meaning humans trapped in a struggle of non secular forces

Marian Taylor, who has come as a “companion” to a beautiful lady in a distant fortress, turns into acutely aware that her supplier is a prisoner, not just of her obsessions, yet of an unforgiving husband.

Hannah, the Unicorn, doubtless a picture of persecuted advantage, fascinates those that encompass her, a few of whom plan to rescue her from her dream of redemptive agony. yet is she an blameless sufferer, a to blame lady, a mad lady, or a witch? Is her religious lifestyles rather a few evil appeal? If she is forcibly liberated will she die? the standard, good humans live to tell the tale, and are by no means definite whether or not they have understood.

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