By Nile Southern
A Rabelaisian satire loosely in line with Voltaire's Candide, Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg's sweet turned probably the most recognized novels of the tumultuous 1960's. Detailing its humble beginnings in Paris via its agonizing three-year writing gestation (often on paper napkins, misplaced or destroyed) and the authors' wily enterprise dealings first with French-based writer Maurice Girodias, then Putnam is the US, this ebook follows with unblinking scrutiny Candy's underground (then mainstream) good fortune, its blatant piracy, its criminal shenanigans, and its all-star motion picture flop. Replete with deceptions and self-deceptions, nighttime dope runs, and basic pandemonium, THE sweet males is as a lot enjoyable to learn because the unique novel itself. and much extra instructive.
By Ravi Howard
A bold and marvelous novel that explores race and sophistication in Nineteen Fifties the United States, witnessed throughout the reviews of Nat King Cole and his motive force, Nat Weary.
The warfare is over, the warriors are returning, and Nat King Cole is again in his homeland of Montgomery, Alabama, for a unprecedented functionality. His early life pal, Nat Weary, plans to suggest to his sweetheart, and the singer will honor their second with a unique track. whereas the area has replaced, segregated Jim Crow Montgomery is still an analogous. whilst a white guy assaults Cole with a pipe, Weary leaps from the viewers to safeguard him—an act that would bring about a ten-year legal sentence.
But the singer won't disregard his buddy and the sacrifice he made. Six months earlier than Weary is published, he gets a striking supply: will he be Nat King Cole’s driving force and bodyguard in L.A.? it's the promise of a brand new existence faraway from the phobia, violence, and degradation of Jim Crow Alabama.
Weary discovers that, whereas la is way various from the Deep South, it a spot of discrimination, distrust, and intolerance the place a black man—even one as gifted and well known as Nat King Cole—is no longer entirely welcome.
An indelible portrait of prejudice and promise, friendship and loyalty, Driving the King is a bold examine race and sophistication in pre-Civil Rights the United States, performed out within the lives of 2 impressive men.
By Alexandre Dumas père
Publication Date: April 28, 2012
Alexandre Dumas is a paramount literary determine, whose huge historic novels have entertained readers the world over. This remarkable book deals readers the most important assortment ever compiled of Dumas’ paintings in English translation.
* concise introductions to the novels and different works
* pictures of the way the novels first seemed, giving your Kindle a style of the unique texts
* 31 novels in English and every with a contents table
* many infrequent novels showing for the 1st time in electronic print, like ACTÉ, THE NEAPOLITAN enthusiasts, CAPTAIN PAUL and lots of more
* particular sequence tables for the Musketeer works and different novel cycles
* some of the novels are totally illustrated, together with the 3 MUSKETEERS
* positive aspects non-fiction works, together with the full CELEBRATED CRIMES series
* packed filled with photographs in terms of Dumas’ existence, works, areas and picture adaptations
* comprises the biographical paintings DUMAS’ PARIS through Francis Miltoun
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, permitting effortless navigation round Dumas’ gigantic oeuvre
Please notice: a whole works of Dumas in English isn't really attainable because of measurement regulations, copyright regulations and a few works having by no means been translated. although, we do make sure our clients that each attainable significant textual content is integrated, with many novels showing the following for the 1st time at the Kindle.
The d'Artagnan Romances
Cycle des Valois
Cycle Memoires d’un Medecin
OTHO THE ARCHER
THE FENCING MASTER
THE 3 MUSKETEERS
TWENTY YEARS AFTER
THE count number OF MONTE CRISTO
THE REGENT’S DAUGHTER
MARGUERITE DE VALOIS
THE CORSICAN BROTHERS
THE CHEVALIER OF MAISON-ROUGE
THE MARRIAGES OF PÈRE OLIFUS
CHICOT THE JESTER
THE FORTY-FIVE GUARDSMEN
THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE (includes the fellow within the IRON MASK)
THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE
THE BLACK TULIP
THE MOUTH OF HELL
THE COMTESSE DE CHARNY
THE partners OF JEHU
THE WOLF LEADER
THE NEAPOLITAN LOVERS
ROBIN HOOD THE OUTLAW
THE SON OF MONTE-CRISTO by means of Jules Lermina
The brief Stories
MONSIEUR DE CHAUVELIN’S WILL
DELAPORTE’S LITTLE PRESENTS
THE SCOURGE OF NAPLES
Extract from ‘MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS’ by means of Robert Louis Stevenson
Extract from ‘LETTERS TO lifeless AUTHORS’ via Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘ESSAYS IN LITTLE’ by way of Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘VIEWS AND REVIEWS’ through W. E. Henley
DUMAS’ PARIS through Francis Miltoun
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Scholarly responses to Henry Miller's works have by no means been various and for a few years Miller used to be now not a trendy author for literary reviews. in reality, there exist in simple terms 3 collections of essays relating Henry Miller's oeuvre. for the reason that those books seemed, a brand new new release of overseas Miller students has emerged, person who is re-energizing serious readings of this crucial American Modernist. Henry Miller: New views provides new essays on conscientiously selected subject matters inside of Miller and his highbrow historical past to shape the main authoritative assortment ever released in this writer.
By David Tod Roy
This is often the 5th and ultimate quantity in David Roy's celebrated translation of 1 of the main recognized and significant novels in chinese language literature. The Plum within the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an nameless sixteenth-century paintings that makes a speciality of the household lifetime of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider in a provincial city, who keeps a harem of six other halves and concubines. the radical, recognized basically for its erotic realism, can be a landmark within the improvement of the narrative paintings form--not basically from a particularly chinese language standpoint yet in a world-historical context.
Written in the course of the moment half the 16th century and primary released in 1618, The Plum within the Golden Vase is famous for its strangely sleek procedure. With the prospective exception of the story of Genji (ca. 1010) and Don Quixote (1605, 1615), there is not any previous paintings of prose fiction of equivalent sophistication in global literature. even supposing its significance within the heritage of chinese language narrative has lengthy been well-known, the technical virtuosity of the writer, that's extra resembling the Dickens of Bleak residence, the Joyce of Ulysses, or the Nabokov of Lolita than whatever in previous chinese language fiction, has no longer but got sufficient acceptance. this can be in part simply because the entire latest ecu translations are both abridged or in keeping with an inferior recension of the textual content. this whole and annotated translation goals to faithfully symbolize and elucidate the entire rhetorical positive aspects of the unique in its such a lot real shape and thereby permit the Western reader to understand this chinese language masterpiece at its precise worthy.
Having survived his upward push to Chairman of Everest Capital, the world's greatest deepest fairness company, and the ferocious makes an attempt on his lifestyles that ensued, Christian Gillette ultimately turns out effectively perched atop the monetary undefined.
He's simply approved Everest's greatest deepest funding, he is poised to takeover his ex-rival's sinking enterprise, and he is simply launched into his firm's most enjoyable enterprise thus far, procuring the NFL's most modern crew -- the Las Vegas Twenty-Ones. Plus, one in every of his younger staff -- an bold deal maker named David Wright -- has stuck his eye. Wright reminds Gillette of himself quite a few years again, and he is interested in the concept of training the wunderkind every thing the ups and downs of the undefined. yet every little thing involves a screeching halt whilst a shadowy guy calls him to a gathering, inquiring for a want and delivering in go back new information regarding Gillette's father and his nonetheless mysterious death.
Christian Gillette cannot stand to be managed, yet he additionally cannot come up with the money for to lose an opportunity at eventually studying whatever important approximately his father's dying. And as he becames extra entangled with the unusual deal, and the frantic velocity of industrial maintains with no his complete consciousness, he feels his grip on Everest weakening -- and shortly realizes his lifestyles is once again in determined jeopardy. whilst all symptoms start to aspect to David Wright, Gillette realizes that his hardest determination as Chairman lies at once ahead...
From the Hardcover edition.
By Michael Turner
Hard middle Logo, first released in 1992, is an epistolary novel acclaimed for its life like depiction of the lifetime of a punk rock band. including monologues, conversations, letters, interviews, images, and comparable paraphernalia, Hard middle Logo tells the tale of Joe Dick, an unrepentant, true-blue punk rocker whose scarred beliefs are renewed while his band reunites for one final shot at rock 'n' roll glory. Hard center Logo used to be made right into a characteristic movie in 1996; a sequel went into construction in February 2010. Michael Turner's different novels contain The Pornographer's Poem (Soft cranium Press).
By Kristin Hannah
While Mikaela Campbell, loved spouse and mom, falls right into a coma, it's as much as her husband, Liam, to carry the family members jointly and deal with their grieving, apprehensive youngsters. medical professionals inform Liam to not anticipate a restoration, yet he believes that love can accomplish what scientific technological know-how can't. day-by-day he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her tales of the dear existence they've got equipped jointly, hoping opposed to desire that she is going to get up. yet then he discovers facts of his wife’s mystery prior: a hidden first marriage to celeb Julian True.
desirous to deliver Mikaela again at any fee, Liam is familiar with that he needs to flip to Julian for support. yet will that selection price Liam his spouse, his relations, and every thing he holds expensive? one in every of Kristin Hannah’s so much relocating novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and dedication, of a standard guy who dares to hazard every little thing within the identify of affection.
Praise for Angel Falls
“A tearjerker . . . concerning the triumphs of family.”—Detroit unfastened Press
“An all-night studying affair—you won’t be capable to placed it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you snicker and cry.”—New York Post
“A jewel . . . Hannah has achieved her premise completely and plumbed its implications for each ounce of feeling.”—San Jose Mercury News
“Hannah writes of affection with compassion and conviction.”—Luanne Rice
By Jim Harrison
The scion of a relatives of rich bushes barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who's a malevolent strength and a mom made imprecise and numb by way of alcohol and drugs. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the relatives at fourteen by means of taking on with the son in their Finnish-Native American gardener, are as a rule left to make their very own method. As David involves adulthood-often guided and enlightened by way of the unforgettable, intractable, brave ladies he loves-he realizes he needs to come to phrases along with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's higher Peninsula, in addition to the operating those who made their wealth possible.
Jim Harrison has given us a kin tragedy of betrayal, amends, and justice for the worst sins. True North is a bravura functionality from one in every of our best writers, finished with deep humanity, humor, and redemptive soul.
By Clarence Brown
Clarence Brown's really good assortment introduces readers to the main resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It contains tales by means of Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The grasp and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A college for Fools; the full textual content of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by way of Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by way of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.