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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Lynne Truss · Gotham Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former...
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All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays

George Orwell · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career,...
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

Lynne Truss · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely.This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter—and...
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The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro · Knopf
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. A wonderful, wonderful book.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky · Viking Adult
Pages: 647
Format: Hardcover

The novel tells how Raskolnikov, a former student, murders an old woman moneylender and her unfortunate sister. The story is a detective novel, a religious epic and a study in criminal psychology as well as being an indictment of urban social conditions in 19th-century Russia.
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The Stranger

Albert Camus · Knopf
Pages: 123
Format: Hardcover

Since it was first published in English, in 1946, Albert Camus's extraordinary first novel, The Stranger (L'Etranger) , has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Through this story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian...
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Victor Hugo · Modern Library
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The story and characters in Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame have resonated with succeeding generations since its publication in 1831. It has tempted filmmakers, and most recently animators, who have exploited its dramatic content to good effect but have inevitably lost some of the grays...
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Sons and Lovers: Cambridge Lawrence Edition

D H Lawrence · Penguin Classics
Pages: 497
Format: Paperback

Lawrence's first major novel was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden...
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Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison · Vintage Books
Pages: 429
Format: Paperback

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph...
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Oryx and Crake: A Novel (Atwood, Margaret Eleanor)

Margaret Atwood · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 383
Format: Audiobook

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker PrizeMargaret Atwood's new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world...
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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert · Viking
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

A literary event: one of the most celebrated novels ever written, in a magnificent new translation

Seven years ago, the incomparable Lydia Davis brought us an award-winning, rapturously reviewed new translation of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way that was hailed as "clear...
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Bram Stoker · Puffin Books
Pages: 612
Format: Paperback

Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. He is begged by locals not to go there, because on the eve of St George's Day, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will come full sway. But business must be done,...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition

Oscar Wilde · Belknap Press
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

The Picture of Dorian Gray altered the way Victorians understood the world they inhabited. It heralded the end of a repressive Victorianism, and after its publication, literature had - in the words of biographer Richard Ellmann - "a different look." Yet the Dorian...

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A Passage to India

E M Forster · Mariner Books
Pages: 322
Format: Paperback

Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean's Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace that lurks just beneath...
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Storm Over Mendaro

James Adams · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of the upcoming The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner...
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Darkness at Noon

Arthur Koestler · Scribner
Pages: 273
Format: Paperback

Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s.

During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging...
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The Remains of the Day (Everyman's Library (Cloth))

Salman Rushdie · Everyman's Library
Pages: 213
Format: Hardcover

An elegant Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the universally acclaimed novel - winner of the Booker Prize, a bestseller and a perpetually strong backlist title, and the basis for an award-winning film - with full-cloth binding, a silk ribbon marker, a chronology, and a new introduction...
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A. S. Byatt · Everyman's Library
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

A. S. Byatt's beloved novel - winner of the Booker Prize and an international best seller - is a spellbinding intellectual mystery and an utterly transfixing love story.

Roland Michell and Maud Bailey are young academics in the 1980s researching the lives of two Victorian literary...

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Heat and Dust

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala · Counterpoint
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize
Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion...
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Everyman's Library (Cloth))

Jean-Marc Hovasse · Everyman's Library
Pages: 465
Format: Hardcover

Hugo's grand medieval melodrama tells the story of the beautiful Esmeralda, a gypsy girl loved by three men: Archdeacon Frollo, his adoptive son Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame cathedral, and Captain Phoebus. Falsely accused of trying to murder Phoebus, who attempts to rape her, Esmeralda...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde · Modern Library
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author's most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal...
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