The Relive Box and other stories
Boyle, T.C.Harper Collins, 2017, New York
While T.C. Boyle is known as one of our greatest American novelists, he is also an acknowledged master of the short story and is perhaps at his funniest, his most moving, and his most surprising in...
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pigeon feathers and other stories
Updike, JohnFawcett, Random House, New York
When this classic collection of stories first appeared in 1962, on the author?s thirtieth birthday Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: Updike is a romantic [and] like all...
Updike, JohnRandom House Paperbacks, 2012, New York
The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim F?lix Ellello?. (A leader, writes Colonel...
Trust Me: Short Stories
The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines...
Updike, John2013, Random House Paperbacks, New York
They meet by chance on Copacabana Beach: Tristao Raposo, a poor black teen from the Rio slums, surviving day to day on street smarts and the hustle, and Isabel Leme, an upper-class white girl,...
The Prague Orgy
Roth, PhilipVintage Books, New York, 1996
In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s. There, in a nation straightjacketed...
Debriefing: Collected Stories
Sontag, SusanFarrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontags shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book ranges from allegory to parable to autobiography and shows her...
A Brief Fantasy History Of A Himalayan
Norbu, ThinleyShambhala, Boston & London, 2014
Illustrated with color photos published for the first time, this collage of reminiscences affords a rare glimpse into the life of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist teacher. The author sets a magical...
The Scarlet Letter (Macmillan Collector's Edition)
Roger Chillingworth arrives in New England after two years' separation from his wife, Hester Prynne, to find her on trial for adultery. She refuses to reveal her lover and is sentenced to wear a...
The Riddle of the Sands (Macmillan Collector's Edition)
'It's a delicate matter,' I mused, dubiously, 'if your theory's correct. Spying on a spy -' Robert Erskine Childers was born in London in 1870. His parents both died from tuberculosis when he was...
The Tale of John Barleycorn
The Ballad of John Barleycorn tells the life cycle of grain, the essential component of beer-making. From planting, harvesting, brewing, and celebrating, this ballad covers the entire process?and...
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Macmillan Collector's Edition)
Stephen Dedalus is an Irish Catholic son in a pious Dublin family when he chooses to shed the constraints of religion, abandon his social and familial obligations, and escape the limits of his...
The Schooldays of Jesus
Coetzee, J. M.
Dav?d is the small boy who is always asking questions. Sim?n and In?s take care of him in their new town, Estrella. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog...
This collection of Oscar Wilde's writing includes fairy tales, short stories, and poetry. Influenced by the Irish fairy tales he heard as a child, Wilde allowed his imagination to run free across a...
A postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child--an extraordinary raven girl trapped in...
Ghost Stories (Macmillan Collector's Library)
Throughout his illustrious writing career, Charles Dickens often turned his hand to fashioning short pieces of ghostly fiction. Even in his first successful work, The Pickwick Papers, you will find...
The Shadow Girls
A poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan starts an unlikely writing group that requires...
One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing...
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Macmillan Collector's Edition)
Lawrence, D. H.
When Constance Reid?s new husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley, returns from war paralyzed and in a wheelchair, she sees her future wither. As their marriage grows loveless, she mourns the desires...
Scenes of London Life (Macmillan Collector's Edition)
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and...
Bronte, EmilyVivi Books, London, 2018
When Heathcliff comes to live at Wuthering Heights as a child he forms a bond with his benefactor's daughter, Cathy. As the years pass the pair fall in love, but their happiness is short-lived and...
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