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Written as a collection of poetic essays, and detailing such diverse and sprawling topics as love, death, pleasure and prayer, The Prophet was an immediate success on its initial publication in 1923, and has since been translated into more than a hundred languages.
The Master and Margarita: New Translation is a captivating novel written by the renowned author Mikhail Bulgakov. This edition, published in 2018 by Alma Books Ltd, offers a fresh take on Bulgakov's masterpiece. The story unfolds in a beautifully bizarre world, blending reality and fantasy in a way that only Bulgakov can. This new translation breathes new life into the classic tale, making it accessible to a whole new generation of readers. The genre of the book is difficult to pin down, with elements of fantasy, romance, and satire all expertly woven together. Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita: New Translation is more than just a book - it's an experience that will leave you pondering long after you've turned the last page. Don't miss out on this publication from Alma Books Ltd.
For two and a half thousand years The Art of War has been the core text of military strategy and planning, providing leaders with enduring insights into tactics, psychology, discipline and the nature of power.
Henry James's masterpiece, and widely considered to be the greatest ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw remains the apogee of suspenseful, haunting writing in the English language. This new edition of The Turn of the Screw offers students the definitive text and extensive appendices
Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series of popular classics, this new edition includes pictures and an extensive section on Wells's life and works.
Pride and Prejudice is a timeless classic written by the renowned author, Jane Austen. Published by Alma Books Ltd in 2014, this book is a must-read for lovers of the romance genre. Set in the heart of England, it explores the complexities of love, marriage, and societal norms during the 19th century. Austen's sharp wit and keen observation of human nature make this novel a fascinating read. The story revolves around the spirited and intelligent Elizabeth Bennet, her prejudiced mother, and the proud, wealthy, and enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Their unlikely romance is a testament to the power of love over pride and prejudice. Don't miss out on this masterpiece from Alma Books Ltd, it's a testament to Austen's enduring legacy.
Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence. This edition is enriched by an extensive critical apparatus, notes and extra reading material.
These bawdy and boisterous tales, with their fixation on food and faeces, are not just entertaining yarns, as Francois Rabelais parodies medieval learning, lambasts the established church authority and develops his own ideal visions for the ordering of society.
The Double, Dostoevsky's second published work of fiction, which foreshadows in its themes many of his mature novels, is the surreal and hallucinatory tale of an unfortunate anti-hero, at once chilling in its depiction of the dark sides of human nature and exuberantly comical.
Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series, this new edition includes pictures and extra material section on Stevenson's life and works. This volume also contains seven other Gothic stories by Stevenson - such as 'The Body Snatchers', 'Markheim' and 'Olalla'.
Rich in symbolism, daring in style, elegiac in tone, and encapsulating Virginia Woolf's ideas on life, art and human relationships, To the Lighthouse is a landmark of twentieth-century literature and one of the high points of early modernism.
Moll Flanders offers an irresistible and evocative insight into both the drawing rooms and seedy back alleys of seventeenth-century England. This new edition is here presented with notes and extra material.
Shocking and suffused with contemporary fears regarding the morality of the latest advances in science and their possible implications for religion, The Island of Dr Moreau, here presented with extra material, is both a ruthless social satire and an exploration of human nature.
Written in a highly charged, direct and concise style, Zamyatin's 1921 seminal novel - here presented in Hugh Aplin's crisp translation - is a prefiguration of much of twentieth-century history and a harbinger of the ominous future that may still lay ahead of us.
Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, Journey by Moonlight is here presented in a brilliant new translation by Peter V. Czipott.
Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series at 4.99, this edition of Great Expectations includes pictures and a section on Dickens's life and works.
Also including the 'Diary of Madman', this new translation of Petersburg Tales paint a critical yet hilarious portrait of a city riddled with pomposity and self-importance, masterfully juxtaposing nineteenth-century realism with madcap surrealism, and combining absurdist farce with biting satire.
First encountered in Lawrence's novel The Rainbow, sisters Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are now grown-up women living in the English Midlands at the time of the First World War. Each becomes involved in a love affair: Ursula with the misanthropic intellectual Rupert Birkin, and Gudrun with Gerald Crich, a successful industrialist. The contrast between the two relationships - the former happy and fulfilling, the latter tempestuous and violent - facilitates an examination of both the regenerative and destructive aspects of human passion, while the novel's Alpine climax is revelatory of the intensity of close male friendship.Heavily revised by the author in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the controversy surrounding the publication of The Rainbow, which had been suppressed on grounds of obscenity, Women in Love appeared first in the US in 1920, with a British edition following the next year. Straddling the boundary between nineteenth-century realism and modernism, it was regarded by Lawrence as his most accomplished work, and is considered by many to be the author's masterpiece.
Abandoned as an infant and of unknown parentage, Tom Jones is raised in the household of the irreproachable, altruistic Squire Allworthy. Growing up to be a high-spirited, lusty youth, Tom finds himself vulnerable to temptation in the form of the local wenches, though his heart is ultimately claimed by the beautiful Sophia Western, the daughter of a neighbouring landowner. When Tom's erotic misadventures compel the squire to expel him from his home, and when Sophia flees from her domineering and boisterous father to avoid an undesired union with the odious Master Blifil, a colourful, picaresque journey through eighteenth-century England ensues, one punctuated by a parade of unforgettable Hogarthian grotesques and timeless comic set-pieces.Characterized by both razor-sharp wit and broad, bawdy humour, and described by Coleridge as boasting one of the "three most perfect plots ever planned", Tom Jones was an instant hit on its publication in 1749, and is widely considered one of the greatest works of English literature and a foundation stone in the development of the English novel.
A masterpiece of psychological insight, Dostoevsky's 1866 novel features some of its author's most memorable characters. Presented here in a sparkling new translation by Roger Cockerell, Crime and Punishment is a towering work in Russian nineteenth-century fiction and a landmark of world literature.
Published in 1905 to immediate critical and commercial success, The House of Mirth is perhaps Edith Wharton's most popular work - a brilliant evocation of the economic and social changes wrought by the Gilded Age which transcends the novel of manners, as well as a universal satire on the constraints and follies of upper-crust conventions.
A trenchant satire on consumeristic society Babbitt is the crowning achievement of Sinclair Lewis, winner of the 1930 Nobel Prize in Literature. This edition contains notes and extra material.
Famously inspiring the iconic 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett and Clark Gable as the rakish but cynical Rhett Butler, it is Margaret Mitchell's only published novel, and a living testament to the irrepressible resilience of the American spirit.
Pygmalion - here presented in its definitive 1941 version, with footnotes indicating the textual variants from the first volume edition of 1916 - has spawned a great number of adaptations, among them the famous 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady, and shows ancient myth's undiminished ability to find new incarnations in modern life.
Written during the Second World War and published in 1945, this allegorical novel is a carefully constructed critique of the Russian Revolution and a sharp satire on the abuse of power. It remains unsurpassed both as a document of its time and as a testament to the versatility and creative genius of George Orwell.
A commercial and critical success when it was first published in 1931, and now considered by some to be Virginia Woolf's most ambitious novel. This new edition includes pictures and a section on Virginia Woolf's life and works.
Peopled by an unforgettable cast of aristocrats and high-fliers, Tender is the Night is at once a scathing critique of the materialism and hypocrisy of the Roaring Twenties and a poignant and sensitive account of personal tragedy and disillusionment.
New, lavishly produced paperback with a beautiful cover with foil and illustrations by Art Deco artist George Barbier. Here presented in a new fully edited and annotated version, it contains an extensive apparatus on Fitzgerald's life and works.