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By Salman Rushdie
À meia-noite do dia 15 de Agosto de 1947, no momento exacto da independência da Índia do Império Britânico, nasce em Bombaim Saleem Sinai... A sua vida vai acompanhar e sofrer todas as convulsões dos primeiros trinta anos de vida da Índia, incluindo a separação do Paquistão, a guerra Indo-Paquistanesa e o Estado de Emergência de Indira Ghandi. Esta obra, o mais impressionante fresco alguma vez escrito sobre a Índia contemporânea, conquistou em 1981 o Prémio Booker, e recebeu em 1993 o Booker of Bookers, concedido ao melhor de todos os livros galardoados com o Prémio Booker nos seus primeiros 25 anos de existência. Em 2008 foi declarado o melhor romance vencedor do Booker de todos os tempos.
Man Booker Prize (1981)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (1981),
The Booker of Bookers Prize (1993)
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This new Satyricon positive factors not just a full of life, new, annotated translation of the textual content, yet clean and available commentaries that debate Petronius' masterpiece when it comes to such issues because the identification of the writer, the transmission of his manuscript, literary impacts at the Satyricon, and the unique literary kind of this work―as good as such beneficial properties of Roman existence as oratory, sexual practices, families, dinner events, faith, and philosophy. It bargains, in brief, a remarkably informative and interesting account of significant elements of Imperial Roman tradition as visible in the course of the prism of our first extant novel.
By Franz Kafka
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In his incredible translation, Breon Mitchell masterfully reproduces the particular poetics of Kafka's prose, revealing a unique that's as choked with power and gear because it used to be while it used to be first written.
By Charles Dickens, Jeremy Tambling
'The such a lot ideal of the entire Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf
David Copperfield is the tale of a tender man's adventures on his trip from an unsatisfied and impoverished adolescence to the invention of his vocation as a winning novelist. one of the gloriously shiny forged of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his great, yet eventually unworthy school-friend James Steerforth; his ambitious aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the without end humble, but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, spell binding Dora Spenlow; and the magnificently impecunious Wilkins Micawber, one in all literature's nice comedian creations. In David Copperfield - the radical he defined as his 'favourite baby' - Dickens drew revealingly on his personal stories to create some of the most exuberant and enduringly renowned works, choked with tragedy and comedy in equivalent degree. This version makes use of the textual content of the 1st quantity ebook of 1850, and comprises up-to-date feedback for additional interpreting, unique illustrations by way of 'Phiz', a revised chronology and multiplied notes. In his new creation, Jeremy Tambling discusses the novel's autobiographical components, and its critical subject matters of reminiscence and identity.
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By William Makepeace Thackeray
Nobody is best outfitted within the fight for wealth and worldly good fortune than the beautiful and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished history to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental spouse Amelia, even if, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their approach during the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the single steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt global is Dobbin together with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure.
By Richard Marsh
Rodney Elmore has inherited felony traits from his father, yet his attraction consistently wins via. He provides to his source of revenue via a number of skill, together with swindling and robbery, and is concurrently dating 4 ladies: the wealthy one (Stella) he grants to marry, his bubbly cousin (Gladys) is meant for a loose union, the mischievous one (Mary) he plans to marry after they have either secured a few funds, and his landlady’s daughter (Mabel) is pregnant. whilst his uncle, who understands of Rodney’s kin historical past, will get tough, Rodney poisons him on a teach. because the gurus start to shut in, Rodney vanishes including a great deal of funds and Mary. incorporates a biography of the writer
By John Wyndham
It all started with fireballs dropping rain from the sky and crashing into the oceans’ deeps. Then ships begun sinking mysteriously and later ‘sea tanks’ emerged from the deeps to assert humans . . . For reporters Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at the start seems to be a interest turns into a world calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to outlive now that water – one of many compounds upon which existence relies – is grew to become opposed to them. ultimately, sea degrees start their inexorable upward thrust . . . The Kraken Wakes is a superb novel of ways humankind responds to the specter of its personal extinction and, eventually, asks what we're ready to do so that it will live on.
By Daniel Defoe
‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’
Born and deserted in Newgate criminal, Moll Flanders is compelled to make her personal means in life. She duly embarks on a occupation that comes with husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until eventually her crimes finally meet up with her. one of many earliest and such a lot bright lady narrators within the heritage of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with impossible to resist wit and candour—and sufficient guile that the reader is left doubtful no matter if she is eventually a redeemed sinner or a winning opportunist. Based at the first version of 1722, this quantity contains a chronology, notes on foreign money and maps of London and Virginia within the past due 17th century.
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