Decline and Fall

By Evelyn Waugh

Despatched down from Oxford after a wild, drunken get together, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly shocked to discover himself qualifying for the location of schoolmaster at a boys' deepest college in Wales. His colleagues are an collection of misfits, rascals and fools, together with Prendy (plagued through doubts) and Captain Grimes, who's regularly within the soup (or simply undeniable drunk). Then activities Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. because the farce unfolds in Evelyn Waugh's outstanding debut as a novelist, the younger run insurrection and nobody is secure, least of all Paul.

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Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

By Jessica Knoll

***AN speedy long island instances AND united states at the present time BESTSELLER***

Fans of Gone Girl and The lady at the Train will thrill at “the excellent page-turner to begin your summer season” (People, ebook of the Week): Luckiest lady Alive—described by way of Reese Witherspoon as “one of these reads you simply can’t positioned down!”

Loved long past Girl? We promise [Luckiest woman Alive is] simply as addictive.”
Good Housekeeping

“Jessica Knoll introduces you for your new most sensible frenemy, and you’re going to like it. . . .Destined to turn into one of many summer’s such a lot gripping reads.”

“With the crafty and verve of Gillian Flynn yet an depth all its personal, Luckiest woman Alive is a debut you won’t are looking to miss.”
—Megan Abbott, writer of Dare Me and The Fever

Luckiest woman Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. . . . Knoll hits it out of the park.”
Fort worthy Star-Telegram

HER ideal lifestyles is an ideal LIE.

As on the prestigious Bradley tuition, Ani FaNelli persevered a stunning, public humiliation that left her wanting to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous task, dear cloth wardrobe, and good-looking blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to residing the correct existence she’s labored so challenging to achieve.

yet Ani has a secret.

There’s whatever else buried in her earlier that also haunts her, anything deepest and painful that threatens to bubble to the outside and ruin everything.

With a unique voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest woman Alive explores the insufferable strain that such a lot of girls consider to “have all of it” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition were keeping a scandalous fact, and a center that is greater than it first appears.

The query continues to be: will breaking her silence spoil all that she has labored for—or, will it in the end, set Ani unfastened?

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O Punho e a Renda

By Edgard Telles Ribeiro

*This is the unique publication in Portuguese that was once later translated to English as His personal Man.

About the author:

Brazilian writer and diplomat Edgard Telles Ribeiro (b. 1944) spent a peripatetic early life in Marseille and diverse different eu towns. After returning to Brazil, he labored as a journalist, filmmaker, and professor of movie experiences sooner than coming into the international carrier. His debut novel O Craido Mudo (The evening Table), was once released in English to severe acclaim as i'd Have enjoyed Him If I Had no longer Killed Him, and used to be to that end translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish. Later novels and brief tale collections have garnered essentially the most vital literary prizes in Brazil, together with the Jabuti Prize (twice), the Brazilian Academy of Letters Prize; and for his most up-to-date novel, HIS personal guy, the Brazilian PEN Prize (2011). He presently divides his time among ny and Rio de Janeiro.

Sobre o livro:

Em seu novo romance, O PUNHO E A RENDA — que já vem sendo considerado uma obra-prima da ficção política e seu mais importante trabalho —, Edgar Telles Ribeiro, escritor e diplomata, mergulha nos bastidores das embaixadas, revelando suas tensões e disputas. Não se trata, porém, do rendilhado charmoso da vida social das rodas diplomáticas — Edgard abre, pela primeira vez no Brasil, uma caixa preta: tendo como tema a ditadura brasileira e as formas de opressão que o sistema gerou no período do regime militar (1964-1985), a obra revela os subterrâneos sinistros da Operação Condor e lida com os grupos de direita que atuaram dentro do Itamaraty nessa época. Aborda complôs para derrubar governos, cumplicidades com torturas, a sede de subir na carreira.

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Dead Souls (Dover Thrift Editions)

A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater neighborhood with a strange proposition for the neighborhood landowners: funds for his or her "dead souls," the serfs who've died of their provider and for whom they need to proceed to pay taxes until eventually the following census. The landowner gets a money and a aid of his tax burden, and the stranger gets — what? Gogol's comedian masterpiece deals an enormous and satirical portray of the Russian landscape because it lines the trail and encounters of its mysterious protagonist in pursuit of his doubtful scheme. Dead Souls, considered as either a practical portrait of 19th-century Russia and a piece of serious symbolism, maintains to encourage twenty first century authors and readers.

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One Fifth Avenue

By Candace Bushnell

From essentially the most constantly astute and fascinating social commentators of our day comes one other examine the harsh and delicate girls of latest York City--this time, throughout the lens of the place they live.

One 5th road, the paintings Deco good looks towering over considered one of Manhattan's oldest and such a lot traditionally hip neighborhoods, is a exceptional tackle, this kind of development you might want to earn your method into--one manner or one other. For the ladies in Candace Bushnell's new novel, One 5th Avenue, this edifice is key to the lives they have rigorously established--or desire to set up. From the hedge fund king's spouse to the getting older gossip columnist to the free-spirited actress (a contemporary refugee from L.A.), every one person's video game plan for a wealthy lifestyles comes jointly lower than the hovering roof of this landmark building.

Acutely saw and mercilessly witty, One 5th Avenue is a modern day tale of outdated and new funds, that very same flamable combine that Edith Wharton mastered in her novels approximately New York's Gilded Age and F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age stories. Many a long time later, Bushnell's New Yorkers undergo an identical passions as these fictional Manhattanites from eras previous: They thirst for energy, for social prominence, and for marriages which are successful--at least to the general public eye. yet Bushnell is an unique, and One 5th Avenue is so clean that it reads as though sexual politics, actual property robbery, and fortunes misplaced in an afternoon have by no means occurred before.

From Sex and the City via 4 successive novels, Bushnell has printed a present for tapping into the zeitgeist of any long island minute and, as one critic positioned it, staying uncannily "just the slightest bit sooner than the curve." And with each one e-book, she has deepened her variety, yet with a mild contact that makes her complicated literary accomplishments glance effortless. Her tales growth so nimbly and ring so actual that it will probably look as though a person may perhaps write them--when, actually, not anyone writes novels rather like Candace Bushnell. thankfully for us, with One 5th Avenue, she has performed it back.

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De Vulgari Eloquentia: Dante's Book of Exile (Regents Studies in Medieval Culture)

By Marianne Shapiro

Written in 1303-05, whilst Dante used to be in political exile from his local Florence, De vulgari eloquentia addresses the matter of ways to elevate the Italian language to the prestige of Latin within the esteem of the literate public. it's the fullest and most vital rfile pertaining to vernacular writing within the heart Ages—indeed, the earliest paintings of literary feedback facing a vernacular language. Marianne Shapiro bargains the main designated dialogue in English of De vulgari eloquentia, whose shape and spirit replicate Dante's political unrest and alienation. Hers is the 1st paintings in any language to research and clarify the that means of the grammatical and rhetorical terminology that Dante utilized in his treatise. and since her translation—included here—is in accordance with a radical exegesis of that terminology, will probably be famous as definitive.

Shapiro’s translation could be of specified curiosity to medievalists and to critical readers of The Divine Comedy. In a later part, she considers the fewer precursors of Dante as a author of the “Romance idiom” and their impression on him. Then she concentrates at the least studied points of the treatise with a view to demonstrate its profound affiliations with past due medieval grammatical investigations—it is feasible to work out in Dante “a grammarian underneath the poet.” Her end summarizes the obvious textual contradictions and the importance. hence, this publication offers a radical ancient, philosophical, and rhetorical context for De vulgari eloquentia and a brand new English translation that's enriched via that scholarship.

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Folk Tales from Africa: The Baboons Who Went This Way and That

By Alexander McCall Smith

A fowl that may be milked? a guy with a tree transforming into out of his head? a girl with young children made from wax? permit Alexander McCall Smith once more take you and your children to a land the place the unusual is daily and magic is genuine, with extra illustrated tales from the lady Who Married A Lion, his occasion of African folktales.

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The Island Walkers: A Novel

By John Bemrose

Longlisted for the fellow Booker Prize

A Finalist for the 2003 Giller Prize

Across a bend of Ontario's Attawan River lies the Island, the place, for generations, the Walkers have lived between different mill staff. yet in the summertime of 1965, with the specter of mill closures looming, the Walkers grapple with their own crises, simply because the remainder of the city fights to guard its lifestyle.

Superbly crafted and deeply relocating, this ebook is instantly a love letter to a spot, a gripping family members saga, and testimony to the emergence of an incredible new novelist.

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Early Essays (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 4)

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: Richard J. Finneran [Editor], George Bornstein [Editor]

The amassed Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity IV: Early Essays is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats students George Bornstein and George generators Harper. those volumes contain nearly the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts with huge explanatory notes.

Early Essays, edited via the the world over esteemed Yeats students George Bornstein and the overdue Richard J. Finneran, comprises the contents of the 2 most crucial collections of Yeats's serious prose, Ideas of excellent and Evil(1903) and The slicing of an Agate(1912, 1919). one of the seminal essays are issues of Blake, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, and Synge, in addition to a longer dialogue of the japanese Noh theatre. the 1st scholarly version of those fabrics, Early Essays deals a corrected textual content and targeted annotation of all allusions. numerous appendices assemble fabrics from early printings which have been later excluded, in addition to illuminating black-and-white illustrations.

Early Essays is a necessary sourcebook for knowing Yeats's occupation as either author and literary critic, and for the improvement of recent poetry and feedback. right here, Yeats works out a lot of his key principles on poetry, politics, and the theater. He provides interpretations of writers severe to his improvement and provides a compelling imaginative and prescient of eire and the fashionable global over the past decade of the 19th century and primary twenty years of the 20th. As T. S. Eliot remarked, Yeats "was a type of few whose background is the historical past in their personal time, who're part of the recognition of an age which can't be understood with no them." This quantity monitors an important a part of that history.

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