Short-story collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes. Annie Proulx’s masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in these tales of loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love. Each of the portraits in Close Range reveals characters fiercely wrought with precision and grace. […]
Emma is the culmination of Jane Austen’s genius, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage. Emma Woodhouse is introduced to us as ‘handsome, clever and rich’ and, according to Jane Austen, a heroine ‘which no one but myself would like’. Yet such is Emma’s spirited wit that, despite her superior airs and egotism, few readers […]
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that […]
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young […]
Two killers – one operating in America, one in Europe – believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned. And Alex must contend with something he hasn’t known since the loss of his wife: he’s falling deeply in love, and this romance will make him, and her, all […]
The story of the Bennet family and of Mrs Bennet’s efforts to marry off her five daughters. In his introduction, Peter Conrad discusses the subtlety of Austen’s art and idiom and her telling use of irony to expose the vices and failings of the society which she describes.
There are five daughters in the Bennet family and marriage is the only career open to them. There is naturally much excitement when two young men of good fortune move into the district. But before there can be a happy ending, the hero must conquer his overhelming pride and Elizabeth, the spirited heroine, her prejudices […]
During the decade when Napoleon was transforming Europe, Jane Austen wrote this novel in which the main events are that a man changes his manners and a young lady her mind. Much has been said of the light and sparkling side of Pride and Prejudice — the delicious social comedy, the unerring dialogue, the satisfying […]
Rose Lloyd was the last to suspect that Nathan, her husband of over twenty years, was having an affair, and that he was planning to leave her. But the greatest shock was yet to come; for his mistress was Rose’s colleague and friend, Minty. So Rose was left alone in their once-happy family home, where […]
This exciting sequel to The Celestine Prophecy transports you through portals into other dimensions to memories of other centuries to the moment before our conception to the passage of death and the life review we must all face and to the love filled afterlife.