Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - the vocabulary of George Orwell's classic political satire, Nineteen Eighty-Four, has passed into the English language, symbolising the horrors of totalitarianism.
Par petites touches impressionnistes, au gré de ses souvenirs, de ses réflexions, Kim Thuy nous raconte avec une grande délicatesse des fragments du parcours d’une jeune fille vietnamienne, sa vie à Hanoï, sa fuite en bateau avec d’autres Boat People, son arrivée au Québec, dont elle ne connaît ni la langue, ni les us et coutumes, et sa vie adulte, avec ses enfants.
War and Peace
It was acclaimed author Leo Tolstoy's finest literary achievement. War and Peace, the story of five wealthy families of the Russian aristocracy during and after Napoleon's invasion of Russia, is also considered to be one of the finest novels of all time--a book no home library should be without. Now available in this new, enhanced Canterbury Classics edition, War and Peace includes a genuine leather cover, specially designed covers, and a ribbon bookmark for a complete, elegant package. An introduction by a leading literary critic also sheds light on this complicated yet ultimately rewarding and fascinating work. Perfect for Tolstoy devotees as well as those new to this legendary work, this edition of War and Peace is sure to be a classic. Lexile score: 1180L
He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt
Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. Joseph Heller's unforgettable novel is a hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one man's efforts to survive it.
This fiftieth-anniversary edition celebrates Heller's masterpiece with an introduction by Howard Jacobson, rare images from Heller's personal archive and essays by the likes of Norman Mailer, Anthony Burgess and Christopher Hitchens.
Reading Catch-22 is nothing less than a rite of passage. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.
Pride and prejudice
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
Never Let Me Go
In one of the most acclaimed and strange novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. This is a story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.