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Born in 1897 in New Albany Mississippi William Faulkner was the son of a family proud of their prominent role in the history of the south. He grew up in Oxford Mississippi and left high school...
ABSALOM ABSALOM!
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Lewis Carrolls real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born on 27th January 1832 at Daresbury in Cheshire. He studied at Christ Church Oxford University and later became a...
ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
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Erich Maria Remarque was born in 1899. He fought and was injured in the trenches in the First World War when he was eighteen years old. He was exiled and his works were burnt by the Nazis. He...
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
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Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904. He began to write at university and later moved to Berlin where he gave English lessons to support himself. He witnessed first hand the rise to power...
ALL THE CONSPIRATORS
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William Maxwell was born in Illinois in 1908. He was the author of a distinguished body of work: six novels three short story collections an autobiographical memoir and a collection of...
ALL THE DAYS AND NIGHTS
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Leo Tolstoy was born in central Russia on 9 September 1828. In 1852 he published his first work the autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the Crimean War and his...
ANNA KARENINA
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The distinguished French mountaineer Maurice Herzog was leader of the 1950 expedition to Annapurna. He was one of the two climbers to reach the summit.One of the great works of...
ANNAPURNA
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John OHara was born in Pennsylvania on 31 January 1905. His first novel Appointment in Samarra (1934) won him instant acclaim and he quickly came to be regarded as one of the most prominent...
APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
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Barry Lopez is the author of seven works of nonfiction and nine works of fiction. His writing appears regularly in Harpers The Paris Review Orion and The Georgia Review. He is the recipient of...
ARCTIC DREAMS
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11 1922 April 11 2007) was a writer lecturer and painter. First published in 1950 he went on to write fourteen novels four plays and three short story collections...
ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT
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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old...
BARNABY RUDGE
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Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels including The Bluest Eye Beloved (made into a major film) Paradise and Love. She has also...
BELOVED
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Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years...
BLEAK HOUSE
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Josę Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922 he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with...
BLINDNESS
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Saadat Hasan Manto has been called the greatest short story writer of the Indian subcontinent. He was born in 1912 in Punjab and went on to become a radio and filmscript writer journalist and...
BOMBAY STORIES
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Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this...
DIABOLIAD
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J.M. Coetzees work includes Waiting for the Barbarians Life & Times of Michael K Boyhood Youth Disgrace Summertime The Childhood of Jesus and most recently The Schooldays of Jesus. He was the...
DISGRACE
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Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Lbeck of a line of prosperous and influential merchants. Mann was educated under the discipline of North German schoolmasters before working for an insurance...
DOCTOR FAUSTUS
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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old...
DOMBEY AND SON
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Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work a collection of short stories First Love Last Rites won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include...
ENDURING LOVE
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Vasily Grossman was born in 1905. In 1941 he became a correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Red Star reporting on the defence of Stalingrad the fall of Berlin and the consequences of...
EVERYTHING FLOWS
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Julian Barnes is the author of twelve novels including The Sense of an Ending which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories four collections...
FLAUBERTS PARROT
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"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes...
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA
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Dorothy Gladys Dodie Smith was born in 1896 in Lancashire and she was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. Her first novel I Capture the Castle was written when she...
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
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Bohumil Hrabal was born in 1914 in BrnoZidenice Moravia. He received a degree in Law from Pragues Charles University and lived in Prague since the late 1940s. In the 1950s he worked as a...
I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND
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THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATIONWithin a Budding Grove describes the first shoots of an astonishing love affair. When Prousts adolescent...
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME VOL 2
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Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1889 however his suffering...
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME VOL 4
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Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1889 however his suffering...
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME VOL 5
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Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1889 however his suffering...
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME VOL 6
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VictorMarie Hugo was born on 26 February 1802 at Besanon where his father an officer under Napoleon was stationed. After his parents separated in 1812 Hugo lived in Paris with his mother...
LES MISERABLES
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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old...
LITTLE DORRIT
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Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821 the son of a distinguished surgeon and a doctors daughter. After three unhappy years of studying law in Paris an epileptic attack ushered him into a...
MADAME BOVARY
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Born in Jerusalem in 1939 Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections translated into over 30 languages including recently his...
MY MICHAEL
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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old...
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
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Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister the...
NIGHT AND DAY
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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old...
OLIVER TWIST
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918 and grew up in RostovonDon. He graduated in physics and mathematics from Rostov University and studied literature by correspondence course at...
ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH
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Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister the...
ORLANDO
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John Milton was born on 9 December 1608. He studied at St Pauls School and then at Christs College Cambridge. He wrote poetry in Latin and Italian as well as English and travelled in Italy...
PARADISE LOST AND PARADISE REGAINED
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Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660. He worked briefly as a hosiery merchant then as an intelligence agent and political writer. His writings resulted in his imprisonment on several...
ROBINSON CRUSOE
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Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister the...
STREET HAUNTING AND OTHER ESSAYS
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Jerome Klapka Jerome was born in Walsall on 2 May 1859 and brought up in East London. After his father died Jerome left school at fourteen and worked as a railway clerk actor journalist...
THREE MEN IN A BOAT
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Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister the...
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
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