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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende

As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years.

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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

Successive episodes in the death and burial of Addie Bundren are recounted by various members of the family circle, principally as they are carting their mother's coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, in order to bury her among her...

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Blindness

Blindness

Jose Saramago

A driver waiting at traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to...

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function- to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state...

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Graham Greene, James Wood

Scobie, a police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in, with...

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Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Alice Munro

This first-ever selection of Alice Munro?s stories sums up her genius. Her territory is the secrets that cackle beneath the fa ade of everyday lives, the pain and promises, loves and fears of apparently ordinary men and women whom...

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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in...

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Beloved

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's...

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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of...

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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Anne Tyler

When Pearl Tull's husband, Beck, abandons her she pours her energies into preserving normality. Now, as Pearl lies on her deathbed, the impact of Beck's abrupt departure unspools: on Cody who never overcomes his anger, on mild...

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 Read reviewRevolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates

Hailed as a masterpiece from its first publication, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright young couple who are bored by the banalities of suburban life and long to be extraordinary.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK.

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The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library

Alan Hollinghurst

Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself - the man,...

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'. His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. This exuberant novel cemented Wolfe's reputation as...

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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov, Will Self

The devil makes a personal appearance in Moscow accompanied by various demons, including a naked girl and a huge black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order in disarray. Only the Master, a man...

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving.

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Stoner: A Novel

Stoner: A Novel

John Williams, John McGahern

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong...

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

'Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a write with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable' Truman Capote

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The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley, J. G. Ballard

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience...

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse

At first The Emigrants appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish emigres in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to work its magic, the four narrations merge into one...

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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the 'war to end all wars'. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms.

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