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The Charterhouse of Parma

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Stendhal


In an astounding act of literary improvisation, Stendhal dictated this complex and innovative novel, combining political and psychological r…

The Mirror of the Sea (Version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


"Here speaks the man of masts and sails, to whom the sea is not a navigable element, but an intimate companion. The length of passages,…

Chance (version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


"You are the expert in the psychological wilderness," the nominal narrator of this engaging tale says at one point to Marlow, who …

The Garden Party, and Other Stories version 2

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Katherine Mansfield


The imagination responsible for these remarkable stories, the third and final collection published in Mansfield's lifetime, is clearly livin…

An Outcast of the Islands (Version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


This, Conrad's second, novel serves as an illuminating prequel of his first, 'Almayer's Folly', teasing out the origins of the factional ten…

Tales of Hearsay

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Joseph Conrad


In the time of Napoleon, a thoughtful and romantic young Russian officer finds himself asked to do something unthinkable. In 1868, a Polish …

Youth (Version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


This short tale was first published in book form alongside 'Heart of Darkness' and 'The End of the Tether', the three tales representing you…

A Man Could Stand Up

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Ford Madox Ford


'A Man Could Stand Up' is the third, and culminating, part of Ford Madox Ford's 'Parade's End' tetralogy of novels, which begins with 'Some …

Typhoon and Other Stories

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Joseph Conrad


An impossibly imperturbable old sea captain, with two hundred Chinese labourers aboard his steamship, faces a terrifying typhoon for the fir…

The Red and the Black

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Stendhal


It is a brave author indeed who gives his hero as many flaws as Stendhal bestows upon young Julien Sorel, an ambitious young carpenter's son…

Within The Tides

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Joseph Conrad


A self-important English philosopher and his haughty, beautiful daughter sail to the South Pacific in hope of locating the daughter's wrongl…

Bliss, and Other Stories

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Katherine Mansfield


"(N)ot to say that they are cheerful stories; they are anything but that; they have not, however, that element of trivial discomfort so…

Under Western Eyes (version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


"But it is a vain enterprise for sophisticated Europe to try and understand these doings." Set in St Petersburg and Geneva, this a…

In a German Pension, Version 2

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Katherine Mansfield


Katherine Mansfield was only 22 years old when these stories were first published in book form. Mansfield was later reluctant to see them re…

The Shadow-Line (Version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


In this engaging and well-crafted novella, an older man recalls how a combination of obscure personal impulses and diabolical co-incidences …

Victory (Version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


After spending some years wandering about the East and engaging in various adventures, Axel Heyst, a man of independent means who feels litt…

Notes on Life and Letters

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Joseph Conrad


Conrad described the twenty-six essays collected here as a "one-man show" comprising "Conrad literary, Conrad political, Conr…

Last Post

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Ford Madox Ford


This is the last novel in Ford Madox Ford's "Parade's End" tetralogy. Its predecessors "Some Do Not", "No More Para…

The Rover (Version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


Possessed "of a passion weary of itself", elderly ex-privateer Peyrol is driven by "a sudden impulse of scorn, of magnanimity…

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