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Here Comes a Chopper

By Gladys Mitchell

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Published 17-Apr-2014


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Human Comedy

By Honore de Balzac

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Published 06-Mar-2014


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Stoner

By John E Williams

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Published 05-Jul-2012


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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 woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely.


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Enchanted April

By Elizabeth von Arnim

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Published 05-Apr-2012


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A notice in "The Times" addressed to 'Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine' advertises a 'small mediaeval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April'. Four very different women take up the offer, escaping dreary London for the sunshine of Italy.


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Sand Man

By E T A Hoffmann

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Published 24-Oct-2013


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First published in 1816, this classic of German Gothic fiction has enthralled generations ever since, and has spawned countless interpretations by critics intrigued by it powerful symbolism. Sigmund Freud famously examined the novella in relation to his concept of the "uncanny", and extracts from this analysis are included in this volume.


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Month in the Country

By J L Carr

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Published 03-Feb-2000


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In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave.


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Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

By Georges Simenon

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Published 02-Jan-2014


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A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On the edge of a forest: a man hanging from every branch.


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Alone in Berlin

By Hans Fallada

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Published 28-Jan-2010


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Its Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their son has been killed.


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

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Published 30-Jan-2003


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Tells the story of a boy's journey down the Mississippi on a raft that conveys the voice and experience of the American frontier. This is a satirical tale of childhood rebellion against hypocritical adult authority.


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Under the Volcano

By Malcolm Lowry

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Published 03-Feb-2000


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It is the fiesta 'Day of the Dead' in the small Mexican town of Quauhnahuac. In the shadow of the volcano, ragged children beg coins to buy skulls made of chocolate, ugly pariah dogs roam the streets and Geoffrey Firmin - ex-consul, ex-husband, an alcoholic and a ruined man - is living out the last day of his life.


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