Tess of the D Urbervilles Diversion Classics

Tess of the D Urbervilles  Diversion Classics Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 9781682305355
Year 2016-03-29
Language en
Publisher Diversion Books

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Controversial when it was first published, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES now sits in the canon as one of the great nineteenth-century novels. Driven by overwhelming guilt and her family’s poverty, Tess Durbeyfield claims shaky kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family, hoping to procure a portion of their fortune. She encounters Alec D’Urberville, and is mortified to find herself the victim of her cousin’s relentless pursuit. When the kind and loving farmer Angel Clare enters her life, Tess is torn between a peaceful future with a loving husband and facing the truth of her past.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 9780486114644
Year 2012-03-22
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation

Hardy's novel about the trials of a poor stonemason excoriates convention — particularly the institutions of marriage, religion, and education — in a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career Author Miles Franklin
ISBN-10 9781775411314
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press

Miles Franklin wrote My Brilliant Career as a romance to entertain her friends. It depicts the poor, intelligent Sybylla who cannot accustom herself to her family's reduced circumstances. She is given a reprieve and sent to her Grandmother's grand house, where she mingles with the best rural society, including the handsome Harry Beecham. She is faced with the choice of material improvement through marriage, or personal improvement through working for her dreams.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-10 9780141934730
Year 2003-10-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying Author Erica Jong
ISBN-10 9781453222089
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 311
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media

The blockbuster novel of female freedom and empowerment that launched a sexual revolution After five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay together or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts’ conference in Vienna, she ditches him and strikes out on her own, crisscrossing Europe in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited passion. But, as she comes to learn, liberation and happiness are not necessarily the same thing. A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit. This ebook features a new introduction by Fay Weldon, as well as an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Bell

The Bell Author Iris Murdoch
ISBN-10 9781409078760
Year 2009-09-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A. S. BYATT Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to live with her husband in a a lay community encamped outside Imber Abbey, home to a mysterious enclosed order of nuns. Watched over by its devout director and the discreet authority of the wise old Abbess, Imber Court is a haven for lost souls seeking tranquility. But then the lost Abbey bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered, and hidden truths and desires are forced into the light.

Woman Much Missed

Woman Much Missed Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 9780141398327
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

'Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me...' After the death of his wife Emma, a grief-stricken Hardy wrote some of the best verse of his career. Moving and evocative, it ranks among the greatest elegiac poetry in the language. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). Hardy's works available in Penguin Classics are A Laodicean, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Desperate Remedies, Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure, Selected Poems, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales, The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories, The Hand of Ethelberta, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Pursuit of the Well-beloved and The Well-beloved, The Return of the Native, The Trumpet-Major, The Withered Arm and Other Stories, The Woodlanders, Two on a Tower and Under the Greenwood Tree.