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The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders & c: The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders (Forsyte chronicles)
Par Daniel Defoe, David Blewett. 1989
Born in Newgate prison and abandoned, Moll's drive to find a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery,…bigamy, prostitution and a career as a thief before she is apprehended and returned to Newgate. Moll is an embodiment of the virtues and vices of her eighteenth-century contemporaries. 1722, 1989. Uniform title: Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders
The heart of Midlothian (The world's Classics Ser.)
Par Walter Scott, Claire Lamont. 1830
Jeanie Deans, a peasant girl, is the heroine of this eighteenth-century novel that revolves around a Scottish prison. Jeanie treks…from Edinburgh to London to gain a pardon for her sister Effie, falsely accused of child-murder, but Effie escapes with her lover. Meanwhile, when John Porteous, a guard condemned for murder, is reprieved by the queen, a mob takes justice into its own hands. 1982, 1830.
The hand of Ethelberta: a comedy in chapters
Par Thomas Hardy, Tim Dolin. 1996
The brilliant adventuress Ethelberta disguises her humble origins and brings her family to London, installing them incognito in her town…house as servants, happily exploiting the attentions of four different suitors in a plot rich in schemes. 1996, c1876.
The Earth (Penguin classics)
Par Émile Zola, Douglas Parmě. 1980
This novel measures the agricultural seasons against the human cycle of birth, marriage and death. Describes the harsh struggles of…a farming community to look after their land and control their sometimes wayward society. 1980. Uniform title: Terre.
The Duke's children (Palliser novels.)
Par Anthony Trollope, Hermione Lee. 1991
Plantagenet Palliser, Duke of Omnium and Prime Minister of England, attempts as a widower to launch his grown children into…life. All three of the high-spirited children come near to breaking their father's heart. Sequel to "The Prime Minister". Sixth and last in the series of Palliser novels. 1991.
The distracted preacher and other tales (Penguin classics)
Par Thomas Hardy, Susan Hill. 1979
The debacle: (1870-71) (Penguin classics)
Par Émile Zola, Leonard William Tancock. 1972
The story is set against the background of the political and military events that ended the reign of Napoléon III…and the Second Empire in 1870, in particular the Franco-Prussian War, the Battle of Sedan and the Paris Commune. 1972.
This deluxe volume brings all Beatrix Potter's 23 Peter Rabbit tales and verses together in one book. The texts are…complete and unabridged. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published. Each story stands alone but several are linked together by events and characters. Grades P-2. 1997.
The Canterbury tales: A Retelling (Recorded Books classics library)
Par Geoffrey Chaucer, Peter Ackroyd. 2011
Based on Geoffrey Chaucer's immortal work, this retelling of "The Canterbury Tales" follows a party of travelers as they tell…stories amongst themselves about love and chivalry, saints and legends, travel and adventure. Through allegory, satire, and humour, the tales help pass the time during their journey. 2011.
Par Thomas Hardy, Madeleine Rolland. 1981
Jeune paysanne innocente placée dans une famille, Tess est séduite puis abandonnée par Alec d'Urberville, un de ses jeunes maîtres.…L'enfant qu'elle met au monde meurt en naissant. Dans la puritaine société anglaise de la fin du XIXe siècle, c'est là une faute irrémissible, que la jeune fille aura le tort de ne pas vouloir dissimuler. Dès lors, son destin est une descente aux enfers de la honte et de la déchéance. 1981, c1891.
The betrothed: I Promessi Sposi (The Penguin classics)
Par Alessandro Manzoni, Bruce Penman. 1972
Set in the Milan area in the early 17th century. Follows the fate of Lucia and Renzo, two peasant lovers…cruelly separated by the machinations of a lecherous Spanish nobleman. First published in the 18th century. 1972.
The Aspern papers
Par Henry James. 1986
Julianna and her niece are marking time in a villa in Venice. A literary editor obsessed with the work of…a long-dead poet, Jeffrey Aspern, comes into their lives to try to ferret out his papers. 1986.
The awkward age
Par Henry James. 1987
Nineteen-year-old Nanda Brookenham is about to be introduced to London society by her forty-year-old mother. Nanda soon finds herself in…love with thirty-four-year-old Vanderbank, who happens to be Mrs. Brook's lover. She is further caught between her respect for maintaining the ideals of her elders and her desire to get away from the confines of society, most of all from its restrictions on women. 1987.
The attack on the mill and other stories (The World's classics)
Par Douglas Parmee, Émile Zola. 1984
Sylvia's lovers (The World's classics)
Par Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Andrew Sanders. 1982
In a rough whaling-port in Yorkshire, Sylvia grows from a wilful, imaginative girl into an alert woman who has been…matured through suffering. 1982 (Text follows the one-volume fourth edition, published in December 1863)
Sketches by Boz (Penguin classics)
Par Charles Dickens, Dennis Walder. 1995
Dickens' first book, published when he was a twenty-four-year-old reporter at the House of Commons, contains a rich mixture of…reportage, observation, fancy, and fiction centred on the great metropolis of London in the 19th century. 1995.
Roderick Hudson (Penguin Classics)
Par Henry James, Geoffrey Moore. 1986
Roderick Hudson is an exceptionally gifted but obscure sculptor who is transported to Rome and the aesthetic adventure of Europe…by Rowland Mallett, a rich man of fine appreciative sensibilities, who intends to give Roderick the scope to develop his genius. Together they seem like twins or lovers, opposing halves of what should have been an ideal whole. 1986.
Rip Van Winkle and the legend of Sleepy Hollow
Par Washington Irving. 1993
Two stories from the Catskill Mountains: one featuring a man who sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world;…and the other, a superstitious schoolmaster who encounters a headless horseman. 1993.
Raison et sentiments
Par Jane Austen, Isabelle De Montolieu. 1996
Premier roman de l'auteure publié en 1811 qui reflète le milieu dans lequel elle a vécu: la bourgeoisie et la…noblesse terrienne de l'Angleterre. Une jeune femme tentée de céder à la passion se résigne à un mariage de raison. 1996, c1811.
Rachel Ray (The World's classics)
Par Anthony Trollope, P D Edwards. 1988
A love story set in and around a small town in the South Hams of Devonshire which, despite the idyllic…surroundings, provides citizens as implacably factious as any of the author's social groups. The zest and intensity of their religious, political, commercial and class warfare make it a lively comedy. 1988.