Glue (Terry Lawson, Book 1) by Irvine Welsh

By Irvine Welsh

An epic novel in regards to the bonds of friendship from the writer of Trainspotting.

The tale of 4 boys growing to be up within the Edinburgh initiatives, Glue is ready the loyalties, the reviews, and the secrets and techniques that carry associates jointly via 3 many years. the men turn into males: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky hands; Billy the boxer, pushed, managed, taking part in to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar child, drifting alongside to his personal soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, tremendously thin-skinned and at risk of disaster at each turn.

We keep on with their lives from the seventies into the hot century—from punk to techno, from pace to E—as they fight with the conditioning of sophistication and tradition, peer strain, and their parents’ hopes that perhaps their sons will do larger than they did. What binds the 4 of them is the friendship shaped by way of the initiatives, their tuition, and their ambition to flee from either. Their loyalty is fused in highway morality: again up your friends, don’t hit ladies, and, most crucial, by no means snitch—on anyone.

Glue has the Irvine Welsh trademarks—crackling discussion, scabrous set items, and black, black humor—but it's also a grown-up ebook approximately growing to be up, in regards to the approach we are living our lives, and what occurs to us while issues turn into unstuck.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

By Mary Shelley

A undying, terrifying story of 1 man’s obsession to create life—and the monster that turned his legacy.

Mary Shelley started writing Frankenstein whilst she used to be basically eighteen. straight away a Gothic mystery, a passionate romance, and a cautionary story in regards to the risks of technological know-how, Frankenstein tells the tale of dedicated technology scholar Victor Frankenstein. keen about researching the reason for new release and existence, and bestowing animation upon useless subject, Frankenstein assembles a person from stolen physique elements; yet upon bringing it to existence, he recoils in horror on the creature’s hideousness. plagued by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a crusade of murderous revenge opposed to his author, Dr. Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an fast bestseller and an enormous ancestor of either the horror and science-fiction genres, not just tells a terrifying tale, but additionally increases profound, irritating questions about the very nature of lifestyles and where of humankind in the cosmos: What does it suggest to be human? What duties can we need to one another? How a long way will we cross in tampering with Nature? In our age, jam-packed with information of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, those questions are extra suitable than ever.

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The Rainbow and Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence

A popular literary determine, D. H. Lawrence driven the bounds of early 20th century literature together with his frank dialogue of sexuality and women’s actual desire.

Set opposed to the backdrop of England’s commercial revolution, The Rainbow examines transferring social roles in pre-First global struggle England throughout the studies of 3 generations of Brangwen women—Anna, Ursula, and Gudrun—who each one care for their very own demanding situations: forbidden sexual hope, unfulfilling marriages and the impossibility of actual love.

Ursula and Gundrun Brangwen’s tales proceed in Women in Love, as they meet and improve relationships with Gerald Crich and Rupert Birkin.

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Titus Andronicus (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

In 4th Century Rome, Titus returns to the town after a interval of bloody conflicts with the Goths. Upon his positive go back along with his prisoners—the Goth queen Tamora and her 3 sons—the opposing events start a cycle of revenge that final destroys all of them. lengthy assumed to be certainly one of Shakespeare’s earliest tragedies, Titus Andronicus was once essentially the most renowned of his performs to be played in the course of his lifetime.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author identified. tremendously renowned in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his dying, as has his effect on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a origin for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed strains of discussion became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in book construction and celebrating examining in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Love's Labor's Lost (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I suppose that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, despite the fact that, is the least vital point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a sublime and transparent textual content for both the examine or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the celebrated scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The exclusive Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has offered greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* top of the range introductions and notes
* New, extra readable exchange trim size
* An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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Flush: A Biography (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

A modernist attention of urban existence visible during the eyes of a puppy named Flush.

Most insightful and experimental are Woolf's emotional and philosophical perspectives verbalised in Flush's suggestions. For Flush odor is poetry, yet for Barrett Browning, poetry is most unlikely with out words.

In Flush Woolf examines the obstacles that exist among girl and animal created through language but triumph over via symbolic activities.

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

By Douglas Adams

At final in paperback in a single whole quantity, listed here are the 5 vintage novels from Douglas Adams’s cherished Hitchiker series.

The Hitchhiker’s advisor to the Galaxy
Seconds earlier than the Earth is demolished for a galactic highway, Arthur Dent is stored by means of Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. jointly they stick out their thumbs to the celebrities and start a wild trip via time and space.

The eating place on the finish of the Universe
Facing annihilation by the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. it may well purely occur to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle around the galaxy in a determined look for a spot to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything
The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are unwell of the evening sky– in order that they plan to ruin it. The universe, that's. Now purely 5 participants can dodge Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So lengthy, and thank you for all of the Fish
Back in the world, Arthur Dent is able to think that the earlier 8 years have been all only a figment of his stressed-out mind's eye. yet a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him again to truth. to be able to speak.

Mostly Harmless
Just whilst Arthur Dent makes the bad mistake of commencing to take pleasure in lifestyles, all hell breaks free. Can he shop the Earth from overall obliteration? Can he keep the Guide from a opposed alien takeover? Can he store his daughter from herself?

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The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Brontë

By Emily Brontë

'... ever-present, phantom thing;

My slave, my comrade, and my king'

Some of Emily Brontë's so much remarkable poems

Introducing Little Black Classics: eighty books for Penguin's eightieth birthday. Little Black Classics have fun the large diversity and variety of Penguin Classics, with books from worldwide and throughout many centuries. They take us from a balloon trip over Victorian London to a backyard of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to sixteenth century California and the Russian steppe. listed here are tales lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that experience formed the lives of millions.

Emily Brontë (1818-1848). Brontë's Wuthering Heights and The whole Poems are available Penguin Classics

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Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body (Cambridge by Anna Krugovoy Silver

By Anna Krugovoy Silver

Anna Silver examines the methods nineteenth-century British writers used actual states of the feminine body--hunger, urge for food, fats and slenderness--in the construction of woman characters. She argues that anorexia nervosa, first clinically determined in 1873, serves as a paradigm for the cultural excellent of middle-class womanhood in Victorian Britain. Silver makes use of the works of a variety of writers (including Charlotte Brontë, Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll) to illustrate that mainstream types of middle-class Victorian womanhood percentage very important features with the ideals or behaviors of the anorexic girl.

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