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Smoke

Written by one of Russias literary masters, Smoke is both a poignant love story and a brilliant socio-political study. Marked with a barbed wit and a visionary modernism, it became the center of a famous philosophical breach between Turgenev and Dostoevsky. On the brink of marriage, Grigorii Litvinov visits the fashionable European spa of Baden-Baden, a scene dominated by

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Jane Eyre

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Janes natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the

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Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid

These two novellas by the groundbreaking, fearless, and immeasurably influential Robert Coover are dirty, funny and brilliant. In Briar Rose a sleeping beauty is trapped in an enchantment for a hundred years, dreaming of stories in which someone like her wakes up disappointed, or becomes a mother, or is stripped and defiled. And, as she dreams, outside, failed princes die

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The Purgatorio(La Divina Commedia 2)

Purgatorio, by Dante Alighieri, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics�series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from todays t

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Intruder in the Dust

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the blacks traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Smoke

The profound disillusion following the failure of the Revolutionary movement of 1848, which swept over the intellectuals of Europe, had also its characteristic repercussion among the intellectual youth of Russia, and made a generation like the later generation so well portrayed by Chekov -- the men of the 1880s, and also like the Intelligentsia after the failure of the Re

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The Three Perils of Woman

Commentators once dismissed The Three Perils of Woman as a bad book because it trampled on the flowerbeds of early-nineteenth-century decorum; they now acclaim it a masterpiece for the very same reason, reading subversive craft in the place of oafishness.Ian Duncan, Studies in Hogg and his WorldThe two stories in The Three Perils of Woman are generically diverse and self

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Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantors Son

Tevye is the compassionate, lovable, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, and Tevye the Dairyman is a heartwarming and poignant account of life in turn-of-the-century Russia. Through the workaday world of a rural dairyman, his grit, wit, and heart, his daughters courtships and marriages, and the eventual menace of the pogroms, Sholem Aleichem reveals the fabric of a now-

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Fire and Knowledge: Fiction and Essays

A superb collection of short stories, essays, and literary criticism from the great Hungarian writer The U.S. publication of A Book of Memories in 1997 introduced to our shores the work of an extraordinary novelist, an artist whom critics easily compared to Robert Musil, James Joyce, and Thomas Mann. Now, in Fire and Knowledge, we discover other aspects of Peter Nadass ma

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