The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young GirlDiscovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Franks remarkable diary has become a world classica powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen year old Jewish girl and her

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a MurdererAn acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man s indulgence in his greatest passionhis sense of smellleads to murder In the slums of eighteenth century France, the infant Jean Baptiste Grenouille is

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The Counterfeiters

The CounterfeitersOriginally published in 1925, this book became known for the frank sexuality of its contents and its account of middle class French morality The themes of the book explore the problem of morals, the problem of society and the problems facing writers An appendix to this edition Vintage, 1973

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions

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Le Grand Meaulnes

Le Grand MeaulnesIn a small village in the Sologne, Fifteen year old Fran ois Seurel narrates the story of his relationship with seventeen year old Augustin Meaulnes Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies the romantic ideal, the search for the unobtainable, and the mysterious world between childhood and

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Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)

Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)Swann s Way tells two related stories, the first of which revolves around Marcel, a younger version of the narrator, and his experiences in, and memories of, the French town Combray Inspired by the gusts of memory that rise up within him as he dips a Madeleine into hot tea, the narrator discusses

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Thérèse Desqueyroux

Thérèse DesqueyrouxPour viter le scandale et prot ger les int r ts de leur fille, Bernard Desqueyroux, que sa femme Th r se a tent d empoisonner, d pose de telle sorte au elle b n ficie d un non lieu Enferm e dans la chambre, Th r se tombe dans une prostration si compl te que son mari, effray , ne sait plus quelle

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Journey to the End of the Night

Journey to the End of the NightLouis Ferdinand Celine s revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

The Hobbit, or There and Back AgainIn a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort Written for J.R.R Tolkiens own children, The Hobbit

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Le Roi se meurt

Le Roi se meurtMARGUERITE, se dirigeant vers le Roi Sire, je dois vous mettre au courant MARIE Non, taisez vous MARGUERITE, Marie Taisez vous MARIE, au Roi Ce n est pas vrai ce qu elle dit LE ROI Au courant de quoi Qu est ce qui n est pas vrai Marie, pourquoi cet air d sol Que vous

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The Alchemist

The AlchemistPaulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried

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