KLASICI – ENGLESKI JEZIK


Wives and Daughters

ID broj: 067-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 624
ISBN: 9781840224160
Autor: ELIZABETH GASKELL
Uvez: meki
Opis: Gaskell’s last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in nineteenth century rural England. At its core are family relationships – father, daughter and step-mother, father and sons, father and step-daughter – all tested and strained by the romantic entanglements that ensue.
Despite its underlying seriousness, the prevailing tone is one of comedy. Gaskell vividly portrays the world of the late 1820s and the forces of change within it, and her vision is always humane and progressive.
The story is full of acute observation and sympathetic character-study: the feudal squire clinging to old values, his naturalist son welcoming the new world of science, the local doctor and his scheming second wife, the two girls brought together by their parent’s marriage…
Cijena: 35,00




Wessex Tales

ID broj: 067-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 224
ISBN: 9781840224276
Autor: THOMAS HARDY
Uvez: meki
Opis: Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy’s short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers. These seven tales, in which characters and scenes are imbued with a haunting realism, show considerable diversity of content, form and style, and range from fantasy to realism and from tragedy to comedy.
In insisting on the unusual nature of any story worth the telling, and with his gift for irony and compassion, Hardy achieves more in the genre of the short story than any English novelist before him.
Other stories include:
The Three Strangers
A Tradition of Eighteen hundred and four the Griffiths
The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion
The Withered Arm
Fellow-Townsmen
Interlopers at the Knap
The Distracted Preacher
Cijena: 35,00




Washington Square

ID broj: 066-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 176
ISBN: 9781840224276
Autor: HENRY JAMES
Uvez: meki
Opis: Washington Square marks the culmination of James’s apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James provides an acute analysis of middle-class manners and behaviour in the New York of the 1870’s, a period of great change in the life of the city. This change is explored through the device of setting the novel’s action during the 1840s, similarly a period of considerable turbulence as the United States experienced the onset of rapid commercial and industrial expansion.
Through the relationships between Austin Sloper, a celebrated physician, and his sister Lavinia Penniman, his daughter Catherine, and Catherine’s suitor, Morris Townsend, James observes the contemporary scene as a site of competing styles and performances where authentic expression cannot be articulated or is subject to suppression.

Cijena: 35,00




Vanity Fair

ID broj: 065-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 720
ISBN: 9781853260193
Autor: WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Uvez: meki
Opis: Thackeray’s upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer.
Although subtitled A Novel without a Hero, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives: through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world.
When Vanity Fair was published in 1848, Charlotte Brontë commented: ‘The more I read Thackeray’s works the more certain I am that he stands alone – alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling… Thackeray is a Titan.’

Cijena: 35,00




Uncle Tom’s Cabin

ID broj: 064-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 480
ISBN: 9781840224023
Autor: HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the most popular, influential and controversial book written by an American. Stowe’s rich, panoramic novel passionately dramatises why the whole of America is implicated in and responsible for the sin of slavery, and resoundingly concludes that only ‘repentance, justice and mercy’ will prevent the onset of ‘the wrath of Almighty God!’.
The novel gave such a terrific impetus to the crusade for the abolition of slavery that President Lincoln half-jokingly greeted Stowe as‘the little lady’ who started the great Civil War. As Keith Carabine argues in his lively and provocative Introduction, the novel immediately provoked a storm of competing and contradictory responses among Northern and Southern readers, moderate and radical abolitionist groups, blacks and women, with regard to issues of form, genre, politics, religion, race and gender, that are still of great interest because they anticipate the concerns that vex and divide modern readers and critical constituencies.

Cijena: 35,00




Twelfth Night

ID broj: 063-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 128
ISBN: 9781853260100
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare’s Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare’s works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
Variously melancholy, lyrical, joyous and farcical, Twelfth Night has long been a popular comedy with Shakespearian audiences. The main plot revolves around mistaken identities and unrequited love. Both Olivia and Orsino are attracted to Viola, who is disguised as a young man; and Viola’s brother, Sebastian, finds that he is loved not only by Antonio but also by Olivia.
Meanwhile, in the comic sub-plot, Sir Toby Belch and his companions outwit the vain Malvolio, who is ludicrously humiliated. While offering broad comedy, Twelfth Night teasingly probes gender-roles and sexual ambiguities.

Cijena: 35,00




Tristram Shandy

ID broj: 062-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 480
ISBN: 9781853262913
Autor: LAURENCE STERNE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a huge literary paradox, for it is both a novel and an anti-novel. As a comic novel replete with bawdy humour and generous sentiments, it introduces us to a vivid group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing. As an anti-novel, it is a deliberately tantalising and exuberantly egoistic work, ostentatiously digressive, involving the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography.
This mercurial eighteenth-century text thus anticipates modernism and postmodernism. Vibrant and bizarre, Tristram Shandy provides an unforgettable experience. We may see why Nietzsche termed Sterne ‘the most liberated spirit of all time’.

Cijena: 35,00




Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel

ID broj: 061-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 336
ISBN: 9781853260513
Autor: JEROME K. JEROME
Uvez: meki
Opis: Three Men in a Boat is a comic classic. When it first appeared in 1889 it became a best seller, and has remained popular ever since. This motley novel has not only been translated into many languages but has also been staged, filmed, televised and imitated. The adventures and misfortunes on the Thames of the three English friends and their pugnacious dog, Montmorency, provide rich humour, shrewd observations, lyrical reflections, and, predominantly, genially ironic perceptions of human fallibility.
The sequel, Three Men on the Bummel, reunites the three friends for their ‘Bummel’ (‘roaming or wandering’) through Germany. The results vary from the seductively titillating to the outrageously farcical; and subsequent history has laden the narrative with ironies.

Cijena: 35,00




The Wind in the Willows

ID broj: 060-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 192
ISBN: 9781853260179
Autor: KENNETH GRAHAME
Uvez: meki
Opis: Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his ‘Poop-poop-poop’ road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.
Grahame’s book was later dramatised by A. A. Milne, and became a perennial Christmas favourite, as Toad of Toad Hall. It continues to enchant and, above all perhaps, inspire great affection.

Cijena: 35,00




The Virgin and the Gipsy & Other Stories

ID broj: 059-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 240
ISBN: 9781853261954
Autor: D.H. LAWRENCE
Uvez: meki
Opis: These stories of myth and resurrection, of uncanny events and violent impulse, were with one exception written and published in the latter half of the 1920s, coinciding with the composition of Lawrence’s controversial masterpiece Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
At this time Lawrence declared himself to be ‘really awful sick of writing’; yet here we find some of his most beautiful, hauntingly melancholy fictions. In struggling to escape from their thwarted lives and to achieve human ‘tenderness’, the characters embody and continue the major preoccupations of Lawrence’s work as a whole.
Love Among the Haystacks provides an early illustration of the intensity and innovation which made Lawrence one of the most distinctive and important of twentieth-century writers.

Cijena: 35,00




Turn of the Screw & The Aspern Papers

ID broj: 058-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 224
ISBN: 9781853260698
Autor: HENRY JAMES
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Turn of the Screw is the classic ghost story for which James is most remembered. Set in a country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural told by a master of the genre.
The Aspern Papers is a tale of Americans in Europe, a theme in which Henry James is at his most assured and accomplished. The author cleverly evokes the drama of comédie humaine against the settings of a Venetian palace.
Cijena: 35,00




The Thirty-Nine Steps

ID broj: 057-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 128
ISBN: 9781853260803
Autor: JOHN BUCHAN
Uvez: meki
Opis: Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is pursued by both the police and the ruthless conspirators.
The Thirty-Nine Steps is a seminal ‘chase’ thriller, rapid and vivid. It has been widely influential and frequently dramatised: the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock became a screen classic. This engaging novel also provides insights into the inter-action of patriotism, fear and prejudice.

Cijena: 35,00




The Tempest

ID broj: 056-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 128
ISBN: 9781853262036
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare’s Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare’s works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
The Tempest is the most lyrical, profound and fascinating of Shakespeare’s late comedies. Prospero, long exiled from Italy with his daughter Miranda, seeks to use his magical powers to defeat his former enemies. Eventually, having proved merciful, he divests himself of that magic, his ‘art’, and prepares to return to the mainland. The Tempest has often been regarded as Shakespeare’s ‘farewell to the stage’ before his retirement.
In the past, critics emphasised the romantically beautiful features of The Tempest, seeing it as an imaginative fantasia. In recent decades, however, The Tempest has also been treated as a potently political drama which offers controversial insights into colonialism and racism. Frequently staged and diversely filmed, the play has influenced numerous poets and novelists.

Cijena: 35,00




The Rainbow

ID broj: 055-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 448
ISBN: 9781853262500
Autor: D.H. LAWRENCE
Uvez: meki
Opis: In 1915, Lawrence’s frank representation of sexuality in The Rainbow caused a furore and the novel was seized by the police and banned almost as soon as it was published. Today it is recognised as one of the classic English novels of the twentieth century.
The Rainbow is about three generations of the Brangwen family of Nottinghamshire from the 1840s to the early years of the twentieth century. Within this framework Lawrence’s essential concern is with the passional lives of his characters as he explores the pressures that determine their lives, using a religious symbolism in which the ‘rainbow’ of the title is his unifying motif.
His primary focus is on the individual’s struggle to growth and fulfilment within marriage and changing social circumstances, a process shown to grow more difficult through the generations. Young Ursula Brangwen, whose story is continued in Women in Love, is finally the central figure in Lawrence’s anatomy of the confining structures of English social life and the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on the human psyche.

Cijena: 35,00




Portrait of a Lady

ID broj: 054-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 528
ISBN: 9781853261770
Autor: HENRY JAMES
Uvez: meki
Opis: Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite all her natural advantages she makes one disastrous error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic. Her tale, told with James’ inimitable poise, is of the widest relevance.
‘The phase when his (Henry James’) genius functioned with the freest and fullest vitality is represented by The Portrait of a Lady’.

Cijena: 35,00




The Plays of Oscar Wilde

ID broj: 053-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str:480
ISBN: 9781840224184
Autor: OSCAR WILDE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and his undisputed masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.
This volume includes all Wilde’s plays from his early tragedy Vera to the controversial Salome and the little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. The edition affords a rare chance to see Wilde’s best known work in the context of his entire dramatic output, and to appreciate plays which have hitherto received scant critical attention. Wilde’s plays have never failed to delight audiences and are a lasting testimony to their author’s supreme wit and theatrical genius.

Cijena: 35,00




The Odyssey

ID broj: 052-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 512
ISBN: 9781853260254
Autor: HOMER
Uvez: meki
Opis: Homer’s great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago.
This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman’s sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, ‘On first looking into Chapman’s Homer’: ‘Much have I travelled in the realms of gold…’
This new Wordsworth edition of Chapman’s Homer contains accessible annotation, and a detailed introduction that places his masterpiece in the context of his own day, and discusses its influences on later poets.

Cijena: 35,00




The Moonstone

ID broj: 051-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 464
ISBN: 9781853260445
Autor: WILKIE COLLINS
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Moonstone, a priceless Indian diamond which had been brought to England as spoils of war, is given to Rachel Verrinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night, the stone is stolen. Suspicion then falls on a hunchbacked housemaid, on Rachel’s cousin Franklin Blake, on a troupe of mysterious Indian jugglers, and on Rachel herself.
The phlegmatic Sergeant Cuff is called in, and with the help of Betteredge, the Robinson Crusoe-reading loquacious steward, the mystery of the missing stone is ingeniously solved.

Cijena: 35,00




The Mill on the Floss

ID broj: 050-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 496
ISBN: 9781853260742
Autor: GEORGE ELIOT
Uvez: meki
Opis: This novel, based on George Eliot’s own experiences of provincial life, is a masterpiece of ambiguity in which moral choice is subjected to the hypocrisy of the Victorian age.
As the headstrong Maggie Tulliver grows into womanhood, the deep love which she has for her brother Tom turns into conflict, because she cannot reconcile his bourgeois standards with her own lively intelligence. Maggie is unable to adapt to her community or break free from it, and the result, on more than one level, is tragedy.

Cijena: 35,00




The Merchant of Venice

ID broj: 049-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 128
ISBN: 9781840224313
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial.
The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature.
Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate
the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama.

Cijena: 35,00




The Mayor of Casterbridge

ID broj: 048-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 288
ISBN: 9781853260988
Autor: THOMAS HARDY
Uvez: meki
Opis:None of the great Victorian novels is more vivid and readable than The Mayor of Casterbridge. Set in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex, the ‘partly real, partly dream country’ he founded on his native Dorset, it charts the rise and self-induced downfall of a single ‘man of character’.
The fast-moving and ingeniously contrived narrative is Shakespearian in its tragic force, and features some of the author’s most striking episodes and brilliant passages of description.

Cijena: 35,00




The Last of the Mohicans

ID broj: 047-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str:384
ISBN: 9781853260490
Autor: JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Uvez: meki
Opis: It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father. Thwarted by Magua, the sinister ‘Indian runner’, they find help in the person of Hawkeye, the white woodsman, and his companions, the Mohican Chingachgook and Uncas, his son, the last of his tribe.
Cooper’s novel is full of vivid incident- pursuits through wild terrain, skirmishes, treachery and brutality- but reflects also on the interaction between the colonists and the native peoples. Through the character of Hawkeye, Cooper raises lasting questions about the practises of the American frontier and the eclipse of the indigenous cultures.

Cijena: 35,00




The Last Man

ID broj: 046-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 432
ISBN: 9781840224030
Autor: MARY SHELLEY
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Last Man is Mary Shelley’s apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the radical philosopher William Godwin. Her mother died ten days after her birth and the young child was educated through contact with her father’s intellectual circle and her own reading. She met Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1812; they eloped in July 1814. In the summer of 1816 she began her first and most famous novel, Frankenstein. Three of her children died in early infancy and in 1822 her husband was drowned. Mary returned to England with her surviving son and wrote novels, short stories and accounts of her travels; she was the first editor of P.B.Shelley’s poetry and verse.

Cijena: 35,00




The Iliad

ID broj: 045-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 448
ISBN: 9781853262425
Autor: HOMER
Uvez: meki
Opis: The product of more than a decade’s continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman’s translation of Homer’s great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of The Iliad. In muscular, onward-rolling verse Chapman retells the story of Achilles, the great warrior, and his terrible wrath before the walls of besieged Troy, and the destruction it wreaks on both Greeks and Trojans.
Chapman regarded the translation of this epic, and of Homer’s Odyssey (also available in Wordsworth Editions) as his life’s work, and dedicated himself to capturing the ‘soul’ of the poem.
Swinburne praised the resulting translation for its ‘romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur, its freshness, strength, and inexhaustible fire’, qualities that reflect the grandeur, fire and brutality of the original poem. This new edition includes a critical introduction and extensive notes, rendering Chapman’s extraordinary poetic masterpiece accessible to modern readers.

Cijena: 35,00




The Government Inspector and Other Works

ID broj: 044-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 592
ISBN: 9781840227291
Autor: NIKOLAI GOGOL
Uvez: meki
Opis: Gogol’s works constitute one of Russian literature’s supreme achievements, yet the nature of their brilliant originality, comic genius, and complex workings is difficult to summarize precisely. The Government Inspector, a perennial favourite on stage and screen, is considered a national institution in Russia, and Gogol’s stories present us with one of the most marvellous worlds a writer has ever created. His quirky characters – the lowly official who imagines himself to be the King of Spain, the man committed to chase his nose around St. Petersburg, a whole village paralyzed at the prospect of being visited by an authority from the capital – are immortal. Although Gogol’s fiction was commandeered by Russia’s progressive critics as the work of an important social commentator, he was in many ways an arch-conservative, and there is a madcap strain in it that makes him a precursor of Kafka and absurdist drama.

Cijena: 35,00




The Good Soldier

ID broj: 043-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 192
ISBN: 9781840226539
Autor: FORD MADOX FORD
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Good Soldier is a masterpiece of twentieth-century fiction, an inspiration for many later, distinguished writers, including Graham Greene. Set before the First World War, it tells the tale of two wealthy and sophisticated couples, one English, one American, as they travel, socialise, and take the waters in the spa towns of Europe.
They are ‘playing the game’, in style. That game has begun to unravel, however, and with compelling attention to the comic, as well as the tragic, results the American narrator reveals his growing awareness of the sexual intrigues and emotional betrayals that lie behind its façade.

Cijena: 35,00




The Diary of a Nobody

ID broj: 042-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 176
ISBN: 9781853262012
Autor: GEORGE AND WEEDON GROSSMITH
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Diary of a Nobody is so unassuming a work that even its author, George Grossmith, seemed unaware that he had produced a masterpiece. For more than a century this wonderfully comic portrayal of suburban life and values has remained in print, a source of delight to generations of readers, and a major literary influence, much imitated but never equalled.
If you don’t recognise yourself at some point in The Diary you are probably less than human. If you can read it without laughing aloud you have no sense of humour.

Cijena: 35,00




The Complete Richard Hannay Stories

ID broj: 041-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 992
ISBN: 9781840226553
Autor: JOHN BUCHAN
Uvez: meki
Opis:Stories include:
The Thirty-nine Steps
Greenmantle
Mr Standfast
The Three Hostages
The Island of Sheep

Cijena: 35,00




The Collected Short Stories of Saki

ID broj: 040-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str:512
ISBN: 9781853260711
Autor: HECTOR HUGH MUNRO
Uvez: meki
Opis:’All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren’t respectable live beyond other peoples’.
Saki (H.H. Munro) stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story. His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried.
This collection includes Sredni Vastor and The Unrest Cure. ‘We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart’
Short Stories include:
Reginald
Reginald in Russia
Gabriel-Ernest
Esmé
Tobermory
The Easter Egg
The Open Window
The Schartz-Metterklume Method
The Story-Teller
The Toys of Peace
The Interlopers
The Bull

Cijena: 35,00




The Best Short Stories

ID broj: 039-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 224
ISBN: 9781853261893
Autor: GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Uvez: meki
Opis: Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed.
His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.
Short Stories include:
Boule de Suif
Two Friends
Madame Tellier’s Establishment
Madamoiselle Fifi
Clair de Lune
Miss Harriet
The Necklace
Madamoiselle Pearl
The Piece of String
Madame Husson’s ‘Rosier’
That Pig of a Morin
Useless Beauty
The Olive Orchard
A Sale
Love
Two Little Soldiers
Happiness

Cijena: 35,00




The Awakening and Selected Stories

ID broj: 038-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 544
ISBN: 9781840225846
Autor: KATE CHOPIN
Uvez: meki
Opis: This is the first paperback edition to bring out in one volume Kate Chopin’s extraordinary novel The Awakening (1899), along with the complete text of her two collections of short stories, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), and twelve uncollected tales.
The Awakening is a strikingly modern, evocative story of self-discovery and female emancipation, set in the sensuous environment of Southern Louisiana, where the young Edna Pontellier reclaims her own individuality, refusing to be defined by her roles of wife and mother.
Chopin’s stories are brilliantly observed, compassionate and often humorous, alert to the foibles, weaknesses and small triumphs of her characters. Overshadowed by the relatively recent fame of The Awakening, they contain some of the best work of this remarkably original author.

Cijena: 35,00




The Age of Innocence

ID broj: 037-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 256
ISBN: 9781853262104
Autor: EDITH WHARTON
Uvez: meki
Opis: Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton’s greatest achievements, The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the ‘eternal triangle’ of love.
Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the author’s combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers since the novel’s first publication in 1920. In 1921 The Age of Innocence achieved a double distinction – it won the Pulitzer Prize and it was the first time this prestigious award had been won by a woman author.

Cijena: 35,00




Silas Marner

ID broj: 036-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 176
ISBN: 9781853262210
Autor: GEORGE ELIOT
Uvez: meki
Opis: Although the shortest of George Eliot’s novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. It tells the sad story of the unjustly exiled Silas Marner – a handloom linen weaver of Raveloe in the agricultural heartland of England – and how he is restored to life by the unlikely means of the orphan child Eppie.
Silas Marner is a tender and moving tale of sin and repentance set in a vanished rural world and holds the reader’s attention until the last page as Eppie’s bonds of affection for Silas are put to the test.
Cijena: 35,00




Three Sea Stories

ID broj: 035-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 304
ISBN: 9781853267437
Autor: JOSEPH CONRAD
Uvez: meki
Opis: As these three specially commissioned stories amply demonstrate, Conrad is our greatest writer of the sea. His characters are tested by dramatic events ‘that show in the light of day the inner worth of a man, the edge of his temper, and the fibre of his stuff; that reveal the quality of his resistance and the secret stuff of his pretences, not only to others but also to himself’.
In Typhoon, Conrad’s funniest story, Captain MacWhirr blunders into a hurricane that reveals the sea’s treachery, violence and terror.
Falk is desperate to get married, but first he must tell of his terrible experiences as sole survivor of a stricken ship that once drifted into the ice-caps of Antarctica.
The Shadow-Line is a poignant and beautiful story. Written during the First World War and based on Conrad’s fond evocation of his own first command, it expresses his solidarity with all who were obliged to cross in early youth the shadow-line of their war-torn generation. Includes a glossary of nautical terms.

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

ID broj: 034-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 112
ISBN: 9781853261879
Autor: OMAR KHAYYÁM
Uvez: meki
Opis: Here is Edward FitzGerald’s original translation of the Rubáiyát, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyám. FitzGerald’s distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement.
It has inspired composers, rock groups, artists and film-makers. As rendered by FitzGerald, the Rubáiyát remains a seductively subversive poem.

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Romeo and Juliet

ID broj: 033-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 160
ISBN: 9781840224337
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare’s works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
Romeo and Juliet is the world’s most famous drama of tragic young love. Defying the feud which divides their families, Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship, marriage and sexual fulfilment; but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths.
This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism, bawdy comedy, intimate harmony and sudden violence. Long successful in the theatre, it has also generated numerous operas, ballets and films; and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical.

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Richard II

ID broj: 032-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 144
ISBN: 9781840227208
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Richard II is one of Shakespeare’s finest works: lucid, eloquent, and boldly structured. It can be seen as a tragedy, or a historical play, or a political drama, or as one part of a vast dramatic cycle which helped to generate England’s national identity. Today, to some of us, Richard II may appear conservative; but, in Shakespeare’s day, it could appear subversive: ‘I am Richard II’, declared an indignant Queen Elizabeth.
Numerous recent revivals in the theatre and on screen have demonstrated the enduring power and poignancy of this drama of the downfall of an egoistic but pitiable monarch.
Richard II is the seventeenth volume in the Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series, in which each volume has been freshly edited by Cedric Watts.

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The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner

ID broj: 031-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 224
ISBN: 9781853261886
Autor: JAMES HOGG
Uvez: meki
Opis: In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hogg’s sinner, justified by his Calvinist conviction that his own salvation is pre-ordained, is suspected of involvement in a series of bizarre and hideous crimes. A century later his memoirs reveal the extraordinary, macabre truth. The tale is chilling for its astute psychological accuracy as it illustrates, with power and economy, the dire effect of self-righteous bigotry on a fanatical character.
In the first half of his new introduction David Blair provides a detailed explanation of the historical and religious contexts of Hogg’s novel. In the second half he probes the book’s brilliant, complex engagement with issues of identity, history and narrative itself.

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Orlando

ID broj: 030-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 192
ISBN: 9781853262395
Autor: VIRGINIA WOOLF
Uvez: meki
Opis: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando ‘The longest and most charming love letter in literature’, playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf’s close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth’s England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost.
At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries.
As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women.

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Northanger Abbey

ID broj: 029-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 224
ISBN: 9781853260438
Autor: JANE AUSTEN
Uvez: meki
Opis: Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her.
In this, her first full-length novel, Austen also fixes her sharp, ironic gaze on other kinds of contemporary novel, especially the Gothic school made famous by Ann Radcliffe. Catherine’s reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures, adding to the uncertainties and embarrassments she must undergo before finding happiness.

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North and South

ID broj: 028-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 448
ISBN: 9781853260933
Autor: ELIZABETH GASKELL
Uvez: meki
Opis: Set in the mid-19th century, and written from the author’s first-hand experience, North and South follows the story of the heroine’s movement from the tranquil but moribund ways of southern England to the vital but turbulent north. Elizabeth Gaskell’s skilful narrative uses an unusual love story to show how personal and public lives were woven together in a newly industrial society.
This is a tale of hard-won triumphs – of rational thought over prejudice and of humane care over blind deference to the market. Readers in the twenty-first century will find themselves absorbed as this Victorian novel traces the origins of problems and possibilities which are still challenging a hundred and fifty years later: the complex relationships, public and private, between men and women of different classes.

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Moll Flanders

ID broj: 027-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 304
ISBN: 9781853260735
Autor: DANIEL DEFOE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The novel follows the life of its eponymous heroine, Moll Flanders, through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportation to the plantations of Virginia, and her ultimate redemption and prosperity in the New World.
Moll Flanders was one of the first social novels to be published in English and draws heavily on Defoe’s experience of the topography and social conditions prevailing in the London of the late 17th century.

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Mary Barton

ID broj: 026-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 448
ISBN: 9781840226898
Autor: ELIZABETH GASKELL
Uvez: meki
Opis: Elizabeth Gaskell’s first novel depicts nothing less than the great clashes between capital and labour, which arose from rapid industrialisation and problems of trade in the mid-nineteenth century. But these clashes are dramatized through personal struggles. John Barton has to reconcile his personal conscience with his socialist duty, risking his life and liberty in the process. His daughter Mary is caught between two lovers, from opposing classes – worker and manufacturer. And at the heart of the narrative lies a murder which implicates them all.
Mary Barton was published in 1848, at a time of great social ferment in Europe, and it reflects its revolutionary moment through an English lens. Elizabeth Gaskell wrote her first novel about the world in which she lived – Manchester at the height of the industrial revolution. As the wife of a Unitarian minister she was solidly middle-class;but she also had close contact with the working classes around her, sympathised with them, and represented their extreme distresses in her fiction. She is radical in taking on their dialect, imagining the realities of their lives, and placing a working woman at the centre of her fiction. If to our eyes her vision remains limited, it was an honest vision, for which she was much criticised in her own time, by her own class.

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Martin Chuzzlewit

ID broj: 025-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 832
ISBN: 9781853262050
Autor: CHARLES DICKENS
Uvez: meki
Opis: Martin Chuzzlewit is Charles Dickens’ comic masterpiece about which his biographer, Forster, noted that it marked a crucial phase in the author’s development as he began to delve deeper into the ‘springs of character’.
Old Martin Chuzzlewit, tormented by the greed and selfishness of his family, effectively drives his grandson, young Martin, to undertake a voyage to America. It is a voyage which will have crucial consequences not only for young Martin, but also for his grandfather and his grandfather’s servant, Mary Graham with whom young Martin is in love. The commercial swindle of the Anglo-Bengalee company and the fraudulent Eden Land Corporation have a topicality in our own time.
This strong sub-plot shows evidence of Dickens’ mastery of crime where characters such as the criminal Jonas Chuzzlewit, the old nurse Mrs Gamp, and the arch-hypocrite Seth Pecksniff are the equal to any in his other great novels. Generations of readers have also delighted in Dickens’ wonderful description of the London boarding-house – ‘Todgers’.

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Lord Jim

ID broj: 024-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 304
ISBN: 9781853260377
Autor: JOSEPH CONRAD
Uvez: meki
Opis: First published in 1900, Lord Jim established Conrad as one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. Set in the Malay Archipelago, the novel not only provides a gripping account of maritime adventure and romance, but also an exotic tale of the East. Its themes also challenge the conventions of nineteenth-century adventure fiction, confirming Conrad’s place in literature as one of the first ‘modernists’ of English letters.
Lord Jim explores the dilemmas of conscience, of moral isolation, of loyalty and betrayal confronting a sensitive individual whose romantic quest for an honourable ideal are tested to the limit. In this novel, Conrad draws on his background as Polish emigré, as well as his first-hand experience as a seaman, to experiment radically with the presentation of human frailty and doubt in the modern world.

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Life on the Mississippi

ID broj: 023-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 416
ISBN: 9781840226836
Autor: MARK TWAIN
Uvez: meki
Opis: An invaluable companion to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain’s inimitable portrait of ‘the great Father of Waters’. Part memoir, part travelogue, it expresses the full range of Twain’s literary personality, and remains the most vivid, boisterous and provocative account of the cultural and societal history of the Mississippi Valley, from ‘the golden age’ of steamboating to the violence wrought by the Civil War.
This new edition of Life on the Mississippi contains a comprehensive introduction, extensive annotations and a guide to further reading designed to appeal to both the student and the general reader.

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

ID broj: 022-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 304
ISBN: 9781840224887
Autor: D.H. LAWRENCE
Uvez: meki
Opis: With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the novel with which D.H. Lawrence is most often associated. First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the British Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated edition. The famous ‘Lady Chatterley trial’ heralded the sexual revolution of the coming decades and signalled the defeat of Establishment prudery.
Yet Lawrence himself was hardly a liberationist and the conservativism of many aspects of his novel would later lay it open to attacks from the political avant-garde and from feminists. The story of how the wife of Sir Clifford Chatterley responds when her husband returns from the war paralysed from the waist down, and of the tender love which then develops between her and her husband’s gamekeeper, is a complex one open to a variety of conflicting interpretations.
This edition of the novel offers an occasion for a new generation of readers to discover what all the fuss was about; to appraise Lawrence’s bitter indictment of modern industrial society, and to ask themselves what lessons there might be for the 21st century in his intense exploration of the complicated relations between love and sex.
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Lady Audley’s Secret

ID broj: 021-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 400
ISBN: 9781853267260
Autor: MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
Uvez: meki
Opis: The flaxen-haired beauty of the childlike Lady Audley would suggest that she has no secrets. But M.E. Braddon’s classic novel of sensation uncovers the truth about its heroine in a plot involving bigamy, arson and murder.
It challenges assumptions about the nature of femininity and investigates the narrow divide between sanity and insanity, using as its focus one of the most fascinating of all Victorian heroines.

Combining elements of the detective novel, the psychological thriller and the romance of upper class life, Lady Audley’s Secret was one of the most popular and successful novels of the nineteenth century and still exerts a powerful hold on readers.

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Kipps and The History of Mr Polly

ID broj: 020-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 496
Barcode: 9781840227437
Autor: H.G. WELLS
Uvez: meki
Opis: These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners of their modest social class, limited education, dull work, and sterile relationships. In Wells’ hands they break out of the cages that society has constructed for them, learning after bitter experience the truth that ‘if the world does not please you, you can change it’. This message, a revolutionary one in its day for the growing army of Edwardian clerks and drapers, is handled with a rich comedy and freshness that belies its deadly seriousness. Wells is at his very best here in exposing and satirising the unequal nature of British society while preparing the ground for its reformation.

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King Lear

ID broj: 019-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 176
Barcode: 9781853260957
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare’s works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.

King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelty and self-sacrifice: all these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world’s literature. In the theatre and on screen King Lear continues to challenge and enthral.
This Wordsworth edition of King Lear provides a comprehensive, integrated text of the play.

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Jude the Obscure

ID broj: 018-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 416
Barcode: 9781853262616
Autor: THOMAS HARDY
Uvez: meki
Opis: Jude Fawley is a rural stone mason with intellectual aspirations. Frustrated by poverty and the indifference of the academic institutions at the University of Christminster, his only chance of fulfilment seems to lie in his relationship with his unconventional cousin, Sue Bridehead. But life as social outcasts proves undermining, and when tragedy occurs, Sue has no resilience and Jude is left in despair.
Hardy’s portrait of Jude, the idealist and dreamer who is a prisoner of his own physical nature, is one of the most haunting and desperate of his creations. Jude the Obscure is a dark yet compassionate account of the insurmountable frustrations of human existence which reflect Hardy’s yearning for the spiritual values of the past and his despair at their decline.
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

ID broj: 017-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 192
Barcode: 9781853262876
Autor: JULES VERNE
Uvez: meki
Opis: The father of science fiction, Jules Verne, invites you to join the intrepid and eccentric Professor Liedenbrock and his companions on a thrilling and dramatic expedition as they travel down a secret tunnel in a volcano in Iceland on a journey which will lead them to the centre of the earth. Along the way they encounter various hazards and witness many incredible sights such as the underground forest, illuminated by electricity, the Great Geyser, the battle between prehistoric monsters, the strange whispering gallery, giant insects and the vast subterranean sea with its ferocious whirlpool.

Although published in the nineteenth century, Journey to the Centre of the Earth has lost none of its power and potency to excite and engage the modern reader. The novel has been filmed many times, but nothing can compare with the thrills and excitement generated by the written narrative. It is supreme escapist entertainment for all ages.

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Ivanhoe

ID broj: 016-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str:464
Barcode: 9781853262029
Autor: SIR WALTER SCOTT
Uvez: meki
Opis: Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents – sieges, ambushes and combats – and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the fierce Templar knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Gilbert; the Jew, Isaac of York, and his beautiful, spirited daughter Rebecca; Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd respectively.
Scott explores the conflicts between the Crown and the powerful Barons, between the Norman overlords and the conquered Saxons, and between Richard and his scheming brother, Prince John. At the same time he brings into the novel the legendary Robin Hood and his band, and creates a brilliant, colourful account of the age of chivalry with all its elaborate rituals and costumes and its values of honour and personal glory.

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Heidi

ID broj: 015-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 240
Barcode: 9781853261251
Autor: JOHANNA SPYRI
Uvez: meki
Opis: Heidi is the heart-warming tale of a small girl’s power for good, and it has remained a firm favourite since it was published over 100 years ago. It has been filmed and televised several times.
It tells of the orphan Heidi and her idyllic existence with her gruff grandfather in the mountains. When she is sent to live in a city, comic chaos ensues, and eventually it is arranged that Heidi should return to the mountains. Together she and her friend Peter, the goat-herd, achieve wondrous changes in the community in which they live.
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Heart of Darkness

ID broj: 014-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str:240
Barcode: 9781853262401
Autor: JOSEPH CONRAD
Uvez: meki
Opis: Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad’s shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals.
The other two stories in this book – Youth and The End of the Tether – concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme.

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Gulliver’s Travels

ID broj: 013-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 288
Barcode: 9781853260278
Autor: JONATHAN SWIFT
Uvez: meki
Opis: Jonathan Swift’s classic satirical narrative was first published in 1726, seven years after Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (one of its few rivals in fame and breadth of appeal).
As a parody travel-memoir it reports on extraordinary lands and societies, whose names have entered the English language: notably the minute inhabitants of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag, and the Yahoos in Houyhnhnmland, where talking horses are the dominant species. It spares no vested interest from its irreverent wit, and its attack on political and financial corruption, as well as abuses in science, continue to resonate in our own times.

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Finnegans Wake

ID broj: 012-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 656
Barcode: 9781840226614
Autor: JAMES JOYCE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Finnegans Wake is the book of Here Comes Everybody and Anna Livia Plurabelle and their family – their book, but in a curious way the book of us all as well as all our books. Joyce’s last great work, it is not comprised of many borrowed styles, like Ulysses, but, rather, formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape.
This ‘language’ is based on English vocabulary and syntax but, at the same time, self-consciously designed to function as a pun machine with an astonishing capacity for resisting singularity of meaning. Announcing a ‘revolution of the word’, this astonishing book amounts to a powerfully resonant cultural critique – a unique kind of miscommunication which, far from stabilizing the world in meaning, constructs a universe radically unfixed by a wild diversity of possibilities and potentials. It also remains the most hilarious, ‘obscene’, book of innuendos ever to be imagined.

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Fathers and Sons

ID broj: 011-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 240
Barcode: 9781853262869
Autor: IVAN SERGEYEVICH TURGENEV
Uvez: meki
Opis: Fathers and Sons is one of the greatest nineteenth century Russian novels, and has long been acclaimed as Turgenev’s finest work. It is a political novel set in a domestic context, with a universal theme, the generational divide between fathers and sons. Set in 1859 at the moment when the Russian autocratic state began to move hesitantly towards social and political reform, the novel explores the conflict between the liberal-minded fathers of Russian reformist sympathies and their free-thinking intellectual sons whose revolutionary ideology threatened the stability of the state.
At its centre is Evgeny Bazorov, a strong-willed antagonist of all forms of social orthodoxy who proclaims himself a nihilist and believes in the need to overthrow all the institutions of the state. As the novel develops Bazarov’s political ambitions become fatally meshed with emotional and private concerns, and his end is a tragic failure. The novel caused a bitter furore on its publication in 1862, and this, a year later, drove Turgenev from Russia.
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Doctor Thorne

ID broj: 010-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 512
Barcode: 9781840227369
Autor: ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Trollope’s delightful novel recounts the fortunes of Doctor Thorne, an upright and principled country doctor, and his niece Mary. She falls in love with Frank Gresham, heir to the heavily mortgaged Greshambury estate, but he is constrained in his choices by the need to marry well so that he can restore the family fortunes.
The vicissitudes of Mary and Frank’s courtship are lovingly detailed with all the wit and satire that show Trollope at his finest. In this social comedy, full of snobbery, hypocrisy and self-seeking, we meet characters from the city and cathedral of Barchester, and are introduced to the grandiloquent de Courcy family, whose pretensions mark its members among the author’s most felicitous creations, as well as the down-to-earth heiress Miss Dunstable and the deplorable Sir Roger Scatcherd.
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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories

ID broj: 009-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 240
Barcode: 9781853262128
Autor: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is an ominous fable about the pursuit of great wealth. Readers will be transported to a fabulous fantasy land of such opulence that its very existence has to remain a jealously guarded secret. Fatal consequences lie in store for ‘bona fide’ guests and uninvited visitors alike, while the sybaritic luxury of the place is evoked in an effortless prose style which is quintessentially F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Also featured in this volume are The Cut-Glass Bowl, May Day, The Rich Boy, Crazy Sunday, An Alcoholic Case, The Lees of Happiness, The Lost Decade and Babylon Revisited.
Cijena: 35,00




De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol & Others

ID broj: 008-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 320
Barcode: 9781840224016
Autor: OSCAR WILDE
Uvez: meki
Opis: De Profundis is Wilde’s eloquent and bitter reproach from prison to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He contrasts his behaviour with that of his close friend Robert Ross who became Wilde’s literary executor.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a deeply moving and characteristically generous poem on the horrors of prison life, which was published anonymously in 1898.
This collection also includes the essay The Soul of Man under Socialism and two of his Platonic dialogues, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist.
Cijena: 35,00




Cranford & Other Stories

ID broj: 007-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 544
Barcode: 9781840224511
Autor: ELIZABETH GASKELL
Uvez: meki
Opis: The sheer variety and accomplishment of Elizabeth Gaskell’s shorter fiction is amazing. This new volume contains six of her finest stories that have been selected specifically to demonstrate this, and to trace the development of her art. As diverse in setting as in subject matter, these tales move from the gentle comedy of life in a small English country town in Dr Harrison’s Confessions, to atmospheric horror in far north-west Wales with The Doom of the Griffiths.
Other stories include:
Curious, if True
Six Weeks at Heppenheim
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The Confessions of an English Opium Eater

ID broj: 006-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 240
Barcode: 9781853260964
Autor: THOMAS DE QUINCEY
Uvez: meki
Opis: In the first part of this famous work, published in 1821 but then revised and expanded in 1856, De Quincey vividly describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which he implies laid the foundations for his later life of helpless drug addiction.
The second part consists of his remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of opium, ostensibly offered as a muted apology for the course his life had taken but often reading like a celebration of it. The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is thus both a classic of English autobiographical writing – the prose equivalent, in its own time, of Wordsworth’s The Prelude or Growth of a Poet’s Mind – and at the same time a crucial text in the long history of the Western World’s ambivalent relationship with hard drugs.
Full of psychological insight and colourful descriptive writing, it surprised and fascinated De Quincey’s contemporaries and has continued to exert its powerful and eccentric appeal ever since.
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Antony and Cleopatra

ID broj: 005-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 160
Barcode: 9781853260759
Autor: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Uvez: meki
Opis: Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies: a spectacular, widely-ranging drama of love and war, passion and politics. Antony is divided between the responsibilities of imperial power and the intensities of his sexual relationship with Cleopatra. She, variously generous and ruthless, loving and jealous, petulant and majestic, emerges as Shakespeare’s most complex depiction of a woman:
‘Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.’
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Aeneid

ID broj: 004-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 416
Barcode: 9781853261923
Autor: Virgil
Uvez: meki
Opis: The Aeneid is Virgil’s Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome’s legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome’s future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is given full expression both in the doomed love of Dido and Aeneas, and in the fateful clash between the Trojan leader and the Italian hero, Turnus.
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Adam Bede

ID broj: 003-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 528
ISBN: 9781853261923
Autor: George Eliot
Uvez: meki
Opis: Adam Bede (1859), George Eliot’s first full-length novel, marked the emergence of an artist to rank with Scott and Dickens. Set in the English Midlands of farmers and village craftsmen at the turn of the eighteenth century, the book relates a story of seduction issuing in ‘the inward suffering which is the worst form of Nemesis’. But it is also a rich and pioneering record – drawing on intimate knowledge and affectionate memory – of a rural world that we have lost.
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A Little Princess

ID broj: 002-18
Dimenzije: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Br.str: 192
Barcode:9781853261367
Autor: FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Uvez: meki
Opis: Motherless Sara Crewe was sent home from India to school at Miss Minchin’s. Her father was immensely rich and she became “show pupil” – a little princess. Then her father dies and his wealth disappears, and Sara has to learn to cope with her changed circumstances.
Her strong character enables her to fight successfully against her new-found poverty and the scorn of her fellows.
Cijena: 35,00




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