The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

The Winter of Our Discontent  pdf

Title: The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

Author: John Steinbeck,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Literature,American,Novels,Literary Fiction,Classics,Classic Literature,Literature,20th Century,Nobel Prize,The United States Of America

Pages: 336 pages

The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck’s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.,Set in Steinbeck’s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty that today ranks it alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This edition features an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.

 

Zorba the Greek pdf

Zorba the Greek  pdf

Title: Zorba the Greek pdf

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Philosophy,Novels,Literature,Cultural,Greece,Historical,Historical Fiction,Literature,20th Century,Literary Fiction,Roman

Pages: 335 pages

Zorba the Greek pdf

The classic novel, international sensation, and inspiration for the film starring Anthony Quinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational, the inner life and the life of the mind.,The classic novel Zorba the Greek is the story of two men, their incredible friendship, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Zorba, a Greek working man, is a larger-than-life character, energetic and unpredictable. He accompanies the unnamed narrator to Crete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine, and the pair develops a singular relationship. The two men couldn’t be further apart: The narrator is cerebral, modest, and reserved; Zorba is unfettered, spirited, and beyond the reins of civility. Over the course of their journey, he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of living.,Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in literature; he is a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor, Falstaff, and Sancho Panza. He responds to all that life offers him with passion, whether he’s supervising laborers at a mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his past adventures, or making love. Zorba the Greek explores the beauty and pain of existence, inviting readers to reevaluate the most important aspects of their lives and live to the fullest.

 

Journey to the End of the Night pdf

Journey to the End of the Night  pdf

Title: Journey to the End of the Night pdf

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Cultural,France,European Literature,French Literature,Literature,Novels,Philosophy,Literature,20th Century,War,Roman

Pages: 453 pages

Journey to the End of the Night pdf

Louis-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 and obscene nihilism. This book shocked most critics when it was first published in France in 1932, but quickly became a success with the reading public in Europe, and later in America where it was first published by New Directions in 1952. The story of the improbable yet convincingly described travels of the petit-bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu, from the trenches of World War I, to the African jungle, to New York and Detroit, and finally to life as a failed doctor in Paris, takes the readers by the scruff and hurtles them toward the novel’s inevitable, sad conclusion.

 

Naked Lunch pdf

Naked Lunch  pdf

Title: Naked Lunch pdf

Author: William S. Burroughs,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Literature,Novels,Literature,American,Contemporary,Thriller,Literature,20th Century,Literature,Banned Books,Unfinished

Pages: 289 pages

Naked Lunch pdf

The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order. The reader follows the narration of junkie William Lee, who takes on various aliases, from the U.S. to Mexico, eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike Interzone.,The vignettes are drawn from Burroughs’ own experiences in these places and his addiction to drugs (heroin, morphine, and while in Tangier, majoun [a strong hashish confection] as well as a German opioid, brand name Eukodol, of which he wrote frequently).,[source wiki}

 

Tender Is the Night pdf

Tender Is the Night  pdf

Title: Tender Is the Night pdf

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Literature,American,Romance,Novels,Literature,20th Century,Cultural,France,Literary Fiction,Classics,Modern Classics

Pages: 315 pages

Tender Is the Night pdf

Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character, Tender Is the Night is lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

 

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man pdf

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  pdf

Title: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man pdf

Author: James Joyce,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,European Literature,Irish Literature,Cultural,Ireland,Novels,Literature,20th Century,Academic,School,Literary Fiction,Classics,Classic Literature

Pages: 329 pages

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man pdf

The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus’s Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist’s ‘eternal imagination’. Both an insight into Joyce’s life and childhood, and a unique work of modernist fiction, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to blossom fully into themselves.

 

Ulysses pdf

Ulysses  pdf

Title: Ulysses pdf

Author: James Joyce,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Novels,European Literature,Irish Literature,Cultural,Ireland,Unfinished,Literature,20th Century,Literary Fiction,Literature,Banned Books

Pages: 783 pages

Ulysses pdf

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners in 1904. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor. A major achievement in 20th century literature.

 

On the Road pdf

On the Road  pdf

Title: On the Road pdf

Author: Jack Kerouac

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Travel,Literature,Novels,Literature,American,Adventure,Literature,20th Century,Unfinished,Classics,Modern Classics

Pages: 307 pages

On the Road pdf

When Jack Kerouac’s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm. A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac’s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American fiction for ever.,Influenced by Jack London and Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac always wanted to be a writer, but his true voice only emerged when he wrote about his own experiences in On the Road. Leaving a broken marriage behind him, Sal Paradise (Kerouac) joins Dean Moriarty (Cassady), a tearaway and former reform school boy, on a series of journeys that takes them from New York to San Francisco, then south to Mexico. Hitching rides and boarding buses, they enter a world of hobos and drifters, fruit-pickers and migrant families, small towns and wide horizons. Adrift from conventional society, they experience America in the raw: a place where living is hard, but ‘life is holy and every moment is precious’.,With its smoky, jazz-filled atmosphere and its restless, yearning spirit of adventure, On the Road left its mark on the culture of the late 20th century, influencing countless books, films and songs. Kerouac’s prose is remarkable both for its colloquial swing and for the pure lyricism inspired by the American landscape – ‘the backroads, the black-tar roads that curve among the mournful rivers like Susquehanna, Monongahela, old Potomac and Monocacy’. This Folio Society edition is illustrated with evocative photographs of Kerouac and the landscapes of 1950s America. Now acknowledged as a modern classic, On the Road remains a thrilling and poignant story of the road less travelled.

 

Lolita pdf

Lolita  pdf

Title: Lolita pdf

Author: Vladimir Nabokov,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Novels,Cultural,Russia,Romance,Literature,Russian Literature,Literary Fiction,Adult,Literature,20th Century

Pages: 331 pages

Lolita pdf

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

 

Side by Side pdf

Side by Side  pdf

Title: Side by Side pdf

Author: Jenni L. Walsh

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Literature,20th Century,Historical

Pages: 320 pages

Side by Side pdf

“A deftly researched, compassionate rendering of Bonnie Parker, one of the most fascinating women in recent history. With great empathy and skill Walsh portrays Bonnie’s collision course with disaster, allowing us to ride shotgun all the way. And what a compelling ride it is!” – Ariel Lawhon, author of I Was Anastasia,Texas: 1931. It’s the height of the Great Depression, and Bonnie is miles from Clyde. He’s locked up, and she’s left waiting, their dreams of a life together dwindling every day.,When Clyde returns from prison damaged and distant, unable to keep a job, and dogged by the cops, Bonnie knows the law will soon come for him. But there’s only one road forward for her.,If the world won’t give them their American Dream, they’ll just have to take it.,”Compulsively readable, Walsh’s prose hooks you from the beginning as Bonnie and Clyde come alive for the reader, their exploits leaping off the page. Atmospheric, action-packed, and richly detailed, Side by Side will delight historical fiction fans.” – Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana