At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall. She knows how to snare a rabbit, sharpen a blade and splint a bone. She knows that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him.
But she doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see. Or why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done.
Sometimes the people you're supposed to trust are the ones who do most harm. And what you've been taught to fear is the very thing that will save you This book has challenged me like no other. It's a masterpiece. A work of art on a page. I guarantee this book will take your breath away' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Brutal yet beautiful, My Absolute Darling has floored me. Dear Turtle, a heroine amidst the horror. Exceptional, unflinching storytelling' Ali Land , author of Good Me Bad Me An incandescent novel with an extraordinary, unforgettable heroine, both deeply contemplative and utterly thrilling' Observer Thriller of the month There are echoes of Ma's bravery in Emma Donoghue's Room, or the resilience of Cormac McCarthy's protagonists as they struggle to stay alive. Tallent's world is shocking in the truest sense of the word' Irish Times An utterly fantastic read. Every page is brimming with energy. And Turtle Alveston is as enthralling a character as I've encountered in a good long while' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds
Moby Dick, la terrible baleine blanche ! Depuis qu'elle l'a privé d'une jambe, le capitaine Achab s'est juré de se venger. Ignorant tous les présages funestes, il entraîne pendant de longs mois l'équipage du Pequod dans une folle poursuite à travers les océans.
Emma Bovary yearns for a life of luxury and passion of the kind she reads about in romantic novels. But life with her country doctor husband in the provinces is unutterably boring, and she embarks on love affairs to realize her fantasies. This new translation by Margaret Mauldon perfectly captures Flaubert's distinctive style.
A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION BOOK OF 2021 AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR Set in a historical moment of moral crisis, Crossroads is the stunning foundation of a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the Hildebrandt family navigate the political and social crosscurrents of the past fifty years A WHITE REVIEW BOOK OF THE YEAR A LIT HUB BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR ''His best novel yet ... A Middlemarch -like triumph'' Telegraph ''Crossroads is the spiritual successor to The Corrections . .. It is a testament to Franzen''s authorial habits of empathy, his curiosity about the lives of others, his efforts in a land of cliche to add twists to easy assumptions, that you are likely to find yourself caring about how things turn out for each of the Hildebrandts equally '' Observer It''s December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless - unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem''s sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who''s been selling drugs to seventh-graders, has resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.
Jonathan Franzen''s novels are celebrated for their unforgettably vivid characters and their keen-eyed take on the complexities of contemporary America. Now, for the first time, in Crossroads , Franzen explores the history of a generation. With characteristic humour and complexity, and with even greater warmth, he conjures a world that feels no less immediate.
A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, Crossroads is the story of a Midwestern family at a historical moment of moral crisis. Jonathan Franzen''s gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident.
Qui a tué le roi Hamlet ? Sa veuve, la reine Gertrude ? Son frère Claudius, devenu roi en épousant la veuve ? Le jeune prince Hamlet, visité par le fantôme de son père, les soupçonne tous deux... "Il est admis par tous qu'Hamlet est plus vivant qu'un homme qui passe." Alfred Jarry.
Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Features Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.
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''The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice.'' Written for her lover Vita Sackville-West, ''Orlando'' is Woolf''s playfully subversive take on a biography, here tracing the fantastical life of Orlando. As the novel spans centuries and continents, gender and identity, we follow Orlando''s adventures in love - from being a lord in the Elizabethan court to a lady in 1920s London.
First published in 1928, this tale of unrivalled imagination and wit quickly became the most famous work of women''s fiction. Sexuality, destiny, independence and desire - all come to the fore in this highly influential novel that heralded a new era in women''s writing.
Dans Folioplus classiques, le texte intégral, enrichi d'une lecture d'image, écho pictural de l'oeuvre, est suivi de sa mise en perspective organisée en six points :
- MOUVEMENT LITTÉRAIRE : Le «grand théâtre du monde» - GENRE ET REGISTRE : La poétique du mal - L'ÉCRIVAIN À SA TABLE DE TRAVAIL : Macbeth, un texte universel - GROUPEMENT DE TEXTES : Les femmes monstrueuses dans la tragédie - CHRONOLOGIE : William Shakespeare et son temps - FICHE : Des pistes pour rendre compte de sa lecture Recommandé pour les classes de lycée.
Jim, first mate on board the Patna, is a simple and sensitive young man who dreams of becoming a hero. But when the Patna threatens to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out and jumps clear. His unbearable guilt and shame at having violated the unwritten moral code of the sea lead him to become an exile in a remote Malay state.
In the dead of night, madness lies...
Emma can''t sleep.
CHECK THE WINDOWS It''s been like this since her big 4-0 started getting closer.
LOCK THE DOORS Her mother stopped sleeping just before her 40th birthday too. She went mad and did the unthinkable because of it.
LOOK IN ON THE CHILDREN Is that what''s happening to Emma?
WHY CAN''T SHE SLEEP?
Praise for Insomnia ''If you loved Behind Her Eyes, prepare to be totally and utterly blown away by Insomnia. Sarah Pinborough is a twisted genius'' Lisa Jewell ''Pinborough writes like an absolute dream about an absolute nightmare. I loved it!'' Richard Osman ''Another mind-twisting, genre-bending rollercoaster from Queen of WTF Sarah Pinborough'' Ruth Ware ''Queen of the impossible, this heart pounding thriller will have you up all night'' Clare Mackintosh ''Creepy as all get out - a gaslighting masterclass'' Ian Rankin ''Pinborough''s unsettling, remorseless psychological thriller is horribly plausible and expertly plotted'' Sunday Times ''Insomnia is a twisted, dark ride that keeps you gripped, unable to look away. Utterly addictive and highly recommended'' Lucy Clarke ''Don''t start this at night - it''s guaranteed to steal your sleep'' Cara Hunter ''One crazy sleepless ride building up to a hideously tense climax. Expertly done - Sarah Pinborough is the queen of unsettling, twisty reads'' Harriet Tyce ''This terrifying thriller about a family under threat from within is a total page-turner'' Gilly Macmillan ''Absolutely brilliant, completely unputdownable and so satisfying'' Jenny Colgan ''A whip smart page turning triumph'' Jane Shemilt ''Compelling and alarming with just a touch of the paranormal'' Catherine Cooper ''An absolute must-read'' Joe Hill ''Well crafted and insanely clever'' C. M. Ewan ''A genuine up all night, compellingly twisty thriller of a book'' Araminta Hall
Jean spends her time in silence, limited to one hundred words a day or she suffers an electric shock. With the new government in power, life has changed. But only if you're aÿwoman. Passports are removed and seventy million women lose their jobs. Girls are no longer educated. For herself, her daughter, and for all woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning.
The disparity between Emma Woodhouse's self-confidence and her determination to arrange marriages for her friends while avoiding one for herself leads to a painful series of misunderstandings for everyone who suffers from her well-meaning altruism. This title is a comedy of manners that lays bare the limits on women's autonomy in Regency England.
''Nastily good fun'' Metro SET TO BECOME A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING ELIZABETH MOSS Shirley Jackson meets Ottessa Moshfegh meets My Sister the Serial Killer in a brilliantly unsettling and darkly funny debut novel full of suspense and paranoia George March''s latest novel is a smash hit. None could be prouder than Mrs. March, his dutiful wife, who revels in his accolades and relishes the lifestyle and status his success brings.
A creature of routine and decorum, Mrs. March lives an exquisitely controlled existence on the Upper East Side. Every morning begins the same way, with a visit to her favourite patisserie to buy a loaf of olive bread, but her latest trip proves to be her last when she suffers an indignity from which she may never recover: an assumption by the shopkeeper that the protagonist in George March''s new book - a pathetic sex worker, more a figure of derision than desire - is based on Mrs. March.
One casual remark robs Mrs. March not only of her beloved olive bread but of the belief that she knew everything about her husband - and herself - sending her on an increasingly paranoid journey, one that starts within the pages of a book but may very well uncover both a killer and the long-buried secrets of Mrs. March''s past.
A razor-sharp exploration of the fragility of identity and the smothering weight of expectations, Mrs. March heralds the arrival of a wicked and wonderful new voice.
An international bestseller and the novel of the year, 'Freedom' is an epic of contemporary love and marriage.
Décider. Changer. Se réinventer. Agir. Expérimenter.
Réussir. Oser. Rêver. Gagner. Découvrir. Exiger. S'engager.
Penser. Croire. Grandir. Appartenir. S'éveiller.
Nous avons parfois besoin de retrouver un sens à notre vie, de lui redonner souffle et équilibre.
Et si un livre avait le pouvoir de vous faire découvrir un monde nouveau ?
Et si, grâce à la magie des mots et d'une histoire, vous commenciez un nouveau chapitre de votre vie ?
Aleph est ce livre. Aleph est un voyage qui pourrait bien changer votre existence.
Il s'agit d'une nouvelle version pour la scène de Rémi De Vos et Éric Vigner. Plus qu'une traduction, plus qu'une adaptation, c'est une véritable recomposition qui est proposée et sur laquelle le traducteur et le metteur en scène s'expliquent dans deux textes introductifs.
Cette nouvelle composition sera créée le 6 octobre au Théâtre de Lorient et le 6 novembre à l'Odéon.
L'ouvrage est complété par un texte brillant de Stéphane Patrice qui analyse l'oeuvre en termes historiques et philosophiques et met en évidence ses résonnances actuelles, en particulier avec le théâtre de Koltès.
Recueillie son oncle, il lui faut faire bonne figure. Entre frustrations et vexations, que sera-t-elle prête à sacrifier pour être acceptée dans le monde enjôleur de ses cousins ? Roman d'apprentissage précurseur, Mansfield Park est le plus surprenant des romans de Jane Austen.
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