From the award-winning pen of Achmat Dangor comes a subtle and multi-layered collection of short stories that showcases an unusual and illuminating take on ‘the struggle years’, and how the past impacts on us in a variety of ways.
Catherine Sloper is heiress to a fortune and is easily overwhelmed by the attentions of a handsome but penniless suitor. Her clever father is implacably opposed to the match, and the scene for a classic confrontation is set. This new edition of James's most enduringly popular work offers more information than any previous edition.
Elie Wiesel was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. After the war, Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps.
The Comedy of Errors
For this second edition of The Comedy of Errors, Ros King has revised T. S. Dorsch's renowned text and written a new introduction to the book. She argues that the play cannot be dismissed as a classically-based farcical romp but that it rightly belongs to the critically misunderstood genre of tragi-comedy.
In the author's words, this novel is "an attempt at a comic family epic of little England into which an explosion of ethnic colour is injected". It tells the story of three families, one Indian, one white, one mixed, in North London and Oxford from World War II to the present day.
Both an insight into James Joyce's life and childhood, this novel is about sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.
Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. This selection calls attention to the range of Coleridge's work, its autobiographical content, and its development throughout his career.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON
From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.