Wuthering Heights

You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE. Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.
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Smilla's Sense of Snow

She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love.  She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land.  And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime... It happened in the Copenhagen snow.  A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building.  While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident.  But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own.  Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow.  For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes, where an explosive secret waits beneath the ice....
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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides

Alternate cover edition can be found here, here, here, here In the Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity—Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration.
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Of All That Ends

Allen Zumutungen des Alterns und der 'Endlichkait' zum Trotz, plötzlich erscheint erneut fast alles möglich: Liebesbriefe, Selbstgespräche, Eifersuchtsdramen, Schwanengesänge, Gesellschaftssatiren und Augenblicke des Glücks drängen aufs Papier. Plötzlich findet rhythmisierte Kurzprosa ein vielstimmiges Echo in episch wuchernden oder pointiert zugespitzten Gedichten. Plötzlich entstehen sinnenfrohe Doppelstücke, die vom Zeichner ins Bild gesetzt, weitererzählt oder auf den Doppelpunkt gebracht werden. So traurig und gewitzt, so lebensklug und doch kämpferisch kann nur ein in die Jahre gekommener Künstler ans Werk gehen, der dem Tod wiederholt von der Schippe gesprungen ist. Zahlreiche berührende Geschichten bringt er hervor, verdichtet sie zu kunstvollen Miniaturen, die hier und jetzt spielen. In 'Vonne Endlichkait' schafft der Literaturnobelpreisträger in einem beeindruckenden Wechselspiel aus Lyrik, Prosa und Illustration sein letztes Gesamtkunstwerk.
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Chasing Daybreak

Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.Torn between letting go of her past and embracing her future, Isabel will have to decide who she can trust, and be willing to use all the weapons at her disposal, to get to the bottom of a terrifying string of deaths that lead right to her doorstep—before she becomes the next victim. In a city where nothing is what it seems, ending up the target of a deranged killer might actually be the high point of her week. Because in this town, the things that go bump in the night… just might kill you.
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The Flounder

It all begins in the Stone Age, when a talking fish is caught by a fisherman at the very spot where millennia later Grass's home town, Danzig, will arise. Like the fish, the fisherman is immortal, and down through the ages they move together. As Grass blends his ingredients into a powerful brew, he shows himself at the peak of his linguistic inventiveness. Translated by Ralph Manheim. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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The Complete Aeschylus, Volume I: The Oresteia

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and endless intrigue. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth, expressed in language remarkable for poetic intensity, rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that modulates at times into powerful simplicity. The translation's precise but complicated rhythms honor the music of the Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions.
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Under the Yoke

The second of the Draka series.The Eurasian War is over. Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire have been defeated. With the exception of the British Isles Europe belongs to the Domination. Now it is the turn of the Europeans to be experience life as serfs under the heel of the Domination. Now it is their turn to be Under the Yoke.
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A Way Down

Two aggressive and powerful CEO's decide to take a trip to Madagascar to get away from their hectic lives. While doing so, their plane crashes. With the pilot missing, the two CEO's awake in a strange village with even stranger inhabitants. While trying to find a way home, the two find out that the only way home could cost them to stay in the village forever.Are you cruel? Do you have a negative outlook on life? Well if you do, times that by ten. That's how two successful CEO's named Richard Malmsteen and Hank Eisen feel. From living the life of luxury, these two do't see life that way. From dealing with their lazy employees and the psychotic ones, these two could really use a break. And that's exactly what they do. While deciding to take a flight to Madagascar just to get away from it all, the two CEO's and Mr. Malmsteen's pilot crash. With Richard and Hank awaking in a strange village with even stranger inhabitants, the two try to find a way to get back home. But the only way home could cost them to remain in the village forever.
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Jashandar's Wake - Book Two: Unclean Places

The unclean places of Jashandar have come alive with a vengeance, hollows of slime, treetops of flesh, the heart of a bog where the beasties run wild. As Brine and Jaysh set out to salvage their homeland, they soon learn their homeland has a mind of its own.Jaysh and Brine have their backs against a wall: Royal subjects are fleeing, rivers run black, the bulk of the livestock are being wadded into mush. Our heroes would love to deploy troops against these happenings, but sadly enough they have no troops to deploy. All able-bodied soldiers have been called upon to occupy the Mad Man’s Pass, the one place in Jashandar where actual people are being slaughtered. Jaysh and Brine have no choice in the matter; they must now venture into the unclean places of their land.
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Peeling the Onion

In this extraordinary memoir, Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when The Tin Drum was published. During the Second World War, Grass volunteered for the submarine corps at the age of fifteen but was rejected; two years later, in 1944, he was instead drafted into the Waffen-SS. Taken prisoner by American forces as he was recovering from shrapnel wounds, he spent the final weeks of the war in an American POW camp. After the war, Grass resolved to become an artist and moved with his first wife to Paris, where he began to write the novel that would make him famous. Full of the bravado of youth, the rubble of postwar Germany, the thrill of wild love affairs, and the exhilaration of Paris in the early fifties, Peeling the Onion -- which caused great controversy when it was published in Germany -- reveals Grass at his most intimate.
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The Wrong Girl

It's customary for Gothic novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic with a strange affliction, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head. Yet freedom is something she longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of abduction. Especially when she realizes her kidnappers got the wrong girlREVIEWS:"This is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year... I can’t praise it enough... The real stand out for this was the writing and the character voice." ~ The Moonlight Library"The writing in The Wrong Girl was beautiful. There were so many quotes that I wanted to write down, and keep... The world building, and the plot drew me in from the get go, and didn’t falter until the last sentence." ~ Books For A Delicate Eternity"This was one fantastic read! A really fascinating story which I couldn't put down, so this is easily a 5 stars." ~ Tea Party PrincessDESCRIPTION:It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:When I set out to write the Freak House series, I wanted to put my own spin on the Gothic novels of the Victorian era. I've always loved their creepiness, the secrets, and the romance too, but I wanted to see the story from the perspective of the character that is often present but never the heroine - the girl kept in the attic.I hope you'll enjoy this trilogy as much as I enjoyed writing it.~CJ
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The Hunt

Don't Sweat. Don't Laugh. Don't draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can't run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn't hurt him and he doesn't have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It's the only way to stay alive in a world of night--a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.When he's chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene's carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He's thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible--and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever--but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
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The Axe

Winter is not coming - winter is here!In the near future, climate changes have led to short-term extreme weather conditions. Cities that have never been covered in snow now resemble Nordic countries. The situation is slowly getting out of control as the system collapses. Trees are disappearing, food is running out. Citizens are becoming desperate, axes invaluable.Winter is not coming - winter is here!In the near future, climate changes have led to short-term extreme weather conditions. Cities that have never been covered in snow now resemble Nordic countries. The situation is slowly getting out of control as the system collapses. Trees are disappearing, food is running out. Citizens are becoming desperate, axes invaluable.A short story.
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The Woman and the Ape

The heroine of this love story is Madelene Burden. Lonely and disillusioned despite her upper-crust London existence, she's a modern-day sleeping beauty drowsing gently in an alcoholic stupor. But the prince whose kiss brings her to life is not tall, dark, and handsome. He's a short, dark, 300-pound ape named Erasmus. The victim of a smuggling attempt gone awry, Erasmus is brought to Madelene's home; her husband, Adam, a distinguished behavioral scientist, believes the ape's sophisticated intelligence renders him more human than animal. If he is right, Erasmus would be a most lucrative addition to Adam's new zoo. But Madelene is determined to save Erasmus from a series of inhumane tests that would rob the ape of the very qualities that makes him so un-apelike. Pursuing this goal with all the energy she had previously reserved for her drinking, Madelene's compassion turns to passion and woman and beast escape and fall in love. But Erasmus has come to England with a purpose that eventually forces the couple to face the world they have sought to flee.Enthralling readers with the same taut prose, enigmatic characters, thrilling suspense, and satirical humor that drove Smilla to the top of bestseller lists across the country, Peter Hoeg offers a daring and imaginative fable that poses searching questions about the nature of romance, freedom and humanity. Above all, it is a love story as erotically charged and emotionally powerful as any you will ever read.
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