Nectar in a Sieve Signet

A woman in poverty struggles to find happiness in changing India.

Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer Bantam Classic

The saga of a young, inexperienced skipper forced to decide the fate of a fugitive sailor who killed a man in self-defense. Heart Of Darkness. As he faces his first moral test the skipper discovers a terrifying truth -- and comes face to face with the secret itself. In portraying men whose incredible journeys on land and at sea are also symbolic voyages into their own mysterious depths, these two masterful works give credence to Conrad's acclaim as a major psychological writer.

Kurtz who embarks on a harrowing "night journey" into the savage heart of Africa, only to find his dark and evil soul. The story of the civilized, enlightened Mr. Heart of darkness and the secret Sharer draw on actual events and people that Conrad met or heard about during his many far-flung travels. The secret Sharer.


The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Penguin Books. The heroic greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.

C. Towering over the rest of greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, his ironic edge, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.

This penguin classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.


Things Fall Apart

With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

Penguin Books. Anchor Books. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

. A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world. Barack obama nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThings Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy.

A true classic of world literature.

A Tale of Two Cities Bantam Classics

Penguin Books. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble of the death carts trundling toward the guillotine, is the heart-stirring tale of a heroic soul in an age gone mad. Anchor Books. With his sublime parting words, far better thing that I do, "It is a far, than I have ever done.

. Sidney carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. Bantam Classics. A masterful pageant of idealism, love, and adventure -- in a Paris bursting with revolutionary frenzy, and a London alive with anxious anticipation -- A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens's most energetic and exciting works.


Four Great Plays by Henrik Ibsen Bantam Classics

Ghosts—the startling portrayal of a family destroyed by disease and infidelity. An enemy of the people—Ibsen’s vigorous attack on public opinion. And a doll's house—the play that scandalized the victorian world with its unsparing views of love and marriage, featuring one of the most controversial heroines—and one of the most famous exists—in the literature of the stage.

Bantam Classics. Here, are four major plays by the first modern playwright, in a single volume, Henrick Ibsen. Penguin Books. The wild duck—A poignant drama of lost illusions. Anchor Books.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Penguin Books. Bantam Classics. A thousand Splendid Suns. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, or even the memory of love, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, a thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, an unlikely friendship, compelling story of an unforgiving time, and an indestructible love.

Anchor Books. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made the Kite Runner a beloved classic,  A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. After 103 weeks on the new york times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, riveting, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate.

Hamlet Folger Library Shakespeare

Anchor Books. Penguin Books. A thousand Splendid Suns. Simon Schuster. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. Hamlet: an updated edition from the folger Shakespeare LibraryHamlet is Shakespeare's most popular, and most puzzling, play. Bantam Classics. It follows the form of a "revenge tragedy, Hamlet, his uncle Claudius, " in which the hero, seeks vengeance against his father's murderer, now the king of Denmark.

Among them: what is the ghost--hamlet's father demanding justice, a tempting demon, includes: -freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -scene-by-scene plot summaries -a key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Michael Neill Enjoy this updated Folger edition of Hamlet in either the handy pocket-sized mass market paperback ISBN 978-0743477123, Gertrude, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, elegant trade paperback featuring finer paper and wider margins ISBN 978-1451669411, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder? The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, or Kindle edition ASIN B00IWTWDA6.


The Metamorphosis Bantam Classics

A thousand Splendid Suns. A harrowing—though  absurdly comic—meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, and isolation, guilt, The  Metamorphosis has taken its place as one  of the most widely read and influential works of  twentieth-century fiction. Simon Schuster. Anchor Books. Bantam Classics.

It is the story of a  young man who, becomes an object of disgrace to  his family, an outsider in his own home, transformed overnight into a giant  beetlelike insect, a  quintessentially alienated man. Auden wrote,   “kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man.

Penguin Books. When gregor samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. With this  startling, bizarre, Kafka begins his masterpiece, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, The  Metamorphosis. As W. H.

The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories The Schocken Kafka Library

Anchor Books. Bantam Classics. Simon Schuster. A thousand Splendid Suns. To max brod, his literary executor, he wrote: “Of all my writings the only books that can stand are these. Penguin Books. This collection brings together the stories that Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime. Schocken.

A Doll's House Dover Thrift Editions

One of the best-known, a doll's house richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, most frequently performed of modern plays, realistic prose drama. A thousand Splendid Suns. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity.

Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house" shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences. But daring social themes are only one aspect of Ibsen's power as a dramatist. Penguin Books. Anchor Books. Simon Schuster. Schocken.

A doll's house shows as well his gifts for creating realistic dialogue, above all, a suspenseful flow of events and, psychologically penetrating characterizations that make the struggles of his dramatic personages utterly convincing. Here is a deeply absorbing play as readable as it is eminently playable, reprinted from an authoritative translation.

Bantam Classics. Dover Publications.