Viking

  • Lolita

    Vladimir Nabokov

    Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster?! Or is he all of these?

  • Anglais Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

    Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and the consequences are devastating. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: 'Madame Bovary, c'est moi'.

  • Mrs dalloway

    Virginia Woolf

    On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel's lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works.

  • Limonov

    Emmanuel Carrère

    «Limonov n'est pas un personnage de fiction. Il existe. Je le connais. Il a été voyou en Ukraine ; idole de l'underground soviétique sous Brejnev ; clochard, puis valet de chambre d'un milliardaire à Manhattan ; écrivain branché à Paris ; soldat perdu dans les guerres des Balkans ; et maintenant, dans l'immense bordel de l'après-communisme en Russie, vieux chef charismatique d'un parti de jeunes desperados. Lui-même se voit comme un héros, on peut le considérer comme un salaud : je suspends pour ma part mon jugement.» Emmanuel Carrère.

  • Anglais Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

    In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.

  • Orlando

    Virginia Woolf

    A brand new series of five of Woolf's major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions Written for Virginia Woolf's intimate friend, the charismatic, bisexual writers Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock 'biography' of a chameleon-like historical figure who changes sex and identity at will. First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a young sixteenth-century nobleman, then gallops through the centuries to end up as a woman writer in Virginia Woolf's own time.


    A wry commentary on gender roles and modes of history, Orlando is also, in Woolf's own words, a light-hearted 'writer's holiday' which delights in its ambiguity and capriciousness.

  • Middlemarch

    George Eliot

    George Eliot's masterful classic, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for adult people'.

  • Aria

    Nazanine Hozar

    • Viking
    • 20 Mars 2020

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER''A sweeping saga about the Iranian revolution as it explodes . . . a Doctor Zhivago of Iran'' Margaret Atwoodbr>_____________________________________In Iran, 1953, a driver named Behrouz discovers an abandoned baby in an alleyway. When he adopts her, naming her Aria, he has no idea how profoundly this fiery, blue-eyed orphan will shape his future.As she grows, Aria is torn between the three women fated to mother her: the wife of Behrouz, who beats her; the wealthy widow Fereshteh, who offers her refuge but cannot offer her love, and the impoverished Mehri, whose secrets will shatter everything Aria thought she knew about her life.Meanwhile, the winds of change are stirring in Tehran. Rumours are spreading of a passionate religious exile in Paris called Khomeini, who seems to offer a new future for the country. In the midst of this tumult, Aria falls in love with an Armenian boy caught on the wrong side of the revolution. And before long she will be swept up in an uprising which will change the destiny of the land - and its people - forever.br>___________________________________''Sweeping, cinematic and oh-so-gripping'' Sunday Telegraph''Leaves you simultaneously heartbroken and full of hope'' Sunday Times''Nazanine Hozar''s immaculate first novel marks the arrival of a major new voice'' Observer''Spellbinding'' Mail on Sunday''A feminist odyssey'' John Irving>

  • Anglais Tortilla flat

    John Steinbeck

    Danny, a mule skinner during the First World War, returns to Tortilla Flat to enjoy the carefree and amoral life of the paisano

  • Anglais Funny girl

    Nick Hornby

    Funny Girl - the much-anticipated new novel by Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy Make them laugh, and they're yours forever . . .
    It's the swinging 60s and the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball.

    Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice.

    The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, feels he's destined for better things. And Sophie Straw, who's changed her name and abandoned her old life, must decide whether to keep going, or change the channel.

    Nick Hornby's new novel is about popular culture, youth and old age, fame, class and teamwork. It offers a wonderfully captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and creativity, and of a period when both were suddenly allowed to flourish. Fans of Hornby will love this book, as will readers of David Nicholls, Mark Haddon and William Boyd.

    Nick Hornby is the author of five bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down and Juliet, Naked), a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. A Long Way Down, About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch have all been made into major films. He also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated An Education, and is currently writing screenplays for Cheryl Strayed's Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, and Colm Toibin's Brooklyn.

  • Anglais Brooklyn

    Colm Tóibín

    In a small town in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s, Ellis Lacey is among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. So when she is offered a job in America, she leaves her family to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Pride and prejudice

    Jane Austen

  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

    This new edition of Emily Bronte's classic 1847 novel uses the authoritative Clarendon text. Patsy Stoneman's introduction considers the bewildering variety of critical interpretation to which the novel has been subject, as well as offering some provocative new insights for the modern reader.

  • Becoming

    Michelle Obama

    • Viking
    • 13 Novembre 2018

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.

  • OLIVE, AGAIN

    Elizabeth Strout

    • Viking
    • 31 Octobre 2019

    The long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning, No.1 New York Times bestselling Olive Kitteridge Olive, Again will pick up where Olive Kitteridge left off, following the next decade of Olive's life - through a second marriage, an evolving relationship with her son, and encounters with a cast of memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine. 'One of America's finest writers' Sunday Times 'A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships' Observer 'Strout really can write you into a world until you feel you are there with her, in that house, that life, that little Podunk of a place' The Times

  • La folie Baudelaire

    Roberto Calasso

    C'est « la vague Baudelaire » et ses effets dans l'art et la littérature que Roberto Calasso analyse et raconte ici avec l'érudition et le talent narratif qui sont les siens. S'appuyant sur un réseau enchevêtré de citations et de rapprochements, le grand écrivain italien nous propose de déambuler dans un Salon imprévisible où seraient exposées des images de toutes sortes, il nous fait circuler dans les méandres de ce système nerveux qui s'appelait Baudelaire, il nous introduit, enfin, dans un monde réel ou fantasmé peuplé par des personnages comme Ingres, Delacroix, Manet, Courbet, Sainte-Beuve, Flaubert, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Lautréamont, Degas, Valéry. La Folie Baudelaire se constitue autour d'un emblème qui remonte a Sainte-Beuve : « M. Baudelaire a trouvé moyen de se bâtir, à l'extrémité d'une langue de terre réputée inhabitable et par delà les confins du romantisme connu, un kiosque bizarre, fort orné, fort tourmenté, mais coquet et mystérieux, où on lit de l'Edgar Poe, où l'on récite des sonnets exquis, où l'on s'enivre avec le haschisch pour en raisonner après, où l'on prend de l'opium et mille drogues abominables dans des tasses d'une porcelaine achevée. Ce singulier kiosque, fait en marqueterie, d'une originalité concertée et composite, qui, depuis quelque temps, attire les regards à la pointe extrême du Kamtchatka romantique, j'appelle cela la Folie Baudelaire.
    L'auteur est content d'avoir fait quelque chose d'impossible, là où on ne croyait pas que personne pût aller ». L'enjeu de ce livre est de montrer, avec le maximum de précision possible, que cette Folie attrayante, désolée et dangereuse eut, après Baudelaire, bien d'autres visiteurs, puisque finalement ce lieu se révélera coïncider avec le territoire de la littérature absolue.

  • LITTLE WOMEN

    Louisa May Alcott

    Follows the four March sisters - pretty Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and vain Amy - as they grow and mature into four distinctive little women. Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, the setting for Little Women.

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