Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens’s story of a powerful man whose callous neglect of his family triggers his professional and personal downfall, showcases the author’s gift for vivid characterization and unfailingly realistic description. As Jonathan Lethem contends in his Introduction, Dickens’s “genius . . . is at one with the genius of the form of the novel itself: Dickens willed into existence the most capacious, elastic and versatile kind of novel that could be, one big enough for his vast sentimental yearnings and for every impulse and fear and hesitation in him that countervailed those yearnings too. Never parsimonious and frequently contradictory, he always gives us everything he can, everything he’s planned to give, and then more.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the 1867 “Charles Dickens” edition.
ISBN: 9780812967432 Publisher: THE MODERN LIBRARY Subtitle: Author: CHARLES DICKENS
Rather than confront the hostility his new parishioners show him, the Reverend Ernest Lindley becomes ever more isolated along with his family. It seems inevitable that his daughters should enter suitable loveless marriages but the youngest is the one who will divide his already broken family. ISBN: 1843910837 Publisher: HESPERUS Subtitle: Author: D. H. LAWRENCE
Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of the masterpieces of modern European literature and the first German novel to adopt the technique of James Joyce. It tells the story of Franz Biberkopf, who, on being released from prison, is confronted with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of 1920s Germany. As Franz struggles to survive in this world, fate teases him with a little pleasure before cruelly turning on him. ISBN: 0826477895 Publisher: CONTINUUM INTERNATIONAL Subtitle: Author: ALFRED DOBLIN