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Title The Complete Stories
Author Franz Kafka
ISBN 9780805210552
Pages 486
Condition Very Good
Format Paperback


The Complete Stories brings together all of Kafka’s stories, from the classic tales such as “The Metamorphosis,” “In the Penal Colony,” and “A Hunger Artist” to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, released after Kafka’s death. With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka’s narrative work is included in this volume. Two Introductory parables: - Before the law - Imperial message Longer stories: - Description of a struggle - Wedding preparations in the country - Judgment - Metamorphosis - In the penal colony - Village schoolmaster (The giant mole) - Blumfeld, and elderly bachelor - Warden of the tomb - Country doctor - Hunter Gracchus - Hunter Gracchus: A fragment - Great Wall of China - News of the building of the wall: A fragment - Report to an academy - Report to an academy: Two fragments - Refusal - Hunger artist - Investigations of a dog - Little woman - The burrow - Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk Shorter Stories - Children on a country road - The trees - Clothes - Excursion into the mountains - Rejection - The street window - The tradesman - Absent-minded window-gazing - The way home - Passers-by - On the tram - Reflections for gentlemen-jockeys - The wish to be a red Indian - Unhappiness - Bachelor's ill luck - Unmasking a confidence trickster - The sudden walk - Resolutions - A dream - Up in the gallery - A fratricide - The next village - A visit to a mine - Jackals and Arabs - The bridge - The bucket rider - The new advocate - An old manuscript - The knock at the manor gate - Eleven sons - My neighbor - A crossbreed (A sport) - The cares of a family man - A common confusion - The truth about Sancho Panza - The silence of the sirens - Prometheus - The city coat of arms - Poseidon - Fellowship - At night - The problem of our laws - The conscription of troops - The test - The vulture - The helmsman - The top - A little fable - Home-coming - First sorrow - The departure - Advocates - The married couple - Give it up! - On parables.

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Title Sons & Lovers
Author D.H. Lawrence
ISBN 9788182529007
Pages 435
Condition Very Good
Format Hardback


"She was a brazen hussy." "She wasn't. And she was pretty, wasn't she?" "I didn't look ... And tell your girls, my son, that when they're running after you, they're not to come and ask your mother for you - tell them that - brazen baggage you meet at dancing classes" The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and sometimes violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul - determined they will not follow their father into working down the coal mines. But conflict is evitable when Paul seeks to escape his mother's suffocating grasp through relationships with women his own age. Set in Lawrence's native Nottinghamshire, Sons and Lovers is a highly autobiographical and compelling portrayal of childhood, adolescence and the clash of generations.

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Title The Bandini Quartet
Author John Fante
ISBN 9781841954974
Pages 749
Condition Good
Format Paperback


Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, the author's crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy.

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