Ralph Ellison's impassioned first novel, winner of the prestigious American National Book Award, tells the story of an invisible man "simply because people refuse to see me". Yet his powerfully depicted adventures go far beyond the story of one man.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (p ...Show more
My ntonia is a novel published in 1918 by American writer Willa Cather, considered one of her best works. It is the final book of her "prairie trilogy" of novels, preceded by O Pioneers and The Song of the Lark. The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and the elder daug ...Show more
As he lay dying, George Orwell summoned his publisher Fred Warburg to his bedside. No longer capable of holding a pen, the writer dictated a message to the public about the world of his new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. 'Don?t let it happen,? he concluded. 'It depends on you.?In an age of inescapable sur ...Show more
When Joel Knox's mother dies, he is sent into the exotic unknown of the Deep South to live with a father he has never seen. But once he gets there, everyone is curiously evasive when Joel asks to see his father. Truman Capote's first novel, "Other Voices, Other Rooms" is a brilliant, searching study of ...Show more
No.1 Australian Bestseller.Author Published Internationally. Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passinig defines the rythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begin ...Show more
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and ...Show more
Saul Bellow's American masterpiece, "The Adventures of Augie March" includes an introduction by Christopher Hitchens in "Penguin Modern Classics". A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, i ...Show more
'Brilliant ... a panorama of a remarkable talent ... McCullers's finest stories' The New York Times Few writers have expressed loneliness, the need for human understanding and the search for love with such power and poetic sensibility as the American writer Carson McCullers, and The Ballad of the Sad Ca ...Show more