Ever since it was first published in 1980 in Italian, and then in English translation in 1983, ‘The Name of the Rose’ propelled its author Umberto Eco to lasting literary fame. A thrilling and erudite mix of philosophical intrigue and murder mystery ‘The Name of the Rose’ has excited, stunned, puzzled, and educated its readers for several decades.
Discover The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco!
‘The Name of the Rose’ is set in a monastery in the late fourteenth century. Someone has been killing the monks...
First published in 1952, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway received immediate acclaim, winning the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and contributing to Hemingway winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman who tries to overcome a long run of bad luck by sailing his skiff far out into the Gulf Stream. He hooks a huge marlin with who battles him for three days before succumbing. On the long sail back to Cuba, though, he has to battle a steady stream of sharks for his prize, which he had...
The monumental work, Faust, by the celebrated German author Johann
Wolfgang Goethe, has been massively popular ever since it was first
published. Faust is a tale of a brilliant young scholar who makes a fatal
pact with the devil. It draws on themes that are of perennial fascination
to the human race, such as the desire for knowledge, and the fear that
our souls will be tormented in the afterlife.
Ponder Faust – Johann Wolfgang Goethe had a brilliant mind!
Johann Wolfgang Goethe was a writer whose work embraced so many
different kinds of...
Written during the first world war by an author who was rapidly losing his
sight, James Joyce’s Ulysses is a masterpiece of modernist fiction. Filled
with fantastically imaginative descriptions, erudite and beautiful
wordplay, and allusions to a plethora of other literary works, Ulysses is a
Enjoy the beauty of Joyce’s vocabulary!
Ulysses is filled with playful, sensuous, and imaginative descriptions.
Whether he is describing a young woman watching fireworks on the
beach or a particularly delicious...