100 Must-Read Classic Novels by Whitaker's

By Whitaker's

This ebook is a wealthy number of writing that has stimulated the 20th century and past. With 100 of the simplest titles absolutely reviewed and one more prompt, you’ll speedy set out on a trip of discovery. The e-book additionally helps you to browse by means of subject and comprises “a reader’s fast-guide to the classics,” earlier award-winners, and publication membership recommendations.

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When the bomb explodes prematurely and Stevie dies, Verloc’s long-suffering wife Winnie finally turns against him. Her hopes of escape with Comrade Ossipon, one of the habitués of her husband’s backroom meetings, are as doomed to disaster as Verloc’s inept plots. Taking the basic outline of his story from a real-life attempt to blow up the Royal Observatory in 1894, which ended in the death of the would-be bomber, Conrad creates a claustrophobic world of violence and paranoia that, despite the date of the book’s publication, still seems entirely modern.

Yet the power of Cervantes’s narrative lies in the gradual transformation of Don Quixote, during the course of the novel, from a bumbling buffoon into a noble idealist, lost amid the brutal practicalities of the real world. Misguided and deluded though he is, Quixote comes to represent all that is best and honourable in human nature. His defeats are the defeats of our better selves. When Cervantes published Don Quixote, chivalric romances to inspire the would-be knight belonged to the past; the 21 02 100 MR CLASSIC NOVELS 16/10/06 8:04 pm Page 22 100 MUST-READ CLASSIC NOVELS future belonged to the kind of narrative that Cervantes himself created.

This work ranges from The Plague, a novel set in a quarantined North African town, and The Fall, the record of one man’s disillusionment with the life he had been leading, to plays and philosophical essays such as The Rebel and The Myth of Sisyphus. His best known and most widely read book, however, is The Outsider, sometimes translated, more accurately, as The Stranger. Set in Algeria, the country in which Camus grew up, the novel focuses on the alienated figure of Meursault. At the beginning of the novel he has just received word of his mother’s death (‘Mother died today.

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