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  • Anglais Just Kids

    Patti Smith

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 1 Avril 2011

    Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

  • CIRCE

    Madeline Miller

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 1 Avril 2019

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.

    In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.

    So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.

    THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN , TELEGRAPH , SUNDAY TELEGRAPH , I PAPER , SUNDAY EXPRESS , IRISH TIMES , TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT , AMAZON, AUDIBLE, BUZZFEED, REFINERY 29, WASHINGTON POST , BOSTON GLOBE , SEATTLE TIMES , TIME MAGAZINE , NEWSWEEK , PEOPLE , ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY , KIRKUS , PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND GOODREADS

  • THERESE RAQUIN

    Emile Zola

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 1 Janvier 1998

    A gothic tale of murder and adultery, Therese Raquin was denounced as pornography on its publication in 1867. "Putrid literature" was how Louis Ulbach described the novel in a contemporary review. Zola defended himself against these attacks in his preface to the second edition, in which he outlined his aim to produce a new, "scientific" form of realism. The novel marks a crucial step in Zola''s development and is a major early work of Naturalism. In his introduction to Therese Raquin, Brian Nelson places the novel in its cultural, intellectual and artistic contexts, and compares Zola''s scientific aims with his actual practice in this work. The scientific status of Naturalist fiction remains problematic; in the final analysis it is influenced by literary models and conventions. Zola''s powerful mythopoeic imagination does much to counteract the mechanistic view of humanity the novel was intended to embody. The myth of the fall is, indeed, fundamental to Zola''s Naturalistic vision.>

  • Anglais Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 8 Août 2006

    Orphaned as a young girl, Jane Eyre is brought up by her cruel and uncaring aunt. It is a gloomy start, but when Jane becomes governess to the dark and shadowy Mr Rochester, her life will never quite be the same again. This title offers a tale of grim secrets, passionate love and the power of the human spirit.

  • M train

    Patti Smith

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 28 Mai 2016

    REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima.

    Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.

  • Anglais Harry potter and the philosopher's stone - book 1

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 19 Août 2014

    Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

    These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .

  • Anglais HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS - BOOK 2

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 19 Août 2014

    Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone . Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

    These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .

  • Anglais Frankenstein

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 8 Août 2006

    In his private laboratory, Dr Henry Frankenstein experiments with the scientific forces behind the creation and preservation of life. Finally, with the help of his assistant, Frankenstein assembles a living being from parts of unearthed corpses. But, the dire and terrifying consequences of giving it life are beyond his imagination.

  • Anglais Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban t.3

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 19 Août 2014

    When Harry and his friends go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped murderer on the loose and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. Lessons, however, must go on and the subjects include Care of Magical Creatures.

  • Anglais HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - BOOK 7

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 19 Août 2014

    As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is now broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.

    These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .

  • Anglais Harry Potter and the goblet of fire t.4

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 19 Août 2014

    Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and there are spells to be learnt and Divination lessons (sigh) to be attended. Harry is expecting these: however, other quite unexpected events are already on the march.

  • Anglais HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - BOOK 5

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 1 Septembre 2014

    Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time.

    These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .

  • Anglais HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE - BOOK 6

    J.K. Rowling

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 19 Août 2014

    When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.

    These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .

  • Anglais Middlesex

    Jeffrey Eugenides

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 3 Octobre 2011

    Quelle différence y a-t-il entre une jeune paysanne grecque fuyant Smyrne incendiée par les Turcs en 1922, et une lolita américaine qui découvre, à l'âge de quinze ans, qu'elle est aussi un garçon ? Deux générations.
    C'est en effet ce qui sépare Desdemona et Cal, la grand-mère et la petite-fille. C'est aussi la durée dans laquelle s'inscrit cette extraordinaire saga gréco-américaine. Mi-épopée (à la troisième personne), mi-roman d'apprentissage (à la première), ce livre est un hybride. Tout comme son héros/héroïne, qui connaît la joie - et la douleur - d'appartenir aux deux sexes, avant d'opter définitivement pour celui qui lui convient.
    Des collines d'Asie Mineure aux villas cossues de Grosse Pointe, du fracas des canonnières dans le Bosphore aux explosions des grenades lacrymogènes dans les rues de Detroit, du ragtime au rock'n'roll, un demi-siècle d'Histoire se déroule sous nos yeux. Pour aboutir à ce conte de fées moderne la transformation d'une teenager en un personnage mythologique. Dix ans après Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides est de retour avec ce livre qui transcende tous les genres : c'est une idylle, une comédie postmoderne, une histoire de la littérature, un récit érotique, une confession, une élégie.
    Bref, un roman irrésistible.

  • THE SONG OF ACHILLES

    Madeline Miller

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 21 Septembre 2017

    A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Song of Achilles , published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list The god touches his finger to the arrow's fletching. Then he breathes, a puff of air - as if to send dandelions flying, to push toy boats over water. And the arrow flies, straight and silent, in a curving, downward arc towards Achilles' back.

    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.

    But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is dispatched to distant Troy to fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

  • Canada

    Richard Ford

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 6 Juin 2013

    First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.

    It was more bad instincts and bad luck that lead to Dell Parsons' parents robbing a bank. They weren't reckless people, but in an instant, their actions alter fifteen-year-old Dell's sense of normal life forever. In the days that follow, he is saved before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across Montana, his life hurtles towards the unknown; a hotel in a deserted town, the violent and enigmatic Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself. But, as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose past lies on the other side of the border.

  • Anglais Wilderness

    Lance Weller

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 15 Octobre 2012

    Epic, heartbreaking and poetic, Wilderness is the story of the origins of a nation. It is a tale of a horrific war and the great evil it ended, of the kindness of strangers and the unbreakable bonds of memory and love.

  • Transatlantic

    Colum Mccann

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 24 Avril 2014

    In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. In 1845 Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet. And in 1998 Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of an elusive Irish peace. Stitching these stories intricately together, Colum McCann sets out to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

  • Anglais Maddaddam

    Margaret Atwood

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 29 Août 2013


  • Anglais Carol

    Patricia Highsmith

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 13 Juillet 2005

    This is a classic novel from the author of 'The Talented Mr Ripley'.

  • PARADISE

    Abdulrazak Gurnah

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 15 Novembre 2004

    Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the journey he is to make. It never occurs to him to ask why he is accompanying Uncle Aziz or why the trip has been organised so suddenly, and he does not think to ask when he will be returning. But the truth is that his ''uncle'' is a rich and powerful merchant and Yusuf has been pawned to him to pay his father''s debts. Paradise is a rich tapestry of myth, dreams and Biblical and Koranic tradition, the story of a young boy''s coming of age against the backdrop of an Africa increasingly corrupted by colonialism and violence.

  • GALATEA - A SHORT STORY

    Madeline Miller

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 3 Mars 2022

    From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of THE SONG OF ACHILLES and CIRCE , an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea.

    ''Mythology''s bold new voice'' i **A giftable hardback edition featuring a new foreword by Madeline Miller** In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece - the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen - the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation.

    In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...

    _________________________ Praise for CIRCE ''A thrilling tour de force of imagination'' Mail on Sunday ''A bold and subversive retelling'' New York Times ''A novel to be gobbled greedily in one sitting'' Observer ''A remarkable achievement'' Sunday Times

  • Anglais Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 8 Août 2006

    In a remote Hertfordshire community, the Bennet family has a sensitive enterprise. Mrs Bennet must find husbands for her five young daughters. So with the arrival of some eligible young men in the neighbourhood, naturally there is excitement. But misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal.

  • Anglais DESERTION

    Abdulrazak Gurnah

    • Bloomsbury uk
    • 21 Avril 2006

    The breakthrough book from the highly acclaimed author of By the Sea

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