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A Haunted House And Other Short Stories (Virginia Woolf)
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A Haunted House is a 1944 collection of 18 short stories by Virginia Woolf.
The first six stories appeared in her only previous collection Monday or Tuesday in 1921:
- A Haunted House
- Monday or Tuesday
- An Unwritten Novel
- The String Quartet
- Kew Gardens
- The Mark on the Wall
The next six appeared in magazines between 1922 and 1941:
- The New Dress
- The Shooting Party
- Lappin and Lappinova
- Solid Objects
- The Lady in the Looking-Glass
- The Duchess and the Jeweller
The final six were unpublished, although only Moments of Being and The Searchlight were finally revised by Virginia Woolf herself:
- Moments of Being
- The Man who Loved his Kind
- The Searchlight
- The Legacy
- Together and Apart
- A Summing Up
Warning: Unlike most of the books in our store, this book is in English.
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1984 (George Orwell)
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Down and Out in Paris and London (George Orwell)
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Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
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Many Inventions (Rudyard Kipling)
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Jacob’s Room (Virginia Woolf)
Jacob's Room is the third novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on October 26, 1922. The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders and is presented almost entirely through the impressions other characters have of Jacob. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed with a void in place of the central character if, indeed, the novel can be said to have a ‘protagonist’ in conventional terms. Motifs of emptiness and absence haunt the novel and establish its elegiac feel. Jacob is described to us, but in such indirect terms that it would seem better to view him as an amalgam of the different perceptions of the characters and narrator. He does not exist as a concrete reality, but rather as a collection of memories and sensations. Warning: Unlike most of the books in our store, this book is in English. Uyarı: Agora Bilim Pazarı'ndaki diğer birçok kitabın aksine, bu kitap İngilizcedir.
Kim (Rudyard Kipling)
Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure’s Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell’s Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. Ltd in October 1901. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. The novel popularized the phrase and idea of the Great Game. It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third fought in 1919, probably in the period 1893 to 1898. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road. Warning: Unlike most of the books in our store, this book is in English. Uyarı: Agora Bilim Pazarı'ndaki diğer birçok kitabın aksine, bu kitap İngilizcedir.
Captains Courageous- A Story of the Grand Banks (Rudyard Kipling)
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