FearFear
Gabriel Chevallier
An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation1915: Jean Dartemont heads off to the Great War, an eager conscript. The only thing he fears is missing the action. Soon, however, the vaunted “war to end all wars” seems like a war that will never end: whether mired in the trenches or going over the top, Jean finds hi ...
Number of pages: 328 | Publication Date: 2014-05-20 | ISBN-13: 9781590177167

Novels in Three Lines (New York Review Books Classics)Novels in Three Lines (New York Review Books Classics)
Félix Fénéon
A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINALNovels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here t ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2007-08-21 | ISBN-13: 9781590172308

Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)
John Williams
William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession o ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2006-06-20 | ISBN-13: 9781590171998

The Glory of the EmpireThe Glory of the Empire
Jean D'Ormesson
The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, retur ...
Number of pages: 432 | Publication Date: 2016-05-03 | ISBN-13: 9781590179659

Grand Hotel (New York Review Books Classics)Grand Hotel (New York Review Books Classics)
Vicki Baum
A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today. Among the guests of the hotel is Doctor Otternschlag, a World War I veteran whose face has been sliced in half by a shell. Day after day he emerges to read th ...
Number of pages: 304 | Publication Date: 2016-06-07 | ISBN-13: 9781590179673

The Portrait of a LadyThe Portrait of a Lady
Henry James

Number of pages: 755 | Publication Date: 1975 | ISBN-13: 9780393092592

Chess Story (New York Review Books Classics)Chess Story (New York Review Books Classics)
Stefan Zweig
Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig's final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological.Travelers by ship from New ...
Number of pages: 104 | Publication Date: 2005-12-09 | ISBN-13: 9781590171691

Caught (New York Review Books Classics)Caught (New York Review Books Classics)
Henry Green
During the Blitz, Henry Green served on the London Auxiliary Fire Service, and this experience lies behind Caught, published when the bombing had only recently ended. Like Green, Richard Roe, the hero of this resolutely unheroic book, comes from the upper class. His wife remains at their country estate, far from the threatened city, while Roe serve ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2016-11-22 | ISBN-13: 9781681370125

Memoirs of an Anti-SemiteMemoirs of an Anti-Semite
Gregor Von Rezzori
The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In five psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his past, from adolescence to middle age, a period that coincides with the twentieth-centur ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 2007-12-04 | ISBN-13: 9781590172469

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