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

The MasterThe Master
Colm Toibin
“Colm Tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of Henry James’s inner life” (The New York Times) captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love.Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America ...
Number of pages: 338 | Publication Date: 2005-05-03 | ISBN-13: 9780743250412

StonerStoner
John Williams
The critic Morris Dickstein has said that John Williams’s Stoner “is something much rarer than a great novel – it is a perfect novel,” and in the last decade this austere and deeply moving tale of a Midwestern college professor has been embraced by readers all over the world. Here, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2015-11-03 | ISBN-13: 9781590179284

The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics)The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics)
Tove Jansson
In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. ...
Number of pages: 184 | Publication Date: 2008-05-20 | ISBN-13: 9781590172681

ReviewsReviews
Oscar Wilde
INTRODUCTION The editor of writings by any author not long deceased is censured sooner or later for his errors of omission or commission.  I have decided to err on the side of commission and to include in the uniform edition of Wilde’s works everything that could be identified as genuine.  Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much ...
Number of pages: 554 | Publication Date: 2017-01-16 | ISBN-13: 9781542588447

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

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

Like Death (New York Review Books Classics)Like Death (New York Review Books Classics)
Guy De Maupassant
A devastating novel about the treachery of love by Maupassant, now in a new translation by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator Richard HowardOlivier Bertin is at the height of his career as a painter. After making his name as a young man with his Cleopatra, he has gone on to establish himself as “the chosen paint ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2017-02-21 | ISBN-13: 9781681370323

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