Метка: Oscar Wilde
De Profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Writings
De Profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Writings

Описание: De Profundis is Wilde's eloquent and bitter reproach from prison to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He contrasts his behaviour with that of his close friend Robert Ross who became Wilde's literary executor. The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a deeply moving and characteristically generous poem on the horrors of prison life, which was published anonymously in 1898. This collection also includes the essay The Soul of Man under Socialism and two of his Platonic dialogues, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist. Читать далее →

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Описание: After Sherlock Holmes' apparently fatal encounter with the sinister Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, the great detective reappears, to the delight of the faithful Dr.Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House. The stories are illustrated by Sidney Paget, the finest of illustrators, from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive. This is the second of three volumes of The Complete Sherlock Holmes reproduced from original copies of The Strand Magazine. The three books present all the Holmes stories arranged chronologi... Читать далее →

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow

Описание: With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes. The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective s faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah. The Sign of ... Читать далее →

The Complete Father Brown Stories
The Complete Father Brown Stories

Описание: Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton's kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown stories, showing a quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable ... Читать далее →

The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear
The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear

Описание: The Hound of the Baskervilles is the classic detective chiller. It features the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case. The Baskerville family is haunted by a phantom beast "with blazing eyes and dripping jaws" which roams the mist-enshrouded moors around the isolated Baskerville Hall on Dartmoor. Now the hound seems to be stalking young Sir Henry, the new master of the Baskerville estate. Is this devilish spectre the manifestation of the family curse? Or is Sir Henry the victim of a vile and scheming murde... Читать далее →

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Описание: Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is not only a classic science fiction novel, it is also a thrilling adventure yarn. Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant Gonseil and Canadian harpooner Ned Land are held prisoners aboard the fantastic submarine, the Nautilus, by its enigmatic and charismatic commander, Captain Nemo: 'That terrible avenger, a perfect archangel of hatred.' And so begins a hazardous and eventful voyage which leads them from the lost city of Atlantis, to the South Pole, hunting in underwater forests and to an encount... Читать далее →

The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers

Описание: Introduction and Notes by Keith Wren, University of Kent at Canterbury A historical romance, The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth ce... Читать далее →

Kidnapped
Kidnapped

Описание: Set in Scotland in 1751, "Kidnapped" remains one of the most exciting adventure stories ever written. It tells of how young David Balfour, orphaned, and betrayed by his uncle Ebenezer who should have been his guardian, falls in with Alan Breck, the unscrupulous but heroic champion of the Jacobite Cause. Shipwreck, murder and escape through the Highlands are only a few of the ingredients of this wonderful book. Формат: 12,5 см x 19,5 см. Читать далее →

King Solomon's Mines & Allan Quatermain
King Solomon's Mines & Allan Quatermain

Описание: In King Solomon's Mines, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good persuade Allan Quatermain to help them find Sir Henry's brother George, who has gone missing in the unexplored African interior while searching for the legendary treasure trove of a lost kingdom. Quatermain agrees to lead the expedition, though he has little hope they will return alive. After suffering unimaginable hardships, they find the treasure hidden deep within a mountain, but while they are admiring the hoard the vast stone door closes. Their store of food and water rapidly ru... Читать далее →

Moonfleet
Moonfleet

Описание: A classic tale of mystery and high adventure in a Dorset smuggling village. Young John Trenchard lives with his aunt in the village of Moonfleet half a mile from the sea. His peaceful existence ends dramatically when he discovers a secret passage into the vault of the powerful Mohune family, who once had control of Moonfleet. Wild stories abound of blood-curdling cries and horrific deaths, for here lies the notorious Blackbeard who, it is said, haunts the churchyard in search of a fabled but ill-gotten diamond. Yet instead of glittering trea... Читать далее →