Articles in the Books Category
Introductory note by the character “John Ray, Jr., Ph.D.”
“Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male”, such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates. Humbert Humbert, their author, had died in legal captivity, of coronary thrombosis, on November 16, 1952, a few days before his trial was scheduled to start.
Its author’s bizarre cognomen is his own invention; and, of course, this mask — through which two hypnotic eyes seem to glow — had to remain unlifted in …Read the full story »
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad, 1967), by Gabriel García Márquez, is a novel that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia.
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And Then There Were None is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title Ten Little Niggers which was changed by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 to Ten Little Indians, as the former title, which originally derived from antiquated English terminology, from whence the nursery rhyme dates, was seen as racist by 20th century U.S. standards.Read the full story »
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, better known by its abbreviated title The Hobbit, is a fantasy novel and children’s book by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature.Read the full story »
The Little Prince (French: ”Le Petit Prince”), first published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of the French aristocrat writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944, Mort pour la France).Read the full story »
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature.Read the full story »
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (original title in Swedish: Luftslottet som sprängdes, in English: The castle of air that (was) exploded) is the third and final novel in the best-selling “Millennium series” by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. The novel is the sequel to The Girl Who Played with Fire. It was published posthumously in Swedishin 2007 and in English in the UK in October 2009.Read the full story »
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish: Flickan som lekte med elden) is the second novel in the best-selling “Millennium series” by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. It was published posthumously in Swedish in 2006 and in English in January 2009.
The book features many of the characters that appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, among them the title character, Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant computer hackerand social misfit, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist and publisher of Millennium magazine.Read the full story »
Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is a writer and biographer. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of TIME. He was appointed by President Obama to be the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which runs Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and the other international broadcasts of the U.S. government. He has also been known for writing several biographies including the biography of the diplomat Benjamin Franklin, the physicist Albert Einstein and his latest biography about late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.Read the full story »