Метка: Joseph Conrad
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale

Описание: Then the vision of an enormous town prsented itself, of a monstrous town...a cruel devourer of the world's light. There was room enough there to place any story, depth enough for any passion, variety enough there for any setting, darkness enough to bury five millions of lives.' Conrad's 'monstrous town' is London, and his story of espionage and counter-espionage, anarchists and embassies, is a detective story that becomes the story of Winnie Verloc's tenacity in maintaining her devotion to her peculiar and simple-minded brother, Stevie, as t... Читать далее →

The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent

Описание: `Then vision of an enormous town presented itself, of a monstrous town... a cruel devourer of the world's light. There was room enough there to place any story, depth enough for tiny passion, variety enough there for any setting, darkness enough to bury five millions of lives.` Conrad's 'monstrous town' is London, and his story of espionage and counter-espionage, anarchists and embassies, is a detective story that becomes the story of Winnie Verloc's tenacity in maintaining her devotion to her peculiar and simple-minded brother, Stevie, as t... Читать далее →

A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four
A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four

Описание: "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 cience 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 planes of Utah. "The Sign of the Four", the second Holmes novel, pres... Читать далее →

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Описание: The edition contains two collections of short stories - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" documents the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective of all time, while "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" brings us to what Doyle intended to be Holmes' last appearance, in "The Adventure of the Final Problem", as he plunges into the depths of the Reichenbach Falls with his archenemy. Professor Moriarty. This edition contains the original illustrations from Strand Magazine drawn by Sidney Paget. Читать далее →

The Best of Sherlock Holmes
The Best of Sherlock Holmes

Описание: "The Best of Sherlock Holmes" is a collection of twenty of the very best tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fifty-six short stories featuring the arch-sleuth. Basing his selection around the author's own twelve personal favourites, David Stuart Davies has added a further eight sparkling stories to Conan Doyle's 'Baker Street Dozen' creating a unique volume which distils the pure essence of the world's most famous detective. Within these pages the reader will encounter the greatest collection of villains and the weirdest and most puzzling my... Читать далее →

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

Описание: This volume completes the canon of the illustrated Sherlock Holmes stories, reprinted from The Strand Magazine. It contains the short story series Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear - a sinister novella which appeared in 1914-15 - His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes and the last 12 stories The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Читать далее →

Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories
Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories

Описание: In 1888 Henry James wrote "There was the customary novel by Mr. Le Fanu for the bedside; the ideal reading in a country house for the hours after midnight". Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories are tales selected from Le Fanu's stories which mostly appeared in The Dublin University Magazine and other periodicals, and their haunting, sinister qualities still have an enormous appeal for the modern reader. The great M.R.James, who collected and introduces the stories in this book, considered that Le Fanu "stands absolutely in the first rank as a... Читать далее →

An Arsene Lupin Omnibus
An Arsene Lupin Omnibus

Описание: Enter Arsene Lupin, Gentleman - Cambrioleur, the "Prince of Thieves", one of the most daring and dashing individuals who ever lifted a diamond necklace from under the noses of the authorities. Young and handsome, laughing his way through difficulties and danger, Lupin is also the master of disguise and languages. His sense of humour and conceit make life difficult for the police who attribute most of the major crimes in France to Lupin and his gang of ruffians and urchins. Maurice Leblanc's stories are lively and witty, occasionally taking o... Читать далее →

The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Описание: This book contains all the investigations and adventures of the world's most popular detective, Sherlock Holmes. From "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" to "His Last Bow", we follow the illustrious career of this quintessential British hero from his university days to his final case. His efforts to uncover the truth take him all over the world and into conflict with all manner of devious criminals and dangerous villains, but thankfully his legendary powers of deduction, and his faithful companion Dr. Watson, are more than up to the challenge. Читать далее →