Fiction Literary Fiction Books

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde.

The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality.[4] In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

Tales of a Traveler: Hemlock: Volume 1

Broken hearts aren't always broken. Sometimes they're just bruised. Tired of thinking about her worthless ex-boyfriend and the humiliating way in which they parted, Martha Bigalow goes on a hike, hoping the dramatic hills of the English Lake District will help her to forget. But as she crosses an ancient set of stepping stones, she slips and falls into an angry river. Time Travel. Sideways. She wakes in cave, wearing nothing but her dodgy, mismatched underwear. Her only company is the man who saved her life: a tall, dark, and disturbingly attractive stranger named Vadim. Too bad he's a medieval re-enactor gone feral. Or so she assumes. Crazy dream or not, it soon becomes clear that when she fell into the river she left the twenty-first century far behind... and medieval Erde is nothing like home. Now, all that stands between her and almost certain death is the crazy man with the sword. And then he offers her his protection... with the role of his "wife." Vadim is a wanted man. An outlaw. The last thing he needs are any complications of the female kind, but then he happens upon a strangely attired woman lying beside the river... Martha is bold, outspoken, and altogether irreverent, and every instinct he has warns him to abandon her... only he cannot. Her allure is already much too strong. Against his better judgement, despite all the risks, Vadim offers to help Martha find her way home. Until then, Martha must adapt to medieval society, steer clear of the Evil Earl and his minions, and maybe-just maybe-learn how to trust her heart again.

Mansfield Park (French Edition)

Extrait : J'etais tellement etonnee de voir l'affaire d'Etat que c'etait ! Desirer un cheval et une charrette a la campagne semblait une chose extraordinaire ! Aussi, je demandais a ma femme de chambre de s'en occuper directement, et comme je ne pouvais sortir de mon vestiaire sans voir une ferme, ni marcher dans la plantation sans passer devant une autre, je pensais qu'il suffirait de les demander pour les avoir et je n'avais que l'embarras du choix. Vous devinez ma surprise, quand je decouvris que j'avais demande la chose la moins raisonnable, la plus impossible, et que j'avais offense tous les fermiers, tous les laboureurs par ma demande. Quant au secretaire du Dr. Grant, je croyais plus prudent de ne pas etre sur son chemin, et mon beau-frere lui-meme, qui en general est la bonte meme, me regardait d'un air sombre depuis qu'il avait appris ce que j'avais ose demander.

The Phantom of the Opera