Book List in Order:6 titles

  • A mysterious egg appears in the nest of Ma and Pa Robin. The chick that hatches from it is a totally strange bird. He calls himself a "chunkwing" and refuses to eat the worms his parents try to feed him. Yet to grow feathers and learn to fly he has t...


  • ""We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going," Peter Brooks writes in Enigmas of Identity. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a convincing a"...


  • Napoleon, twenty years dead, rises like a phoenix over the politics of France and the destinies of three lovers. Against the historical backdrop of the French expedition in 1840 to retrieve Napoleon's body from Saint Helena, two men and a woman fi...


  • Henry James's reputation as The Master is so familiar that it's hard to imagine he was ever someone on whom some things really were lost. This is the story of the year--1875 to 1876--when the young novelist moved to Paris, drawn by his literary idols...


  • A moving novel about a young eighteenth-century Frenchman who is forced by circumstance to examine the world beyond his nobility delves into such classic themes as European exploration and civilization versus savagery as it describes his journey to T...


  • A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life....