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With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.
Written by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are the spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.
The fags run riot, the senior dayroom lacks moral fibre, and no one seems to care much about Sport. This wonderful school story, in the hands of the young Wodehouse, is a delightful and compelling read
This is the only edition in hardcover of his complete shorter fiction.
Twain is a superb yarn-spinner, and his inimitable wit, nimble plotting and unerring insight into human nature are on full display throughout this thoroughly entertaining volume.
The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's third published novel. The work was awarded the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. A film adaptation of the novel, made in 1993 and starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards.