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EVERYMAN'S LATEST RELEASES

We're adding six brilliant new titles to Everyman's Library this Autumn: Waterland by Graham Swift, The Metamorphoses by Ovid (translated by Allen Mandelbaum), Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, published together in the rare Henry Frith translation, A. S. Byatt's Possession, and The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, perhaps the greatest of Italian novels. Lastly, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Aldous Huxley's death, we're publishing his dystopian masterpiece Brave New World, with a new introduction by John Sutherland.

Other recent highlights include Miklós Bánffy's forgotten epic The Transylvanian Trilogy, the English translation of the three novels published together in hardback for the first time, and Margery Clark's wonderful children's book The Poppy Seed Cakes, illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.

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    THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
    Rudolf Erich Raspe
    Illustrated by Gustave Dore

    The only available hardcover edition of the fantastical story of the semi-mythical folk hero Baron Munchausen, who has delighted generations of readers all over the world. With a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding, a silk ribbon marker, and gorgeous illustrations by Gustave Dore.
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    THREE NOVELS

    Jules Verne
    Translated by Henry Frith
    Introduced by Tim Farrant
     

    'The template of Verne's great novels [is] a fusing of myth and the real; a new, modern, awestruck apprehension of the man-made and the natural; a dream - yet sometmes nightmare - of the possibilities of mankind, technology and the sublime.' - FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY TIM FARRANT
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    THE TRANSYLVANIAN TRILOGY: VOLUMES II & III

    Miklós Bánffy
    Translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen

    'Bánffy vies with Tolstoy for sweep, Pasternak for romance and Turgenev for evocation of nature; his fiction is packed with irresistible social detaikl and crammed with superb characters; it is gloriously, addictively and compulsively readable.' - 'Books of the Year', SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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    THE METAMORPHOSES

    Ovid
    Translated by Allen Mandelbaum
    Introduced by J. C. McKeown
     

    'Mandelbaum's Ovid, like his Dante, is unlikely to be equalled for years to come.' - BLOOMSBURY REVIEW
    'An elegantly entertaining and enthralling narrative.' - FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY J. C. MCKEOWN
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    THE TRANSYLVANIAN TRILOGY: VOLUME I

    Miklós Bánffy
    Translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen
    Introduced by Hugh Thomas

    'As good as any fiction that I have ever read . . . Like Anna Karenina and War and Peace rolled into one.' - Charles Moore, DAILY TELEGRAPH
    'One of the most celebrated and ambitious classics of Hungarian literature.' - Jan Morris
     
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    POSSESSION

    A. S. Byatt
    Introduced by Philip Hensher

    'A combination of intellectial fireworks and magnetic readability.' - THE GUARDIAN
    'A masterpiece of wordplay and adventure.' - LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
    'Gorgeously written. . . Dazzling. . . A tour de force.' - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
     
     
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     THE BETROTHED

    Alessandro Manzoni
    Translated by Archibald Colquhoun
    Introduced by Jonathan Keates
     

    'This is not just a book; it offers consolation to the whole of humanity.' - GIUSEPPE VERDI
    'The mélange of tones, styles and methods within the book makes the experience of reading it one of the most reqarding - and simultaneously most challenging - in nineteenth-century fiction.' - FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY JONATHAN KEATES
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    BRAVE NEW WORLD

    Aldous Huxley
    Introduced by John Sutherland
     

    A brilliant tour de force . . . Full of barbed wit and malice-spiked frankness. . . Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling.' - OBSERVER
    'Ingenious wit, derisive logic and swiftness of expression . . . Huxley's resources of sardonic invention have never been more brilliantly displayed.' - THE TIMES
     
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EVERYMAN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

MOTHERHOOD: poems about mothers
Written by Various

 

Celebrating mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, grandmothers and grandchildren, Motherhood is an intimate tribute to the first love in every reader’s life. From tenth-century Japan to contemporary Ireland and Israel via colonial America, Victorian England and Soviet Russia, poets across the centuries and around the world have immortalized this elemental relationship. Over one hundred poems are collected here from authors as diverse as Sylvia Plath, Emily Brontë, Seamus Heaney, Langston Hughes, Chinua Achebe and Anna Akhmatova, all bearing witness to the miracle of motherhood and the richness of feelings it inspires.

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Various
MOTHERHOOD: poems about mothers

Selected by Carmela Ciuraru
ISBN: 978 1 84159 765 2
Price: £ 9.99