Black Beauty is an autobiography of high-bred horse. The novel begins with the time when the horse was a care-free colt, Loved and taken care by a gentle family. However, the circumstances change and the Black beauty is passed on from one owner to another. On his journey, he witnesses hardships and comfort, hatred and love, cruelty and kindness. But will the beautiful horse find a happy and lasting home? Or will he continue to suffer at the hands of fate? Through Black Beauty, Sewell has explored themes of love, friendship and animal cruelty. Even 140 years after its publication, the novel is revered by millions of readers.
The first novel of Sartre’s monumental Roads to Freedom series, The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom. As the shadows of the Second World War draw closer — even as his personal life is complicated by his mistress’s pregnancy — his search for a way to remain free becomes more and more intense.
Katherine Mansfield’s In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Mansfield’s skill in the genre.
Written shortly after Mansfield visited Germany as a young woman, these short stories form a series of satirical sketches of German characters. From a young wife’s preoccupation with her husband’s stomach, to a society lady’s inability to see beyond the latest fashion, Mansfield depicts everyday events and the minute changes of human behaviour in the most exquisite detail. In a German Pension reveals her as a true disciple of Chekhov. ISBN: 1843910411 Publisher: HESPERUS