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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The trip has been recreated many times since most recently in 2005 for the BBC. Quotes and references turn up regularly, ranging from references in Robert A. Heinlein's 1958 Have space suit will travel through to the 2006 film Pirates of the Caribbean.
Villette was Charlotte Bronte's last and most autobiographical novel. Loneliness, isolation, repression, emotional pain, unrequited love are strong elements and themes in the story. Lucy travels to work in a girl's boarding school. Despite a host of unfavourable circumstances Lucy is determined to be true to her independent spirit. In the end, Lucy wants the reader to imagine a happy ending. Will you?
Wuthering Heights tells the story of an all-consuming love between Heathcliff and Catherine but betrayal leads to hatred, bitterness and retribution that reverberates across generations. Will enduring love prevail or bitterness destroy them all? Classic literature at its enthralling best.
This story is excerpted from Kadrey's second novel Kamikaze L'Amour. The novel is described by Mac Tonnies' Cyberpunk/Postmodern Book Reviews as "mesmerizing...a surreal (and distinctly Ballardian) account of synesthesia and mutant desire set in the jungle-choked ruins of L.A."
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