The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

de Botton, Alain


Why do so many of us love or hate our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? Work makes us. Without it we are at a loss; in work we hope to have a measure of cont..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141027913 | 2009 | 329 Pág. | Rústica | inglés | LIBRO

Worst Case

Patterson, James


Children of New York s elite are being abducted and held hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money he only wants to test these privileged kids to see if they know the price others pay for their lu..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9781846054716 | 2010 | 373 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO


Palahniuk, Chuck


Palahniuk's rude sendup of name-dropping and the culture of celebrity worship revolves around the fate of Katherine Kenton, a much-married star of stage, screen, and television, living in obscurity an..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780224087162 | 2010 | 179 Pág. | inglés | LIBRO

Money: A Suicide Note

Amis, Martin


"As my cab pulled off FDR Drive, somewhere in the early Hundreds, a low-slung Tomahawk full of black guys came sharking out of lane and sloped in fast right across our bows. We banked, and hit a deep ..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780143116950 | 364 Pág. | inglés | LIBRO

Don't Tell Alfred

Mitford, Nancy


'I believe it would have been normal for me to have paid a visit to the outgoing ambassadress. However, the said ambassadress had set up such an uninhibited wail when she knew she was to leave, procla..

PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141044002 | 230 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Wollstonecraft, Mary


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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141018911 | 133 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

Silly Novels by Lady Novelists

Eliot, George


Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many popular books by lady novelists, George Eliot perfectly skewers the formulaic yet bestselling works that dominated her time, with their lovably ..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141192758 | 2010 | 128 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

Jane Eyre

Brontë, Charlotte


Jane Eyre is orphaned, bullied and humiliated as a child, but her spirit is never broken. After leaving her harsh boarding school, she finds work as a governess and finally discovers the love that she..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141805153 | inglés | CD-AUDIO

The Shadow Woman: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel

Edwardson, Ake


Swedish crime-novelist Edwardson writes thrillers that bristle with psychological intrigue. In this fifth entry in his series featuring Chief Inspector Erik Winter, the policeman investigates the murd..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780143117940 | 2010 | 340 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain, Mark


When Huckleberry Finn flees from his brutal father, he meets up with an old friend, the slave Jim, who is also running away. Together they travel by raft down the Mississippi, experiencing amazing adv..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141439648 | 2003 | 394 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO


Zweig, Stefan


a human being, an intellectual human being who constantly bends the entire force of his mind on the ridiculous task of forcing a wooden king into the corner of a wooden board, and does it without goin..

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PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141196305 | 2011 | 83 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

Everything is illuminated

Foer, Jonathan Safran


"Everything Is Illuminated" is Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of a search for truth. It is the inspiration for the Liev Schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood. A young man arrives in the Ukrai..

PENGUIN BOOKS | 9780141008257 | 288 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO


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