To the Lighthouse
By Virginia Woolf
The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.
By Franz Kafka
The terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, Kafka’s nightmare has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.
War and Peace
By Leo Tolstoy
From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife’s death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
لـ غازي عبد الرحمن القصيبي
رواية خلاصتها شلة من الشباب، وفدوا إلى القاهرة، مدينة الحرية والعروبة، من قطر عربي متزمت، بحثاً عن العلم، فانصرفوا إلى ممارسة الحرية في شقة صغيرة صارت جزءاً لا يتجزأ من الأمة العربية.
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales
By The Brothers Grimm
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children’s and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Cinderella” would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style.
By Agatha Christie
In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately.
A Dance with Dragons: After the Feast A Song of Ice and Fire 5
By George R.R. Martin
The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. Cersei Lannister awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the east city her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. Stannis Baratheon marches south from the Wall to besiege Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault…
The Valley of Fear Sherlock Holmes 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes is intrigued and disturbed when he receives an ominous coded message: a Mr Douglas of Birlstone House is in terrible danger. Before Holmes can act, shocking news arrives. Douglas has been founded dead – his face blown off by a shotgun. Scotland Yard is stumped. Was this suicide or murder? But Holmes is in no doubt. For he recognises the calling card of his nemesis. Professor James Moriarty.
لـ نجيب محفوظ
يحتوي الكتاب على ٧٨ حكاية مختلفة الشخصيات و الأزمنة لكنها محصورة في اطار الحارة ، و تمثل الحياة الطبيعية لعدد كبير من الحواري العربية من قصص و خلافات و تجمعات و مجالس أو فتن و موت و غيرها من أمور الحياة الطبيعية .. المثير هنا ان هذه القصص جاءت على لسان طفل صغير من أطفال الحارة ، الأمر الذي مكنه من الانخراط مع الرجال و النساء و الأطفال ليجمع كم هائل من الحكايا التي قد رأها في حياته هو أو سمعها من حوارات الرجال أو جمعات النساء .. هذه القصص القصيرة التي لا تتعدى الصفحة او الصفحتين تمتعك بقصص عن الحياة القديمة و قصص الجيرة و الأخوة بينهم على اختلاف الطبقات ، و هذا ما يفتقده العصر الحديث الآن.
Zorba the Greek
By Nikos Kazantzakis
Zorba the Greek, is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith.
Antony and Cleopatra
By William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra is based on Thomas North’s 1579 English translation of Plutarch’s Lives and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to Cleopatra’s suicide during the Final War of the Roman Republic.
By Daphne du Maurier
After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca, the first Mrs de Winter, still lingers within. The timid bride must overcome her husbands oppressive silences and the sullen hostility of the sinister housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, to confront the emotional horror of the past.
By Ian McEwan
Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy.
Notes from Underground
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In complete retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man’s essentially irrational nature.
Girl, Woman, Other
By Bernardine Evaristo
From one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of color, Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women. Girl, Woman, Other paints a vivid portrait of the state of post-Brexit Britain, as well as looking back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.
لـ يوسف زيدان
مجموعة قصصية تدور حول مجموعة مختلفة من العرب الذين يعيشون في بلاد عربية أخرى، فنجد من بينهم الشيخ الكويتي المقيم بالقاهرة؛ حيث يستدعى فيها ذكرياته، وهناك العلاقة التي جمعت الفتاة السورية بشاب مصري وما آلت إليه الأمور بينهم، وردود فعل الأسرة المصرية حيال زواج ابنهم من سيدة مغربية، وعلى هذا النحو تتوالى القصص لتكشف كم الاغتراب الذي يعيش فيه الإنسان العربي.
لـ نجيب محفوظ
الشحاذ، هي إحدى روايات نجيب محفوظ، نُشرت عام 1965. تكمن أهمية رواية الشحاذ في أنها تعدّ أنموذجا بليغا لهذه المرحلة من تجربة نجيب محفوظ الفنية. مع هذه الرواية اكتملت ملامح البطل الروائي الإشكالي في علاقته بالعالم والزمان والمكان مستدعيا تبعا لذلك نمطا مختلفا لسارد استبدل عينا بأخرى وموقعا بآخر وخطابا بآخر مخالف.
A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust A Song of Ice and Fire 5
By George R.R. Martin
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Jon Snow has been elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.
By Bram Stoker
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘master’. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries – led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing – Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.