Modern Classics


The Devil In The Hills

The Devil In The Hills

The Devil in the Hills is the most personal of Pavese’s novels, an elegiac celebration of lost youth..

The Ice Palace

The Ice Palace

From the author of The Birds and The Boat in the Evening comes a novel of startling beauty, widely c..

The Lady And The Little Fox Fur

The Lady And The Little Fox Fur

The 1964 publication of Violette Leduc's extraordinary memoir La Bâtarde impressed and scandalized t..

The Miscreant

The Miscreant

Jacques Forrestier, the central character of Cocteau’s famous first novel from 1921, is a parasite a..

The Oblivion Seekers

The Oblivion Seekers

‘She was the first hippie. She travelled with no money living from day to day; she had no concept th..

The Parson

The Parson

‘Written with an imaginative intensity that takes it to the borders of hallucination. A man and a wo..

The Political Prisoner

The Political Prisoner

Two novellas amount to Cesare Pavese's most profound and poetic reflections on the concept of Freedo..

The Prodigy

The Prodigy

Translated from the German by W.J. Strachan The Prodigy is the story of Hans Giebenrath, the bril..

The Samurai

The Samurai

‘Genius . . . makes the imagination take wing.’ — Mail On Sunday In 1613, four low-ranking Japa..

The Sea And Poison

The Sea And Poison

On the first day of First Surgery’s project, three prisoners were scheduled for operations. The aims..

The Silent Prophet

The Silent Prophet

From the author of The Radetzky March The Silent Prophet is the result of Joseph Roth’s visit ..

Urien's Voyage

Urien's Voyage

From the Nobel Prize winning author of The Counterfitters and The Immoralist. Urien's Voyage is an ..

Volcano

Volcano

'What a mount of heartache it is. A volcano resembles human life. In youth it gives rein to passions..

Weights And Measures

Weights And Measures

Once upon a time in the District of Zlotogrod there lived an Inspector of Weights and Measures whose..

When I Whistle

When I Whistle

‘Like a Cezanne still-life or some of Picasso’s pen-and-ink drawings this approaches perfection thro..

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

‘Lots of fun to read, sprouts with a macabre imagination and is, no question, a classic.’ — Sunday T..

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