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alma spring 2016
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Y E A R S O F
INDEPENDENT
PUBLISHING
ALMA SPRING 2016
A PUBLISHER WITH A SOUL
Dear Reader,
We are inaugurating a new decade of publishing at Alma with a fantastic array of
contemporary and classic titles, which we hope will be as successful and stimulating as
the ones we have published over the past ten years.
On the new-fiction front, we are delighted to publish Wabi-Sabi, the follow-up to
Francesc Miralles’s heart-warming debut, Love in Small Letters, as well as the massmarket editions of Stuart Prebble’s compelling psychological thriller, The Insect Farm,
James Wilson’s poignant story of friendship and betrayal, The Summer of Broken
Stories, Alessandro Gallenzi’s Bruno tour de force, The Tower, and the prize-winning
Catalan novel by Care Santos, Desire for Chocolate.
In non-fiction, Tim Parks’s acclaimed collection of essays on Italian literature, now
in paperback, will be accompanied by the first-ever translation into English of a large
selection of René Magritte’s writing, mostly centred on the history and theory of art.
Our classics list, which continues to grow in depth and scope, will see the publication
of no less than seven brand-new translations, showing our commitment to expanding
the canon of European literature available to English readers. Among the many titles
we’ll be publishing in the spring, Anthony Mortimer’s verse translation of Baudelaire’s
Flowers of Evil and J.G. Nichols’s version of Leopardi’s Moral Fables certainly stand
out, but new books by Bulgakov, Joyce, Zola, Saint-Exupéry, Szerb and Zweig, and a
whole new bunch of beautifully produced and affordable Evergreens, will give every
reader something to discover or be surprised by.
Look out, too, for our subscription offer at the end of this catalogue and on our website,
a new way for us to show you our appreciation for your continued support, and for you
to give yourself or your loved ones a most precious and thought-provoking gift.
With best wishes,
Elisabetta Minervini
Publisher – Alma Books
ALMA BOOKS • CONTEMPORARY FICTION
WABI-SABI
Francesc Miralles
TRANSLATED BY JULIE WARK
CONTEMPORARY NON-FICTION• ALMA BOOKS
SELECTED WRITINGS
René Magritte
TRANSLATED BY JO LEVY
ED. BY K. ROONEY AND E. PLATTNER
Living apart from his girlfriend Gabriela,
from whom he seems to have grown gradually
distant, university lecturer Samuel is shaken
from his humdrum existence when he receives
an anonymous postcard from Japan depicting
a porcelain figurine of a cat and the words
“wabi-sabi”, followed by the unexpected visit
at work of a girl trying to identify the language
of a strange, haunting song.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Barcelona, Francesc Miralles
has written many best-selling books
and received several prestigious literary
awards. As well as fiction, he has
published extensively in the self-help,
coaching and inspirational field. Love
in Small Letters is his most famous and
acclaimed book to date.
This sets Samuel on a quest that will take
him to the Land of the Rising Sun, not
only to discover the meaning of the cryptic
message, which may hold the key to some
of his unanswered questions, but also to
find enlightment, a new equilibrium and a
reappreciation of the small joys of life. Written
with Miralles’s trademark quirkiness, wit and
lightness of touch, Wabi-Sabi will delight the
many fans of his internationally best-selling
novel Love in Small Letters.
Also by Francesc Miralles:
Details
Fiction
Paperback
300 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781846883989
Available for the first time in an English translation, this selection gives non-Francophone
readers the chance to encounter the many
incarnations of renowned Belgian painter
René Magritte – the artist, the man, the aspiring noirist, the fire-breathing theorist – in his
own words. Through whimsical personal letters, biting apologia, appreciations of fellow
artists, pugnacious interviews, farcical film
scripts, prose poems, manifestos and much
more, a new Magritte emerges: part Surrealist,
part literalist, part celebrity, part rascal.
While this book is bound to appeal to admirers of Magritte’s art and those who are curious about his personal life, there is also much
to delight all readers interested in the history
and theory of art, philosophy and politics, as
well as lovers of creativity and the inner workings of a probing, inquisitive mind unrestricted by genre, medium or fashion.
Details
Alma Non-Fiction
Hardback
384 pp • £20
ISBN: 9781846883774
eBook • £7.99
ISBN 9781846884078
Rights: World English
Love in Small Letters
PB • £7.99 •
9781846883354
June 2016
Rights: World English
June 2016
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
René Magritte (1898–1967) was an
internationally renowned Belgian
painter who also wrote prolifically on
art and other subjects. His work came
under the umbrella term ‘Surrealism’;
more specifically, he set out to
challenge our perceptions of reality.
ALMA BOOKS • CONTEMPORARY FICTION
INSECT FARM
Stuart Prebble
Brothers Jonathan and Roger Maguire each
have an obsession. For Jonathan, it is his
beautiful and talented girlfriend Harriet.
For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has
constructed in a shed in their parents’ garden,
populated by millions of tiny insects.
But Roger lives in an impenetrable world of
his own and, after the mysterious death of
their parents, Jonathan is forced to give up his
studies to take care of him. This obligation
forces Jonathan to live apart from Harriet –
further fuelling his already jealous nature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Apart from being one of the leading
broadcasters and producers of his
generation, Stuart Prebble is an
acclaimed writer of fiction and nonfiction. Among his publications are two
novels, five comedy books based on
the Grumpy Old Men TV series which
he produced and a book about the
Falklands War, Secrets of the Conqueror.
Their lives are abruptly shattered by a sudden
and violent death, and Jonathan is drawn
into a cat-and-mouse game with the police.
Does Roger know more than he is letting
on? A cleverly plotted mystery with a shock
ending, The Insect Farm – Stuart Prebble’s
long-awaited new novel – will linger in the
mind of its readers.
Details
CONTEMPORARY FICTION • ALMA BOOKS
THE TOWER
Alessandro Gallenzi
As an ambitious digitization project gathers
pace in a vast building outside Amman, some
unpublished writings by Giordano Bruno –
flawed genius of the late Renaissance, renegade
philosopher, occultist with a prodigious
memory – disappear together with the Jesuit
priest sent by the Vatican to study them.
When the priest is found dead and a series of
mysterious threats ensues, it becomes clear that
the stakes are high for all the parties openly or
covertly involved. What dangerous ideas were
contained in the stolen manuscripts? What
was the ultimate secret that Bruno tried to
hide from the Holy Inquisition, even as he was
persecuted, imprisoned and tortured in Rome?
In this riveting, meticulously researched new
novel, Alessandro Gallenzi draws on his
experience as a publisher in the digital era
and casts a light on the darker side of our
modern technological world, while revealing
how a well-kept secret can change the course
of history for ever.
Details
Fiction
Paperback
320 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781846883897
Fiction
Paperback
320 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781846883767
eBook • £7.99
ISBN 9781846883613
eBook • £7.99
ISBN 9781846883439
Rights: UK and Commonwealth
(excl. Canada)
January 2015
Rights: World
May 2016
Also by Alessandro Gallenzi:
Bestseller
PB • £7.99 •
9781846881282
eBook 9781846881404
InterRail
PB • £7.99 •
9781846882449
eBook 9781846882319
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alessandro Gallenzi is the founder of
Hesperus Press, Alma Books and Alma
Classics, and the successor of John Calder at the helm of Calder Publications.
As well as being a literary publisher
with fifteen years of experience, he is
a translator, a poet, a playwright and
a novelist. He wrote Bestseller in 2010
and InterRail in 2012.
ALMA BOOKS • CONTEMPORARY FICTION
CONTEMPORARY FICTION • ALMA BOOKS
THE SUMMER OF
BROKEN STORIES
James Wilson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Cambridge and educated at
Oxford, James Wilson now lives in
London and Normandy. He is the
author of four acclaimed novels – The
Dark Clue, The Bastard Boy, The
Woman in the Picture and Consolation
– as well as a work of narrative nonfiction, The Earth Shall Weep: A
History of Native America.
DESIRE FOR
CHOCOLATE
Care Santos
TRANSLATED BY JULIE WARK
England, 1950s. While out playing in the
woods, ten-year-old Mark meets a man living
in an old railway carriage. Despite his wild appearance, the stranger, who introduces himself
as Aubrey Hillyard, is captivating – an irreverent outsider who is shunned by Mark’s fellow
villagers, and a writer to boot. Aubrey encourages Mark to tell stories about his own makebelieve world, and in return he informs the boy
about a novel he is writing – a work of ominous science fiction.
Three women, three centuries and the same
porcelain chocolate pot: Sara, the scion of
a dynasty of chocolatiers from Barcelona,
who prides herself on maintaining the
family tradition; Aurora, the daughter of a
nineteenth-century maidservant, for whom
chocolate is a forbidden luxury; Mariana,
the wife of a famous seventeenth-century
chocolate manufacturer, an official purveyor
to the French court and the inventor of a
revolutionary chocolate mill.
As the meddling villagers plot to drive Aubrey
out, Mark finds himself caught between two
worlds – yet convinced that he must help Aubrey prevail at any cost. Dealing with powerful
themes of friendship, rebellion and betrayal,
The Summer of Broken Stories is James Wilson’s long-awaited new novel.
In Desire for Chocolate, Care Santos takes
us on a spellbinding journey, masterfully
juxtaposing the destinies of her protagonists,
chronicling the history of our favourite
confection and exploring Europe’s changing
social norms. Luscious and addictive, this
novel will delight the reader’s senses from
start to finish.
‘Wilson has a gifted, original voice’
The Daily Telegraph
Details
Fiction
Paperback
340 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781846883941
eBook • £7.99
ISBN 9781846883934
eBook • £7.99
ISBN 9781846883699
March 2016
Care Santos studied Law before devoting
herself to writing full-time. She is the
multi-award-winning author of several
books for children and novels, the last
one of which is Desire for Chocolate,
winner of the prestigious Ramón
Llull Prize in 2014. Her work has been
translated into over fifteen languages.
Details
Fiction
Paperback
288 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781846883934
Rights: World English
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rights: World English
April 2016
Absolutely addictive...
Three women united across
the centuries by the same
passion for chocolate
ALMA BOOKS • CONTEMPORARY NON-FICTION
A LITERARY TOUR
OF ITALY
ALMA CLASSICS
Tim Parks
An acclaimed author of novels and short
stories, Tim Parks – who was described in a
recent review as “one of the best living writers
of English” – has delighted audiences around
the world with his finely observed writings on
all aspects of Italian life and customs. This
volume contains a selection of his best essays
on the literature of his adopted country.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Parks is the author of fourteen
novels, including Europa (shortlisted for
the Booker prize), all of them translated
into many languages. As well as being a
novelist and the author of several works
of non-fiction, Tim is the acclaimed
translator of many Italian writers.
He’s a regular contributor to the New
York Review of Books and the London
Review of Books.
From Boccaccio and Machiavelli through to
Moravia and Tabucchi, from the Stil Novo to
Divisionism, across centuries of history and
intellectual movements, these essays will give
English readers, and lovers of the Bel Paese and
its culture, the lay of the literary land of Italy.
‘Erudite and well-written’
Financial Times
‘Immensely learned, elegantly
written’
The Spectator
Details
Non-Fiction
Paperback
288 pp • £9.99
ISBN: 9781846883910
eBook • £9.99
ISBN 9781846883682
Rights: World
May 2016
ALMA CLASSICS • FICTION
POETRY • ALMA CLASSICS
A DOG’S HEART
Mikhail Bulgakov
TRANSLATED BY
ANTONINA W. BOUIS
A parodic reworking of the Frankenstein myth and a
vicious satire of the Communist revolution and the
concept of the New Soviet man, A Dog’s Heart was
banned by the censors in 1925 and circulated only in
samizdat form. Nowadays this hugely entertaining
tale has become very popular in Russia, and has
inspired many adaptations across the world.
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
176 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781847495686
DIABOLIAD
AND OTHER STORIES
Mikhail Bulgakov
TRANSLATED BY HUGH APLIN
This early satirical story, reminiscent of Gogol and
Dostoevsky, was first published in 1924 and incurred
the wrath of pro-Soviet critics. Along with the three
other stories in this volume, which also explore the
themes of the absurd and bizarre, it provides a
fascinating glimpse into the artistic development of
the author of The Master and Margarita.
Details
January 2016
THE FLOWERS OF EVIL
Charles Baudelaire
NEW VERSE TRANSLATION
BY ANTHONY MORTIMER
Judicially condemned in 1857 as offensive
to public morality, The Flowers of Evil is
now regarded as the most influential volume
of poetry published in the nineteenth
century. Torn between intense sensuality
and profound spiritual yearning, racked by
debt and disease, Baudelaire transformed
his own experience of Parisian life into a
work of universal significance. With his
unflinching examination of the dark aspects
and unconventional manifestations of
sexuality, his pioneering portrayal of life in a
great metropolis and his daring combination
of the lyrical and the prosaic, Baudelaire
inaugurated a new epoch in poetry and
created a founding text of Modernism.
Anthony Mortimer, already praised for his
virtuoso translations of Petrarch, Dante and
Villon, has produced a new version that not
only respects the sense and the form of the
original French, but also makes powerful
English poetry in its own right.
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
288 pp • £9.99
ISBN: 9781847495747
Alma Classics
Paperback
164 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781847494726
January 2016
Dual
language
edition
February 2016
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Baudelaire (1821–67) is
most famous for his groundbreaking
collection of verse, The Flowers of Evil,
but his essays, translations and prose
poems have been equally influential.
ALMA CLASSICS • POETRY
FICTION • ALMA CLASSICS
CHAMBER MUSIC
AND OTHER POEMS
James Joyce
FOREWORD BY JOHN CALDER
Universally known for his groundbreaking
prose – especially the monumental novel
Ulysses – and its depictions of Dublin at the
turn of the twentieth century, James Joyce
started off as a writer of lyrical poetry, a genre
which he never abandoned in his lifetime and
which informs and enriches the rest of his
literary production.
This volume, which includes Joyce’s first
published book, Chamber Music, as well as
his later collection Pomes Penyeach and several
other uncollected poems, reveals a lesser-known
facet of the great modernist’s artistic career
and a glimpse into his poetical sensibility.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Dublin, James Joyce (1882–
1941) spent most of his life abroad.
His writings, however, mainly centre
on Dublin – most famously Ulysses,
Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist
as a Young Man. He pioneered and
perfected avant-garde prose techniques
that saw him rise to the rank of one of
Europe’s foremost Modernists.
Also by James Joyce:
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
224 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781847495853
Ulysses
PB • £9.99 •
9781847493996
A Portrait of the Artist
as a Young Man • PB •
£6.99 • 9781847493866
April 2016
MORAL FABLES
New
translation
Giacomo Leopardi
TRANSLATED BY J.G. NICHOLS
Alongside his monumental Notebooks and
the poems collected in Canti, which make
him one of Italy’s greatest and best-loved
poets, Giacomo Leopardi penned a number
of fictional pieces, mostly in the form of
gently humorous dialogues, in which he dealt
with philosophical ideas and many of the
metaphysical questions that preoccupied his
restless spirit.
First published in 1827 and here presented in
a new translation by J.G. Nichols along with
Thoughts, Leopardi’s own selected pearls
of wisdom and gems of social observation,
this volume will enchant both those who are
familiar with and those who are new to the
works of Italy’s last great polymath.
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
288 pp • £8.99
ISBN: 9781847495808
May 2015
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Recanati in the Marche region,
Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) became
one of Italy’s most important poets and
thinkers. He was notable in his writings
for his avid thirst for knowledge and his
stylistic meticulousness.
ALMA CLASSICS • FICTION
FICTION • ALMA CLASSICS
New
translation
MONEY
A NEST OF THE GENTRY
Émile Zola
Ivan Turgenev
TRANSLATED BY
ANDRÉ NAFFIS-SAHELY
Now bankrupt after some failed gambles,
Aristide Saccard, the former kingpin of the Paris
Stock Exchange, desperately wants to get back to
the top of the financial pile. When his powerful
brother, the government minister Eugène Rougon,
refuses to help him, he forms a partnership with
the engineer Hamelin and founds the Banque
Universelle, which speculates on public works
in the Middle East. But as his greed and desire
to outplay his rivals gets the better of him, the
dashing and ruthless Saccard perilously begins to
inflate the value of his enterprise using rumour,
intrigue, financial manipulation and all the other
tricks in the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Émile Zola (1840–1902) is the foremost
representative of the Naturalist school,
and is best remembered for Thérèse
Raquin and his twenty-novel cycle The
Rougon-Macquarts.
Inspired by real events and meticulously
researched by Zola, Money is, in the wake of
recent financial scandals, an all-too-topical
exploration of the dynamics of greed, the
excesses of capitalism and its dangerous
relationship with politics and the press.
Also by Émile Zola:
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
416 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781847495792
The Dream
PB • £8.99 •
9781847493118
The Ladies’ Paradise
PB • £6.99 •
9781847493132
May 2016
New
translation
TRANSLATED BY
MICHAEL PURSGLOVE
Coming back to the “nest” of his family home
in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours
away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn
his back on the vacuous salons of Paris and his
frivolous and unfaithful wife Varvara Pavlovna.
On his return he meets Liza, the daughter
of one of his cousins, whom he had known
when they were children and who rekindles in
him long-smothered feelings of love. News of
Varvara’s death arrive from France, offering
Lavretsky the prospect of a new life, but a cruel
twist threatens to shatter his dreams and forces
him to re-evaluate his plans.
Hailed as a masterpiece of Russian literature,
A Nest of the Gentry – Turgenev’s most
successful and widely read novel, here
presented in a new translation by Michael
Pursglove – deals with the personal struggles
of the individual in a period of turbulent
social change.
Details
Also by Ivan Turgenev:
Alma Classics
Paperback
224 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781847495907
June 2016
Smoke
PB • £8.99 •
9781847493163
Virgin Soil
PB • £8.99 •
9781847493750
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ivan Turgenev (1818–83) was a
novelist, poet and dramatist, and now
ranks as one of the towering figures
of Russian literature. His masterpiece,
Fathers and Children, is considered
one of the greatest novels of the
nineteenth century.
ALMA CLASSICS • FICTION
EVERGREENS • ALMA CLASSICS
NIGHT FLIGHT
New
translation
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
TRANSLATED BY DAVID CARTER
Under the pressure of his boss, the intransigent
Rivière, the airmail pilot Fabien attempts
a perilous flight during a heavy night-time
thunderstorm in Argentina. As conditions
get worse and the radio communication with
Fabien becomes increasingly difficult, Rivière
begins to question his uncompromising
methods, and his distress turns to guilt when
the pilot’s wife comes to find him in search
of answers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–44)
was a French writer and aviator, who
disappeared on a reconnaissance
mission during the Second World War.
The author of several novels about
flying, he is best remembered today for
the children’s book The Little Prince.
Based on Saint-Exupéry’s own experiences as
a commercial pilot, Night Flight is a haunting
and lyrical examination of duty, destiny and
the individual, as well as an authentic and
tragic portrayal of the intrepid early days of
human air travel.
Also by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
160 pp • £7.99
ISBN: 9781847495891
The Little Prince
PB • £6.99 •
9781847494238
June 2016
THE GAME OF CHESS
New
translation
AND OTHER STORIES
Stefan Zweig
TRANSLATED BY JAMES BOWMAN
When it is discovered that the reigning world
chess champion, Mirko Czentovic, is on board
a cruiser heading for Buenos Aires, a fellow
passenger challenges him to a game. Czentovic
easily defeats him, but during the rematch a
mysterious Austrian, Dr B., intervenes and,
to the surprise of everyone, helps the underdog obtain a draw. When, the next day, Dr B.
confides in a compatriot travelling on the same
ship and decides to reveal the harrowing secret behind his formidable chess knowledge, a
chilling tale of imprisonment and psychological torment unfolds.
Stefan Zweig’s last and most famous story,
‘The Game of Chess’ was written in exile in
Brazil and explores its author’s anxieties about
the situation in Europe following the rise of
the Nazi regime. The tale is presented here in
a brand-new translation, along with three of
the master storyteller’s most acclaimed novellas: ‘Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman’, ‘The Invisible Collection’ and ‘Incident on
Lake Geneva’.
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
300 pp • £4.99
ISBN: 9781847495815
February 2016
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
One of the most prominent European
writers of the 1920s and 1930s, Stefan
Zweig (1881–1942) left his native Austria
in 1934 following the rise of Nazism,
committing suicide in exile in Brazil.
ALMA CLASSICS • EVERGREENS
New
translation
EVERGREENS • ALMA CLASSICS
JOURNEY BY
MOONLIGHT
Antal Szerb
TRANSLATED BY PETER V. CZIPOTT
Travelling to Italy on their honeymoon, Erszi
and Mihály are ready to take in all the beauties
and pleasures of the country. But when they
reach Venice, it is clear that Mihály prefers to
roam around the back alleys and the canals on
his own, and as they continue their journey
through the Bel Paese there is a growing
sense of unrest between them, until Mihály
misses the train to Rome they were due to
take together. Wandering alone from city to
city, with his marriage rapidly falling apart,
Mihály must confront the ghosts of his past
and try to find a sense of purpose.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Antal Szerb (1901–45) was a Hungarian
novelist, scholar, literary historian and
translator whose works were greeted
with widespread appreciation but
who faced ever-increasing persecution
because of his Jewish background. He
tragically died in a concentration camp,
beaten to death by camp guards, at the
age of forty-three.
Originally written in 1937, and here presented
in a brilliant new translation by Peter V.
Czipott, Antal Szerb’s gently humorous and
psychologically subtle exploration into the
workings of a budding bourgeois marriage has
been hailed as one of the great rediscovered
classics of the twentieth century.
Details
Alma Classics
Paperback
288 pp • £4.99
ISBN: 9781847495822
March 2016
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
HENRY JAMES
A HERO OF OUR TIME
MIKHAIL LERMONTOV
TRANSLATED BY MARTIN PARKER AND NEIL CORNWELL
Isabel Archer, a young, independently minded young
woman, rejects the marriage proposals of two suitors
in her determination to stay in control of her destiny.
Considered by many to be Henry James’s finest novel, The
Portrait of a Lady is a subtle examination of Victorian
society and power relations.
On his travels, the narrator of A Hero of Our Time chances
upon a veteran soldier and storyteller who relates to him the
dubious exploits of his former comrade. Causing an uproar
in Russia when it was first published in 1840, Lermontov’s
brilliant study of contemporary society remains compelling
to this day.
Paperback • 400 pp • £4.99
ISBN: 9781847495754 • March 2016
Paperback • 236 pp • £4.99
ISBN: 9781847495761 • February 2016
THE WOMAN IN WHITE
PERSUASION
WILKIE COLLINS
JANE AUSTEN
In love with a beautiful heiress, the impoverished art teacher
Walter Hartright finds his romantic desires thwarted by her
previous engagement to Sir Percival. But all is not as it seems
with Sir Percival, as becomes clear when he arrives with his
eccentric friend. Mystery and intrigue are further deepened
by the ghostly appearances of a woman in white, apparently
harbouring a secret that concerns Sir Percival’s past.
Persuasion narrates the emotional journey of its protagonist
Anne Elliot; vividly depicting the society holiday towns
of Lyme Regis and Bath and infused with its author’s
trademark wit, Austen’s last completed novel, set against
the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, is an entertaining
and enduring account of the dilemmas facing young women
in the early nineteenth century.
Paperback • 640 pp • £4.99
ISBN: 9781847495716 • January 2016
Paperback • 240 pp • £4.99
ISBN: 9781847495709 • January 2016
ALMA CLASSICS • BACKLIST
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
Dante Alighieri
Sherwood Anderson
Cecco Angiolieri
Antonin Artaud
Jane Austen
Charles Baudelaire
Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli
Giovanni Boccaccio
Charlotte Brontë
Emily Brontë
Georg Büchner
Mikhail Bulgakov
Ivan Bunin
Lewis Carroll
Guido Cavalcanti
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Miguel de Cervantes
Adelbert von Chamisso
René de Chateaubriand
Anton Chekhov
Wilkie Collins
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Three-Cornered Hat, £9.99
Inferno, £4.99
Love Poems, £7.99
Rime, £10.99
The Divine Comedy, £9.99
Vita nuova, £8.99
Winesburg Ohio, £7.99
Sonnets, £10.99
The Theatre and Its Double, £7.99
Emma, £4.99
Persuasion, £4.99
Pride and Prejudice, £4.99
Sense and Sensibility, £4.99
Paris Spleen and Wine and Hashish, £7.99
Sonnets, £10.99
Decameron, £4.99
Jane Eyre, £4.99
Wuthering Heights, £4.99
Lenz, £8.99
A Young Doctor’s Notebook, £7.99
Black Snow, £7.99
Diaboliad, £7.99
Dog’s Heart, £7.99
Notes on a Cuff and Other Stories, £7.99
The Fatal Eggs, £7.99
The Life of Monsieur de Molière, £9.99
The Master and Margarita, £7.99
The White Guard, £8.99
Dark Avenues, £8.99
The Village, £8.99
Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, £9.99
Complete Poems, £10.99
Guignol’s Band, £9.99
Journey to the End of the Night, £9.99
London Bridge, £12.99
Don Quixote, £4.99
Peter Schlemihl, £9.99
Atala and René, £9.99
In the Twilight, £7.99
Sakhalin Island, £9.99
The Kiss and Other Stories, £7.99
The Story of a Nobody, £7.99
The Woman in the Case and Other Stories, £8.99
The Dream Woman, £7.99
The Moonstone, £4.99
The Woman in White, £4.99
Tales of Adventure and Medical Life, £6.99
Tales of Long Ago, £6.99
Tales of Terror and Mystery, £6.99
Tales of Twilight and the Unseen, £6.99
The Tragedy of Korosko, £7.99
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James De Mille
Charles Dickens
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Joseph von Eichendorff
Erasmus
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Ugo Foscolo
Anatole France
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nikolai Gogol
Ivan Goncharov
Maxim Gorky
Jeremias Gotthelf
Thomas Hardy
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sadeq Hedayat
E.T.A. Hoffmann
James Joyce
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Constantinople, £9.99
Memories of London, £9.99
Journey around My Room, £7.99
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, £7.99
George Silverman’s Explanation, £7.99
Great Expectations, £4.99
Hard Times, £4.99
Haunted House, £7.99
Oliver Twist, £4.99
Poems, £7.99
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The Mudfog Papers, £7.99
Humiliated and Insulted, £8.99
Notes from Underground, £7.99
Poor People, £7.99
The Adolescent, £8.99
The Double, £7.99
The Gambler, £7.99
The Idiot, £4.99
Pushkin Hills, £7.99
The Suitcase, £7.99
The Zone, £7.99
Moderato Cantabile, £7.99
Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing, £9.99
Praise of Folly, £4.99
Madame Bovary, £4.99
Memoirs of a Madman and November, £7.99
Sepulchres, £9.99
The Gods Want Blood, £7.99
Elective Affinities, £10.99
The Sorrows of Young Werther, £4.99
Wilhelm Meister, £12.99
Petersburg Tales, £4.99
Oblomov, £7.99
The Same Old Story, £8.99
The Mother, £8.99
The Black Spider, £9.99
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, £4.99
Scarlet Letter, £4.99
The Blind Owl, £7.99
Three Drops of Blood, £7.99
The King’s Bride, £9.99
The Sandman, £7.99
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, £6.99
Dubliners, £6.99
Ulysses, £9.99
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, £4.99
Plays Vol. 1, £12.99
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ALMA CLASSICS • BACKLIST
Gottfried Keller
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Sándor Márai
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Dmitry Merezhkovsky
Prosper Mérimée
Eduard Mörike
Robert Musil
Petrarch
Edgar Allan Poe
Antonia Pozzi
Marcel Proust
Alexander Pushkin
Raymond Queneau
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Raymond Roussel
Marquis de Sade
Paul Scarron
F. Scott Fitgerald
A Village Romeo and Juliet, £9.99
Dog Stories, £7.99
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, £4.99
Canti, £10.99
A Hero of our Time, £4.99
The Rats in the Walls and Other Tales, £6.99
The Whisperer in Darkness and Other Tales, £7.99
The Prince, £4.99
The Good Soldier, £4.99
The Withering World, £14.99
Moby Dick, £7.99
Leonardo da Vinci, £8.99
A Slight Misunderstanding, £9.99
The Etruscan Vase and Other Stories, £7.99
Mozart’s Journey to Prague, £9.99
The Confusions of Young Master Törless, £7.99
Secretum, £9.99
Tales of the Supernatural, £6.99
Poems, £10.99
Pleasures and Days, £7.99
Belkin’s Stories, £7.99
Eugene Onegin, £4.99
Love Poems, £7.99
Ruslan and Lyudmila, £8.99
The Captain’s Daughter, £7.99
The Queen of Spades and Other Short Fiction, £8.99
Exercises in Style, £7.99
The Flight of Icarus, £9.99
The Sunday of Life, £7.99
We Always Treat Women too Well, £9.99
A Regicide, £7.99
Erasers, £9.99
In the Labyrinth, £9.99
Jealousy, £9.99
The Voyeur, £9.99
Impressions of Africa, £9.99
Locus Solus, £9.99
Incest, £7.99
Roman Comique, £9.99
All the Sad Young Men, £6.99
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories, £6.99
Basil and Josephine, £6.99
Flappers and Philosophers, £6.99
Image on the Heart and Other Stories, £4.99
Last of the Belles and Other Stories, £6.99
Tales of the Jazz Age, £6.99
Tender Is the Night, £6.99
The Beautiful and Damned, £6.99
The Great Gatsby, £6.99
BACKLIST • ALMA CLASSICS
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Mary Shelley
George R. Sims
Stendhal
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Voltaire
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The Intimate Strangers and Other Stories, £4.99
The Last Tycoon, £6.99
The Love Boat and Other Stories, £6.99
The Pat Hobby Stories, £6.99
This Side of Paradise, £6.99
The Intelligent Woman’s Guide, £8.99
Frankenstein, £4.99
Memoirs of a Mother-in-Law, £9.99
Life of Rossini, £16.99
Travels in the South of France, £9.99
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent., £4.99
New Arabian Nights, £6.99
Immensee, £9.99
Fantastic Tales, £9.99
Fosca, £9.99
A Calendar of Wisdom, £9.99
Anna Karenina, £4.99
Hadji Murat, £7.99
The Death of Ivan Ilyich, £7.99
The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories, £7.99
Childhood Memories and Other Stories, £8.99
Cain’s Book, £7.99
Man at Leisure, £10.99
Young Adam, £7.99
Fathers and Children, £4.99
Faust, £7.99
Rudin, £7.99
Smoke, £8.99
Virgin Soil, £8.99
Is Shakespeare Dead?, £7.99
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, £4.99
The Diaries of Adam and Eve, £7.99
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg & Other Stories, £7.99
Seven Dada Manifestos and Lampisteries, £8.99
The Testament and Other Poems, £16.99
Micromegas and Other Stories, £7.99
Spring Awakening, £9.99
The Lulu Plays and Other Sex Tragedies, £10.99
The Picture Of Dorian Gray, £4.99
Monday or Tuesday, £7.99
Mrs Dalloway, £4.99
Orlando, £6.99
The Waves, £6.99
To the Lighthouse, £6.99
Selected Poems, £8.99
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The Dream, £7.99
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