Category: No Category | Series: Virago modern classics
They call themselves 'The Five' - Sally and Emily Prince, Jed and Raymond Tatro, and Donny. They spend their Tennessee childhoods trading dreams in the branches of the Castle Tree. The girls dream of elegant penthouses in Manhattan and Total Womanhood. The boys dream of heroic feats and keeping the worl ...Show more
She would tear the house down - shatter the windows, slash the furniture, flood the baths, fire the curtains!' Hilarious, exuberant, surreal, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular and above all unexpected- this extraordinary selection celebrates the British short story from the 1920s to the present day. F ...Show more
A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western La ...Show more
The definitive 25th-anniversay edition of Burroughs's legendary second novel. Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985, Queer is an enigma-both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel, Burroughs' only realist love story and a montage of comic-grote ...Show more
Category: No Category | Series: Virago Modern Classics Ser. | Reading Level: very good
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For ...Show more
The woman's place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deep The revolutionary writings of Audre Lorde gave voice to those 'outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women'. Uncompromising, angry and yet full of hope, this coll ...Show more
Completed just months before Patricia Highsmith's death in 1995, Small g explores the labyrinthine intricacies of passion, sexuality, and jealousy in a charming tale of love misdirected. 'What is most remarkable in this novel is the empathy . . . with which Highsmith writes about gay men . . . one can ...Show more
Category: No Category | Series: Gay Modern Classics Ser.
First published in 1893, this outrageous novel of homosexual love has been attributed to Oscar Wilde with varying degrees of certainty. This edition, carefully prepared from original sources in the British Library archives, is the only one on sale annotated and unabridged. Ahead of its time in its celeb ...Show more
'Everyone wishes to be loved, but in the event, nearly no one can bear it' At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, we see the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For bet ...Show more
An autobiography of Gertrude Stein and a roll-call of the painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932. It is a definitive account by her in Paris.