In Theodore Dreiser's classic portrait of the dark side of the American dream, Clyde Griffiths finds his social-climbing aspirations and love for a rich and beautiful debutante threatened when his lower-class pregnant girlfriend gives him an ultimatum.
A savage but often comic indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Charles Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
It's the classic adventure of a madman: the "renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha." He attacks windmills, believes a peasant girl to be a lady, and fancies that he is a knight-errant, dedicated to righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in distress.
The stunning conclusion to the far-future adventure that began in Pandora's Star finds the fractious Commonwealth caught between two deadly enemies. This will be humanity's finest hour—or its last gasp.
A nation born of angels, vast, intricate, and surrounded by danger; a woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm; and a plot borne of evil, too cunning to be fathomed, too deadly to be known. These are the basis of this award-winning first entry in the fascinating Kushiel's Legacy series.