Books set in United Kingdom (113)


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Orlando : A Biography by Virginia Woolf EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Description:
Orlando doubles as first an Elizabethan nobleman and then as a Victorian heroine who undergoes all the transitions of history in this novel that examines sex roles and social mores.

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Otra vuelta de tuerca by Henry James ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
La historia, con una introducción innecesariamente larga, presenta la situación de una joven institutriz, a quien se le encomienda el cuidado de dos niños en una mansión rural; a medida que pasan los días, comienza a percibir situaciones extrañas. Alimentada por la comidilla de los sirvientes, configura un cuadro en el que los dos niños están bajo una influencia maléfica de dos antiguos empleados de la mansión. Y frente a esta situación, la institutriz, lucha con todos sus medios para rescatar a los niños. Com... continue

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Pigmalión by Bernard Shaw ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
La obra de teatro Pigmalión fue publicada en 1916 por George Bernard Shaw y está basada en el relato de Ovidio, Pigmalión. Shaw escribió esta obra en una época en que la fonética era un tema en auge; decía que el español y el alemán eran idiomas clarísimos que los extranjeros de dichas lenguas podían comprender, pero que el inglés era tan mal hablado por ellos que ni ellos mismos se entendían. La obra resulta didáctica, pero sin ser aburrida.

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Poor Things by Alasdair Gray EN

Rating: 4.1     10 Votes
Description:
What strange secret made rich, beautiful, tempestuous Bella Baxter irresistible to the poor Scottish medical student Archie McCandless? Was it her mysterious origin in the home of his monstrous friend Godwin Baxter, the genius whose voice could perforate eardrums? This story of true love and scientific daring whirls the reader from the private operating-theatres of late-Victorian Glasgow through aristocratic casinos, low-life Alexandria and a Parisian bordello, reaching an interrupted climax in a Scottish church.

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Poor Things [Movie Tie-In] : A Novel by Alasdair Gray EN

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Basis for the Major Motion Picture starring Emma Stone, Ramy Youssef, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. "Witty and delightfully written" (New York Times Book Review), Alasdair Gray's Poor Things echoes Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in this novel of a young woman freeing herself from the confines of the suffocating Victorian society she was created to serve. Winner of the Whitbread Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize In the 1880s in Glasgow, Scotland, medical student Archibald McCandless finds himself enchanted with the intriguing creature known as Bella Baxter. Suppo... continue

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Porno by Irvine Welsh RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
La zece ani dupa evenimentele care au marcat actiunea din Trainspotting, Simon „Sick Boy” Williamson se intoarce in Edinburgh dupa o lunga perioada petrecuta la Londra. Esuind spectaculos ca escroc, peste, sot, tata si om de afaceri, Sick Boy profita de ceea ce i se pare a fi ultima lui sansa: pornografia. Pe de alta parte, pentru a-si infaptui visul de a produce si a regiza un film porno, Sick Boy trebuie sa faca echipa cu vechiul lui prieten, Mark Renton, exilat in ultimii ani la Amsterdam, si cu o gasca pestrita care ii include pe unul dintre cei mai mari obsedati sexual, fiul f... continue

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen EN

Rating: 5     42 Votes
Description:
"He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention." Pride and Prejudice , one of the most famous love stories of all time, has also proven itself as a treasured mainstay of the English literary canon. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity. Misconceptions and hasty judgements bring heartache and scandal, but eventually lead to true understanding, s... continue


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Prohibido morir aquí by Elizabeth Taylor ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Una lluviosa tarde de domingo, poco después de haber enviudado, Laura Palfrey llega al Claremont para iniciar una nueva vida. En el hotel la esperan cuatro huéspedes permanentes, días ordenados en torno a las rutinas de las comidas y los programas de televisión. Solo modifica el tedio la visita esporádica de algunos familiares. Pero nadie va a ver a Laura. Cuando de pronto conoce en la calle a Ludo, un joven a quien desvela el deseo de ser escritor, juntos elaboran un plan para compensar la soledad a la que la tienen sometida. Elegida por The Guardian como u... continue

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Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse EN

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When Jeeves suggests dreamy, soulful Gussie Fink-Nottle don scarlet tights and a false beard in his bid to capture the affections of Madeline Bassett, Bertie Wooster decides matters have definitely got out of hand, especially when it comes to a disagreement over a certain white mess jacket with brass buttons! Taking Jeeves off the case, he embarks on a plan of his own to bring Madeline and Gussie together. But when things go disastrously wrong who can Bertie turn to?