A Little of What You Fancy (The Pop Larkin Chronicles, Book by H. E. Bates

By H. E. Bates

Teetotal!' Ma acknowledged. 'It's a libel. He'll by no means reside it down. He'll by no means be capable to carry his head up back. no matter what will humans imagine? What's he going to assert whilst anyone asks him to have one?' ' 'No,' 'said Dr Conner. 'You'll need to strap him down,' Ma stated. 'You'll need to placed on.' And so after a delicate heart-attack - attributable to particularly an excessive amount of of what you fancy - Pop Larkin reveals himself off the booze, off the nice nutrition and rancid the great lifestyles regularly, a lot to his personal and everyone's else's horror and dissatisfied. And whereas Ma attempts to discover methods round 'doctor's orders', younger Primrose is discovering her personal method around a slightly flustered - to not say flushed - Mr Candy...

Show description

Read or Download A Little of What You Fancy (The Pop Larkin Chronicles, Book 5) PDF

Best literary classics books

The Violent Bear It Away: A Novel

First released in 1955, The Violent endure It Away is now a landmark in American literature. it's a darkish and soaking up instance of the Gothic sensibility and bracing satirical voice which are united in Flannery O'Conner's paintings. In it, the orphaned Francis Marion Tarwater and his cousins, the schoolteacher Rayber, defy the prophecy in their useless uncle--that Tarwater turns into a prophet and may baptize Rayber's younger son, Bishop.

The Old Curiosity Shop

The sensational bestselling tale of Little Nell, the attractive baby thrown right into a shadowy, terrifying international, turns out to belong much less to the background of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy story, or fantasy. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset through Dickens's production of a blinding modern global inhabited by way of a few of his such a lot brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid referred to as the "Marchioness"; the mannish attorney Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten spouse's mother; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic power makes a vibrant counterpoint to Nell's purity.

Madame Bovary

Version enrichie de Thierry Laget comportant une préface et un file sur le roman.

C'est l'histoire d'une femme mal mariée, de son médiocre époux, de ses amants égoïstes et vains, de ses rêves, de ses chimères, de sa mort. C'est l'histoire d'une province étroite, dévote et bourgeoise. C'est, aussi, l'histoire du roman français. Rien, dans ce tableau, n'avait de quoi choquer los angeles société du moment Empire. Mais, inexorable comme une tragédie, flamboyant comme un drame, mordant comme une comédie, le livre s'était donné une arme redoutable : le variety. Pour ce vrai crime, Flaubert se retrouva en correctionnelle.

Aucun roman n'est blameless : celui-là moins qu'un autre. Lire Madame Bovary, au XXIe siècle, c'est affronter le scandale que représente une œuvre aussi sincère qu'impérieuse. Dans chacune de ses words, Flaubert a versé une dose de cet arsenic dont Emma Bovary s'empoisonne : c'est un livre offensif, corrosif, dont l'ironie outrage toutes nos valeurs, et l. a. littérature même, qui ne s'en est jamais vraiment remise.

The Horatio Stubbs Trilogy

For the 1st time ever all 3 Horatio Stubbs novels in a single volume.

An omnibus variation of the groundbreaking intercourse comedies that jointly shape the Horatio Stubbs Trilogy.

Following our hero from schoolboy via to soldier and directly to his 40s, those books have been hugely surprising after they have been first released within the Seventies yet are actually seen as landmark novels.

Contains:
The Hand-Reared Boy, A Soldier Erect and A impolite Awakening.

Extra info for A Little of What You Fancy (The Pop Larkin Chronicles, Book 5)

Sample text

Among the real conflicts the narrator evokes in the passage cited above are the ongoing tensions between French Protestants (known as Huguenots) and Catholics. A minority of the French population, the Huguenots were often the victims of religious persecution by the Catholic majority during the period in which Dumas舗s story takes place. Louis XIII舗s father, King Henri IV, had been born into a Protestant family but converted to Catholicism in order to ascend the French throne. The Edict of Nantes Henri promulgated in 1598 sought to provide his former coreligionists freedom of worship and a limited number of (geographical) safe havens but did not always fully afford them the protections it was intended to guarantee.

NOTES TO INTRODUCTION 1. The most recent edition of the play is Alexandre Dumas, 舠La Jeunesse des Mousquetaires舡 suivi de 舠Les Mousquetaires舡 (edited by Jean-Baptiste Goureau; Paris: La Table Ronde, 1994). See, too, Michel Autrand, 舠Les Trois Mousquetaires au thȳȦtre舒La jeunesse des Mousquetaires,舡 in 舠Les Trois Mousquetaires, 舡 舠Le Comte de Monte-Cristo舡: Cent cinquante ans aprȲs (edited by Fernande Bassan and Claude Schopp; Marly-le-Roi, France: Editions Champflour, 1995, pp. 9-20). 2. For more information on the films and literary works based on Dumas舗s novel, see Daniel Compere, D舖Artagnan & Cie: 舠Les Trois Mousquetaires舡 d舗Alexandre Dumas, un roman a suivre (Paris: Encrage, 2002).

1822-1823 Dumas relocates to Paris. With help from his father舗s military colleagues and because of his elegant handwriting, he becomes a copyist for the Duke of Orleans, the future King Louis-Philippe of France, whose palace houses the royal ThȳȦtre-Franȱais. Attending a show one evening, Dumas meets writer Charles Nodier, who will later help advance the young playwright舗s career. Dumas reads the work of Shakespeare, Scott, Byron, Schiller, and others influential in the development of the French Romantic movement.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 21 votes