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Featured Books: World Classics – New Editions

By Niyati Shah

New editions of the following classics are available with the Library.

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Greater than a historical chronicle, it is an affirmation of life itself, quest for deeper meaning and seeking own experience.


2. The Brothers Karamazov : A novel in four parts with Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A portrayal of Russian life through the gripping events of a murder mystery, court room drama and love affairs.


3. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes

The book chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. The book covers themes that are still applicable today like idealism versus realism, ideas of honour and virtue through a Knight thought considered insane, displays a fine intelligence and a clear, calm understanding of the world at large.


4. Candide or Optimism by Voltaire

A story of a man who, though slapped in every direction by fate, clings to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds" characterized by a fast, funny and satiric tone.


5. The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays by Albert Camus

Two novels, six short stories, and essays of Albert Camus in a single volume.