by Franz Kafka
Number of pages: 160
The terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the mad agendas of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes.
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by Gustave Flaubert - eBooks@Adelaide
A story of one woman's apparently fruitless existence. The protagonist, a hardworking, good-hearted, poor and uneducated woman named Felicite, is said to have been modeled after a maid employed by Flaubert's family during his childhood.
by Giovanni Boccaccio - eBooks@Adelaide
Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, the hundred linked tales in Boccaccio's masterpiece are peopled by nobles, knights, doctors, students, artists, peasants, servants, thieves, gamblers, lovers, both faithful and faithless.
by Marcel Proust - eBooks@Adelaide
A mature man recalls the details of his commonplace existence as a sensitive and intuitive boy in Combray. For a time, the story is narrated through his younger mind in dream-like prose. Considered to be one of the twentieth century's major novels.
by Henryk Sienkiewicz - Little, Brown. & Co.
This volume contains pictures of student life drawn by a student who saw the life which he describes in the following pages. This student was a person of exceptional power and exceptional qualities, hence the value of that which he gives us.