Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, her film debut was Much Ado About Nothing while a student at the University of Oxford.

  • Emma and Perfect Happiness

    Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.

  • His Dark Materials

    The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series.,These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will???two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living???and the dead???will rely on them.,Phillip Pullman???s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Austen’s most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Nominated as one of America???s best-loved novels by PBS???s The Great American Read.,Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen???s beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. This Penguin Classics edition, based on Austen’s first edition, contains the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner and an updated introduction and notes by Viven Jones.,For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Th??r??se Desqueyroux

    Fran??ois Mauriac’s masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, , is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, but he also dramatizes the complex realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set in the countryside outside Bordeaux, in a region of overwhelming heat and sudden storms, the novel’s landscape reflects the inner world of Th??r??se, a figure who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations.,Raymond N. MacKenzie’s translation of ,, the first since 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac’s prose as well as the intensity of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie also provides notes and a biographical and interpretive introduction to help readers better appreciate the mastery of Fran??ois Mauriac, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This volume also includes a translation of “Conscience, The Divine Instinct,” Mauriac’s first draft of the story, never before available in English.

  • The Cement Garden

    In this tour de force of psychological unease – now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack – McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting or denying. “Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies.” Washington Post Book World.

  • Vernon God Little

    Named as one of the 100 Best Things in the World by , magazine in 2003, the riotous adventures of Vernon Gregory Little in small town Texas and beachfront Mexico mark one of the most spectacular, irreverent and bizarre debuts of the twenty-first century so far. Its depiction of innocence and simple humanity (all seasoned with a dash of dysfunctional profanity) in an evil world is never less than astonishing. The only novel to be set in the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas, Vernon God Little suggests that desperate times throw up the most unlikely of heroes.

  • Your One-Year-Old

    The child from twelve to twenty-four months of age is a joy to have around???some of the time, that is. This child is growing at an incredible rate, learning to walk, learning to touch, learning to love, and learning to say ???No!??? for the first time. All of this can be quite a handful for the new parent.,In this first book in the series from the renowned Gesell Institute, which includes , through ,the authors discuss all important questions that concern the twelve- to twenty-four-month-old child. They examine the various stages of development between infancy and toddlerhood: what new things the child can do; how the child acts with parents and other people; what the child thinks and feels.