The Reader

'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction' INDEPENDENT 'For generations to come, people will be reading and marvelling over Bernhard Schlink's The Reader' EVENING STANDARD 'Leaps ...

The Reader

An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller. For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems. Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret. 'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction' INDEPENDENT 'For generations to come, people will be reading and marvelling over Bernhard Schlink's The Reader' EVENING STANDARD 'Leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart' NEW YORK TIMES

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The Reader
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Bernhard Schlink
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller. For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they
Discovering Fiction Level 1 Student's Book
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Judith Kay, Rosemary Gelshenen
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, Student's Book 1 presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think critically. Among the authors included are O. Henry, William Saroyan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Isaac Asimov, and Sandra Cisneros.
Victorian Sensation Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Jessica Cox
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts. From Victorian responses emphasising the 'lowbrow' or potentially dangerous qualities of the genre to the prolific critical attention of the present day, this Reader's Guide identifies the dominant approaches to sensation
A Reader's Guide to the Contemporary English Novel
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Frederick R. Karl
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-03-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

In this study, Frederick R. Karl defines and evaluates the main movements in the English novel beginning with Joyce. Karl devotes separate chapters to the works of C. P. Snow, Samuel Beckett, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Graham Greene, Lawrence Durrell, Elizabeth Bowen, Evelyn Waugh, George Orwell, Henry Greene, and Joyce Cary. In
The Female Reader in the English Novel
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Joe Bray, Senior Lecturer in Language and Literature Joe Bray
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-25 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines how reading is represented within the novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Contemporary accounts portrayed the female reader in particular as passive and impressionable; liable to identify dangerously with the world of her reading. This study shows that female characters are often active and