Fiction & Literature

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill

State of Wonder

Ann Patchett

Anders vanishes. He is a Marinas colleague so she must find out what is happening with him. On behalf of a pharmaceutical institute, she travels into the Brazilian jungle to learn about this mystery. That is how a journey begins. Marina goes to the...

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a classic novel about murdering respectful and reach the woman. Her much younger husband is immediately suspected of murdering and legacy hunting. But other evidence, especially psychological relationships between t...

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of thirteen short stories. We talk a little about some of them. The Empty House Dr. Watson looks with amazement at supposedly dead Holmes again, who tells him how he has escaped his death. It is a story...

The Trial

Franz Kafka

The process is one of the most famous works of world literature: The story of Josef K., who is arrested one morning for no reason and entangled in an impenetrable trial. One puzzling event triggers the next, and K. tried to prove his innocence desper...

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm

The first volume of the first edition was published in 1812, containing 86 stories; the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1815. For the second edition, two volumes were issued in 1819 and a third in 1822, totalling 170 tales. The third edition...

Faust

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faust is the greatest work of the famous German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The most significant work of the German literary but also it is one of the greatest works of world literature, on a par with Dante's "Divine Comedy" and Homer's "Odysse...

Angels & Demons

Dan Brown

Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war. This is the book that started it all: we meet Robert Langdon for the first time, caught up in a race against time to...

North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell

The international critics are calling North and South a true masterpiece of English literature and one of the finest works by Elizabeth Gaskell. It's worth mentioning that this novel was turned into a television show not once, but twice - in '75 and...

Venus in Furs

Ritter von Leopold Sacher-Masoch

Venus in Furs is a story about a person who dreams of talking to Venus about passion and love - and she's wearing furs in his dreams. The main character, who has no name, tells Severin - his friend - all about these dreams. Severin teaches the man ho...

Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures

Heinrich Hoffmann

Der Struwwelpeter is a super-popular book for the kids by a German author, Heinrich Hoffmann. The book consists of 10 rhymed stories with pictures, most of which are about little boys and girls. The critics call it a moral guidance for the little one...