මා අවිවාහකයකුව සිටියදී ලියූ නවකථා කිහිපයෙන් වඩාම හොඳ නිර්මාණය මිරිඟුවයි. මෙය රචනා කරන්ට මගේ කල්පනාව පුබුදු කළ අරමුණු දෙකක් වීය. කුරැඳුවත්තේ උසස් පවුලක ඉතාම උගත් විචක්ෂණ ස්ත්රියක තම සැමියා හැර සුදු මිනිහකු සමඟ එංගලන්තයට ගොස් පදිංචි වීම හා ඇගේ පීවිතය ද පිළිබඳ තොරතුරැ රාශියක් දැනගන්ට ලැබීම එයින් එක් අරමුණයි. මේ සිද්ධියට අවුරැදු පහළොවකට පමණ පෙර ටෝල්ස්ටෝයිගේ ඇනා කැරනිනා කියවීමෙන් ලත් අත්දැකීම මගේ කල්පනාව පිබිදු අනික් අරමුණයි. ඉහළ පන්තියේ සිංහලයන්ට නින්දා කරන අදහසින් ඔවුන්ගේ පීවිත විගඩමක් ලෙස මම නිරෑපණය නොකෙළෙමි. ඔවුන්ගේ උසස් උදාර ගති මෙන් මෝඩකම් හා දුබලකම් ද ඔවුන්ගේ චරිතයන්ගෙන් හෙළි කරන්ට වෑයම් කෙළෙමි.
Pride And Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
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.
Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
A novel of intense power and intrigue, jane eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman’s quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, jane eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-quality that serves her well as governess at thornfield hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice
Arjie is a ‘funny boy’ who prefers dressing as a girl. This novel follows the life of his family through arjie’s eyes as he struggles to come to terms both with his own homosexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives. In the north of sri lanka there’s a war going on between the army and the tamil tigers, and gradually it begins to encroach on the family’s comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full-scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy.
Crown of Midnight
Celaena sardothien is the king’s champion-yet she is far from loyal to the crown, for the man she serves is bent on evil. But working against her master in secret is no easy task. As celaena tries to untangle the mysteries buried within the glass castle, she can trust no one, not even her supposed allies crown prince dorian, captain of the guard chaol, and foreign princess nehemia.
Heroes of Olympus Mark of Athena
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with percy – after six months of being apart, thanks to hera – it looks like camp jupiter is preparing for war. As annabeth and her friends jason, piper, and leo fly in on the argo ii, she can’t blame the roman demigods for thinking the ship is a greek weapon
The Giver of Stars
Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’ england, late 1930s, and alice wright – restless, stifled – make an impulsive decision to marry wealthy american bennett van cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving baileyville, kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
A mother of ten, was abducted from her home in belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in northern ireland for decades. Through the unsolved case of jean mcconville’s abduction, patrick radden keefe tells the larger story of the troubles, investigating dolours price, the first woman to join the ira, who bombed the old bailey; gerry adams, the politician who helped end the fighting but denied his ira past; and brendan hughes, an ira commander who broke their code of silence.
City of Girls
Beloved author elizabeth gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the new york city theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), city of girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Charles dickens’s great expectations charts the course of orphan pip pirrip’s life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict abel magwitch in a graveyard on the wild kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit miss havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward estella at satis house
Complete Harry Potter Collection
A beautiful boxed set containing all seven harry potter novels in paperback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by jonny duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring harry potter to the next generation of readers.
A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her. Or her friends. But when the drugs kick in that can be hard. Anton has been looking out for her. She was safe with him. But then steve came along. He had something over anton. Must have. But he had a flat they could crash in. And gear in his pocket. And she can’t stop thinking about it. A good hit makes everything all right.
The One And Only Bob
Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, ivan and ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
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