Quirky Press, GSOH, likes reading, languages and moonlit walks, WLTM inquisitive librarians. We might compare our list of titles to a fine wine or a camembert which just gets better with age. Think the Shangri-las meet the Valkyries, with a smidgeon of Kate Bush… Hesperus Press: Reinventing the Classics.
Publishing literary fiction, classics, contemporary fiction, translations, poetry, biography and non-fiction. Hesperus aim to help the reader discover the greatest European and American writers, bringing light to lost gems. Their books are for those who don't want to trawl through War & Peace but want to know what Tolstoy's all about, or who have read all Dickens's known works and haven't had their fill. They aim to fill in the gaps with lost works by the greatest authors.
Captains Courageous (Modern Voioes) (Paperback)
Rudyard Kipling - publication date March 2008
A coming-of-age drama, beautifully told in this high adventure story. Harvey Chayne the arrogant son of a railway tycoon is rescued from drowning by a New England fishing boat. Thrown into this harsh, alien environment he begins to reassess his former values and way of life.
Hoping to publish 50 titles in 2007/2008 the website is concise and easy to navigate. The online catalogue is updated bi-annually up to a year in advance of publication. Registered users can order and buy on-line.
Who will read these books
Their Brief Lives Series published in October 2007 is a series of concise biographies of the world's most captivating and renowned literary figures, written by experts in their fields. Appealing alternatives to sprawling literary biographies, these books will appeal to general readers and academics alike.
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