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A Young Girl’s Diary [A Whisky Priest Book] By Grete Lanier, Sigmund Freud
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“This diary is a gem. Never before, I believe, has anything been written enabling us to see so clearly into the soul of a young girl… We are shown how the sentiments pass from the simple... More > egoism of childhood to attain maturity; how the relationships to parents and other members of the family first shape themselves, and how they gradually become more serious and more intimate; how friendships are formed and broken. We are shown the dawn of love, feeling out towards its first objects…” —Sigmund Freud Originally published anonymously, under the auspices of Sigmund Freud and his followers, A Young Girl’s Diary is a fascinating, unedited record of the life of an adolescent girl in early 20th Century Vienna.< Less
The Vegetable, or From President to Postman [A Whisky Priest Book] By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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NOT FOR SALE IN THE U.S. An oddity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's career, his play 'The Vegetable' was a satirical attack on the presidency of Warren Harding. An ordinary, incompetent man, taunted for his... More > lack of ambition by his family, realises his dream of ruling the United States of America. One biographer described it as "inspired by the pervasive stupidity, gross cronyism and rampant corruption [of the] administration of the philistine president". With appalling timing, the play was first staged just after Harding's sudden death, when the mood of national mourning meant that few were ready for a savage indictment of the dead president. It closed after one week. Bootleggers, political machinations, romance and a man on the run combine in this bizarre story from the side of of Fitzgerald which wrote 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz'. Out of print for decades, The Vegetable is a strange and significant work by one of the Twentieth Century's greatest writers.< Less
Above the Dark Tumult [A Whisky Priest Book] By Hugh Walpole
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Richard Gunn is an ex-soldier in trouble after the end of the Great War. Jobless and starving in Piccadilly Circus, he encounters his nemesis, Leroy Pengelly. From this encounter the secrets of their... More > shared past start to unravel... “..a novel which combines elements of the horror and supernatural - at which Walpole was so skilled - with the puzzle element of the whodunnit - all wrapped up in one unsettling and uncanny whole.” —Therie Hendrey-Seabrook, 501 Must-Read Books< Less
The Refugees & Other Stories [A Whisky Priest Book] By Edith Wharton
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“But worst of all was the old man at the other end of the compartment: the motionless old man in a frayed suit of professorial black, with a face like a sallow bust on a bracket in a university... More > library. It was the face of Durand’s own class and of his own profession, and it struck him as something not to be contemplated without dire results to his nervous system...” This volume collects 17 rare novellas and short stories by Edith Wharton, including the entirety of the collections Crucial Instances and Certain People. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was one of America’s greatest writers, with a string of masterpieces to her name: The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence and more. She was also a prodigious writer of fine short stories, as well as being a talented designer of homes and gardens.< Less
Inferno [A Whisky Priest Book] By Henri Barbusse
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He peers into a hole in the wall of his hotel room. From the other side, he witnesses lesbianism, adultery, incest, and death. A strange classic of existentialism and voyeurism.
Bits Of Autobiography By Ambrose Bierce
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In one volume, the collected memoirs of Ambrose Bierce, including his record of his time as a soldier in the Union Army, fighting in the American Civil War.
Bits Of Autobiography By Ambrose Bierce
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In one volume, the collected memoirs of Ambrose Bierce, including his record of his time as a soldier in the Union Army, fighting in the American Civil War.
A Great Man [A Whisky Priest Book] By Arnold Bennett
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Long neglected, A Great Man is Arnold Bennett’s wonderful satire on the literary life and literary fame: an insider’s cynical view of the pretensions of writers and the scramble for... More > success.< Less
A Great Man [A Whisky Priest Book] By Arnold Bennett
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Long neglected, A Great Man is Arnold Bennett’s wonderful satire on the literary life and literary fame: an insider’s cynical view of the pretensions of writers and the scramble for... More > success.< Less
Our Own Set [A Whisky Priest Book] By Ossip Schubin, Aloisia Kirschner
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“The set of the title is a group of Austrian nobles living in Rome on long-term holidays, escaping the provincialism of Viennese society–only to create their own form of it. The harmony... More > of the scene is disrupted when the secretary of the Austrian embassy–not much of a diplomat, but a fine waltzer–is sent off to London and replaced by Cecil Sterzl. The set instantly takes a dislike to Sterzl, who fails to play its game... His situation is not aided by his seating on a relatively low rung on the ladder of Austrian nobility, earned only by virtue of his mother’s slim claim to title... very much in the spirit of [Jane Austen’s] work: wise, comic, hyper-attuned to the subtleties of social hierarchies, and full of the business of love and courtship.” —The Neglected Books Page< Less