Big Escapist Reads

Some staff favorites that will keep you engrossed in another time or place for a while. We included a range of heft but all the books are 300 pages or more. Michael loved War and Peace but I thought it was too obvious to include. -Heidi 

The Red and the Black (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Stendhal, Burton Raffel (Translated by), Diane Johnson (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812972078
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Published: Modern Library - May 11th, 2004

Chosen by Heidi 


The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll Cover Image
By Alvaro Mutis, Francisco Goldman (Introduction by), Edith Grossman (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780940322912
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 1st, 2002

Chosen by MIchael 


Old Man Goriot (The Human Comedy) Cover Image
By Honore de Balzac, Olivia McCannon (Translated by), Graham Robb (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140449723
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 29th, 2011

Chosen by Heidi. I highly suggest embarking on a Blazac project and reading others in La Comedie Humaine. 


The Book of Ebenezer Le Page Cover Image
By G.B. Edwards, John Fowles (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590172339
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Published: NYRB Classics - July 10th, 2007

Choen by Michael 


Marjorie Morningstar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316955133
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 15th, 1992

Chosen by Heidi. A very different era in New York. <3


Life and Fate Cover Image
By Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781590172018
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 16th, 2006

Choen by Michael 


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

Chosen by Michelle 


The Eighth Life Cover Image
By Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins (Translator), Ruth Martin (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781950354146
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Published: Scribe Us - April 14th, 2020

Big Questions Cover Image
$44.95
ISBN: 9781770460478
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 16th, 2011

The Sagas of the Icelanders Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780141000039
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Published: Penguin UK - February 24th, 2005

Ducks, Newburyport Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771963077
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Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

Of Human Bondage (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
By W. Somerset Maugham, Gore Vidal (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780375753152
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Published: Modern Library - March 2nd, 1999

Bleak House Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Nicola Bradbury (Introduction by), Nicola Bradbury (Notes by), Terry Eagleton (Preface by), Hablot K. Brown (Illustrator)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141439723
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003