Special Topics in Calamity Physics

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Penguin, 2006 - 514 páginas
'Special Topics in Calamity Physics' is a darkly hilarious coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her fath

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CORE CURRICULUM REQUIRED READING
3
INTRODUCTION
5
OTHELLO William Shakespeare
15
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
22
WUTHERING HEIGHTS Emily Brontë
35
THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES
45
THE WOMAN IN WHITE Wilkie Collins
54
BRAVE NEW WORLD Aldous Huxley
61
SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH Tennessee Williams
230
LAUGHTER IN THE DARK Vladimir Nabokov
242
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY AND OTHER FAIRY TALES Sir Arthur QuillerCouch
254
A ROOM WITH A VIEW E M Forster
262
PART 3
277
HOWL AND OTHER POEMS Allen Ginsberg
279
THE TAMING OF THE SHREVI William Shakespeare
293
DELIVERANCE James Dickey
311

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
73
MADAME BOVARY Gustave Flaubert
83
PYGMALION George Bernard Shaw
108
THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
131
PART 2
147
MOBYDICK Herman Melville
149
A MOVEABLE FEAST Ernest Hemingway
171
WOMEN IN LOVE D H Lawrence
193
THE HOUSEBREAKER OF SHADY HILL John Cheever
211
HEART OF DARKNESS Joseph Conrad
328
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST Ken Kesey
337
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE Gabriel García Márquez
346
BLEAK HOUSE Charles Dickens
361
THE BIG SLEEP Raymond Chandler
375
JUSTINE Marquis de Sade
385
QUER PASTICCIACCIO BRUTTO DE VIA MERULANA Carlo Emilio Gadda
403
THINGS FALL APART Chinua Achebe
413
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