Книги издательства Hesperus Press

Brief Lives: Honore de Balzac
Brief Lives: Honore de Balzac
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The author of the monumental La Comedie Humaine, Honore de Balzac was an extraordinarily prolific writer and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of realism. This new biography looks at his remarkable body of work, setting it against his life in nineteenth-century France. A perfect companion to Hesperus' editions of Colonel Chabert and Sarrasine, this book will make informative and captivating reading for anyone with an interest in French literature and history.

Rossum's Universal Robots
Rossum's Universal Robots
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Determined to liberate the mass-produced but highly intelligent robots forged in the machinery of Rossum's island factory, Helena Glory arrives in a blaze of righteousness. Soon perplexed by the robots' seeming humanity but absolute lack of sentience, she deserts her strident campaigning and falls in love with Domin, the factory's General Manager. Yet even as their life on the island appears to become more comfortable, the tide is turning against the humans - Drawing huge international attention following its original production in 1921, Rossum's Universal Robots was a strikingly prescient meditation on the themes of humanity and subjugation that were to dominate the twentieth century. Seen as a precursor to works including Huxley's Brave New World, it is a true classic of the dystopian genre, and remains all too resonant in today's political climate.