Books for young people (19-25)

Brideshead Revisited

The narrator is Charles Ryder and he becomes involved in an aristocratic Catholic family after making friends with Sebastian Flyte at Oxford. Sebastian is handsome...

Man's Search for Meaning

Through the pages of this book runs the blood of the extermination camps, the foul smell of the barracks, the pustules, the blows, the hunger, the cold, the gangrene...

Running

Following his brilliant portrait of Maurice Ravel, Jean Echenoz turns to the life of one of the greatest runners of the twentieth century, and once again demonstrates...

The kite runner

Set against the background of the tragic events in Afghanistan at the end of the 20th Century, this is a story of one well-off Pashtun boy in Kabul ridden by guilt...

Odyssey

Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War...

Antigone

The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and...

The Agony and the Ecstasy

This is an Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel, in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel...

Wild Swans

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in...

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of...

War and Peace

Tolstoy's enthralling epic depicts Russia's war with Napoleon and its effects on the lives of those caught up in the conflict. He creates some of the most vital and...

Anna Karenina

Anna, married, through a marriage of convenience, with a well-known public servant in Russian society, gives way to the solicitudes of Vronski, a soldier who woos her...

The Abolition of Man

The author starts from the casual reading of a small book of Language destined to boys and girls of the basic school cycle. It is any work, with the only value of...

Mere Christianity

In this essay C.S. Lewis endeavours to spell out “mere Christianity”, i.e. the elements that make up the various Christian confessions. The book compiles a series of...

The Power and the Glory

British author Graham Greene wrote this story, about a Catholic priest at the time when the Church was severely persecuted in Mexico. He considers himself a bad...

Pride and Prejudice

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five daughters and live in Hertfordshire in England. Due to the lack of a male heir, the family fortune is due to fall to a cousin. A rich...

The Remains of the Day

In the summer of 1956, Stevens, a long-serving butler at Darlington Hall, decides to take a motoring trip through the West Country. The six-day excursion becomes a...