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Lord Jim

by Joseph Conrad

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Lord Jim is one of the most famous novels written by Joseph Conrad. The book tells the story of a young British seaman who becomes first mate on a ship heading to Mecca.



Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

by John Milton

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John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained are two of the most famous poems ever written. The narratives of Paradise Lost are on Adam and Eve and Lucifer.



Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre is a classic novel written by Charlotte Bronte. The book is a complex coming of age story that follows the title character as she falls in love with Mr. Rochester.



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of twelve short stories featuring the legendary detective and Dr. Watson.



Creampuffs (Straight Guys Book 11)

by Steve Milton

Daniel Cohen and his sociopathic boss Nick are closeted gay used car salesmen in 1990s West Virginia. Nick rules with a casually sadistic hand, humiliating everyone in sight. Daniel is a star salesman, spending his Saturdays at the car lot instead of keeping the Shabbat holy, but at least he mostly avoids Nick’s wrath.

Nick’s degrading office ritual called “eating the snake” becomes too much for Daniel to take, and he devises a highly erotic plan to overthrow Nick’s tyranny.

As much as Daniel hates Nick’s abusive outbursts, he knows that he and Nick are two of a kind, gay men trying to live with a little bit of dignity in a cruel world. Once their hate is exhausted, they can only find love.



The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy

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The Mayor of Casterbridge is a classic novel written by Thomas Hardy in the late 19th century. The story starts out with a family attending a county fair with tragic consequences occurring after a quarrel between the husband and wife.



A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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A Little Princess is a classic children’s novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story is set at a boarding school in London that the main character Sara Crewe attends. Despite Sara’s lavish upbringing she has to deal with many hardships.



The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Hound of the Baskervilles, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is perhaps the most famous story featuring the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The story starts out when Homes is asked to investigate the death of Sir Charles Baskerville.



Little Lord Fauntleroy

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children’s novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This classic book tells the story of a young boy living in poverty with his mother in New York who becomes an English Lord.



Daisy Miller

by Henry James

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Daisy Miller is a classic novella written by Henry James about a naive and flirtatious American girl who is courted by a sophisticated gentleman.



Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Mary Barton was the first novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell. The story is set in Manchester and depicts the difficult lives the lower class had in Victorian England.



The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad

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The Secret Agent is a novel written by Joseph Conrad which is set in London in the late 19th century. The story centers around a spy and deals with subjects such as anarchism and terrorism.



Ruth

by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Ruth is a novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell about a young orphan girl who attracts an upper class gentleman.



Villette

by Charlotte Bronte

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Villette is a novel written by Charlotte Bronte. The book tells the story of Lucy Snowe who travels to France to teach at a girls’ school.



The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James

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The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James, is a gothic ghost story. The classic novella is noted for creating suspense and even confusion for readers.



Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

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Moll Flanders is a classic novel written by Daniel Defoe about a woman who is born to a convict and is raised by a foster mother.



Gulliver’s Travels

by Jonathan Swift

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Gulliver’s Travels is a classic satirical novel written by Jonathan Swift in the 18th century. The action starts with Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and waking up on a rather unique island.



Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

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Little Dorrit is a satirical novel written by Charles Dickens. The book pokes fun at certain shortcomings of British society at the time including debtors’ prisons.



Dracula

by Bram Stoker

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Dracula is the famous gothic horror novel written by Bram Stoker in 1897. The novel is most noted for introducing the vampire Count Dracula and has been adapted into numerous movies and television shows.



Silas Marner

by George Eliot

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Silas Marner is a novel written by George Eliot which is set in the early 19th century. This complex story covers many themes such as religion to industrialization.



The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by Anne Bronte

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hill is a novel written by Anne Bronte. The book is framed as a series of letters as a mysterious young lady arrives at Wildfell Hall.



ALBERT CAMUS – BLANCHE KNOPF: COMPLEMENTARY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A WRITER AND HIS PUBLISHER

by SHARAD CHANDRA

It is a book on the complementary relationship between Albert Camus and Blanche Wolf Knopf who was solely in charge of the French authors at Alfred A. Knopf. Inc., the topmost publishing firm in the United States.

The role publisher’s play in nurturing writers’ careers can be decisive. Such was certainly the case in the relationship between Blanche Knopf and Albert Camus. As Richard Oram has commented in Cultural Compass, Blanche Knopf “played a significantly larger role in shaping Camus’ career and promoting his reputation” than has been acknowledged, and that it was “in part due to active promotion by Blanche Knopf that Camus received his Nobel Prize in 1957.”

Blanche Knopf met Albert Camus for the first time in Paris in 1946. They met regularly after that at short intervals, never more than an hour or two. However, these meetings appear to have been extremely important both to the publisher and to the author. Recalling her first meeting with Camus, Blanche wrote, “I had a sense of his greatness. In spite of his youth and small amount of his production, his outlook in the world . . . was enough to show me his greatness as a philosopher and as a humanist.” She went on: “Soon there was established between us a trust and an honesty I have rarely felt with anyone else. . . . I always had a feeling of being with a very close and intimate friend.”

From the founding of their firm in 1915, Blanche and Alfred Knopf were a brilliantly successful team in the world of books. Blanche ran the office, and she discovered and helped to develop many European authors. She became vice president in 1921 and president of the firm in 1957. After Blanche’s death in 1966, Alfred recalled that “she became very, very friendly with Camus . . . They were frequently closeted in our room discussing and working over his book-in-progress. I think she had a right to feel that she was part of his work, and I don’t think she ever got over his death.”

The first book by Camus published by Knopf was L’ Etranger in April 1946. Camus came to New York for his first and only trip to the United States. The Knopfs threw a large party in his honour. Yet, the novel sold fewer than 10,000 copies. Undaunted, Blanche decided to publish The Plague. She put in a plea for intensive marketing of the novel. By 1960, the hardback had sold about 50,000 copies.

Camus’ popularity has only been increasing since. Today, he is more popular in the United States than anywhere else in the world, including France. His works are staples of university course syllabi.

The Carlton Lake collection of French Literature at the Harry Ransom Research Centre of the University of Texas holds several fascinating folders of the correspondence between Albert Camus and Blanche Knopf, as also numerous office files of the publishing firm, Alfred A. Knopf. This book is the outcome of my earnest and diligent study of those papers.



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