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Gilbert Adair

Gilbert Adair

·3.73·13,427 Ratings
“ We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ” ― E. M. Forster
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  • The Longest Journey

    2006·
    ·3.48·1,524 Ratings
    E. M. Forster once described The Longest Journey as the book "I am most glad to have written." An introspective novel of manners at once comic and tragic, it tells of a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount o
  • A Closed Book

    2000·
    ·3.45·173 Ratings
    An isolated cottage deep in the heart of the Cotswolds. A writer's den, as dusty, gloomy and full of exotic objets d'art as the cell of a medieval monk. Two men sit opposite each other, one of them talking, the other typing. But why, in such already sombr
  • A Void

    2005·
    ·3.8·1,647 Ratings
    As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, disappears. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any indication, for any faint hint, as to his location.
  • Zazie in the Metro

    2001·
    ·3.73·3,678 Ratings
    Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with her uncle Gabriel. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic a
  • Wonder Tales: Six French Stories of Enchantment

    2004·
    ·3.95·121 Ratings
    Once upon a time, in the Paris of Louis XIV, five ladies and one gentleman-- all of them aristocrats-- seized on the new enthusiasm for "Mother Goose Stories" and decided to write some of them down. Telling stories resourcefully and artfully was a key soc
  • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

    2003·
    ·3.94·2,276 Ratings
    In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young Katerina
  • The Dreamers

    2004·
    ·3.7·1,255 Ratings
    Gilbert Adair's novel is set in Paris in the spring of 1968. The city is beginning to emerge from hibernation and an obscure spirit of social and political renewal is in the air. Yet Théo, his twin sister Isabelle and Matthew, an American student they ha
  • Love and Death on Long Island

    1998·
    ·3.67·105 Ratings
  • A Fantasy of Dr. Ox

    2003·
    ·3.46·476 Ratings
    Something very strange is in the air of the harmonious town of Quiquendone. Unknown to its inhabitants, the mad genius Dr. Ox has unleashed a veil of oxyhydric gas over the town—his own living laboratory—in an attempt to spice things up. In his amusin
  • The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment

    2006·
    ·3.43·322 Ratings
    Boxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, in the attic, the dead body of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot through the heart. But the attic door is locked from the in
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