April FitzlyonApril Fitzlyon was a scholar and translator from French and Russian, and the author of several musical biographies.
BOOKS BY THIS TRANSLATOR
This collection of lesser-known early short fiction – ranging from absurd humorous sketches to psychological dramas and tragic tales – demonstrates Anton Chekhov’s mastery of the genre, with stories about marital infidelity, betrayal, deception and love in its various forms. Although varying in tone…READ MORE >
By Leo Tolstoy
One of Tolstoy’s last published works of fiction, The Devil revolves around the young landowner Yevgeny’s irrepressible lust for Stepanida, a sensual peasant woman. Even when he gets married to a respectable upper-class lady, he finds himself unable to put an end to his encounters with Stepanida, an…READ MORE >
By Émile Zola
Encapsulating in luxurious detail the phenomenon of consumer society – obsessed with image, fashion and instant gratification – Ladies’ Delight vividly depicts the workings of a new commercial entity, the department store. The novel centres around the story of Denise, a young shopgirl from the provi…READ MORE >