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
In some ways comparable to the controversial Kreutzer Sonata, The Devil shows Tolstoy at his most salacious, and addresses the conflicts between desire, social norms and personal conscience. Also included in this volume is Family Happiness, one of Tolstoy’s earliest works, an entertaining and cynica…READ MORE >
By Émile Zola
Encapsulating in luxurious detail the phenomenon of consumer society − obsessed with image, fashion and instant gratification − The Ladies’ Paradise 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…READ MORE >