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Adam Gopnik
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Author of the beloved best seller Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Reviews and Criticism and of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.

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The Wrong Side of Paris

Written by Honore De Balzac
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00

The Wrong Side of Paris, the final novel in Balzac’s The Human Comedy, is the compelling story of Godefroid, an abject failure at thirty, who seeks refuge from materialism by moving into a monastery-like lodging house in the shadows of Notre-Dame. Presided over by Madame de La Chanterie, a noblewoman with... Read more >
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The Wrong Side of Paris

Written by Honore De Balzac
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $11.99

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The Necklace and Other Tales

Written by Guy De Maupassant
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.00

These stories—poignant scrutinies of social pretension, wicked tales of lust and love, and harrowing examinations of terror and madness—display the full genius of Guy de Maupassant in an enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. They reveal Maupassant’s remarkable range, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, and his ability to create whole... Read more >
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Angels and Ages
Lincoln, Darwin, and the Birth of the Modern Age
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man’s place in the world. Here... Read more >
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Angels and Ages
A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Paris to the Moon

Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $16.00

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans.

In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New... Read more >
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Paris to the Moon

Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2001
Price: $11.99

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The Table Comes First
Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

From the author of Paris to the Moon, a beguiling tour of the morals and manners of our present food mania, in search of eating’s deeper truths.

Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing. With our top chefs as... Read more >
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The Table Comes First
Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Through the Children's Gate
A Home in New York
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Through the Children's Gate
A Home in New York
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $16.00

Not long after Adam Gopnik returned to New York at the end of 2000 with his wife and two small children, they witnessed one of the great and tragic events of the city’s history. In his sketches and glimpses of people and places, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered New... Read more >
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Les MisÚrables

Written by Victor Hugo
Translated by Julie Rose
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Hardcover, 1376 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $30.00

In this major new rendition by the acclaimed translator Julie Rose, Victor Hugo’s tour de force, Les Misérables, is revealed in its full unabridged glory. A favorite of readers for nearly 150 years, and the basis for one of the most beloved stage musicals ever, this stirring tale of crime, punishment... Read more >
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Les MisÚrables

Written by Victor Hugo
Translated by Julie Rose
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook, 1376 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $9.99

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Les MisÚrables

Written by Victor Hugo
Translated by Julie Rose
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 1376 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.00

In this major new rendition by the acclaimed translator Julie Rose, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is revealed in its full, unabridged glory. A favorite of readers for nearly 150 years, this stirring tale of crime, punishment, justice, and redemption pulses with life. Featuring such unforgettable characters as the quintessential prisoner of... Read more >
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The Complete Short Stories

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Hardcover, 744 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $28.00

These sixty satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history are as fresh and vivid as ever more than a century after their author’s death.

Mark Twain’s famous novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major achievements, but the father of American literature also... Read more >
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