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Diane Johnson

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Diane Johnson is the author of ten novels, most recently Le Mariage and Le Divorce, two books of essays, two biographies, and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s classic film The Shining. She has been a finalist four times for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards.

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Jane Eyre

Written by Charlotte Bronte
Introduction by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $8.00

Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius."

Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë's masterpiece... Read more >

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Wuthering Heights

Written by Emily Bronte
Introduction by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $7.00

Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847, the year before the author's death at the age of thirty, endures today as perhaps the most powerful and intensely original novel in the English language. The epic story of Catherine and Heathcliff plays out against the dramatic backdrop of the wild English moors, and... Read more >

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Paris, Paris
Journey into the City of Light
Written by David Downie
Photographed by Alison Harris
Foreword by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an eBook.

Paris, Paris
Journey into the City of Light
Written by David Downie
Photographed by Alison Harris
Foreword by Diane Johnson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Red and the Black

Written by Stendhal
Translated by Burton Raffel
Introduction by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $11.00

A Major New Translation

The Red and the Black
, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel’s quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters... Read more >
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Candide
or, Optimism
Written by Voltaire
Translated by Peter Constantine
Introduction by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $10.00

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Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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The Custom of the Country

Written by Edith Wharton
Introduction by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $13.00

Highly acclaimed at its publication in 1913, The Custom of the Country is a cutting commentary on America’s nouveaux riches, their upward-yearning aspirations and their eventual downfalls. Through her heroine, the beautiful and ruthless Undine Spragg, a spoiled heiress who looks to her next materialistic triumph as her latest conquest throws... Read more >
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