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Diane Johnson

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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78332-9 (0-679-78332-6)

Introduction by Diane Johnson
Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope
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... Read more

Wuthering Heights
Written by Emily Bronte, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$7.00/8.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75644-3 (0-375-75644-2)

Introduction by Diane Johnson
Commentary by George Henry Lewes, Virginia Woolf, and E. M. Forster
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... Read more

The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window
Written by Raymond Chandler, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2002
$30.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41501-2 (0-375-41501-7)

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Raymond Chandler’s first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction.

The Big Sleep, Chandler’s first novel, introduces Philip Marlowe, a private detective inhabiting the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s, as he takes on a... Read more

Paris, Paris
Written by David Downie, Photographed by Alison Harris, Foreword by Diane Johnson
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | April 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-88608-8 (0-307-88608-5)

 “Beautifully written and refreshingly original… makes us see [Paris] in a different light.” -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs... Read more

The Red and the Black
Written by Stendhal, Translated by Burton Raffel, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7207-8 (0-8129-7207-4)

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

Written by Voltaire, Translated by Peter Constantine, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7201-6 (0-8129-7201-5)

In this splendid new translation of Voltaire’s satiric masterpiece, all the celebrated wit, irony, and trenchant social commentary of one of the great works of the Enlightenment is restored and refreshed.

Voltaire may have cast a jaundiced eye on eighteenth-century Europe–a place that was definitely not the “best of all possible worlds.”... Read more

The Custom of the Country
Written by Edith Wharton, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$13.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75807-2 (0-375-75807-0)

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