Vintage Books

Vintage Books is a publishing imprint established in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf. The company was purchased by Random House publishing in April 1960, and is currently a subdivision of Random House. In 1990, Vintage UK was set up in the United Kingdom.


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Sputnik sweetheart

Haruki Murakami - Publisher : Vintage Books

Sumire is an aspiring writer who survives on a family stipend and the creative input of her only friend, the novel's male narrator and protagonist, known in the text only as 'K'. K is an elementary school teacher, 25 years old, and in love with Sumire, though she does not quite share his feelings. At a wedding, Sumire meets an ethnic Korean woman, Miu, who is 17 years her senior. The two strike up...
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During a travel

Autumn

For all

enough easy to read

Contemporary

Between 10 and 20$

A few hours













Have mercy on Us All

Fred Vargas - Publisher : Vintage Books

Joss, a middle-aged former Breton sailor, begins to succeed in reviving the old family trade of town crier in modern-day Paris. Business is good, since people gladly pay five francs to hear their rants and nonsensical messages in parks and squares every so often, ominous cryptic messages announcing the return of the plague will also be part of the day’s requested cries. At the same time, chief...
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Pour tous les jours

Winter

To my friends

Easy to read

Contemporary

Less than 10$

A few hours













The Magic Mountain

Thomas Mann - Publisher : Vintage Books

The narrative opens in the decade before World War I. The the central character, Hans Castorp, in his twenties, the only child of a Hamburg merchant family who, following the early death of his parents, has been brought up by his grandfather and subsequently by an uncle named James Tienappel. Just before beginning this professional career Castorp undertakes a journey to visit his tubercular...
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During a travel

Autumn

To my parents

Not easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

At least one month













H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald - Publisher : Vintage Books

Publisher's presentation: When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and...
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Before sleep

Autumn

To my friends

Easy to read

New

Between 10 and 20$

A few days













The Stranger

Albert Camus - Publisher : Vintage Books

Meursault learns of his mother's death. At her funeral, he expresses none of the expected emotions of grief. When asked if he wishes to view the body, he says no, and, instead, smokes and drinks coffee in front of the coffin. Rather than expressing his feelings, he comments to the reader only about the attendees at the funeral.He later encounters Marie, a former employee of his firm. The two...
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In the metro, train, bus

Winter

For all

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few days













Fifty Shades of Grey

E. L. James - Publisher : Vintage Books

Anastasia Steele accepte de remplacer sa colocataire malade, Katherine, pour interviewer l'homme d'affaires et milliardaire Christian Grey. Jeune PDG séduisant et mystérieux, ce dernier l'intimide. À sa grande surprise, Christian Grey vient la voir au magasin où elle travaille, prétextant des achats. Très attirée par lui, elle se verra rapidement...
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For the week-ends

Spring

To my male lover

Child's play

Contemporary

Less than 10$

A few hours













Love in the time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez - Publisher : Vintage Books

The main characters of the novel are Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. Both Florentino and Fermina fall in love with each other in their youth. A secret relationship blossoms between the two with the help of Fermina's Aunt Escolástica. They exchange several love letters. However, once Fermina's father, Lorenzo Daza, finds out about the two, he forces his daughter to stop seeing Florentino...
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During a travel

Autumn

To my male lover

enough easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

A few days













Glamorama

Bret Easton Ellis - Publisher : Vintage Books

Publisher's presentation: the author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world. In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially. Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs who exists in magazines and gossip columns and...
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In the metro, train, bus

Winter

To my sister or brother

enough easy to read

Contemporary

Less than 10$

At least one month













Farewell, My Lovely

Raymond Chandler - Publisher : Vintage Books

Private detective Philip Marlowe is investigating a dead-end missing person case when he sees a felon, Moose Malloy, barging into a nightclub called Florian's looking for his ex-girlfriend Velma Valento. The club has changed owners, so no one now there knows her. Malloy ends up killing the black owner of the club and escaping. The murder case is assigned to Lt. Nulty, a Los Angeles Police...
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To not die of boredom

Winter

To my acquaintances

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few hours













Fatelessness

Imre Kertész - Publisher : Vintage Books

The novel is about a young Hungarian boy, György Gyuri Köves, living in Budapest. The book opens as György's father is being sent to a labor camp. Soon afterwards, György receives working papers and travels to work outside of the Jewish quarter. One day all of the Jews are pulled off of the buses leaving the Jewish quarter, and are sent to Auschwitz on a train without water. Arriving there,...
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During my holidays

Autumn

For all

Not easy to read

Classic modern

Between 10 and 20$

At least one month






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