Charlie Chaplin's only novel published for the first time Footlights, the screen legend's unseen prequel in prose to the film Limelight, reflects his sadness at declining stardom Read an extract from Footlights by Charlie Chaplin 81St Film, Animal Trainers, Charli Chaplin, 1952, Charlie Chaplin, Actor Charlie, Film Limelight, Charles Chaplin, Eugene Smith
Follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.
Meg Wolitzer's new book -- coming out in September -- will be a YA novel inspired by Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar.'
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Empire Falls (2005)
New Directions Book #134 by Christopher Isherwood: A classic of 20th-century fiction, Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret . First published in the 1930s, The Berlin Stories contains two astonishing related novels, The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin, which are recognized today as classics...
Caitlin Moran's How to Be A Woman broke ground on making feminism funny, and unquestionably universal. The British author's style -- that is, to pepper oversharey anecdotes with all-caps rants about should-be truisms -- applies nicely to her fictional coming-of-age story about a girl making mistakes and choosing role models.
Happy 200th birthday, "Pride and Prejudice"! William Deresiewicz celebrates the wittiest of all novels: "The most beloved novel in the language was written by a rural parson’s daughter with no formal education, in ten months, between the ages of twenty and twenty-one... Elizabeth Bennet's story was largely composed by someone Elizabeth Bennet's age."