The Picture of Dorian Gray ( Collins Classics )Regular price $7.99 Save $-7.99
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
‘The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.’
When Basil Hallward paints the portrait of young, handsome Dorian Gray, he falls prey to his dazzling beauty. Afraid that his youth and looks will waste away, Dorian expresses a wish that his portrait, and not he, will age and fade over time. His wish is granted, and over the ensuing years, Dorian indulges in every kind of vice and pleasure, never ageing nor disfiguring. Only his portrait, hidden to the world, bears the marks of his actions, and as his soul grows ever more wasted and corrupted, devastating
consequences lie in wait.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is an exploration of the purpose of art, the superficial nature of youth and beauty, and the conflict between morality and intemperance. First published in its complete, uncensored form in 1891, it is Oscar Wilde’s only novel.
Dark InheritanceRegular price $21.99 Save $-21.99
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, international bestselling authors of Dissolution, present a gripping, thought-provoking contemporary thriller in the tradition of Michael Chrichton's Jurassic Park. Here a project of cutting-edge genetics might lead to a better world-or a waking nightmare.
For thirteen years-since he became one of several scientists chosen to raise apes bred by the pharmaceutical giant SAC-Dr. Jim Dutton, his young daughter Brett, and the bonobo ape Umber have been a family. For Umber is far more than a subject or pet. She types, reads, speaks sign language, favors psychedelic clothes, and even contemplates the nature of God.
Then a colleague forces Jim to confront the reality he's tried to ignore: Umber and the other SAC apes are too intelligent to be pure bonobos. They are "augmented" apes, more like early hominids than to anthropoids. And when SAC abruptly demands Umber's immediate return, it becomes vital for Jim to discover why the corporation created this new species.
The quest for answers will take Jim and his family to Africa, to a SAC facility that fronts as a preserve dedicated to helping once-captive chimps. But the grounds also hide a covert genetics lab, a missing band of blue-eyed apes, crude buildings decorated with skulls, and, deep in the shadows, human corpses savagely hacked to pieces...
Now the struggle to uncover SAC's secrets becomes a fight for survival. Suddenly Umber, Brett, and Jim find themselves hunted by beings who are fiercely territorial, brutally aggressive, and far stronger than any human.
And like humans they can be utterly, and murderously, psychotic...
Lo-FiRegular price $15.95 Save $-15.95
Preternatural Reckoning: A Psychological Horror Book ( Preternatural Trilogy #3 )Regular price $8.99 Save $-8.99
A year ago, Blackheart was finally put to rest, but now finds himself cast out of the afterlife and back to his old ways. Planning a war on God, he resurrects John Smith to assist him in this quest, all while acting as a false prophet and savior to the people of Meadowsville. Follow the final adventures of Alexandra Hughes and the Reed family, as they work together to finally destroy this legendary monster once and for all, or find themselves in hell on earth.
A Man of Remarkable RestraintRegular price $15.99 Save $-15.99
Charles is definitely going insane. Has been since he was a kid. But with intense focus and, yes, remarkable restraint, he's managed to keep a tight grip on his loose-cannon inner psycho... until he gets laid off from his job at the newspaper.
Uh-oh. Something's gonna blow. Could be a blood vessel in his brain. Could be a helicopter packed with ammonium nitrate. Good thing he meets a rowdy but warm-hearted Vietnam Vet named Stanley "Apocalypse" Nowell when he heads straight to the bar after losing his job. At least now he has a friend.
Things appear to be looking up when he gets some freelance work ghostwriting a novel for a cartoonishly badass ex-military, soldier-of-fortune type; and when he awkwardly meets a nice young woman who works at the post office. But, alas, things are destined to go down in flames.
Come along on this madcap, darkly comedic odyssey with a deeply troubled, self-antagonistic protagonist. A man with a bright mind and a dark soul - Charles [last name withheld to protect the innocent].
RoostRegular price $13.00 Save $-13.00
Every spring in small town Ohio, kids get a touch more daylight, wander a little farther from the front porch, and spend a bit more time off on their own, exploring.
One such spring, the Murphy twins were considered an Easter miracle. And now, almost 18 years later - Easter week, 1988 - the girls approach their birthday, and busybodies around town get a little anxious. Every time their birthday falls on Easter Sunday, bad things seem to happen, and the neighbors have noticed.
A babysitter goes missing. The little girl up the road meets a bad end. Maybe it's coincidence. Maybe living in a town dropped smack in the middle of farmland - with miles of corn in every direction - makes people feel isolated from the outside. Folks start to see evil where it isn't.
Or maybe this year, the devil's come home to roost.