Welcome to the Hesperus Press website. Here you will find descriptions of all available books on our backlist as well as details of newly released and yet to be published Hesperus books.
In addition to our well-known collection of neglected classics of English literature, we offer translations of the best world writers from Europe and further afield. We will also be expanding our list to include books relating to literature of the Middle East and to European views of Middle East culture.
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‘There was spreading panic in the street. It swept through the faces in the crowd, their anxious movements... The moment before catastrophe. This is what it looks like...'
May Featured Books
She is a classic of imaginative Victorian literature. Ayesha is She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, a two-thousand-year-old-queen who rules the hidden African kingdom of Kôr. Eternally beautiful and fiercely cruel, those who cross her path become changed forever. Sir Henry Rider Haggard, the founder of the Lost World literary genre and wrote four She books in total, all of which are available now.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856 - 1925) was and English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. His stories continue to be popular and influential including the much-loved King Soloman's Mines and Allan Quatermain.
First published in 1920, and now with a foreword by Colm Tóibín, The Mad Toy is set in Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. Feeling the alienation of youth, Silvio Astier's gang tours neighbourhoods, inflicting waves of petty crime. Drifting from one career and subsequent crime to another, Silvio's main difficulty is his intelligence, with which he grapples.
Roberto Arlt (1900-1942) was born in Buenos Aires. he is widely considered to be one of the founders of the modern Argentine novel and had a great impact on the 1960's 'Boom' generation of writers such a Gabriel Garcia Márquez.