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January Classics

Our first releases of the year are by authors well known to NYRB Classics readers. The Traveller’s Tree by Patrick Leigh Fermor is “still the best piece of travel writing on the Caribbean” (The Guardian) and Conquered City by Victor Serge is a tragic novel of revolutionary terror. Both of these January books, as well as all NYRB Classics by Patrick Leigh Fermor and Victor Serge, are available at a limited-time 25% discount.


Conquered City

By Victor Serge
Translated from the French and with a
foreword by Richard Greeman

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Set in post-Russian-Revolutionary St. Petersburg, Conquered City is structured like a detective story in which the new political regime tracks down and eliminates its enemies—the spies, speculators, and traitors hidden among the mass of common people.

In this novel about terror, the city’s new masters seek to cement their control, even as the counterrevolutionary White Army regroups. The Communists pick up the weapons of power—police, guns, jail, spies, treachery—in the doomed gamble that, by wielding them righteously, they can put an end to the need for terror. Conquered City is their tragedy and testament.

Read Richard Greeman’s Foreword


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Also by Victor Serge


book coverThe Case of Comrade Tulayev
Introduction by Susan Sontag

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book coverUnforgiving Years
Introduction by Richard Greeman

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The Traveller’s Tree
A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands

By Patrick Leigh Fermor
Introduction by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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In the late 1940s, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out to explore the Caribbean islands. In The Traveller’s Tree, his first book, he presents his own vivid, idiosyncratic impressions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, Saba, St. Martin, St. Thomas, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. Costa, a Greek painter and photographer whose photographs are included in the book, and Joan, who two decades later was to become Leigh Fermor’s wife, travel with him on a picaresque adventure where we meet an incredible host of characters and societies.

Read Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s Introduction

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Also by Patrick Leigh Fermor


book coverA Time of Gifts
Introduction by Jan Morris

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book coverBetween the Woods and the Water
Introduction by Jan Morris

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book coverMani
Introduction by Michael Gorra

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book coverRoumeli
Introduction by Patricia Storace

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book coverA Time To Keep Silence
Introduction by Karen Armstrong

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book coverIn Tearing Haste: Letters Between
Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

Edited by Charlotte Mosley

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