Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth - Classics

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ROBINSON CRUSOE
Daniel Defoe    Book Number: 100414
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From its first publication in 1719, 'Robinson Crusoe' has been printed in over 700 editions. It has inspired almost every conceivable kind of imitation and variation, and been the subject of plays...
DUBLINERS

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JAMES JOYCE    Book Number: 100422
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Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt ...
LORD JIM

New LORD JIM

JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 100423
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First published in 1900, Lord Jim established Conrad as one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. Set in the Malay Archipelago, the novel not only provides a gripping account of marit...
DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE AND OTHER STORIES
Robert Louis Stevenson    Book Number: 100488
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In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to immediate acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the dual...
MOLL FLANDERS
DANIEL DEFOE    Book Number: 100549
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'Moll Flanders' follows the life of its eponymous heroine through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportatio...
MADAME BOVARY
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT    Book Number: 100568
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Castigated for offending against public decency, Madame Bovary has rarely failed to cause a storm. For Flaubert's contemporaries, the fascination came from the novelist's meticulous account of prov...
BLEAK HOUSE
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100587
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Dickens divides the narrative between his heroine, Esther Summerson, who is psychologically interesting in her own right, and an unnamed narrator whose perspective both complements and challenges h...
OLIVER TWIST
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100682
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Dickens had already achieved renown with 'The Pickwick Papers'. With 'Oliver Twist' his reputation was enhanced and strengthened. The novel contains many classic Dickensian themes - grinding povert...
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
JONATHAN SWIFT    Book Number: 10351
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Jonathan Swift's classic satirical narrative was first published in 1726, seven years after Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' (one of its few rivals in fame and breadth of appeal). As a parody travel-memo...
HEART OF DARKNESS AND OTHER STORIES
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 10973
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Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the...
100 SELECTED STORIES
O HENRY    Book Number: 10983
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This collection of 100 of O Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the sheer variety of one of America's best and best-loved short story writers. The variety of the stories is amazing; O Henry i...
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 22577
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A full cast of delectable characters that range from the iniquitous Wackford Squeers and his family, to the delightful Mrs Nickelby, taking in the eccentric Crummles and his travelling players, the...
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
JULES VERNE    Book Number: 23648
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Jules Verne's third great science fiction novel describes the discovery and exploration of a secret tunnel which leads through a volcano to the centre of the Earth. The leader of the expedition is ...
MANSFIELD PARK
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23761
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Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fann...
NORTHANGER ABBEY
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23762
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'Northanger Abbey' tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with ins...
PERSUASION
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23763
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What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most ...
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23764
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Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that...
TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
ANNE BRONTE    Book Number: 23770
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'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' is a powerful and sometimes violent novel of expectation, love, oppression, sin, religion and betrayal. It portrays the disintegration of the marriage of Helen Hunting...
DON QUIXOTE
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES    Book Number: 23781
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Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generation...
MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
Thomas Hardy    Book Number: 23801
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None of the great Victorian novels is more vivid and readable than the Mayor of Casterbridge. Set in the heart of Hardy's Wessex, the 'partly real, partly dream country' he founded on his native D...
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 23802
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Set in Hardy’s Wessex, it tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d’Urbeville. In her search for r...
DAISY MILLER
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 23808
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American, Daisy Miller, visits Europe with her mother and finds that her freshness and innocence are misinterpreted as immodesty and forwardness. This brings her into conflict with the differences ...
KING LEAR

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23841
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King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelt...
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23844
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be re...
MERCHANT OF VENICE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23845
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'The Merchant of Venice' is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a c...
TAMING OF THE SHREW
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23853
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most famous and controversial of Shakespeare...
TWELFTH NIGHT
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23859
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Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. Variously melancholy, lyrical, joyous and farcical, Twelfth Night has long been a popular com...
FRANKENSTEIN
MARY SHELLEY    Book Number: 23860
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Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, Frankenstein, is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first ...
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS AND FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON
JULES VERNE    Book Number: 23873
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'Around the World in Eighty Days' (1873) relates the hair-raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds - but only just! - in circling the globe within 80 da...
DANIEL DERONDA
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 24264
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Gwendolen Harleth, George Eliot's most remarkable heroine, marries for money and power rather than love, but finds marriage a trap and her husband's sadistic use of power constricting. The upper c...
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