Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth - Classics

Wordsworth editions and Wordsworth Classics, great value for money starting at just £2.50 - unabridged texts of remarkable literary writers, many with new Introductions.

 

 

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
MRS DALLOWAY
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 24267
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Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the ch...
ADAM BEDE

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GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 24280
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George Eliot drew heavily on her own knowledge of country life in the writing of this book and many of the characters are based on people she knew and loved. Set in the countryside of the English M...
RED BADGE OF COURAGE
STEPHEN CRANE    Book Number: 24302
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Complete and unabridged Wordsworth American classic of one of the greatest war novels of all time. The book reports on the American Civil War through the eyes of Henry Fleming, an ordinary farm boy...
SCARLET LETTER
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE    Book Number: 27098
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This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan...
WELL-BELOVED WITH THE PURSUIT OF THE WELL-BELOVED 1892
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 32535
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The Well-Beloved completes the cycle of Hardy's great novels, reiterating his favourite themes of man's eternal quest for perfection in both love and art, and the suffering that ensues. Jocelyn Pi...
ETHAN FROME
EDITH WHARTON    Book Number: 32939
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On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin ...
ROMEO AND JULIET
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 36907
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Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. The loveliness and the music of th...
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 41491
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Considered by many to be Dicken's finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From...
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 48999
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Written and privately published in Florence in 1928, 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' was denied unexpurgated publication in England until 1960. D.H Lawrence’s uncompromisingly candid novel deals in poeti...
WORDSWORTH COLLECTION OF CLASSIC ROMANCES
Unknown    Book Number: 55440
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Jane Austen constructed 'Pride & Prejudice', with wit, social precision and an irresistible heroine. 'Persuasion' - Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest yet strongest heroines, is also open to c...
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