Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature and the classics are the foundation of human thought and imagination. Read the world's greatest writers here.

 

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COMPLETE POEMS OF D.H. LAWRENCE
D H LAWRENCE    Book Number: 10769
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Lawrence's reputation as a novelist has often meant that his achievements in poetry have failed to receive the recognition they deserve. This edition brings together, in a form he himself sanctione...
COMPLETE FATHER BROWN
G. K. CHESTERTON    Book Number: 23783
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Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collect...
CHRISTMAS BOOKS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 23788
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Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories ...
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...
KEY PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS
RENE DESCARTES    Book Number: 25251
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Renee Descartes (1596-1650) was the father of modern philosophy and one of the greatest thinkers in history. His genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. He broke the conv...
MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
MO MOULTON    Book Number: 91070
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Sub-titled 'How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women.' A group biography of the renowned crime novelist and the Oxford University women who stood at the vanguard of ...
WOULDBEGOODS
E. NESBIT    Book Number: 91074
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After being banished to the countryside for creating even more mayhem than usual, the Bastable children vow to mend their ways. They establish 'The Society of the Wouldbegoods' and their first rul...
ALEXANDER: A Novel of Utopia
KLAUS MANN    Book Number: 91136
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Written by the son of the well-known German novelist Thomas Mann, this historical fantasy takes Alexander the Great for its subject, looking at his life and career, and examining his obsession with...
BELKIN'S STORIES AND A HISTORY OF GORYUKHINO VILLAGE
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN    Book Number: 91139
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Contains The Shot, The Blizzard, The Undertaker, The Postmaster, Young Miss Peasant and A History of Goryukhino Village. First published in 1831, Belkin's Stories was the first completed work of p...
BHAGAVAD GITA: A Verse Translation
GEOFFREY PARRINDER    Book Number: 91140
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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most widely read Hindu scriptures in the Western world. Taking the form of a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and the divine Krishna on the eve of battle, it is ...
DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN
SAMUEL BECKETT    Book Number: 91142
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Beckett's first 'literary landmark' is a wonderfully savoury introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning author. Written in 1932 when the 26 year old Samuel Beckett was struggling to make ends meet, t...
FIGHTING FRANCE: From Dunkerque to Belfort
EDITH WHARTON    Book Number: 91148
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American novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is best known for the Age of Innocence. Opening in August 1914 as the onset of the First World War is announced to sunlit Paris, Wharton's chronicle of ...
GIPSY'S BABY
ROSAMOND LEHMANN    Book Number: 91151
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Living in a small dwelling at the bottom of the lane, the Wyatts never had cause to associate with the family in the big house until their cat is attacked by that family's dog. This precipitates an...
DRAWN FROM LIFE: Selected Essays of Michel de Montaigne
INTRODUCED BY TIM PARKS    Book Number: 91160
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A new selection of Montaigne's most resonant essays translated by Michael Screech, Michel de Montaigne is one of the founding fathers of the essay. Retreating to his chateau to write and often neg...
MY ORIGINAL SIN
MARIE-VICTOIRE ROUILLIER    Book Number: 91163
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'You start the forty days of Lent, in your ice-cold convent, receiving neither visitors nor letters, and whilst you settle into the comfortable intimacy of a god made to your own measure, I stay in...
POSITION OF PEGGY HARPER
LEONARD MERRICK    Book Number: 91167
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This long-neglected Edwardian classic, set in the shabby world of England's theatricals, populated by hack writers, drunken actors, pushy stage mothers and unscrupulous directors, is a tale full of...
TABLE-TALK & RECOLLECTIONS
SAMUEL ROGERS    Book Number: 91176
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'One forenoon I met Porson in Covent Garden, dressed in a pea-green coat: he had been married that morning, as I afterward learned from Raine, for he himself said nothing about it.' A poet and ban...
TRAVELS WITH HENRY JAMES
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 91178
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The author of such classic novels as The Portrait of A Lady, The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller, Henry James (1843-1916) here takes readers from the American towns of upstate New York to villag...
VOYEUR'S MOTEL
GAY TALESE    Book Number: 91180
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Credited with the creation of an inventive form of non-fiction writing called 'The New Journalism', Gay Talese's bestselling books involve the changing moral values of America, such as his Thy Neig...
WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Collector's Edition
EMILY BRONTE    Book Number: 88932
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The wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Cathe...
DAY I KILLED MY FATHER
Mario Sabino    Book Number: 91305
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One of Brazil's most exciting novelists writes in a charming and chilling prose, drawing the reader directly into the mind of a man who has committed patricide. Part psychological thriller, part i...
KANT'S LITTLE PRUSSIAN HEAD AND OTHER REASONS WHY I WRITE
CLAIRE MESSUD    Book Number: 91281
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A profound book about literature and life and the miraculous ways that art helps us to live. In her fiction, Claire Messud has specialised in creating unusual female characters with ferocious, ima...
WE BRITISH: The Poetry of a People
ANDREW MARR    Book Number: 91510
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More than just an anthology, this massive tome is a compelling history of Britain told through its poetry. From Caedmon to Carol Ann Duffy, from Beowulf to the Liverpool performance poets, Britons...
AS I LAY DYING
WILLIAM FAULKNER    Book Number: 91433
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Originally published in 1930, the story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage as the death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of his family as they set out to fulfil her...
TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
GRAHAM GREENE    Book Number: 91444
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Born in 1904, Graham Greene worked as a journalist and critic and became Literary Editor of The Spectator in 1940. Here he gives us not only an intoxicating entertainment but confronts us with som...
MEMOIRS OF AN INFANTRY OFFICER
SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Book Number: 91484
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In 1936 the Evening Standard reviewed this work of literature and described it as 'The most satisfying piece of autobiography to be published in our time.' And J. B. Priestley 'This is an enchanti...
WOMAN IN BERLIN
ANONYMOUS    Book Number: 91513
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In the Virago Modern Classic series, this diary was first published in America in 1954 and in Britain in 1955 and, unavailable since the 1960s, is now newly translated into English. It is a devast...
DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON & THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER
GEORGE ORWELL    Book Number: 88927
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George Orwell is a difficult author to summarise. He was a would-be revolutionary who went to Eton, a political writer who abhorred dogma, a socialist who thrived on his image as a loner, and a me...
NIGHT GAUNTS AND OTHER TALES OF SUSPENSE
JOYCE CAROL OATES    Book Number: 91265
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Six gorgeously eerie stories exploring the deepest entwining of lust and repulsion, creation and dissolution, Eros and Thanatos. 'The Woman In the Window' opens with a naked woman seated in front ...
DIS MEM BER AND OTHER STORIES OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE
JOYCE CAROL OATES    Book Number: 91340
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'Seven gothic tales that plumb the depths of women who, whatever their age, always seem to stand on the threshold of the heart-breaking tides of adolescence...' - Kirkus Reviews. The latest collec...
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