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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OSTEND: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth
VOLKER WEIDERMANN    Book Number: 86493
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Capturing beautifully the feeling of departure, here is a meeting of the crème de la crème of exiled German writers during a summer of farewells. It is the summer of 1936 and the writer Stefan Zwe...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
CHRISTMAS CAROL
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 86820
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"Bah, humbug" said Scrooge. Scrooge has always thought money is more important than people. Can one night full of ghosts change his mind forever? "Marley was dead, to begin with. Scrooge knew he...
LISTS OF NOTE
SHAUN USHER    Book Number: 86839
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Just as he did with Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology from a To Do List of Leonardo da Vinci's to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons ...
WHAT THE DICKENS?!
BRYAN KOZLOWSKI    Book Number: 86852
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Forget your fanteegs and roam at a foot-pace through the twisty alleyways of Victorian London using distinctly Dickensian words. It is a super literary romp through Charles Dickens's finest quips,...
NOTABLE WOMAN: The Romantic Journals
JEAN LUCEY PRATT    Book Number: 86889
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Aged just 16 "and just realising life and beginning to think for myself", in April 1925, Jean Lucey Pratt began writing a journal and continued to write until a few days before her death in 1986. ...
J. SMITH A Miniature Treasure From Queen Mary's Dolls' House
J. SMITH AND FOUGASSE    Book Number: 83446
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Measuring just 3.6 x 4.8cm or 1½" x nearly 2" and ½", this teeny weeny satin miniature book has regal gold decorations on the cream satin cover, satin bookmark and gilt-edged pages and inside, even...
DYLAN THOMAS THE COLLECTED LETTERS: Vols One & Two 1931-1953
EDITED BY PAUL FERRIS    Book Number: 86941
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An incomparable self-portrait of an enchanting, maddening and ultimately tragic poet, we are thrilled to have the two volume reprinted definitive collection of his letters. The first volume spans ...
IAN NICOLSON TRILOGY
IAN NICOLSON    Book Number: 87123
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Published individually as 'The Log of the Maken' in 1961, 'Sea-Saint' in 1957 and 'The Building the St Mary' in 1963, this is a big paperback omnibus of the true adventurous tales of a yachtsman. ...
101 POEMS ABOUT CHILDHOOD
EDITED BY MICHAEL DONAGHY    Book Number: 87051
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A rather rare 2007 Faber paperback "One of the most original and affective themed collections I have come across" - The Times. From Homer's The Iliad 'After this prayer, into his dear wife's arms ...
ARCADIAN NIGHTS: Greek Myths Reimagined
JOHN SPURLING    Book Number: 87053
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At home with his wife Hilary Spurling the biographer and sitting on the terrace of his house in Arcadia on the coast of the Peloponnese, the award-winning playwright and novelist reimagines the sto...
THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH
JONATHAN FRANZEN    Book Number: 87062
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"I was indulging a different sort of compulsion in Ghana. To my shame, I am what people in the world of birding call a lister... I go birding to experience their beauty and diversity, learn more ab...
JANISSARY TREE: Audio Book 4 CDs
JASON GOODWIN    Book Number: 87068
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On a bloody night in 1836, a young concubine is strangled in the imperial harem, and a cadet is butchered in the streets of Istanbul. The city is set to explode, and Yashim the eunuch finds he has...
DID ANYONE ELSE SEE THAT COMING?
EDITED BY IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD    Book Number: 87141
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"Sir - how can I distinguish fake reports about fake news from real reports about fake news?" "Sir - Donald Trump: perhaps best described as 'a bull in search of a china shop'." In these uncertai...
HAS THE WORLD GONE COMPLETELY MAD?
EDITED BY IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD    Book Number: 87144
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"Sir - yet again I note an adjective in the wrong place: 'Lightweight men's summer trousers'." "Sir - God may have many characteristics attributed to Him by Stephen Fry, but He is nowhere near as ...
STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF
EDITED BY IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD    Book Number: 87157
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Letter writers to The Daily Telegraph have once again provided their own refreshing take on events, whether comparing freedom of movement in the EU to a traffic jam in a Waitrose car park, or renou...
YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME: Letters To Mama
FRIDA KAHLO    Book Number: 87187
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Until now, these letters to the artist's beloved mother Matilde Calderón Kahlo have not been collected and published in English. The woman who is now recognised as one of Mexico's greatest painter...
COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF SAKI
Hector Hugh Munro    Book Number: 100541
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Saki (H.H. Munro) stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story. His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidit...
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
EMILY BRONTE    Book Number: 23773
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A wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullie...
THREE MEN IN A BOAT
JEROME K. JEROME    Book Number: 23811
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Three Men in a Boat is a comic classic. When it first appeared in 1889 it became a best seller, and has remained popular ever since. This motley novel has not only been translated into many languag...
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 23876
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'To the Lighthouse' is the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf's novels. It is based on her own early experiences, and while it touches on childhood and children's perceptions and desires, it i...
BEST SHORT STORIES OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT
GUY MAUPASSANT    Book Number: 24277
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The master of the short story has themes ranging from the brutality of war and the hypocrisy it spawns, the petty limitations, dissimulations and vanities inherent at different levels of society an...
BEST SHORT STORIES KIPLING
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 24279
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Traffics and Discoveries contains three tales in which the subject matter ranges from unexplained mystery and the supernatural to an other-worldly house full of elusive but charming children. The M...
MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD & OTHER STORIES
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 27115
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Drugs, sexual obsession and possible murder are the themes of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Dickens' unfinished last novel is a sensational mystery never to be solved. Focusing on the evil in human n...
COLLECTED POEMS OF W. B. YEATS
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Book Number: 35313
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Romantic and modernist, mystical dreamer and leader of the Irish Literary Revival, Nobel Prize-Winner, dramatist and, above all, poet, W.B. Yeats began writing with the intention of putting his 've...
HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN AND BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
NIETZSCHE    Book Number: 58191
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'Human, All Too Human' (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. At a moment of crisis in his life (no longer a friend of Richard Wagner, forc...
PAINTED BOOK IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
JONATHAN J. G. ALEXANDER    Book Number: 86977
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In the late middle ages, around 1450, the High Gothic style of hand-painted manuscript illumination gave way to a Renaissance pictorial style and a new classically inspired script. At the same time...
PARIS 1928: Nexus II
HENRY MILLER    Book Number: 86978
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In 1927, a would-be writer Henry Miller opened a speakeasy in Greenwich Village with his second wife, June Mansfield. That year he exhibited his first watercolours and compiled notes for an entire...
WHEN I WHISTLE
SHUSAKU ENDO    Book Number: 86988
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Set largely in a modern hospital, the novel is a shocking exposé of the war between new and traditional values in Spain. On a commercial visit, a jaded businessman has a chance encounter that remi...
RINGS OF SATURN
W. G. SEBALD    Book Number: 87272
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Born in the Bavarian Alps in 1944, Sebald took up a position as assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester in 1970 as Professor of Modern German Literature. 'The Rings of Saturn' begins as...
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