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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OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 10990
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The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky ...
WESSEX TALES
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 22668
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Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers. These seven tales, in which characters and scenes are imbu...
TOM SAWYER AND HUCKLEBERRY FINN
MARK TWAIN    Book Number: 23871
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Tom Sawyer, a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck Finn. The two enjoy a series o...
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
SIR THOMAS MALORY    Book Number: 25244
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The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring in world literature. Its scenes of love, war, religion, treachery and family loyalty are timeless as are the...
RIGHTS OF MAN
THOMAS PAINE    Book Number: 25248
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Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France, Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Paine writes ...
COMPLETE RICHARD HANNAY STORIES
JOHN BUCHAN    Book Number: 66180
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Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent...
SECRET GARDEN
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT    Book Number: 88028
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After her parents die of cholera in India, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in his gloomy house in Yorkshire, where she leads a lonely and neglected life, with nothing to do apart from ex...
COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES: Leatherbound Edition
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 82274
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Classy and classic, in chocolate brown bonded leather binding with gold and silver tooling and beautiful design, the deerstalker, pipe and magnifying glass, violin and crossed swords are embossed o...
TREASURY OF IRISH AND FAIRY FOLK TALES: Leather Edition
BARNES & NOBLE    Book Number: 82271
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Bound in shamrock green leather with gold and silver tooling and rope on spine, gilded page edges and satin bookmark, the endpapers are beautifully decorated including John Atkinson Grimshaw's Spir...
CHARLES DICKENS FIVE NOVELS: Leather Edition
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 82273
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Many readers know Victorian England through the writings of Charles Dickens. He captured the spirit of his age in entertaining fiction spun from its social concerns and historical events. This lite...
COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Leather Edition
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 82275
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Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear - lovers of literature will immediately recognise these as signature works of William Shakespeare, whose plays still...
COMPLETE CTHULHU MYTHOS TALES: Leatherbound Edition
H. P. LOVECRAFT    Book Number: 84601
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Black leather handsome luxury edition with gold tooling and emerald green clawed monster design, here is your passport to realms of unimaginable horror. The Cthulhu Mythos was Lovecraft's greatest...
H. P. LOVECRAFT THE COMPLETE FICTION: Leatherbound Edition
H. P. LOVECRAFT    Book Number: 84606
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Folio Society-style and quality, this heavyweight collectable edition is bound in black leather with four rope supports to the spine and an embossed design cover inset with a colourful nebula space...
JULES VERNE SEVEN NOVELS: Leatherbound Edition
JULES VERNE    Book Number: 84608
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We remember Jules Verne quite rightly as the grandfather of science fiction and believe that he was the first to predict space travel, the submarine, the helicopter and all manner of other scientif...
TREASURY OF IRISH LITERATURE: Leatherbound Edition
Unknown    Book Number: 84616
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Traditional poems and ballads like The Croppy Boy and The Lamentation of Hugh Reynolds, poems by Thomas Moore like Echo and The Song of Fionnuala and poets Thomas Furlong, William Carleton, James C...
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: Leatherbound Edition
LEWIS CARROLL    Book Number: 86297
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) was better known as Lewis Carroll, the greatest experimenter in the field of children's literature. In sky blue leather with silver tooling for Alice's hair an...
BLUE FAIRY BOOK: Leatherbound Edition
ANDREW LANG    Book Number: 86299
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"Nibble, nibble, little mouse, who's that nibbling at my house?" A selection of favourite tales beginning with The Bronze Ring and Prince Hyacinth and The Dear Little Princess, Cinderella or The L...
SILENCE OF HERONDALE
JOAN AIKEN    Book Number: 88052
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The author was well known for her wit, awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature and much of her writing had a similar gothic flavour. With a likeable heroine narrator, here is cont...
GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR
ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 87807
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Sub-titled 'From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters' here for the first time is a single volume entirely dedicated to a long-overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to comp...
MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL    Book Number: 87822
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Sub-titled 'Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World' this book is the Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction. Coming face to face with an important illuminat...
FIVE ORANGE PIPS AND OTHER CASES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 87528
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Witty and fiendishly clever, these 12 tales of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson see the duo solving mysteries in London's foggy backstreets and behind the walls of country houses. Some of the most fa...
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...
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...
DIARY OF A NOBODY
GEORGE AND WEEDON GROSSMITH    Book Number: 23800
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The diary is that of a man who acknowledges that he is not a "Somebody" - Charles Pooter of 'The Laurels', Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, a clerk in the city of London - and it chronicles in hilario...
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...
AESOP'S FABLES
AESOP    Book Number: 23956
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Aesop's celebrated collection of fables has always been popular with both adults and children. These simple tales embody truths so powerful, the titles of the individual fables - the fox and the gr...
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
OMAR KHAYYAM    Book Number: 24273
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This edition presents the classic free translation by Edward Fitzgerald of the great Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayyam. Fitzgerald's masterful translation was firs...
COLD COMFORT FARM
STELLA GIBBONS    Book Number: 84848
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If you are yet to read this, it is probably the funniest book ever written. 'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm...' Sensible, sophistic...
PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES
HERBERT VAN THAL    Book Number: 87546
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Originally released in 1959, the stories reissued here are 22 terrifying tales of terror. Authors include Peter Fleming, C. S. Forester, Bram Stoker, Angus Wilson, Noel Langley, Frank Finney and L...
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