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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GOLDEN HOUSE: A Novel
SALMAN RUSHDIE    Book Number: 91353
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In a time of polarising extremes, can we find common ground? Will despots and their supporters be forever with us? Can story and art enlighten us? In this stylish novel, the literary genius Salm...
READER I MARRIED HIM: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre
TRACY CHEVALIER    Book Number: 91391
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Helen Dunmore, Susan Hill, Emma Donoghue, Salley Vickers, Esther Freud, Lionel Shriver and Jane Gardam are among the 21 contributors to this collection of original stories by today's finest women w...
STATE COUNSELLOR: A Fandorin Mystery
BORIS AKUNIN    Book Number: 91399
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A richly drawn picture of tsarist Russia, populated with intriguing characters whose descriptions of appearance and temperament are suited to the period. Akunin has been propelled into the ranks o...
SELECTED POEMS OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
Harrison, Florence    Book Number: 10866
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Christina Rossetti is widely regarded as the most considerable woman poet in England before the 20th century. No reading of 19th century poetry can be complete without attention to this prolific an...
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Mark Twain    Book Number: 68847
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An invaluable companion to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's inimitable portrait of 'the great Father of Waters'. Part mem...
BEAUTIFULL CASSANDRA
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 91255
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One of Jane Austen's most charming youthful 'novels' in miniature, presented in a deluxe illustrated edition with Leon Steinmetz's gorgeous black and dark red illustrations. Most people think Jane...
AUGUSTINE'S CONFESSIONS: A Biography
GARRY WILLS    Book Number: 91324
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'Punchy, clear, well-argued, and beautifully translated, both linguistically and culturally.' - Peter Brown, Princeton University. Sensitive and informed, this is an appreciation of and introducti...
HAMLET GLOBE TO GLOBE
DOMINIC DROMGOOLE    Book Number: 91355
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Two Years 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play. From the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre here is an account of the theatre's extraordinary two year tour bringing Hamlet to every...
LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL
JOHN LE CARRÉ    Book Number: 91373
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A classic spy novel and a work of enormous power and artistry. On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England's bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome strange...
MAD BAD DANGEROUS TO KNOW:
COLM TOIBIN    Book Number: 91376
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From Dublin's formidable Colm Toibin comes this illuminating and unusual study of three of that city's most celebrated writers and their earliest influences - their fathers. Fiery, fraught relation...
OSCAR AND LUCINDA and TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG
PETER CAREY    Book Number: 91382
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Peter Carey is one of just three writers to have won the Booker Prize twice and here are both of those prizewinning novels in one volume, showcasing his immense imagination and bravura storytelling...
QUOTABLE MACHIAVELLI
EDITED BY MAURIZIO VIROLI    Book Number: 91390
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Machiavelli's great work of political theory The Prince is one of the most influential European books, the product of his experience of the courts of the Renaissance including the Vatican, the Holy...
THINK, WRITE, SPEAK: Uncollected Essays
VLADIMIR NABOKOV    Book Number: 91402
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The Russian novelist Nabokov studied at Cambridge, became a Berlin-based journalist and finally emigrated to America, writing his later novels in English, among them the infamous Lolita. Two third...
THROWN UNDER THE OMNIBUS: A Reader
P. J. O'ROURKE    Book Number: 91404
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One of America's most celebrated humourists, P. J. O'Rourke wrote his early pieces for the National Lampoon and reported as Rolling Stone's International Affairs Editor in the 1980s and 1990s. He ...
VERY NICE REJECTION LETTER
CHRIS PALING    Book Number: 91597
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'Despite the unpromising financial situation, after twenty-odd years trying to make a living on and around Grub Street - several novels published to grudgingly respectful reviews and negligible sal...
LOVE IN THE BLITZ
EILEEN ALEXANDER    Book Number: 91610
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Sub-titled 'The Greatest Lost Love Letters of the Second World War', Eileen Alexander graduated in 1939 with a brilliant First Class degree in English from Girton College, Cambridge. Her subsequen...
MANTEL PIECES
HILARY MANTEL    Book Number: 91627
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Twice winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of the Wolf Hall trilogy, in 1987 when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the Editor Karl Miller, 'I have ...
PENGUIN CLASSICS BOOK
HENRY ELIOT    Book Number: 91631
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Burnt orange clothbound heavyweight large hardback with black decorations including the famous Penguin publishers logo, this is a celebration of the largest and best known classics imprint in the w...
SOLDIERS: Great Stories of War and Peace
MAX HASTINGS    Book Number: 91638
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Here you will meet Jewish heroes of the Bible, Rome's Captain of the Gate, Queen Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Cromwell, Wellington, Napoleon's marshals, Ulysses S. Grant, George S. Patton, Sir John Moore...
HIGH HISTORY OF THE HOLY GRAIL
TRANS BY SEBASTIAN EVANS    Book Number: 91755
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First published in 1898, this was translated from a 13th century manuscript written in Old French, but the original author is unknown. This is the story of Sir Perceval and the Holy 'Graal', the st...
THOREAU'S WILDFLOWERS
HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Book Number: 91760
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A glamorous Yale University Press publication which takes us back to New England 150 years ago and a rich botanical world that still graces the landscape today. Some of Henry David Thoreau's most ...
WILLIAM BLAKE'S SEXUAL PATH TO SPIRITUAL VISION
MARSHA KEITH SCHUCHARD    Book Number: 91763
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Miranda Seymour in the Sunday Times said 'Schuchard places Blake at the heart of a secret London as high on spiritualized sexuality as San Francisco in the 'summer of love'.' William Blake (1757-18...
WISDOM OF LOVE IN THE SONG OF SONGS
STEFAN GILLOW REYNOLDS    Book Number: 91764
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The Song of Solomon from the Bible is a poem that has exercised great minds for centuries. Dr Gillow Reynolds explores a difficult and controversial subject bringing his vast knowledge of art, lit...
KAMA SUTRA: Satin Bound Edition
TRANS. BY RICHARD F. BURTON    Book Number: 91689
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Decorated with exquisite Indian miniatures in colour, many of the most explicit sexual kind, the reputation of the Kama Sutra (Aphorisms on Love) has gained a reputation as a manual for the sexuall...
TALE OF TWO CITIES
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100367
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This novel traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dickens based his historical detail on Carlyle's The French Revolution, ...
COLLECTED POEMS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
ALFRED TENNYSON    Book Number: 10735
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Although Tennyson (1809-1892) has often been characterized as an austere, bearded patriarch and laureate of the Victorian age, his poems speak clearly to the imagination of the late 20th century. H...
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...
COMPLETE MAPP & LUCIA: Volume One
E.F. BENSON    Book Number: 65528
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Lucia is one of the great comic characters in English literature. Outrageously pretentious, hypocritical and snobbish, Queen Lucia, 'as by right divine' rules over the toy kingdom of 'Riseholme' ba...
DESCENT OF MAN: And Selection in Relation to Sex
CHARLES DARWIN    Book Number: 71177
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In The Descent of Man Darwin addresses many of the issues raised by his notorious Origin of Species: finding in the traits and instincts of animals the origins of the mental abilities of humans, of...
ESSENTIAL KAFKA
FRANZ KAFKA    Book Number: 73737
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Like George Orwell, Franz Kafka has given his name to a world of nightmare, but in Kafka's world, it is never completely clear just what the nightmare is. The Trial, where the rules are hidden from...
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