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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INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
Freud, Sigmund    Book Number: 25265
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Ever since its publication in 1900, Freud's masterpiece, The Interpretation of Dreams has never failed to stimulate controversy. As science and technology outstrip our ability to cope with their co...
THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
T. E. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 25266
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As Angus Calder states in his Introduction to this edition, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War. Lawrence's younger brothers,...
COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS    Book Number: 25386
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit. His great tragedies, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and comedies such as A Midsummer Nigh...
COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED LEWIS CARROLL
JOHN TENNIEL    Book Number: 25504
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Inspired by the insatiable Victorian appetite for party games, tricks and conundrums, Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) wrote many works of humorous, witty, whimsical and nonsensical verse. ...
GRIMM: COMPLETE FAIRY TALES
Grimm, Brothers    Book Number: 27083
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The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarves, of fabulous animals and dark d...
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...
COLLECTED WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 27108
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Oscar Wilde's Works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. The Picture of Dorian Gray shocked and outraged many readers of his d...
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
ALEXANDRE DUMAS    Book Number: 27111
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The story of Edmond Dantès, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantès is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a ...
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DANTE ALIGHIERI    Book Number: 27155
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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet Divine was added by later admirers) in exile from his ...
DON QUIXOTE
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES    Book Number: 30326
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According to tradition Cervantes first conceived his comic masterpiece in jail - his avowed intent being to debunk the romances of chivalry. From first publication 'Don Quixote' was a best-seller, ...
ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY
GEORGE CHAPMAN    Book Number: 30617
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Hector bidding farewell to his wife and baby son, Odysseus bound to the mast listening to the Sirens, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Hom...
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE    Book Number: 31853
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Uncle Tom's Cabin has earned the title of not only the first bestseller, but also the first protest novel to have a direct impact on political events. The story follows the life and vicissitudes o...
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 ...
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS
ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 33036
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Gaskell's last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in 19th century rural England. At its core are family relationships - father, daughter and step-mother...
MARLOWE: The Plays
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE    Book Number: 33870
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If Shakespeare had died at the age Marlowe died, there would have been no question that Marlowe would have been the leading figure in English Renaissance drama. This edition of all his plays shows ...
SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT    Book Number: 33874
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A Sentimental Education has been described both as 'the first modern novel' and 'a novel to end all novels'. Weaving a poignant love story into his account of the 1848 Revolution, Flaubert shows a ...
WHAT MAISIE KNEW
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 34622
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The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie Farange survives by her intelligence and spirit. For all its sombre theme of childhood innocence exposed to a...
COLLECTED POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 34958
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Wilde, glamorous and notorious, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the griev...
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 35316
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From the beginning of this remarkable detective novel we are locked into the frenzied consciousness of Raskolnikov who is inexorably drawn to commit a brutal double murder. Our brand new 485 page ...
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...
THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
EDITH WHARTON    Book Number: 37597
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Tells the Story of Lily Bart, aged 29, beautiful, impoverished and in need of a rich husband to safeguard her place in the social élite, and to support her expensive habits - her clothes, her chari...
CANTERBURY TALES
GEOFFREY CHAUCER    Book Number: 39775
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Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1340-1400) was one of the finest storytellers in the English language, as well as being a great poet and an accomplished prose writer. The Canterbury Tales tells the story of 90...
SELECTED POETRY AND PROSE OF SHELLEY
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Book Number: 40196
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The generous selection in this volume represents the wide range of his writing, both poetry and prose. Arranged chronologically, the accompanying introductory essays set Shelley's works in their hi...
POEMS OF WILFRED OWEN
WILFRED OWEN    Book Number: 40197
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In his draft Preface, Wilfred Owen includes his well known statement, 'My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity'. All of his important poems were written in just over a yea...
WORDSWORTH AND COLERIDGE LYRICAL BALLADS & OTHER POEMS
WORDSWORTH & COLERIDGE    Book Number: 40198
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Lyrical Ballads (1798 and 1800) constituted a quiet poetic revolution, both in its attitude to its subject-matter and its anti-conventional language. Those volumes and Wordsworth's and Coleridge's ...
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...
FANNY HILL : Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
JOHN CLELAND    Book Number: 44509
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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in ...
THE COLLECTED TALES AND POEMS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
EDGAR ALLAN POE    Book Number: 46363
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Poe was born the son of itinerant actors on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusets. In 1836 he married his cousin Virginia but despite his prolific activities - journalism, poetry, lecturing, s...
THE WORDSWORTH BOOK OF HORROR STORIES
VARIOUS    Book Number: 46366
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A superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre, many are classics while others are lesser -known gems unearthed from this vintage era of the supernatural. From time immemorial, man...
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