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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MADAM CROWL'S GHOST
SHERIDAN LE FANU    Book Number: 57491
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In 1888 Henry James wrote 'There was the customary novel by Mr Le Fanu for the bedside; the ideal reading in a country house for the hours after midnight'. Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories are t...
LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 57493
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People had thought it was only the great distance that made it impossible to reach Asia sailing west from Spain. No one had predicted that a vast continent stood in the way. And indeed, for Colum...
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
GASTON LEROUX    Book Number: 58181
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Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera House, is one of the great icons of horror literature. This tormented and disfigured creature has made his home in the labyrinthine cellars of this opulent buil...
SELECTED WORKS OF G. K. CHESTERTON
Unknown    Book Number: 58189
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G. K. Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He went to St Paul's School and then on to the Slade School of Art. Despite a chaotic life-style this was the genius who wrote 'The Everlasting Man', a ...
WOMAN IN WHITE
WILKIE COLLINS    Book Number: 58192
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Wilkie Collins is a master of mystery, and 'The Woman in White' is his first excursion into the genre. When the hero, Walter Hartright, on a moonlit night in north London, encounters a solitary, t...
THE TRIAL

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FRANZ KAFKA    Book Number: 58205
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When people use the adjective 'Kafkaesque', it is 'The Trial' they have in mind - the nightmarish world of Joseph K., where the rules are hidden from even the highest officials and any help there m...
THE DIVINE COMEDY
DANTE ALIGHIERI    Book Number: 59978
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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. The 'Comedy' tells of the journey of a character who is at one and the same time both D...
MOONFLEET

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J. MEADE FALKNER    Book Number: 59981
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When 15 year-old orphan John Trenchard is banished by his Aunt Jane, he goes to live at the local inn with the mysterious Elzevir Block, whose son has been killed by Customs Officers. Unofficially ...
EDGAR ALLEN POE: The Collected Works
EDGAR ALLEN POE    Book Number: 59984
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Edgar Allan Poe received scant recognition for his efforts, until the publication of 'The Raven' in 1845. The poem's popularity gave him a new visibility in literary circles. This title presents a ...
WINGS OF THE DOVE
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 59993
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A tale of desire and possession, of love and death. An unspeakable subtext lies beneath the silence. It centres on 'the dying girl who wants to live - to live and love.' But those closest to her ...
TOM SAWYER ABROAD AND TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE
MARK TWAIN    Book Number: 59995
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With a new introduction and notes by Stuart Hutchinson, those clever chaps at Wordsworth have thought of putting the two classic books together in one 188 page paperback with all original delicate ...
DEAD SOULS
NICOLAI GOGOL    Book Number: 62729
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Russia in the 1840s. There is a stranger in town, and he is behaving oddly. The unctuous Pavel Chichikov goes around the local estates buying up 'dead souls'. These are the papers relating to serf...
KARAMAZOV BROTHERS
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 63648
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As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? ...
METAMORPHOSIS AND OTHER STORIES
FRANZ KAFKA    Book Number: 65538
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Translated and with an introduction by John R. Williams, this selection of Kafka's shorter prose writings includes one of the few works published during his lifetime - the harrowing story of Gregor...
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 24282
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Dickens' last complete novel gives one of his most comprehensive and penetrating accounts of Victorian society. Its vision of a culture stifled by materialistic values emerges not just through its ...
TURN OF THE SCREW & THE ASPERN PAPERS
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 100317
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'The Turn of the Screw' is the classic ghost story for which Henry James is best remembered. Set in an English country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural told by a master of the genr...
WOMEN IN LOVE
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 23815
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In the love affairs of two sisters, Ursula with Rupert, and Gudrun with Gerlad, critics could only see a sorry tale of sexual depravity and philosophical obscurity. What are the definitive forms o...
COMPLETE NOVELS OF JAMES JOYCE
James Joyce    Book Number: 68841
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This collection comprises Joyce's three novels, plus the short story collection Dubliners. Dubliners, about Joyce's native city, is faithful to his country, seeing it unflinchingly and challenging ...
GREAT GATSBY
F. Scott Fitzgerald    Book Number: 100387
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Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration ...
MARY BARTON
Elizabeth Gaskell    Book Number: 68852
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Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel depicts nothing less than the great clashes between capital and labour, which arose from rapid industrialisation and problems of trade in the mid-19th century. But t...
DRACULA

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BRAM STOKER    Book Number: 23862
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'There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the ...
FINNEGANS WAKE
JAMES JOYCE    Book Number: 68837
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Finnegans Wake is the book of Here Comes Everybody and Anna Livia Plurabelle and their family - their book, but in a curious way the book of us all as well as all our books. Joyce's last great work...
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 ...
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ & GLINDA OF OZ
L. FRANK BAUM    Book Number: 71893
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In the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever...
KING SOLOMON'S MINES and ALLAN QUATERMAIN
H. RIDER HAGGARD    Book Number: 64452
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King Solomon's Mines tells of the search by Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good and the narrator, Allan Quatermain, for Sir Henry's younger brother George. He has been lost in the interior of Afric...
KIM

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RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 23813
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Tells the story of Kimball O' Hara (Kim), who is the orphaned son of a soldier in the Irish regiment stationed in India during the British Raj. It describes Kim's life and adventures from street va...
THE WELL OF LONELINESS
RADCLYFFE HALL    Book Number: 73727
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'As a man loved a woman, that was how I loved...It was good, good, good...' Stephen is an ideal child of aristocratic parents - a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a wa...
DESPERATE REMEDIES
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 62733
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The young Thomas Hardy, working as an architect, but fired with literary ambition, tried for years to get into print. He finally succeeded with 'Desperate Remedies', a 'sensation novel' in the mod...
FIRST WORLD WAR POETRY
MARCUS CLAPHAM (EDITOR)    Book Number: 23101
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The First World War was one of seemingly endless and unremitting waste and sacrifice. 'Who will remember passing through this Gate, The unheroic Dead who fed the guns?' was Siegfreid Sassoon's angu...
COMPLETE POEMS JOHN KEATS
KEATS, JOHN    Book Number: 10625
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This collection contains all of his poetry: the early work, which is often undervalued even today, the poems on which his reputation rests including the Odes and the two versions of the uncompleted...
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