Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

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DYLAN THOMAS THE COLLECTED LETTERS: Vol Two 1939-1953
DYLAN THOMAS    Book Number: 86864
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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. (Volume One code 86863)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
SEVENTH CROSS
ANNA SEGHERS    Book Number: 87688
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A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, never before published in the UK, now in affordable paperback edition, it is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of resistance. Written...
SOMETHING TO ANSWER FOR
P. H. NEWBY    Book Number: 87726
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Set in the Egypt of 1956 during the Suez Crisis, this vividly exciting novel boasts a wonderful sense of place. It is not the best place to mislay your background, have a mysteriously motivated lo...
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...
OUR HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
COMPILED BY TRAVIS ELBOROUGH    Book Number: 88243
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Modern history as told in diaries, letters and journals and compiled by one of Britain's finest pop culture historians, we eavesdrop on the extraordinary and ordinary men and women who lived throug...
PIAZZA TALES
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 88408
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The author of Moby Dick is here at his most uncompromising and compelling. Herman Melville (1819-91) wrote novels and travelogues inspired by his experiences at sea with Moby Dick and Billy Budd, ...
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
JAMES JOYCE    Book Number: 23812
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses, and is essential to the understanding of the later w...
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 23969
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Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates...
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 LOVED POEMS
EDITED BY JOHN BOYES    Book Number: 88557
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John Boyes has collated best-loved poems which have stood the test of time. The verses are not the most significant or influential but they are the ones closest to readers' hearts, with sections de...
POETRY OF EDWARD LEAR
EDWARD LEAR    Book Number: 88569
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The distinguished artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear was one of the greatest humourists of the 19th century, best remembered for his witty nonsense verse. Beneath the absurd and play...
INVISIBLE MAN
H. G. WELLS    Book Number: 88595
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Introduced by Adam Roberts this is in the SF Masterworks bright yellow Gollancz series. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) won a scholarship to study under T. H. Huxley, and through his trail-blazing works o...
KISS KISS, BANG BANG
MIKE RIPLEY    Book Number: 88784
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A tense, dramatic and thrilling story with lashings of suspense and mystery, less of a Whodunnit than a How can they survive this? There are wartime classics about the Arctic convoys like HMS Ulys...
SMIDGEN OF SHAKESPEARE
GEOFF SPITERI    Book Number: 88892
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The Bard is now considered so important that Shakespeare belongs to everyone and a truly enormous secondary publishing industry has built up around his name and his work. Familiarity with those 37...
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...
FRANKENSTEIN
MARY SHELLEY    Book Number: 23860
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Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, Frankenstein, is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first ...
TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS/ANTICHRIST/ECCE HOMO
FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE    Book Number: 56205
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The three works in this collection, all dating from Nietzsche’s last lucid months, show him at his most stimulating and controversial: the portentous utterances of the prophet (together with the il...
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...
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND AND OTHER STORIES
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 76213
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Notes from Underground and Other Stories is a comprehensive collection of Dostoevsky's short fiction. Many of these stories, like his great novels, reveal his special sympathy for the solitary and ...
LITTLE WOMEN: Collector's Edition
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT     Book Number: 88928
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Playing Pilgrims: 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug... The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words 'We've got...
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...
LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES:
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 24266
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The proverbial phrase ‘life’s little ironies’ was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the...
JOHN BARLEYCORN A DRINKING LIFE
JACK LONDON    Book Number: 88967
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Jack London's autobiographical novel is a harrowing account of a life undermined by alcoholism. Written with elegance and intelligence, it presents its author's arduous transformation from hard-bi...
MIRACLE ON CHERRY HILL
SUN-MI HWANG    Book Number: 89000
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A much-loved classic in South Korea, here is a redemptive story of a damaged man regaining his trust in humanity, a bewitching classic to make grown men and women cry. Meet Sprout, a plucky hen wh...
ROGUE HERRIES
HUGH WALPOLE    Book Number: 88628
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Proud, violent and impetuous, Francis Herries uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale in the magnificent Lake District where their life is as dramatic as the landsca...
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