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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COMPLETE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 47116
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Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and belie...
DECAMERON

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GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO    Book Number: 47117
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1348. The Black Death is sweeping through Europe. In Florence, plague has carried off one hundred thousand people. In their Tuscan villas, seven young women and three young men tell tales to recrea...
SHORTER NOVELS OF CHARLES DICKENS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 47917
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This collection brings together perhaps the finest of Dickens' shorter novels, filled with event, character, and the unsurpassed brilliance of his story-telling. 'Oliver Twist' enhanced and streng...
SELECTED WORKS OF THE BRONTË SISTERS
BRONTË SISTERS    Book Number: 47918
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'Agnes Grey', Anne Brontë's deeply personal novel, is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked i...
EUGENE ONEGIN:
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN    Book Number: 47920
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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is, for Russians, their greatest writer; Eugene Onegin is his greatest work. Yet it remains little known outside Russia. This prose version for the first time gives u...
SELECTED WORKS OF JOSEPH CONRAD
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 47925
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'Lord Jim', first published in 1900, confirmed Conrad's place in literature as one of the first 'modernists' of English letters. Set in the Malay Archipelago, not only does the novel provide a grip...
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 48999
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Written and privately published in Florence in 1928, 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' was denied unexpurgated publication in England until 1960. D.H Lawrence’s uncompromisingly candid novel deals in poeti...
SELECTED WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 51912
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'The Captain's Doll', 'The Fox', 'The Ladybird', 'St. Mawr', 'The Princess', 'The Virgin and the Gypsy' and 'The Escaped Cock' are among the shorter stories included in this volume. The main body ...
THE HAUNTED HOTEL AND OTHER STORIES
WILKIE COLLINS    Book Number: 53189
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The star attraction is the novella 'The Haunted Hotel', a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death. The supernatural horror, r...
REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST: Volume I
MARCEL PROUST    Book Number: 53386
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Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last 14 years of his life writing 'A la recherche du temps perdu'. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at...
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE
Unknown    Book Number: 54979
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Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artist...
THE SELECTED WORKS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Unknown    Book Number: 54982
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Virginia Woolf displays genuine humanity and concern for the experiences that enrich and stultify existence. Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party and her thoughts on that one day, a...
A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN
JAMES AUSTEN-LEIGH    Book Number: 55376
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Enormously influential on all later biographies of Jane Austen, the 'Memoir of Jane Austen' (1869) by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh enjoys the privileged perspective of first-hand knowledge....
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Unknown    Book Number: 55433
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'Beowulf' is the longest surviving poem of Anglo-Saxon England. Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hel...
WORDSWORTH COLLECTION OF CLASSIC ROMANCES
Unknown    Book Number: 55440
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Jane Austen constructed 'Pride & Prejudice', with wit, social precision and an irresistible heroine. 'Persuasion' - Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest yet strongest heroines, is also open to c...
GERMINAL

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EMILE ZOLA    Book Number: 56199
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'Germinal' (1885) is the 13th in Émile Zola’s cycle of 20 novels about the Rougon-Macquart dynasty. It tells the story of Étienne Lantier, from the illegitimate Macquart branch of the family, who a...
THE MIRROR OF THE SEA AND A PERSONAL RECORD
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 56225
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These two autobiographical works differ greatly in scope and form. In 'The Mirror of the Sea' (1906) Conrad draws upon his career as a mariner in France and then in the British Merchant Service to ...
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...
THE LITTLE PRINCE AND OTHER COMPLETE STORIES
Unknown    Book Number: 63240
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The Little Prince is a modern parable for our time, of equal appeal to children and adults. This much loved story is joined by the following classic titles, to give a collection that has something ...
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