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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EVERY WORD IS A BIRD WE TEACH TO SING
DANIEl TAMMET    Book Number: 88944
Published price: $27
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From the bestselling author of Born on A Blue Day is a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives. Why is the name Cleopatra not allowe...
MRS OSMOND
JOHN BANVILLE    Book Number: 88949
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'A brilliant feat of literary ventriloquism.' - The Times. This literary pastiche takes the eponymous lady of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady firmly in hand and leads her into a wholly unexpec...
WRITER'S BRITAIN
MARGARET DRABBLE    Book Number: 88960
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The love of place is endemic in English literature from the work of the earliest poets and hermits to the suburban celebrations of John Betjeman. Covering all varieties of British rural and urban ...
ANIMAL FARM
GEORGE ORWELL    Book Number: 88926
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In 1943, there was an urgent need for Animal Farm. The Soviet Union had become Britain's ally in the war against Nazi Germany, and criticism of Stalin's brutal regime was either censored or discour...
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR
GEORGE ORWELL     Book Number: 88929
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The Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, Big Brother - 1984 itself: these terms and concepts have moved from the world of fiction into our everyday lives. They are central to our thinking about f...
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,...
THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
F. NIETZSCHE    Book Number: 27113
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This astonishing series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of the Persian sage Zarathustra, or Zoroaster, contains the kernal of Nietzsche's thought. God is dead, he tells us. Christianity is decaden...
SOMETHING TO ANSWER FOR
P. H. NEWBY    Book Number: 89319
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Winner of the 1969 inaugural Booker Prize, like most of the writer's novels, this one is set in Egypt. The background of the novel is violent - suspected murder and brutal assault in the Egypt of ...
OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 10990
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The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky ...
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 ...
DARLING BUDS OF MAY
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 89232
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Celebrating 60 perfick years of the Larkins, this prettily decorated new paperback has cover art by Becky Bettesworth. "Home looks nice. Allus does though, don't it? Perfick." One pleasant May ev...
FIVE ORANGE PIPS AND OTHER CASES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 89235
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"He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson... He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows very well every quiver of each of them." Sh...
TEN STORIES
RUDYARD KIPLING     Book Number: 89254
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First published in 1947, we have a new Pan Books paperback reprint of the following classics: The Man Who Would Be King, A Matter of Fact, The House Surgeon, On the City Wall, Bread Upon the Waters...
TESTAMENT OF WAR: Literature, Art and the First World War
A. D. HARVEY    Book Number: 89080
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"So many of the best books about the First World War were written by misfits." This fascinating literary history adopts a probingly personal approach to the effects of the war on the writers and ar...
TUMULT & TEARS: The Story of the Great War
VIVIEN NEWMAN    Book Number: 89035
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Poetry during and after the First World War is a staple for any historian or reader interested in the era. During that period, hundreds of women wrote thousands of poems for many different purposes...
POEMS OF JOY AND CELEBRATION
ARCTURUS PUBLISHING    Book Number: 88982
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'If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.' - E...
DUBLINERS

New DUBLINERS

JAMES JOYCE    Book Number: 100422
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Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt ...
OLIVER TWIST
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100682
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Dickens had already achieved renown with 'The Pickwick Papers'. With 'Oliver Twist' his reputation was enhanced and strengthened. The novel contains many classic Dickensian themes - grinding povert...
DICKINSON: The Selected Poems
EMILY DICKINSON    Book Number: 10800
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The daughter of a lawyer from Amhurst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was initially a vivacious, outgoing person, but she progressively withdrew into a reclusive existance. Emily was a...
THE ODYSSEY
HOMER    Book Number: 200295
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Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. Odysseus's quick-witted heroi...
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
JULES VERNE    Book Number: 23648
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Jules Verne's third great science fiction novel describes the discovery and exploration of a secret tunnel which leads through a volcano to the centre of the Earth. The leader of the expedition is ...
THREE MEN IN A BOAT
JEROME K. JEROME    Book Number: 23811
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Three Men in a Boat is a comic classic. When it first appeared in 1889 it became a best seller, and has remained popular ever since. This motley novel has not only been translated into many languag...
COLLECTED POEMS OF W. B. YEATS
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Book Number: 35313
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Romantic and modernist, mystical dreamer and leader of the Irish Literary Revival, Nobel Prize-Winner, dramatist and, above all, poet, W.B. Yeats began writing with the intention of putting his 've...
COMPLETE RICHARD HANNAY STORIES
JOHN BUCHAN    Book Number: 66180
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Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent...
PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA
PETER CAREY    Book Number: 89529
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 this is a joyful and irresistibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumati...
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE AND OTHER CLASSIC WORKS:
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD    Book Number: 89657
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This collection of early fiction by the renowned author of The Great Gatsby demonstrates the dazzling talent of a master storyteller who died aged only 43 after a tragic life. The four works in th...
ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 100345
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective the readers of The Strand Magazine. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have s...
CRANFORD AND OTHER STORIES
ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 100412
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The sheer variety and accomplishment of Elizabeth Gaskell’s shorter fiction is amazing. This new volume contains six of her finest stories that have been selected specifically to demonstrate this, ...
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
SIR THOMAS MALORY    Book Number: 25244
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The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring in world literature. Its scenes of love, war, religion, treachery and family loyalty are timeless as are the...
UTOPIA

New UTOPIA

THOMAS MORE    Book Number: 25255
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Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought. Utopians live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, hold all posse...
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