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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W. F. MORRIS    Book Number: 89480
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One of the beautifully designed Casemate Classic War Fiction series, this one was written by the highly popular English novelist W. F. Morris (1892-1975) who served with the 13th Cycle Battalion of...
PASS GUARD AT YPRES
Ronald Gurner    Book Number: 89481
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One of the beautifully designed Casemate Classic War Fiction series, Stanley Ronald Kershaw Gurner (1890-1939) was a writer and headmaster, commissioned into the Rifle Brigade and who served two ye...
FABULOUS
Lucy Hughes-Hallett    Book Number: 89490
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Each of these startlingly original stories is set in modern Britain. Their characters include a people-trafficking gang-master and a prostitute, a migrant worker and a cocksure estate agent, an eld...
1984
GEORGE ORWELL    Book Number: 89593
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'It was a bright cold day in April, when the clocks were striking 13.' George Orwell creates a terrifying vision of a totalitarian future, in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical...
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE: First Loves and Last Tales
OLIVER SACKS    Book Number: 89614
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Scientist and storyteller, since his death in 2015, Oliver Sacks continues to enrich the world of science and literature with his fascinating and probing examinations of the human brain. Published...
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 10906
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The central figure of this novel is the returning "native", Clym Yeobright, and his love for the beautiful but capricious Eustacia Vye. As character after character is driven to self-destruction, t...
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW
ANTHONY TROLLOPE    Book Number: 22000
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Trollope paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte. Melmotte is one of ...
WESSEX TALES
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 22668
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Wessex Tales was the first collection of Hardy's short stories, and they reflect the experience of a novelist at the height of his powers. These seven tales, in which characters and scenes are imbu...
PICKWICK PAPERS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 23791
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Published when Charles Dickens was just 25, it established him at a single stroke as a major creative artist. The book reveals the depths of his human sympathy, the breadth of his knowledge and th...
MIDDLEMARCH
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 23796
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'Middlemarch' is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unre...
KIM

New KIM

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...
TOM SAWYER AND HUCKLEBERRY FINN
MARK TWAIN    Book Number: 23871
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Tom Sawyer, a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck Finn. The two enjoy a series o...
BEST SHORT STORIES KIPLING
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 24279
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Traffics and Discoveries contains three tales in which the subject matter ranges from unexplained mystery and the supernatural to an other-worldly house full of elusive but charming children. The M...
CALL OF THE WILD & WHITE FANG
JACK LONDON    Book Number: 24307
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Call of the Wild (1903) describes the adventures of a dog who escapes civilisation to lead a wolf pack. White Fang (1906) is a moving account of a ferocious wolf who is tamed as he learns to love a...
COLLECTED POEMS OF RUDYARD KIPLING
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 39654
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This edition of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) includes all the poems contained in the Definitive Edition of 1940. In his lifetime, Kipling was widely regarded as the unofficial Poet La...
HOUSE OF THE DEAD and THE GAMBLER
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 62726
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The House of the Dead is a stark account of Dostoyevsky's own experience of penal servitude in Siberia. In graphic detail he describes the suffering of the convicts - their squalor and degradation...
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? ...
RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS
Robert Tressell    Book Number: 68844
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the instit...
WEALTH OF NATIONS
Adam Smith    Book Number: 68851
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Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First p...
LADY SUSAN AND OTHER WORKS
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 72384
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This collection brings together Jane Austen's earliest experiments in the art of fiction and novels that she left incomplete at the time of her premature death in 1817. Her fragmentary juvenilia s...
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR AND OTHER WORKS
NIKOLAI GOGOL    Book Number: 73738
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Gogol's works constitute one of Russian literature's supreme achievements, yet the nature of their brilliant originality, comic genius, and complex workings is difficult to summarise precisely. Th...
PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 89884
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'I have nothing to declare except my genius.' This most famous jewel from Oscar Wilde's famously large box of quips and verbal tricks was reputedly flashed at a New York customs officer in 1882 wh...
STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE AND OTHER STORIES
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Book Number: 89887
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Luxury Knickerbocker Classic edition with very dark brown green snakeskin effect clothbound cover and elastic fastener. The personalities of the pleasant Dr. Jekyll and the violent Mr. Hyde vie fo...
TARZAN OF THE APES AND THE RETURN OF TARZAN
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS    Book Number: 89888
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It seems everyone knows Tarzan, the man raised by apes who became king of the jungle ranging from the popular series starring Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and 1940s to 1999 Disney cartoons and b...
EX LIBRIS 100+ Books to Read and Reread
MICHIKO KAKUTANI    Book Number: 89854
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Shortlisted for Waterstone's Book of the Year 2020, the renowned, Pulitzer prize winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani presents an inspiring and gorgeously illustrated selection of life-changing...
AN ODE TO DARKNESS
SIGRI SANDBERG    Book Number: 89964
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Under the dark polar night of northern Norway, journalist Sigri Sandberg meditates on the cultural, historical, psychological and scientific meaning of darkness, all the while testing the limits of...
NIGHT WATCHMAN
LOUISE ERDRICH    Book Number: 89751
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Based on the author's own grandfather, the character of Thomas Wazhushk lovingly hops off the page in a story with beautifully crafted characters against the backdrop of an impoverished reservation...
NINA X
EWAN MORRISON    Book Number: 89752
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'This moving tale of growing up in a Maoist cult, and the traumatic aftermath, explores ideas of freedom, control and identity with warmth and humour.' - Observer. This award-winning novel is 'lit...
NOVEMBER: A Novel
JORGE GALAN    Book Number: 89753
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November 1989 and society in El Salvador is immersed in the horror of civil war. On a fateful November dawn, a group of armed men entered the Universidad Católica and murdered six Jesuit priests w...
NUDIBRANCH
IRENOSEN OKOJIE    Book Number: 89754
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From one of the finest literary imaginations working today, this disparate experimental collection of short stories introduces characters ranging from sea goddesses to a time-travelling homeless ma...
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