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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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
SOLOMON NORTHUP    Book Number: 76208
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With an Introduction by Colin Harrison, Lecturer in American Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. 'I was sitting upon a low bench, made of rough boards, and without coat or hat. I was h...
THE SEA WOLF
JACK LONDON    Book Number: 76212
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The Sea-Wolf belongs in the honorific tradition of American sea fiction where the voyage motif became a means of exploring the meaning of life, as in Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast ...
THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY AND OTHER STORIES
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 45823
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These stories of myth and resurrection, of uncanny events and violent impulse, were with one exception written and published in the latter half of the 1920s, coinciding with the composition of Lawr...
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Mark Twain    Book Number: 68847
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An invaluable companion to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's inimitable portrait of 'the great Father of Waters'. Part mem...
COLLECTED POEMS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Book Number: 76215
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was such an acclaimed poet in her own lifetime that she was suggested as a candidate for the Poet Laureateship when Wordsworth died in 1850. Yet today we have only a limi...
LITTLE DORRIT
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 24271
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A classic Dickensian tale of imprisonment, both literal and symbolic, the working title for the novel was Nobody's Fault. Draws intimately on the author's own personal experiences of the dreadful M...
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIES
KATE CHOPIN    Book Number: 76217
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This is the first paperback edition to bring out in one volume Kate Chopin's extraordinary novel The Awakening (1899), along with the complete text of her two collections of short stories, Bayou Fo...
THE ESSENTIAL KAFKA
FRANZ KAFKA    Book Number: 73737
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Like George Orwell, Franz Kafka has given his name to a world of nightmare, but in Kafka's world, it is never completely clear just what the nightmare is. The Trial, where the rules are hidden from...
WALDEN & CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Book Number: 78846
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No 19th century American writer can claim to be as modern as Henry David Thoreau. His central preoccupations - the illusory nature of much of what we call 'progress', the proper symbiotic relations...
KARAMAZOV BROTHERS
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 30614
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Old Fyodor Karamazov, the embodiment of bestial sensuality, has four sons: Dimitry, Ivan, Aloysha and the bastard Smerdyakov. The father is a depraved buffoon and Dimitry's rival for the local sir...
THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYICH AND OTHER STORIES
LEO TOLSTOY    Book Number: 45824
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Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is best known for War and Peace and Anna Karenina, commonly regarded as amongst the greatest novels ever written. He also, however, wrote many masterly short stories, ...
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23765
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'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and ...
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...
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED STRAND SHERLOCK HOLMES
CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 25387
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'Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Stories'. It is more than a century since the ascetic, gaunt and enigmatic detective, Sherlock Holmes, made his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet. From 1891, beg...
BILLY BUDD AND OTHER STORIES
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 30591
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Melville's short stories are masterpieces. The best are to be appreciated on more than one level and those presented here are rich with symbolism and spiritual depth. Set in 1797, Billy Budd, For...
FAUST AND THE URFAUST
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Book Number: 30615
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Based on the fable of the man who traded his world for superhuman powers and knowledge, Faust became the life's work of Germany's greatest poet. It is a compelling dramatic poem that charts the li...
COMPLETE POEMS OF D.H. LAWRENCE
D H LAWRENCE    Book Number: 10769
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Lawrence's reputation as a novelist has often meant that his achievements in poetry have failed to receive the recognition they deserve. This edition brings together, in a form he himself sanctione...
THE WINTER'S TALE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23833
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challe...
SHIRLEY

New SHIRLEY

BRONTE, CHARLOTTE    Book Number: 23769
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This work is set among the cloth mills of the author's native Yorkshire. It portrays the drama of the latter part of the Napoleonic Wars when labour-saving machinery was smashed by desperate, unemp...
PERLEFTER: The Story of a Bourgeois
JOSEPH ROTH    Book Number: 80911
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Translated into English by Richard Panchyk for the first time, this 1928 novel was discovered among Joseph Roth's papers decades after his death. Alexander Perlefter is a well-to-do Austrian Jewis...
THE WAGER
MACHADO DE ASSIS    Book Number: 80949
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Brazil's finest novelist completed 'The Wager' in the very last year of his life. The tale of a retired diplomat who becomes obsessed with a young widow, it is a story of broken dreams, love and o...
KIPPS AND THE HISTORY OF MR POLLY
H. G. WELLS    Book Number: 80529
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These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners of their modest social class, limited ...
COMPLETE WORKS OF J. M. SYNGE
J. M. SYNGE    Book Number: 57494
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The literary and dramatic work of J.M. Synge is most famous for the 'riots' provoked by his 1907 play 'The Playboy of the Western World' and, indeed, this was neither the first nor the last time th...
BEL AMI AND UNE VIE
GUY DE MAUPASSANT    Book Number: 76214
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Une Vie (1883) and Bel-Ami (1885) seem almost diametrically opposed in tone and temper. The 'Life' of the first is poignantly restricted within a woman's lot, while Bel-Ami is robustly masculine. J...
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS
HAROLD BELL WRIGHT    Book Number: 76216
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Few works of American fiction have proved as enduringly popular as Harold Bell Wright's The Shepherd of the Hills. Wright's novel, first published in 1907, was an instant best seller; by 1918 the b...
SILAS MARNER
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 10803
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Introduction and Notes by R.T. Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York. Although the shortest of George Eliot's novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. It tells t...
HARD TIMES
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 10894
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Unusually for Dickens, 'Hard Times' is set, not in London, but in the imaginary mid-Victorian Northern industrial town of Coketown with its blackened factories, downtrodden workers and polluted env...
WAVES

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VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 33872
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"I am writing to a rhythm and not to a plot", Virginia Woolf stated of her eighth novel, The Waves. Widely regarded as one of her greatest and most original works, it conveys the rhythms of life in...
FORSYTE SAGA
JOHN GALSWORTHY    Book Number: 38750
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When the Forsyte Saga was shown on TV in 1967 it was hugely successful. Comprising The Man of Property, In Chancery and To Let, is here produced by Wordsworth for the first time in a single volume...
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...
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