Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 31854
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Featuring the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case. The Baskerville family is haunted by a phantom beast "with blazing eyes and dripping jaws" which roams the ...
WAR AND PEACE
LEO TOLSTOY    Book Number: 23865
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Translated by Louise & Aylmer Maude. With an Introduction by Henry and Olga Claridge, University of Kent at Canterbury.War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon’s war with Russia. While it e...
WASHINGTON SQUARE
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 36690
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Washington Square marks the culmination of James's apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James provides an acute analysis of middle-cl...
FATHERS AND SONS
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev    Book Number: 23647
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One of the greatest 19th century Russian novels, and has long been acclaimed as Turgenev's finest work. It is a political novel set in a domestic context, with a universal theme, the generational d...
TENDER IS THE NIGHT / THE LAST TYCOON
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD    Book Number: 65531
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Tender is the Night is a story set in the hedonistic high society of Europe during the ‘Roaring Twenties’. A wealthy schizophrenic, Nicole Warren, falls in love with Dick Diver - her psychiatrist. ...
MILL ON THE FLOSS
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 100547
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This novel, based on George Eliot's own experiences of provincial life, is a masterpiece of ambiguity in which moral choice is subjected to the hypocrisy of the Victorian age. As the headstrong Mag...
ORLANDO

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Virginia Woolf    Book Number: 10904
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Woolf's Orlando, 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-...
ROB ROY

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SIR WALTER SCOTT    Book Number: 22003
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Rob Roy is set in the north of England and Scotland in the years before, during and after the first Jacobite rising of 1715. Rob Roy is a swashbuckling chieftain of the Clan MacGregor who is forced...
BEN HUR

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LEW WALLACE    Book Number: 23474
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An immediate bestseller on publication, Ben Hur remains a dazzling achievement by any standards. A thoroughly exhilarating tale of betrayal, revenge and salvation, it is the only novel that ranks w...
VILLETTE

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CHARLOTTE BRONTE    Book Number: 23772
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This novel is based on the author's personal experience as a teacher in Brussels. It is a moving tale of repressed feelings and subjection to cruel circumstance and position, borne with heroic fort...
THIRTY-NINE STEPS
JOHN BUCHAN    Book Number: 23777
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When Richard Hannay returns from a long stay in Africa, he becomes caught up in a sensational plot to precipitate a pan-European war. After a corpse is found in his flat, Hannay flees the attention...
LES MISERABLES VOL.1
VICTOR HUGO    Book Number: 23805
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One of the great Classics of Western Literature, 'Les Miserables' is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absur...
AGE OF INNOCENCE
EDITH WHARTON    Book Number: 23874
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Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton's greatest achievements. The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of...
MAGGIE: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories
STEPHEN CRANE    Book Number: 24290
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Maggie is an astonishing novel of social realism, which parallels many of today's ills. Set in the urban squalor of New York in the 1890s, it follows the careers of the innocent Maggie and her brot...
THE SYMPOSIUM AND THE DEATH OF SOCRATES
PLATO    Book Number: 25260
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Symposium gives an unsurpassed picture of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire. A group of aristocrats at a party talk about love and Socrates. Euthyphro discusses the ...
AENEID

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VIRGIL    Book Number: 27114
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Virgil's Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome's legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an un...
NJAL'S SAGA
TRANS.LEE M. HOLLANDER    Book Number: 27153
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Njal's Saga is the finest of Icelandic sagas, and one of the world's great prose works. Written in about 1280, about events a couple of centuries earlier, it is divided into three parts: the first ...
BARNABY RUDGE
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 30590
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Dickens' first historical novel is set against the infamous 'No Popery' riots that were instigated by Lord George Gordon in 1780, and terrorised London for days. Prejudice, intolerance, misplaced ...
STUDY IN SCARLET AND THE SIGN OF FOUR
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 33873
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This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn, which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plane...
GOLDEN BOWL
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 36908
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Henry James's last complete novel, 'The Golden Bowl', is the story of two flawed marriages. The lives and relationships of Maggie Verver and her widowed American millionaire father, Adam, are chan...
THE COMPLETE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN
Unknown    Book Number: 54980
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Jane Austen with her wit, social precision, and unerring ability created some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines. Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'; the diffident and m...
THE RED & THE BLACK
STENDHAL    Book Number: 76209
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Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff (revised by Moya Longstaffe). With an Introduction and Notes by Moya Longstaffe. The Red and the Black has been hailed as the first great 'realist' novel of the...
RESURRECTION
LEO TOLSTOY    Book Number: 73735
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With an introduction by Anthony Briggs and translated by Louise Maude. This powerful novel, Tolstoy's third major masterpiece, after War and Peace and Anna Karenina, begins with a courtroom drama ...
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...
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