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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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...
STRANGE JOURNEYS OF COLONEL POLDERS
LORD DUNSANY    Book Number: 83348
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Writing under a pen name was Edward Plunkett (1875-1957), an Irish writer and dramatist who published more than 80 books in his lifetime as well as hundreds of short stories and successful plays. ...
DR THORNE

New DR THORNE

TROLLOPE, ANTHONY    Book Number: 23867
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Trollope's delightful novel recounts the fortunes of Doctor Thorne, an upright and principled country doctor, and his niece Mary. She falls in love with Frank Gresham, heir to the heavily mortgaged...
RAINBOW

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D.H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 22224
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In 1915, Lawrence's frank representation of sexuality in The Rainbow caused a furore and the novel was seized by the police and banned almost as soon as it was published. Today it is recognised as ...
THREE SEA STORIES
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 27116
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As these three specially commissioned stories amply demonstrate, Conrad is our greatest maritime writer. In Typhoon, Conrad's funniest story, Captain MacWhirr blunders into a hurricane that reveals...
ANNE OF INGLESIDE
L. M. MONTGOMERY    Book Number: 83389
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'It's been lovely to be Anne of Green Gables again, but it's a hundred times lovelier to come back and be Anne of Ingleside.' There's never a dull moment in Anne's lively home. Now the mother of ...
BARNUM MUSEUM
STEVEN MILLHAUSER    Book Number: 83725
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This collection of short stories was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and they are elegantly told and charming stories. The Barnum Museum is a combination waxworks, masked ball and circus side-sho...
BARDELL V. PICKWICK: A Dickens of a Case
PERCY FITZGERALD    Book Number: 83886
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"Mrs Bardell could only reply by a look. She had long worshipped Mr Pickwick at a distance, but here she was, all at once, raised to a pinnacle to which her wildest and most extravagant hopes had n...
EVE OF ST VENUS
ANTHONY BURGESS    Book Number: 83902
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Composer, screenwriter, librettist, poet, playwright, journalist, essayist, travel writer, translator and critic, Anthony Burgess is best known for 'A Clockwork Orange'. 'Why can't a goddess of lo...
RIVER OF INK: Literature, History, Art
THOMAS CHRISTENSEN    Book Number: 83936
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"To explore other times and cultures is really to explore our own time and culture." From the pen of one of the most erudite of journalists, this essay collection joins up all the cultural dots and...
FOOD OF THE GODS: And How It Came to Earth
H. G. WELLS    Book Number: 84290
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Bensington and Redwood, existentially myopic scientists, create 'Herakleophorbia' or 'Boomfood', a dietary stimulant that provokes giganticism in the creatures that eat it. But the substance escap...
IN MY OWN TIME: Thoughts and Afterthoughts
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 84297
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60 short pithy pieces of contemplation, interesting, funny or beautiful, by a lady who became a journalist at the age of 78 having edited an academic journal called Changing English for 20 years an...
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...
GAP OF TIME
JEANETTE WINTERSON    Book Number: 84207
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William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is retold as 'The Gap of Time' in this delicate, visionary cover version of the great play. One of Shakespeare's late plays, it tells the story of a king ...
PARADE'S END
FORD MADOX FORD    Book Number: 84226
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Ford Madox Ford chose his name in honour of his grandfather, the pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown and he founded two influential journals, The English Review in 1908 and The Transatlantic Re...
DIARY OF A DRUG FIEND AND OTHER WORKS
ALEISTER CROWLEY    Book Number: 84568
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Famously dubbed "the wickedest man in the world" and self-styled "Great Beast 666" Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a living contradiction. A shameless self-publicist who revelled in shocking polit...
COMPLETE MAPP & LUCIA: Volume One
E.F. BENSON    Book Number: 65528
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Lucia is one of the great comic characters in English literature. Outrageously pretentious, hypocritical and snobbish, Queen Lucia, 'as by right divine' rules over the toy kingdom of 'Riseholme' ba...
THE CANTERBURY TALES: New Edition
Geoffrey Chaucer    Book Number: 68856
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During his life, Geoffrey Chaucer (born c.1340) was courtier, diplomat, revenue collector, administrator, negotiator, overseer of building projects, landowner and knight of the shire. He was serva...
RELIGIO MEDICI, LETTER TO A FRIEND AND CHRISTIAN MORALS
SIR THOMAS BROWNE    Book Number: 84673
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First published in 1881 and printed in this enlarged edition in 1990, we are thrilled to have this facsimile which must have been lurking in a nice dry warehouse for quite some time and is now quit...
GIRL WHO RACED FAIRYLAND ALL THE WAY HOME
CATHERYNNE VALENTE    Book Number: 84739
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A glorious romp, this is an extraordinary work of fantasy for adults or children. Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland, but inherits a Kingdom in chaos. The magic o...
STRANGE WEATHER: Four Short Novels
JOE HILL    Book Number: 85111
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George R. R. Martin himself called this 'Original and gripping' and here we have the Sunday Times bestseller splendid outsize softback edition. The bestselling author of The Fireman and Horns link...
DOUBLE SORROW: Troilus and Criseyde
LAVINIA GREENLAW    Book Number: 84997
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'For lovers for those who do not remember, for those who do not recover, for those trapped in another's gravity, for those in love with love's certainties, for those who forget what is fixed must b...
CHEKHOV'S SELECTED STORIES
ANTON CHEKHOV    Book Number: 83603
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Chekhov (1860-1904) moved with his family to Moscow in 1876 after his father Pavel was declared bankrupt. Spending his time helping the poor, it was his writing that provided young Anton with a se...
NEW ARMY IN TRAINING: 150th Anniversary Edition
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 85038
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On 4 August 1914, following the German invasion of Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany. That autumn Rudyard Kipling wrote six newspaper articles about the training of newly volunteered troops,...
BRONTE SISTERS: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey
CHARLOTTE, EMILY, ANNE BRONTE    Book Number: 85267
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In 1846, three aspiring poet sisters, Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, used a small inheritance left to them by their aunt to pay for the paper, printing and advertising of a small volume of their col...
A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN AND THREE GUINEAS
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 85304
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'A Room of One's Own' is probably the most influential feminist essay of the 20th century, imitated, acted on and quarrelled over for over 70 years. The history it tells so vividly and dramaticall...
ABSALOM ABSALOM!
WILLIAM FAULKNER    Book Number: 85305
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First published in 1937, we have the Vintage Classic facsimile reprint in paperback from 1995 in a new reprint edition by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. 'By universal consent, Faulkn...
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 85344
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Probably the most glamorous single-volume hardback edition we have ever seen of this great classic, a black hardback cover with large, mother of pearl blue and lilac embossed decoration, making an ...
GREAT GATSBY
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD    Book Number: 85345
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Midwesterner Nick Carraway rents a property on Long Island where the new moneyed class are given to ostentatious displays of wealth. None more so than the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a man who throws l...
RETURN OF THE YOUNG PRINCE
A. G. ROEMMERS    Book Number: 85394
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Generations of children have grown up loving the story of the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, but what happened when the young boy grew into a young man? Just as delightful and thought-p...
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