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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TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 23876
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'To the Lighthouse' is the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf's novels. It is based on her own early experiences, and while it touches on childhood and children's perceptions and desires, it i...
MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD & OTHER STORIES
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 27115
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Drugs, sexual obsession and possible murder are the themes of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Dickens' unfinished last novel is a sensational mystery never to be solved. Focusing on the evil in human n...
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...
HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN AND BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
NIETZSCHE    Book Number: 58191
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'Human, All Too Human' (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. At a moment of crisis in his life (no longer a friend of Richard Wagner, forc...
PARIS 1928: Nexus II
HENRY MILLER    Book Number: 86978
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In 1927, a would-be writer Henry Miller opened a speakeasy in Greenwich Village with his second wife, June Mansfield. That year he exhibited his first watercolours and compiled notes for an entire...
WHEN I WHISTLE
SHUSAKU ENDO    Book Number: 86988
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Set largely in a modern hospital, the novel is a shocking exposé of the war between new and traditional values in Spain. On a commercial visit, a jaded businessman has a chance encounter that remi...
LOST BETJEMANS DVD
JOHN BETJEMAN    Book Number: 86954
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Between 1962 and 1964, the poet John Betjeman made 12 films about the West Country he loved so much. At the peak of his powers, he had just published his acclaimed autobiographical poem Summoned b...
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DRACULA
EDITED BY STEPHEN JONES    Book Number: 87195
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Inspired by Bram Stoker's original Dracula and with a long-lost version of the story first presented in 1897, many questions about the Dracula mythology are answered. Synonymous with the legend of...
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...
HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATIONS
HUGH THOMSON    Book Number: 86012
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The 1894 George Allen edition of Pride and Prejudice featured the charming, humorous line art together with handwritten captions relating to the famous story of Elizabeth Bennet, her marriageable s...
RULE BRITANNIA: An Anthology of Patriotic Poems
PITKIN PUBLISHING    Book Number: 87646
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James Thomson (1700-48) wrote "When Britain first at Heaven's command arose from out the azure main, this was the charter of her land, and guardian angels sung the strain: Rule Britannia! Britannia...
SHAKESPEARE'S STRANGEST TALES
IAIN SPRAGG    Book Number: 87647
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Did you know that more than 200 operas are based on the works of Shakespeare, three alone from Verdi? The brouhaha about the Bard's sexuality all kicked off in 1780 when a chap called Edmund Malon...
ADVENTURES OF THE MAD MONK JI GONG:
GUO XIAOTING    Book Number: 87555
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Ji Gong is a Chinese folk hero from the 12th century whose adventures have captivated readers down the centuries. Thrown out of his monastery for his drunkenness and sociability, he eventually beca...
POEMS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 87562
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Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in February 1820, best known and celebrated for his prolific journalistic output and novelistic creations. He also devoted much of his creative energy to verse...
MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN
SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Book Number: 87583
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A superb evocation of the Edwardian age from one of Britain's best-loved war poets. George Sherston developed from a shy and awkward child, through shiftless adolescence, to an officer just beginn...
LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS
DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 85963
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After having lived in Paris for 13 years and now in London, American humourist Sedaris "Renders the pathos, chaos, and impossible variety of daily encounters...brutally honest, hilarious and affect...
SEVENTH CROSS
ANNA SEGHERS    Book Number: 87688
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A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, never before published in the UK, now in affordable paperback edition, it is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of resistance. Written...
THEFT BY FINDING Diaries Volume One
DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 87691
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A regular contributor to BBC Radio Four and the New Yorker, David Sedaris lives in England and is the most delightful American import. This is the first of two volumes of his copious diaries which...
BITTEN BY THE TARANTULA AND OTHER WRITINGS
JULIAN MACLAREN-ROSS    Book Number: 87698
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More than 40 years after his early death in 1964 the writing of Julian Maclaren-Ross is finally receiving the attention and acclaim it deserves. His life and literary career are inextricably entwi...
CONSTRUCTIONS: Making Sense of Things
MICHAEL FRAYN    Book Number: 87706
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The novelist and journalist Michael Frayn, born 1933, also wrote 15 plays ranging from Noises Off to Afterlife. Married to the biographer Claire Tomalin, he is a multi-award winning writer and thi...
SOMETHING TO ANSWER FOR
P. H. NEWBY    Book Number: 87726
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Set in the Egypt of 1956 during the Suez Crisis, this vividly exciting novel boasts a wonderful sense of place. It is not the best place to mislay your background, have a mysteriously motivated lo...
KEATS
ANDREW MOTION    Book Number: 87875
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The outline of the story of John Keats's life is well known - the archetypal life of the Romantic genius, critically spurned and dying young. In this celebrated biography and valuable work of scho...
LA REINE BLANCHE: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters
SARAH BRYSON    Book Number: 88014
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Interest in the Tudor period has exploded in recent years with numerous TV documentaries and the publication of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning trilogy. But a key figure of the era has been neglect...
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...
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 ...
SECRET GARDEN
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT    Book Number: 88028
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After her parents die of cholera in India, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in his gloomy house in Yorkshire, where she leads a lonely and neglected life, with nothing to do apart from ex...
CHARLES DICKENS FIVE NOVELS: Leather Edition
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 82273
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Many readers know Victorian England through the writings of Charles Dickens. He captured the spirit of his age in entertaining fiction spun from its social concerns and historical events. This lite...
H. P. LOVECRAFT THE COMPLETE FICTION: Leatherbound Edition
H. P. LOVECRAFT    Book Number: 84606
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Folio Society-style and quality, this heavyweight collectable edition is bound in black leather with four rope supports to the spine and an embossed design cover inset with a colourful nebula space...
TREASURY OF IRISH LITERATURE: Leatherbound Edition
Unknown    Book Number: 84616
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Traditional poems and ballads like The Croppy Boy and The Lamentation of Hugh Reynolds, poems by Thomas Moore like Echo and The Song of Fionnuala and poets Thomas Furlong, William Carleton, James C...
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: Leatherbound Edition
LEWIS CARROLL    Book Number: 86297
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) was better known as Lewis Carroll, the greatest experimenter in the field of children's literature. In sky blue leather with silver tooling for Alice's hair an...
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