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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SILENCE OF HERONDALE
JOAN AIKEN    Book Number: 88052
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The author was well known for her wit, awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature and much of her writing had a similar gothic flavour. With a likeable heroine narrator, here is cont...
GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR
ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 87807
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters' here for the first time is a single volume entirely dedicated to a long-overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to comp...
DIARY OF A NOBODY
GEORGE AND WEEDON GROSSMITH    Book Number: 23800
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The diary is that of a man who acknowledges that he is not a "Somebody" - Charles Pooter of 'The Laurels', Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, a clerk in the city of London - and it chronicles in hilario...
AESOP'S FABLES
AESOP    Book Number: 23956
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Aesop's celebrated collection of fables has always been popular with both adults and children. These simple tales embody truths so powerful, the titles of the individual fables - the fox and the gr...
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
OMAR KHAYYAM    Book Number: 24273
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This edition presents the classic free translation by Edward Fitzgerald of the great Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayyam. Fitzgerald's masterful translation was firs...
WEATHERLAND: Writers and Artists Under English Skies
ALEXANDRA HARRIS    Book Number: 87781
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A change in the weather can make us feel we are entering a new world, as both Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf noted, while a painter like John Constable can conjure up a stormy sky with a single l...
ESSAYS IN LOVE
ALAIN DE BOTTON    Book Number: 88179
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De Botton brings a philosopher's sensibility to his analysis of the emotions of love resulting in a genre-breaking book shot through with lyricism, acuity and depth, witty, funny and sophisticated ...
DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
ANNE FRANK    Book Number: 88182
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The young Anne Frank kept a diary from 12th June 1942 to 1st August 1944. On 4th August, eight people hiding in the Secret Annexe were arrested and two secretaries working in the building found An...
OUR HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
COMPILED BY TRAVIS ELBOROUGH    Book Number: 88243
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Modern history as told in diaries, letters and journals and compiled by one of Britain's finest pop culture historians, we eavesdrop on the extraordinary and ordinary men and women who lived throug...
KEATS: Ode to A Nightingale and Other Poems
JOHN KEATS    Book Number: 88319
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Born in London in 1795, John Keats first studied medicine but preferred to write poetry and published his first sonnets in 1816. His first book of poems appeared in 1817 and a year later he publis...
CULTURAL COHESION: The Essential Essays
CLIVE JAMES    Book Number: 87567
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Clive James is celebrated as a superb entertainer, but he was also clever, cultured and outspoken, as this collection of 49 reviews triumphantly demonstrates. Originally published in 2003, the book...
PORTABLE RENAISSANCE READER
J. BRUCE ROSS & M. MCLAUGHLIN    Book Number: 88431
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One of the most important movements in the history of the world, the Renaissance in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, changed the way people thought and behaved. This collection of 120 extract...
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL
E. M.FORSTER    Book Number: 88387
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Virginia Woolf said of this book 'His is a book to encourage dreaming.' Informal and talkative, in the spring of 1927 at Trinity College Cambridge, the writer E. M. Forster delivered the Clark Lec...
PIAZZA TALES
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 88408
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The author of Moby Dick is here at his most uncompromising and compelling. Herman Melville (1819-91) wrote novels and travelogues inspired by his experiences at sea with Moby Dick and Billy Budd, ...
COMPLETE FATHER BROWN
G. K. CHESTERTON    Book Number: 23783
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Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collect...
CHRISTMAS BOOKS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 23788
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Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories ...
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...
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
JAMES JOYCE    Book Number: 23812
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses, and is essential to the understanding of the later w...
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...
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 23969
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Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates...
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
CHARLES AND MARY LAMB    Book Number: 23980
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'The Tales from Shakespeare' by Charles and Mary Lamb were written to be an 'introduction to the study of Shakespeare', but are much more entertaining than that. All of Shakespeare's best-loved pla...
BEST SHORT STORIES OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT
GUY MAUPASSANT    Book Number: 24277
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The master of the short story has themes ranging from the brutality of war and the hypocrisy it spawns, the petty limitations, dissimulations and vanities inherent at different levels of society an...
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...
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
SIR THOMAS MALORY    Book Number: 25244
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The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring in world literature. Its scenes of love, war, religion, treachery and family loyalty are timeless as are the...
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
ALEXANDRE DUMAS    Book Number: 27111
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The story of Edmond Dantès, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantès is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a ...
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE    Book Number: 31853
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Uncle Tom's Cabin has earned the title of not only the first bestseller, but also the first protest novel to have a direct impact on political events. The story follows the life and vicissitudes o...
J. SMITH A Miniature Treasure From Queen Mary's Dolls' House
J. SMITH AND FOUGASSE    Book Number: 83446
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Measuring just 3.6 x 4.8cm or 1½" x nearly 2" and ½", this teeny weeny satin miniature book has regal gold decorations on the cream satin cover, satin bookmark and gilt-edged pages and inside, even...
THE BORROWERS
MARY NORTON    Book Number: 88170
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Pale blue clothbound hardback gift edition of the classic children's story with original artwork by Diana Stanley and a stunning navy blue ribbon feature. Deep beneath the floorboards lives the ti...
BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION: A Literary History of the Beats
ALLEN GINSBERG    Book Number: 88437
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The cover quote nails it: "I don't remember much anymore, I can't remember who f**ked who, when, or who wrote what anymore, and this may be one of the last times I'll actually be able to remember t...
BEST LOVED POEMS
EDITED BY JOHN BOYES    Book Number: 88557
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John Boyes has collated best-loved poems which have stood the test of time. The verses are not the most significant or influential but they are the ones closest to readers' hearts, with sections de...
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