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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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
Thomas Hardy    Book Number: 100507
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'Far from the Madding Crowd' is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy's Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene...
MOLL FLANDERS
DANIEL DEFOE    Book Number: 100549
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'Moll Flanders' follows the life of its eponymous heroine through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportatio...
DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ AND OTHER STORIES
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD    Book Number: 100768
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An ominous fable about the pursuit of great wealth. Readers will be transported to a fabulous fantasy land of such opulence that its very existence has to remain a jealously guarded secret. Fatal ...
COMPLETE POEMS OF WALT WHITMAN
WALT WHITMAN    Book Number: 101011
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Walt Whitman's verse gave the poetry of America a distinctive national voice. It fits into no previously defined genre and skilfully combine autobiographical, sociological and religious themes with...
IVANHOE Sir Walter Scott
SIR WALTER SCOTT    Book Number: 10905
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Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats and equally memorable characters. Scott explores the conflicts between the Cr...
EMMA

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JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23760
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Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', but Emma is irresistible. 'Handsome, clever, and rich', Emma is also an 'imaginist', 'on fire with spe...
AGNES GREY
ANNE BRONTE    Book Number: 23767
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This novel is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally-starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-19th century. This is a deeply...
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...
REPUBLIC

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PLATO    Book Number: 25264
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The ideas of Plato (c.429-347BC) have influenced Western philosophers for over 2,000 years. The Republic deals with the great range of Platonic thought combining argument and myth to advocate a lif...
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 ...
ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
LOCKE    Book Number: 30592
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John Locke (1632-1704) was a key figure in 17th century philosophy, politics and society. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding was his greatest achievement, and encompasses a broad spectrum of ...
ETHICS

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BENEDICT DE SPINOZA    Book Number: 30619
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Benedict de Spinoza lived a life of blameless simplicity as a lens-grinder in Holland. And yet in his lifetime he was expelled from the Jewish community in Amsterdam as a heretic, and after his dea...
DEVILS

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FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 34957
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In 1869 a young Russian was strangled, shot through the head and thrown into a pond. His crime? A wish to leave a small group of violent revolutionaries, from which he had become alienated. Dostoev...
MAN IN THE IRON MASK
ALEXANDRE DUMAS    Book Number: 37598
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The final episode in the cycle of novels featuring Dumas' celebrated foursome of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, who first appeared in The Three Musketeers. Some 35 years on, the bonds of c...
KING SOLOMON'S MINES and ALLAN QUATERMAIN
H. RIDER HAGGARD    Book Number: 64452
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King Solomon's Mines tells of the search by Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good and the narrator, Allan Quatermain, for Sir Henry's younger brother George. He has been lost in the interior of Afric...
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...
SHORT STORIES FROM THE 19TH CENTURY
SELECTED DAVID STUART DAVIES    Book Number: 88930
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A wonderful collection of classic stories specially selected and introduced by David Stuart Davies. These are tales from the golden age of the great storytellers presenting evocative snapshots from...
TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYS
THOMAS HUGHES    Book Number: 10835
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Lively and mischievous, idle and brave, Tom Brown is both the typical boy of his time and the perennial hero celebrated by authors as diverse as Henry Fielding and Alec Waugh. The book describes To...
NOSTROMO

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Joseph Conrad    Book Number: 24262
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Introduction and Notes by Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway College, University of London. Nostromo is the only man capable of the decisive action needed to save the silver of the San Tome mine and s...
NIGHT AND DAY & JACOB'S ROOM
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 68840
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Virginia Woolf’s second novel, Night and Day (1919), portrays the gradual changes in a society, the patterns and conventions of which are slowly disintegrating; where the representatives of the you...
THE YEARS AND BETWEEN THE ACTS
Virginia Woolf    Book Number: 68845
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This volume brings together Virginia Woolf's last two novels, The Years (1937) which traces the lives of members of a dispersed middle-class family between 1880 and 1937, and Between the Acts (194...
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS
ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 33036
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Gaskell's last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in 19th century rural England. At its core are family relationships - father, daughter and step-mother...
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
GASTON LEROUX    Book Number: 58181
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Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera House, is one of the great icons of horror literature. This tormented and disfigured creature has made his home in the labyrinthine cellars of this opulent buil...
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: And Other Christmas Stories
EDITED BY ROSEMARY GRAY    Book Number: 62735
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Here is a book no Christmas stocking should be without, a book that positively distils the spirit of the season. The title poem, familiar to children and adults the world over, introduces a collec...
KING OF CHRISTMAS
CAROL ANN DUFFY    Book Number: 90625
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The prize-winning author Hs teamed up with talented illustrators to produce these beautiful decorated small square gift books. Inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule, h...
ULTIMATE PETER RABBIT
BEATRIX POTTER    Book Number: 90670
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A stunning visual guide to the world of Beatrix Potter this is the updated 150th anniversary celebration edition. Since it was first published in 1902, The Tale of Peter Rabbit has captured the he...
ROAD TO MIDDLEMARCH: My Life with George Eliot
REBECCA MEAD    Book Number: 90881
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A poignant testimony to the power of fiction, the New Yorker writer revisits George Eliot's classic which she has read every five years since the age of 17. Published when George Eliot was 51, Mid...
COLD COMFORT FARM
STELLA GIBBONS    Book Number: 84848
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If you are yet to read this, it is probably the funniest book ever written. 'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm...' Sensible, sophistic...
DICTIONARY OF SOURCES OF TOLKIEN
DAVID DAY    Book Number: 89100
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Tolkien scholar and bestselling author David Day for over four decades has had an enduring fascination with complex mythologies which led him to J. R. R. Tolkien. Here he describes the history and...
COLLECTED POEMS WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM    Book Number: 10627
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William Wordsworth (1770-1850) is the foremost of the English Romantic poets. He sought to write in the language of ordinary men and women, of ordinary thoughts, sights and sounds, and his early p...
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