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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DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE AND OTHER STORIES
Robert Louis Stevenson    Book Number: 100488
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In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to immediate acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the dual...
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...
MADAME BOVARY
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT    Book Number: 100568
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Castigated for offending against public decency, Madame Bovary has rarely failed to cause a storm. For Flaubert's contemporaries, the fascination came from the novelist's meticulous account of prov...
BLEAK HOUSE
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100587
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Dickens divides the narrative between his heroine, Esther Summerson, who is psychologically interesting in her own right, and an unnamed narrator whose perspective both complements and challenges h...
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
JONATHAN SWIFT    Book Number: 10351
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Jonathan Swift's classic satirical narrative was first published in 1726, seven years after Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' (one of its few rivals in fame and breadth of appeal). As a parody travel-memo...
THE ENGLISH POEMS OF JOHN MILTON
JOHN MILTON    Book Number: 10624
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John Milton (1608-74) has a strong claim to be considered the greatest English poet after Shakespeare. His early poems, collected and published in 1645, include the much loved pair L'Allegro and Il...
COLLECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 10736
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Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field....
COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT BURNS
ROBERT BURNS    Book Number: 10902
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Robert Burns, the most celebrated of all Scottish poets, is remembered with great devotion - his birthday on 25th January provokes fervour and festivity among Scots and many others the world over. ...
HEART OF DARKNESS AND OTHER STORIES
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 10973
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Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the...
THE WORKS OF 'BANJO' PATERSON
BANJO PATERSON    Book Number: 10974
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With an Introduction and Bibliography Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson may fairly be regarded as Australia's national poet. 'Waltzing Matilda', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'The Man from the Snowy Ri...
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 22577
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A full cast of delectable characters that range from the iniquitous Wackford Squeers and his family, to the delightful Mrs Nickelby, taking in the eccentric Crummles and his travelling players, the...
MANSFIELD PARK
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23761
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Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fann...
NORTHANGER ABBEY
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23762
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'Northanger Abbey' tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with ins...
PERSUASION
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23763
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What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most ...
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23764
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Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that...
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 23802
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Set in Hardy’s Wessex, it tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d’Urbeville. In her search for r...
DAISY MILLER
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 23808
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American, Daisy Miller, visits Europe with her mother and finds that her freshness and innocence are misinterpreted as immodesty and forwardness. This brings her into conflict with the differences ...
KING LEAR

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23841
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King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelt...
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23844
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be re...
MERCHANT OF VENICE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23845
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'The Merchant of Venice' is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a c...
TAMING OF THE SHREW
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23853
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most famous and controversial of Shakespeare...
TWELFTH NIGHT
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23859
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Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. Variously melancholy, lyrical, joyous and farcical, Twelfth Night has long been a popular com...
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS AND FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON
JULES VERNE    Book Number: 23873
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'Around the World in Eighty Days' (1873) relates the hair-raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds - but only just! - in circling the globe within 80 da...
POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23951
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With an Introduction by Tim Cook. Shakespeare's sonnets have an intensity of both feeling and meaning unmatched in English sonnet form. They divide into two parts; the first 126 sonnets are address...
DANIEL DERONDA
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 24264
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Gwendolen Harleth, George Eliot's most remarkable heroine, marries for money and power rather than love, but finds marriage a trap and her husband's sadistic use of power constricting. The upper c...
MRS DALLOWAY
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 24267
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Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the ch...
PRIVATE MEMOIRS AND CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER
JAMES HOGG    Book Number: 24276
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With an Introduction and Notes by David Blair, University of Kent at Canterbury. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hogg's sinner, justifie...
SELECTED SHORT STORIES & THE ROVER
CONRAD    Book Number: 24278
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Conrad's matchless short stories include shuch favourites as Youth, a modern epic of the sea; The Secret Sharer, a thrilling psychological drama; An Outpost of Progress, a blackly comic prelude to ...
ADAM BEDE

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GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 24280
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George Eliot drew heavily on her own knowledge of country life in the writing of this book and many of the characters are based on people she knew and loved. Set in the countryside of the English M...
NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
ARISTOTLE    Book Number: 25242
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Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) is the philosopher who has had most influence on the development of western culture - natural sciences, philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and ethics. To the poet...
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