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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TALE OF TWO CITIES
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100367
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This novel traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dickens based his historical detail on Carlyle's The French Revolution, ...
THREE MUSKETEERS
ALEXANDRE DUMAS    Book Number: 100386
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A historical romance, The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos...
SONS AND LOVERS
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 100410
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This novel is Lawrence's semi-autobiographical masterpiece in which he explores emotional conflicts through the protagonist, Paul Morel, and his suffocating relationships with a demanding mother an...
CRANFORD AND OTHER STORIES
ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 100412
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The sheer variety and accomplishment of Elizabeth Gaskell’s shorter fiction is amazing. This new volume contains six of her finest stories that have been selected specifically to demonstrate this, ...
DUBLINERS
JAMES JOYCE    Book Number: 100422
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Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt ...
LORD JIM
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 100423
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First published in 1900, Lord Jim established Conrad as one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. Set in the Malay Archipelago, the novel not only provides a gripping account of marit...
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...
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...
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Victor Hugo    Book Number: 100542
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Set in 1482, The 'Hunchback of Notre-Dame' is a compelling story of love and betrayal, brutal deeds and one of the most famous acts of revenge in world literature. Quasimodo, the hunchback of the t...
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...
LAST OF THE MOHICANS
J. Fenimore Cooper    Book Number: 100681
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It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possessi...
OLIVER TWIST
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 100682
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Dickens had already achieved renown with 'The Pickwick Papers'. With 'Oliver Twist' his reputation was enhanced and strengthened. The novel contains many classic Dickensian themes - grinding povert...
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 ...
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 100827
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This delightful portrayal of a picturesque rural society, tinged with gentle humour and quiet irony, established Hardy as a writer. However, the novel is not merely a charming rural idyll. The doub...
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 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...
COLLECTED POEMS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
ALFRED TENNYSON    Book Number: 10735
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Although Tennyson (1809-1892) has often been characterized as an austere, bearded patriarch and laureate of the Victorian age, his poems speak clearly to the imagination of the late 20th century. H...
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....
DICKINSON: The Selected Poems
EMILY DICKINSON    Book Number: 10800
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The daughter of a lawyer from Amhurst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was initially a vivacious, outgoing person, but she progressively withdrew into a reclusive existance. Emily was a...
THE POEMS OF ROBERT BROWNING
ROBERT BROWNING    Book Number: 10801
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Robert Browning (1812-1889) represents the intellectual and argumentative strand in English poetry in contrast to the more ornate and melodious style of Spenser and Tennyson. Browning vividly demon...
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. ...
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...
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 10906
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The central figure of this novel is the returning "native", Clym Yeobright, and his love for the beautiful but capricious Eustacia Vye. As character after character is driven to self-destruction, t...
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...
TRUMPET MAJOR
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 10987
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Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, 'The Trumpet Major' is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical ev...
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 ...
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