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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THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 87138
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Composed in 1843, Dickens said he "Wept and laughed and wept again" transported by the emotional power of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from misanthrope to man of goodwill. His subsequent Chri...
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...
MUST I REPEAT MYSELF? Unpublished Letters
IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD    Book Number: 87348
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SIR - Among the many e-mails sent to me about the GDPR, one of the most confusing is from an IT company which advises me: "If in doubt contact us immodestly." - Philip Wright, London SW11. It stil...
NURSERY ALICE
LEWIS CARROLL & SIR J. TENNIEL    Book Number: 87543
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A colourful trip down the rabbit hole to the fantastical world of cards, twins and talking animals: The Nursery Alice was the first colour edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It includes e...
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...
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN CLASSIC FAIRY TALES: Leatherbound
ILLUS DUGALD STEWART WALKER    Book Number: 84607
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In dark, blood-red bonded leather binding with gold and silver tooling and a tipped-in illustration of the Nightingale, colourful decorated endpapers, 697 gilt edged pages and golden satin bookmark...
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...
OSCAR WILDE: Short Stories
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 87589
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Influenced by the Irish fairy tales he heard as a child, Oscar Wilde allowed his imagination to run free from mystery to fantasy and the supernatural, while ensuring that his serious social and art...
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...
ENCHANTED HOUR
MEGHAN COX GURDON    Book Number: 87674
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Sub-titled 'The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction'. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple writing of a book, a voice and a...
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...
ON LOVE: A Selection of Famous Love Poems and Love Letters
ANTONY GRAY & ROSEMARY GRAY    Book Number: 87719
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A sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 'If thou must love me, let it be for nought except for love's sake only...' begins this beautiful collection of timeless poems and letters exploring the unive...
PURSE FULL OF TALES: Folk Tales From Korea
CHAN YOUNG KIM & DAVID CARTER    Book Number: 87722
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Enter an exotic world of ancient Oriental charms and wonders, traditional Korean dragons, heavenly maidens, dokkaebis (goblins), bluebirds and eccentric characters such as naughty children, greedy ...
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...
CLASSIC STORIES OF WORLD WAR ONE
EDITED BY SARAH VAUGHAN    Book Number: 87895
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Bound in scarlet red bonded leather with foil title and indented title text, this rather special softback was published to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The 20 tales incl...
MAN WHO WOULD BE KING AND OTHER STORIES
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 23814
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This anthology of Rudyard Kipling's greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. It is a classic tale of adven...
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...
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, ...
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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