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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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...
FRANKENSTEIN
MARY SHELLEY    Book Number: 23860
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Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, Frankenstein, is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first ...
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...
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 24265
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Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives h...
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...
CALL OF THE WILD & WHITE FANG
JACK LONDON    Book Number: 24307
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Call of the Wild (1903) describes the adventures of a dog who escapes civilisation to lead a wolf pack. White Fang (1906) is a moving account of a ferocious wolf who is tamed as he learns to love a...
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...
THE CONFESSIONS
Rousseau    Book Number: 25246
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When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its honest treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then it has had a more profound impact o...
THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
JOHN BUNYAN    Book Number: 25249
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A tinker, sailor, Baptist minister, prisoner and writer of outstanding narrative genius, this must be John Bunyan's greatest work. It is an allegory of the Christian life of true brilliance and is ...
TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO
Polo, Marco    Book Number: 25254
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Marco Polo (1254-1329) has achieved an archetypal status as a traveller and this is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient world. He recounts his journey to ...
UTOPIA

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THOMAS MORE    Book Number: 25255
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Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought. Utopians live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, hold all posse...
DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
EDWARD GIBBON    Book Number: 25261
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Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the languag...
ON WAR

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CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ    Book Number: 25263
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Perhaps the greatest book ever written about war. Oppression soldier von Clauswitz had witnessed at first hand the immense destructive power of French Revolutionary armies which swept across Europe...
INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
Freud, Sigmund    Book Number: 25265
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Ever since its publication in 1900, Freud's masterpiece, The Interpretation of Dreams has never failed to stimulate controversy. As science and technology outstrip our ability to cope with their co...
THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
T. E. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 25266
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As Angus Calder states in his Introduction to this edition, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War. Lawrence's younger brothers,...
COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS    Book Number: 25386
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit. His great tragedies, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and comedies such as A Midsummer Nigh...
COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED LEWIS CARROLL
JOHN TENNIEL    Book Number: 25504
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Inspired by the insatiable Victorian appetite for party games, tricks and conundrums, Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) wrote many works of humorous, witty, whimsical and nonsensical verse. ...
GRIMM: COMPLETE FAIRY TALES
Grimm, Brothers    Book Number: 27083
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The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarves, of fabulous animals and dark d...
SCARLET LETTER
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE    Book Number: 27098
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This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan...
COLLECTED WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 27108
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Oscar Wilde's Works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. The Picture of Dorian Gray shocked and outraged many readers of his d...
INFERNO

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DANTE ALIGHIERI    Book Number: 27155
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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet Divine was added by later admirers) in exile from his ...
DON QUIXOTE
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES    Book Number: 30326
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According to tradition Cervantes first conceived his comic masterpiece in jail - his avowed intent being to debunk the romances of chivalry. From first publication 'Don Quixote' was a best-seller, ...
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