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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ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY
GEORGE CHAPMAN    Book Number: 30617
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Hector bidding farewell to his wife and baby son, Odysseus bound to the mast listening to the Sirens, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Hom...
WELL-BELOVED WITH THE PURSUIT OF THE WELL-BELOVED 1892
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 32535
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The Well-Beloved completes the cycle of Hardy's great novels, reiterating his favourite themes of man's eternal quest for perfection in both love and art, and the suffering that ensues. Jocelyn Pi...
ETHAN FROME
EDITH WHARTON    Book Number: 32939
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On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin ...
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...
MARLOWE: The Plays
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE    Book Number: 33870
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If Shakespeare had died at the age Marlowe died, there would have been no question that Marlowe would have been the leading figure in English Renaissance drama. This edition of all his plays shows ...
WHAT MAISIE KNEW
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 34622
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The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie Farange survives by her intelligence and spirit. For all its sombre theme of childhood innocence exposed to a...
COLLECTED POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 34958
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Wilde, glamorous and notorious, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the griev...
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY    Book Number: 35316
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From the beginning of this remarkable detective novel we are locked into the frenzied consciousness of Raskolnikov who is inexorably drawn to commit a brutal double murder. Our brand new 485 page ...
ROMEO AND JULIET
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 36907
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Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. The loveliness and the music of th...
CANTERBURY TALES
GEOFFREY CHAUCER    Book Number: 39775
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Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1340-1400) was one of the finest storytellers in the English language, as well as being a great poet and an accomplished prose writer. The Canterbury Tales tells the story of 90...
POEMS OF WILFRED OWEN
WILFRED OWEN    Book Number: 40197
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In his draft Preface, Wilfred Owen includes his well known statement, 'My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity'. All of his important poems were written in just over a yea...
WORDSWORTH AND COLERIDGE LYRICAL BALLADS & OTHER POEMS
WORDSWORTH & COLERIDGE    Book Number: 40198
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Lyrical Ballads (1798 and 1800) constituted a quiet poetic revolution, both in its attitude to its subject-matter and its anti-conventional language. Those volumes and Wordsworth's and Coleridge's ...
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 41491
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Considered by many to be Dicken's finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From...
FANNY HILL : Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
JOHN CLELAND    Book Number: 44509
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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in ...
THE COLLECTED TALES AND POEMS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
EDGAR ALLAN POE    Book Number: 46363
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Poe was born the son of itinerant actors on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusets. In 1836 he married his cousin Virginia but despite his prolific activities - journalism, poetry, lecturing, s...
COMPLETE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 47116
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Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and belie...
SHORTER NOVELS OF CHARLES DICKENS
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 47917
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This collection brings together perhaps the finest of Dickens' shorter novels, filled with event, character, and the unsurpassed brilliance of his story-telling. 'Oliver Twist' enhanced and streng...
SELECTED WORKS OF THE BRONTË SISTERS
BRONTË SISTERS    Book Number: 47918
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'Agnes Grey', Anne Brontë's deeply personal novel, is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked i...
EUGENE ONEGIN:
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN    Book Number: 47920
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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is, for Russians, their greatest writer; Eugene Onegin is his greatest work. Yet it remains little known outside Russia. This prose version for the first time gives u...
SELECTED WORKS OF JOSEPH CONRAD
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 47925
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'Lord Jim', first published in 1900, confirmed Conrad's place in literature as one of the first 'modernists' of English letters. Set in the Malay Archipelago, not only does the novel provide a grip...
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 48999
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Written and privately published in Florence in 1928, 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' was denied unexpurgated publication in England until 1960. D.H Lawrence’s uncompromisingly candid novel deals in poeti...
SELECTED WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 51912
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'The Captain's Doll', 'The Fox', 'The Ladybird', 'St. Mawr', 'The Princess', 'The Virgin and the Gypsy' and 'The Escaped Cock' are among the shorter stories included in this volume. The main body ...
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE
Unknown    Book Number: 54979
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Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artist...
A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN
JAMES AUSTEN-LEIGH    Book Number: 55376
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Enormously influential on all later biographies of Jane Austen, the 'Memoir of Jane Austen' (1869) by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh enjoys the privileged perspective of first-hand knowledge....
WORDSWORTH COLLECTION OF CLASSIC ROMANCES
Unknown    Book Number: 55440
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Jane Austen constructed 'Pride & Prejudice', with wit, social precision and an irresistible heroine. 'Persuasion' - Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest yet strongest heroines, is also open to c...
GERMINAL

New GERMINAL

EMILE ZOLA    Book Number: 56199
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'Germinal' (1885) is the 13th in Émile Zola’s cycle of 20 novels about the Rougon-Macquart dynasty. It tells the story of Étienne Lantier, from the illegitimate Macquart branch of the family, who a...
THE MIRROR OF THE SEA AND A PERSONAL RECORD
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 56225
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These two autobiographical works differ greatly in scope and form. In 'The Mirror of the Sea' (1906) Conrad draws upon his career as a mariner in France and then in the British Merchant Service to ...
LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 57493
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People had thought it was only the great distance that made it impossible to reach Asia sailing west from Spain. No one had predicted that a vast continent stood in the way. And indeed, for Colum...
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...
SELECTED WORKS OF G. K. CHESTERTON
Unknown    Book Number: 58189
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G. K. Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He went to St Paul's School and then on to the Slade School of Art. Despite a chaotic life-style this was the genius who wrote 'The Everlasting Man', a ...
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