Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

Literature & Classics

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 23765
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'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and ...
MIDDLEMARCH
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 23796
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'Middlemarch' is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unre...
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED STRAND SHERLOCK HOLMES
CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 25387
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'Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Stories'. It is more than a century since the ascetic, gaunt and enigmatic detective, Sherlock Holmes, made his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet. From 1891, beg...
BILLY BUDD AND OTHER STORIES
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 30591
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Melville's short stories are masterpieces. The best are to be appreciated on more than one level and those presented here are rich with symbolism and spiritual depth. Set in 1797, Billy Budd, For...
FAUST AND THE URFAUST
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Book Number: 30615
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Based on the fable of the man who traded his world for superhuman powers and knowledge, Faust became the life's work of Germany's greatest poet. It is a compelling dramatic poem that charts the li...
COMPLETE POEMS OF D.H. LAWRENCE
D H LAWRENCE    Book Number: 10769
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Lawrence's reputation as a novelist has often meant that his achievements in poetry have failed to receive the recognition they deserve. This edition brings together, in a form he himself sanctione...
THE WINTER'S TALE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23833
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challe...
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BRONTE, CHARLOTTE    Book Number: 23769
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This work is set among the cloth mills of the author's native Yorkshire. It portrays the drama of the latter part of the Napoleonic Wars when labour-saving machinery was smashed by desperate, unemp...
PERLEFTER: The Story of a Bourgeois
JOSEPH ROTH    Book Number: 80911
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Translated into English by Richard Panchyk for the first time, this 1928 novel was discovered among Joseph Roth's papers decades after his death. Alexander Perlefter is a well-to-do Austrian Jewis...
THE WAGER
MACHADO DE ASSIS    Book Number: 80949
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Brazil's finest novelist completed 'The Wager' in the very last year of his life. The tale of a retired diplomat who becomes obsessed with a young widow, it is a story of broken dreams, love and o...
KIPPS AND THE HISTORY OF MR POLLY
H. G. WELLS    Book Number: 80529
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These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners of their modest social class, limited ...
COMPLETE WORKS OF J. M. SYNGE
J. M. SYNGE    Book Number: 57494
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The literary and dramatic work of J.M. Synge is most famous for the 'riots' provoked by his 1907 play 'The Playboy of the Western World' and, indeed, this was neither the first nor the last time th...
BEL AMI AND UNE VIE
GUY DE MAUPASSANT    Book Number: 76214
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Une Vie (1883) and Bel-Ami (1885) seem almost diametrically opposed in tone and temper. The 'Life' of the first is poignantly restricted within a woman's lot, while Bel-Ami is robustly masculine. J...
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS
HAROLD BELL WRIGHT    Book Number: 76216
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Few works of American fiction have proved as enduringly popular as Harold Bell Wright's The Shepherd of the Hills. Wright's novel, first published in 1907, was an instant best seller; by 1918 the b...
SILAS MARNER
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 10803
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Introduction and Notes by R.T. Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York. Although the shortest of George Eliot's novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. It tells t...
HARD TIMES
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 10894
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Unusually for Dickens, 'Hard Times' is set, not in London, but in the imaginary mid-Victorian Northern industrial town of Coketown with its blackened factories, downtrodden workers and polluted env...
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VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 33872
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"I am writing to a rhythm and not to a plot", Virginia Woolf stated of her eighth novel, The Waves. Widely regarded as one of her greatest and most original works, it conveys the rhythms of life in...
FORSYTE SAGA
JOHN GALSWORTHY    Book Number: 38750
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When the Forsyte Saga was shown on TV in 1967 it was hugely successful. Comprising The Man of Property, In Chancery and To Let, is here produced by Wordsworth for the first time in a single volume...
THE ODYSSEY
HOMER    Book Number: 200295
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Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. Odysseus's quick-witted heroi...
STRANGE JOURNEYS OF COLONEL POLDERS
LORD DUNSANY    Book Number: 83348
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Writing under a pen name was Edward Plunkett (1875-1957), an Irish writer and dramatist who published more than 80 books in his lifetime as well as hundreds of short stories and successful plays. ...
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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY    Book Number: 23867
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Trollope's delightful novel recounts the fortunes of Doctor Thorne, an upright and principled country doctor, and his niece Mary. She falls in love with Frank Gresham, heir to the heavily mortgaged...
RAINBOW

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D.H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 22224
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In 1915, Lawrence's frank representation of sexuality in The Rainbow caused a furore and the novel was seized by the police and banned almost as soon as it was published. Today it is recognised as ...
THREE SEA STORIES
JOSEPH CONRAD    Book Number: 27116
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As these three specially commissioned stories amply demonstrate, Conrad is our greatest maritime writer. In Typhoon, Conrad's funniest story, Captain MacWhirr blunders into a hurricane that reveals...
BARNUM MUSEUM
STEVEN MILLHAUSER    Book Number: 83725
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This collection of short stories was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and they are elegantly told and charming stories. The Barnum Museum is a combination waxworks, masked ball and circus side-sho...
BARDELL V. PICKWICK: A Dickens of a Case
PERCY FITZGERALD    Book Number: 83886
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"Mrs Bardell could only reply by a look. She had long worshipped Mr Pickwick at a distance, but here she was, all at once, raised to a pinnacle to which her wildest and most extravagant hopes had n...
EVE OF ST VENUS
ANTHONY BURGESS    Book Number: 83902
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Composer, screenwriter, librettist, poet, playwright, journalist, essayist, travel writer, translator and critic, Anthony Burgess is best known for 'A Clockwork Orange'. 'Why can't a goddess of lo...
FOOD OF THE GODS: And How It Came to Earth
H. G. WELLS    Book Number: 84290
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Bensington and Redwood, existentially myopic scientists, create 'Herakleophorbia' or 'Boomfood', a dietary stimulant that provokes giganticism in the creatures that eat it. But the substance escap...
IN MY OWN TIME: Thoughts and Afterthoughts
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 84297
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60 short pithy pieces of contemplation, interesting, funny or beautiful, by a lady who became a journalist at the age of 78 having edited an academic journal called Changing English for 20 years an...
COLLECTED POEMS OF RUDYARD KIPLING
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 39654
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This edition of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) includes all the poems contained in the Definitive Edition of 1940. In his lifetime, Kipling was widely regarded as the unofficial Poet La...
GAP OF TIME
JEANETTE WINTERSON    Book Number: 84207
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William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is retold as 'The Gap of Time' in this delicate, visionary cover version of the great play. One of Shakespeare's late plays, it tells the story of a king ...
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