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DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE AND OTHER STORIES
Book number: 100488 Product format: Paperback Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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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...
MADAME BOVARY
Book number: 100568 Product format: Paperback Author: GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
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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
Book number: 100587 Product format: Paperback Author: CHARLES DICKENS
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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...
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
Book number: 10351 Product format: Paperback Author: JONATHAN SWIFT
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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...
COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT BURNS
Book number: 10902 Product format: Paperback Author: ROBERT BURNS
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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. ...
HEART OF DARKNESS AND OTHER STORIES
Book number: 10973 Product format: Paperback Author: JOSEPH CONRAD
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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
Book number: 10974 Product format: Paperback Author: BANJO PATERSON
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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...
MANSFIELD PARK
Book number: 23761 Product format: Paperback Author: JANE AUSTEN
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Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fann...
NORTHANGER ABBEY
Book number: 23762 Product format: Paperback Author: JANE AUSTEN
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'Northanger Abbey' tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with ins...
PERSUASION
Book number: 23763 Product format: Paperback Author: JANE AUSTEN
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What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most ...
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Book number: 23764 Product format: Paperback Author: JANE AUSTEN
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Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that...
DON QUIXOTE
Book number: 23781 Product format: Paperback Author: MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
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Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, was supposedly intended a...
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
Book number: 23802 Product format: Paperback Author: THOMAS HARDY
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Set in Hardy’s Wessex, it tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d’Urbeville. In her search for r...
DAISY MILLER
Book number: 23808 Product format: Paperback Author: HENRY JAMES
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American, Daisy Miller, visits Europe with her mother and finds that her freshness and innocence are misinterpreted as immodesty and forwardness. This brings her into conflict with the differences ...
KING LEAR

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Book number: 23841 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelt...
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Book number: 23844 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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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
Book number: 23845 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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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
Book number: 23853 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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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...
POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Book number: 23951 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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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
Book number: 24264 Product format: Paperback Author: GEORGE ELIOT
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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...
MRS DALLOWAY
Book number: 24267 Product format: Paperback Author: VIRGINIA WOOLF
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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
Book number: 24276 Product format: Paperback Author: JAMES HOGG
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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...
RED BADGE OF COURAGE
Book number: 24302 Product format: Paperback Author: STEPHEN CRANE
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Complete and unabridged Wordsworth American classic of one of the greatest war novels of all time. The book reports on the American Civil War through the eyes of Henry Fleming, an ordinary farm boy...
NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
Book number: 25242 Product format: Paperback Author: ARISTOTLE
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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...
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
Book number: 25249 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN BUNYAN
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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 ...
COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED LEWIS CARROLL
Book number: 25504 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN TENNIEL
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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. ...
SCARLET LETTER
Book number: 27098 Product format: Paperback Author: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
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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...
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
Book number: 28847 Product format: Paperback Author: ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
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Hailed as the finest book ever written on the nature of democracy, it continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, above all in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. De ...
ETHAN FROME
Book number: 32939 Product format: Paperback Author: EDITH WHARTON
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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 ...
MARLOWE: The Plays
Book number: 33870 Product format: Paperback Author: CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
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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 ...
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