Melbourne Masterclass: 10 Great Books

The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Children

Christina Stead

Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife, he a fully blown narcissist and she spoiled and prone to fits of despair. Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life is acknowledged as a contemporary classic of Australian...

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Selected Poems: Tennyson

Selected Poems: Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Christopher Ricks

Contains poems which epitomize the Victorian age.

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Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

George Orwell, Peter Davison

George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in...

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Middlemarch

Middlemarch

George Eliot

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment...

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Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia

Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia

Bill Gammage

Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness, revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people.

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To The Lighthouse

To The Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf, Eavan Boland, Maud Ellmann

'To the Lighthouse' was Virginia Woolf's fifth novel, and was the first book to win her a large public. The story of an English middle class family in the years leading up to the First World War, it has remained the most popular...

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Dubliners

Dubliners

James Joyce

In this powerfully influential series of short stories, James Joyce captures uneasy souls, shabby lives and innocent minds in the dark streets and homes of his native city.  

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Das Kapital

Das Kapital

Karl Marx, Samuel Moore

Das Kapital from Karl Marx. German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist (1818-1883).

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