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I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith, Valerie Grove

Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds...

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

John Fowles

Presents the love story of two people of insight and imagination seeking escape from the cant and tyranny of their age.

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Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Ian McEwan

One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to...

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The Complete Enderby

The Complete Enderby

Anthony Burgess

Enderby is a poet, social critic and Catholic. He may be found hiding in the lavatory where much of his best work is composed, or perhaps in Rome, brainwashed into respectability by a glamorous wife, aftershave and the dolce...

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The Art of Love

The Art of Love

Ovid, Tom Payne

Written in the days of gladiators and emperors, this book covers all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. It also contains the companion volume The Cure...

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Byrne

Byrne

Anthony Burgess

Michael Byrne is an Irish Don Juan - a composer, a charmer, a bigamist and a thug. He moves from country to country, from bed to bed, selling his talents and leaving a trail of children in his wake. His journey takes him from...

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Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

Contains resonant, exploratory, intensely individualistic verse, rooted in the physical landscape and people of Chile. In this book, we find sensuous songs of love, tender odes to the sea, melancholy lyrics of heartache, fiery...

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The Last Expedition

The Last Expedition

Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Captain Scott's expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. This title provides an account...

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Can You Forgive Her?

Can You Forgive Her?

Anthony Trollope

Alice Vavasor should be married to the sensible, kindly John Grey. But despite what her respectable relations might think, Alice cannot quite reconcile herself to this fate. Once upon a time she was engaged to her wild cousin...

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The Warden

The Warden

Anthony Trollope

Mr Harding is a good man, the warden to an alms house which provides a peaceful home to twelve old men. The young and zealous John Bold is also a good man, but he believes he sees in Harding's comfortable existence an injustice...

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The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

Anthony Trollope

When the Melmottes arrive in London everyone agrees their manners are wanting, their taste is execrable and their lineage and background decidedly shadowy. But their money is far from revolting, and city society quickly makes...

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Cheri

Cheri

Colette

Lea de Lonval is a magnificent and aging courtesan facing the end of her career. She has devoted the last six years to the amorous education of the exquisitely handsome and spoilt Cheri - a playboy half her age. When an...

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Claudine in Paris

Claudine in Paris

Colette, Antonia White

Claudine is in despair, having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris. But her instinctive curiosity gradually leads to an awakened interest in the city. She records her witty observations and adventures amongst the...

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The Tree of Man

The Tree of Man

Patrick White

At the turn of the century, Stan Parker takes a wife and makes a home as a small farmer in the wilderness of Australia. Amy bears his children and time brings him a procession of ordinary events - achievements, disappointments,...

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Gould's Book of Fish

Gould’s Book of Fish

Richard Flanagan

Once a upon a time that was called 1828, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that love is not safe. From the author of The sound of One Hand...

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Richard Flanagan

'A truly extraordinary work: vivid, passionate and utterly compelling ... It opens a world that is strange, brutal and poetic at once, and ultimately achieves he kind of spirit-healing few novels do' Niall Williams, author of Four...

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Everything Flows

Everything Flows

Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler

Ivan Grigoryevich has been in the Gulag for thirty years. Released after Stalin's death, he finds that the years of terror have imposed a collective moral slavery. He must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar...

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Vertigo

Vertigo

W. G. Sebald

At moments when reality shows itself to be unstable or uncanny, we experience a form of vertigo. This experience is further complicated when we try to transform experience into writing, and fact clashes with memory. Sebald's...

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

The young D'Artagnan travels to Paris determined to join King Louis XIII's elite guards. Hot-headed and raring to prove himself, D'Artagnan challenges three strangers to a duel. These strangers are none other than the daring band...

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The Call of the Wild and White Fang

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Jack London

Buck is the pampered offspring of a St Bernard and a shepherd dog. When men find gold in the Yukon, Buck's comfortable life in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley comes to an end. Kidnapped and dragged away to be a sledge dog in the...

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

William Faulkner

Spolit, feckless Temple Drake, the daughter of a judge, runs away from school with an unsuitable man. Abandoned by him with a gang of moonshiners, Temple falls into the clutches of the psychotic Popeye.

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Mr Pye

Mr Pye

Mervyn Peake

Equipped with love, Mr Harold Pye lands on the island of Sark, his mission to convert the islanders into a crusading force for the undiluted goodness that he feels within. The extraordinary inhabitants of the island range from the...

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Starlight

Starlight

Stella Gibbons

Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them....

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A Maggot

A Maggot

John Fowles

A title that began as a vision the author had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside. This image gives way to another - a hanging corpse with violets stuffed in its mouth - which leads us into...

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Voltaire in Love

Voltaire in Love

Nancy Mitford

The meeting of Voltaire, successful financier, famous poet and troublemaker, and the enchanting amateur physicist and countess Emilie du Chatelet, was a meeting of both hearts and minds. In the Chateau de Cirey, the two brilliant...

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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

M. R. James, Ruth Rendell

The author wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. He harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably...

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The Man within

The Man within

Graham Greene

Andrews is a young man who has betrayed his fellow smugglers and fears their vengeance. Fleeing from them, with no hope of pity or salvation, he takes refuge in the house of a young woman, also alone in the world. She persuades...

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Jailbird

Jailbird

Kurt Vonnegut

Pay attention please to the life of Walter F Starbuck. 1913, gave him the gift of life. 1970, gave him a job in the Nixon White House. 1975, sent him to prison for his part in the 'Watergate' scandal. Now he is coming out of jail,...

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God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater

Kurt Vonnegut

Eliot Rosewater is tortured by a fabulous inheritance he feels he does not deserve, so he devotes himself to drink, and to a life serving the dull, the ugly, the irrelevant and the useless.

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Catch-22

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, this title tells the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even...

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy's friend, the affable...

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Three Elegies for Kosovo

Three Elegies for Kosovo

Ismail Kadare, Peter Constantine

Shows how legends of betrayal and defeat simmered in European civilisation for six hundred years, culminating in the agony of one tiny population at the end of the twentieth century.

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The Unicorn

The Unicorn

Iris Murdoch, Stephen Medcalf

When Marian Taylor takes the post of governess at Gaze castle, remote house on a beautiful but desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with many strange mysteries. What kind of crime or catastrophe in the past still keeps the...

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The Italian Girl

The Italian Girl

Iris Murdoch

Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life. Returning for his mother's funeral he finds himself involved in the old, awful problems, together with some new ones. One by one his relatives reveal their secrets to a...

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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Iris Murdoch

Can we reject the literal truth of the Gospels yet still retain a Christian morality? Can we defend any 'moral values' against the constant encroachments of technology? Indeed, are we in danger of losing most of the qualities...

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Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn's celebrated novel describes the lives of people in the Soviet Union under Stalin who were condemned on health grounds to internment or death. It also give a psychological insight into the intensified experience of...

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Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

Ismail Kadare, David Bellos

As spring arrives in the Albanian mountain town of B, some strange things are emerging in the thaw. Bank robbers strike the National Bank. Old terrors are dredged up from the shipwreck of history. And ultra-explosive state secrets...

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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Gunter Grass

Delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany...

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Stamboul Train

Stamboul Train

Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS Carleton Myatt meets Coral Musker, a naive English chorus girl, aboard the Orient Express as it heads across Europe to Constantinople. As their relationship develops, they find...

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King Matt the First

Janusz Korczak

Little Matt becomes King Matt when he is just a young boy. He can barely even read or write and he certainly doesn't know anything about governing a country. But ruling turns out to be a much trickier business than Matt ever...

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A Gun for Sale: An Entertainment

A Gun for Sale: An Entertainment

Graham Greene

Raven is an assassin, a hired killer, and his brutal murder of the Minister raises the spectre of war across Europe. As the nation prepares for battle, Raven goes on the run, hunted by the police and hunting the man who paid him...

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To Sir with Love

To Sir with Love

Edward R. Braithwaite

In 1945, Rick Braithwaite, a smart, highly educated ex-RAF pilot, looks for a job in British engineering. He is deeply shocked to realise that, as a black man from British Guiana, no one will employ him because of the colour of...

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Pierre Boulle

Tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway - Colonel Nicholson, a man prepared to sacrifice his life but not his dignity; Major Warden, a modest hero, saboteur and deadly...

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne

After decoding a scrap of paper in runic script, the intrepid Professor Lidenbrock and his nervous nephew Axel travel across Iceland to find the secret passage to the centre of the earth. Enlisting the silent Hans as a guide, the...

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

Professor Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down and destroy a menacing sea monster. However, he discovers that the beast is metal - it is a giant submarine called the Nautilus built by the renegade scientist Captain Nemo....

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Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Pierre Boulle

In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, but on Soror humans behave like animals, and are hunted...

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The Lost World

The Lost World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The notorious Professor Challenger claims that dinosaurs still walk the earth. When the press and the scientific community ridicule him, Challenger vows to show them proof. And so he sets off for South America, accompanied by a...

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To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf, Helen Dunmore, Eavan Boland

From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, this title constructs an examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life, and the conflict between male and female principles.

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So Long, See You Tomorrow

So Long, See You Tomorrow

William Maxwell, Ann Patchett

In rural Illinois, two tenant farmers share much, finally too much, until jealously leads to murder and suicide. A tenuous friendship between lonely teenagers - the narrator, whose mother has died young, and Cletus Smith, the...

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Mrs Dalloway's Party: A Short Story Sequence

Mrs Dalloway’s Party: A Short Story Sequence

Virginia Woolf

A collection of seven short stories, including The New Dress and Together and Apart . In The New Dress , a nervous young woman frets that her fellow guests are laughing at her yellow silk dress while Together and Apart ...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice, a bright and inquisitive child, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a very odd place indeed. This title mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, Mock...

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The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

T.E. Lawrence, Robert Fisk

With an account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama, this title is also a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of...

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Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence, Richard Eyre

Paul Morel is the focus of his disappointed and fiercely protective mother's life. Their tender, devoted and intense bond comes under strain when Paul falls in love with Miriam Leivers, a local girl his mother disapproves of.

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Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge is a young innocent simpleton who is devoted to his talkative raven, Grip. When he gets caught up in the mayhem of the Gordon riots and a mysterious unsolved murder, his life is put in jeopardy.

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Flush: A Biography

Flush: A Biography

Virginia Woolf

First published in 1933, Flush is the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel. Although Flush has adventures of his own, he is also the means of providing us with glimpses into the life of his owner and her days at...

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Night and Day

Night and Day

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf portrays her elder sister Vanessa in the person of Katharine Hilbery - the gifted daughter of a distinguished literary family, trapped in an environment which will not allow her to express herself. This title deals...

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Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Virginia Woolf, Jackie Kay, Lisa Jardine

One of the author's works was published shortly after her death in 1941. The story takes place at Pointz Hall, the country home of the Oliver family for 120 years. Its central focus is the performance of a village pageant, written...

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Roger Fry: A Biography

Roger Fry: A Biography

Virginia Woolf, Frances Spalding

After his death, Woolf wrote a loving account of Roger Fry's passion for art and his challenging critical theories. Born in 1866, Fry was primarily responsible for introducing the post-Impressionists to Britain, and establishing...

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A Haunted House: The Complete Shorter Fiction

A Haunted House: The Complete Shorter Fiction

Virginia Woolf

Rich in fictional delights, this complete collection of Woolf's shorter fiction ranges from 1906 until the month before she committed suicide in 1941. It offers a valuable insight into the writer's development, demonstrating her...

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Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

When Nicholas' father dies he, his mother and sister are left penniless. To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is a one-eyed tyrant who insists on a...

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The Confidential Agent: An Entertainment

The Confidential Agent: An Entertainment

Graham Greene

Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation,...

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 Special priceAntic Hay

Antic Hay

Aldous Huxley

When Theodore Gumbril hits upon the notion of designing a type of pneumatic trouser to ease the discomfort of a sedentary life, he decides the time has come to leave his position as housemaster in a boys' public school and seek...

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Grey Eminence

Grey Eminence

Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw

Father Joseph was an aspirant to sainthood and a practising mystic, yet his ruthless exercise of power succeeded in prolonging the unspeakable horrors of the Thirty Years War. This title explores how an intensely religious man...

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The Devils of Loudun

The Devils of Loudun

Aldous Huxley

In 1634 Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the...

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Point Counter Point

Point Counter Point

Aldous Huxley

Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy who devours every man in sight; the repulsive Spandrell deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment and all the...

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Birdsong

Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

This is the story of Stephen who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experience...

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

D. H. Lawrence

Clifford Chatterley returns from the First World War as an invalid. Constance nurses him and tries to be the dutiful wife. However, childless and listless she feels oppressed by their marriage and their isolated life. Partly...

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jay Gatsby is a self-made man, famed for his decadent champagne-drenched parties. Despite being surrounded by Long Island's bright and beautiful, he longs only for Daisy Buchanan. In shimmering prose, Fitzgerald shows Gatsby...

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The Castle

The Castle

Franz Kafka

Kafka's novel is a study of relationships, particularly between the individual and society and between thought and action. K's isolation and perplexity and his begging for the approval of elusive and anonymous powers, epitomize...

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America

America

Franz Kafka

Presents the story of Karl Rossman who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure with a servant girl, is banished to America by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in the magical land of opportunity, he instead gets swept up...

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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene, John Updike

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and...

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Angela Carter, Helen Simpson

This title comes with an introduction by Helen Simpson. From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing...

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

Cathy is a beautiful and wilful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of cruelty and...

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The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

Mr Charles Pooter has just moved into a home in Holloway with his dear wife Carrie. Unfortunately neither his friends Mr Cummings and Mr Gowing, nor the butcher, the greengrocer's boy and the Lord Mayor seem to recognise Mr...

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please

Raymond Carver

Shows how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people.

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Power without Glory

Power without Glory

Frank Hardy

John West rose from a Melbourne slum to dominate Australian politics with bribery, brutality and fear. His attractive wife and their children turned away from him in horror. Friends dropped away. At the peak of his power,...

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens, Matthew Pearl

When young Edwin disappears after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and chain are later found in the nearby river, everyone suspects foul play. Could one of Edwin's acquaintances have murdered him - and, if so, what could...

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Eyeless in Gaza

Eyeless in Gaza

Aldous Huxley

Anthony Beavis is a man inclined to recoil from life. His past is haunted by the death of his friend Brian and by his entanglement with the cynical and manipulative Mary Amberley. Realising that his determined detachment from the...

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Some Prefer Nettles

Some Prefer Nettles

Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

The marriage of Kaname and Misako is disintegrating. Misako's father believes their relationship has been damaged by the influence of a new and alien culture, and attempts to heal the breach by educating his son-in-law in the...

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Mason and Dixon

Mason and Dixon

Thomas Pynchon

Charles Mason (1728 -1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British Surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. This title tells their...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

A collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time.

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Fiesta

Fiesta

Ernest Hemingway

Paris in the twenties: Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildly in love with Brett Ashley, aristocratic and irresistibly beautiful, with an abandoned, sensuous nature that she...

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Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Herman Melville

When Ishmael sets sail on the whaling ship Pequod one cold Christmas Day, he has no idea of the horrors awaiting him out on the vast and merciless ocean. The ship's strange captain, Ahab, is in the grip of an obsession to hunt...

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving.

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Master and Margarita

Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov, Will Self

The devil makes a personal appearance in Moscow accompanied by various demons, including a naked girl and a huge black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order in disarray. Only the Master, a man...

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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of...

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde, Irvine Welsh

Dorian is a good-natured young man until he falls in with the immoral Lord Henry and discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically...

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A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice

Nevil Shute, Eric Lomax

Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle...

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 Read reviewCollected Stories

Collected Stories

John Cheever, Hanif Kureishi

A collection by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Cheever that shows the power and range of one of the finest short story writers. It includes masterpieces such as The Swimmer and Goodbye, My Brother and date from the time...

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The Second Sex

The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir

A work of anthropology and sociology, of biology and psychoanalysis, which stands - almost five decades after its first appearance - as the first landmark in the modern feminist upsurge that has transformed perceptions of the...

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. This story of heroic endeavour won Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. It stands as a...

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Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf, Carol Ann Duffy, Valentine Cunningham

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM AND CAROL ANN DUFFY In this vivid portrait of one day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party she is to give that evening. As she...

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Slaughterhouse 5: The Children's Crusade - A Duty-Dance with Death

Slaughterhouse 5: The Children’s Crusade - A Duty-Dance with Death

Kurt Vonnegut

Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

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The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn

W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse

A record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia.

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The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

Graham Greene, Nicholas Shakespeare

Graham Greene's gripping tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinian town is considered one of his finest. It tells of Charley Fortnum, the 'Honorary Consul', a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority taken...

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse

Documents the lives of four Jewish emigres in the twentieth century.

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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, Doctor Zhivago is the epic story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri...

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Patrick White: A life

Patrick White: A life

David Marr

A biography of Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of a dozen novels and many other books, and a spokesman for (and against) an Australia he both hated and loved. The author secured White's co-operation...

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 Read reviewRevolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates

Tells the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple whose empty suburban life is held together by the dream that greatness is only just round the corner. The author shows how Frank and April...

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Disgrace

Disgrace

J. M. Coetzee

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee...

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The Leopard

The Leopard

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

As the head of the aristocratic family, Don Fabrizio is accustomed to knowing his own place in the world and expects his household to run accordingly. He is aware of the changes which are rapidly making men obsolete but he remains...

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The Complete Novels of Kafka

The Complete Novels of Kafka

Franz Kafka

Includes novels which are intended to be read as allegories of totalitarian government in whatever guise it appears.

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state...

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The Sea, the Sea

The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch, John Burnside

When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood...

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Pied Piper

Pied Piper

Nevil Shute

John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France. However, during his stay the Nazis invade and he is forced to try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who...

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova, Carol Ann Duffy

Anna Akhmatova is one of the most accomplished and well loved poets Russia has ever produced. Her passionate writing has won her an ardent readership all over the world. This title illustrates her broad scope and brilliant...

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The Old Devils

The Old Devils

Kingsley Amis

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his...

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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions...

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A Country Doctor's Notebook

A Country Doctor’s Notebook

Mikhail Bulgakov

With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia in 1916-17. This book show how his alter-ego copes (or fails to cope) with the new and often appalling...

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Three Plays: Absurd Person ,  Singular, Absent Friends ,  Bedroom Farce

Three Plays: Absurd Person , Singular, Absent Friends , Bedroom Farce

Alan Ayckbourn

Features settings that are simple - a kitchen, a bedroom, a party - and the relationships between the husbands and wives that are more complicated. This title presents fraught relationships with humour, bathos and an understanding...

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Flaubert's Parrot

Flaubert’s Parrot

Julian Barnes

Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius, Gustave Flaubert. As Geoffrey investigates the mystery of a stuffed parrot Flaubert borrowed from the Museum of Rouen to help...

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Mythologies

Mythologies

Roland Barthes, Annette Lavers

A collection of essays that explores the myths of mass culture. It deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought...

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

As an orphan, Jane's childhood is not an easy one but her independence and strength of character keep her going. However, her biggest challenge is yet to come. Taking a job as a governess, for a passionate man she grows more and...

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The Complete Fairy Tales

The Complete Fairy Tales

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Jack Zipes

Wolves and grandmothers, ugly sisters, a house made of bread, a goose made of gold. This is a collection of folk tales collected by the Grimm brothers.

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Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel

Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel

Mikhail Bulgakov, Terry Gilliam

A satire by the author of The Master and Margarita on his ten-year love-hate relationship with Stanislavsky, Method-acting and the Moscow Arts Theatre.

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Diaboliad

Diaboliad

Mikhail Bulgakov

Contains five satirical stories.

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The Heart of a Dog

The Heart of a Dog

Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrey Kurkov, Michael Glenny

A rich, successful Moscow professor befriends a stray dog and attempts a scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a recently deceased man. A distinctly worryingly human animal is now on the...

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The White Guard

The White Guard

Mikhail Bulgakov

Drawing on the author's personal experiences of the horrors of civil war as a young doctor, this title takes place in Kiev, 1918, a time of turmoil and suffocating uncertainty as the Bolsheviks, Socialists and Germans fight for...

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mary Lennox is an orphan who is sent to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Neglected and lonely, she begins to explore her new home and learns of a secret garden that her uncle has forbidden anyone to enter. A...

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Possession

Possession

A. S. Byatt

Tells the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. This book features a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a...

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Adam, One Afternoon

Adam, One Afternoon

Italo Calvino

This collection of playful, deadly febles is populated with waifs and strays, a gluttonous thief and a mischievous gardener. The grimly comic story The Argentine Ant moved Gore Vidal to declare 'if this is not a masterpiece of...

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Difficult Loves: Smog - A Plunge into Real Estate

Difficult Loves: Smog - A Plunge into Real Estate

Italo Calvino, William Weaver

This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and narrative gifts. As well as the eleven tales from his Difficult...

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

Italo Calvino

Leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary, and a quest.

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Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino, William Weaver

Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.

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Our Ancestors

Our Ancestors

Italo Calvino

A triptych of novels in one volume. Viscount Medardo is bisected by a cannonball on the plains of Bohemia; Baron Cosimo, aged 12, retires to the trees for the rest of his days; and Charlemagne's knight, Agiluf, is an empty suit of...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll

A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and...

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Cathedral

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Presents a story in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see.

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Elephant

Elephant

Raymond Carver

Covers seven stories including Errand , in which the author imagines the death of Chekhov, a writer whom the author hugely admired and to whose work his own was often compared.

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Fires

Fires

Raymond Carver

Contains four essays, including a memoir of the author's father's working life in the saw-mills of the Pacific Northwest, a tribute to his mentor John Gardner, and an essay about the influences on his writing life; fifty poems;...

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In Patagonia

In Patagonia

Bruce Chatwin

Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose...

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On the Black Hill

On the Black Hill

Bruce Chatwin

A tale of identical twin brothers who grow up on a farm in rural Wales and never leave home. They till the rough soil and sleep in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advances of the twentieth century.

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The Songlines

The Songlines

Bruce Chatwin

The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancient tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. This is an account which recalls the authors' travels across the length and breadth of...

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Utz

Utz

Bruce Chatwin

Traces the fortunes of the enigmatic and unconventional hero, Kaspar Utz. Despite the restrictions of Cold War Czechoslovakia, Utz asserts his individuality through his devotion to his precious collection of Meissen porcelain.

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The Viceroy of Ouidah

The Viceroy of Ouidah

Bruce Chatwin

Francisco Manoel da Silva, a poor Brazilian sailed to the African kingdom of Dahomey in the early 1800s, determined to make his fortune in the slave trade. Armed with nothing but an iron will, he became a man of substance in...

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What am I Doing Here?

What am I Doing Here?

Bruce Chatwin

Presenting a collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, the author takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Gandhi...

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The Letters of John Cheever

The Letters of John Cheever

John Cheever, Benjamin Cheever, Jay McInerney

Features John Cheever's letters that include correspondence with his contemporaries, such as Philip Roth, John Updike and Saul Bellow, his days as a young, aspiring writer and his battles with bisexuality and alcoholism.

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Bullet Park

Bullet Park

John Cheever

Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named after a common household tool. Neighbours in Bullet Park, the two become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names in...

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The Journals

The Journals

John Cheever

Presents John Cheever's journals that reveal the inner life of this remarkable writer and the contradictions that drove him.

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Oh, What a Paradise it Seems

Oh, What a Paradise it Seems

John Cheever

In an idyllic American village, elderly romantic Lemuel Sears still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes. But Sears' paradise is under threat. Can Sears thwart the monstrous aspects of...

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The Wapshot Chronicle

The Wapshot Chronicle

John Cheever

Introduces the Wapshots of St Botolphs. This title features Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea-dog and would-be suicide; his licentious older son, Moses; and Moses' adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly.

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The Wapshot Scandal: With an Introduction by Dave Eggers

The Wapshot Scandal: With an Introduction by Dave Eggers

John Cheever, Dave Eggers

Once upon a time the Wapshots of St Botolphs were distinguished for their unshakeable good opinion of themselves. But the family members have drifted far from their New England village - and into the demented caprices of the...

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The Worst Journey In The World

The Worst Journey In The World

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Presents an account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. This book details scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from explorers.

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The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

When Rachel Verinder receives a gift of an astonishing yellow diamond from her bitter old uncle for her eighteenth birthday, she has no idea that the stone brings great danger with it. When the diamond goes missing during the...

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The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Sir Percival is a man of many secrets. Hence, Marian and the girls' drawing master, Walter, have to turn...

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The Heart of Darkness: and, Youth

The Heart of Darkness: and, Youth

Joseph Conrad

The silence of the jungle is broken only by the ominous sound of drumming. Life on the river is brutal and unknown threats lurk in the darkness. Marlow's decision to hunt down the mysterious Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader who is the...

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The Secret Agent: With an Introduction by Giles Foden

The Secret Agent: With an Introduction by Giles Foden

Joseph Conrad, Giles Foden

London is under threat. Frequent bomb threats and disturbances interrupt the lives of the city's inhabitants, who live in fear of the terrorists in their midst. One such terrorist is Verloc. He is the secret agent who is given the...

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The Origin of Species: and, The Voyage of the Beagle

The Origin of Species: and, The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin, Ruth Padel

Presents the author's landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection, the Origin of Species which is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity.

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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to join the navy. After a series of adventures at sea, he is shipwrecked in a devastating storm, and finds himself alone on a remote desert island. He remains there many years, building a life...

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Bleak House

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

'Jarndyce and Jardyce' is an infamous lawsuit that has been in process for generations. Nobody can remember exactly how the case started but many different individuals have found their fortunes caught up in it. Esther Summerson...

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Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son

Charles Dickens

Paul Dombey is an ambitious London merchant. He pins all his hopes for the future of his shipping firm on his fragile son whilst his daughter, Florence, goes unnoticed and neglected. It is only when the firm faces ruin, and Dombey...

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Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens

Amy Dorrit was born in the Marshalsea debtors' prison and has lived there with her family for all of her twenty-two years, only leaving during the day to work as a seamstress for the forbidding Mrs Clennam. The arrival of Mrs...

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Martin Chuzzlewit

Martin Chuzzlewit

Charles Dickens, Simon Callow

Wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit is surrounded by a host of grasping, unscrupulous relatives and suspects the family vices of selfishness and greed are already showing in his grandson. The younger Martin is therefore cast out upon...

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Lucie Manette has been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris' most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes' fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men,...

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Crime and Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue

Crime and Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue

F. M. Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to benefit mankind.

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The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts with Epilogue

The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts with Epilogue

F. M. Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Presents erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving Karamazov and his three sons. This book portrays the social and spiritual strivings in Russian culture.

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Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground

F. M. Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Presenting the apology and confession of a minor mid-19th-century Russian official, this title offers a half-desperate, half-mocking political critique and an account of man's breakaway from society and descent 'underground'.

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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke is ten years old. Paddy Clarke lights fires. Paddy Clarke's name is written in wet cement all over Barrytown, north Dublin. Paddy Clarke's heroes are Father Damien (and the lepers), Geronimo and George Best. Paddy...

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Kings in Grass Castles

Kings in Grass Castles

Mary Durack

When Patrick Durack left Western Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a pioneering dynasty and build a cattle empire across the great stretches of Australia. This title presents the Durack saga.

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Middlemarch

Middlemarch

George Eliot

Dorothea is bright, beautiful and rebellious. Lydgate is the ambitious new doctor in town. Both of them long to make a positive difference in the world. But their stories do not proceed as expected and both they, and the other...

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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

Successive episodes in the death and burial of Addie Bundren are recounted by various members of the family circle, principally as they are carting their mother's coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, in order to bury her among her...

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Light in August

Light in August

William Faulkner

Joe Christmas - a man doomed, deracinated and alone - wanders the Deep South in search of an identity, and a place in society. After killing his perverted God-fearing lover, it becomes inevitable that he is pursued by a...

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

John Fowles

Charles Smithson, a respectable engaged man, meets Sarah Woodruff as she stands on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, staring out to sea. Charles falls in love, but Sarah is a disgraced woman, and their romance will defy all the stifling...

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Cranford Chronicles

Cranford Chronicles

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The arrival of handsome young Doctor Harrison causes yet further agitation not just because of his revolutionary methods but also because of his effect on the hearts of the ladies. Meanwhile Miss Matty Jenkyns nurses her own...

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North and South

North and South

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Jenny Uglow

Milton is a northern town centred around the cotton mills that employ most of its inhabitants. Arriving from a rural idyll, Margaret Hale is initially shocked by the social unrest and poverty she finds in her new hometown....

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Nothing ,  Doting ,  Blindness

Nothing , Doting , Blindness

Henry Green, D. J. Taylor

Features three novels that span the author's career as a novelist and display his unique talents as a writer. This title includes his first novel, wherein a young man is blinded in a senseless accident but thereafter discovers new...

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Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene, J. M. Coetzee

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold....

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Dr Fischer of Geneva

Dr Fischer of Geneva

Graham Greene

Doctor Fischer despises the human race. When the notorious toothpaste millionaire decides to hold the last of his famous parties - his own deadly version of the Book of Revelations - Greene opens up a powerful vision of the...

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The End of the Affair

Graham Greene, Monica Ali

The love affair between Maurice Bendix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two...

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Monsignor Quixote

Monsignor Quixote

Graham Greene

With Sancho Panza, a deposed Communist mayor, his faithful Rocinate, an antiquated motorcar, Monsignor Quixote roams through modern-day Spain in a brilliant picaresque fable. Like Cervantes' classic, Monsignor Quixote offers...

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Our Man in Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Our Man in Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens

Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of powercuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do...

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The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Graham Greene, Zadie Smith

Pyle is a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside...

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The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

Graham Greene

Tells the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler and his wife whilst his parents go on a fortnight's holiday, Philip realises too late the danger of lies and deceit....

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Life and Fate

Life and Fate

Vasilii Grossman

A novel that focuses on overshadowing the lives of a huge cast of Russian and German characters which looms the battle of Stalingrad.

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We of the Never-Never

We of the Never-Never

Mrs. Aeneas Gunn

In 1902, newly-married Jeannie Gunn left the security and comfort of her Melbourne home to travel to the depths of the Northern Territory, where her husband had been appointed manager of The Elsey , a large cattle station.

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Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Jude Fawley is a young man who longs to better himself and go to Christminster University. However, poverty forces him into a job as a stonemason and an unhappy marriage. When his wife leaves him Jude moves to Christminster...

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Catch-22

Catch-22

Joseph Heller, Howard Jacobson

Presents the tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive. This novel is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive...

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Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon

Ernest Hemingway

In Death in the Afternoon, Hemingway shares the sights, the sounds, the excitement, and above all, the knowledge which fuelled his passion for Spain and the bullfight. This remarkable book contains some of his finest writing,...

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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

In 1918 Ernset Hemingway went to the war to end all wars , in the ambulance service in Italy. He was wounded and twice decorated. Here he recreates the fear, comradeship, and the courage of his young American volunteer and the...

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers...

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The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game

Hermann Hesse

In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a...

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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

Susan Hill

Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a...

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo, Julie Rose, Adam Thirlwell

Peopled by colourful characters from the nineteenth-century Parisian underworld; the street children, the prostitutes and the criminals, this novel tells the story of an escaped convict Jean Valjean, and his efforts to reform his...

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Ape and Essence

Ape and Essence

Aldous Huxley

In February 2108, the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition reaches California at last. It is over a century since the world was devastated by nuclear war, but the blight of radioactivity and disease still gnaws away at the...

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Brave New World

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone...

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Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited

Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw

Includes the author's views on overpopulation, propaganda, advertising and government control. This book appeals for the defence of relevant individualism.

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The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley, J. G. Ballard

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience...

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Island

Island

Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw

When cynical journalist, Will Farnaby, arrives to research potential oil reserves on Pala, he quickly falls in love with the way of life on the island. Soon the need to complete his mission becomes an intolerable burden and he...

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A Single Man

A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood

In this brilliantly perceptive novel, a middle aged professor living in California is alienated from his students by differences in age and nationality, and from the rest of society by his homosexuality. Isherwood explores the...

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What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Henry James

Caught in the crossfire of her parents' acrimonious divorce, witness to their intrigues and affairs, neglected and exploited, Maisie is a child who knows too much about the world of adults. The authors portrays a picture of a...

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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

Isabel Archer's main aim in life is to protect her independence. She is not interested in settling down and compromising her freedom for the sake of marriage. But, on a trip around Europe, she finds herself captivated by the...

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The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories: The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, the Friends of the Friends and the Jolly Corner

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories: The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, the Friends of the Friends and the Jolly Corner

Henry James

A young governess is sent to a great country house to care for two orphaned children. To begin with Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess starts to suspect that something is very wrong with them. As...

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Ulysses

Ulysses

James Joyce

Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904, this book follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin. After its first publication in Paris in 1922, it was published in Great Britain by The...

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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka, Adam Thirlwell, Edwin Muir

One morning, Gregor Samsa wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. His family is understandably perturbed and he finds himself an outsider in his own home. The author explores the confusing nature of human...

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The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories

Franz Kafka

A collection of all Kafka's shorter fiction, from fragments, parables and sketches, to longer, complete tales. Together, they reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the depth of his thought. Some, like The...

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The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka

The terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern...

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Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

John Keats, Jane Campion

A collection of John Keats' poems.

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Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling, Philip Pullman

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP PULLMAN Have you ever wondered how the leopard got his spots? Or how the camel got his hump? Rudyard Kipling's witty and beautifully written stories explain these secrets and many more and introduce...

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The Prince

The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli, Peter Constantine

Machiavelli made his name notorious for centuries with the Prince, his clever and cynical work about power relationships. The key themes of this influential, and ever timely, writer are that adaptability is the key to success and...

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The Monarch of the Glen

The Monarch of the Glen

Sir Compton Mackenzie

Chester Royde, an American millionaire, travels to Scotland with his new bride Carrie and sister Myrtle, to find out more about Carrie's Scottish ancestry. Their new 'relatives' turn out to be a little more authentically Scottish...

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The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen

One September, the author set out with a field biologist to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the...

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Collected Short Stories

Collected Short Stories

W. Somerset Maugham

A collection of stories including Rain and The Three Fat Women of Antibes .

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Collected Short Stories

Collected Short Stories

W. Somerset Maugham

The second of four volumes of short stories which reflect Somerset Maugham's wry perception of human foibles and gift for evoking drama from a sense of time and place. Set in Malaya, America and England, they include Flotsam and...

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Collected Short Stories

Collected Short Stories

W. Somerset Maugham

This final, classic collection of stories reveals Maugham's unique talent for exposing and exploring the bitter realities of human relationships. Included are: The Lotus Eater , The Outstation and The Back of Beyond .

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The Gentleman in the Parlour

The Gentleman in the Parlour

W. Somerset Maugham, Paul Theroux

Somerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his own. This book presents an account...

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The Narrow Corner

The Narrow Corner

W. Somerset Maugham

On his way home from a remote Pacific island, Dr Saunders travels with two strangers: the treacherous Captain Nichols, and Fred, a handsome Australian with a shadowy past. Driven to shelter from a storm on the island of Banda, the...

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Dracula

Dracula

Bram Stoker

A young lawyer on an assignment finds himself imprisoned in a Transylvanian castle by his mysterious host. Back at home his fiancee and friends are menaced by a malevolent force which seems intent on imposing suffering and...

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Midnight's Children

Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000...

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Young Hearts Crying

Young Hearts Crying

Richard Yates

Young, newly married and intensely ambitious, Michael Davenport is trying to make a living as a writer. His adoring wife, Lucy, has a private fortune that he won't touch in case it compromises his art. She in turn is never quite...

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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Gunter Grass

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life; from the long nightmare of...

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

Impish, daring young Tom Sawyer is the bane of the old, the hero of the young. During one hot summer, Tom witnesses a murder, runs away to be a pirate, attends his own funeral, searches for treasure in a haunted house, foils a...

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Liza of Lambeth

Liza of Lambeth

W. Somerset Maugham

Down among the drab slums of Lambeth, eighteen-year-old Liza is the darling of Vere Street. Vibrant and bewitching, she is adored by the steady, loyal Tom. But then Liza meets Jim Blakeston, charming and worldy, new to the area,...

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General of the Dead Army

General of the Dead Army

Ismail Kadare, Derek Coltman, David Smiley

Twenty years after the end of the Second World War, an Italian general is despatched to Albania to recover his country's dead. Once there he meets a German general who is engaged upon an identical mission, and their conversations...

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The Merry-go-round

The Merry-go-round

W. Somerset Maugham

Looking out upon the backstreets, the suburbs and the high society haunts of Edwardian London, the delightfully witty and independent spinster Miss Ley surveys a tangled web of lives; she sympathetically observes the struggle...

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Short Stories

Short Stories

W. Somerset Maugham

A collection of short stories such as Rain , The Letter , The Vessel of Wrath and The Alien Corn .

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Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday

W. Somerset Maugham

At the age of twenty-three, Charlie Mason is endowed with good looks, good manners and a cheerful disposition. Following three years at Cambridge and one working in his father's business, he is looking forward to a jaunt in Paris...

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Points of View

Points of View

W. Somerset Maugham

Eclectic and illuminating, these essays are the last that Maugham published. Ranging from an appreciation of Goethe's novels, to an encounter with an Indian holy man, with a considered analysis of the form at which Maugham himself...

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Then and Now

Then and Now

W. Somerset Maugham

Maugham found a parallel to the turmoil of our own times in the duplicity, intrigue and sensuality of the Italian Renaissance. Then and Now enters the world of Machiavelli, and covers three important months in the career of that...

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W B Yeats - Collected Poems: Collected Poems

W B Yeats - Collected Poems: Collected Poems

W. B. Yeats, Augustine Martin

W B Yeats' life spanned the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, and his poetry reflects all the turmoil, fervour, traditions and revolutions of that period. This collection shows the impact of a great poet whose...

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Weekend Wodehouse

Weekend Wodehouse

P. G. Wodehouse, Hilaire Belloc

Includes Drones Club stories, Mr Mullinger stories, and stories of Jeeves, Lord Amsworth and Ukridge.

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe, Matthew Pearl

Includes stories of a young eccentric named C Auguste Dupin: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' and 'The Purloined Letter'.

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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories

Edgar Allan Poe

Features a collection of the author's short stories and novellas that includes tales such as 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart'.

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The Red House Mystery

The Red House Mystery

A. A. Milne

Tells a detective story, where secret passages, uninvited guests, a sinister valet and a puzzling murder lay the foundations for a classic crime caper.

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Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Alice Munro

**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** This first-ever selection of Alice Munro's stories sums up her genius. Her territory is the secrets that cackle beneath the facade of everyday lives, the pain and promises, loves and...

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The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil

W. Somerset Maugham

Kitty Fane is the beautiful but shallow wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. Unsatisfied by her marriage, she starts an affair with charming, attractive and exciting Charles Townsend. But when Walter discovers...

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilyich is one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy's late fiction. This collection includes The Death of Ivan Ilyich and nine other stories such as Hadji Murat , The Devil , and War and Peace .

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy, Louise Shanks Maude, Aylmer Maude

Set against the backdrop of Russian high society, this novel charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated...

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, H.T. Willetts

The Gulag, the Stalinist labour camps to which millions of Russians were condemned for political deviation, has become a household word in the West. This title tells the story of one typical day in a labour camp as experienced by...

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 Special priceSlow Learner: Early Stories

Slow Learner: Early Stories

Thomas Pynchon

A compilation of five short stories which include: The Small Rain , Lowlands , Entropy , Under the Rose , and The Secret Integration .

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, Jake Arnott

When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirate's chest in his parents' inn, he is drawn into a world of danger and adventure. He joins the crew setting sail to the Caribbean to seek out the booty and over the course...

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Orlando: A Biography

Orlando: A Biography

Virginia Woolf, Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Reynolds

Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, thirty-six-year-old woman and three...

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The Waves

The Waves

Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Gillian Beer

A title that begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival.

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 Read reviewArmageddon in Retrospect

Armageddon in Retrospect

Kurt Vonnegut

Offers a collection of twelve writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence.

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Under the Net

Under the Net

Iris Murdoch, Kiernan Ryan

Jake Donaghue is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living out of translation work and sponging on his friends. A meeting with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures. Jake is captivated...

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War and Peace

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Combines history and fiction, to depict Russia's lengthy war with the French armies of Napoleon and its effects on the domestic lives of those caught up in the conflict. This book follows the rise and fall of families in St...

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Life: A User's Manual

Life: A User’s Manual

Georges Perec

Serge Valene wants to create an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there.

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Restoration

Restoration

Rose Tremain

Robert Merivel is a dissolute young medical student when an accident of fate leads him to the attention of King Charles II. Finding favour with the King, Merivel embarks on the time of his life, enthusiastically enjoying the...

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Kim

Kim

Rudyard Kipling

Kim is an orphan who earns his living begging on the streets of Lahore. One day he befriends an aged Tibetan Lama who, although content to live simply in India, is a rich and powerful abbot in his own country. When the Lama...

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Paradise Lost: And Paradise Regained

Paradise Lost: And Paradise Regained

John Milton

Satan is out for revenge. His rebellion has failed, he has been cast out from heaven and is doomed to spend eternity in hell. Somehow he must find a way to prove his power and wound his enemies. He fixes upon God's beloved new...

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Remembering Babylon

Remembering Babylon

David Malouf

In the 1840s, a ship's boy cast ashore in northern Australia is taken in by Aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers with their unspoken terrors. A picture of...

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Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final scientific frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together...

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War

War

J. M. G. Le Clezio

War - in the mind of the fragile Bea B, in the infinite icy landscape she journeys through, in Vietnam, in 10,000 years of human history. The war of the title is not merely a war of arms but a generalised state of violence...

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The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

Virginia Woolf, Frances Spalding, Erica Wagner

A party of English people board the Euphrosyne bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, young, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics and society. She is a free spirit, half-caught, momentarily and...

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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham

After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as would-be artist, Philip Carey settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he...

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Independent People

Independent People

Halldor Laxness

Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he...

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Persuasion

Persuasion

Jane Austen

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot bowed to pressure from her family and made the decision not to marry the man she loved, Captain Wentworth. Now, circumstances have conspired to bring him back into her social circle and Anne finds her...

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Death in Venice and Other Stories

Death in Venice and Other Stories

Thomas Mann

Gustave von Aschenbach is a writer who travels to Venice for a holiday. One day he notices a beautiful young boy who is staying with his family in the same hotel. Soon his days begin to revolve around seeing this boy and he is too...

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Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor

Richard Yates

Evan Shepard is a young man with a chequered past when he first meets the Drakes, after his car breaks down outside their house. Behind him, he has a troubled adolescence, a failed marriage and a little daughter, but his meeting...

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Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Richard Yates

A collection of stories of the lives of Manhattan office workers, a cab driver seeking immortality, frustrated would-be novelists, suburban men and their yearning, neglected women in the 1950s, the era when the American dream was...

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The Easter Parade

The Easter Parade

Richard Yates

Even as little girls, Sarah and Emily are very different from each other. Emily looks up to her wiser and more stable older sister and is jealous of her relationship with their absent father, and later her seemingly golden...

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The Aunt's Story

The Aunt’s Story

Patrick White

With the death of her mother, middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed of the trammels of convention she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved in the residents of a small French...

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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton

Tells the story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. This work talks about love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of...

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The Gormenghast Trilogy

The Gormenghast Trilogy

Mervyn Peake

Gormenghast is the vast, crumbling castle to which Titus Groan, is lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, and his subjects, according to age-old rituals, but things are changing in...

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The Razor's Edge

The Razor’s Edge

W. Somerset Maugham

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with - his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton,...

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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton, Lionel Shriver

Newland Archer and May Welland are the perfect couple. He is a wealthy young lawyer and she is a lovely and sweet-natured girl. All seems set for success until the arrival of May's unconventional cousin Ellen Olenska, who returns...

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The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49

Thomas Pynchon

Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually,...

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Liars in Love

Liars in Love

Richard Yates

A collection of seven short stories themed around troubled relations.

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A Good School

A Good School

Richard Yates

William Grove is a nervous teenager trying to fit in at his new boarding school. Jack Draper is a teacher whose wife is cheating on him. Edith Stone is the daughter of the English master who falls in love with the most popular boy...

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The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

Depicting the gradual disintegration of the Compson family through four fractured narratives, this novel explores intense, passionate family relationships where there is no love, only self-centredness.

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Yukio Mishima

Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone untill he becomes an...

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We: Introduction by Will Self

We: Introduction by Will Self

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Will Self, Natasha Randall

The citizens of the One State live in a condition of 'mathematically infallible happiness'. D-503 decides to keep a diary of his days working for the collective good in this clean, blue city state where nature, privacy and...

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Huck is a young, naive white boy fleeing from his drunken, dangerous Pa and Jim is a runaway slave longing to be reunited with his family. Flung together by circumstance, they journey down the Mississippi together on a log raft,...

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In Search of Lost Time: Time Regained and a Guide to Proust

In Search of Lost Time: Time Regained and a Guide to Proust

Marcel Proust, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright, C. K. Scott Moncrieff

Years after the First World War's end, the narrator returns to Paris. He reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material of literature - his past life.

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In Search of Lost Time: The Captive & The Fugitive

In Search of Lost Time: The Captive & The Fugitive

Marcel Proust, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright, C. K. Scott Moncrieff

Far from an idyllic state of affairs, the narrator is living in his mother's apartment in Paris with his lover, Albertine. His obsessive love for her means that their relationship is shadowed by jealousy and headed for tragedy.

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Sabbath's Theater

Sabbath’s Theater

Philip Roth

Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Micky Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress - an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring exceeds...

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A Void

A Void

Georges Perec, Gilbert Adair

Anton Vowl is missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any hint as to his location and, insidiously, a ghost, from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow.

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On a Chinese Screen

On a Chinese Screen

W. Somerset Maugham

Maugham spent the winter months of 1919 travelling 1500 miles up the Yangtze river. He noted down crafted sketches of those he met on scraps of paper. This collection features Western missionaries, army officers and company...

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Complete Prose Tales

Complete Prose Tales

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Gillon R. Aitken

Beyond his perfect expression of Russian mood, Pushkin's universality of vision has made him a permanent place in the history of world literature. This translation contains his prose fiction, including some tales which remained...

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Beyond the Black Stump

Beyond the Black Stump

Nevil Shute

Stanton Laird is sent from his town in America to work in a remote outpost in Western Australia. While out there he befriends Regan family and falls in love with the daughter Mollie. However, when Mollie travels to America to...

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The Far Country

The Far Country

Nevil Shute

A young English woman leaves her ageing parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback. She falls in love, both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters...

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Landfall

Landfall

Nevil Shute

Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine. He is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry...

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Lonely Road

Lonely Road

Nevil Shute

A rich middle-aged man finds his lonely life turned upside down when he falls in love with a pretty dance hostess and becomes involved in exposing a conspiracy to sabotage the British General Election. But his dogged pursuit of...

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Marazan

Marazan

Nevil Shute

After Philip Stenning is involved in a near-fatal plane crash, he feels he owes a debt of gratitude to the man who rescued him. However, his mysterious saviour is an escaped convict, and his determination to help him leads...

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Most Secret

Most Secret

Nevil Shute

In their trusty fishing boat Genevieve, armed with a flame thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army after the fall of France in World War II. This title...

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An Old Captivity

An Old Captivity

Nevil Shute

Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford don who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic - and still less with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix.But once the three of them reach the treacherous...

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Pastoral

Pastoral

Nevil Shute

During the Second World War, Peter Marshall's crew become one of the most successful bombing teams in their Oxfordshire airbase. However, when Peter falls in love with a young WAAF officer, his concentration begins to suffer and...

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The Rainbow and the Rose

The Rainbow and the Rose

Nevil Shute

When Johnny Pascoe attempts to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback his plane crashes leaving him dangerously injured. Ronnie Clarke, who was trained by Pascoe, endeavours to fly a doctor in to help but this proves more...

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Round the Bend

Round the Bend

Nevil Shute

When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new...

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Ruined City

Ruined City

Nevil Shute

Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and...

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Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

Nevil Shute

Stephen Morris has just called off his engagement to the girl of his dreams because he is a penniless graduate with no prospects. He finds a job working as an aircraft mechanic, hoping to make his fortune.

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Trustee from the Toolroom

Trustee from the Toolroom

Nevil Shute

Keith Stewart is an ordinary man. However, one day he is called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. When his sister's boat is wrecked in the Pacific, he becomes trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from...

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No Highway

No Highway

Nevil Shute

Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicous aircraft engineer whose eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism are frowned upon in aviation circles. But when a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Honey...

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Timequake

Timequake

Kurt Vonnegut

Addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books.

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The Aerodrome: A Love Story

The Aerodrome: A Love Story

Rex Warner, Michael Moorcock

Roy, coming of age in the messy, violent and adulterous world of the villagers, is simultaneously attracted and repelled by the aerodrome standing on a hill and by the powerful figure of the Air Vice-Marshal. Soon he has to leave...

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The Years

The Years

Virginia Woolf, Susan Hill

Follows the lives of the Pargiters, a large middle-class London family, from an uncertain spring in 1880 to a party on a summer evening in the 1930s. We see them each endure and remember heart-break, loss, radical change and...

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A Room Of One's Own And Three Guineas

A Room Of One’s Own And Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee

With an introduction, notes and references, this title combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century, which together form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. It argues...

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Selected Letters

Selected Letters

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks, Hermione Lee

Whether bemoaning some domestic travail, commenting publicly on the state of the nation, or discussing cultural, artistic or personal concerns, this volume displays the author's courage and brilliance, her generosity and love of...

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Selected Diaries

Selected Diaries

Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell

Virginia Woolf turned to her diary as to an intimate friend, to whom she could freely and spontaneously confide her thoughts on public events or the joys and trials of domestic life. Between 1st January 1915 and her death in 1941...

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Don Fernando

Don Fernando

W. Somerset Maugham

Discusses the writings of St. Teresa and the paintings of El Greco, and comments with sagacity and wit on such illustrious figures as Cervantes, Velazquez and the creator of Don Juan. This title is full of happy surprises, curious...

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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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Native Son

Native Son

Richard Wright, Caryl Phillips

Features a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to...

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Cakes and Ale

Cakes and Ale

W. Somerset Maugham, Nicholas Shakespeare

Traces the fortunes of Edward Driffield and his extraordinary wife Rosie, one of the most delightful heroines of twentieth-century literature.

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Ashenden

Ashenden

W. Somerset Maugham

When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. This title collects stories that are rooted in author's own experiences as an agent,...

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The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

W. Somerset Maugham

Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Whilst his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his...

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

'Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a write with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable' Truman Capote

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The Odyssey: Translated by Robert Fitzgerald

The Odyssey: Translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Homer, Robert Fitzgerald

Penelope has been waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from Troy for many years. Little does she know that his path back to her has been blocked by astonishing and terrifying trials. Will he overcome the hideous monsters,...

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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father's death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of...

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Gulliver's Travels: and Alexander Pope's Verses on  Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver’s Travels: and Alexander Pope’s Verses on Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

In the course of his famous travels, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war on each other because of religious disagreement over how to crack eggs, is sexually assaulted by giants, visits a floating island, and...

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The Rape of the Lock

The Rape of the Lock

Alexander Pope, Sophie Gee, Aubrey Beardsley

A hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors...Pope's mock-epic is the...

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Beloved

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's...

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The Palace of Dreams

The Palace of Dreams

Ismail Kadare, Barbara Bray

At the heart of the Sultan's empire stands the Palace of Dreams. Inside, the dreams of every citizen are collected, sorted and interpreted in order to identify the 'master-dreams' that will provide the clues to the Empire's...

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Broken April

Broken April

Ismail Kadare

After shooting his brother's killer, young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days' grace - not enough to see out the month of April. Then a visiting honeymoon couple cross the path of the fugitive. The bride's heart goes out to Gjorg,...

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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia

Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia

Don Watson

After their military defeat in 1745, the Scottish Highlanders suffered a worse humiliation. They were displaced from their ancestral lands. This is a tale of their dispossession. It also tells the rout of another people, the...

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories

Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr Jekyll has been experimenting with his identity. He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature and allows him to occasionally abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr Hyde. But...

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I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith, Valerie Grove

Cassandra Mortmain lives with her impoverished family in a crumbling castle. Her journal records her life with her bored sister Rose, her stepmother Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her novelist father who suffers from a...

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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero

A retelling of the Gospel following the life of Christ from his conception to his crucifixion. A naive Jesus is the son not of God, but of Joseph. In the desert it is not Satan, but God that Christ tussles with, an autocrat with...

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Midnight's Children

Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000...

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Ten Novels and Their Authors

Ten Novels and Their Authors

W. Somerset Maugham

Maugham's studies of the lives and masterpieces of ten great novelists are outstanding examples of literary criticism at its finest. Afforded here are some of the formulae of greatness in the genre, as well as the flaws and...

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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque, Brian O. Murdoch

In 1914, a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and patriotism of youth, they sign up. What follows is the story of a young...

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Mrs. Craddock

Mrs. Craddock

W. Somerset Maugham

Bertha Ley comes of age, inherits her father's money and promptly marries a handsome, calm and unimaginative man. Bertha is wildly in love with Edward and believes she can be happy playing the role of a dutiful wife in their...

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The Summing Up

The Summing Up

W. Somerset Maugham

Presents an avowal of a professional author's ideas about style, literature, art, drama and philosophy, and also an illuminating insight into this great writer's craft.

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