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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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The Choke

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The Choke

Sofie Laguna

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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A quick, cruel, coming-of-age tale in the vein of recent remarkable literature on dangerous girlhoods and disjointed families.... [more]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Tish is nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. The two families struggle... [more]

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Tales of the Samurai

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Tales of the Samurai

A. B. Mitford

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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An anthology of classic tales focusing on Japanese life before the Meiji Restoration. [more]

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Nectar in a Sieve

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Nectar in a Sieve

Kamala Markandaya

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life is a gallant... [more]

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Sorciere de la Rue Mouffetard et Autres Contes de la Rue

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Sorciere de la Rue Mouffetard et Autres Contes de la Rue

Pierre Gripari

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Languages & ESL

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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

Paul Werstine, PH.D. (University of Western Ontario)

Shakespeare plays; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers. In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this... [more]

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Orlando

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Orlando

Virginia Woolf

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Virginia Woolf's seductive, provocative masterpiece is a whirlwind adventure through time, gender and identity. Introduced... [more]

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The Waves

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The Waves

Virginia Woolf

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Tracing the lives of a group of friends, this book follows their development from childhood to youth and middle age. It presents... [more]

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The Years

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The Years

Virginia Woolf

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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The principal theme of this ambitious book is Time, threading together three generations of an upper-class English family,... [more]

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To the Lighthouse

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To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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When Mrs Ramsay tells her guests at her summer house on the Isle of Skye that they will be able to visit the nearby lighthouse... [more]

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Pantagruel and Gargantua

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Pantagruel and Gargantua

Francois Rabelais

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

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These bawdy and boisterous tales, with their fixation on food and faeces, are not just entertaining yarns, as Francois Rabelais... [more]

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The Grey Parrot and Other Stories

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The Grey Parrot and Other Stories

W. W. Jacobs

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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This volume contains a careful selection of the very best stories from Jacobs's 150-strong repertory, and includes well-known... [more]

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Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (riverrun editions)

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Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (riverrun editions)

Anton Chekhov

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories; Fiction in translation

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The second unique collection of Constance Garnett's translations of Chekhov's short fiction, selected for riverrun editions... [more]

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Machado de Assis: 26 Stories

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Machado de Assis: 26 Stories

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories

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This watershed collection (The Wall Street Journal) now appears in a selected paperback edition with twenty-six of Machado's... [more]

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Parade's End

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Parade's End

Ford Madox Ford

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Christopher Tietjens has long loved the beautiful young suffragette Valentine, but the pair are held apart by Christopher's... [more]

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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Franz Kafka

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories; Fiction in translation

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Offering a collection of new translations, this book brings together the small proportion of authors' works that he himself... [more]

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East Goes West

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East Goes West

Younghill Kang

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

A wonderfully resplendent evocation of a newcomer's America' (Chang-rae Lee, author of Native Speaker) by the father of Korean... [more]

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The Song of Kieu: A New Lament

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The Song of Kieu: A New Lament

Nguyen Du

Poetry by individual poets; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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This manuscript is ancient, priceless, bamboo-rolled, perfumed with musty spices. Sit comfortably by this good light, that... [more]

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A Perfect Hoax

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A Perfect Hoax

Italo Svevo

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

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In this tragicomic study of deception and disappointment, Italo Svevo - who himself was an undiscovered writer until his old... [more]

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Between the Acts

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Between the Acts

Virginia Woolf

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

Woolf's last novel, set in the summer of 1939, on the day of the annual village pageant at Poyntz Hall, explores the musings... [more]

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The Setting Sun

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The Setting Sun

Osamu Dazai

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first published by New Directions in 1956. [more]

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Middlemarch

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Middlemarch

George Eliot

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions... [more]

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The Artificial Silk Girl

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The Artificial Silk Girl

Irmgard Keun

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

Doris is going to be a big star. Wearing a stolen fur coat and recently fired from her office job, she takes an all-night... [more]

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Far From the Madding Crowd

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Historical romance

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Thomas Hardy's classic novel of rivalry and misplaced love with a new introduction by academic and poet, Professor Mark Ford.... [more]

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Our Lady of the Flowers

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Our Lady of the Flowers

Jean Genet

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

Our Lady of the Flowers, often considered Genet's masterpiece, was written in the cell of a French prison where he was being... [more]

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