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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Charles Dickens

Anthologies (non-poetry); Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Tells the story of the solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of... [more]

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A Confession and Other Religious Writings

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A Confession and Other Religious Writings

Leo Tolstoy

Literary essays; Religion: general; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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This is a reader covering Tolstoy's later beliefs after he had rejected orthodox religion. The book mainly draws on Confession... [more]

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A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

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A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century... [more]

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A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel

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A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel

Mikhail Bulgakov

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A semi-autobiographical story of a writer who fails to sell his novel and fails to commit suicide. When his play is taken... [more]

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A Discourse on Inequality

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A Discourse on Inequality

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Demonstrates how the growth of civilization corrupts man's natural happiness and freedom by creating artificial inequalities... [more]

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A Dog's Heart

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A Dog's Heart

Mikhail Bulgakov

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Features a wealthy Moscow surgeon Filip Preobrazhensky who implants the pituitary gland and testicles of a drunken petty criminal... [more]

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A Doll's House And Other Plays, AA

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A Doll's House And Other Plays, AA

Henrik Ibsen

Plays & playscripts

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Features such plays as A Doll's House and The Lady from the Sea . [more]

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A Hero of Our Time

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A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later nineteenth-century authors, including... [more]

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A History of My Times

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A History of My Times

Xenophon

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Details nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Presenting the story of the Peloponnesian... [more]

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A Journal of the Plague Year

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A Journal of the Plague Year

Daniel Defoe

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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This work follows Daniel Defoe's fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the plague through the streets... [more]

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A Life in Letters

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A Life in Letters

Anton Chekhov

Biography: general; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, the author wrote over 4,500 letters... [more]

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A Modern Utopia

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A Modern Utopia

H. G. Wells

Classic science fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world.... [more]

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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

Jonathan Swift

Literary essays; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin. He is considered the foremost prose satirist in the English language, which... [more]

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A Nietzsche Reader

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A Nietzsche Reader

Friedrich Nietzsche

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry... [more]

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A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

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A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

Guy de Maupassant

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Include thirty-three tales that focus on the relationships between men and women, between brothers and sisters, and between... [more]

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A Passage to India

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A Passage to India

E. M. Forster

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped... [more]

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful

Edmund Burke

History of Western philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Intends to propound the author's theory that the sublime and the beautiful should be regarded as wholly separate states -... [more]

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A Room with a View

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A Room with a View

E. M. Forster, Malcolm Bradbury

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Visiting Florence with her cousin Charlotte as a chaperone, Lucy Honeychurch meets the unconventional, lower-class Mr Emerson... [more]

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A Sentimental Journey

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A Sentimental Journey

Laurence Sterne

Literary essays; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Paints a captivating picture of an Englishman's adventures abroad. This edition also includes a chronology, updated further... [more]

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A Short History of the World

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A Short History of the World

H. G. Wells

General & world history; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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From the origins of the Earth to the outcome of the First World War, this work presents an account of the evolution of life... [more]

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A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

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A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

A. E. Housman

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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'What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those?' In this collection, the author's poems, including... [more]

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A Study in Scarlet

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A Study in Scarlet

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Fiction & Literature

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Convalescing in London after a disastrous experience of war in Afghanistan, Dr John Watson finds himself sharing rooms with... [more]

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A Tale of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his... [more]

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A Tramp Abroad

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A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain

Literary essays; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic travel writing

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Presents the author's account of travelling in Europe. Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France... [more]

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A Treatise of Human Nature

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A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A key to modern studies of 18th century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues,... [more]

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