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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 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 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 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 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 Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

Literary essays; Feminism & feminist theory; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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First published in 1792, Wollstonecraft's book attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and laid out... [more]

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Against Nature

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Against Nature

Joris-Karl Huysmans

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

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Des Esseintes is a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where her indulges his taste for luxury and... [more]

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Agnes Grey

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Agnes Grey

Anne Bronte

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess... [more]

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Agricola and Germania

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Agricola and Germania

Cornelius Tacitus

British & Irish history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law.... [more]

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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville

European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Revolutionary groups & movements; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents a critique of the ancien regime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledges the reforms introduced... [more]

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Anna Karenina

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Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

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

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Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty... [more]

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Arabian Sands

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

Travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa and educated at Eton and Oxford. In the spirit of TE Lawrence, Thesiger spent five... [more]

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Arthurian Romances

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Arthurian Romances

Chretien de Troyes

Poetry by individual poets; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The Arthurian Romances contains prose translations of all five of Chretien's verse romans - Erec and Enide , Cliges... [more]

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Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight)

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Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight)

Emile Zola

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

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The Ladies' Delight is the glittering Paris department store run by Octave Mouret. He has used charm and drive to become director... [more]

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