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Cold Comfort Farm

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Cold Comfort Farm

Stella Gibbons

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

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When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives... [more]

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The Charterhouse of Parma

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The Charterhouse of Parma

Stendhal

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

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Headstrong and naive, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father... [more]

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The Custom of the Country

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The Custom of the Country

Edith Wharton

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

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Presents a tale about a beautiful social climber, Undine Sprague, who is a monster of selfishness and honestly doesn't know... [more]

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand

Plays & playscripts

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Poet and soldier, brawler and charmer, Cyrano de Bergerac is desperately in love with Roxane, the most beautiful woman in... [more]

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The Longest Journey

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The Longest Journey

E. M. Forster

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

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Rickie Elliot, a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent,... [more]

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Candide, or Optimism

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Candide, or Optimism

Voltaire

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

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When his love for the Baron's daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and... [more]

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Shirley

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Shirley

Charlotte Bronte

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

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Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment... [more]

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Sons and Lovers

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Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence

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

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The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and violent husband, delicate... [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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Selected Poems: Donne

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Selected Poems: Donne

John Donne

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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From joyful poems such as The Flea , which transforms the image of a louse into the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, the... [more]

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Meditations

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Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Popular philosophy; Nature & existence of God

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A series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. It offers a range of fascinating... [more]

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Fall of the Roman Republic

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Fall of the Roman Republic

Plutarch

Literary essays; History: theory & methods

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Taken from the Lives , a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection describes the twilight of the... [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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Inferno: The Divine Comedy I

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Inferno: The Divine Comedy I

Dante Alighieri

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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Depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven... [more]

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Selected Poems: Blake

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Selected Poems: Blake

William Blake

Poetry

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Writer and religious rebel, William Blake (1757-1827) sowed the seeds for Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith... [more]

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The Bacchae and Other Plays

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The Bacchae and Other Plays

Euripides, John Davie, Richard Rutherford

Dance & Performing arts

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Covers such plays as: Phoenician Women , Orestes , Bacchae , Iphigenia at Aulis , and the Rhesus . [more]

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The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

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The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

Stephen Crane

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

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Talks about the Civil War, and one Union soldier's struggle with his inner demons as he prepares for, and fights his first... [more]

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Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, & Selected Stories

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Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, & Selected Stories

Nikolay Gogol

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

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Includes a selection of short fiction and famous dramas. This book includes stories ranging from comic to tragic and describes... [more]

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Protagoras and Meno

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Protagoras and Meno

Plato

Philosophy

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In Protagoras, the main argument is between the elderly Protagoras, a celebrated Sophist, and Socrates. The discussion takes... [more]

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Faust, Part I

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Faust, Part I

Goethe

Plays & playscripts; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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Goethe's Faust reworks the late medieval myth of Dr Faust, a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract... [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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The Prose Edda

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The Prose Edda

Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Myth & legend told as fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of... [more]

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Master and Man and Other Stories

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Master and Man and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy

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

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The ten stories collected in this volume demonstrate Tolstoy's artistic prowess displayed over five decades experimenting... [more]

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Cranford

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Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell

Historical fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Depicts the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of a small village - their petty snobberies, appetite for gossip,... [more]

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Early Socratic Dialogues

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Early Socratic Dialogues

Plato, Chris Emlyn-Jones

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks... [more]

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