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Their Finest Hour: The Second World War

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Their Finest Hour: The Second World War

Winston Churchill

History; British & Irish history; Second World War

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Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second... [more]

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Closing the Ring: The Second World War

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Closing the Ring: The Second World War

Winston Churchill

History; British & Irish history; Second World War

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Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second... [more]

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The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

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The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

Winston Churchill

History; British & Irish history; Second World War

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Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second... [more]

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Triumph and Tragedy: The Second World War

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Triumph and Tragedy: The Second World War

Winston Churchill

History; British & Irish history; Second World War

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Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second... [more]

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Selected Poems

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Selected Poems

Rabindranath Tagore

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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The poems of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and in world literature, expressing... [more]

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

John Mandeville

Classic travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India and... [more]

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The Rig Veda

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The Rig Veda

Wendy Doniger

Hinduism; Sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in... [more]

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The Complete Poems

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The Complete Poems

Andrew Marvell

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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Member of Parliament, tutor to Oliver Cromwell's ward, satirist and friend of John Milton, Andrew Marvell was one of the most... [more]

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The Good Soldier Svejk

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The Good Soldier Svejk

Jaroslav Hasek

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

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Good-natured and garrulous, Svejk becomes the Austro-Hungarian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the... [more]

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War of the Worlds

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War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

Classic science fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in... [more]

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Time Machine

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Time Machine

H. G. Wells

Science fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has... [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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The First Men in the Moon

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The First Men in the Moon

H. G. Wells, Steve McLean, Patrick Parrinder

Science fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor,... [more]

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

H. G. Wells

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

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Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly... [more]

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Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

H. G. Wells

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

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With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin the new... [more]

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Oblomov

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Oblomov

I. A. Goncharov

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

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Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia's dying aristocracy a man so lazy that he has given up his job in the Civil Service,... [more]

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The Poems

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The Poems

Caius Valerius Catullus

Poetry by individual poets

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One of the most versatile of Roman poets, Catullus wrote verse of an almost unparalleled diversity and stylistic agility,... [more]

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Dead Souls

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Dead Souls

Nikolay Gogol

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

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Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making each... [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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The Idiot

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The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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Returning to St Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive epileptic Prince Myshkin - pays a visit to his distant... [more]

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Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Classic fiction (Children's&YA); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe , regarded by many to be first novel in English. This edition contains a full chronology of... [more]

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Selected Poems and Letters

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Selected Poems and Letters

Arthur Rimbaud

Diaries, letters & journals; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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A phenomenonally precocious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and... [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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Medea and Other Plays

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Medea and Other Plays

Euripides

Plays & playscripts

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An accessible prose translation that is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play. [more]

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Le Morte D'Arthur Volume 1

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Le Morte D'Arthur Volume 1

Sir Thomas Malory

Literary essays; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents an evocative version of the Arthurian legend. This book describes Arthur's ascendancy to the throne after claiming... [more]

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