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It was 1968 when Eve & Ron Abbey founded Abbey's. From that time on we've curated a distinctive collection. As part of celebrations for our 50th year of sharing our love of books with our discerning customers, we are offering you this wonderful range of classic titles from Canterbury Classics - AT HALF PRICE! While stocks last.

Plus we have some free tote bags to give away to those who get in first - again, this is while stock lasts so don't dilly-dally.

With sturdy leather-like, embossed and foiled covers that are so sumptuous to the touch, these beguiling editions are perfect as gifts that will endure. Give a loved book to a loved one, a classic book to a classic friend, or fill that gap on your bookshelf...



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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Aesop

$19.99
Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural--and personal-belief systems. For example, in The Goatherd and the Goat we learn that there is no use trying to hide what can't be hidden. In The Ass and the Purchaser we find that people are known by the company they keep. In The Boys and the Frogs, one person's pleasure may be another person's pain. The Dogs and the Fox show how easy it is to kick a man when he's down. And misery loves company, as we see in The Fox Without a Tail. This beautiful book comes with luxurious endpapers, a beautiful and stylish heat-burnished cover, and a convenient 5 x 7 size. The widely popular collection of stories has sold millions of copies and has been translated into countless languages and dialects. Aesop's Fables have been one of the world's most charming collections of stories that have influenced thousands of other literary works.

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

$24.99
First published in the late 19th century, Anna Karenina, by famed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time. Chronicling the turbulent affair between Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky, Tolstoy weaves a parallel plot of self-discovery and a turn to religion by character Konstantin Levin that is thought to be autobiographical. The result is a tale of jealousy, faith, hypocrisy, passion and progress set amidst the social change occurring in Russia in the 1870s. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, the novel is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

$19.99
Bestselling Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published the first book in her charming series in 1908, making it a literary favorite for more than a hundred years. Published as a children's novel, the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan, was inspired by the author's childhood adventures on rural Prince Edward Island. It follows Anne's journey as she moves to a farm on Prince Edward Island to live with a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them with farming chores. The story follows Anne as she makes a home and comes of age on the island. This chic and inexpensive edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that's easy to hold. The widely popular novel has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than twenty languages since its first publication. Anne of Green Gables has been one of the world's most charming coming-of-age stories for more than a century.

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

$19.99
Anna Sewell's 1877 classic Black Beauty is considered to be one of the foremost works in animal welfare literature and a leading work in the children's pony book genre. Narrated by the horse himself, the book follows his trials and tribulations as he passes from one owner to another and experiences the full spectrum of human treatment - from the knowledgeable and kind to the ignorant and cruel. Beloved by children and animal lovers alike, Black Beauty is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, making it a chic and affordable addition to any library.

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Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine

Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

$19.99
Thomas Paine is one of history's most renowned thinkers and was indispensible to both the American and French revolutions. The three works included, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, are among his most famous publications. Paine is probably best known for his hugely popular pamphlet, Common Sense, which swayed public opinion in favor of American independence from England. The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason further advocated for universal human rights, a republican instead of monarchical government, and truth and reason in politics. The works of this moral visionary, whose ideas are as relevant today as ever, are now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a stylish and affordable addition to any library.

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Hans Christian Andersen Tales

Hans Christian Andersen Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

$19.99
Fairy tales are timeless treasures passed from generation to generation, and few are as beloved as those of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. From the princess so sensitive she is discomforted by a single pea beneath a tower of mattresses to the unfortunate-looking duckling who matures into a stunning swan, these are the stories that stay with us long after we leave childhood behind. First published in 1835, Andersen's tales continue to delight the modern audience. Now part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Hans Christian Andersen Tales is a chic and affordable collection of these wonderful stories, complete with classics like Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid, plus some wonderful lesser-known gems to discover anew.

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Inferno

Inferno

Dante Alighieri

$19.99
On a divine journey through the depths of Hell, Dante-with his guide, the poet Virgil-witnesses the fate of Earth's sinners. Inferno, a 14th century poem and the first part of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, paints an allegorical underworld in which sinners are punished in accordance with their sins. Journey through the darkness and meet famous historical and mythical figures and the fate that has become them, from Homer and Julius Caesar who dwell in Limbo with the unbaptized and the virtuous pagans, to Judas Iscariot and Satan himself, who dwell in the deepest circle of hell for the sin of treachery. Influential, even after seven centuries in print, readers of Inferno will appreciate the plethora of allusions both within and concerning this work, as well as the moral implications the story develops. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Inferno is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

$19.99  $9.99
Penned by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling in 1894, The Jungle Book is a collection of allegorical stories that take place in the Indian jungle. The most famous stories of The Jungle Book are those featuring a young boy named Mowgli who was raised by wolves, is friends with a panther, and was educated by the animals of the jungle. Also popular in this collection is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, about a mongoose who protects his human family against cobras. This edition also features tales from Kipling's Just So Stories. These origin fables answer many questions about why things are the way they are, and readers will delight in tales like How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, The Beginning of the Armadillos, and How the First Letter Was Written. A treasure trove of children's literature, The Jungle Book and Other Stories from the Word Cloud Classics series is a chic and affordable addition to any library.

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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

$19.99
Leaves of Grass is a timeless collection of poems and essays penned by influential nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman. This profound compilation explores topics such as nature, mysticism, mortality, transcendentalism, and democracy. Inspired by personal experiences and observations, Whitman spent almost four decades piecing together the complete work, sharing societal ideals and epiphanies about life that still resonate with readers today.

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

$24.99
Les Miserables is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. First published in France in 1862, it is Victor Hugo's greatest achievement-the ultimate tale of redemption. Former prisoner Jean Valjean struggles to live virtuously after an unexpected act of forgiveness by a kindly bishop changes his life. His righteous actions change people's lives in surprising ways and culminate in romance between two young people. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Les Miserables is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

$19.99
When Little Women was first published in 1868, it became an instant bestseller. The book's gentle lessons and charming story of four adventurous sisters coming of age in Civil Warera New England was originally written as a children's book, but quickly captured the hearts and attention of readers of all ages. Now part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Little Women is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

$19.99
Gustave Flaubert is arguably one of the greatest novelists of all time. His first novel, Madame Bovary, was published in 1856 and is considered a literary masterpiece by critics and scholars. His skillful word-smithing combined with the scandal surrounding the novel launched it into notoriety. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma, a tragic heroine who attempts to escape her boring provincial life by having multiple affairs and living beyond her means. This chic and inexpensive edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that's easy to hold. Madame Bovary is a terrific example of Gustave Flaubert's determination and his execution of capturing the details of modern realism.

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Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Herman Melville

$19.99
Call me Ishmael is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby-Dick. Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, Pequod, under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking retribution from the great white sperm whale called Moby-Dick-the whale responsible for the captain's missing leg-Ahab leads the crew on a quest to kill the infamous beast. A fictional work based on actual events, Moby-Dick is a classic that has been enjoyed for generations, and it's now available as part of the Word Cloud Classic series, making it a stylish and affordable addition to any library.

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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

$19.99
A young woman comes of age and realizes that life is not a Gothic novel A timeless classic, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is both a coming of age story and a parody of the Gothic novels of the nineteenth century. Catherine Morland is destined to be the heroine of her own life story as she navigates friendships and romantic relationships, and as she learns to let go of childish notions of fantasy regarding the lives of others. Held from publication for more than a decade, this story was an instant success when it was finally released in 1817. This Canterbury Classic Word Cloud makes a fine addition to any home library.

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Persuasion

Persuasion

Jane Austen

$19.99
Published in 1818, Persuasion was Jane Austen's last completed novel. In this compelling love story, Anne Elliott is unhappy and unmarried twenty-seven. At the urging of her family, she broke her engagement to the man she loved eight years before because he was poor and didn't have good family connections. When they meet again, he is wealthy, a captain in the navy, and looking for a wife, but he has not forgiven Anne for her rejection and resolves not to fall in love with her again. With a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, and designed endpapers, the Word Cloud Classics edition of Persuasion is the perfect addition to any bookshelf!

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

$19.99
First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all-time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere and selling millions of copies worldwide! Jane Austen's novel tells the story of the five unmarried Bennet sisters, daughters of a humble country squire, as they deal with the issues of marriage, manners, and upbringing in English country life. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Pride and Prejudice is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

$19.99
Jane Austen wrote the original draft of Sense and Sensibility around 1795 at the age of nineteen, and published it in 1811. This classic tale takes place in southwest England and follows the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, who are reduced to meager means when their father passes and entrusts his fortune to their half brother, John. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Sense and Sensibility, a story of love, romance, and heartache, is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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Tarzan of the Apes & The Return of Tarzan

Tarzan of the Apes & The Return of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

$19.99
John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke, is marooned on the west coast of Africa as an infant, and is adopted by a tribe of apes. A feral child, he matures into Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, with the ability to climb, jump, and swing from vines, while maintaining flawless ethics and judgment whenever he is thrust back into the bonds of society. Edgar Rice Burrough's stories of this preternatural hero inspires readers to examine their own morality and their relationship with the great outdoors.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

$19.99
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of twelve short stories by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, is considered a milestone in the genre of detective fiction. With Sherlock Holmes's clever disguises and ability to solve even the most elusive mysteries, as well as Holmes's loyal friend and biographer, Dr. Watson, who narrates most of the stories, Doyle's suspenseful stories and well-developed characters keep readers on the edges of their seats. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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The Brothers Grimm Volume 2: 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm Volume 2: 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales

Jacob Grimm ,  Wilhelm Grimm

$19.99
We all know the stories-or do we? We know who Snow White is, but what about Rose Red? And what happens to an all-too willful child? Learn more intriguing stories about Wise Folks, The King's Son Who Feared Nothing, and...well... Donkey Cabbages -to name a few. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were well-known nineteenth-century German storytellers, academics, linguists, and cultural researchers who did not hold back when telling terrifying tales, including parables and fables designed to teach and entertain readers of all ages. This chic and inexpensive edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that's easy to hold. The Brothers Grimm Volume 2: 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales contains more than a hundred stores and fables. The Brothers Grimm Volume 2: 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales is perfect for the short story lover, and offers many entertaining tales to delight-and fright-literature lovers.

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The Call of the Wild and Other Stories

The Call of the Wild and Other Stories

Jack London

$19.99
In The Call of the Wild, Buck, a domesticated dog, is stolen from his home in California and sold into sled dog slavery during the 1890s Klondike gold rush in Alaska. Forced to shed the comforts of civilization, he reverts to more primitive instincts and emerges as the leader of the pack. White Fang, published before The Call of the Wild, is the companion novel about a wild wolf dog who is adopted by a human and eventually domesticated. Also included are The Sea-Wolf and many short stories centered on Alaska and the Far North. Jack London's classic tales - often told from the animal's viewpoint - have been popular for decades and add a bit of gold to any reader's Word Cloud Classics collection.

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

$24.99
Bestselling author Alexandre Dumas-who also wrote The Three Musketeers-tells this heartbreaking yet heroic tale of Edmond Dantes who takes revenge on the men responsible for his unjust fourteen-year imprisonment, keeping him from the woman he loved and the life he was supposed to live. This chic and inexpensive edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that's easy to hold. This widely popular classic, originally written in French, tells a tale of devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The Count of Monte Cristo is a must-have for any home library or literary aficionado.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

$19.99
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a familiar story of greed, sin, and arrogance. A young man, infatuated with his own handsomeness and youth as depicted in a perfect portrait, makes a bargain he will come to regret. No one can save him from his appetite for pleasure and his awful fate-not the man who idolizes him, not the woman who loves him, and not even himself! Published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only novel. At first the subject of intense controversy, it has endured as a classic for years. This Canterbury Classics edition includes the beloved story as well as a special heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, and designed endpapers in an easy-to-carry package. A cautionary tale of innocence sacrificed for the sake of vice, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic whose lessons are still relevant today.

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The Prince and Other Writings

The Prince and Other Writings

Niccolo Machiavelli

$19.99
One of the foremost examples of modern philosophy, Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince is notorious for the morality it expounds, often summarized by the phrase, The end justifies the means. With The Prince, Machiavelli's intent was to provide practical advice for rulers and politicians, especially in regard to the unification of Italy. The Prince and Other Writings is an important book for those interested in history, politics, ethics, and human nature, and is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a chic and affordable addition to any library.

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The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

Stephen Crane

$19.99
The best-known work by famed American writer Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage is a compelling exploration of human emotion in the midst of battle. The book is revered for its pioneering style, and it explores themes of maturation, cowardice, and nature's cruelty. One of the most innovative writers of his generation, Crane's other notable works include The Open Boat, The Blue Hotel, The Brides Comes to Yellow Sky, and The Upturned Face. All of these stories are now available in one chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics.

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

$19.99
In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears a scarlet A upon her breast as a symbol of her adultery, and that of her pious lover who atones in tormented silence, is one that has captivated readers since its publication in 1850. Adapted to numerous plays, films, and operas, the original text is now available in a chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

$19.99
A classic piece of children's literature first published as a novel in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden is a story of transformation and renewal. Unwanted by her parents, Mary Lennox, a spoiled, selfish young girl is raised in India by servants. When cholera breaks out killing her parents and most of the servants, Mary is sent to live with a mostly absent uncle in England. It seems as though no one cares for Mary, and that Mary will never care for anyone-until she steps into the secret garden, and her life begins to change. Now available in this Canterbury Classics edition with a special heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, and designed endpapers, this hopeful and beautiful novel is the perfect gift for every child-and every adult who remembers that first moment when he or she began to finally grow up.

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

$19.99  $9.99
We all know the movie and storyline well. But have you ever read the original novel? Influenced by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum created this classic story and fantasy using the dream of young Dorothy on her journey home to demonstrate the theme of good vs. evil. Throughout her adventure, she encounters several newfound friends: a scarecrow, a tin woodman, and a cowardly lion. They traverse the land of Oz together by following the famous yellow brick road to the stunning Emerald City. Though they encounter surprises along the way, what they find in the Emerald City shocks them. This beautiful book comes with luxurious endpapers, a beautiful and stylish heat-burnished cover. The immediate success of The Wizard of Oz inspired L. Frank Baum to write thirteen more Oz books. The Wizard of Oz is one of the best-known and most widely translated stories in popular culture.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

$19.99
Perhaps the most iconic pirate story of all time, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1881. The book follows young Jim Hawkins who finds himself in possession of a treasure map and embarks on a journey to unearth the pirate booty. His adventure takes him through the turbulent waters of morality, and his subsequent coming of age has captivated generations of readers. Rousing and full of adventure, Stevenson's Treasure Island is a classic to be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, it makes a chic and affordable addition to any library.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

$19.99
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea tells the classic story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the point of view of Professor Pierre Aronnax, who was commissioned to find the mysterious sea monster responsible for sinking ships. Written by French science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1870, the novel illuminates themes that transcend time, such as man versus nature, freedom, and revenge. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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