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  • Voigt, Cynthia / Homecoming

     Dicey began to panic. The four of them had been waiting in the car for hours now. Why wasn't their mother back? Why had she just walked off like that? What would they do if she never came back? Dicey had known for a while that something was not...

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  • James, Henry / The Europeans

       Felix Young and his sister the Baroness Munster descend upon their Puritan cousins, the Wentworths, in the Arcadian setting of the New England countryside of mid-19th century America. The clash between European Epicureanism and Puritan...

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  • Inchbald, Elizabeth / A Simple Story

     This novel by Inchbald (1753-1821) follows the original 1791 edition, edited by Tompkins in 1967 for the Oxford English novels series and with a new introduction by Spencer. It is concerned with the question of a woman's "proper education and...

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  • Tolstoy, Leo / The Death of Ivan Ilyich

     Ivan Ilyich is wasting away. He lies alone, dosed up on opium and deceived by doctors, haunted by memories and regrets. His friends come to see him, their faces masks of concern. His faithful servant tends to his every need. But as he forces down...

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  • Runyon, Damon / Guys and Dolls

     A collection of short stories by Damon Runyon.      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers from a book may...

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  • Crane, Stephen / The Red Badge of Courage

     With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading.Also included are two short stories:The Veteran * The Open BookThe Red Badge of Courage is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It reports on the American Civil War...

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  • Streatfeild, Noel / A Vicarage Family

     Once upon a time there were three little girls: Isobel, the eldest, was pretty, gentle and artistic; Louise the youngest, was sweet and talented -- and then there was Vicky, the odd one out, the plain one. Everyone pities the poor vicar, who's got...

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  • Chesterton, G. K. / Father Brown Stories

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  • Wilde, Oscar / Epigrams of Oscar Wilde

     There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about', said Oscar Wilde more than a hundred years ago. But this remark seems perhaps even more relevant to our present world where so many seek...

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  • Carey, Peter / Illywhacker

     Illywhacker is a dazzling comic narrative, from the lips of the 109-year-old Herbert Badgery, the 'illywhacker' or confidence trickster of the title. Overflowing with magic, jokes and inventions, peopled with aviators, car salesmen, Chinamen and...

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  • Camus, Albert / The Outsider

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  • Moore, Tara / RSVP

     RSVP is a sumptuous family saga, packed with sex, love and betrayal.The Granville Midsummer Ball is always an affair to remember. The who's who of Irish society gather at Carrickcross House - the rural family estate - for a night of revelry. But...

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  • Dickens, Charles / Complete Ghost Stories

     Interest in supernatural phenomena was high during Charles Dickens' lifetime. He had always loved a good ghost story himself, particularly at Christmas time, and was open-minded, willing to accept, and indeed put to the test, the existence of...

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  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor / The House of the Dead

     In January 1850 Dostoyevsky was sent to a remote Siberian prison camp for his part in a political conspiracy. The four years he spent there, startlingly re-created in The House of the Dead, were the most agonizing of his life. In this fictionalized...

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  • Shakespeare, William / King Richard III

     This play charts the rise and fall of a Machiavellian villain who, by scheming and by infanticide, claws his way to the throne of England. It contains a mixture of poetry and politics, tragedy and sardonic wit.      All of our books...

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  • Henry, O. / 41 Stories

     The Master of Irony Readers the world over recognize O. Henry as the best short story writer of the early twentieth century. Widely known as a master of irony, O. Henry also displays here dazzling wordplay and a wry combination of pathos and humor...

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  • Haggard, H. Rider / Allan Quatermain

     This adventure story tells of three men and their guide Umslopogaas who trek into the remote interior of Africa in search of a lost white race. Through unknown territories their perilous journey takes them to Zu-vendis, a kingdom ruled by the...

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  • Butler, Samuel / The Way of All Flesh

     Samuel Butler was one of the Victorian era's greatest iconoclasts. Once, he said that after reading Darwin's "The Origin of Species," that the theory of evolution had replaced Christianity for him. And this -- after Butler had originally studied...

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  • Scott, Sir Walter / The Heart of Midlothian

     This novel, which has always been regarded as one of Scott's finest, opens with the Edinburgh riots of 1736. The people of the city have been infuriated by the actions of John Porteous, Captain of the Guard, and when they hear that his death has...

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  • Barrow, John / Mutiny of the Bounty

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  • James, Henry / The Bostonians

     The plot of this novel revolves around the feminist movement in Boston in the 1870's. F.R. Leavis called it one of "the 2 most brilliant novels in the language. "The novel's many allusions to the historical and social background of Boston society...

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  • Greene, Graham / Monsignor Quixote

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  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich / The Duel

     A further collection of stories by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904). consists of "The Duel", "Murder", "The Wife", "The Black Monk", "Terror" and "Big Volodya and Small Volodya", and complements two existing anthologies of short stories, "Lady With Lapdog...

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  • Gissing, George / Born in Exile

     Godwin Peak, despite his education, feels alienated by his lower-class background and attempts to find some way to fit in Victorian society      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Measure for Measure

     The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of...

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  • Stendhal, / The Red and the Black

     In this vigorous and fast-moving novel of post-Napoleonic France, Julien Sorel's plans to reach the higher echelons of society through the priesthood are defelected by his realization that the attainment of happiness is of greater consequence than...

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  • Gaskell, Elizabeth / Wives and Daughters

      Gaskell's last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in nineteenth century rural England. At its core are family relationships - father, daughter and step-mother, father and sons, father and step-daughter -...

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  • Zola, Emile / Nana

     Born to drunken parents in the slums of Paris, Nana lives in squalor until she is discovered at the Theatre des Varietes. She soon rises from the streets to set the city alight as the most famous high-class prostitute of her day. Rich men, Comtes...

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  • Voltaire, / Candide

     This tale begins with the hero, Candide, being expelled from the Westphalian castle of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh for making love to the Baron's daughter, Cunegonde. So begins a series of disastrous misadventures on a fantastic odyssey for Candide,...

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  • Trollope, Anthony / Framley Parsonage

       Tells the story of Mark Roberts, a young clergyman, who is the close friend of Lord Lufton and is appointed to the living of Framley by the latter's widowed mother. However, he conducts himself in such a way as to incur the displeasure of...

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  • Anonymous, / The Way of a Man with a Maid

     The Way of a Man with a Maid' is a foray into pleasure, pain, lesbianism and etiquette - told from the viewpoint of a quintessential Edwardian gent. Having first appeared in Parisian journals around the turn of the century, it is widely...

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Duke's Children

       Plantagenet Palliser suffers a series of personal tragedies following his retirement as Prime Minister in Victorian England    All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of...

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Eustace Diamonds

     The central plot of "The Eustace Diamonds" (1872) involves the theft and ultimate discovery of a diamond necklace - the Eustace family heirloom. A splendid sense of the absurd permeates the novel and allows Trollope to examine "truth" in may...

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  • Bowen, Elizabeth / The Last September

     The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir...

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  • James, Henry / The Aspern Papers

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Prime Minister

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  • Murdoch, Iris / Under The Net

    Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living out...

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  • Rutherford, Mark / Clara Hopgood

    'Mark Rutherford'is the pseudonym of William Hale White(1831-1913),who worked briefly for the WESTMINSTER REVIEW,where he met George Eliot,before becoming a civil servant.He continued to supplement his income with parliamentary and literaryjournalism,and...

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  • De Maupassant, Guy / Bel-ami

    Guy de Maupassant's scandalous tale of an opportunistic young man corrupted by the allure of power, Bel-Ami is translated with an introduction by Douglas Parmee in Penguin Classics.Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his admirers...

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  • Chekhov, Anton / Selected Stories

    With an Introduction and Notes by Joe Andrew, Professor of Russian Literature, Keele University. Anton Chekhov is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short stories. He constructs stories where action and drama are implied rather than...

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  • Plato, / The Republic

    Plato's "Republic" is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual...

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