Classics

  • Frazer, James / The Golden Bough

     Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) is rightly regarded as one of the founders of modern anthropology. The Golden Bough, his masterpiece, appeared in twelve volumes between 1890 and 1915. This volume is the author's own abridgement of his great...

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  • Waugh, Evelyn / Sword of Honour

     Fictionalising his experience of service during the Second World War, Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour is the complete one-volume edition of his masterful trilogy, edited with an introduction by Angus Calder in Penguin Modern Classics.Waugh's own...

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  • Eliot, George / Adam Bede

     This is a title in an inexpensive range of classics in the Penguin Popular Classics series. The story takes place at the close of the 18th century. Hetty Sorrel, the niece of farmer Martin Poyser is loved by Adam Bede, the village carpenter, but is...

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  • Nabokov, Vladimir / Lolita

       Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a...

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  • Pasternak, Boris / Doctor Zhivago

     The story of Yuri Zhivago, physician and poet, is both a panoramic, epic portrait of a country in the throes of the most radical revolution in history, and an intense love story.      All of our books are second hand, and while...

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  • Galsworthy, John / The Forsyte Saga

     With a new Introduction by Professor Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.The Forsyte Saga is Galsworthy's enduringly popular masterpiece. Initially, the plot centres on Soames Forsyte, a successful solicitor living in London with hisbeautiful wife, Irene. A...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fiennes, Ranulph / Killer Elite

     The "enthralling page-turner" (Library Journal) now a major motion picture starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro Here is a gripping novel, inspired by real-life events, about a private team of British vigilantes that sets out to...

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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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  • Greene, Graham / Travels with my Aunt

     A novel which follows a man who embarks on a journey around the world with his elderly yet adventurous aunt, visiting locations such as Paris and Paraguay, mixing with hippies, war criminals and CIA Agents. From the author of OUR MAN IN HAVANA...

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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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  • Plato, / The Last Days of Socrates

     Socrates spent a lifetime analyzing ethical issues, and the "Euthyphro" finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. "The Apology" is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and...

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  • Buck, Pearl S. / The Good Earth

    When O-lan, a servant girl, marries the peasant Wang Lung, she toils tirelessly through four pregnancies for their family's survival. Reward at first is meagre, but there is sustenance in the land - until the famine comes. Half-starved, the family joins...

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Prime Minister

    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 damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a price sticker on a...

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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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  • Homer, / The Iliad

    With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London. The product of more than a decade's continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman's translation of Homer's great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of The Iliad...

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  • Keane, John B. / The Contractors

    A novel that traces the fortunes of the Irish labourers who emigrated to England in the 1950s. John B. Keane gives the reader fascinating details of their daily existence, their exhilerations and their sorrows. He has also written Durango, Letters of a...

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  • Twain, Mark / Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

    With an Introduction and Notes by Stuart Hutchinson, University of Kent at Canterbury. Tom Sawyer, a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck...

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  • Plunkett, James / Strumpet City

    This new edition of the epic Strumpet City marks the centenary of the 1913 Lockout. It has been chosen as Dublin City Libraries' One City, One Book for 2013. First published in 1969, it has repeatedly been described as one of the greatest Irish novels of...

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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey / The Canterbury Tales

    Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. "The Canterbury Tales" gather twenty-nine of literature's most...

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  • Haggard, H Rider / She

    Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titlesAll of our books are second hand, and while you may...

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  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel / The Scarlet Letter

    A powerful study of bigotry, persecution, obsession and hypocrisy in early American society, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's. "The Scarlet Letter" contains an introduction by Nina Baym and notes by Thomas E. Connolly. Set in the...

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  • Mansfield, Katherine / Bliss

    A collection of short stories by Katherine Mansfield, widely recognized as one of the greatest writers of her period, that capture with accuracy those emotionally-charged moments when an individual is most revealing.All of our books are second hand, and...

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  • Cooper, James Fenimore / The Deerslayer

    The Deerslayer is the culmination of James Fenimore Cooper's 'Leather-Stocking' novels, featuring Natty Bumppo (the deer-slaying young frontiersman) and the Mohican chief, Chingachgook. Cooper portrays the hubris of the conquest of a vast...

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  • Keane, John B. / Durango

    This humorous adventure story is about life in rural Ireland during World War II.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...

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  • McCabe, Patrick / The Butcher Boy

    When I was a young lad, twenty or thirty or forty years ago, I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of what I done on Mrs Nugent". So speaks Francie Brady, the narrator and anti-hero of THE BUTCHER BOY . When the story begins...

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