Classics

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • James, Henry / The Aspern Papers

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  • Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan / The Lost World

    Headed by the larger than life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a mysterious plateau in the Amazon rainforest. The adventurers find themselves trapped in a world lost in time, inhabited by dinosaurs and apemen...

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Prime Minister

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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 Cervantes, Miguel / Don Quixote

    Translated by P. A. Motteux With an Introduction and Notes by Stephen Boyd, University College, Cork Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stoker, Dacre / Dracula: The Un-Dead

    The official sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendent and endorsed by the Stoker family. The story begins in 1912, twenty-five years after the events described in the original novel. Dr. Jack Seward, now a disgraced...

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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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  • Hardy, Jules / Mister Candid

    He's responsible for the deaths of many people. But everything I've learned about him makes me believe he's fundamentally a good person. Sounds crazy doesn't it? How can he be a good person?' For seventeen years the FBI have been hunting down a killer, a...

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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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