Classics

  • Carey, Peter / Illywhacker

    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

    Camus, Albert / The Outsider

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  • Moore, Tara / RSVP

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Henry, O. / 41 Stories

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Barrow, John / Mutiny of the Bounty

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  • James, Henry / The Bostonians

    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

    Greene, Graham / Monsignor Quixote

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  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich / The Duel

    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

    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...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Measure for Measure

    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

    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, 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

    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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  • Trollope, Anthony / Framley Parsonage

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Eustace Diamonds

    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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  • Shakespeare, William / The Tempest

    Shakespeare, William / The Tempest

     This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies...

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  • Bowen, Elizabeth / The Last September

    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

    James, Henry / The Aspern Papers

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  • Trollope, Anthony / The Prime Minister

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Homer, / The Iliad

    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

    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

    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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  • Hardy, Jules / Mister Candid

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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