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Ben Hur [The Russell Classics], Lewis Wallace
Ben Hur [The Russell Classics]
Lewis Wallace
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Bronte
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Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
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Brave New World [Longman Study Text], Aldous Huxley [Edited by Mark Spencer Ellis]
Brave New World [Longman Study Text]
Aldous Huxley [Edited by Mark Spencer Ellis]
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles [Longman Study Text], Thomas Hardy [Edited by peter Brodie]
Tess of the D'Urbervilles [Longman Study Text]
Thomas Hardy [Edited by peter Brodie]
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The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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David Copperfield as a Boy, Guy N. Pocock [Editor]
David Copperfield as a Boy
Guy N. Pocock [Editor]
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Jim Davis, John Masefield
Jim Davis
John Masefield
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THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 ), 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie)
1 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie) THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 )
FACP GHE0022205 Western Australia 1979 First Edition 0909144214 / 9780909144210 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket PB, pictorial card covers, VG/--, 181pp. Light rubbing to edges and corners of covers, inside has white-out to top ffep. Ten stories by an acute observer of everyday life. Water stain mark to top of front cover and first few pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0909144214. ISBN/EAN: 9780909144210. Inventory No: GHE0022205. Paperback 
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Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley [Editor]
2 A.C. Cawley [Editor] Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Dent 237063 London 1984 Reprint 0460113070 / 9780460113076 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron", and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is one of the greatest works of English literature, translated from the Middle English with an introduction by Nevill Coghill in "Penguin Classics". In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, "The Canterbury Tales" offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, courtier and diplomat, best known as the author of "The Canterbury Tales". Chaucer is credited as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language. The first poet to have been buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey, his other works include "The House of Fame", "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Book of the Duchess". If you enjoyed "The Canterbury Tales", you might like Boccaccio's "Decameron" 612 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0460113070. ISBN/EAN: 9780460113076. Inventory No: 237063. Paperback 
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The Matisse Stories, A.S. Byatt
3 A.S. Byatt The Matisse Stories
Chatto 243476 Great Britain 1993 0701160888 / 9780701160883 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good First blank page has been removed 135 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN/EAN: 9780701160883. Inventory No: 243476. Hardcover 
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The German Novel of Today, A.W. Bettex
4 A.W. Bettex The German Novel of Today
Bowes and Bowes 225821 Cambridge 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 46 pages. Tanning due to age. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 225821. Hardcover 
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How Proust Can Change Your Life, Alain De Botton
5 Alain De Botton How Proust Can Change Your Life
Picador 245907 Great Britain 1998 0330354914 / 9780330354912 Softcover Very Good Condition The starting point of How Proust Can Change Your Life is that a great novel can be nothing less than life-transforming. This is an unusual claim: our education system, while stressing that novels are highly worthwhile, rarely investigates why this is so. How Proust Can Change Your Life takes Marcel Proustís In Search of Lost Time as the basis for a sustained investigation into the power and significance of literature. Proustís novel, almost a byword for obscurity and irrelevance, emerges as an invaluable source of insight into the workings of love, society, art and the meaning of existence. The book reveals Proustís thoughts on how to revive a relationship, choose a good doctor, enjoy a holiday, make friends and respond to insult. A vivid portrait of the eccentric yet deeply sympathetic author is built up out of extracts from his letters, essays and fiction and is combined with a commentary on the power of literature to change our lives. A self-help book like few others. 214 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN/EAN: 9780330354912. Inventory No: 245907. Paperback 
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Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton
6 Alan Paton Cry, The Beloved Country
Penguin Books 241271 London 1964 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Cry the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man. 239 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 241271. Paperback 
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Brave New World [Longman Study Text], Aldous Huxley [Edited by Mark Spencer Ellis]
7 Aldous Huxley [Edited by Mark Spencer Ellis] Brave New World [Longman Study Text]
Longman & Co 245203 Great Britain 1983 0582330998 / 9780582330993 Softcover Good Condition Brave New World is a dystopian novel written in 1931 by English author Aldous Huxley, and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State of genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that are combined to make a utopian society that goes challenged only by a single outsider 252 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Reference; Reference::Study Guide. ISBN: 0582330998. ISBN/EAN: 9780582330993. Inventory No: 245203. Paperback 
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August 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
8 Alexander Solzhenitsyn August 1914
Penguin Books 238443 Great Britain 1985 Reprint 014003739X / 9780140037395 Softcover Very Good Condition Very Good Translated by Michael Glenny. In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history." The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him perished Russia's last hope for reform. Translated by H.T. Willetts. August 1914 is the first volume of Solzhenitsyn's epic, The Red Wheel; the second is November 1916. Each of the subsequent volumes will concentrate on another critical moment or "knot," in the history of the Revolution. Translated by H.T. Willetts. Map endpapers. 645 pages. Literature Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; United States; History; History. ISBN: 014003739X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140037395. Inventory No: 238443. Paperback 
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The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15], Alexandre Dumas
9 Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15]
Macdonald 235681 London 1950 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Hookway Cowles Translated by William Robson. One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written. The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th-century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy: Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains. 700 pages. Illustrator: Hookway Cowles. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 235681. Hardcover 
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The Vicomte De Bragelonne, Alexandre Dumas
10 Alexandre Dumas The Vicomte De Bragelonne
Collins Clear-Type Press 243707 Great Britain Softcover Good Condition Library of Classics. Maroon leatherette with gilt lettering to spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243707. Paperback 
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Twenty Years After, Alexandre Dumas
11 Alexandre Dumas Twenty Years After
Collins Clear-Type Press 243663 Great Britain Softcover Good Condition Library of Classics. Maroon leatherette with gilt lettering to spine. Small tear to top of spine edge . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243663. Paperback 
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Troilus and Cressida, Alice Walker - Editor
12 Alice Walker - Editor Troilus and Cressida
Cambridge Univ. Press 242941 Great Britain 1969 0521095034 / 9780521095037 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 254 pages. Text has been underlined and notations in margins in pencil in places. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0521095034. ISBN/EAN: 9780521095037. Inventory No: 242941. Paperback 
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TWO SPANISH PICARESQUE NOVELS: Lazarillo De Tormes & The Swindler, Alpert, Michael (translated from the Spanish by)
13 Alpert, Michael (translated from the Spanish by) TWO SPANISH PICARESQUE NOVELS: Lazarillo De Tormes & The Swindler
Penguin Books GHE0005765 London 1969 0140442111 / 9780140442113 Soft Cover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket later prtg PB ed, pictorial card wraps, G+/--, 214pp. Set in Spain in 16th & 17th centuries, potagonists as rascally figures. Light rubbing to edges and small creases to corners of covers, inside has light age tanning to edges of txt block, else square, clean and tight with no other markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140442111. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442113. Inventory No: GHE0005765. Paperback 
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The Death of Literature, Alvin Kernan
14 Alvin Kernan The Death of Literature
Yale University Press 227800 USA 1990 0300052383 / 9780300052381 Softcover Very Good Condition Literature has passed through a crisis of confidence in recent decades-a radical questioning of its traditional values and its importance to humanity. In this witty and eloquent book, a distinguished professor of humanities looks at some of the agents that have contributed to literature's demise and ponders whether its vitality can be restored in the changing circumstances of late twentieth-century culture. Other critics, such as E. D. Hirsch and Allan Bloom, have also explored the growing cultural illiteracy of modern society. Alvin Kernan probes deeper, relating the death of literature to potent forces in our postindustrial world-most obviously, the technological revolution that is rapidly transforming a print to an electronic culture, replacing the authority of the written word with the authority of television, film, and computer screens. The turn taken by literary criticism itself, in deconstructing traditional literature and declaring it void of meaning in itself, and in focusing on what are described as its ideological biases against women and nonwhites, has speeded the disintegration. Recent legal debates about copyright, plagiarism, and political patronage of the arts have exposed the greed and self-interest at work under the old romantic images of the imaginative creative artist and the work of art as a perfect, unchanging icon. Kernan describes a number of the crossroads where literature and society have met and literature has failed to stand up. He discusses the high comedy of the obscenity trial in England against Lady Chatterley's Lover, in which the British literary establishment vainly tried to define literature. He takes alarmed looks at such agents of literary disintegration as schools where children who watch television eight hours a day can't read, decisions about who chooses and defines the words included in dictionaries, faculty fights about the establishment of new departments and categories of study, and courtrooms where criminals try to profit from bestselling books about their crimes. According to Kernan, traditional literature is ceasing to be legitimate or useful in these changed social surroundings. What is needed, he says, if it is any longer possible in electronic culture, is a conception of literature that fits in some positive way with the new ethos of post-industrialism, plausibly claiming a place of importance both to individual lives and to society as a whole for the best kind of writing. 230 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0300052383. ISBN/EAN: 9780300052381. Inventory No: 227800. Paperback 
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
15 Anne Bronte The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Penguin Books 245286 1996 0140260188 / 9780140260182 Softcover Very Good Condition The tenant, said to be a young, beautiful widow, is withdrawn from the community and therefore an object of gossip - especially when it's discovered that she is secretly visited by her landlord. Meanwhile her neighbour, the narrator, conceives a great affection for her. 378 pages. Item Type: TV Tie-in. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140260188. ISBN/EAN: 9780140260182. Inventory No: 245286. Paperback 
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Doctor Thorne, Anthony Trollope
16 Anthony Trollope Doctor Thorne
J. M. Dent 242796 London 1925 Reprint Hardcover Good Condition Red boards. Rear spine lifting and webbing visible. 506 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 242796. Hardcover 
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Phineas Finn Volume I & II, Anthony Trollope
17 Anthony Trollope Phineas Finn Volume I & II
Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press 243670 Great Britain 1949 Hardcover Good Condition Good T.L.B. Huskinson With a preface by Sir Shane Leslie. 356 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Previous owner details on inside cover. Illustrator: T.L.B. Huskinson. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243670. Hardcover 
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The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
18 Anthony Trollope The Last Chronicle of Barset
Wordsworth Classics 242615 1994 1853262315 / 9781853262319 Softcover Very Good Condition The central drama of the book is that of Mr.Crawley, the curate of Hogglestock who, falsely accused of theft, suffers bitterly with his family. This deceptively simple plot, though, is given a twist, and the character of Mr. Crawley is more ambigious than would at first appear. It is he himself who seems to bring about the most of his suffering, and the portrait of his man--gloomy brooding, and proud, moving relentlessly from one humiliation to another--achieves tragic dimensions. 712 pages. Complete and Unabridged. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1853262315. ISBN/EAN: 9781853262319. Inventory No: 242615. Paperback 
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The Pallisers - Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope
19 Anthony Trollope The Pallisers - Phineas Finn
Panther 230072 Great Britain 1973 0586025278 / 9780586025277 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In "Phineas Finn," the second of the Palliser novels, Trollope balances the rival demands of public and private life, entangling political ambitions with the experiences of love. Phineas Finn, an irresistible but penniless young Irish barrister, enters Parliament and comes to London, leaving behind him an Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood-Jones. In London, Phineas wins friends on all sides and is admitted to high society. However, he also falls more-or-less in love, first with politically-minded Lady Laura Standish and then with Violet Effingham and finally with wealthy widow Madame Max Goesler. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. 623 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0586025278. ISBN/EAN: 9780586025277. Inventory No: 230072. Paperback 
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The Golden Ass, Apuleius
20 Apuleius The Golden Ass
Penguin Books 237175 London 1951 Softcover Good Condition Translated by Robert Graves. The Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in its entirety. It tells the story of Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic result in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis. Blending romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. 298 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 237175. Paperback 
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