A Tale of Two Cities

    By Charles Dickens

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    Against the backdrop of growing discontent in Paris, Doctor Manette is released from the Bastille after eighteen years of unjust imprisonment and begins a new life in England with his devoted daughter Lucie. There, the gifted but dissolute lawyer Sydney Carton and the exiled French nobleman Charles…

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    Agnes Grey

    By Anne Brontë

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    The well-educated daughter of a penniless clergyman, Agnes Grey is treated like a child by her family and so sets out to prove herself by seeking employment as a governess. Soon, however, her idealistic notions regarding the education and care of her wards are dashed as she battles to control the wi…

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    North and South

    By Elizabeth Gaskell

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    Having grown up in London and rural southern England, Margaret Hale moves with her father to the northern industrial city of Milton. She is shocked by the poverty she encounters and dismayed by the unsympathetic attitude of the textile-mill owner John Thornton, whose factory workers are engaged in a…

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    The Enchanted April

    By Elizabeth von Arnim

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    Four women, with very different backgrounds and characters – the artless Lottie Wilkins, the pious Rose Arbuthnot, the cantankerous Mrs Fisher and the haughty Lady Caroline Dester – respond to an advertisement in The Times offering a medieval castle to rent in Italy that April. As their joint holida…

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    The Evergreen Classics Collection: Ten-Book Set

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    Our Evergreens collection continues to grow in depth and number, so to celebrate we’ve rounded up our favourites and are offering you the chance to indulge in a ten-book collection of your choice. Simply enter your name, choose the ten books you want, and order. Evergreen 10-book collection Name* Fi…

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    The Great Gatsby

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two m…

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    The H.G. Wells Collection

    By H.G. Wells

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    Brand new for Spring 2017: three classic works by H.G. Wells: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. “I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H.G. Wells.” —Upton Sinclair One of the foundational texts of science fiction, The Invisible Man has insp…

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    The Island of Dr Moreau

    By H.G. Wells

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    After the Lady Vain is shipwrecked, Edward Prendick is plucked from the waves by a passing ship and deposited on a remote island. Here he is the guest of Dr Moreau, whose notorious scientific methods had caused an uproar that left him with no choice but to flee London. Disquieted and appalled by the…

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    The Lost World

    By Arthur Conan Doyle

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    When the reporter Edward Malone is sent to interview the formidable Professor Challenger about his accounts of strange prehistoric beasts on a remote plateau in South America, he expects to be given short shrift by the researcher, notorious for man handling nosy enquirers. But Challenger, impressed…

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    The Plays

    By Anton Chekhov

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    The most widely staged dramatist after Shakespeare, Chekhov left a deep mark both on the development of Russian literature and world theatre, with plays that were remarkable not just for their dialogue but their atmosphere and the tensions expressed between the lines. Collected in this volume are Ch…

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    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    By Anne Brontë

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    Gilbert Markham is fascinated by Helen Graham, the beautiful and enigmatic woman who has recently moved into Wildfell Hall. He is swift to befriend her, but when local gossip calls Helen’s character and behaviour into question, Gilbert begins to repent of his congeniality. It is only when Helen pres…

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    The Trial

    By Franz Kafka

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    On his thirtieth birthday, the bank clerk Josef K. is suddenly arrested by mysterious agents for an unspecified crime. He is told that he will be set free, but must make regular appearances at a court in the attic of a tenement building while his trial proceeds. Although he never comes to know the p…

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