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The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

by: Rudyard Kipling

 

This is a fascinating selection of Kipling's most famous short stories, bringing together the very best of his work. "Life's Handicap" reflects his experiences of India, and contains two horror stories which permeate the collection with an air of haunted destinies. Delusions and obsessions, past...


ISBN: 9781853261794

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic, Short stories

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The Hand of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters

The Hand of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters

by: Thomas Hardy

 

Adventuress and opportunist, Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London with her family acting incognito as her servants. Turning the male-dominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions of...


ISBN: 9780140435023

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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The Prodigy

The Prodigy

by: Hermann Hesse

 

THE PRODIGY originally from 1905, is Hermann Hesse's bitter indictment of conventional education. It is the story of Hans Giebenrath, the brilliant young son of provincial bourgeois in southern Germany who becomes the first boy from his town to pass into a prestigious Protestant theological...


ISBN: 9780720611748

Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Catharine and Other Writings

Catharine and Other Writings

by: Jane Austen

 

Jane Austen began writing in her early teens, and filled three notebooks with her fiction. Her earliest work reflects her interest in the novel as a genre; in short pieces she plays with plots, stock characters, diction and style, developing a sense of form at a remarkably early age. The...


ISBN: 9780192835215

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Christmas Books

Christmas Books

by: Charles Dickens

 

This is an ideal Christmas present, to give or receive. It includes Dickens's five most popular Christmas tales: The Chimes, The Haunted Man, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and 'the greatest little book in the world', A Christmas Carol. The texts are taken from the 1868 Charles...


ISBN: 9780192834355

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

by: George Eliot

 

After he is wrongly accused of a crime and expelled from his community, weaver Silas Marner becomes a miser and a recluse. A strange sequence of events, and the appearance of a small child, transforms his life in this realistic tale of rural life, and symbolic drama of sin and repentance.


ISBN: 9781857151411

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

by: Charles Dickens

 

'...holding her solitary way among a crowd of wild, grotesque companions; the only pure, fresh, youthful object in the throng.' 'Little Nell' cares for her grandfather in the gloomy surroundings of his curiosity shop. Reduced to poverty the pair flee London, pursued by the grotesque and...


ISBN: 9780192829245

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

by: George Eliot

 

Felix Holt, austere, idealistic, and passionate, is pitted against the self-satisfied local landlord Harold Transome in this story set in a Midland borough at the time of the Great Reform Bill of 1832. Every class of society is included in Eliot's vivid picture of political ferment.


ISBN: 9780460876872

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by: Jonathan Swift

 

Uses the narrative of a mock travel writer to explore exotic and imaginary locations. This book mounts a scathing attack on the morals, politics and learning of the 18th century, culminating in possibly the greatest satire ever written: the story of the Houyhnhnms.


ISBN: 9781857150261

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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Adam Bede

Adam Bede

by: George Eliot

 

A story which evokes a bygone rural life, and is charged with a personal passion that intensifies the novel's outer dramas of seduction and betrayal and inner dramas of moral growth and redemption.


ISBN: 9781857150599

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Subject: Fiction, Classic

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