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    Nineteen Eighty-Four (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.

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    It Can't Happen Here (English, Paperback) Sinclair Lewis

    It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political...

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    The Great Gatsby (English, Hardback) F. Scott Fitzgerald

    For Jay Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing for the one thing that will always be out of his reach. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

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    The Society of the Crossed Keys (Paperback) Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson

    'I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago, as allthe books began to come back into print, and I more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately lovedthis book, his one, big, great novel-and suddenly there weredozens more in front of me waiting to read.' Wes Anderson The Society of the Crossed Keys contains Wes Anderson's selections from the writings of the...

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    Ulysses (English, Paperback) James Joyce

    Tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's wife, Molly, commits adultery. Initially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this novel, revolutionary in its Modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W B Yeats, T S Eliot and Ernest Hemingway.

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    Beyond Good and Evil (English, Paperback) Friedrich Nietzsche

    Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886.It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach.In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their...

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    A Country Doctor's Notebook (Paperback) Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

    With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia in 1916-17. This book show how his alter-ego copes (or fails to cope) with the new and often appalling responsibilities of a lone doctor in a vast country practice - on the eve of the Revolution.

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    The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection (English, CD-Audio) Jane Austen

    A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. It includes all six of her classic novels.

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    Lord of the Flies (Paperback) William Golding

    When a plane crashes on a remote island, a group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. As the reality of their situation sets in, the boys attempt to establish control and their world gradually descends into brutal savagery.

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    The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Hardback) Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionised modern poetics. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar is part of Barnes & Noble's Leatherbound Classics. This omnibus edition collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume.

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    The Castle of Otranto (English, Paperback) Horace Walpole

    One of the most influential Gothic novels, The Castle of Otranto established the literary effects associated with the genre: an ancient castle, secret passages, supernatural visitations, an innocent girl threatened with violence, sudden revelations, terror, and excitement. This new edition explores the reasons for the novel's impact.

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    Trustee from the Toolroom (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Keith Stewart is an ordinary man. However, one day he is called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. When his sister's boat is wrecked in the Pacific, he becomes trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a 2,000 mile voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters.

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    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (English, Paperback) Robert Tressell

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalized corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities.

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    The Yellow Wallpaper (Wisehouse Classics - First 1892 Edition, with the Original Illustrations by Joseph Henry Hatfield) (Paperback) Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    <em>THE YELLOW WALLPAPER</em> is a story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental. ...

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    The Mysterious Island (English, Paperback) Jules Verne

    A group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island. In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island's bountiful resources.

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    Crime and Punishment (Paperback) Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood... axe in hand?... Lord, will I really? This is the translation of author's 'psychological record of a crime' which gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged and fevered atmosphere.

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    The Turnip Princess (English, Paperback) Franz Xaver von Schonwerth

    A volume, in which, the holy trinity of fairy tales - the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen - becomes a quartet.

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    The Great Gatsby (Paperback) F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age is now a major film.

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (English, Paperback) Robert Louis Stevenson

    Stevenson's masterpiece about the duality of good and evil in man's nature sprang from the darkest recesses of his own unconscious mind. More than 100 years later, his enduring classic remains the irresistibly terrifying stuff of nightmares. Revised reissue.

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