When Ishmael sets sail on the whaling ship Pequod one cold Christmas Day, he has no idea of the horrors awaiting him out on the vast and merciless ocean. The ship's strange captain, Ahab, is in the grip of an obsession to hunt down the famous white whale, Moby Dick, and will stop at nothing on his quest to annihilate his nemesis.
Herman Melville was born in New York on 1 August 1819. He first went to sea at the age of nineteen on the St Lawrence which sailed from New York to Liverpool. He later worked as a teacher before taking to the seas again in 1841 on the whaleship Achushnet. After six months of sailing in the Pacific, Melville abandoned ship and lived among the natives of the Marquesas Islands for several weeks. This experience inspired his first book Typee (1846) which was published to great success. The sequel, Omoo, was published in 1847 and later that year Melville married Elizabeth Shaw. He published several other novels and poems, including his most famous work, Moby-Dick (1851), but his later works were not widely appreciated until long after his death. Moby-Dick is now considered one of the most important American novels of all time. Melville died on 28 September 1891.
A deluxe gift edition of Charlotte Bronte's masterpieceWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MAGGIE O'FARRELLAs an orphan, Jane's childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school.
The definitive text of this powerfully influential tale of love, family, prejudice and jealousy, Emily Bronte's singular masterpiece and a major work of nineteenth century literatureWuthering Heights is the tale of two families both joined and riven by love and hate.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSSThe Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW MOTIONThe Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D.
Too often overshadowed by her sister's more famous novels of passionate romance, Anne Bronte's novel is shockingly contemporary in its concerns, daring in its conception and uncompromising in its realistic portrayal of an abusive husband and a woman's will to survive.
TRANSLATED AND INTRODUCED BY DAVID LUKEDeath in Venice is a story of obsession. Soon his days begin to revolve around seeing this boy and he is too distracted to pay attention to the ominous rumours that have begun to circulate about disease spreading through the city.
''"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought.'When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...
THE CLASSIC NOVEL WHICH INSPIRED THE MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES FROM THE MAKERS OF POLDARK AND VICTORIA 'I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year' Vanity FairBecky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies.
INCLUDES 'THE CHIMES' AND 'THE HAUNTED MAN'Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices.A Christmas Carol is Dickens' most influential book and a funny, clever and hugely enjoyable story.
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