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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (English, Hardback) Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel

    In the magical world of Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and, a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.

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  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    The Count of Monte Cristo (English, Hardback) Alexandre Dumas

    Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to grim fortress of the Chateau d'If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

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  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
    Les Miserables (English, Hardback) Victor Hugo

    A tale of injustice, heroism and love that follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), driven to prostitution by poverty.

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  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Frankenstein (English, Hardback) Mary Shelley

    Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear.

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  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    Wuthering Heights (English, Hardback) Emily Bronte

    As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young.

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  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
    Mansfield Park (English, Hardback) Jane Austen

    Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life.

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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    The Picture of Dorian Gray (English, Hardback) Oscar Wilde

    Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.

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  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Great Expectations (English, Hardback) Charles Dickens

    Pip doesn't expect much from life... His sister makes it clear that her orphaned little brother is nothing but a burden on her. But suddenly things begin to change. Pip's narrow existence is blown apart when he finds an escaped criminal, is summoned to visit a mysterious old woman and meets the icy beauty Estella.

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  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
    Moby-Dick (English, Hardback) Herman Melville

    Features Captain Ahab who is an eerily compelling madman who focuses his distilled hatred and suffering (and that of generations before him) into the pursuit of a creature as vast, dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. This title is a haunting social commentary populated with some of the most enduring characters in literature.

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  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Jane Eyre (English, Hardback) Charlotte Bronte

    Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.

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  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    Madame Bovary (English, Hardback) Gustave Flaubert

    Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and devastating consequences. Flaubert's erotically charged and...

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  • The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
    The Jungle Books (English, Hardback) Rudyard Kipling

    Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as Bagheera, the graceful black panther, and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes.

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  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
    The Canterbury Tales (English, Hardback) Geoffrey Chaucer

    Offers a collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. This book includes 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.

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  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Treasure Island (English, Hardback) Robert Louis Stevenson

    A tale told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself.

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  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    A Tale of Two Cities (English, Hardback) Charles Dickens

    After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette.

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (English, Hardback) Mark Twain

    When Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'.

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  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
    Middlemarch (English, Hardback) George Eliot

    George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon.

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  • Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 1 by Marcel Proust
    Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 1 (English, Hardback) Marcel Proust

    Proust's masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator's experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War. This book deals with his life and work.

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  • The Iliad by Homer
    The Iliad (English, Hardback) Homer

    Centres on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determine the fate of Troy. This book presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.

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  • Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
    Lady Chatterley's Lover (English, Hardback) D. H. Lawrence

    Constance Chatterley feels trapped in her sexless marriage to the invalid Sir Clifford. Unable to fulfil his wife emotionally or physically, Clifford encourages her to have a liaison with a man of their own class. But Connie is attracted instead to her husband's gamekeeper.

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