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  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    A Streetcar Named Desire (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.

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  • An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J. B. Priestley
    An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (English, Paperback) J. B. Priestley

    Includes plays "An Inspector Calls", "Time and the Conways", "I Have Been Here Before", and "The Linden Tree".

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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Great Gatsby (English, Paperback) F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires.

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  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Animal Farm (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control.

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  • The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
    The Lonely Londoners (English, Paperback) Sam Selvon

    At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes.

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  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Paperback) Shirley Jackson

    Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn't leaving the Blackwoods alone.

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  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    Death of a Salesman (English, Paperback) Arthur Miller

    Willy Loman is on his last legs. Failing at his job, dismayed at his the failure of his sons, Biff and Happy, to live up to his expectations, and tortured by his jealousy at the success and happiness of his neighbour Charley and his son Bernard, Willy spirals into a well of regret, reminiscence, and a scathing indictment of the ultimate failure...

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  • The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem
    The Cyberiad (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    'Most cosmic civilizations long for things, in the depths of their souls, they would never openly admit to...' Trurl and Klapaucius are 'constructors' - they travel around the universe creating machines of astonishing inventiveness and power and visiting a bewildering variety of violent, peculiar and morose civilizations.

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    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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  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
    The Wretched of the Earth (English, Paperback) Frantz Fanon

    Provides inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. In this book, the author makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

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  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger
    Ways of Seeing (English, Paperback) John Berger

    Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.

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  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller
    All My Sons (Paperback) Arthur Miller

    In Joe and Kate Keller's family garden, an apple tree - a memorial to their son Larry, lost in the Second World War - has been torn down by a storm. But his loss is not the only part of the family's past they can't put behind them.

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  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    In Cold Blood (English, Paperback) Truman Capote

    Reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. In this title, the author's study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved.

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  • Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
    Hour of the Star (English, Paperback) Clarice Lispector

    Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabea loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved.

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  • Understanding a Photograph by John Berger
    Understanding a Photograph (English, Paperback) John Berger

    Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.

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  • The Futurist Cookbook by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
    The Futurist Cookbook (English, Paperback) Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    Features recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats.

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  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
    As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep's wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world' Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin.

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  • Design as Art by Bruno Munari
    Design as Art (English, Paperback) Bruno Munari

    Sets out the author's ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday.

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  • In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
    In Search of Lost Time (English, Paperback) Marcel Proust

    A work of Proust that is translated from French original into English.

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  • The Plague by Albert Camus
    The Plague (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. This title tells the story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

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