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  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    A Confederacy of Dunces (English, Paperback) John Kennedy Toole

    The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him.

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  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    A Confederacy of Dunces (English, Paperback) John Kennedy Toole

    Ignatius J Reilly is fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has a mission: to rescue a naked female philosopher in distress.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 100 Artists' Manifestos by Alex Danchev
    100 Artists' Manifestos (English, Paperback) Alex Danchev

    A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. It gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Gilbert and George.

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  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
    The Outsiders (English, Paperback) S. E. Hinton

    In Ponyboy's world there are two types of people. There are the Socs, the rich society kids who get away with anything. Then there are the greasers, like Ponyboy, who aren't so lucky. Ponyboy has a few things he can count on: his older brothers, his friends, and trouble with the Socs, whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers like Ponyboy.

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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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  • Babette's Feast and Other Stories by Isak Dinesen
    Babette's Feast and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen

    These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, `Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in `Tempests', a mysterious...

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  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Lolita (English, Paperback) Vladimir Nabokov

    Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?

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

    The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which...

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  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    The Glass Menagerie (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories.

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  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle (English, 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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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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  • Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
    Goodbye to All That (English, Paperback) Robert Graves

    In 1929 the author went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to make England my home again'. This book is an account of his life up until that 'bitter leave-taking': from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life.

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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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  • Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
    Tropic of Cancer (English, Paperback) Henry Miller

    Banned in the US and the UK for more than thirty years because it was considered pornographic, this book features a starving American writer who lives a bohemian life among prostitutes, pimps, and artists.

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  • The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
    The Lottery and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Shirley Jackson

    Offers a collection of short stories, in which an excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and a small farming village comes together for a terrible annual ritual.

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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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  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
    A Room of One's Own (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    A lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity.

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