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  • Walden by Henry Thoreau
    Walden (English, Paperback) Henry Thoreau

    Features a story about one man's attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture.

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  • Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger
    Storm of Steel (English, Paperback) Ernst Junger

    'Out of the hideously scarred soil of Flanders rose black, splintered trunks of trees' In one of the greatest war memoirs ever written, an ordinary German soldier recalls the horror and bloodlust of combat on the Western Front with brutal, unflinching candour and stark simplicity. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

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  • The Malay Archipelago by Wallace Alfred Russel
    The Malay Archipelago (English, Paperback) Wallace Alfred Russel

    Of all the Victorian travelogues, this book offers an account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea - and as the record of a great mind.

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  • Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger
    Storm of Steel (English, Paperback) Ernst Junger

    A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism that illuminates the horrors as well as the fascination of total First World War, presenting the conflict through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. It provides an account of the terrors of the Western Front and of the sickening allure that made men keep fighting on for 4 long years.

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  • Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Wind, Sand and Stars (English, Paperback) Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    'It was a dark night, with only occasional scattered lights glittering like stars on the plain' The aviator and author of The Little Prince describes vast, otherworldly landscapes, crash landings and magical encounters in his transcendent account of flying over the Sahara and the Andes. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

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  • Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
    Good Morning, Midnight (English, Paperback) Jean Rhys

    Saved, rescued, fished-up, half-drowned, out of the deep, dark river, dry clothes, hair shampooed and set......

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  • Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    Mrs Dalloway (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax in Woolf's great novel of time, memory, war and the city.

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  • Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    Metamorphosis (English, Paperback) Franz Kafka

    A collection of translations that brings together the small proportion of the author's works that he himself thought worthy of publication.

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  • The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre
    The Age of Reason (English, Paperback) Jean-Paul Sartre

    'How are you?' said Mathieu. 'I thought you were dead.' Following a Parisian philosophy teacher through the cafes and bars of Montparnasse over two days in the sweltering summer of 1938, Sartre's searing novel explores what it truly means to be free.

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  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (English, Paperback) Carson McCullers

    'The way I need you is a loneliness I cannot bear' Making its twenty-three-year-old author an overnight literary sensation, this story of isolated, lost lives intersecting in a small town in the American South is a masterpiece of humane sensitivity. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

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  • The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    The Master And Margarita (English, Paperback) Mikhail Bulgakov

    In Soviet Moscow, God is dead, but the devil - is very much alive. As death and destruction spread through the city like wildfire, condemning Moscow's cultural elite to prison cells and body bags, only a madman, the Master, and Margarita, his beautiful, courageous lover, can hope to end the chaos.

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  • My Childhood by Maxim Gorky
    My Childhood (English, Paperback) Maxim Gorky

    A book about being a boy which is a part of Russian literature.

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  • Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
    Out of Africa (English, Paperback) Karen Blixen

    From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs.

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  • The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
    The Island of Doctor Moreau (English, Paperback) H. G. Wells

    Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo - a menagerie of savage animals.

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  • The Cossacks and Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy
    The Cossacks and Hadji Murat (English, Paperback) Leo Tolstoy

    Describes the experiences of Olenin, a young cultured Russian who comes to despise civilization after spending time with the wild Cossack people.

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  • The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
    The Call of Cthulhu (English, Paperback) H. P. Lovecraft

    Features tales of demonic spirits, hideous rites, ancient curses and alien entities lurking beneath the surface of rural New England, from the man who created the modern horror story.

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  • Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
    Out of Africa (English, Paperback) Karen Blixen

    From the moment the author arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, she spent her happiest years on the farm. In this title, her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled.

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  • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
    The Secret Agent (English, Paperback) Joseph Conrad

    Features a story that is about an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, and more.

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  • Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-En
    Monkey (English, Paperback) Wu Ch'eng-En

    "After all," he said, "you're only a monkey spirit. How can you delude yourself into supposing that you can seize the Jade Emperor's throne?"' Featuring the adventures of the irrepressible, cloud-riding trickster Monkey and his band of unruly disciples, this centuries-old Chinese fantasy blends beauty with absurdity, nonsense with profundity.

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  • O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
    O Pioneers! (English, Paperback) Willa Cather

    A tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie. It is also about what it means to be American.

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