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  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    The Tempest (English, Paperback)

    Prospero, long exiled from Italy with his daughter Miranda, seeks to use his magical powers to defeat his former enemies. Eventually, having proved merciful, he divests himself of that magic, his 'art', and prepares to return to the mainland.

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  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    Macbeth (English, Paperback)

    Encompasses witchcraft, bloody murder, and ghostly apparitions. This work tells the tragedy of a good, brave and honourable man turned into the personification of evil by the workings of unreasonable ambition.

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  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    Hamlet (English, Paperback)

    Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, Hamlet is not only one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but also the most fascinatingly problematical tragedy in world literature.

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  • The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats by W. B. Yeats
    The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (English, Paperback)

    This volume includes all of Yeats's published poetry, from the hauntingly beautiful early lyrics by which he is still best remembered, to the later work which some argue put beyond question his status as one of the foremost poets of his age.

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  • Othello by William Shakespeare
    Othello (English, Paperback)

    Desdemona's love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious Iago conspires to devastate their lives. This novel renders racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilisation.

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  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet (English, Paperback)

    Love, sex and death are the components in this story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending.

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  • Ulysses by James Joyce
    Ulysses (English, Paperback)

    Tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's wife, Molly, commits adultery. Initially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this novel, revolutionary in its Modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W B Yeats, T S Eliot and Ernest Hemingway.

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  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
    Kim (English, Paperback)

    This novel tells the story of Kimball O'Hara (Kim), who is the orphaned son of a soldier in the Irish regiment stationed in India during the British Raj. It describes Kim's life and adventures from street vagabond, to his adoption by his father's regiment and recruitment into espionage.

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  • Richard II by William Shakespeare
    Richard II (English, Paperback)

    Richard II is one of Shakespeare's finest works: lucid, eloquent, and boldly structured. It can be seen as a tragedy, or a historical play, or a political drama, or as one part of a vast dramatic cycle which helped to generate England's national identity.

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  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    Twelfth Night (English, Paperback)

    Sir Toby Belch and his companion outwit the pretentious Malvolio, who despite suffering their most outrageous and insulting practical jokes, emerges as an almost noble figure.

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  • King Lear by William Shakespeare
    King Lear (English, Paperback)

    Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelty and self-sacrifice: all these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world's literature.

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  • Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 by William Shakespeare
    Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (English, Paperback)

    This history play is lively in its interplay of political intrigue and boisterous comedy, subtle in the connections between high statecraft and low craftiness, exuberant in its range of vivid characters, and memorable in its thematic concern with honour, loyalty and the quest for power.

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  • The Man Who Would Be King & Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling
    The Man Who Would Be King & Other Stories (English, Paperback)

    This anthology of tales by Rudyard Kipling contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he is an undisputed master

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  • Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
    Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel (English, Paperback)

    This comic novel describes the boating expedition on the Thames of three friends and their dog, Montmerency. The difficulties and vicissitudes of these innocents abroad are magnified to epic proportions, and give the book an air of fresh innocence.

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  • The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
    The Winter's Tale (English, Paperback)

    A romantic comedy which offers a challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations and reunions.

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  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare
    As You Like It (English, Paperback)

    As You Like It is one of Shakespeare's finest romantic comedies, variously lyrical, melancholy, satiric, comic and absurd.

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  • The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
    The Thirty-Nine Steps (English, Paperback)

    Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is pursued by both the police and the ruthless conspirators.

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  • 100 Selected Stories by O. Henry
    100 Selected Stories (English, Paperback)

    A collection of 100 of author's finest stories; it describes life south of the Rio Grande and chronicles the activities and concerns of 'the four million' ordinary citizens who inhabited turn-of-the-century New York.

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  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
    The Merchant of Venice (English, Paperback)

    Features one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. Here, the text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre

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  • A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy
    A Pair of Blue Eyes (English, Paperback)

    Rich with biographical echoes, this novel reveals the emergence of the schematic ironies which characterise the author's later works

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