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The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Doyle Arthur Conan
The most famous and thrilling of Sherlock Holmes's cases.
On Chesil Beach (Film Tie-In)
  • McEwan Ian
It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Stevenson Robert Louis
Dr Jekyll has been experimenting with his identity He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature and allows him occasionally to abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr H
Dracula
  • Stoker Bram
Collected inside this book are diary entries letters and newspaper clippings that piece together the depraved story of the ultimate predator A young lawyer on an assignment finds himself imprisoned in a Transylvanian cas
Emma
  • Austen Jane
"I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like," Jane Austen wrote, but young Emma Woodhouse, in spite of her weaknesses, has charmed generations of readers.
Frankenstein
  • Shelley Mary
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley.
The Great Gatsby
  • Fitzgerald Francis Scott
In 1922, F.
Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Wilde Oscar
Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty.
Pride and Prejudice
  • Austen Jane
Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands.
Robinson Crusoe
  • Defoe Daniel
Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to join the navy. After a string of adventures at sea, he is shipwrecked in a devastating storm, and finds himself alone on a remote desert island.
Treasure Island
  • Stevenson Robert Louis
When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirates chest in his parents inn he is drawn into a world of danger and adventure He joins the crew setting sail to the Caribbean to seek out the booty and over the co
Dubliners
  • Joyce James
'Truly exhilarating...a vivid, detailed and breathtaking portrait of a city and its citizens' Irish Times In this powerfully influential series of short stories, James Joyce captures uneasy souls, shabby lives and inno
Peter Pan
  • Barrie James Matthew
'Intensely moving as well as enchanting in its evocation of childhood' Daily Telegraph The Darling children are tucked up in bed when Peter Pan bursts in to their nursery.
Selected Stories
  • Poe Edgar Allan
Edgar Allan Рое was a writer of uncommon talent; in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' he created the genre of detective fiction while his genius for finding the strangeness lurking within us all has been an influence on ev
Moby-Dick
  • Melville Herman
"Call me Ishmael." So begins the famous opening chapter of Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Young sailor Ishmael is hired as a crew member of a whaler named Pequod, captained by a man named Ahab.
Tender is the Night
  • Fitzgerald Francis Scott
Heartbreaking American masterpiece of the "Roaring Twenties" based on Fitzgerald's own experience. It is the French Riviera in the 1920s. Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Twain Mark
Huck Finn spits, swears, smokes a pipe and never goes to school. With his too-big clothes and battered straw hat, Huck is in need of 'civilising', and the Widow Douglas is determined to take him in hand.
Dickens at Christmas
  • Dickens Charles
It is said that Charles Dickens invented Christmas, and within these pages you'll certainly find all the elements of a quintessential traditional Christmas brought to vivid life: snowy rooftops, gleaming shop windows, st
Persuasion
  • Austen Jane
'In Persuasion, Jane Austen picks up the pen to tell us who we are and what we want' Independent Eight years ago Anne Elliot bowed to pressure from her family and made the decision not to marry the man she loved, Capta
Northanger Abbey
  • Austen Jane
Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination.
The Time Machine
  • Wells Herbert George
In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by
Kim
  • Kipling Rudyard
Kim is an orphan who earns his living begging on the streets of Lahore. One day he befriends an aged Tibetan Lama who, although content to live simply in India, is a rich and powerful abbot in his own country.
Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
  • James Henry
A young governess is sent to a great country house to care for two orphaned children.
Hard Times
  • Dickens Charles
Facts alone are wanted in life: the children at Mr Gradgrind's school are sternly ordered to stifle their imaginations and pay attention only to cold, hard reality.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Joyce James
Against the backdrop of nineteenth century Dublin, a boy becomes a man: his mind testing it's powers, obsessions taking hold and loosening again, the bonds of family, tradition, nation and religion transforming from supp
The War of the Worlds
  • Wells Herbert George
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns
The Jungle Book
  • Kipling Rudyard
With a beautiful cover and chapter-heading illustrations throughout from queen of colouring Johanna Basford.
Ghost Stories
  • James M. R.
M.R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre.
The Importance of Being Ernest
  • Wilde Oscar
Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny?
War and Peace
  • Tolstoy Leo
THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY. "If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it". (The Times).
Anna Karenina
  • Tolstoy Leo
TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE. Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin.
Crime And Punishment
  • Dostoevsky Fyodor
Consumed by the idea of his own special destiny, immured in poverty and deprivation, Rashkolnikov is drawn to commit a terrible crime.
A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens Charles
Lucie Manette had been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris's most feared prison, the Bastille.
The Complete Prose Tales
  • Pushkin Alexander
This title is translated, annotated and introduced by Gillon Aitken. Beyond his perfect expression of Russian mood, Pushkin's universality of vision has made him a permanent place in the history of world literature.
The Painted Veil
  • Maugham William Somerset
Kitty Fane is the beautiful but shallow wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. Unsatisfied by her marriage, she starts an affair with charming, attractive and exciting Charles Townsend.
Farewell to Arms
  • Hemingway Ernest
In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable.
Theatre
  • Maugham William Somerset
Julia Lambert is in her prime, the greatest actress in England. On stage she is a true professional, in full possession of her emotions.
Treasure Island
  • Stevenson R.
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When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirate's chest, he is drawn into a world of danger and adventure.

Oliver Twist
  • Dickens C.
Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on.

Jane Eyre
  • Bronte C.
As an orphan, Jane's childhood is not an easy one but her independence and strength of character keep her going through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school.

Frankenstein
  • Shelley M.
What you create can destroy you. One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Acrtic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge.

Dracula
  • Stoker B.
Collected inside this book are diary entries, letters and newspaper clippings that piece together the depraved story of the ultimate predator.

Wuthering heights
  • Bronte E.
Wuthering Heights is the tale of two families both joined and riven by love and hate.

The picture of Dorian Gray
  • Wilde O.
Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty.

The importance of being Earnest and other plays
  • Wilde O.
Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny?

The Great Gatsby
  • Fitzgerald F.
Jay Gatsby is a self-made man famed for his decadent champagne-drenched parties. Despite being surrounded by Long Island's bright and beautiful, he longs only for Daisy Buchanan.

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Doyle A.
Discover Sherlock Holmes's most memorable and intriguing cases, including adventures with mysterious masked strangers, ingenious heists, murderous plots and hidden jewels.

Robinson Crusoe
  • Defoe D.
Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to join the navy. After a string of adventures at sea, he is shipwrecked in a devastating storm, and finds himself alone on a remote desert island.

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