Wordsworth Classics

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Ivanhoe
  • Scott Walter
Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats - and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the f
Agnes Grey
  • Bronte Anne
Agnes Grey is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century.
Hard Times
  • Dickens Charles
Unusually for Dickens, Hard Times is set, not in London, but in the imaginary mid-Victorian Northern industrial town of Coketown with its blackened factories, downtrodden workers and polluted environment.
Anna Karenina
  • Tolstoy Leo
Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density.
Ben Hur
  • Lew Wallace
An immediate best-seller on publication, Ben Hur remains a dazzling achievement by any standards.
Tristram Shandy
  • Laurence Sterne
Laurence Sterne\'s \"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman\" is a huge literary paradox, for it is both a novel and an anti-novel.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Charles Dickens
Dickens\' final novel, left unfinished at his death in 1870, is a mystery story much influenced by the \'Sensation Novel\' as written by his friend Wilkie Collins.
The Complete Father Brown Stories
  • Chesterton Gilbert Keith
Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911.
David Copperfield
  • Charles Dickens
Dickens wrote of \"David Copperfield\": \'Of all my books I like this the best\'.
Call of the Wild & White Fang
  • Jack London
The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906) are world famous animal stories.
Macbeth
  • Shakespeare William
Shakespeare\'s Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition.
Robinson Crusoe
  • Defoe Daniel
From its first publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been printed in over 700 editions.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
After Sherlock Holmes\' apparently fatal encounter with the sinister Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, the great detective reappears, to the delight of the faithful Dr Watson in \"The Adventure of the Empty Ho
Shirley
  • Bronte Charlotte
The Shirley of the title is a woman of independent means; her friend Caroline is not. Both struggle with what a woman\'s role is and can be.
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow
  • Conan Doyle Arthur
This volume completes the canon of the illustrated Sherlock Holmes stories, reprinted from \"The Strand Magazine\".
Black Beauty
  • Anna Sewell
Black Beauty had a fine, soft black coat, one white foot and a silver star on his forehead. This tale tells of the horse\'s adventures and the disappointments and joys that surround him.
A Little Princess
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett
Motherless Sara Crewe was sent home from India to school at Miss Minchin\'s. Her father was immensely rich and she became \'show pupil\' - a little princess.
Our Mutual Friend
  • Charles Dickens
With an Introduction and Notes by Deborah Wynne, Chester College. Illustrated by Marcus Stone.
The Hound of the Baskervilles & the Valley of Fear
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
\"The Hound of the Baskervilles\" is the classic detective chiller. It features the world\'s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case.
A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
\'Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes\' - The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle\'s \"A Study in Scarlet\", bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of scien
What Maisie Knew
  • Henry James
The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie Farange survives by her intelligence and spirit.
The Plays of Oscar Wilde
  • Wilde Oscar
Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere\'s Fan.
Washington Square
  • Henry James
\"Washington Square\" marks the culmination of James’s apprentice period as a novelist.
The Forsyte Saga
  • John Galsworthy
When The Forsyte Saga was shown on television in 1967 it was hugely successful.
Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Thomas Hardy
\"Under the Greenwood Tree\" is Hardy\'s most bright, confident and optimistic novel. This delightful portrayal of a picturesque rural society, tinged with gentle humour and quiet irony, established Hardy as a writer.
Orlando
  • Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf\'s Orlando \'The longest and most charming love letter in literature\', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf\'s close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West.
The Iliad
  • Homer
The product of more than a decade\'s continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman\'s translation of Homer\'s great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of the Iliad.
The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Dickens Charles
The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky against the malevolent
Measure for Measure
  • William Shakespeare
In the hope of saving her brother\'s life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become?
Rob Roy
  • Scott Walter
From its first publication in 1816 Rob Roy has been recognised as containing some of Scotts finest writing and most engaging, fully realised characters.
The Aeneid
  • Virgil
The Aeneid is Virgil\'s Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome\'s legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion.
Nicholas Nickleby
  • Charles Dickens
Following the success of Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby was hailed as a comic triumph and firmly established Dickens as a \'literary gentleman\'.
Histories
  • Herodotus
Herodotus (c480-c425) is \'The Father of History\' and his Histories are the first piece of Western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining.
The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Dumas Alexandre
The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence.
Barnaby Rudge
  • Charles Dickens
Dickens\' first historical novel is set against the infamous \'No Popery\' riots that were instigated by Lord George Gordon in 1780, and terrorised London for days.
Billy Budd & Other Stories
  • Herman Melville
Melville\'s short stories are masterpieces. The best are to be appreciated on more than one level and those presented here are rich with symbolism and spiritual depth.
Wuthering Heights
  • Emily Bronte
\"Wuthering Heights\" is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine\'s father.
Twelfth Night
  • William Shakespeare
The gentle melancholy and lyrical atmosphere of \"Twelfth Night\" have long made the play a favourite with Shakespearian audiences.
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelley
Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, \"Frankenstein\", is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in 1818
The Odyssey
  • Homer
Homer\'s great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War.
Gulliver\'s Travels
  • Swift Jonathan
Jonathan Swift\'s classic satirical narrative was first published in 1726, seven years after Defoe\'s Robinson Crusoe (one of its few rivals in fame and breadth of appeal).
The Scarlet Letter
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Jules Verne
Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster.
Mansfield Park
  • Jane Austen
Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results.
Lord Jim
  • Joseph Conrad
First published in 1900, Lord Jim established Conrad as one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century.
The Three Musketeers
  • Dumas Alexandre
A historical romance, The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D\'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King\'s Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
Moonstone
  • Collins Wilkie
The Moonstone, a priceless Indian diamond which had been brought to England as spoils of war, is given to Rachel Verrinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night, the stone is stolen.
The Turn of the Screw & The Aspern Papers
  • Henry James
\"The Turn of the Screw\" is the classic ghost story for which James is most remembered. Set in a country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural.

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