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 Poetry & Plays

Series:Modern Classics

A Man for All Seasons dramatises the conflict between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More. It depicts the confrontation between church and state, theology and politics, absolute power and individual freedom. Throughout the play Sir Thomas More's eloquence and endu... read more

A Man for All Seasons (Playscript)
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 Poetry & Plays

Series:Wordsworth Classics

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the ma... read more

King Lear
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 Classics

Series:Popular Penguins Ser.
Reading Level:very good

As he lay dying, George Orwell summoned his publisher Fred Warburg to his bedside. No longer capable of holding a pen, the writer dictated a message to the public about the world of his new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. 'Don?t let it happen,? he concluded. 'It ... read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four (Popular Penguin)
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 Classics

Series:Special Edition

When Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's grey, grim Kansas farmhouse was picked up by the great summer cyclone, a wondrous adventure had begun. The whole house whirled around two or three times then rose slowly through the air with little Dorothy and dog Toto inside. After what seeme... read more

The Complete Oz Stories
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 Poetry & Plays

Series:Modern Plays

First major theatrical adaptation of EM Forster's classic novel for a contemporary audience Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested wants to discover the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the Marabar C... read more

A Passage to India
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies.'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 science detecti... read more

Study in Scarlet & Sign of the Four
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics

Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve... read more

Sense and Sensibility
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics

With an Introduction and Notes by David Ellis, University of Kent at Canterbury.
In the first part of this famous work, published in 1821 but then revised and expanded in 1856, De Quincey vividly describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which... read more

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
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 Classics

Series:Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural

This novel is an exciting fusion of a Sherlock Holmes mystery with the Ruritanian world of intrigue and skulduggery of Anthony Hope's novel The Prisoner of Zenda. Colonel Sapt of the Ruritanian Court journeys to England on a secret mission to save the country... read more

Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics Ser.

A stranger arrives in a Russian backwater community with a bizarre proposition for the local landowners: cash for their "dead souls," the serfs who have died in their service and for whom they must continue to pay taxes until the next census. The landowner receives a payment and a reli... read more

Dead Souls
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics

This volume brings together Virginia Woolf’s last two novels, The Years(1937) which traces the lives of members of a dispersed middle-class family between 1880 and 1937, and Between the Acts(1941), an account of a village pageant in the summer preceding the Second Wor... read more

Between the Acts & The Years
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics

One of the great Classics of Western Literature, Les Miserables is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier, the implacab... read more

Les Miserables (#1)
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