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Series:Marquez 2014

Collected Stories brings together many of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's spellbinding short stories, each brimming with a blend of the surreal, the magical, and the everyday that Nobel-Prize-winner and author of One Hundred Years of So... read more

Collected Stories
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The greatest expression of his talent for witty, observant explorations of what it means to 'live well', Henry James' "The Ambassadors" is edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole in "Penguin Classics". Concerned that ... read more

Nophoto
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The stories collected here, written during the final decade of Chekhov's life, reveal a writer who, in response to the techniques of Symbolism and Impressionism, was moving beyond 19th-century realism to become an influential innovator of the modern short story.

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904
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With an introduction by Sebastian Faulks. 'We are no longer young men. We've lost any desire to conquer the world. We are refugees. We are fleeing from ourselves. From our lives. We were eighteen and had begun to love th... read more

All Quiet on the Western Front
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High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek sh... read more

The Iliad
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Series:Text Classics

'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs ta... read more

Animal Farm (Text Classics)
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The writings of one of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century - the 'female Lawrence of Arabia' - and the subject of a new film starring Nicole Kidman. In the last century, few people li... read more

Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
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Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins... read more

Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 3
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Mark Twain's witty, satirical tale of childhood rebellion against hypocritical adult authority, the "Penguin Classics" edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is edited with a critical introduction by Peter Cov... read more

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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This vigorous and swift blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that the poem had for Dante's contemporaries.

The Divine Comedy Vol 1: Inferno
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"The Moonstone" is one of the first true works of detective fiction, in which Wilkie Collins established the groundwork for the genre itself. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp. "The Moonsto... read more

The Moonstone
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Thomas Hardy's last novel, "Jude the Obscure" is a fearless exploration of the hypocrisy of Victorian society, edited with an introduction by Dennis Taylor in "Penguin Classics". Jude Fawley's hopes of an education at Christminster... read more

Jude the Obscure
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A historical novel set in Lombardy during the wars, famine and plague of the period 1628-30. Two star-crossed lovers are tested by the political injustices of their situation, the virulence of the plague, and a life in exile, away fr... read more

The Betrothed
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Guy de Maupassant's scandalous tale of an opportunistic young man corrupted by the allure of power, "Bel-Ami" is translated with an introduction by Douglas Parmee in "Penguin Classics". Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, ... read more

Bel-ami
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This volume includes "Family Happiness"; "The Kreutzer Sonata"; "The Devil" and "Father Sergius". The four stories are all about love, but they take very different attitudes towards it. Tolstoy knows that his read... read more

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories
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Welcome to hell. On Good Friday evening in the year 1300, Dante finds himself lost in a dark and menacing wood. The ghost of Virgil offers to lead him to safety but the path lies through the terrifying kingdom of Satan. On his journey dee... read more

Inferno
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 Classics

Series:Popular Penguins

Count Dracula's castle is a hellish world where night is day, pleasure is pain and the blood of the innocent prized above all. Young Jonathan Harker approaches the gloomy gates with no idea what he is about to face . . .And b... read more

Dracula  (Popular Penguin)
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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a familiar story of greed, sin, and arrogance. A young man, infatuated with his own handsomeness and youth as depicted in a perfect portrait, makes a bargain he will come to reg... read more

Picture of Dorian Gray (Word Cloud Classics)
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 Classics

Series:Mary Poppins

The original best-loved classic about the world's most famous nanny - Mary Poppins. When the Banks family advertise for a nanny, Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, ready to take the children o... read more

Mary Poppins (Childrens Classic)
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"But you do," he went on, not waiting for contradiction. "You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you, and no other word expresses it ..." Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out... read more

A Room with a View (Penguin English Library)
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