Language and Literature

Picture of Vathek.

Vathek.

Beckford, William.

A strange Gothic novel in which a haughty, effeminate caliph who is persuaded by his mothe...

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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.

Conrad, Joseph.

Includes an excellent introduction by John Lyon. First published in 1907 it is set in Lond...

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Movers and Shakers: A Chronology of Words That Shaped Our Age.

Ayto, John.

For each decade from 1900 on an introductory essay identifies the main historical, cultura...

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Danton's Death: Leonce and Lena: Woyzeck.

Buchner, Georg.

The German writer died in 1837 aged only 23. These translations of his three works for the...

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Jude the Obscure.

Hardy, Thomas.

Hardy's portrait of Jude, the rural stonemason with intellectual aspirations, an idealist ...

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O Pioneers!

Cather, Willa.

Alexandra Bergson is an astute, independent young woman whose passion for the Nebraska pra...

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Picture of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

Crystal, David.

Britain's leading linguistic investigator examines the legacy of the language of the King ...

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Picture of The Mill on the Floss.

The Mill on the Floss.

Eliot, George.

Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom spend a turbulent childhood at Dorlcote Mill, on the F...

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Picture of The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within.

The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within.

Fry, Stephen.

He loves poetry, and writes it himself. He believes that 'if one can speak and read Englis...

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The Pools.

Roberts, Bethan.

In the 1980s in an ordinary part of England a 15-year-old boy called Robert has been found...

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Picture of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923-1925.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923-1925.

Hemingway, Ernest et al.

Documents in rich and lively detail his Paris years where he and a group of expatriates cr...

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Henry V.

Shakespeare, William.

Henry presses his claim to the French throne, has a famous victory at Agincourt and wins t...

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Picture of The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra.

The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra.

Shakespeare, William.

The Roman general Marc Anthony (also spelled Antony) has enjoyed a period of sensual pleas...

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Picture of A Chance Acquaintance.

A Chance Acquaintance.

Chadwick, Charles.

Two misfits are drawn together after meeting by chance on a bus. Stan is a convicted murde...

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Little Women.

Alcott, Louisa May.

For over a hundred years, no four young ladies have delighted more people, touched more he...

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Picture of Rupert Brooke: The Poetical Works.

Rupert Brooke: The Poetical Works.

Brooke, Rupert.

A title in Faber and Faber's 'Poets of the Great War' series, this edition was edited and ...

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Civil War.

Lucan.

The epic poem by the Roman poet and prose writer on the civil war between Caesar and Pompe...

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Words, Words, Words.

Crystal, David.

We love

this celebration of what we say and how we say it. Prof Crystal takes us on ...

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Picture of The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams AND An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela  Andrews.

The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams AND An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews.

Fielding, Henry.

Joseph Andrews is a footman in the employ of Lady Booby who dismisses him for refusing her...

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The First World War in Poetry.

Rory Kinnear reads these famous poems by poets young and old, who chronicled their experie...

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Cousin Phillis and Other Stories.

Gaskell, Elizabeth et al.

Five of these stories were written for Dickens’s periodical, Household Words

. They t...

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Picture of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922: Volume 1.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922: Volume 1.

Hemingway, Ernest et al.

These chart his youth, his experience in WW1 and his arrival in Paris. He was a fascinatin...

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First Words.

Messerli, Douglas.

Those who enjoy reading poetry will leap upon this little book with joy. Messerli's poetry...

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The Thursday Night Letters: A Stamp in the Wrong Hands...

Munroe, P.K.

A collection of his letters to the long-suffering companies to which he has pitched ideas ...

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