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  • THREE SEA STORIES
    THREE SEA STORIES
    CONRAD JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781853267437
    Title: THREE SEA STORIES
    Author: CONRAD JOSEPH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Edited and with an Introduction by Dr Keith Carabine, Chairperson of the Joseph Conrad Society of Great Britain.

    As these three specially commissioned stories amply demonstrate, Conrad is our greatest writer of the sea. His characters are tested by dramatic events 'that show in the light of day the inner worth of a man, the edge of his temper, and the fibre of his stuff; that reveal the quality of his resistance and the secret stuff of his pretences, not only to others but also to himself'.

    In 'Typhoon', Conrad's funniest story, Captain MacWhirr blunders into a hurricane that reveals the sea's treachery, violence and terror.

    'Falk' is desperate to get married, but first he must tell of his terrible experiences as sole survivor of a stricken ship that once drifted into the ice-caps of Antarctica.

    'The Shadow-Line' is a poignant and beautiful story. Written during the First World War and based on Conrad's fond evocation of his own first command, it expresses his solidarity with all who were obliged to cross in early youth the shadow-line of their war-torn generation. Includes a glossary of nautical terms.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
    THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
    NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    ISBN: 9780140441185
    Title: THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
    Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religiouspieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic & free.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
    THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
    NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    ISBN: 9781853267765
    Title: THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
    Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Translated by Thomas Common with an Introduction by Nicholas Davey

    This astonishing series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of the Persian sage Zarathustra, or Zoroaster, contains the kernel of Nietzsche's thought. 'God is dead', he tells us. Christianity is decadent, leading mankind into a slave morality concerned not with this life, but with the next. Nietzsche emphasises the Ubermensch, or Superman, whose will to power makes him the creator of a new heroic mentality. The intensely felt ideas are expressed in prose-poetry of indefinable beauty.

    Though misused by the German National Socialist party as a spurious justification of their creed, the book also had a profound influence on early twentieth century writers such as Shaw, Mann, Gide, Lawrence and Sartre.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • TILL SEPTEMBER PETRONELLA
    TILL SEPTEMBER PETRONELLA
    RHYS JEAN
    ISBN: 9780241337585
    Title: TILL SEPTEMBER PETRONELLA
    Author: RHYS JEAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE

    So there's a good time coming for the ladies, is there?-a good time coming for the girls? About time too'

    Stories of women adrift in seedy bars and down-at-heel hotels, from a master of the short story form.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $2.50

    Price: $2.50
  • TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WORKS
    TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WORKS
    WELLS H G
    ISBN: 9781840227383
    Title: TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WORKS
    Author: WELLS H G
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In these 'scientific romances' H. G. Wells sees the present reflected in the future and the future in the present. His aim is to provoke rather than predict. The Sleeper falls into a trance, waking up two centuries later as the richest man in a world of new technologies, power-greedy leaders, sensual elites, and brutalised industrial slaves. Arriving in the year 802,701, the Time-Traveller finds that humanity has evolved into two drastically different species; going farther still, he witnesses the ultimate fate of the solar system. 'The Chronic Argonauts', the original version of 'The Time Machine', pits a scientist with daring views of time and space against superstitious villagers. In all three works Wells laces vivid adventure stories with the latest ideas in biology and physics.

    Contains: The Time Machine; When The Sleeper Awakes; The Chronic Argonauts. In these 'scientific romances' H. G. Wells sees the present reflected in the future and the future in the present; his aim is to provoke rather than predict.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $7.99

    Price: $7.99
  • TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
    TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
    WOOLF VIRGINIA
    ISBN: 9781853260919
    Title: TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading

    'To the Lighthouse' is the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf's novels. It is based on her own early experiences, and while it touches on childhood and children's perceptions and desires, it is at its most trenchant when exploring adult relationships, marriage and the changing class-structure in the period spanning the Great War.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $7.99

    Price: $7.99
  • TOM SAWYER AND HUCKLEBERRY FINN
    TOM SAWYER AND HUCKLEBERRY FINN
    TWAIN MARK
    ISBN: 9781853260117
    Title: TOM SAWYER AND HUCKLEBERRY FINN
    Author: TWAIN MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction and Notes by Stuart Hutchinson, University of Kent at Canterbury.

    'Tom Sawyer', a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck Finn. The two enjoy a series of adventures, accidentally witnessing a murder, establishing the innocence of the man wrongly accused, as well as being hunted by Injun Joe, the true murderer, eventually escaping and finding the treasure that Joe had buried.

    'Huckleberry Finn' recounts the further adventures of Huck, who runs away from a drunken and brutal father, and meets up with the escaped slave Jim. They float down the Mississippi on a raft, participating in the lives of the characters they meet, witnessing corruption, moral decay and intellectual impoverishment.

    Sharing so much in background and character, these two stories, the best of Twain, indisputably belong together in one volume. Though originally written as adventure stories for young people, the vivid writing provides a profound commentary on provincial American life in the mid-nineteenth century and the institution of slavery.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $7.99

    Price: $7.99
  • TOW SAWYER ABROAD AND TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE
    TOW SAWYER ABROAD AND TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE
    TWAIN MARK
    ISBN: 9781840221831
    Title: TOW SAWYER ABROAD AND TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE
    Author: TWAIN MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With an Introduction and Notes by Stuart Hutchinson.

    Following on from 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876) and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1884-5) 'Tom Sawyer Abroad' (1894) became one of Mark Twain's most popular books. Again we meet his world famous characters: Tom Sawyer, 'Nigger Jim', and Huck Finn - together now on a fantastical balloon journey across the Atlantic to meet lions and Bedouins in the Sahara and retrace something of Twain's own expedition to the Holy Land in his best-selling 'The Innocents Abroad' (1869).

    Later, in 'Tom Sawyer Detective' (1896), Twain returns us the banks of the Mississippi and a murder mystery involving identical twins and stolen diamonds. The author is back in his formative territory, the region his imagination could never leave behind. It provides him with another comedy of human foibles starring the irrepressible Tom Sawyer.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.99

    Price: $6.99
  • TRISTAM SHANDY
    TRISTAM SHANDY
    STERNE LAWRENCE
    ISBN: 9781853262913
    Title: TRISTAM SHANDY
    Author: STERNE LAWRENCE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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. As a comic novel replete with bawdy humour and generous sentiments, it introduces us to a vivid group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing. As an anti-novel, it is a deliberately tantalising and exuberantly egoistic work, ostentatiously digressive, involving the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography. This mercurial eighteenth-century text thus anticipates modernism and postmodernism. Vibrant and bizarre, Tristram Shandy provides an unforgettable experience. We may see why Nietzsche termed Sterne 'the most liberated spirit of all time'.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • TRUMPET MAJOR
    TRUMPET MAJOR
    HARDY THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781853262463
    Title: TRUMPET MAJOR
    Author: HARDY THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, The Trumpet Major is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical events on the immemorial local way of life - the glamour of the coming of George III and his soldiery, fears of the press-gang and invasion, and the effect of distant but momentous events like the Battle of Trafalgar. He interweaves a compelling, bitter-sweet romantic love story of the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of the heroine Anne Garland, played out against the loves of a lively gallery of other characters. While there are elements of sadness and even tragedy, The Trumpet-Major shows Hardy's skills of story-telling, characterisation and description in a novel of vitality, comedy and warmth.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • TURN OF THE SCREW AND THE ASPERN PAPERS
    TURN OF THE SCREW AND THE ASPERN PAPERS
    JAMES HENRY
    ISBN: 9781853260698
    Title: TURN OF THE SCREW AND THE ASPERN PAPERS
    Author: JAMES HENRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury.

    '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 told by a master of the genre.

    'The Aspern Papers' is a tale of Americans in Europe, a theme in which Henry James is at his most assured and accomplished. The author cleverly evokes the drama of 'comedie humaine' against the settings of a Venetian palace.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $7.99

    Price: $7.99
  • TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
    TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
    VERNE JULES
    ISBN: 9781853260315
    Title: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
    Author: VERNE JULES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an exclusive introduction and notes by David Stuart Davies.

    Translation by Louis Mercier.

    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. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive.

    So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the 'Father of Science Fiction', but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • TWENTY YEARS AFTER
    TWENTY YEARS AFTER
    DUMAS ALEXANDRE
    ISBN: 9781840221633
    Title: TWENTY YEARS AFTER
    Author: DUMAS ALEXANDRE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A year after the publication of 'The Three Musketeers', Alexandre Dumas produced a sequel worthy in every respect of the original. In 'Twenty Years After' the much beloved D'Artaganan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis reunite to fight the forces of evil. In the original novel they defeated Milady, a formidable foe; now they need to face her vengeful son Mordaunt, as well as countering the machinations of the sinister Cardinal Mazarin.

    Their adventures also take them to England, where Cromwell is about to topple Charles I. Meanwhile, they must overcome the obstacles which the passing of time has placed between them. Rediscovering strength in unity, they fight for Queen and country. The Musketeer novels were a huge success in Dumas' own lifetime, and have lost none of their original appeal. Translated into many languages and adapted for cinema and television, they have helped to make Dumas arguably the most successful exporter of French culture to the wider world.

    Our edition is based on the William Robson translation first published by Routledge in 1856.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS / THE ANTICHRIST / ECCE HOMO
    TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS / THE ANTICHRIST / ECCE HOMO
    NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    ISBN: 9781840226133
    Title: TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS / THE ANTICHRIST / ECCE HOMO
    Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Translated by Antony M. Ludovici. With an Introduction by Ray Furness

    The three works in this collection, all dating from Nietzsche's last lucid months, show him at his most stimulating and controversial: the portentous utterances of the prophet (together with the ill-defined figure of the Ubermensch) are forsaken, as wit, exuberance and dazzling insights predominate, forcing the reader to face unpalatable insights and to rethink every commonly accepted truth. Thinking with Nietzsche, in Jaspers' words, means holding one’s own against him, and we are indeed refreshed and challenged by the vortex of his thoughts, by concepts which test and probe.

    In 'The Twilight of the Idols', 'The Antichrist', and 'Ecce Homo' Nietzsche writes at breakneck speed of his provenance, his adversaries and his hopes for mankind; the books are largely epigrammatic and aphoristic, allowing this poet-philosopher to bewilder and fascinate us with their strangeness and their daring. He who fights with monsters, Nietzsche once told us, should look to it that he himself does not become one, and when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. Reader, beware.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • ULYSSES
    ULYSSES
    JOYCE JAMES
    ISBN: 9781840226355
    Title: ULYSSES
    Author: JOYCE JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece, Ulysses, tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery. Initially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its Modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, Ulysses offers the reader a life-changing experience.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $7.99

    Price: $7.99
  • UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
    UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
    HARDY THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781853262272
    Title: UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
    Author: HARDY THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    '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.

    However, the novel is not merely a charming rural idyll. The double-plot, in which the love story of Dick Dewey and Fancy Day is inter-related with a tragic chapter in the history of Mellstock Choir, hints at the poignant disappearance of a long-lived and highly-valued traditional way of life.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.99

    Price: $6.99
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