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  • 100 SELECTED STORIES
    100 SELECTED STORIES
    HENRY O
    ISBN: 9781853262418
    Title: 100 SELECTED STORIES
    Author: HENRY O
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This selection of a hundred of O. Henry’s succinct tales displays the range, humour and humanity of a perennially popular short-story writer.

    Here Henry gives a richly colourful and exuberantly entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas.

    These stories are famed for their 'trick endings' or 'twists in the tail': repeatedly the plot twirls adroitly, compounding ironies. Indeed, O. Henry’s cunning plots surpass those of the ingenious rogues he creates. His style is genial, lively and witty, displaying a virtuoso’s command of language and allusion.

    This great collection offers delights for the mind, imagination and emotions.

    Stories include:

    The Gift of the Magi
    The Cop and the Anthem
    The Last Leaf
    The Duplicity of Hargreaves
    A Retrieved Reformation
    And many more...

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • 1984
    1984
    ORWELL GEORGE / WOOD CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781925355765
    Title: 1984
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE / WOOD CHARLOTTE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction by Charlotte Wood.

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in what remains of a Britain ravaged by revolution. His every move is monitored by the Thought Police, who are responsible for detecting dissent against the Party and its leader, Big Brother-and eliminating it. When he meets Julia, Winston thinks he might have found love, and a fellow loather of the Party. But when the pair are arrested and sent to the sinister Room 101 for re-education, their bond-and commitment to their shared cause-will be tested to its limits.

    George Orwell's dystopian vision of a world enslaved by doublethink and thoughtcrime is as terrifying now as it was on its initial publication in 1949. One of the great classics of the twentieth century, 1984 is a startlingly original and arresting novel about tyranny and the universal struggle of the individual against the malevolent tendencies of the modern state.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN
    ISBN: 9781853260339
    Title: ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    Author: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. it is my business to know what other people don't know."

    'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective the readers of The Strand Magazine. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of clients all presenting him with baffling and bizarre mysteries to unravel. There is, for example, the man who is frightened for his life because of the arrival of an envelope containing five orange pips; there is the terrified woman who is aware that her life is in danger and cannot explain the whistling sounds she hears in the night; and there is the riddle of the missing butler and the theft of an ancient treasure. In the last story, there is the climactic battle between Holmes and his arch enemy, 'the Napoleon of Crime' Professor Moriarty. Holmes, with trusty Watson by his side, is equal to these and the other challenges in this splendid collection.

    This edition contains the original illustrations from Strand Magazine drawn by Sidney Paget.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • AENEID
    AENEID
    VIRGIL
    ISBN: 9781853262630
    Title: AENEID
    Author: VIRGIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction, Notes and Glossary by Mandy Green, University of Durham

    Translated by Michael J. Oakley

    '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. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome's future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is given full expression both in the doomed love of Dido and Aeneas, and in the fateful clash between the Trojan leader and the Italian hero, Turnus.

    Hailed by T.S. Eliot as "the classic of all Europe", Virgil's 'Aeneid' has enjoyed a unique and enduring influence on European literature, art and politics for the past two thousand years.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • AGE OF INNOCENCE
    AGE OF INNOCENCE
    WHARTON EDITH
    ISBN: 9781853262104
    Title: AGE OF INNOCENCE
    Author: WHARTON EDITH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton's greatest achievements, The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the 'eternal triangle' of love.

    Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the author's combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers since the novel's first publication in 1920.

    In 1921 'The Age of Innocence' achieved a double distinction - it won the Pulitzer Prize and it was the first time this prestigious award had been won by a woman author.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • AGNES GREY
    AGNES GREY
    BRONTE ANNE
    ISBN: 9781853262166
    Title: AGNES GREY
    Author: BRONTE ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This novel is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally-starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-19th century.

    This is a deeply personal novel written from the author's own experience and as such Agnes Grey has a power and poignancy which mark it out as a landmark work of literature dealing with the social and moral evolution of English society during the last century.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    CARROLL LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781921529023
    Title: ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    Author: CARROLL LEWIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia s greatest children s book illustrators.

    A new edition of Lewis Carroll s classic book, Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring illustrations by Robert Ingpen. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ALMAYERS FOLLY AND THE ROVER
    ALMAYERS FOLLY AND THE ROVER
    CONRAD JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781840226645
    Title: ALMAYERS FOLLY AND THE ROVER
    Author: CONRAD JOSEPH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the rain forests of Almayer's Folly to the Mediterranean coast of The Rover, Conrad's first and final completed novels are played out against contrasting backgrounds. Almayer, in Borneo, is hopelessly obsessed by his deluded dreams for himself and his daughter, which take no account of her falling in love with a handsome Balinese prince.

    Peyrol, the rover, returns to a France at war and finds the actions of those around him still overborne by memories of revolutionary terror. For the orphaned Lieutenant Réal and Arlette love offers release but their romance seems doomed by the demands of his naval duties.

    Conrad’s acute understanding of human psychology and its application across racial and ideological divides is the life-force of both stories.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • ANNA KARENINA
    ANNA KARENINA
    TOLSTOY LEO
    ISBN: 9781853262715
    Title: ANNA KARENINA
    Author: TOLSTOY LEO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Introduction and Notes by E.B. Greenwood, University of Kent.

    Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density.

    Tolstoy considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels,- of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence. It ends tragically, and there is much that evokes despair, yet set beside this is an abounding joy in life's many ephemeral pleasures, and a profusion of comic relief.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • ARSENE LUPIN OMNIBUS
    ARSENE LUPIN OMNIBUS
    LEBLANC MAURICE
    ISBN: 9781840226874
    Title: ARSENE LUPIN OMNIBUS
    Author: LEBLANC MAURICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies.

    Enter Arsene Lupin, Gentleman – Cambrioleur, the "Prince of Thieves", one of the most daring and dashing individuals who ever lifted a diamond necklace from under the noses of the authorities. Young and handsome, laughing his way through difficulties and danger, Lupin is also the master of disguise and languages. His sense of humour and conceit make life difficult for the police who attribute most of the major crimes in France to Lupin and his gang of ruffians and urchins.

    Maurice Leblanc's stories are lively and witty, occasionally taking on the air of burlesque, especially when Lupin pits his wits against the English detective named variously "Holmlock Shears" and "Herlock Sholmes’".

    These are significant tales in the history of crime fiction but, more importantly, they are great fun.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • ART OF WAR - THE BOOK OF LORD SHANG
    ART OF WAR - THE BOOK OF LORD SHANG
    SUN TZU
    ISBN: 9781853267796
    Title: ART OF WAR - THE BOOK OF LORD SHANG
    Author: SUN TZU
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson.

    The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years.

    'The Art of War' is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured.

    'The Book of Lord Shang' is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.95
  • BEAST WITHIN
    BEAST WITHIN
    ZOLA EMILE
    ISBN: 9780241261736
    Title: BEAST WITHIN
    Author: ZOLA EMILE
    Format: A FORMAT PAPERBACKS
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'The train ran on without a driver, on and on, like some mindless, unseeing beast...'

    One of Zola's darkest and most violent works - a tense thriller of political corruption and a graphic exploration of the criminal mind, as a murder is committed on the new railways of the Second Empire.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • BEN HUR
    BEN HUR
    WALLACE LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781853262838
    Title: BEN HUR
    Author: WALLACE LEWIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An immediate best-seller on publication, Ben Hur remains a dazzling achievement by any standards. A thoroughly exhilarating tale of betrayal, revenge and salvation, it is the only novel that ranks with Uncle Tom's Cabin as a genuine American folk possession.

    This was the book that finally overcame the inherent suspicion of fiction that still prevailed in much of America in the late nineteenth century.

    Wallace writes with a freshness and immediacy that brings every action-packed scene to life and vividly illuminates the geography, ethnology and customs of the ancient world.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • BEOWULF : A VERSE TRANSLATION
    BEOWULF : A VERSE TRANSLATION
    ALEXANDER MICHAEL [TRAN]
    ISBN: 9780140449310
    Title: BEOWULF : A VERSE TRANSLATION
    Author: ALEXANDER MICHAEL [TRAN]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "Beowulf" is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, "Beowulf" vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side. And it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.

    'Alexander's translation is marked by a conviction that it is possible to be both ambitious and faithful [and] ...communicates the poem with a care which goes beyond fidelity-to-meaning and reaches fidelity of implication. May it go on ...to another half-million copies' - Tom Shippey, "Bulletin of the International Association of University Professors of English".

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $9.95

    Price: $9.95
  • BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN
    ISBN: 9781853267482
    Title: BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    Author: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'The Best of Sherlock Holmes' is a collection of twenty of the very best tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fifty-six short stories featuring the arch sleuth. Basing his selection around the author's own twelve personal favourites, David Stuart Davies has added a further eight sparkling stories to Conan Doyle's 'Baker Street Dozen', creating a unique volume which distils the pure essence of the world's most famous detective.

    Within these pages the reader will encounter the greatest collection of villains and the weirdest and most puzzling mysteries ever seen in print. And there at the centre, in a London swathed in eddies of fog and illuminated by gaslight, is to be found the remarkable character of Sherlock Holmes and his staunch companion, Doctor John H. Watson. Few will be able to resist this invitation to step aboard the waiting hansom cab and rattle off along cobbled streets into unimagined dangers and intrigues.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • BEST SHORT STORIES
    BEST SHORT STORIES
    DE MAUPASSANT GUY
    ISBN: 9781853261893
    Title: BEST SHORT STORIES
    Author: DE MAUPASSANT GUY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

    Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed.

    His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Disillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
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