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  • Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Slaughterhouse-Five , an American classic, is one of the world?s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim?s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most....

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Pip is content with his simple life until a bitter gentlewoman employs him as a sometime companion to herself and her adopted daughter. Pip then aspires to become a gentleman himself, though his dreams are unrealistic until the day he mysteriously comes into a fortune and is sent to London to become refined. The story follows Pip's journey into...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Ray Bradbury?s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Ray Bradbury?s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2011
  • This collection of Celtic Fairy tales was put together by noted Celtic expert Joseph Jacobs in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Including famous legends such as 'Conal Hammerclaw' and 'The Sea Maiden', this book will excite and delight fans of the Celtic arts, those who appreciate classic literature, and story-lovers in general.

    Publisher : Andrews UK
    published : 2010
  • Published in 1678, John Bunyan?s The Pilgrim?s Progress is one of the best-known Christian allegorical novels ever written. Believing deeply that he has led a sinful life, Christian undertakes a pilgrimage in search of the Celestial City. Throughout his journey, he faces personal trials, great danger, and experiences moments of joy during which...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2012
  • One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence,...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2009
  • Jude Fawley, the stonemason excluded not by his wits but by poverty from the world of Christminster privilege, finds fulfilment in his relationship with Sue Bridehead. Both have left earlier marriages. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge. Hardy's fearless exploration...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2007
  • With an essay by Robert Langbaum. 'Here - I am waiting to know about this offer of mine. The woman is no good to me. Who'll have her?' In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • The Napoleonic Wars are over. Octave, a young Parisian, loves his mistress Elise - until he witnesses her being unfaithful. In despair, he descends into decadence and libertinism. However, the death of his father takes Octave to the countryside where he falls in love with Brigitte, a young widow who spends most of her time caring for others. At first,...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012