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Little Women


This Macmillan Collector's Library edition includes the sequel, Good Wives, which picks up the girls' stories three years on, and features an afterword by publisher Anna South.Recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories of all time, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an utterly ➤ подробнее about Alcott L.M.: Little Women

Macbeth


Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeares tragedies. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions are realized ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: Macbeth.

Sense and Sensibility


Two sisters of opposing temperament but who share the pangs of tragic love provide the subjects for Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility. Elinor, practical and conventional, the epitome of sense, desires a man who is promised to another woman ➤ подробнее about Austen J.: Sense and Sensibility.

The Best of Sherlock Holmes


"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. ➤ подробнее about Arthur Doyle: Best of Sherlock Holmes


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


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➤ подробнее about Arthur Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Selected stories


Crime and Punishment


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Crime and Punishment is translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, with an afterword by Oliver Francis.A towering classic of Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a compelling story of a brutal double murder an ➤ подробнее about Достоевский Ф.: Crime and Punishmentd

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


Its a warm summers afternoon when young Alice first tumbles down the rabbit hole and into the adventures in Wonderland that have kept readers spellbound for more than 150 years ➤ подробнее about Carroll L.: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass.

Peter Pan


J. M. Barries Peter Pan is a thrilling adventure for all ages - the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is a tale that never gets old ➤ подробнее about Barrie J.: Peter Pan.

The War of the Worlds


This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The War of the Worlds contains an introduction by author James P. Blaylock.Shooting stars tear across the night sky, then a gigantic artificial cylinder descends from Mars to land near London ➤ подробнее about Wells H.G.: The War of the Worlds.

The Time Machine


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Time Machine features an introduction by Dr Mark Bould.In The Time Machine by H. G ➤ подробнее about Wells H.G.: The Time Machine.

Dracula


When Jonathan Harker is summoned to Transylvania to finalize a property deal for the mysterious Count Dracula, he stumbles upon an ancient evil he is unprepared to face ➤ подробнее about Stoker B.: Dracula.

A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four


All legends begin somewhere, and the two novels here are where one of the worlds best-loved legends began. In A Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson first meet and investigate a seemingly impossible mystery that begins with a corpse in a deserted house ➤ подробнее about Doyle A.: A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four.

Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries


In Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies has selected the cases of the great detective that best reflect Sir Arthur Conan Doyles deep interest in the supernatural ➤ подробнее about Doyle A.: Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


Sherlock Holmes is back on the case in this collection of sparkling short stories, in which we learn about Holmes early days as a sleuth, encounter a seemingly murderous widow, and meet the great detectives brother, Mycroft, for the first time ➤ подробнее about Doyle A.: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes


The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes contains Sir Arthur Conan Doyles final twelve stories about his great fictional detective ➤ подробнее about Doyle A.: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

The Sonnets


The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, a cycle of 154 linked poems, were first published in 1609. Filled with ideas about love, beauty and mortality, the sonnets are written in the same beautiful and innovative language that we have come to know from Shakespeares plays ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: The Sonnets.

Hamlet


Prince of Denmark. A young prince meets with his fathers ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: Hamlet.

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Gorgeous, strange and magical, A Midsummer Nights Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeares plays. A young woman flees Athens with her lover, only to be pursued by her would-be husband and her best friend ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame


Rejected by fifteenth-century Parisian society, the hideously deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo believes he is safe under the watchful eye of his master, the Archdeacon Claude Frollo ➤ подробнее about Hugo Victor: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Mansfield Park


Aged ten, Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthier relations, the Bertrams, at Mansfield Park. However, life there is not as she imagined. Treated with disdain by three of her cousins, she finds her only comfort in the kindness of the fourth, Edmund ➤ подробнее about Austen J.: Mansfield Park.

King Henry V


First staged in 1599, Shakespeares history of Henry Vs remarkable victory over the French at Agincourt and the subsequent peace between the two nations is also a study of war and kingship. From his wild youth, Henry comes to embody all of the kingly virtues: courage, justice, integrity and honour ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: King Henry V.

The Merchant of Venice


The Merchant of Venice is most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex, unforgettable figure of the money-lender, Shylock ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: The Merchant of Venice.

The Taming of the Shrew


Controversial and sexually charged, The Taming of the Shrew is possibly Shakespeares first play, and certainly among the most performed. Is it an examination of brute male domination or a passionate love story with a powerful moral message ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: The Taming of the Shrew?

Complete Ghost Stories


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by author and playwright David Stuart Davies.The art of telling a ghost story is a refined one, and Montague Rhodes James was a master of the genre ➤ подробнее about James M.R.: Complete Ghost Stories.

King Lear


In this thrilling and hugely influential tragedy, ageing King Lear makes a capricious decision to divide his realm between his three daughters according to the love they express for him ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: King Lear.

Twelfth Night


Separated from her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy to serve the Duke of Illyria. Wooing a countess on his behalf, she is stunned to find herself the object of his beloveds affections ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: Twelfth Night.

The Secret Garden


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Secret Garden features an afterword by publisher Anna South.When Mary Lennox is orphaned she is sent from her home in India to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors ➤ подробнее about Burnett F.H.: The Secret Garden.

Northanger Abbey


Broadly comedic and brilliantly postmodern in its lampooning of a genre, the Jane Austen classic Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Morland, a naive young woman whose perceptions of the world around her are greatly influenced by the romantic gothic novels to which she is addicted ➤ подробнее about Austen J.: Northanger Abbey.

Persuasion


Jane Austens final novel is her most mature and wickedly satirical. It follows the story of Anne Elliott, who as a teenager, was engaged to a seemingly ideal man, Frederick Wentworth ➤ подробнее about Austen J.: Persuasion.

Othello


The Moor of Venice.Othello is an intense drama of love, deception, jealousy and destruction. Desdemonas love for her husband Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but his trusted ensign, the envious Iago, conspires to devastate their lives ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: Othello.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


With an Introduction and Notes by Dr. Jacqueline Belanger, University of Cardiff A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses, and is essential to the understanding of the later work. ➤ подробнее about James Joyce: Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man


On the Origin of Species


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of On the Origin of Species is complete and unabridged, and features an afterword by Oliver Francis.On the Origin of Species outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had ➤ подробнее about Darwin Ch.: On the Origin of Speciesa

The Prophet


Utterly unique and beloved around the world, The Prophet is a collection of twenty-six poetic essays by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran ➤ подробнее about Gibran K.: The Prophet.

Collected Poems


As well as being one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is the greatest lyric poet that Ireland has produced ➤ подробнее about Yeats W.: Collected Poems.

Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass


Its a warm summers afternoon when young Alice first tumbles down the rabbit hole and into the adventures in Wonderland that have kept readers spellbound for more than 150 years ➤ подробнее about Carroll L.: Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

Anna Karenina


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Anna Karenina is translated by Aylmer & Louise Maude, and features an afterword by Ned Halley.Trapped in a stifling marriage, Anna Karenina is swept off her feet by dashing Count Vronsky ➤ подробнее about Толстой Л.: Anna Karenina.

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus


Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark parable of science misused. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward scientist, builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified at what he has done, he abandons his creation ➤ подробнее about Shelley M.: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow


Three years after his supposed death at the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes returns to 221B Baker Street, to the astonishment of Dr Watson and the delight of readers worldwide ➤ подробнее about Doyle A.: The Return of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow.

A Farewell To Arms


Frederic Henry is an American Lieutenant serving in the ambulance corps of the Italian army during the First World War. While stationed in northern Italy, he falls in love with Catherine Barkley, an English nurse. Theirs is an intense, tender and passionate love affair overshadowed by the war ➤ подробнее about Hemingway E.: A Farewell To Arms.

Ross Poldark


A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787. Cornwall in the 1780s - when powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world. Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family ➤ подробнее about Graham W.: Ross Poldark.

Selected Verse


With subjects as broad as militarism, the British Empire, childhood and death, the Selected Verse of Rudyard Kipling is a treasure trove of the Nobel Prize winners most striking and moving poetry, dramatic monologues and ballads ➤ подробнее about Kipling R.: Selected Verse.

For Whom the Bell Tolls


Inspired by his experiences as a reporter during the Spanish Civil War, Ernest Hemingways For Whom the Bell Tolls tells the story of Robert Jordan, an American volunteer in the International Brigades fighting to defend the Spanish Republic against Franco ➤ подробнее about Hemingway E.: For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The Little Prince


The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. After crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, a pilot encounters a little prince who is visiting Earth from his own planet ➤ подробнее about Exupery A.: The Little Prince.

Julius Caesar


Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare uses the most notorious murder in classical history to tell a tragic tale of friendship, ambition and betrayal ➤ подробнее about Shakespeare W.: Julius Caesar.

If Only They Could Talk


This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of If Only They Could Talk features an afterword by Yorkshire Shepherdess and author Amanda Owen.To young James Herriot, fresh out of veterinary college, Yorkshire appears to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world ➤ подробнее about Herriot J.: If Only They Could Talk.

My Family and Other Animals


My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrells hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu ➤ подробнее about Durrell G.: My Family and Other Animals.

Kim


In a vividly drawn India of the late 19th century, orphan Kimball OHara is on the cusp of manhood ➤ подробнее about Kipling R.: Kim.

Doctor Thorne


Doctor Thomas Thorne is guardian to his beautiful but impecunious niece, Mary, whose parentage he has always kept secret ➤ подробнее about Trollope A.: Doctor Thorne.

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