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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. In this, his first nove ...Show more
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone round Central Park, getting beaten up by p ...Show more
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
As he lay dying, George Orwell summoned his publisher Fred Warburg to his bedside. No longer capable of holding a pen, the writer dictated a message to the public about the world of his new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. 'Don?t let it happen,? he concluded. 'It depends on you.?In an age of inescapable sur ...Show more
The Great Gatsby: V&A Collector's Edition by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This beautiful hardback edition is a special Puffin Classic created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum, and has a stunning cover design inspired by the iconic fashion featured in the book. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but beneath ...Show more
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date), comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are unabridged and have been rewritten for younger audiences. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) wi ...Show more
Emma (V&A Collector's Edition) by Jane Austen
This beautiful hardback edition is a special Puffin Classic created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum, and has a stunning cover design inspired by the iconic fashion featured in the book. Emma is clever, rich, beautiful and sees no need for marriage. An irrepressible matchmaker, she ...Show more
Great Expectations (Flame Tree Collectable Classics) by Charles Dickens; Judith John (Contribution by)
Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens' second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The nov ...Show more
The Total Library: Non-fiction, 1922-1986 by Jorge Luis Borges
Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose. This title features more than 150 of Borges' pieces.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidd ...Show more
Pursuit of Love (Penguin Essentials) by Nancy Mitford
'Obsessed with sex ' said Jassy, 'there's nobody so obsessed as you, Linda. Why if I so much as look at a picture you say I'm a pygmalionist.' In the end we got far more information out of a book called Ducks and Duck Breeding. 'Ducks can only copulate, ' said Linda, after studying this for a while, 'in ...Show more
A beautiful clothbound edition of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of duty and desire set against the backdrop of the faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War. The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age b ...Show more
King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare; John Crowther, ed.
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.