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1984 & Animal Farm
1984 & Animal Farm
George Orwell's novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state and the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic. Introductions by Charlotte Wood, 1984 and Don Watson, Animal Farm.

Title: 1984 & Animal Farm
Author: ORWELL GEORGE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/08/2017
Price: $24.00
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Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781925603040
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was originally serialized in 1869 and 1870 in the French magazine called Magasin d'education et de recreation. The deluxe illustrated edition, published in November 1871, included 111 illustrations. It was received with high acclaim when it was released and still is; it is regarded as one of the greatest adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The description of Nemo's ship, the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines which at the time were very primitive vessels. The distance of 20,000 leagues mentioned in the title is not a measurement of depth but of distance travelled. At the time of writing a league was approximately four kilometers.

Title: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Author: VERNE JULES
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/02/2019
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Worth Press
Publisher: Worth Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781849311656
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Above Average at Games The Very Best of P G Wodehouse on Sport
Above Average at Games The Very Best of P G Wodehouse on Sport
As Wodehouse's biographer Frances Donaldson observed, it was vitally important to the boy Plum that he was 'above average at games'. Known at school as 'a noted athlete, a fine footballer and cricketer and a boxer,' sport inspired much of his earliest writings, as well as some of his very finest and laugh-out-loud funniest.

Wodehouse wrote with trademark wit on a rich range of games - and on cricket and golf, in particular - as well as anyone ever has, bringing a knowledge and a passion born of practice.

English cricket inspired in Wodehouse what he himself long considered to be his favourite work; and yet America (which he first visited keenly and then came to call home) led him to the love of baseball, and golf - enthusiasms that drew him to new tales for new audiences, including the celebrated golf stories which John Updike described as 'the best fiction ever done about the sport.'

This rollicking anthology, selected, edited and introduced by the novelist Richard T. Kelly, offers a vivid picture of Wodehouse at play - in the ring, at the crease, on the tee - which is guaranteed to please any sporting crowd. Beginning with early journalism, taking in extracts from novels and short stories in their entirety, it all adds up to a medal-winning collection.

Title: Above Average at Games The Very Best of P G Wodehouse on Sport
Author: WODEHOUSE P G
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/10/2019
Price: $65.00
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Imprint: Hutchinson
Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786332004
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Address Unknown
Address Unknown
Can friendship survive in a divided world? Written on the eve of the Holocaust as a series of letters between a Jew in America and his German friend, Kressmann Taylor's classic novel is a haunting tale of a society poisoned by Nazism.

First published in 1938, Address Unknown met with immediate success in English but was banned in Europe by the Nazis. Tragically prescient about what was to come, it was one of the earliest works of fiction to warn against the growing dangers of fascism and antisemitism in Europe. It became an international bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty languages.

A novel of enduring impact with a memorable sting in its tail, Address Unknown stands as a powerful reminder of the dangers posed by the rhetoric of intolerance.

Title: Address Unknown
Author: TAYLOR KATHRINE KRESSMANN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Price: $23.00
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Imprint: Serpents Tail
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788163415
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Aesops Fables
Aesops Fables
This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop's fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience. This elegant Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Aesop's Fables features illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period, which have been beautifully and sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith. With an afterword by publisher and editor Anna South. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Title: Aesops Fables
Author: AESOP
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/09/2017
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509844364
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Aesops Fables The Cruelty of the Gods
Aesops Fables The Cruelty of the Gods
The greatest collection of fables ever written, updated for our turbulent times.

A witty, scatological illustrated version of the world's greatest collection of fables, allegedly written by a slave in the 5th century BC. A book for our times: as Gebler notes, Aesop has two subjects - the exercise of power and the experience of the powerless who endure life and all that it inflicts on them. This retelling of the Fables makes them relevant and richly enjoyable. Large and fierce animals kill and butcher weaker creatures; gods play games with the hopes and fears of lesser species, including men and women; and occasionally the weak turn the tables on the strong, exposing their pretensions. This is a stunning new version of a book that was often bowdlerised and used to teach moral lessons to children. Gebler's Aesop is darker and more realistic, and compulsively readable.

Title: Aesops Fables The Cruelty of the Gods
Author: GEBLER CARLO
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Price: $45.00
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Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789542608
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Against the Fall of Night
Against the Fall of Night
In the year ten billion A.D., Diaspar is the last city on Earth. Agelss and unchanging, the inhabitants see no reason to be curious about the outside world. But one child, Alvin - only seventeen and the last person to be born in Diaspar - finds that he is increasingly drawn to what lies outside the city walls. Even though he knows the Invaders, who devastated the world, may still be out there...



Later rewritten, expanded and republished as THE CITY AND THE STARS, this early novella by one of the greats of science fiction remains a powerful and evocative depiction of the future of humanity...

Title: Against the Fall of Night
Author: CLARKE ARTHUR C
Series: Golden Age Masterworks
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Gollancz/Witherby
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473222342
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Age of Innocence
Age of Innocence
Initially serialized in the Pictorial Review in 1920, The Age of Innocence is a stylistic and intimate portrayal of upper class life in New York City during the Gilded Age.Lawyer and socialite Newland Archer is about to enter a loveless marriage with a well-to-do bride, when her cousin, the exotic Ellen Olenska, enters the picture. Olenska is stuck in a bad marriage with a Polish count, and Archer finds himself in the awkward position of persuading her to save her familys reputation by staying with her husband, even though Archer himself has fallen in love with her.Combining a romantic tragedy with artful descriptions of aristocratic life in New York City, Edith Whartons twelfth novel is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

Title: Age of Innocence
Author: WHARTON EDITH
Series: Knickerbocker Classics
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/02/2018
Price: $23.00
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Imprint: Race Point
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 9781631065040
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Age of Innocence
Age of Innocence
Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much-loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, is both a poignant story of frustrated love and an extraordinarily vivid, delightfully satirical record of a vanished world. This edition features an introduction by award-winning novelist, Rachel Cusk.

As the scion of one of New York's leading families, Newland Archer has been born into a life of sumptuous privilege and strict duty. A sensitive, intelligent young man, he still respects the rigid social code by which his class lives. As he contemplates his forthcoming marriage to the striking and equally well-born May Welland, he gives thanks that she is 'one of his own kind'. But the arrival of the Countess Olenska, a free spirit who breathes clouds of European sophistication, makes him question the path on which his upbringing has set him. As his fascination with her grows, he discovers just how hard it is to escape the bonds of the society that has shaped him.

Title: Age of Innocence
Author: WHARTON EDITH
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/04/2019
Price: $15.00
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Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509890033
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Age of Innocence
Age of Innocence
Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is an elegant, masterful portrait of desire and betrayal in old New York-now with a new introduction from acclaimed author Colm Toibin for the novel's centennial.

With vivid power, Wharton evokes a time of gaslit streets, formal dances held in the ballrooms of stately brownstones, and society people "who dreaded scandal more than disease." This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to many the docile May Welland. Then, suddenly, the mysterious, intensely nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a long absence, turning Archer's world upside down.

This classic Wharton tale of thwarted love is an exuberantly comic and profoundly moving look at the passions of the human heart, as well as a literary achievement of the highest order.

Title: Age of Innocence
Author: WHARTON EDITH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684842370
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Age of Reason
Age of Reason
Following a Parisian philosophy teacher through the cafes and bars of Montparnasse over two days in the sweltering summer of 1938, Sartre's searing novel explores what it truly means to be free.

Set in the volatile Paris summer of 1938, The Age of Reason follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue, a philosophy teacher, and his circle in the cafes and bars of Montparnasse. Mathieu has so far managed to contain sex and personal freedom in conveniently separate compartments. But now he is in trouble, urgently trying to raise 4,000 francs to procure a safe abortion for his mistress, Marcelle. Beyond all this, filtering an uneasy light on his predicament, rises the distant threat of the coming of the Second World War.

Title: Age of Reason
Author: SARTRE JEAN PAUL
Series: Pocket Penguins
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/11/2016
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241259696
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Agnes Grey
Agnes Grey
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

When Agnes Grey's family falls on hard times she insists on being allowed to find work as a governess, but her idealistic spirit is challenged in her first position with the unruly Bloomfield children and their callous parents. She then moves on to work for the even wealthier Murray family, whose scheming daughters jeopardize the only bright spot in Agnes's life, Edward Weston.

Title: Agnes Grey
Author: BRONTE ANNE
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/04/2019
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509890002
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