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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
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Race Point
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 9781631065040
Available stock: 1
Price: $23.00
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
In 1914 Paul B umer and his classmates are marched to the local recruiting office by a sentimentally patriotic form-master. On a calm October day in 1918, only a few weeks before the Armistice, Paul will be the last of them to be killed. In All Quiet on the Western Front he tells their story. A few years after it was published in 1929 the Nazis would denounce and publicly burn Remarque's novel for insulting the heroic German army - in other words, for 'telling it like it was' for the common soldier on the front line where any notions of glory and national destiny were soon blasted away by the dehumanizing horror of modern warfare. Remarque has an extraordinary power of describing fear- the appalling tension of being holed up in a dugout under heavy bombardment; the animal instinct to kill or be killed which takes over during hand-to-hand combat. He also has an eye for the grimly comic- the consignment of coffins Paul and his friends pass as they make their way up the line for a new offensive; the young soldiers joyfully tucking into double rations when half their company are unexpectedly wiped out. Remarque's elegy for a sacrificed generation is all the more devastating for the laconic prose in which his teenaged veteran narrates shocking experiences which for him have become the stuff of daily life. Paul cannot imagine a life after the war and can no longer relate to his family when he returns home on leave. Only the camaraderie of his diminishing circle of friends has any meaning for him. He comes especially to depend on an older comrade, Stanislaus Katczinsky, and one of the most poignant moments in the book is when he carries the wounded Kat on his back under fire to the field dressing station, with starkly tragic outcome. The saddest and most compelling war story ever written.

Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: REMARQUE ERICH MARIA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/09/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Everyman
Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781841593869
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Price: $38.00
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
Title: Anne of Green Gables
Author: MONTGOMERY L M
Year: 2017
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Collectors Library
ISBN: 9781509828012
Available stock: 1
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Ape & Essence
Ape & Essence
In February 2108, the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition reaches California at last. It is over a century since the world was devastated by nuclear war, but the blight of radioactivity and disease still gnaws away at the survivors. The expedition expects to find physical destruction but they are quite unprepared for the moral degradation they meet. They find that the current inhabitants of Los Angeles belong to a sadistic, devil-worshipping society obsessed with the mutations arising among them due to the radiation poisoning they have suffered. Ape and Essence is Huxley's vision of the ruin of humanity, and he treats it with all his moral indignation, his knowledge and his imaginative genius.

Title: Ape & Essence
Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/04/2005
Price: $13.00
RRP: $13.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099477785
Available stock: 1
Price: $13.00
Art of War
Art of War
Title: Art of War
Author: TZU SUN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.00
RRP: $14.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141045276
Available stock: 1
Price: $14.00
Art of War
Art of War
For more than 2,000 years, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible new translation, John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. A lively, learned introduction, chronologies and suggested further reading are among the valuable apparatus included in this authoritative volume. Even those readers familiar with The Art of War will experience it a new, finding it more fascinating - and more chilling - than ever. Little is known about Sun Tzu (544-496 B.C.) and his life during the Warring States period after the decline of the Zhou dysnasty, but his classic, The Art of War, has been one of the central works of Chinese literature for 2500 years. John Minford studied Chinese at Oxford and at the Australian National University and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.
He edited (with Geremie Barme) Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience and (with Joseph S. M. Lau) Chinese Classical Literature: An Anthology of Translations. He has translated numerous works from the Chinese, including the last two volumes of the Penguin Classics edition of Cao Xueqin's eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone and the martial-arts fiction of the contemporary Hong Kong novelist Louis Cha.

Title: Art of War
Author: SUN TZU
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141395845
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Art of War
Art of War
"Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril." "The Art of War," by the Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu, is one of the most influential books of military strategy ever written. More than 2,000 years old, this classic of Chinese philosophy lays out a systematic, rational approach to tactics and strategy that leaders worldwide have applied not only to the military, but also to business, law, martial arts, and sports. This elegant hardcover gift edition uses Lionel Giles's classic translation and stands apart for its gorgeous design, fine Chinese illustrations, and affordable price. Giles's extensive annotations and commentary on Sun Tzu's aphorisms and proverbs are also included.

Title: Art of War
Author: TZU SUN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9781454911869
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Black Beauty
Black Beauty
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. This edition of Black Beauty features illustrations by Cecil Aldin and an afterword by author and conservationist Lauren St. John.

Black Beauty enjoys a carefree upbringing in a pleasant meadow with his mother, where his gentle first master trains him well - until he is reluctantly forced to sell him. Through a long and varied life, Black Beauty passes from one owner to the next; some treat him well, others are so cruel that they inflict lasting damage.

Anna Sewell's biographical novel about a horse is one of the bestselling books of all time, and her depiction of Victorian society's harsh treatment of animals inspired significant changes to animal welfare in
both the UK and America.

Title: Black Beauty
Author: SEWELL ANNA
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509865987
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Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Title: Brideshead Revisited
Author: WAUGH EVELYN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.00
RRP: $14.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141045627
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Price: $14.00
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock
Pinkie Brown, a neurotic teenage gangster wielding a razor blade and a bottle of sulfuric acid, commits a brutal murder - but it does not go unnoticed. Rose, a naive young waitress at a rundown cafe, has the unwitting power to destroy his crucial alibi, and Ida Arnold, a woman bursting with easy certainties about what is right and wrong, has made it her mission to bring about justice and redemption. Set among the seaside amusements and dilapidated boarding houses of Brighton's pre-war underworld, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene is both a gritty thriller and a study of a soul in torment. A classic of modern literature, it maps out the strange border between piety and savagery. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Brighton Rock features an introduction by the poet, biographer and editor, Professor Richard Greene. 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.

Title: Brighton Rock
Author: GREENE GRAHAM
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509828029
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock
A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold.

Graham Greene's gripping thriller was adapted into a British film noir in 1947 starring Richard Attenborough as the razor-wielding Pinkie.

Title: Brighton Rock
Author: GREENE GRAHAM
Series: Vintage Heroes & Villians
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784873769
Available stock: 1
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Claudine & Annie
Claudine & Annie
THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE FILM COLETTE, out Jan 2019.In this final novel in Colette's famous series it is Claudine's friend Annie who tells the story in the form of a private diary. Claudine is happily settled with her adored husband Renaud, spending her time giving wide and worldly advice to despairing Annie, whose life with the boring and dominating Alain is set to dramatically change. With the help of Claudine, Annie takes steps to empower her own life, a life away from her husband.Though Colette's intoxicating series of novels emerges a portrait of Claudine an intelligent, modern woman whose life is always honest, passionate and inspiring.

Title: Claudine & Annie
Author: COLETTE
Series: Claudine
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2001
Price: $27.00
RRP: $27.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099422488
Available stock: 1
Price: $27.00