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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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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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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
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Imprint: Everyman
Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781841593869
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything runs smoothly, productivity soars, and all animals are well-fed and happy. But the further away the memory of the revolution, the more distant seem its ideals-and when Boxer the workhorse is betrayed, the horrifying extent of the pigs' corruption is revealed. Orwell's 'fairy story', a scathing satire of Soviet communism, is as potent now as it was in 1945. Animal Farm is one of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption.

Title: Animal Farm
Author: ORWELL GEORGE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Price: $16.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781922147738
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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
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Imprint: Collectors Library
ISBN: 9781509828012
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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
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099477785
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Art of War
Art of War
Title: Art of War
Author: TZU SUN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141045276
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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
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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
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9781454911869
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Beware of the Trains
Beware of the Trains
How acute are your powers of perception? Do they begin to match those of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth supreme?

First published in 1953, Beware of the Trains is a collection of sixteen short mysteries. Fen must link a missing train conductor to the murder of a thief, decipher cryptograms to solve the death of a cipher expert and puzzle out a locked-room mystery on Boxing Day.

Erudite and complex, these Gervase Fen cases are classic crime at its finest: plot, atmosphere and anecdote, bound together by Edmund Crispin's inimitable wit and charm.

Title: Beware of the Trains
Author: CRISPIN EDMUND
Series: The Gervase Fen Mysteries
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/11/2018
Price: $22.99
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781448217465
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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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Brave New World
Brave New World
This title comes with introductions by Margaret Atwood and David Bradshaw. Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

Title: Brave New World
Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784870140
Available stock: 1
Price: $24.00