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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 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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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
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Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509890002
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Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Title: Alice in Wonderland
Author: CARROLL LEWIS
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Collectors Library
ISBN: 9781904633327
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Alices Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Alices Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole without giving a thought about how she might get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: where animals answer back, a baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a disorderly tea party, croquet is played with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster Quadrille. In a land in which nothing is as it seems and cakes, potions and mushrooms can make her shrink to ten inches or grow to the size of a house, will Alice be able to find her way home again?

Title: Alices Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Author: CARROLL LEWIS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/03/2003
Price: $17.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141439761
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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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