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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 Innocence
Age of Innocence
A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. The Age of Innocence (winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize), is a tale of desire and betrayal, set in the golden age of 1920s New York. It tells the story of Newland Archer, a rich lawyer from an aristocratic family, happily engaged to society beauty May Welland. The complex, social constructs of their lives are thrown into disarray, however, with the arrival of May's cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska, into their gilded circle. Ellen, recently separated from her dissolute Polish count husband, is everything that May is not carefree, unconventional, artistic, and Archer falls hopelessly in love with her. Caught between his passion for Ellen and his duty to May, Archer has to make a decision between the women that will determine the rest of their lives. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Hardback Deluxe edition, foiled and embossed, with gilded edges.

Title: Age of Innocence
Author: WHARTON EDITH
Series: Flame Tree Collectable Classics
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2020
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Flame Tree
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
ISBN: 9781839641770
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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
Price: $24.00
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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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Agnes Grey
Agnes Grey
When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess in order to contribute to their meagre income and assert her independence. But Agnes's enthusiasm is swiftly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield children and then with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray family; the only kindness she receives comes from Mr Weston, the sober young curate. Drawing on her own experience, Anne BrontA"'s first novel offers a compelling personal perspective on the desperate position of unmarried, educated women for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career open in Victorian society.

Title: Agnes Grey
Author: BRONTE ANNE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/08/1988
Price: $17.00
RRP: $17.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140432107
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Agony & The Ecstasy
Agony & The Ecstasy
Irving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo.His time- the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola.His loves- the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de Medici; the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi; and his last love - his greatest love - the beautiful, unhappy Vittoria Colonna.His genius- a God-driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known.Michelangelo Buonarotti, creator of David, painter of the Sistine ceiling, architect of the dome of St Peter's, lives once more in the tempestuous, powerful pages of Irving Stone's marvellous book.

Title: Agony & The Ecstasy
Author: STONE IRVING
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Arrow
Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099416272
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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
RRP: $17.00
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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All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front is probably the most famous anti-war novel ever written. The story is told by a young 'unknown soldier' in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see all the realities of war; under fire, on patrol, waiting in the trenches, at home on leave, and in hospitals and dressing stations. Although there are vividly described incidents which remain in mind, there is no sense of adventure here, only the feeling of youth betrayed and a deceptively simple indictment of war - of any war - told for a whole generation of victims.

Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: REMARQUE, ERICH MARIA
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2005
Price: $28.99
RRP: $28.99
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099496946
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