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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
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140432107
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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
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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
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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
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099496946
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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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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another.

The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

Title: Animal Farm
Author: ORWELL GEORGE
Series: The Penguin English Library
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241341667
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Title: Anna Karenina
Author: TOLSTOY LEO
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $18.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140449174
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
This title presents the sweeping love story of two people who defy the conventions of their age to follow the dictates of their hearts. Trapped in a stifling marriage, Anna Karenina is swept off her feet by the dashing Count Vronsky. When the truth about their passionate liaison comes out, Anna's husband is more concerned with keeping up appearances than anything else, but at last he seeks a reluctant divorce. Rejected by society, the two lovers flee to Italy, where Anna finds herself isolated from all except the man she loves, and who loves her. But can they live by love alone? In this novel of astonishing scope and grandeur, Leo Tolstoy, the great master of Russian literature, charts the course of the human heart.

Title: Anna Karenina
Author: TOLSTOY LEO
Series: Collectors Lib
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2010
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: CRW Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781907360008
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Anne of Avonlea
Anne of Avonlea
Title: Anne of Avonlea
Author: MONTGOMERY L M
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
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Imprint: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780141326139
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Anne of Avonlea
Anne of Avonlea
There are lots of new characters to get to know as well as many much loved ones to meet again in Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery's sequel to Anne of Green Gables.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Anne Shirley is now sixteen and preparing to take up her new role as a teacher in the local school. She has her best friend Diana Barry by her side and Gilbert Blythe, her childhood enemy, who is now a trusted ally and a fellow teacher. As impulsive as ever, Anne launches into her new career with characteristic vigor.

Title: Anne of Avonlea
Author: MONTGOMERY LUCY MAUD
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/07/2020
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529031836
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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
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Collectors Library
ISBN: 9781509828012
Available stock: 1
Price: $15.00