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1984 & Animal Farm
1984 & Animal Farm
George Orwell's novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state and the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic. Introductions by Charlotte Wood, 1984 and Don Watson, Animal Farm.

Title: 1984 & Animal Farm
Author: ORWELL GEORGE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/08/2017
Price: $24.00
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Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781925603040
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1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
The international bestselling classic from the author of Animal Farm.

Winston Smith rewrites history. It's his job. Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, he helps the Party, and the omnipresent Big Brother, control the people of Oceania.Winston knows what a good citizen of Oceania must do: show his devotion for Big Brother and the Party; abstain from all vices; and, most importantly, possess no critical thoughts of their own. The new notebook he's begun to write in is definitely against the rules - in fact, the Thought Police could arrest him simply for having it. Yet, as Winston begins to write his own history, a seed of rebellion begins to grow in his heart - one that could have devastating consequences.In George Orwell's final and most well-known novel, he explores a dystopian future in which a totalitarian government controls the actions, thoughts and even emotions of its citizens, exercising power through control of language and history. Its lasting popularity is testament to Orwell's powerful prose, and is a passionate political warning for today

Title: 1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
Author: ORWELL GEORGE
Series: Collins Classics
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Price: $13.00
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Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008442613
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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
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Imprint: Worth Press
Publisher: Worth Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781849311656
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A House For Mr Biswas
A House For Mr Biswas
"A marvellous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels" Newsweek

"A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion." Anthony Burgess

A House for Mr Biswas is V.S. Naipaul's unforgettable third novel. Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity.

Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, Mr Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. He marries into the domineering Tulsi family, on whom he becomes indignantly dependent, but rebels and takes on a succession of occupations in an arduous struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own.

Heartrending and darkly comic, A House for Mr Biswas masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.

Title: A House For Mr Biswas
Author: NAIPAUL, V. S.
Series: Picador Classic
Publication date: 25/02/2016
Price: $24.99
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Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509803507
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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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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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. One of the most beloved and influential books in American literature, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a comic yet incisive portrait of 19th century America. Told from the perspective of Huck Finn, a good-hearted if wayward thirteen-year-old, it vividly recounts his adventures as he escapes his abusive home and embarks on a journey down the Mississippi River along with Jim, a runaway slave. Through the eyes of Huck, and particularly his relationship with Jim, Twain confronts the hypocrisy of a society that clings to slavery and entrenched racial prejudice while claiming to be the land of the free. 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: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: TWAIN MARK
Series: Flame Tree Collectable Classics
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/06/2020
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Flame Tree
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
ISBN: 9781839641787
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Aeneid A New Translation
Aeneid A New Translation
On his deathbed in 19 BCE, Vergil asked that his epic, The Aeneid, be burned and not published. If his wishes had been obeyed, western literature - and maybe even western civilisation - might have taken a different course.

The Aeneid has remained a key text of university courses since the rise of universities, and has been invoked at key points of human history - whether by Saint Augustine to illustrate the fallen nature of the soul, by settlers to justify manifest destiny in North America, or by Mussolini in support of his Fascist regime.

In this fresh and fast-paced translation of the Aeneid, Shadi Bartsch brings the poem to the modern reader. Along with the translation, her introduction will guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the epic's enduring influence.

Title: Aeneid A New Translation
Author: BARTSCH SHADI
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/11/2020
Price: $38.00
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Imprint: Profile Books
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788162678
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Aesops Fables
Aesops Fables
This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop's fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience. This elegant Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Aesop's Fables features illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period, which have been beautifully and sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith. With an afterword by publisher and editor Anna South. 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.

Title: Aesops Fables
Author: AESOP
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/09/2017
Price: $15.00
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Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509844364
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Aesops Fables
Aesops Fables
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 fables of Aesop have endured the test of almost two millennia, being passed down first by oral traditions and then eventually written down in various forms until they were first published in English in 1484. The fables continue to delight modern readers with their moral messages and charming characters the story of the tortoise and the hare as well as the boy who cried wolf are still widely told today. This collection brings together the best of the fables, showcasing the best of their warm humour and wise insights into everyday life. 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: Aesops Fables
Author: AESOP
Series: Flame Tree Collectable Classics
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Flame Tree
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
ISBN: 9781839641800
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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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