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The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Somewhere in this book, Wharton observes that clever liars always come up with good stories to back up their fabrications, but that really clever liars don't bother to explain anything at all. This... read more


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The White Castle (Faber Firsts) by Orhan Pamuk (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A young Italian scholar was captured by pirates and put up for auction at the Istanbul slave market. Acquired by a brilliant Turkish inventor, he is set to work on projects to entertain the jaded... read more


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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already... read more


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The Rebel (Twentieth Century Classics) by Albert Camus (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"The Rebel" is Camus's attempt to understand the time 'I live in' and a brilliant essay on the nature of human revolt. Published in 1951, it makes a daring critique of communism, how it had gone... read more


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Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Brendan Behan was an Irish playwright and novelist, as well as a youthful revolutionary. In 1939, at age 16, he was arrested in Liverpool with a suitcase full of high explosives. BORSTAL BOY is the... read more


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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

When Jim Hawkins uncovers the key to a pirate‚Äôs treasure map he sets out on a quest to find the buried treasure with the help of pirate captain Long John Silver. Artist Tim Hamilton brings the... read more


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The Jungle Book (The Children's Golden Library No. 1) by Rudyard Kipling (More from this author). Added: In the last week

No child should be allowed to grow up without reading The Jungle Books. Published in 1894 and 1895, the stories crackle with as much life and intensity as ever. Rudyard Kipling pours fuel on... read more


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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Devastated by the First World War, Chris Guthrie must confront life as a widowed single mother while managing her recently destroyed farm. Sunset Song is a powerful testament to Scotland's... read more


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Staying On by Paul Scott (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating... read more


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Death In Venice by Thomas Mann (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann -- here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas... read more


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The Millstone by Margaret Drabble (More from this author). Added: In the last week

First published in 1965, The Millstone tells the story of Rosamund Stacey, who gets pregnant after a one night stand when she loses her virginity. An academic, Rosamund socialises in liberal,... read more


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Conference At Cold Comfort Farm (Vintage Classics) by Stella Gibbons (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Tale Of The 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Along with Saul Bellow's Herzog, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint defined Jewish American literature in the 1960s. Roth's masterpiece takes place on the couch of a psychoanalyst, an appropriate... read more


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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Despite its lascivious reputation, the pleasures of Lolita are as much intellectual as erogenous. It is a love story with the power to raise both chuckles and eyebrows. Humbert Humbert is a... read more


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Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter (More from this author). Added: In the last week

'Angela Carter has influenced a whole generation of fellow writers towards dream worlds of baroque splendour, fairy tale horror, and visions of the alienated wreckage of a future world. In "Nights at... read more


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The Pilgrim's Progress (English Library) by BUNYAN (More from this author). Added: In the last week

'As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.' So begins one of the... read more


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The Sound And The Fury (Vintage Classics) by William Faulkner (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The ostensible subject of The Sound and the Fury is the dissolution of the Compsons, one of those august old Mississippi families that fell on hard times and wild eccentricity after the Civil War.... read more


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A Kestrel For A Knave by Barry Hines (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Harshly unsentimental, this novel tells the story of the remarkable relationship between the desperate Billy, a friendless boy living in a soulless northern town, and the equally destructive, fierce... read more