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A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of one of the most famous stories in the world. After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter


A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of the most famous animal stories in the world. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master.


The story of Mowgli, the mancub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as the bear Baloo, the graceful black panther Bagheera and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes.



A stunningly beautiful clothbound hardback edition of one of the most famous Gothic horror stories in the world. Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. He is begged by locals not to go there, because on the eve of St George’s Day, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will come full sway.


The Penguin English Library Edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll ‘”Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)


‘I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,’ wrote Dodgson, describing how Alice was conjured up one ‘golden afternoon’ in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell.



The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye that opened suddenly and softly in the evening’ To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness.


Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. When wealthy Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin’s boarding school in London, she is determined to settle in and make friends.


She always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day’ On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness.



Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold.


Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz.


She always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day’ On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness.



Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.


The first ever graphic novel version of Animal Farm Animal Farm is the story of what happens when the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master, and how their revolution goes horribly wrong.


George Orwell’s vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society. shellshock and on the brink of madness.



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.


This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times, 1984, now annotated for students with an introduction by D. J. Taylor. Ever since its publication in 1949, George Orwell’s terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like ‘a boot stamping on a human face’ has become a touchstone for human freedom.


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.



Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work’s protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.


Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century


With the Mississippi River right at his back door and friends who are willing to try anything, Tom Sawyer can’t seem to resist a good adventure! From finding a treasure of gold coins, to whitewashing a fence, to escaping the evil Injun Joe, Tom is always off on a thrilling escapade. Prepare for laughter and action with high-spirited Tom Sawyer!



The Penguin English Library Edition of Dubliners by James Joyce ‘Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis. It had always sounded strangely in my ears … But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being.


M. R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying.


Against the backdrop of nineteenth century Dublin, a boy becomes a man: his mind testing its powers, obsessions taking hold and loosening again, the bonds of family, tradition, nation and religion transforming from supports into shackles.



Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in postWorld War I England. Clarissa visits London in the morning, getting ready to host a party that evening.


Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, travels to Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula. As Harker wends his way through the picturesque countryside.


Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death. The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife.



No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied.


In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late19th-century England.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.



Kim is an orphan who earns his living begging on the streets of Lahore. One day he befriends an aged Tibetan Lama who, although content to live simply in India, is a rich and powerful abbot in his own country.


In the Time Traveller’s miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the apelike Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes.


Dr Jekyll has been experimenting with his identity He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature and allows him occasionally to abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr Hyde But gradually he begins to find that the journey back to goodness becomes more and more difficult.



Tender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner’s Magazine between January and April 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats.


The midnight hour approaches. You lie in bed and try to sleep, but there is the howling of the wind outside, the creak of a floorboard, the scream of a cat, the ticking clock. Your heart beats, your skin crawls, and despite yourself you reach for this book and enter a world like a nightmare.


The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.



Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad about a narrated voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the Heart of Africa. Charles Marlow, the narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames.


Perfectly preserving the tone and mood of the novel whilst condensing it into two acts David Malouf with the gift for language already evident from his novels and poetry presents afresh the timeless story of Charlotte Bronts Jane Eyre one of the most enduring literary classics of all time.


Dr Jekyll has been experimenting with his identity He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature and allows him occasionally to abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr Hyde But gradually he begins to find that the journey back to goodness becomes more and more difficult.



Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the plays major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.


A young governess is sent to a great country house to care for two orphaned children. To begin with Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess starts to suspect that something is very wrong with them. .


Written by Mary Shelley (1797- 1851), “Frankenstein” is the best-selling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster.

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