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Confessions of a Thug

£10.99

Philip Meadows Taylor, Kim A. Wagner

9780198854647
Paperback
11 January 2024

Oxford World's Classics

Confessions of a Thug was the first dramatic account to expose a European readership to the fantastic world of the murderous Thugs, or highway robbers, who strangled their victims and who have ever since been a stable of Western popular culture

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Hamsun's Hunger

£6.99

Knut Hamsun, Tore Rem, Terence Cave

9780192862846
Paperback
12 October 2023

Oxford World's Classics

Hunger is the first-person story of a young man desperately trying to establish himself in the city as a writer, living in shabby lodgings where he can seldom afford to pay the rent, eating almost nothing, and engaging spasmodically and manically with landladies, eccentric elderly men, policemen, shopkeepers, pawnbrokers, and others on the way.

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The Sign of Four

£6.99

Arthur Conan Doyle, Caroline Reitz, Darryl Jones

9780198862123
Paperback
14 September 2023

Oxford World's Classics

As a dense yellow fog swirls through London, Sherlock Holmes sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman, whose father vanished ten years before. The ensuing investigation involves a wronged woman, stolen Indian treasure, a helpful dog, and a love affair.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Second Edition

£6.99

Arthur Conan Doyle, Catherine Wynne, Darryl Jones

9780198865759
Paperback
14 September 2023

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

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The Origins of Science Fiction

£8.99

Michael Newton

9780198853626
Paperback
14 September 2023

Oxford World's Classics

A selection of science-fiction tales from the close of the 'Romantic' period to the end of the First World War. It gathers together classic short stories, from Edgar Allan Poe's playful hoaxes to Gertrude Barrows Bennett's feminist fantasy.

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The Victorians: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Martin Hewitt

9780198736813
Paperback
24 August 2023

Very Short Introductions

The Victorian period may have come to an end over 120 years ago, but the Victorians continue to be a vital presence in the modern world. In this book Martin Hewitt offers a guide through the thickets of judgement and debate which have grown around the period and its people, to offer a historical overview of the Victorians and their legacies.

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Guide to the Lakes

£9.99

William Wordsworth, Saeko Yoshikawa

9780198848097
Paperback
24 November 2022

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Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes gives a first-hand account of his feelings about the unique countryside that was the source of his inspiration. He addresses concerns that are relevant today, such as how the growing number of visitors, and the money they might bring, would affect such a small and vulnerable landscape.

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How Romantics and Victorians Organized Information: Commonplace Books, Scrapbooks, and Albums

£18.99

Jillian M. Hess

9780192896070
Paperback
04 August 2022

Oxford Textual Perspectives

This volume studies an important manuscript form of nineteenth-century England: the commonplace book and its descendent, the scrapbook. It explores the tradition of managing information in nineteenth-century England and excavates notes and drafts of the most important works in Romantic and Victorian literature.

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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: Written by Himself

£9.99

Frederick Douglass, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Andrew Taylor

9780198835325
Paperback
28 July 2022

Oxford World's Classics

In his final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written By Himself, Frederick Douglass shares the stories of his 'several lives in one.' He does powerful justice to his lives lived in U.S. slavery, in the fight for abolition, and in the 'conflict and battle' of the Civil War.

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The Origins of Science Fiction

£16.99

Michael Newton

9780198853619
Hardback
01 April 2022

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

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Mary Shelley: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Charlotte Gordon

9780198869191
Paperback
24 March 2022

Very Short Introductions

Famous for her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley was also infamous in her own time for breaking social and literary conventions, and taking a political and philosophical stance advocating for the rights of women. Charlotte Gordon explores the context and key themes in the life and work of this courageous, complicated, and accomplished woman.

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Emma

Fifth Edition

£4.99

Jane Austen, John Mullan

9780198837756
Paperback
03 March 2022

Oxford World's Classics

Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest and most representative novel. The story of Emma Woodhouse's matchmaking, and her awakening to the true feelings of others as well as herself, is told with consummate wit and humour.

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Through the Looking-Glass

£5.99

Lewis Carroll, Zoe Jaques

9780198861508
Paperback
24 February 2022

Oxford World's Classics

Originally published in 1871, Alice Through the Looking-Glass describes Alice's further adventures. A masterpiece of carefree nonsense for children which embodies layers of satire, mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes.

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Jane Austen: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Tom Keymer

9780198725954
Paperback
27 January 2022

Very Short Introductions

Jane Austen is one of the most widely-read novelists in the English language, and one of very few pre-Victorian writers to have a large popular following. This book situates Austen in the literary and historical context of her time, and combines critical introductions to each of her six major novels with the exploration of key themes of her work.

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The Uncommercial Traveller

£9.99

Charles Dickens, Daniel Tyler

9780199686667
Paperback
25 November 2021

Oxford World's Classics

In this series of sketches Dickens brings the city of London and its inhabitants vividly to life. His travels take him to the workhouse, the theatre, and further afield to the Liverpool docks and the Paris morgue. Combining autobiography with reportage, the book showcases Dickens's characteristic wit, humour, and social concerns.

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The Marquise de Gange

£8.99

The Marquis de Sade, Will McMorran

9780198848288
Paperback
08 October 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Loosely based on one of the most notorious crimes of the seventeenth century, The Marquise de Gange by The Marquis de Sade is a neglected classic. Although a departure from his earlier pornographic and libertine works, the novel reads with the same subversive tension of an author plotting against virtue in his distress.

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The Assommoir

Second Edition

£8.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Robert Lethbridge

9780198828563
Paperback
30 September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The seventh novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle, The Assommoir is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris.

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Lark Rise to Candleford

£9.99

Flora Thompson, Phillip Mallett

9780198796695
Paperback
30 September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Flora Thompson's classic evocation of a vanished world of agricultural customs and rural culture is reissued in a handsome hardback edition including the original wood-engravings by Julie Neild and a new introduction that looks at the background to the trilogy and its enduring popularity.

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Henry James: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Susan L. Mizruchi

9780190944384
Paperback
24 June 2021

Very Short Introductions

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Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon: Unfinished Fictions and Other Writings

£6.99

Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland

9780198835899
Paperback
24 June 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The unfinished fictions collected here are the novels and other writing that Jane Austen did not publish, including works such as Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon.

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