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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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The Wendigo and Other Stories

£7.99

Algernon Blackwood, Aaron Worth

9780198848882
Paperback
09 November 2023

Oxford World's Classics

The tales of Algernon Blackwood, in the view of many the greatest weird writer of them all, blur the boundaries between human and nonhuman, living and dead, beckoning the reader into strange borderlands where alien forces lurk.

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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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Specimen Days

£8.99

Walt Whitman, Max Cavitch

9780198861386
Paperback
14 September 2023

Oxford World's Classics

Though well-known to many Whitman scholars, Specimen Days is an underrated 'late' prose work which chronicles the life of one of the world's best loved and most influential poets.

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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

Oxford World's Classics

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 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 Swann Way

£9.99

Marcel Proust, Brian Nelson, Adam Watt

9780198871521
Paperback
14 September 2023

Oxford World's Classics

The Swann Way is the first volume of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (1913-27), one of the most important novels of the twentieth century.

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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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William Blake: Selected Writings

£19.99

Peter Otto

9780192868053
Paperback
16 August 2022

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of William Blake (1757-1827). The edition features a selection of Blake's poetry, illuminated poetry, and prose, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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Thomas De Quincey: Selected Writings

£19.99

Robert Morrison

9780192868046
Paperback
04 August 2022

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859). The edition presents De Quincey's work in all of its rich variety, and offers the most thorough and accurate annotation of De Quincey's major works ever compiled.

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Jacob's Room

Second Edition

£7.99

Virginia Woolf, Urmila Seshagiri

9780192857392
Paperback
09 June 2022

Oxford World's Classics

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war.

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John Ruskin: Selected Writings

£15.99

Richard Lansdown

9780192868022
Paperback
26 May 2022

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of John Ruskin (1819-1900). The edition represents Ruskin's extraordinary literary output, ranging from lectures, essays, and treatises to reviews, correspondence, and critical notes.

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Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction

Second Edition

£6.99

Virginia Woolf, Bryony Randall, David Bradshaw

9780198838135
Paperback
28 April 2022

Oxford World's Classics

Essential to Virginia Woolf's development as a novelist, these short stories are among the most interesting and accomplished fictions she wrote.

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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 Short Story: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Andrew Kahn

9780198754633
Paperback
09 December 2021

Very Short Introductions

Drawing on examples from across the globe and throughout history, Andrew Kahn explores the key characteristics of the short story. He shows how its rise was intertwined with international print culture, and discusses the essential techniques within this thriving literary genre, as well as the ways in which it is constantly innovated, even today.

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James Joyce: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Colin MacCabe

9780192894472
Paperback
28 October 2021

Very Short Introductions

James Joyce was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. This book explores his novels and short stories, and analyses the literary traditions and social factors influencing his distinctive complex style. Interweaving Joyce's life and history with his books, it also shows how Joyce celebrated his own experiences in Dublin.

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