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The Uncommercial Traveller

£9.99

Charles Dickens, Daniel Tyler

9780199686667
Paperback
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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Antigone and other Tragedies: Antigone, Deianeira, Electra

£4.99

Sophocles, Oliver Taplin

9780192806864
Paperback
October 2021

Oxford World's Classics

These original and distinctive verse translations convey the vitality of Sophocles' poetry and the vigour of the plays in performance, doing justice to both the sound of the poetry and the theatricality of the tragedies.

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The Marquise de Gange

£8.99

The Marquis de Sade, Will McMorran

9780198848288
Paperback
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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Lark Rise to Candleford

£9.99

Flora Thompson, Phillip Mallett

9780198796695
Paperback
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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The Assommoir

Second Edition

£8.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Robert Lethbridge

9780198828563
Paperback
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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Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, and Caesar and Cleopatra

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Lawrence Switzky

9780198800712
Paperback
September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra are some of Shaw's most popular and frequently performed works. They demonstrate the development of Shavian comedy and contain early formulations of his idea of the Superman, an extraordinary individual who catalyzes the evolution of mankind.

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Mrs Warren's Profession, Candida, and You Never Can Tell

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Sos Eltis

9780198803836
Paperback
September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Mrs Warren's Profession, Candida, and You Never Can Tell are plays which give a clear sense of the range of Shaw's first forays into playwriting. Together they showcase his early negotiations between his political and social concerns and the constraints and possibilities of the British stage at the fin de siècle.

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The Song of Roland and Other Poems of Charlemagne

£8.99

Simon Gaunt, Karen Pratt

9780199655540
Paperback
November 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Song of Roland offers fascinating insights into medieval ideas about heroism, manhood, religion, race, & nationhood which were foundational for modern European culture. It is the oldest known surviving major work of French literature based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne.

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The Odyssey

£16.99

Homer, Anthony Verity, William Allan

9780199669103
Hardback
October 2016

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers.

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The Classic Horror Stories

£8.99

H. P. Lovecraft, Roger Luckhurst

9780198759492
Paperback
October 2016

Oxford World's Classics

H. P. Lovecraft is a major writer of horror stories, in the genre of 'weird fiction'. This new edition brings together his core 'classic' fictions with a full contextual introduction, offering a balanced assessment of an influential cult author whose tales of metaphysical horror create a profound sense of dread and unease.

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The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

£30.00

Gary Taylor, Trish Thomas Henley

9780198703488
Paperback
September 2016

Oxford Handbooks

The 36 new essays in the Handbook discuss Middleton's comedies, tragedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry through a range of critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, and performance studies. Reinterpretations of canonical plays like The Changeling mingle with explorations of recently-identified works.

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New Grub Street

Second Edition

£9.99

George Gissing, Katherine Mullin

9780198729181
Paperback
September 2016

Oxford World's Classics

New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century.

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Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

£9.99

John Locke, Mark Goldie

9780198732440
Paperback
June 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Locke's Second Treatise is a classic of political philosophy. It helped entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and consent as guiding principles for modern Western democracy. His Letter calls for religious tolerance and separation of church and state. This edition offers an essential guide to these two foundational works.

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Victorian Fairy Tales

£8.99

Michael Newton

9780198737599
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

This anthology brings together 14 of the best Victorian fairy tales, by major period writers as well as specialists in the genre, to show the vibrancy of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. From whimsy to satire, the stories reveal the preoccupations of the age and celebrate the value of the imagination.

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An Autobiography: and Other Writings

Second Edition

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780199675296
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. This edition shows how he exaggerated to create his compelling narrative, and includes other writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

£9.99

Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Vilain

9780199646036
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

A landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel, the Notebooks is the story of a young Danish aristocrat , told in a series of notes that explore Malte's life in Paris, childhood memories and reflections in highly crafted poetic prose. A radical departure from literary realism, it is an archetypal confrontation with the modern.

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Anna Karenina

£8.99

Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett

9780198748847
Paperback
April 2016

Oxford World's Classics

One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the story of a beautiful woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties. This major new translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful.

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Earth

£10.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Julie Rose

9780199677870
Paperback
April 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's blend of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world.

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Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies: Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus

£8.99

Sophocles, Oliver Taplin

9780192806857
Paperback
March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.

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Sentimental Education

£10.99

Gustave Flaubert, Helen Constantine, Patrick Coleman

9780199686636
Paperback
March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frédéric Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but he is caught up in the revolution of 1848 and the attractions of three other women. Flaubert's portrait of an idealist in a disenchanted world influenced later modernists, and is here newly translated.

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