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The Origins of Science Fiction

£8.99

Michael Newton

9780198853626
Paperback
February 2024

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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Jacob's Room

Second Edition

£7.99

Virgina Woolf, Urmila Seshagiri

9780192857392
Paperback
July 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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Emma

Fifth Edition

£4.99

Jane Austen, John Mullan

9780198837756
Paperback
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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Elegies of Chu

£12.99

Nicholas Williams

9780198818311
Paperback
February 2022

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This anthology, Elegies of Chu, will provide readers with an understanding of Chinese literature, examining its evolution from free-spirited, mythico-religious songs to the more formal, polished style of the Han court.

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The Alexandra of Lykophron

£8.99

Lykophron, Simon Hornblower

9780198863342
Paperback
February 2022

The Alexandra, attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece. At 1474 lines, it is one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the Hellenistic period.

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Estate Management and Symposium

£8.99

Xenophon, Emily Baragwanath, Anthony Verity

9780198823513
Paperback
February 2022

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Xenophon recounted several Socratic dialogues which included his Symposium and Oeconomicus and both are concerned with Athenian private life. They are literary creations that reveal Xenophon as a skilled literary artist, an innovative thinker, and far from merely reflecting the conventional thinking of the world around him.

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Alice through the Looking Glass

£5.99

Lewis Carroll, Zoe Jaques

9780198861508
Paperback
December 2021

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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Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction

Second Edition

£6.99

Virginia Woolf, Bryony Randall, David Bradshaw

9780198838135
Paperback
November 2021

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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Confessions of a Thug

£10.99

Philip Meadows Taylor, Kim A. Wagner

9780198854647
Paperback
November 2021

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 Uncommercial Traveller

£9.99

Charles Dickens, Daniel Tyler

9780199686667
Paperback
November 2021

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 Origins of Science Fiction

£16.99

Michael Newton

9780198853619
Hardback
October 2021

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

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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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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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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The Marquise de Gange

£8.99

The Marquis de Sade, Will McMorran

9780198848288
Paperback
September 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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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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Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara

£8.99

George Bernard Shaw, Brad Kent

9780198828853
Paperback
August 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre.

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The Apple Cart, Too True to Be Good, On the Rocks, and The Millionairess

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Matthew Yde

9780198809944
Paperback
July 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The Apple Cart, Too True to Be Good, On the Rocks, and The Millionairess is a collection of four of George Bernard Shaw's most interesting plays. They stretch from 1929 to 1935 and coincide with the Great Depression.

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Major Cultural Essays

£14.99

George Bernard Shaw, David Kornhaber

9780198817727
Paperback
June 2021

Oxford World's Classics

George Bernard Shaw's Major Cultural Essays introduces readers to the wealth and diversity of Shaw's cultural writings from across the breadth of his professional life, beginning around 1890 and ending in 1950.

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