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The Odyssey

£7.99

Homer, Anthony Verity, William Allan

9780198736479
Paperback
February 2018

Oxford World's Classics

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 Scarlet Pimpernel OWC P

£9.99

Emma Orczy, Nicholas Daly

9780198791225
Paperback
January 2018

Oxford World's Classics

Set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who transforms into a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist- the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Swann in Love

£8.99

Marcel Proust, Brian Nelson, Adam Watt

9780198744894
Paperback
November 2017

Oxford World's Classics

Swann in Love is the story of Charles Swann and his infatuation with Odette de Crécy and the revealing psychological turmoil his relations with her involves. A study in jealousy and the indirections of desire; it is here that Proust first works through his devastating theory of love.

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A Love Story

£8.99

Émile Zola, Helen Constantine, Brian Nelson

9780198728641
Paperback
October 2017

Oxford World's Classics

A fascinating study in sexual psychology and sexual politics, the novel focuses on Hélène Grandjean, a widow, and her shifting emotional states. This is the eighth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, and the first modern translation for more than fifty years.

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The Masnavi. Book Four

£9.99

Jalal al-Din Rumi, Jawid Mojaddedi

9780198783435
Paperback
September 2017

Oxford World's Classics

Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Four is with the mystical knowledge of the spiritual guide.

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The War of the Worlds

£6.99

H. G. Wells, Darryl Jones

9780198702641
Paperback
August 2017

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In The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells invented the myth of invasion from outer space. Martians land near London, conquering all before them, and ruin the metropolis; the fate of civilization and even of the human race remains in doubt until the very last.

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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Second Edition

£5.99

George Eliot, Juliette Atkinson

9780198724643
Paperback
July 2017

Oxford World's Classics

Falsely accused, cut off from his past, Silas the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage.

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The Sin of Abbé Mouret

£8.99

Émile Zola, Valerie Minogue

9780198736639
Paperback
May 2017

Oxford World's Classics

The Sin of Abbé Mouret is the fifth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It follows Serge Mouret, a young priest, aspiring to perfect purity and sanctity. An illness leaves him with amnesia, and no longer knowing he is a priest, he falls in love with his nurse. Together they roam an Eden-like garden called the 'Paradou'.

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The Italian

Third Edition

£9.99

Ann Radcliffe, Nick Groom

9780198704430
Paperback
March 2017

Oxford World's Classics

The Italian (1797) is a gripping tale of love and betrayal, abduction and assassination, and incarceration by the Inquisition. Radcliffe's last and most unnerving novel exemplifies her definition of 'terror' writing, combining Romantic and Gothic elements and influencing countless later writers.

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The Jewish War

£10.99

Josephus, Martin Hammond, Martin Goodman

9780199646029
Paperback
February 2017

Oxford World's Classics

In AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a 6 month siege, the world-famous temple burnt to the ground. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination beginning in AD 66 with high hopes and early success, but soon became mired in factional conflict, at its most extreme within Jerusalem itself.

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On Life and Death

£9.99

Cicero, John Davie, Miriam T. Griffin

9780199644148
Paperback
February 2017

Oxford World's Classics

Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. These three dialogues here are among the most accessible of Cicero's philosophical works.

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Sybil: or The Two Nations

Second Edition

£10.99

Benjamin Disraeli, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780198759898
Paperback
February 2017

Oxford World's Classics

Disraeli vividly depicts the appalling conditions of the poor-their pitiful wages, their miserably overcrowded tenements, and their exploitation by the new breed of powerful industrialists-as an indirect plea for social and political reform and for the fulfilment of his dream of a new, more democratic England.

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

£6.99

H. G. Wells, Darryl Jones

9780198702665
Paperback
February 2017

Oxford World's Classics

The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.

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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

£6.99

H. G. Wells, Matthew Beaumont

9780198702672
Paperback
January 2017

Oxford World's Classics

One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.

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The First Men in the Moon

£8.99

H. G. Wells, Simon J. James

9780198705048
Paperback
January 2017

Oxford World's Classics

At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. The First Men in the Moon is an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain

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The Time Machine

£5.99

H. G. Wells, Roger Luckhurst

9780198707516
Paperback
January 2017

Oxford World's Classics

The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

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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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Gothic Tales

£16.99

Arthur Conan Doyle, Darryl Jones

9780198734291
Hardback
October 2016

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

This collection brings together 33 of Conan Doyle's best Gothic Tales. Jones's introduction discusses the contradictions in Conan Doyle's public life - as a doctor who became obsessed with the spirit world, or a British imperialist drawn to support Irish Home Rule, showing the ways in which these found articulation in the Gothic.

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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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