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Moll Flanders (Wordsworth Classics) (by Daniel Defoe)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (07 Oct, 1993)

This is an extraordinary characterisation of a tough-minded woman making difficult and often flawed choices as she moves through a rags to riches story. The little prior opinion, which I had of this book, was that it would have been the precursor of Lady Chatterly's Lover! However, having devoted the last 12 months or so to reading “Classic” books I can confirm that, like other books from that period t ...

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Vanity Fair (Penguin English Library) (by William Makepeace Thackeray)

Penguin Classics (26 Jul, 2012)

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Treasure Island (Penguin Classics) (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Penguin Classics (25 May, 2000)

Jim Hawkins gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself.

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I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics) (by Dodie Smith)

Vintage Classics (06 Mar, 2008)

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father ...

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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (by George Orwell)

Penguin (03 Jul, 2008)

Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has been recognized as a classic of modern political satire. Fuelled by Orwell's intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing--both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works.

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Mr. Standfast (Wordsworth Classics) (by John Buchan)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (05 Jan, 2008)

When Richard Hannay, the hero of The Thirty-nine Steps, is recalled by the Head of British Intelligence from the Western Front at a critical moment in the battle for France, he has little idea that his contribution to the war effort will be much more crucial than the command of his Brigade in Flanders. In his strange odyssey to unravel the most sinister of conspiracies to defeat the allies in the West he tr ...

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Barchester Towers (Penguin Classics) (by Anthony Trollope)

Penguin Books (24 Nov, 1983)

Barchester Towers is the story of the church war that takes place between Mrs. Proudie, the wife of Barsetshire's newly installed bishop, and Mr. Slope, the sly, scheming chaplain. In the traditional society of Barsetshire, Dr. Grantly, who has hoped to succeed his father as bishop, must suffer the indignity of seeing the post go to the “Low Church” Dr. Proudie at the instigation of the new Whig gove ...

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Gone with the Wind (by Margaret Mitchell)

Pan Books (20 Sep, 1991)

Set against the dramatic background of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a Nation mortally divided and people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.

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Little Women (by Louisa Alcott)

Penguin Classics (02 Jul, 2007)

Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four 'little women' enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The charming story of the March sisters, "Little Women" has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's de ...

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The Jungle Book - The Original Classic Edition (by Rudyard Kipling)

tebbo (14 Nov, 2011)

Mowgli is found in the jungle by wolves, who bring him up as one of their own. The jungle is no easy place to live for a man-cub, and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger - will he escape from his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And can he get the better of the evil tiger, Shere Khan?

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Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics) (by Kingsley Amis)

Penguin Classics (25 May, 2000)

Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain's new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons. As long as Jim can survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch's, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the girlfriend of Welch's awful son Bertrand.

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The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics) (by John Wyndham)

Penguin Classics (22 Feb, 2001)

When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else has been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - venomous plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day.

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