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The House Of The Spirits (Vintage Classics) (by Isabel Allende)

Vintage Classics (07 Jul, 2011)

As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner Esteban Trueba. Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three gene ...

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Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)

Canongate Books Ltd (17 May, 2003)

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan . . . . and a 450 pound Royal Bengal Tiger.

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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (by Evelyn Waugh)

Penguin Classics (28 Aug, 2003)

The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, it looks back on the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege which they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular Sebastian's remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to r ...

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Marvellous Land of Oz (Dover Children's Classics) (by L. Frank Baum)

Dover Publications Inc. (28 Mar, 2003)

This sequel to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz tells of the adventures of Tip, a young boy, and his friend Jack Pumpkinhead.

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The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics) (by Geoffrey Chaucer)

Penguin Classics (30 Jan, 2003)

BANTER, LUST, DRUNKENNESS, RIVALRY and the JOURNEY of a LIFETIME. A group of travellers are going to Canterbury, and have agreed to a storytelling competition. As they make their way on the road , they drink, laugh, flirt and try to outdo each other with their tales – of love and lust, tricksters and traitors, heroes and villains, betrayal and murder. Here are the best stories ever told, retold for ...

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The Sign of Four (Broadview Editions) (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Broadview Press Ltd (15 Jun, 2010)

Mary Morstan comes to Holmes in the hope that he will be able to solve a mystery. Ten years earlier her father, Captain Arthur Morstan, had returned to London on leave from his regiment in India where it is said that he and one Thadeus Sholto, "came into possession of a considerable treasure." By the time his daughter arrived at his hotel, he had vanished without a trace.

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The Time Machine (Penguin Classics) (by H.G. Wells, Marina Warner, Patrick Parrinder, Steven McLean)

Penguin Classics (31 Mar, 2005)

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.

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Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics) (by Jerome K. Jerome)

Penguin Classics (25 Jan, 2007)

J and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J's small fox-terrier Montmorency.

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Of Human Bondage (Vintage classics) (by William Somerset Maugham)

Vintage Classics (01 May, 2008)

This, all 700 pages of it, is the first and most autobiographical(?) of Maugham's masterpieces(?). It is also the first book by this author which I have read. I was not impressed! It tells the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor, before be ...

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Narziss and Goldmund (Penguin Modern Classics) (by Hermann Hesse)

Penguin Books Ltd (25 Mar, 1971)

Narziss is a teacher at Mariabronn, a monastery in medieval Germany. Brilliant and severe, he feels that Goldmund, his favourite pupil, will never be a scholar nor a monk. So Narziss helps Goldmund realize that they must each fulfil themselves in different ways; Narziss retiring from the world into a patterned order of prayer and philosophy while Goldmund quits the cloisters to plunge into a sea of blo ...

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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (by Evelyn Waugh)

Penguin Classics (30 Mar, 2000)

Tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.

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Death of a Hero (by Richard Aldington)

The Hogarth Press Ltd (30 Nov, -0001)

Against the background of trench war in France, this is the story of a man and two the women who share his life. They are not conventional people – could Aldington ever write about the conventional? - a man who shares his wife with another man and a mistress who shares him with others. Death of a Hero shocked people by its advanced views when it was first published, and even today it still has the capa ...

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