Books

Page 6 of 8, showing 12 records out of 87 total, starting on record 61, ending on 72

The Sign of Four (Penguin Classics) (by Arthur Conan Doyle)

Penguin Classics (28 Apr, 2005)

At first the interruption to the boredom of Sherlock Holmes seems to have little to do with crime. A governess, whose father vanished ten years ago and who has been receiving money each year, now needs an escort to meet her unknown benefactor. But before the night is over, murder has occurred.

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (Wordsworth Classics) (by Mark Twain)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 May, 1992)

Tom Sawyer is a slightly older, and an American equivalent of, Just William. This is the tale of the adventures he, and his companion Huckleberry Finn, get up to. Mostly boyish pranks but the climax of the book comes about when Tom and Huck, when hiding after dark in a graveyard, overhear a murder taking place. The wrong man is convicted and it is up to Tom to overcome his fear of the real culprit and dis ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Thirty-Nine Steps (Wordsworth Classics) (by John Buchan)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (07 Dec, 1993)

Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is pursued by both the police and the ruthless conspirators

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics) (by Jane Austen)

Penguin Books (02 Sep, 2004)

Two sisters of opposing temperaments but who share the pangs of tragic love provide the subjects for Sense and Sensibility. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the epitome of sense; Marianne, emotional and sentimental, the embodiment of sensibility. To each comes the sorrow of unhappy love: Elinor desires a man who is promised to another while Marianne loses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. Their ...

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Ben Hur (Wordsworth Classics) (by Lew Wallace)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 Jan, 1996)

An immediate best-seller on publication, Ben Hur remains a dazzling achievement by any standards. A thoroughly exhilarating tale of betrayal, revenge and salvation, it is the only novel which ranks with Uncle Tom's Cabin as a genuine American folk possession. Wallace writes with a freshness and immediacy that brings every-action-packed scene to life and illuminates the geography, ethnology and customs o ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Oxford Children's Classics (by L. Frank Baum)

OUP Oxford (07 Aug, 2008)

When a cyclone hits Kansas, Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. All alone in this strange world, they wonder how they'll ever get home. With their new friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, they brave many dangers and journey to the Emerald City in search of the Wonderful Wizard to ask him for his help.

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Tin Drum (Vintage Classics) (by Gunter Grass)

Vintage Classics (07 Oct, 2010)

On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life; from the long nightmare of the Nazi era to his anarchic adventures is post-war Germany.

Buy Now See Reviews

1.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Robinson Crusoe (Wordsworth Classics) (by Daniel Defoe)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 May, 1992)

According to the blurb on the cover of my copy of this book, £1.20 at local charity shop, it was first published in 1719 and there have been in excess of 700 editions produced since that time. This works out at just more than 2 editions per year since the first one. There cannot be many of the middle-aged to elderly population who do not have, at least, some idea of the plot of this book. Basically, it ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The African Queen (by C. S. Forester)

Phoenix (01 Nov, 2006)

The African Queen is an old, dirty, ugly, unreliable steamboat - not the kind of boat anyone would take down a dangerous river through the jungles of Central Africa. But Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut do just that. Why do they do it? The First World War has just begun, and Rose has a crazy plan. She and Charlie set off down the river and come close to death many times, but they survive all dangers - except t ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Lady Chatterley's Lover (Wordsworth Classics) (by D.H. Lawrence)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 Aug, 2005)

With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley's Lover is the novel with which D. H. Lawrence is most associated. First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated edition to the gener ...

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Little Women (by Louisa M Alcott)

Penguin Classics (25 Jan, 2007)

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 devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, both parts of which are included here, Louisa May Alcott h ...

Buy Now See Reviews

This book has not yet been reviewed.

 
 

Great Expectations (by Charles Dickens)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 May, 1992)

"Great Expectations" traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dicken's most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham and her beautifu ...

Buy Now See Reviews

This book has not yet been reviewed.

 
 
 
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8