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Cousin Phillis and other stories —Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865.

The heart of this collection is Gaskell's novella Cousin Phillis, which depicts a vanishing way of life and a girl's disappointment in love: deceptively simple, its undercurrent of feeling leaves an indelible impression....

The vicar of Wakefield —Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774, author.

'He loved all mankind; for fortune prevented him from knowing there were rascals.' Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteen...

The woman in white —Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889, author.

Walter Hartright's mysterious midnight encounter with the woman in white draws him into a vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, & international intrigue. In this new edition, John Sutherland examines Collins's contributio...

Père Goriot —Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850, author.

Paris, 1819. Eugene de Rastignac, a young law student, lives at a boarding house. Also residing there is an elderly man known as "Pere" Goriot. Once wealthy, Goriot was has spent most of his fortune on his two daughters,...

The picture of Dorian Gray —Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.

The handsome appearance of dissolute, young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses.

Ivanhoe —Scott, Walter, 1771-1832.

Banished from England for seeking to marry against his father's wishes, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion Heart on a crusade in the Holy Land. On his return, his passionate desire is to be reunited with the beautiful but fo...

A clergyman's daughter —Orwell, George, 1903-1950, author.

A Clergyman's Daughter is George Orwell's least well-known, most unappreciated novel. Drawing on his experiences as a hop-picker, teacher, and urban vagrant, it tells the peculiar story of Dorothy Hare, the daughter of t...

Keep the aspidistra flying —Orwell, George, 1903-1950, author.

Disgusted by society's materialism, Gordon Comstock leaves his job in advertising to pursue an ill-fated career as a poet. In his race to the bottom, only Rosemary, his long-suffering girlfriend, challenges Gordon's self...

Women in love —Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.

Sisters Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen pursue thrilling, torrid affairs as well as more mature emotional relationships.

Major works —Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834, author.

Overview: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic, and radical thinker, exerted an enormous influence over contemporaries as varied as Wordsworth, Southey and Lamb. He was also a dedicated reformer, and set out to use his ...

Occasional, critical, and political writing —Joyce, James, 1882-1941.

"James Joyce's non-fictional writings address diverse issues: aesthetics, the functions of the press, censorship, Irish cultural history, England's literature and empire. This collection includes newspaper articles, revi...

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