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Three plays (Ghosts, The Warriors at Helgeland, An Enemy of the People) in one binding. Translated into English from the original Norwegian with an introduction and notes leading.
Russia's literary world is shaken to its foundations when a mysterious gentleman - a professor of black magic - arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a bizarre retinue of servants
Part of "The New Penguin Shakespeare" series, this text looks at "Romeo and Juliet" with an introduction, a list of further reading, commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play
In this brilliant adaptation of a novel by the 19th century Greek author Emmanuel Royidis, Lawrence Durrell traces the remarkable history of a young woman who travelled across Europe in the ninth century disguised as a monk, acquired great learning,...
AD 69, the year following Nero's suicide and marking the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome, was one of the most dramatic and dangerous in the city's history
'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it. ' So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life
In a novel full of poetry and mysterious settings, Hardy unfolds the story of his beautiful, suffering Tess with unforgettable tenderness and intensity.
Joanna Bannerman, capricious, selfish and warm hearted, passionately seeks life and 'loveliness'
Jane Austen is a mystery. The first incontrovertibly great woman novelist, she is, among other things, one of the finest prose stylists in literature; the first truly modern writer, the Godmother of chick lit
The White Peacock is a novel by D. H. Lawrence published in 1911. Lawrence started the novel in 1906 and then rewrote it three times. The early versions had the working title of Laetitia
A story of passionate love, travail and final triumph
Episode of Sparrows
'Fair stood the Wind for France is perhaps the finest novel of the war. . . The scenes are exquiitely done and the characters - tenderly and beautifully drawn - are an epitome of all that is best in the youth of the two countries
This story is set at the time of the Napoleonic wars when the South coast was busy with preparations for the threat of invasion. It tells of the efforts of a young dragoon to woo a young maiden and his tragic death on a battlefield in Spain
With an introduction by Michael Irwin. The young Thomas Hardy was working as an architect, but fired with literary ambition, tried for years to get into print
The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, with Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and The Merchant of Venice as its inaugural volumes, presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works
Thackeray's upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer
Dulcie Mainwearing is always helping others, but never looks out for herself - especially in the realm of love