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An unforgettably powerful tragedy, Thomas Hardys Tess of the DUrbervilles is one of the great classics of the late nineteenth century.Tess Durbeyfield’s father forcibly sends her off to work for the wealthy D’Urberville family, hoping to alleviate their poverty and perhaps secure her a marriage to the cruel and manipulative Alec D’Urberville. His terrible assault upon her, and the subsequent child, form the terrible heart of Tess’s tragic life – as family, love and future are taken away from her by the repressive mores of Victorian society.
Set in Hardy\'s Wesscx, Tess of the d\'Urbervilles is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards. Its challenging sub-title, A Pure Woman, infuriated critics when the book was first published in 1891, and it was condemned as immoral and pessimistic.
It tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d\'Llrberville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy.
It explores Tess\'s relationships with two very different men, her struggles against the social mores of the rural Victorian world which she inhabits and the hypocrisy of the age. In addressing the double standards of the time, Hardy\'s masterly evocation of a.
When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D apos;Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her..
A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West.
A pretty young girl has to leave home to make money for her family. She is clever and a good worker; but she is uneducated and does not know the cruel ways of the world.
So, when a rich young man says he loves her, she is careful – but not careful enough. He is persuasive, and she is overwhelmed.
It is not her fault, but the world says it is. Her young life is already stained by men\'s desires, and by death.
When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D\'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her \'cousin\' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.
Hardy watches over Tess like a stricken victim. He is as tender to Tess as Tess is to the world.
Tender and helpless - Irving Howe Into his story of a simple but beautiful country girl\'s seduction by another man which causes her husband to leave her on their wedding night and thereby precipitates a course of events that ends in murder, Hardy wove a luminous tenderness and longing. \'1 have never been able to put on paper all that she is, or was to me,\' he said.
In defying convention and making a milkmaid the subject of tragedy, Hardy gave rein to his feeling for landscape and rural life - its harshness, seasonal rhythms and reminders of death and resurrection - and endows them with a brooding symbolism and visionary beauty. Издание полностью на английском.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHTTess Baron knew she was in trouble the second she laid eyes on the mysterious – and oh-so-sexy – stranger. Why had Nick Trejo suddenly appeared, asking her for a private meeting? And what was it about Nick that made Tess long to be in his arms… ?Nick was on a quest to discover his family\'s fortune, and he wasn\'t going to let some beautiful heiress stand in his way – even if he was falling in love with her. Or could the treasure he\'d been searching for his entire life be less precious than the treasure he\'d just found – Tess\'s love?The Barons of Texas: Meet the Baron sisters – Tess, Jill and Kit. Inheriting the family fortune is easy. But what about falling in love?
Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich relatives , the D\'Urbervilles. Her encounter with her manipulative cousin, Alec, leads her onto a path that is beset with suffering and betrayal.
When she falls in love with another man, Angel Clare, Tess sees a potential escape from her past, but only if she can tell him her shameful secret.
An unforgettably powerful tragedy, Thomas Hardy\'s Tess of the D\'Urbervilles is one of the great classics of the late nineteenth century. This edition features illustrations by Sir Hubert von Herkomer and Joseph Syddall, and an afterword by Philip Mallett, editor of the Thomas Hardy Journal.
Tess Durbeyfield\'s father forcibly sends her off to work for the wealthy D\'Urberville family, hoping to alleviate their poverty and perhaps secure her a marriage to the cruel and manipulative Alec D\'Urberville. His terrible assault upon her, and the subsequent child, form the terrible heart of Tess\'s tragic life - as family, love and future are taken away from her by the repressive mores of Victorian society.
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Томас Харди - крупнейший английский писатель и поэт поздневикторианской эпохи. Тэсс из рода д\'Эрбервиллей - один из самых известных романов автора, который до сих пор влюбляет в себя читателей по всему миру.
Нищая представительница древнего рыцарского рода обречена быть содержанкой, но готова бросить дерзкий вызов судьбе. Сумеет ли главная героиня сохранить искренность и любовь в своём сердце?.
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История американской и мировой литературы невозможна без упоминания имени Фрэнсиса Скотта Фицджеральда; его произведения признаны мировой классикой. В романах автора нашел свое отражение так называемый век джаза - период в истории Америки с момента окончания Первой мировой войны и до начала Великой депрессии 30-х годов. В данную книгу вошли три произведения Фицджеральда: Загадочная история Бенджамина Баттона , Хрустальная чаша и.
Роман Маленькая хозяйка большого дома - это пронзительная история о любовном треугольнике между хозяином ранчо Диком Форрестом, его женой Паолой и другом Ивэном Грэхэмом; классика американской литературы и одно из самых известных произведений писателя Джека Лондона. Текст адаптирован для продолжающих изучать английский язык (уровень 3 - Intermediate) и сопровождается комментариями, упражнениями и словарем.
Профессор Пьер Аронакс отправляется в экспедицию, целью которой является поимка чудовища, постоянно терроризирующего простые корабли. Чудовищем оказывается подводная лодка Наутилус под управлением загадочного капитана Немо.
На борту Наутилуса профессору выпадает уникальный шанс исследовать множество чудес, скрытых в глубинах мирового океана. Для удобства читателя книга содержит комментарии и краткий словарь.
В своём романе, написанном в 1922 году, Джеймс Оливер Кервуд продолжает лучшие традиции американской приключенческой литературы. Главный герой - мужественный и честный человек, Роджер Маккей, - встав на защиту индейцев, был вынужден нарушить закон.
Скрываясь от полиции Канады, он поселяется в глухом уголке страны, где встречает свою любовь. Однако преследования стражей порядка заставляют влюблённых расстаться.
Маккей и его верный пёс.
Издание полностью на английском языке.
Оскар Уайльд - английский философ, писатель, поэт и один из самых известных драматургов XIX века. В данный сборник вошли трогательные и нежные сказки автора о доброте и самопожертвовании, которые продолжают покорять сердца людей во всём мире.
Счастливый принц , один из наиболее красивых, грустных и глубоких рассказов повествующий историю о прекрасной статуе и маленькой ласточке. Эта сказка обязательно оставит неизгладимый след в.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set largely in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. In Black Heart and White Heart, Henry Rider Haggard mounts once more those trusty steeds of his, the nobility of the savage and the rascality of the civilized white. He rides, too, with all his old dexterity, and the story concerning Zulus, witches, battles, sacrifices, and traitors.
Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 -1927) was an English writer and humourist. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow is a collection of humorous and entertaining essays. These are his idle and amusing thoughts on all aspects of life, from love to poverty, vanity to ambition, babies to cats and dogs.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. The Maracot Deep is an amazing fantasy-fiction novel about Professor Maracot and his team of explorers discovering a sunken city of Atlantis. There, scientists are trying to study the culture and life of the inhabitants of the depths, incidentally encountering unimaginable dangers.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was internationally famous as the author of novels based on \'extraordinary voyages.\' His visionary use of new travel technologies inspired his readers to look to the industrial future rather than the remote past for their dreams of adventure.
The popularity of his novels led directly to modern science fiction. In From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, Jules Verne turned the ancient fantasy of space flight into a believable technological possibility - an engineering dream for the industrial age.
Directly inspired by Verne\'s story, enthusiasts worked successfully at overcoming the practical difficulties, and within a century, human beings did indeed fly to the Moon. Curiously, however, Verne is unlikely to have thought it possible that a manned projectile.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. His most famous works are Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. The Rajah\'s Diamond is a collection of four wonderful short stories: Story of the Bandbox, Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders, Story of the House with the Green Blinds, and The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. As the title suggests, this book serves as the collection of two entertaining short stories written by one of the most famous authors of the nineteenth century: The Bravoes of Market Drayton and The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley.
William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer.
His wit and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics. Collected Short Stones includes two famous stories by O.
Henry: Waifs and Strays and The Ransom of Red Chief - a short story that follows two men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a wealthy Alabamian\'s son; eventually, the men are driven crazy by the boy\'s spoiled and hyperactive behavior.
Millenia ago, the Old Ones ruled our planet. Since that time, they have but slumbered.
But when a massive sea tremor brings the ancient stone city of R\'lyeh to the surface once more, the Old Ones awaken at last… The Whisperer in Darkness brings together the original Cthulhu Mythos stories of the legendary horror writer H.P.
Lovecraft. Included in this volume are several early tales, along with the classics \'The Call of Cthulhu\', \'The Dunwich Horror\' and \'At the Mountains of Madness\'.
Arm yourself with a copy of Abdul Alhazred\'s fabled Necronomican and prepare to face terrors beyond the wildest imaginings of all, save H.P.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. Tales of the Ring is a collection of brilliant short stories, united by the theme of boxing, so beloved by the author.
They were the literary phenomenon of their time: The Waverly novels, 48 volumes set in fanciful re-creations of the Scottish Higlilands (and other lauds) of centuries past, published between 1814 and 1831 and devoured by a reading public hungry for these sweeping, interconnected melodramas. The series popularized historical fiction, though they\'re also abundant in astute political and social commentary.
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Children of the Frost is an amazing collection of stories like In the Forests of the North , The Law of Life , Nam-Bok the Unveracious , and The Master of Mystery .
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. His most famous works are Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. Island Nights\' Entertainments is a collection of three wonderful short stories: The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, and The Isle of Voices.
Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 -1927) was an English writer and humourist. A charming story in which fiction is intertwined with autobiographical motifs, and humor goes side by side with delicate lyricism. How true to an English gentleman, burdened not only with self-esteem, but also with three teenage children, settle in a country house? Is it easy to turn a modest building into a historical landmark? On these and many other questions you will find the most unexpected and amusing answers in a novel They and I .
Гилберт Кит Честертон - один из классиков английской литературы XX века, известный своими яркими персонажами, тонким юмором и необычными сюжетами. Человек, который был Четвергом - это сатирическая притча о вечном противостоянии анархистов и сторонников порядка, двух половинок человеческой сущности. Роман содержит в себе философскую составляющую, облачённую в сюрреалистическую обложку абсурда, а читатель до самого конца не.
The Great Gatsby (1925) follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan and explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess.
История о гениальном учёном Викторе Франкенштейне и его ожившем Чудовище известна всему миру. Этот роман, написанный в 1818 году, стал классикой фантастической литературы, а монстр Франкенштейна - одним из самых культовых персонажей фильмов ужасов наравне с Дракулой. Узнайте о тайнах появления на свет бесконечно одинокого существа, и все секреты мрачной лаборатории гениального учёного откроются Вам на страницах этой книги! Читайте.
Regarded by many as a masterpiece. The Call of Cthulhu is among H.
P. Lovecraft\'s most famous works.
Recounting the mystery of the cult of Cthulhu, it conjures up a dark and fascinating world. The Cthulhu Mythos has since become a study of its own for those who have delighted in Lovecraft\'s writing, captivated by the weird horror and dark fantasy of which he was a master.
In addition to The Call of Cthulhu, this collection of stories also includes others that made either direct or indirect reference to Cthulhu: Dagon, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness and The Haunter of the Dark.
Уильям Шекспир - один из самых значимых и таинственных писателей г мировой литературе, бесспорный мастер драматургии. Его произведения до сих пор ставят на театральных сценах во всех уголках планеты, его герои вдохновляют, поражают и влюбляют в себя миллионы людей.
Трагическая история о Гамлете, Принце Датском , или просто Гамлет , - одно из самых известных произведений Шекспира, которое продолжают цитировать до сих пор. Трогательная.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. A Set of Six contains six stories including Gas par Ruiz, an enthralling novel of inspirational rise from obscurity to light and The Duel, both satiric and deeply sad tale about two officers in Napoleon\'s Grand Army who, under a futile pretext, fought an on-going series of duels throughout the Napoleonic Wars.
Доводы рассудка - произведение, которое известная английская писательница Джейн Остин успела завершить за два месяца до своей кончины, один из самых тонких, психологически точных и достоверных романов. Ничуть не сентиментальный, но очень чувственный; ни капельки не саркастичный, но иронично-насмешливый; не многословный, но удивительно поэтичный. Потрясающая наивная и трогательная история чистой любви оставит след в душе каждого.
Вирджиния Вулф - легендарная британская писательница первой половины XX века. Её прозу отличает изысканный язык, яркие персонажи и трогательные сюжеты.
Миссис Дэллоуэй - один из известных романов, в котором царит атмосфера прозрачности июньского дня, очарования молочного рассвета над полями. Это запах роз, шиповника, городских улиц, ночного воздуха.
Цвет тонких кружев, новых кожаных перчаток, лёгкого утреннего тумана. В одном дне.
Goethe\'s Faust is a classic of European literature. Based on the fable of the man who traded his soul for superhuman powers and knowledge, it became the life\'s work of Germany\'s greatest poet.
Beginning with an intriguing wager between God and Satan, it charts the life of a deeply flawed individual, his struggle against the nihilism of his diabolical companion Mephistopheles. Part One presents Faust\'s pact with the Devil and the harrowing tragedy of his love affair with the young Gretchen.
Part Two shows Faust\'s experience in the world of public affairs, including his encounter with Helen of Troy, the emblem of classical beauty and culture. The whole is a symbolic and panoramic commentary on the human condition and on modern European history and civilisation.
This new translation of.
Bleak House opens in the twilight of foggy London, where fog grips the city most densely in the Court of Chancery. The obscure case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, in which an inheritance is gradually devoured by legal costs, the romance of Esther Summerson and the secrets of her origin, the sleuthing of Detective Inspector Bucket and the fate of Jo the crossing-sweeper, these are some of the lives Dickens invokes to portray London society, rich and poor, as no other novelist has done.
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. The Vicar of Bullhampton is a novel which is made up of three intertwining subplots: the courtship of a young woman by two suitors; a feud between the titular Broad church vicar and a Low church nobleman; and the vicar\'s attempt to rehabilitate a young woman who has gone astray.
An American Tragedy is the story of the corruption and destruction of one man, Clyde Griffiths, who forfeits his life in desperate pursuit of success. The novel represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde\'s tawdry ambitions and seal his fate: It is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American Dream.
The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg.
Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman.
Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Smeagol-Gollum, still obsessed by his \'preciouss\'. After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is still alive - in the hands of the orcs.
And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing. JRR Tolkien\'s.
Money makes the world go round for Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge - and when there isn\'t enough of it, the world just has to spin a bit faster. Ever on the lookout for a quick buck, a solid gold fortune, or at least a plausible little scrounge, the irrepressible Ukridge gives con men a bad name.
Looking like an animated blob of mustard in his bright yellow raincoat, he invests time, passion and energy (but seldom actual cash) in a series of increasingly bizarre money-making schemes. Finance for a dog college? It\'s yours.
Shares in an accident syndicate? Easily arranged. Promoting a kind-hearted heavyweight boxer? A snip.
Poor Corky Corcoran, Ukridge\'s old school chum and confidant, trails through these pages in the ebullient wake of Wodehouse\'s most disreputable but endearing hero.
Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. The Last Tycoon is a magnificent story of doomed love set against the extravagance of America\'s booming film industry.
The studio lot looks like \'thirty acres of fairyland\' the night that a mysterious woman stands and smiles at Monroe Stahr, the last of the great Hollywood princes. Enchanted by one another, they begin a passionate but hopeless love affair.
The romance unfolds, frame by frame, watched by Cecilia, a thoroughly modern girl who has taken her lessons in sentiment and cynicism from all the movies she has seen. The play The Vegetable was a satirical attack on the presidency of Warren Harding.
An ordinary, incompetent man, taunted for his lack of ambition by his family, realises his dream of ruling.
This is an Elementary-level adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles written by the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for the Macmillan Readers Series. On one of their classic detective adventures, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson travel to Dartmoor to investigate the bizarre death of Sir Charles Baskerville.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Belshazzar is a last novel written by Haggard, finished just before his death and published posthumously.
Ramose is the offspring of an Egyptian Pharaoh and a Greek woman. Brought up in a life of luxury he is catapulted into a life of adventure which leads him to the fall of Babylon at the hand of the Persian Empire under Cyrus.
Smith and the Pharaohs is a collection of short stories by Haggard. The title tale concerns a budding Egyptologist who is accidentally locked up one night in the Cairo Museum.
Falling asleep, he dreams that he is put on trial by the ghosts of Egypt\'s pharaohs and queens.
Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The novella The Haunted Hotel is a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death.
The action takes place in an ancient palazzo converted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secret. No Thoroughfare is a stage play produced by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, Walter Wilding, with disastrous consequences in adulthood. After the death of one - now a proprietor of a wine merchant\'s company - the executors, to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir.
Their quest takes them from wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean - across the Alps in.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Romance is a novel written by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. Serafina is captured by Don Balthasar\'s pirates on a Caribbean island, when Jose Armando arrives from Spain to the rescue.
When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social relationship with the mill-owner and self-made his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction. In North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell skillfully fuses individual feeling with social concern, and in Margaret Hale creates one of the most original heroines of Victorian literature.
\'Call me Ishmael.\' So begins Herman Melville\'s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab\'s obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he finds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. More than just a novel of adventure, more than an paean to whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting social commentary, populated by some of the most enduring characters in literature.
Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright. Although he was an advocate and legal administrator by profession, Scott is most famous for his great literary works and activities in the Royal Highland Society. The Antiquary is one of the most critically acclaimed poems of the time, and one of the author\'s most favorite of his works. Set in Scotland during the times of the wars with revolutionary France, it tells the story of several characters like the antiquary Jonathan Oldbuck, mysterious friend William Lovel, whose true identity slowly unveils the secrets and lies of haunted by the guilt Earl of Glenallan.
Jane Austen is one of the most enduring and skilled English novelists. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen\'s witty comedy of manners is one of the popular novels of all time that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
\'Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?\' \'Certainly one does. I am all for it.
\' Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from \'the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness\' (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker\'s dozen of P. G.
Wodehouse\'s finest short stories.
Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others.
But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.
With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen\'s most flawless work.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels.
A Study in Scarlet marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become two of the most famous characters in popular fiction.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature\'s greatest detective team - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. His A Tale of Two Cities is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette.
From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror.
Wives and Daughters is far more than a nostalgic evocation of village life; it offers an ironic critique of mid-Victorian society. \'No nineteenth-century novel contains a more devastating rejection than this of the Victorian male assumption of moral authority\', writes Pam Morris in her introduction to this new edition, in which she explores the novel\'s main themes - the role of women, Darwinism and the concept of Englishness - and its literary and social context.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Wing-and-Wing; Or, Le Fcu-Follet is a classic story of love and sea warfare from one of America\'s greatest novelists. Originally published in 1846, it is a captivating novel of seafaring adventure, romance, and Napoleonic history.
This anthology collects together Arthur Conan Doyle\'s finest Sherlock Holmes stories. The drug-addled, anti-social sleuth has become one of the most iconic characters in fiction and the tales collected here will entertain readers today just as much as when they were first published in the late 19th-century. Featuring such classic cases as \'A Scandal in Bohemia\' and \'The Adventure of the Speckled Band\', this provides the perfect introduction to the world\'s favourite detective.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay is a historical novel by Cooper. The novel is set in 15th century Europe, and follows the preparations and expedition of Christopher Columbus westward to the new world.