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'Maggie: A Girl of the Streets' & Other Stories (Wordsworth Classics) (Classics Library (NTC))

By: Stephen Crane

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998


Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1998, Book Condition: New, With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. During his tragically short life, Stephen Crane gained fame as a vividly distinctive writer. His stories of evolving American society are unflinchingly realistic and shrewdly ironic. ‘Maggie: A Girl of the Streets’ tells of Maggie’s seduction and downfall into prostitution amid the harsh world of the Bron... View more info

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'Twas the Night before Christmas and Other Christmas Stories (Wordsworth Children's Classics)

By: Clement Moore, Various

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2010


Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 2010, Book Condition: New, A wonderful collection of poems and stories of Christmas Past. View more info

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100 Selected Stories (Wordsworth Classics)

By: O. Henry

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1997


This collection of 100 of O Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the sheer variety of one of America's best and best-loved short story writers The variety of the stories is amazing; O Henry is as at home describing life south of the Rio Grande as he is chronicling the activities and concerns of 'the four million' ordinary citizens who inhabited turn-of-the-century New York. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humour ... View more info

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A Child's Garden of Verses (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1999


Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1999, Book Condition: New, The 64 poems in A Child's Garden of Verses are a masterly evocation of childhood from the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. They are full of delightful irony, wit and the fantasy worlds of childhood imagination, and introduce for the first time the Land of Nod. But they are also touched with a genuine and gentle pathos at times as they recall a world which seems so far away from us now. This edition, which in... View more info

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A Little Princess (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Collection)

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998


Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1998, Book Condition: New, Motherless Sara Crewe was sent home from India to school at Miss Minchin's. Her father was immensely rich and she became show pupil - a little princess. Then her father dies and his wealth disappears, and Sara has to learn to cope with her changed circumstances. Her strong character enables her to fight successfully against her new-found poverty and the scorn of her fellows. View more info

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998


Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex Its lyricism, comedy (both broad and subtle) and magical transformations have long made A Midsummer Night s Dream one of the most popular of Shakespeare's works. The supernatural and the mundane, the illusory and the substantial, are all shimmeringly blended. Love is treated as tragic, poignant, absurd and farcical. 'Lord, what fools these mortals be!', jeers Robin Goo... View more info

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A Study in Scarlet (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Sir Artur Conan Doyle

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2001


With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. 'Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes' - The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective's faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from t... View more info

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A Tale Of Two Cities (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1993


A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Dickens’ greatest historical novel, traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dickens based his historical detail on Carlyle’s great work – The French Revolution. ‘The best story I have written’ was Dickens’ own verdict on A Tale of Two Cities, and the reader is unlikely to disagree with this judgement of a story which combines historical fact with the author... View more info

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Adam Bede (Wordsworth Classics) (Classics Library (NTC))

By: George Eliot

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000


Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 2000, Book Condition: New, With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts University of Kent at Canterbury 'Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your immediate feelings...' Adam Bede (1859), George Eliot's first full-length novel, marked the emergence of an artist to rank with Scott and Dickens. Set in the English Midlands of farm... View more info

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Advancement of Learning / Novum Organum / New Atlantis

By: Sir Frances Bacon

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Franklin Library, 0


Leather Bound, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Full leather binding (Red), titles and decorations stamped in gilt, ribbed spine, moire endpapers, printed on archival paper, all edge gilt, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints, sewn-in ribbon marker. With drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci. Part of the 25th anniversary edition of "The Great Books of the Western World" series. View more info

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Aeneid (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Virgil

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1997


Translated by Michael J. Oakley The Aeneid is Virgil's Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome's legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome's future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is given full expression both in the doomed love... View more info

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Aeschylus Complete Plays

By: Aeschylus

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Franklin Library, 0


Leather Bound, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Full leather binding (Black), titles and decorations stamped in gilt, ribbed spine, moire endpapers, printed on archival paper, all edge gilt, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints, sewn-in ribbon marker. Part of the 25th anniversary edition of "The Great Books of the Western World" series. View more info

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Aesop's Fables (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Aesop

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998


Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1998, Book Condition: New, Aesop's celebrated collection of fables has always been popular with both adults and children. These simple tales embody truths so powerful, the titles of the individual fables - the fox and the grapes, the dog in the manger, the wolf in sheep's clothing and many others - have entered the languages and idioms of most European tongues. This edition is beautifully illustrated in black and white by the great Arthur Rac... View more info

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Age Of Innocence (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Edith Wharton

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1997


Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton's greatest achievements, The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the 'eternal triangle' of love. Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the author's combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers sin... View more info

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Agnes Grey (Wordsworth Classics)

By: Anne Bronte

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998


Agnes Grey is a trenchant exposé of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century. This is a deeply personal novel written from the author’s own experience and as such Agnes Grey has a power and poignancy which mark it out as a landmark work of literature dealing with the social and moral evolution of English society during the last century. View more info