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Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Originally written as a boys' adventure novel, Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped has received praise from a range of writers, including Henry James and Jorge Luis Borges. Set around events in eighteenth century...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Seventeen-century Boston is a community repressed by its own puritanical outlook, but the more it strives to contain sin the more ridiculous it becomes.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Join the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson in this collection of 12 mysteries that range from bizarre disappearances and unusual deaths to the theft of precious gems.


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

Telling the story of the French Revolution through the eyes of individuals swept up in the epoch-making events that surround them, A Tale of Two Cities is both historical and personal - a tale of love, redemption...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Despite being sisters the reserved Elinor and the romantic Marianne Dashwood could not be more different. But their parallel search for love leads them to realise that it is both sense and sensibility they need....


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gold! Pirates! Treachery! Robert Louis Stevenson's thrilling tale of adventure on the high seas has it all. Join the young Jim Hawkins and his crew as they set sail in search of the hidden treasure of the infamous...


Ulysses

by James Joyce

Eight years in the making, James Joyce's Ulysses is a literary landmark that charts the experiences of its characters on one day in Dublin in 1904 and helped to define modern literature.


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

by Jules Verne

Jules Verne's classic underwater adventure Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is probably his most famous and popular work. In this classic science fiction novel Captain Nemo and his crew travel the world's...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker's vampire classic opens with solicitor Jonathan Harker's terrifying stay at Count Dracula's crumbling Transylvanian castle. But by the time Harker returns to England, a series of unusual events suggest...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's classic work of horror and science fiction tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist who discovers how to create life. But when he rejects the horrific monster he creates,...


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

After meeting the well-to-do Miss Havisham, the young orphan Pip dreams of a better life as a wealthy gentleman. So when a mysterious inheritance comes his way he embraces the life he always dreamt of, but will...


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

A dark secret lurks in the attic of the seemingly youthful Dorian Gray: a portrait that ages instead of him. And while his outer appearance remains untarnished, his painted image grows ever older and more hideous...


Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

The last time Captain Ahab encountered the fearsome whale Moby Dick, his ship was destroyed and he lost a leg. Now the crazed captain is out for revenge at any cost, as he and his crew traverse the seas in search...


The Weatherhouse

by Nan Shepherd

Introduced by Roderick Watson. Garry Forbes comes home from the trenches, suffering from shellshock, to find a local girl claiming to have been engaged to one of his dead friends. He sets out to expose her fantasies...


The Wallace

by Blind Harry

Edited and Introduced by Anne McKim. This extraordinary poem has been widely popular and influential ever since it was written in the fifteenth century, and its heroic account of the swordfighter Wallace was...


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tales of the Jazz Age

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Benjamin Button is no ordinary newborn boy. He looks 70 years old and can speak. And, as eventually becomes clear, he is ageing backwards. This story, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's other Tales of the Jazz Age perfectly...


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Tales of the Jazz Age

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Recently the basis for a major motion picture starring Hollywood golden boy Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was written in 1922 by the golden boy of early twentieth-century American fiction,...


Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

In the fictional New England town of Starkfield, an unnamed narrator is forced to stay at the home of Ethan Frome during a winter storm. He relates his encounter with Frome, "the most striking figure in Starkfield,...


Clotel: Or, the President's Daughter

by William Wells Brown

William Wells Brown's Clotel or, The President's Daughter is often considered the first novel by an African-American. When the book was published, Brown himself was legally the property of someone else within...


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

A beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, sits for a portrait. In the garden of the artist's house he falls into conversation with Lord Wotton, who convinces him that only beauty is worth pursuing. Gray wishes that...