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Father and Son by Edmund Gosse

Father and Son by Edmund Gosse

"This story is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs. It ended, as was inevitable, in disruption. Of the two human beings here described, one was born to fly backward, the other could not help being carried forward. The affection of these two …

£24.99

Greenmantle by John Buchan

Greenmantle by John Buchan

The second of Richard Hannays’ adventures takes him from the trenches of the First World War on a mission of vital importance to the British campaign in the East. In an attempt to manipulate their Turkish allies the Germans have created a religious figurehead, a prophet of a new order to unif…

£24.99

Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana

In 1834 Richard Henry Dana, aged nineteen, broke off his studies at Harvard and enlisted as a Jack-tar on the brig Pilgrim. This is a faithful account of his voyage and experiences including storms round Cape Horn, pursuit by pirates and meeting many strange characters from foreign lands. It detail…

£15.99

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville

On one level Melville’s tale is an historical adventure story telling of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the ‘Seventy Four’ HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the ‘Master at …

£8.99

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Harvey Cheyne, pampered son of an American millionaire is swept overboard from the deck of a liner and picked up by a small fishing boat, one of several trawling the Grand Banks. He is rapidly confronted by the harsh realities of life and comes to terms with himself amid the hard labour and moralit…

£17.99

Between Rounds by O. Henry

Between Rounds by O. Henry

O.Henry was the greatest short story writer of his day. His characters may be from America at the turn of the century but their foibles and eccentricities are known to us all, irrespective of culture or time. This selection includes such classics as: A Service of Love, Makes The Whole World Kin, Le…

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American Notes by Charles Dickens

American Notes by Charles Dickens

In 1842, Charles Dickens visited America. His reception was somewhat colder than that which usually greeted him – already a successful author in both Britain and the U.S. This lack of enthusiasm from the Americans was partly due to his criticism of the pirating of English books in that countr…

£25.99

Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome

Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome

"This is a sensible book. I want you to understand that. This is a book to improve your mind. In this book, I tell you all about Germany – at all events all I know about Germany – and the Ober-Ammorgau Passion Play. I also tell you about other things. I do not tell you all I know ab…

£13.49

The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen

The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen

‘The Woman Who Did’ written in 1893, wholly and solely to satisfy the author’s conscience was perhaps the most controversial book of the late 19th Century. Certainly, it was a success de scandale and a commercial triumph. The heroine, Herminia Barton, chooses to live unmarried with…

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Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell

Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell

The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th Century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community.             Seventeen year old Phillis lives on Hope Farm with her parents Minister Ebenezer Holman and his simple wife. Her sec…

£13.49

The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

Richard Wardour leaves England on a voyage to the African coast under the impression he is engaged to delicate orphan Clara Burnham. Despite sending him a letter stating the contrary Clara is anxious for her honour. She is aware that he may not have received the missive and is now betrothed to anoth…

£13.49

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson

Dr Jekyll creates a potion whereby he can divide the good and evil parts of his personality and thus free the good side to work for the benefit of mankind without the distraction of his baser instincts. Unfortunately, he undertakes the experiment while the depraved side of his nature is in the ascen…

£11.99

The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald

The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald

Revolutionary for the time in encouraging children to think like children, the adventure of Princess Irene and Curdie, the boy miner, was to influence generations of writers, including Chesterton and Tolkien. Overflowing with fantastic ideas and images to delight the young and allegory to inspire th…

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Mr Wray's Cash-Box by Wilkie Collins

Mr Wray's Cash-Box by Wilkie Collins

Mr. Reuben Wray, a retired actor who has had little public success, flees Stratford-upon-Avon fearing pursuit by the police. He arrives in Tidbury in the Marsh and sets up shop teaching elocution. Two local villains notice he carries a rather large cash box and attempt to steal the contents. When th…

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Catriona by Robert L. Stevenson

Catriona by Robert L. Stevenson

James of the Glens has been falsely arrested for the murder of Colin Roy Campbell, and David Balfour who was present at the scene, makes a statement to tell his side of the story, meeting Lord Advocate Prestongrange and his charming daughter, Barbara Grant. Prestongrange can be deceitful, however, …

£24.99


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