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Victorian

In the first thirty years of Victoria's reign, reform established the basis of democratic government, the agrarian and industrial revolutions meant the poor became poorer, the middle class flourished and the aristocracy began to fade. The latter part of the century saw the adverse effects of this growth and success - self satisfaction, belief in the superiority of the British leading to a jingoistic foreign policy and much resting on laurels. It was an incredible period of transistion, investigated, revealed and ultimately attacked by writers, the like of which we shall never see again.

Sir Harry Hotspur by Anthony Trollope

Sir Harry Hotspur by Anthony Trollope

A man of conscience, duty and tradition, an immature, impressionable girl of supreme virtue and perhaps the greatest cad in English Literature are the chief protagonists of this tale. Tragedy falls upon the House of Humblethwaite. Sir Harry Hotspur's son dies at 21 years of age. There is no oth…

£22.99

Dr Wortle's School by Anthony Trollope

Dr Wortle's School by Anthony Trollope

Dr. Wortle's School is Trollope's most merciless attack on the false moralising and hypocrisy of the Victorian age. When Dr. Wortle, in good faith, hires a couple as teacher and matron at his school, scandal about their marriage is subsequently brought to light. Will the doctor submit to th…

£22.99

Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome

Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome

Over one hundred years since it was first published ‘Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow’ addresses subjects which are still relevant today – perhaps more so! Being hard up, being in the blues and being in love are just some aspects of the human condition on which Jerome K. Jerome ref…

£15.99

Erewhon by Samuel Butler

Erewhon by Samuel Butler

Not only is 'Erewhon' an adventure story but also Butler's satirical inversion of English customs and philosophy in the 19th century. The explorer Higgs discovers a well organised and civilised country - apparently idyllic. However, the body politic has two ruling obsessions, disease is…

£22.99

The Semi Attached Couple by Emily Eden

The Semi Attached Couple by Emily Eden

Emily Eden was the daughter of the 1st Baron Auckland, a close confidant of Pitt. She was thus well placed to observe the manners and mores of nineteenth century aristocracy. A huge admirer of Jane Austen, her works reflect this in their perception, tongue in cheek humour and benevolence toward the…

£24.99

Kidnapped by Robert L. Stevenson

Kidnapped by Robert L. Stevenson

I will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I took the key for the last time out of the door of my father's house". So begins one of the greatest tales in literature, an account of David Balfour's trials and tr…

£20.99

A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

'A Child of the Jago' is both thriller and condemnation of social conditions in the East End slums at the turn of the century. Boy hero Dicky Perrott is at heart full of humane instinct but his environment ensures his down fall. "It was my fate to encounter a place in Shoreditch where …

£17.99

Mysterious and Macabre by Various Authors

Mysterious and Macabre by Various Authors

Open a Pandora's box of scary tales guaranteed to give you a shiver down the spine. Remember, if you listen late at night, check under the bed before retiring! From the pens of various authors the stories in this collection are: 'THE MEZZOTINT' by M.R. James 'THE ALUMINIUM DAGGER…

£17.99

Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson

Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson

Bobby, a sparky silver haired Skye terrier, adopts Auld Jock, a worn out simple shepherd, as his master. Jock is 'let go' by the farmer and dies in poverty having suffered one winter too many. The farmer tries to reclaim Bobby as a pet for his daughter but the dog owes allegiance only to Au…

£20.99

Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

"He was too imperious, too masterful, too much inclined to think that all things should be made to go as he would have them." Thus Trollope describes his hero Harry Heathcote, a settler and sheep farmer in the untamed bush of Australia in 1871. However, Harry has made enemies. In seeking …

£12.99

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells' premise has been the source for many screenplays, scripts and a springboard for many fantastical ideas. However, the importance of the Invisible Man is not necessarily in the idea it proposes, it lies in the effect on mankind in the pursuit of science. Griffin's paranoia and the…

£17.99

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Set in fictional Coketown in the North of England the `Hard Times' of which Dickens writes are the years of the Industrial Revolution. The story centres on the Gradgrind family. Father Tom is an `eminently practical man' whose emphasis on facts and figures in his family's education supp…

£25.99

Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy

Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy

Written in 1882, and set in the author's beloved West Country, `Two on a Tower' is one of Hardy's earliest works. This fast moving story combines tragedy, romance and humour in a convoluted tale of human relationships. It also reflects Hardy's interest in the stars and astronomy. Lo…

£25.99

The Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden

The Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden

The house is called "Pleasance" and is rented by two sisters, Blanche and Aileen. The story revolves around the fortunes of two neighbouring families of varied social standing. The sisters' semi-detachment is to the Hopkinsons. Whilst Blanche's husband, Arthur, is abroad on a miss…

£17.99

Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner

Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner

A tale of smuggling and mystery on the Dorset coast as told by John Trenchard, a boy obsessed with discovering the secret of Colonel 'Blackbeard' Mohune's hidden treasure. One night, trapped in the Mohune family vault beneath the church, John finds a locket round the Colonel's neck …

£22.99


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