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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.

Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens

Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens started his literary career as a journalist reporting for ‘The Morning Chronicle,’ a profession which encouraged his observing eye. This collection of essays and short stories was first published in that journal and anticipates, and frequently demonstrates, the genius tha…

£25.99

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

She by H. Rider Haggard

She by H. Rider Haggard

Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge professor, travels to Africa with his   adopted son Leo to investigate the death of Kallicrates, Leo’s ancestor, who was murdered by an unknown woman centuries before. They encounter the Amahagger, a fierce tribe of cannibals who live in the caves of…

£25.99

Sketches By Boz Volume 2 by Charles Dickens

Sketches By Boz Volume 2 by Charles Dickens

The ‘sketches’ in this volume are more the substance and length of short stories illustrating the development of the tools of the Masters trade: farce, parody, irony, black humour and wonderful one liners which unerringly hit the mark. The ensuing narrative, however, brings the listener …

£25.99

The Adventures of Raffles by E.W. Hornung

The Adventures of Raffles by E.W. Hornung

‘Why should I work when I could steal.’ Thus speaks A.J.Raffles, gentleman, finest slow bowler of his generation and shameless thief. When Bunny, an old school acquaintance, confesses that he will be dishonorably disgraced for writing cheques which his bank will not meet, Raffles persua…

£13.49

Masterman Ready by Captain Marryat

Masterman Ready by Captain Marryat

An exciting adventure indeed as the Seagrave family, en route to Australia, are shipwrecked and become castaways on a desert tropical island. Thankfully Masterman Ready, a good man to have in a crisis, is on hand to build shelter and solve the many problems they encounter- to build a fish pool, cat…

£24.99

New Grub Street by George Gissing

New Grub Street by George Gissing

One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th Century, a realistic gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrit…

£38.49

Sketches by Boz Volume 3 by Charles Dickens

Sketches by Boz Volume 3 by Charles Dickens

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were married in 1840.Dickens uses this event as an ingenious ploy to salute and promote domestic felicity, advising young ladies upon several examples of the different types of male available as partners. There follows a section describing various married couples fr…

£21.49

More Raffles by E.W. Hornung

More Raffles by E.W. Hornung

In this, the second collection of Hornungs’ stories to be recorded by Assembled Stories, the darker side of Raffles is laid bare. Inspector Mackenzie begins to suspect that the finest cricketer of his generation may not be wielding a straight bat, a suspicion further confirmed by the appearance …

£13.49

Raffles:The Third Over by E.W. Hornung

Raffles:The Third Over by E.W. Hornung

The next volume in the series of exciting stories about A. J. Raffles, first class slow bowler and gentleman thief. The author must have been delighted when his fictional character was such a success. Raffles would have said ‘timing is everything’ and the advice should have been delivered to …

£13.49

Raffles Run Out by E.W. Hornung

Raffles Run Out by E.W. Hornung

The resurrected Raffles has his final innings in these whimsical adventurous reminiscences recounted by his accomplice and friend Bunny Manders. The author skillfully manages to tie up a few loose ends from preceding plots and the final revelation is a moving tribute to his fictional hero, the fine…

£15.99

Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens

Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens

In 1843 the material that Dickins had gathered on his trip to America was published with the title American Notes [also produced by Assembled Stories]. The book was viewed with disdain from both sides of the Atlantic and in some quarters strong disapproval, his criticism having done little for Anglo…

£21.49

Prester John by John Buchan

Prester John by John Buchan

What is sinister preacher John Laputa doing on a remote Scottish shore in the moonlight hours? Young David Crawfurd and his friends are lucky to escape with their lives when they disturb his rituals. Years later David travels to Africa and meets the minister again, this time in company with the ev…

£21.49

The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins

The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins

Most of Wilkie Collins’ later work was disparaged by the critics for espousing causes. Swinburne commented, ‘What brought good Wilkies genius nigh perdition? Some demon whispered—‘Wilkie! Have a mission’ Despite this the ‘novelist of sensation’ continued to appeal to …

£24.99

All Sorts and Conditions of Men by Walter Besant

All Sorts and Conditions of Men by Walter Besant

This book was the inspiration for an enormous achievement. The ‘Peoples Palace’ for the entertainment and instruction of the working class was opened in the East End in 1887 five years after the book was published. It had changed peoples lives and was an incredible support for those who had prev…

£35.99


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