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'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly re... read more

1984
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This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. "Every idiot who goes around with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding". Charles Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns ... read more

A Christmas Carol
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It would be a dull world if we all thought alike.' After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beav... read more

A Handful of Dust
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"But you do," he went on, not waiting for contradiction. "You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you, and no other word expresses it ..." Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her up... read more

A Room with a View (Penguin English Library)
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 Crime Thriller Mystery

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The Penguin English Library editionWhen Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south Lond... read more

A Study in Scarlet
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The Penguin English Library edition As usual with the Sherlock Holmes stories it is very hard to say which are the best - but there are many stories here which would get the vote - ranging from The Boscombe Valley Mystery to the wonderful Adventure of Silver Blaze, from the Adventure of the Norwood Bu... read more

Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb and Other Cases
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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's timeless satire'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.'Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion un... read more

Animal Farm (Penguin English Library)
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At the Mountains of Madness H.P. LovecraftOn an expedition to Antarctica, Professor William Dyer and his colleagues discover the remains of ancient half-vegetable, half-animal life-forms. The extremely early date in the geological strata is surprising because of the hig... read more

At the Mountains of Madness
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This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. 'All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil'. Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robe... read more

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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 Fiction

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This is the "Penguin English Library Edition of Dubliners" by James Joyce. 'Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis. It had always sounded strangely in my ears...But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being. It fill... read more

Dubliners
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'"Oh, my dear, relations are like drugs, - useful sometimes, and even pleasant, if taken in small quantities and seldom, but dreadfully pernicious on the whole, and the truly wise avoid them" ' Taking respite from the Man of Wrath, her children and her stifling hous... read more

Elizabeth and Her German Garden
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The Penguin English Library Edition of Emma by Jane Austen 'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall' Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothin... read more

Emma
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