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Frankenstein (Wordsworth Classics) Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Siv Jansson (Notes by), Keith Carabine (Editor)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781853260230
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Published: Wordsworth Editions - May 5th, 1992

Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries. Written by Mary Shelley, it is a story which she intended would 'curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.' The tale is a superb blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller.


The Color Purple: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.


Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble (Introduction by), Eloisa James (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451530783
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Published: Signet - January 2nd, 2008

Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners is one of the most universally loved and admired English novels of all time.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781101907610
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Published: Everyman's Library - March 1st, 2016

This haunting coming-of-age story, based in part on James Baldwin’s childhood in Harlem, is an American classic.


The Odyssey Cover Image
By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039952
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line

A Penguin Classic


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.
 


Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature.

Originally published in 1952 as the first novel by a then unknown author, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. 


Rebecca Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380778553
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Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

Now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas


"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."


Little Women (Puffin in Bloom) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147514011
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Published: Puffin Books - August 28th, 2014

Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters in a deluxe hardcover edition, with beautiful cover illustrations by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.


Anna Karenina (Clásicos ilustrados) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9788415618881
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Published: Editorial Alma - June 1st, 2020

Anna Karenina es, junto con la monumental Guerra y paz, una de las obras clave Lev Tolstoi, en la que vemos todas las señas de identidad del gran realismo ruso: fina crítica social y multitud de personajes con una profundidad psicológica asombrosa.


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Cover Image
By Frederick Douglass, Ira Dworkin (Editor), Ira Dworkin (Introduction by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780143107309
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 28th, 2014

An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials


Things Fall Apart: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385474542
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1994

“A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.” Barack Obama 

“African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe.” —Toni Morrison


The Hobbit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928227
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Published: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure.


Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451673265
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Nearly seventy years after its original publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.

Guy Montag is a fireman.


Mrs. Dalloway (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Michael Cunningham (Introduction by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780593311806
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2021

This new edition of one of Virginia Woolf’s most celebrated novels features an introduction by Michael Cunningham, acclaimed bestselling author of The Hours.