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The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2018

Seller ID: 9781840227550

ISBN: 1840227559

Condition: New


The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the human foundling adopted by a family of wolves. It tells of the enmity between him and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and of the friendship between the man-cub and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instructs Mowgli in the Laws of the Jungle. The Second Jungle Book contains some of the most thrilling of the Mowgli stories. It includes Red Dog, in which Mowgli forms an unlikely alliance with the python Kaa, How Fear Came and Letting in the Jungle as well as The Spring Running, which brings Mowgli to... View more info

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The Little Prince [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2018

Seller ID: 9781840227604

ISBN: 1840227605

Condition: New


The Little Prince is a modern fable, and for readers far and wide both the title and the work have exerted a pull far in excess of the book's brevity. Written and published first by Antoine de St-Exupery in 1943, only a year before his plane disappeared on a reconnaissance flight, it is one of the world's most widely translated books, enjoyed by adults and children alike. In the meeting of the narrator who has ditched his plane in the Sahara desert, and the little prince, who has dropped there through time and space from his tiny asteroid, comes an intersection of two worlds, the one governed ... View more info

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Lady Chatterley's Lover [Wordsworth Classics]

By: D. H. Lawrence

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2011

Seller ID: 9781840224887

ISBN: 1840224886

Condition: New


Notes and Introduction by David Ellis, University of Kent at Canterbury. With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley's Lover is the novel with which D.H. Lawrence is most often associated. First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the British Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated edition to the general public. The famous 'trial of Lady Chatterley' heralded the sexual revolution of the coming decades and s... View more info

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Around the World in 80 Days / Five Weeks in a Balloon [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Jules Verne

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1994

Seller ID: 9781853260902

ISBN: 1853260908

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Professor Roger Cardinal. University of Kent at Canterbury. Translationsare by Paul Desages (Around the World in Eighty Days) and Arthur Chambers (Five Weeks in a Balloon). JULES VERNE (1828-1905) POSSESSED that rare storyteller's gift of being able to present the far-fetched and the downright unbelievable in such a way as effortlessly to inspire his reader's allegiance and trust. This volume contains two of his best-loved yarns, chosen from among the sixty-four titles of Les Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne's pioneering contribution to the canon of mo... View more info

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Jules Verne

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1996

Seller ID: 9781853262876

ISBN: 1853262870

Condition: New


The father of science fiction, Jules Verne, invites you to join the intrepid and eccentric Professor Liedenbrock and his companions on a thrilling and dramatic expedition as they travel down a secret tunnel in a volcano in Iceland on a journey which will lead them to the centre of the earth. Along the way they encounter various hazards and witness many incredible sights such as the underground forest, illuminated by electricity, the Great Geyser, the battle between prehistoric monsters, the strange whispering gallery, giant insects and the vast subterranean sea with its ferocious whirlpool. ... View more info

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Jules Verne

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1992

Seller ID: 9781853260315

ISBN: 1853260312

Condition: New


With an exclusive introduction and notes by David Stuart Davies. Translation by Louis Mercier. Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the 'Father of Science Fiction', but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlant... View more info

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Frankenstein

By: Mary Shelley

Price: $7.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Classics: 1995

Seller ID: 9781853260230

ISBN: 1853260231

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Siv Jansson, University of Greenwich. Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, 'Frankenstein' is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in 1818. The novel has thus seared its way into the popular imagination while establishing itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction. AUTHOR: By the time of her death, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was remembered for two things: having been the wife of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley,... View more info

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The Prince [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

Price: $16.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853267758

ISBN: 1853267759

Condition: New


Translated by C.E.Detmold. With an Introduction by Lucille Margaret Kekewich. Written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence, The Prince is a handbook on ruling and the exercise of power. It remains as relevant today as it was in the sixteenth century. Widely quoted in the Press and in academic publications, The Prince has direct relevance to the issues of business and corporate governance confronting global corporations as they enter a new millennium. Much of what Machiavelli wrote has become the common currency of realpolitik, yet still his ideas retain t... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Omar Khayyam and translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2009

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781853261879

ISBN: 1853261874

Condition: New


In the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by Professor Cedric Watts. Here is Edward FitzGerald's original translation of the Rubaiyat, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyam. FitzGerald's distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement. I... View more info

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Robert Tressell

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Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2012

Seller ID: 9781840226829

ISBN: 184022682X

Condition: New


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalized corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities. Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruinous effects of the laissez-faire mercantilist ethics on the men, women, and children of the working classes, and through its emblematic characters, argues for a socialist politics as the only hope for a civilized and humane life for all. This Wordsworth edition includes an exclus... View more info

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Kim [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1994

Seller ID: 9781853260995

ISBN: 1853260991

Condition: New


With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. 'Kim' is Rudyard Kipling's finest work. Now controversial, this novel is a memorably vivid evocation of the life and landscapes of India in the late nineteenth century. Kim himself is a resourceful lad who befriends a lama, an ageing priest; and both embark on a combined quest. Whereas Kim has an insatiable interest in the varied activities around him, the lama seeks redemption from the "Wheel of Life". Kim becomes involved in the "Great Game", undertaking espionage for the British rulers. This engros... View more info

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Puck of Pook's Hill [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

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Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2001

Seller ID: 9781853261381

ISBN: 1853261386

Condition: New


When Dan and Una stage a performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in a fairy ring, they are astonished by the appearance of Puck in person. He explains that he is the last of the People of the Hills, who started as gods before descending into this world.Puck leads the two children in a series of extraordinary historical adventures in which they meet, Romans and Crusaders, Saxons and Vikings. Kipling's charming songs and verses, including the famous Smuggler's Song are placed between each thrilling story. The book is beautifully illustrated by H.R. Millar. AUTHOR: Rudyard Joseph Kipling was b... View more info

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Just So Stories [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853261022

ISBN: 1853261025

Condition: New


These witty stories were originally told by Rudyard Kipling to his own children. In them he gives fanciful accounts of how and why things came to be as they are. Generations of children have delighted to learn how the Leopard got his spots, how the Elephant's Child on the banks of the great grey-green Limpopo acquired his trunk with the help of the Crocodile, and the beginning of the Armadillos. Beautifully illustrated in black-and-white by the author, these delightful tales will hold the reader and listener spellbound. Stories include: How the Whale got his Throat How the Camel got his Hump H... View more info

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The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

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Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262098

ISBN: 1853262099

Condition: New


This anthology of Rudyard Kipling's greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. The Man Who Would be King is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people of Kafiristan. Other famous short stories included are: Only a Subaltern, The Phantom Rickshaw, Wee Willie Winkie, and Baa Baa Black Sheep. This anthology of Rudyard Kipling's greatest short stories con... View more info

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The Best Short Stories [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Rudyard Kipling

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Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853261794

ISBN: 1853261793

Condition: New


With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. The diverse tales selected for this volume display the astonishing virtuosity of Rudyard Kipling's early writings. A Nobel prize-winner, Kipling was phenomenally productive and imaginative, displaying a literary mastery of idioms, technology and technical terms, exotic locations, and social range. He gained immense popularity, becoming (as these stories indicate) the knowledgeable spokesman for a wide public. Later, although Kipling's right-wing views increasingly incurred hostility, his creativity re... View more info

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Jude the Obscure [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262616

ISBN: 1853262617

Condition: New


This book includes introduction and notes by Norman Vance, Professor of English, University of Sussex. Jude Fawley is a rural stone mason with intellectual aspirations. Frustrated by poverty and the indifference of the academic institutions at the University of Christminster, his only chance of fulfilment seems to lie in his relationship with his unconventional cousin, Sue Bridehead. But life as social outcasts proves undermining, and when tragedy occurs, Sue has no resilience and Jude is left in despair. Hardy's portrait of Jude, the idealist and dreamer who is a prisoner of his own physical ... View more info

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A Pair of Blue Eyes [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262777

ISBN: 1853262773

Condition: New


With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. 'A Pair of Blue Eyes', though early in the sequence of Hardy's novels, is lively and gripping. Its dramatic cliff-hanging episode, for example, is at once tense, ironic, feministic and erotic. With settings in Wessex and London, the novel also has some strongly autobiographical features, as the blue-eyed heroine, Elfride Swancourt, is based largely on Emma Gifford, who became Thomas Hardy's first wife. Elfride's vivacious nature attracts several lovers, but she is beset by sexual prejudice, and the en... View more info

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Under the Greenwood Tree [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

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Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262272

ISBN: 1853262277

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. 'Under the Greenwood Tree' is Hardy's most bright, confident and optimistic novel. This delightful portrayal of a picturesque rural society, tinged with gentle humour and quiet irony, established Hardy as a writer. However, the novel is not merely a charming rural idyll. The double-plot, in which the love story of Dick Dewey and Fancy Day is inter-related with a tragic chapter in the history of Mellstock Choir, hints at the poignant disappearance of a long-lived and highly-valued traditional way of life. AUT... View more info

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The Well-Beloved with The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

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Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2000

Seller ID: 9781840224054

ISBN: 1840224053

Condition: New


Introduction and Notes by Jane Thomas, University of Hull. 'The Well-Beloved' completes the cycle of Hardy's great novels, reiterating his favourite themes of man's eternal quest for perfection in both love and art, and the suffering that ensues. Jocelyn Pierston, celebrated sculptor, tries to create an image of his ideal woman - his imaginary Well-Beloved - in stone, just as he tries to find her in the flesh. Powerful symbolism marks this romantic fantasy that Hardy has grounded firmly in reality with a characteristically authentic rendering of location, the Isle of Slingers, or Portland as w... View more info

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The Trumpet Major [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262463

ISBN: 1853262463

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Charles P.C. Pettit Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, 'The Trumpet Major' is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical events on the immemorial local way of life - the glamour of the coming of George III and his soldiery, fears of the press-gang and invasion, and the effect of distant but momentous events like the Battle of Trafalgar. He interweaves a compelling, bitter-sweet romantic love story of the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of the heroine Anne Garland... View more info

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Life's Little Ironies : Selected Stories [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853261787

ISBN: 1853261785

Condition: New


Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. The proverbial phrase 'life's little ironies' was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the realistic portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the 'Chaucerian' humour and characterisation, the shrewd and critical psychology, the poignant estimate of human nature and the brooding sense of wonder at the essential mystery of life. The tales which make up 'Life's Little Ironies' tenderly re-create a rapidly vanishing... View more info

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The Woodlanders [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262937

ISBN: 1853262935

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Phillip Mallett, Senior Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews. Educated beyond her station, Grace Melbury returns to the woodland village of little Hintock and cannot marry her intended, Giles Winterborne. Her alternative choice proves disastrous, and in a moving tale that has vibrant characters, many humorous moments and genuine pathos coupled with tragic irony, Hardy eschews a happy ending. With characteristic derision, he exposes the cruel indifference of the archaic legal system off his day, and shows the tragic consequences of untimely adherence t... View more info

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Desperate Remedies [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2010

Seller ID: 9781840226348

ISBN: 184022634X

Condition: New


With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Michael Irwin, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Kent, Canterbury. The young Thomas Hardy, working as an architect, but fired with literary ambition, tried for years to get into print. He finally succeeded with 'Desperate Remedies', a "sensation novel" in the mode of Wilkie Collins. Here was a racy specimen of the genre, replete with sudden death, dark mysteries, intriguing clues, fire and storm, flight and pursuit. Anyone who enjoys 'The Woman in White' is likely to enjoy 'Desperate Remedies'. But that is only half the story. Hardy co... View more info

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Les Miserables: Volume One

By: Victor Hugo

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1997

Seller ID: 000894

ISBN: 1853260851

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Roger Clark, University of Kent at Canterbury. Translation by Charles E. Wilbour (1862). One of the great classics of western literature, Les Miserables is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier, the implacable detective Javert, and the pitiful figure of the prostitute Fantine and her daughter Cosette, have entered the pantheon of literary dramatis personae. The reader is also treated to the unforg... View more info

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Les Miserables: Volume Two

By: Victor Hugo

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1997

Seller ID: 000895

ISBN: 1853260509

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Roger Clark, University of Kent at Canterbury. Translation by Charles E. Wilbour (1862). One of the great Classics of Western Literature, Les Miserables is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier, the implacable detective Javert, and the pitiful figure of the prostitute Fantine and her daughter Cosette, have entered the pantheon of literary dramatis personae. Volume 2 of 2 View more info