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- Random House 2010; US$ 12.68
In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice. As Gore Vidal wrote 'Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvellous invention like Invisible Cities... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 6.99
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD EYRE Paul Morel is the focus of his disappointed and fiercely protective mother's life. Their tender, devoted and intense bond comes under strain when Paul falls in love with Miriam Leivers, a local girl his mother disapproves of. The arrival of the provocatively modern Clara Dawes causes further tension and Paul is... more...
- The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99
Get set for rollicking adventure with this volume from Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. If your only exposure to the King of the Jungle has been the watered-down cartoon versions, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the depth and nuance that Burroughs conveys in the character. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99
One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson?s ?The Lottery? created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.09
It's 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be - at least, not for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68
Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. First published in 1955, The... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. A huge... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 9.86
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ... Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in... more...
- The Floating Press 1916; US$ 3.99
Like many of author L. Frank Baum's Oz and non-Oz novels, Rinkitink in Oz is a quest story that follows King Rinkitink and his traveling companion Princess Inga on a long and perilous journey through the land of the Nomes, and finally, to Oz itself. Although most of the action in the novel is only tangentially related to the primary cast of well-known... more...
- OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15
Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction.As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration.... more...