The Deerslayer

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Published: 2012-12-04

ISBN: 9780451532275

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Signet Classics

Synopsis

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) grew up at Otsego Hall, his father’s manorial estate near Lake Otsego in upstate New York. Educated at Yale, he spent five years at sea, as a foremast hand and then as a midshipman in the navy. At thirty he was suddenly plunged into a literary career when his wife challenged his claim that he could write a better book that the English novel he was reading to her. The result was Precaution (1820), a novel of manners. His second book, The Spy (1821), was an immediate success, and with The Pioneers (1823) he began his series of Leatherstocking Tales. By

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Price: $6.95


The Death of King Arthur

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143106951

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, critic, and biographer.Sir Thomas Malory was a knight and estate owner in the mid 15th century, who spent many years in prison for political crimes as well as robbery. He wrote Le Morte d’Arthur, the first great English prose epic, while imprisoned in Newgate. The epic was published in 1485 by William Caxton, the first English printer. Malory is believed to have died in 1471.

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Price: $17.00


The Tale of the Heike

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Published: 2012-10-25

ISBN: 9780670025138

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

A masterpiece of world literature; the samurai saga of pride, romance, and warfare of medieval JapanWith a reflection on the fleeting nature of power and glory begins The Tale of the Heike, an epic from twelfth-century Japan. Comparable in stature to The Tale of Genji, The Tale of the Heike narrates with wit, energy, and compassion the stories of such unforgettable characters as the ruthless warlord Kiyomori, who dies still burning with such rage that water poured on him boils; Hotoke, the beautiful young dancer who renounces wealth and fame to follow her conscience; Shigemori, the tyrant’s

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Price: $50.00


The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

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Published: 2012-10-02

ISBN: 9780451532206

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Signet Classics

Synopsis

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay

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Price: $5.95


Collected Stories

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141197166

Format: BB

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

A man at his desk is interrupted by the appearance of a woodland elf in his room; the piano maestro Bachmann ends his career; a barber shaves the face of a man who once tortured him; a shy dreamer makes a deal with the Devil. In these sixty-five stories of magic and melancholy, Nabokov displays an astonishing range of inventiveness, with dazzling sleight of hand, fantastical fairy tales, intellectual games and enchanting glimpses into lives of ambiguity and loss.

This landmark new collection brings together the best of the short stories of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century’s greatest

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Price: £30.00


The Confession of a Child of the Century (film tie-in)

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141391847

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Alfred de Musset was born in 1810 in Paris. At the age of seventeen, he began attending the Cénacle, Charles Nodier’s famous literary salon. He attempted careers in medicine, law and drawing before publishing his first collection of poems, Contes d’Espagne et d’Italie (1829). He subsequently wrote numerous plays, and the erotic novel Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess (1833) is sometimes attributed to him. From 1833 to 1835, he had an affair with the novelist George Sand, which became the basis for his most famous novel La Confession d’un Enfant du Siècle (1836). Sand herself also fictionalized

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Price: £8.99


Ada or Ardor

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141197135

Format: BB

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose by the acclaimed author of Lolita and Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor is a romance that follows Ada from her first childhood meeting with Van Veen on his uncle’s country estate, in a ‘dream-bright’ America, through eighty years of rapture, as they cross continents, are continually parted and reunited, come to learn the strange truth about their singular relationship and, decades later, put their extraordinary experiences into words.

Part of a major new beautiful hardback series of Vladimir Nabokov’s work in Penguin Classics.

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Price: £20.00


Pale Fire

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141197241

Format: BB

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language

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Price: £20.00


Look at the Harlequins!

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141197159

Format: BB

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, as well as a translator and lepidopterist. His works include, from the Russian novels, The Luzhin Defense and The Gift; from the English novels, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire and Ada; the autobiographical Speak, Memory; translations of Alice in Wonderland into Russian and Eugene Onegin into English; and lectures on literature. All of the fiction and Speak, Memory are published in Penguin.

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Price: £20.00


Transparent Things

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780141197142

Format: BB

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, as well as a translator and lepidopterist. His works include, from the Russian novels, The Luzhin Defense and The Gift; from the English novels, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire and Ada; the autobiographical Speak, Memory; translations of Alice in Wonderland into Russian and Eugene Onegin into English; and lectures on literature. All of the fiction and Speak, Memory are published in Penguin.

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Price: £20.00


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