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 Fiction Classics

THE CLASSIC NOVEL WHICH INSPIRED THE MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES FROM THE MAKERS OF POLDARK AND VICTORIA 'I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year' Vanity Fair Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at... read more

Vanity Fair TV tie-in

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Dorothea Brooke is a beautiful and idealistic young woman set on filling her life with good deeds. She pursues the pompous Edward Casuabon, convinced that he embodies these principles, and becomes trapped in an unhappy marriage. Then there is Tertius Lydgate, an anguished progr... read more

Middlemarch

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the we... read more

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'This is a collection full of energy and stunning, quiet innovation ... it spills over with contempt, raucous humour, sadness and generosity. In it, life and language are synonymous, and there is no higher praise. What a wonderful book' Ali Smith Here are ... read more

The Collected Stories of Grace Paley (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:VMC Designer Collection

'One of the funniest books I've ever read' - Gore Vidal * The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the Guardian observes, 'one of the best novels about growing up fast'. Sally Jay ... read more

The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life . . . and yet to read her is no more difficult than breathing' Hilary Mantel
When Janet Frame's doctor suggested that she write about her tra... read more

Faces In The Water

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'The Alexander Trilogy contains some of Renault's finest writing. Lyrical, wise, compelling: the novels are a wonderful imaginative feat - Sarah Waters Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three, leaving behind a... read more

Fire from Heaven: A Novel of Alexander the Great (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail' - Hermione Lee, ObserverWith a new introduction by Tessa Hadley... read more

Frost In May (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Vintage Classics

Kalevala is the poetic name for Finland: `the land of heroes'. Here you'll find the cultural essence of a young country but an old land, the stories, songs and poems that recount the mythical adventures of humankind. Ambition, lust, romance, birth and death can all be found within it... read more

Kalevala

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, first printed just before the French revolution of 1848, is his most accessible and famous work. In his powerful call to arms, Marx expounds his famous theory that class struggle is the real determinant of historic... read more

The Communist Manifesto & Selected Writings

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

The French Revolution is in full swing and the aristocracy are being sent to the guillotine in their hundreds. In the shadows, English dandy Sir Peter Blakeney - working under his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel - is breaking the condemned out of prison and leaving h... read more

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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 Fiction Classics

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The Polyglots