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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

The ne'er-do-well sire of a starving brood suddenly discovers a family connection to the aristocracy, and his selfish scheme to capitalize on their wealth sets a fateful plot in motion. Jack Durbeyfield dispatches his gentle daughter Tess to the home of their nobl... read more

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born J zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of... read more

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'If I really don't like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don't you?' Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in flaunting her... read more

Deep Water (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

The soldier returns from the front to the three women who love him. His wife, Kitty, with her cold, moonlight beauty, and his devoted cousin Jenny wait in their exquisite home on the crest of the Harrow-weald. Margaret Allington, his first and long-forgotten love, is... read more

The Return Of The Soldier (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

Here are all Grace Paley's classic stories in one volume. From her first book THE LITTLE DISTURBANCES OF MAN (1959), to ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE (1974) and LATER THE SAME DAY (1985), Grace Paley's quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of la... read more

The Collected Stories of Grace Paley (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:VMC Designer Collection

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 Gorce is a woman with a mission. It's the 1950s, she'... read more

The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classic)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

Taking up where AN INVITATION TO THE WALTZ left off, THE WEATHER IN THE STREETS shows us Olivia Curtis ten years older, a failed marriage behind her, thinner, sadder, and apprently not much wiser. A chance encounter on a train with a man who enchanted her as a teena... read more

The Weather In The Streets (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 traumatic... read more

Faces In The Water

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

Alexander's beauty, strength and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their s... read more

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

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics

'Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of the very greatest American novels of the 20th century. It is so lyrical it should be sentimental; it is so passionate it should be overwrought, but it is instead a rigorous, convincing and dazzling piece of prose, as emotion... read more

Their Eyes Were Watching God (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, Observer
Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Ca... read more

Frost In May (Virago Modern Classic)