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 Fiction Classics

Mr Lewisham, a young and highly ambitious schoolmaster, falls in love with Ethel Henderson, a young lady visiting his Sussex village. When Ethel returns to London they promise to keep in touch but as time passes their letters go astray. A few years later, we are re-introd... read more

Love and Mr Lewisham

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 Fiction Classics

Strong-willed, reckless and fiercely independent, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to be a 'Person', to work, love and, above all, to live. Walking away from her stifling father and the social conventions of her time, she leaves drab suburbia for Edwardian London and encounters... read more

Ann Veronica

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 Fiction Classics

George Ponderevo, a student of science, is enlisted to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay. Tono-Bungay is a harmful stimulant disguised as a miraculous cure-all, the creation of his ambitious uncle Edward. As the tonic prospers, George experiences a swift rise in social status... read more

Tono-Bungay

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 Fiction Classics

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his sh... read more

The History of Mr Polly

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 Fiction Classics

Reading Level:General Adult

Orphaned at an early age, raised by his aunt and uncle and apprenticed for seven years to a draper, Artie Kipps is stunned to discover upon reading a newspaper advertisement that he is the grandson of a wealthy gentleman and the inheritor of his fortune. Thrown dramatically into the upp... read more

Kipps

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Penguin Essentials

'What's your road, man - holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow'. Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. The... read more

On the Road

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Penguin Essentials Ser.

'I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills . . . Up in this high air you breathed easily . . . you woke up in the morning and thought- Here I am, where I ought to be.'From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belo... read more

Out of Africa

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Penguin Decades

"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 generati... read more

I'm the King of the Castle (Penguin Decades)

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 Fiction Classics

This title features an introduction by Blake Motrrision. Clifford Chatterley returns from the First World War as an invalid. Constance nurses him and tries to be the dutiful wife. However, childless and listless she feels oppressed by their marriage and their isolat... read more

Lady Chatterley's Lover

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 Fiction Classics

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY GEOFF DYERThe world and his mistress are at Jay Gatsby?s party. But Gatsby stands apart from the crowd, isolated by a secret longing. In between sips of champagne his guests speculate about their mysterious host. Some say he?s a bootlegger. Others swear... read more

Great Gatsby

A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green. The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool. On one side of the river the ... read more

Of Mice and Men (Popular Penguin)

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Popular Penguins

Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dustis a satirical depiction of the 'sterile' generation between the wars. It tells the story of bored Lady Brenda Last, who abandons her husband's Gothic pile to conduct an affair with shallow socialite John Beaver of the Belgravi... read more

A Handful of Dust  (Popular Penguin)