• Transformation
    Transformation
    "Having frittered away his family's fortune in Paris, the profligate Guido il Cortese incurs the wrath of his future father-in-law and finds himself in exile from his native Genoa and harbouring plans for revenge. After a mighty storm, he sees a mysterious, misshapen creature emerging from the sea, with whom he makes an infernal bargain to exchange bodies, with momentous consequences.

    First published in 1831 and here presented with the supernatural stories `The Evil Eye' and `The Immortal Mortal', the chilling Gothic tale `Transformation' is a paragon of the genre by the author of Frankenstein. "

    ISBN: 9781847497871
    Publication date: 24/01/2019
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Shelley, Mary
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Travels With My Aunt
    Travels With My Aunt
    VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

    Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, to travel to Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay, and a shiftless, twilight society of hippies, war criminals, CIA men that will help Henry come alive after a dull suburban life.

    ISBN: 9781784875336
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Greene, Graham
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Treasure Island
    Treasure Island
    Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

    The story grew out of a map that led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. The tale is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself. Stevenson's first full-length work of fiction brought him immediate fame and continues to captivate readers of all ages.

    ISBN: 9780141192451
    Publication date: 28/09/2009
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Trial
    Trial
    Translated with an introduction by Idris Parry.

    'Somebody must have laid false information against Josef K., for he was arrested one morning without having done anything wrong'

    Josef K., an ordinary bank clerk, is accused of a crime he did not commit, whose nature is never revealed to him. As he tries to defend his innocence amid a labyrinthine world of anonymous bureaucrats, stifling courtrooms and casual brutality, he becomes increasingly uncertain of his fate and spirals towards destruction. Kafka's gripping, unnerving parable about the nature of terror and the futility of human life is at once nightmarish and chillingly real.

    ISBN: 9780241372562
    Publication date: 04/07/2019
    Price: $21.00
    Author: Kafka, Franz
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Troy
    Troy
    The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies.

    In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.

    ISBN: 9780241424599
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Fry, Stephen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Troy
    Troy
    The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies.

    In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.

    ISBN: 9780241424582
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Fry, Stephen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Three adventurers set out to kill a sea monster, but all is not as it seems. Out in the vast expanse of the Pacific they find not a beast but a submarine - the Nautilus, an advanced craft captained by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. Captured and hauled aboard, they accompany him through coral reefs, shipwrecks, and ancient ruins. There they hunt sharks, and battle giant squid, not realising that the greatest danger is Nemo himself, who will stop at nothing in his quest for vengeance. Beautifully illustrated by the French painter Edouard Riou, who worked with Jules Verne on six of his novels, this Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea also includes an afterword by author David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

    ISBN: 9781509827879
    Publication date: 23/03/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Verne, Jules
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $14.99
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    After sightings of an enormous sea monster are reported by numerous international ships, Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist, leads an expedition to search for it. After encountering and grappling unsuccessfully with the creature, Aronnax and his companions discover that it is not a monster at all, but the Nautilus, a technological marvel of a submarine. Its brilliant creator, the enigmatic Captain Nemo, is inspired equally by a thirst for scientific knowledge and by a hatred of civilization-and he refuses to let his "guests" leave. As they plot to escape, Arronax and his friends are taken on a whirlwind tour of the marvels that lie hidden beneath the world's oceans. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has seized the imaginations of readers for generations and is as vivid and exciting now as when Jules Verne first imagined traveling beyond the bounds of the possible.

    ISBN: 9780593081518
    Publication date: 05/06/2020
    Price: $21.00
    Author: Verne, Jules
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
    'I am going to sink it.'
    'You are not!'
    'I am,' he coldly replied. 'Do not take it on yourself to judge me, monsieur.'

    French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, but discovers instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater realms of the globe, undergo a transcendental experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. Nemo's mission is finally revealed to be a violent one-and his methods coldly efficient.

    Verne's classic novel has left a profound mark on subsequent centuries. Its themes are universal, its style alternately humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly.

    This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.

    ISBN: 9780198818649
    Publication date: 01/04/2019
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Verne, Jules
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Two Towers
    Two Towers
    The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure
    THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    The company of the Ring is torn asunder. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

    This continues the classic tale begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its awesome climax in The Return of the King.

    ISBN: 9780008376079
    Publication date: 16/04/2020
    Edition: NE
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Tolkien, J. R. R
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Ulysses
    Ulysses
    This third edition, newly revised and updated, includes comprehensive and all-new annotations (over 9,000 notes) by Joyce scholar Sam Slote, Trinity College, Dublin, and Marc A. Mamigonian and John Turner. A lively repository of literary allusion and colloquial realism, this dazzlingly innovative, ambitious novel is here presented in its 1939 version, which contains notable textual differences from the standard editions currently in print.

    Controversial, scandalous, erudite and funny, Ulysses is undisputedly a landmark of twentieth-century Modernism. It charts one day - 16th June 1904 - in the lives of three inhabitants of Dublin, the advertising salesman Leopold Bloom, the artist Stephen Dedalus and Bloom's wife Molly. Their peregrinations, thoughts and encounters form the basis of the narrative, which becomes a celebration of all human experience through the lives of specific individuals in a specific place at a specific time. Ulysses is both an experimental novel and a book intimately concerned with the events of modern life.

    ISBN: 9781847497765
    Publication date: 07/12/2017
    Edition: 3
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Joyce, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Ulysses
    Ulysses
    A modernist novel of supreme stylistic innovation, James Joyce's Ulysses is the towering achievement of twentieth century literature. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Declan Kiberd.
    For Joyce, literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'. Written between 1914 and 1921, Ulysses has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. Declan Kilberd says in his introduction that Ulysses is 'an endlessly open book of utopian epiphanies. It holds a mirror up to the colonial capital that was Dublin on 16 June 1904, but it also offers redemptive glimpses of a future world which might be made over in terms of those utopian moments.'
    This edition is the standard Random House/Bodley Head text that first appeared in 1960.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), the eldest of ten children, was born in Dublin, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter's mental illness.
    If you enjoyed Ulysses, you might enjoy Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, also available in Penguin Classics.
    'Everybody knows now that Ulysses is the greatest novel of the twentieth century'
    Anthony Burgess, Observer

    ISBN: 9780141182803
    Publication date: 30/03/2000
    Edition: RP
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Joyce, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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