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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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|April 29, 2003

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William Makepeace Thackeray's classic tale of class, society, and corruption, soon to be an Amazon mini-series starring Olivia Cooke No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies…
William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

by John Carey

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|October 16, 2018

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In 1954 William Golding was 43 years old and a nobody. He had been demobbed from the navy at the end of World War Two and returned to his pre-war job teaching English at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury. Always hard up, he lived in what he called a…
Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

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|October 26, 1993

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Charles Dickens had an understanding of mid-Victorian society second to none, and genius and energy massive enough to make the absurdities and terrors of that society come alive on the page. Nicholas Nickleby, with its episodes of chicanery in finance and…
Modern Classics Joke And Its Relation To The Unconscious
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Building on the crucial insight that jokes use many of the same mechanisms he had already discovered in dreams, Freud developed one of the richest and most comprehensive theories of humour that has ever been produced. Jokes, he argues, provide immense pleasure by…
100 Poets: A Little Anthology

100 Poets: A Little Anthology

by John Carey

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|October 26, 2021

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A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John…
Selectae M.T. Ciceronis Orationes Cum P. Caroli Merouville, Interpretatione Et Notis in Usum…
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We…
Eyewitness to History

Eyewitness to History

by John Carey

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|August 1, 1997

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Imagine. . . Witnessing the destruction of Pompeii. . . Accompanying Julius Caesar on his invasion of Britain. . . Flying with the crew of The Great Artiste en route to dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. . . Civilization's most momentous events come vibrantly…
Penguin Classics Vanity Fair
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Among the vibrant cast of characters who scheme and scramble for life's prizes in this entertaining saga, no one is better equipped than Becky Sharp, Thackeray's supreme creation. Brilliant, alluring, and ruthless, she defies her poverty-stricken background to…
A Little History Of Poetry

A Little History Of Poetry

by John Carey

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|April 21, 2020

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A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature--selected as the literature book of the year by the London Times   “[A] fizzing, exhilarating…
A Revolution In Three Acts: The Radical Vaudeville Of Bert Williams, Eva Tanguay, And Julian Eltinge
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Bert Williams—a Black man forced to perform in blackface who challenged the stereotypes of minstrelsy. Eva Tanguay—an entertainer with the signature song "I Don’t Care" who flouted the rules of propriety to redefine womanhood for the…
Charms, Charmers And Charming In Ireland: From The Medieval To The Modern
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Wish Her Safe At Home

Wish Her Safe At Home

by Stephen Benatar

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|January 19, 2010

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Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a…
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