Classics (150)

A Child's Garden of Verses

ISBN: 9781853261411

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone...


The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales, classic fables, and fairy tales to stories that will appeal to older children and adults alike. Many of these volumes have contemporary illustrations, and while they are ideal for shared family reading, their attractive format will also encourage children to read for themselves. Like all Wordsworth Editions, these children's books represent unbeatable value.


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$7.99
The Plays of Oscar Wilde

ISBN: 9781840224184

Author: Oscar Wilde    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 480


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 28 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2000


$7.99
Washington Square

ISBN: 9781840224276

Author: Henry James    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Washington Square marks the culmination of James's apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James pr...


Washington Square marks the culmination of James's apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James provides an acute analysis of middle-class manners and behaviour in the New York of the 1870s, a period of great change in the life of the city. This change is explored through the device of setting the novel's action during the 1840s, similarly a period of considerable turbulence as the United States experienced the onset of rapid commercial and industrial expansion. Through the relationships between Austin Sloper, a celebrated physician, his sister Lavinia Penniman, his daughter Catherine, and Catherine's suitor. Morris Townsend, James observes the contemporary scene as a site of competing styles and performances where authentic expression cannot be articulated or is subject to suppression.


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2001


$7.99
Romeo and Juliet

ISBN: 9781840224337

Author: William Shakespeare    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention...


Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending. Romeo and Juliet is a pure tragedy of youth told in verse that is both youthful and intense. The loveliness and the music of the poetry make believable the otherwise commonplace afflictions of blighted love.


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2000


$7.99
Ulysses

ISBN: 9781840226355

Author: James Joyce    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 736


Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 56 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2010


$7.99
Sense and Sensibility

ISBN: 9781853260162

Author: Jane Austen    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 272


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-1992


$7.99
Call of the Wild / White Fang

ISBN: 9781853260261

Author: Jack London    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 256


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 14 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-1992


$7.99
The Trumpet Major

ISBN: 9781853262463

Author: Thomas Hardy    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 288


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-1995


$7.99
Wessex Tales

ISBN: 9781853262692

Author: Thomas Hardy    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 224


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 12 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$7.99
Venus In The Cloister

ISBN: 9781843911920

Author: Abbe Du Prat    Publisher: Hesperus Press

"Oh God! Sister Angelique, do not come into my room; I am not decent right now. Do you think anyone should be caught in my state? I really did think I had close...


"Oh God! Sister Angelique, do not come into my room; I am not decent right now. Do you think anyone should be caught in my state? I really did think I had closed the door"

Sister Agnes was only thirteen when she entered the convent. I this repressive environment, she has spent her time secluded and naive. However, Sister Angelique, at nineteen years of age, is more worldly and proceeds to educate Sister Agnes... So follows a seduction and exploration of female sexual desire.
Written in 1683 as a series of dialogues (known as whore dialogues) between the two nuns, Venus in the Cloister shows erotic fiction was popular long before the days of EL James and could be just as titillating. In fact it was considered so shocking as the time in its portrayal of sexual voyeurism and notion of female intimacy, it was responsible for the first trial for obscenity in the United Kingdom.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 09-11-2012


$24.99
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