Classics (146)

The Wouldbegoods

ISBN: 9781843915317

Author: E. Nesbit    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The Bastable children have been banished to the country in disgrace - following a particularly damaging re-enaction of a jungle scene featuring expensive stuffe...


The Bastable children have been banished to the country in disgrace - following a particularly damaging re-enaction of a jungle scene featuring expensive stuffed animals and a garden hose. In this sequel to E. Nesbit's The Treasure Seekers, itself published by Hesperus Minor in 2013 with a foreword by Julia Donaldson, the gang of six, Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius (H.O.), decides to turn over a new leaf. Spurred on by Dora's urgings, the children found 'The Society of the Wouldbegoods' - aiming to mend their ways by being good whenever possible. But the schemes they undertake to try to be good and make themselves useful never seem to quite go to plan. Even when they are attempting to be well behaved, they seem unable to endear themselves to adults, instead, amongst other things, they cause a fire, some flooding, get held hostage and find time to purchase a pistol along the way. It seems that despite their best intentions, they are destined to leave a trail of destruction in their wake - and to be, well, frankly, naughty.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Publication Date: 28-10-2014


$21.99
Treasury of Aesops Fables

ISBN: 9781841355061

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

Enjoyed by generations the world over, Aesop's tales are a delight for all children. Illustrated with great humour by Val Biro, this bumper edition is perfect f...


Enjoyed by generations the world over, Aesop's tales are a delight for all children. Illustrated with great humour by Val Biro, this bumper edition is perfect for sharing or for easy reading alone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 206 x 270 mm


$29.99
Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781841357270

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

A superb volume of favourite tales from Charles Perrault considered to be the father of the Fairy Tale genre! Retold and fabulously illustrated by Val Biro. Thi...


A superb volume of favourite tales from Charles Perrault considered to be the father of the Fairy Tale genre! Retold and fabulously illustrated by Val Biro. This collection includes: The Sleeping Beauty Puss In Boots Little Red Riding Hood Cinderella ...plus many more


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 206 x 270 mm


$29.99
The Ultimate Children's Classic Collection

ISBN: 9781840225990

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Each boxset contains eight of the best classics ever written Beautifully packaged in a ridged, matt-laminated slipcase with metallic detailing, complete with s...


Each boxset contains eight of the best classics ever written Beautifully packaged in a ridged, matt-laminated slipcase with metallic detailing, complete with strikingly attractive, bespoke artwork. Includes: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9781853261183 The Wind in the Willows 9781853261220 The Little Prince 9781853261589 Treasure Island 9781853261039 Black Beauty 9781853261091 The Jungle Book 9781853261190 The Secret Garden 9781853261046 Peter Pan 9781853261206


Bind: paperback


Pages: 1904


Tags: Coming Soon   Childrens   Classics
$49.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2018
The Complete Jane Austen Collection

ISBN: 9781840227482

Author: Jane Austen    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Each box set contains seven books, together creating a comprehensive collection of Austen’s best and much-loved works. Beautifully packaged in a ridged, matt-...


Each box set contains seven books, together creating a comprehensive collection of Austen’s best and much-loved works. Beautifully packaged in a ridged, matt-laminated slipcase with metallic detailing, complete with strikingly attractive, bespoke artwork. Includes: 9781853260285 - Emma 9781840226966 - Lady Susan and Other Works 9781853260322 - Mansfield Park 9781853260438 - Northanger Abbey 9781853260568 - Persuasion 9781853260001 - Pride and Prejudice 9781853260162 - Sense and Sensibility


Bind: paperback


Pages: 2336


Tags: Coming Soon   Classics
$49.99
DUE > 31st May 2019
The Ultimate Bronte Collection

ISBN: 9781840227901

Author: Bronte Sisters    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Each boxset contains seven books, together creating a comprehensive collection of the Brontë Sisters' best and much-loved works. Beautifully packaged in a ridg...


Each boxset contains seven books, together creating a comprehensive collection of the Brontë Sisters' best and much-loved works. Beautifully packaged in a ridged, matt-laminated slipcase with metallic detailing, complete with strikingly attractive, bespoke artwork. Includes: 9781853262166 - Agnes Grey 9781853264887 - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 9781853260209 - Jane Eyre 9781853262081 - The Professor 9781853260643 - Shirley 9781853260728 - Villette 9781853260018 - Wuthering Heights


Bind: paperback


Pages: 2608


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


Tags: Coming Soon   Classics
$49.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2018
The First Men in the Moon & A Modern Utopia

ISBN: 9781840227444

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to Kent to write a play, he encounters Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist who has invented a material that coun...


When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to Kent to write a play, he encounters Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist who has invented a material that counteracts gravity. This discovery enables the two men to set off on a fantastic journey to the Moon. But they are not prepared for what they find there - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and danger from a sinister alien lifeform, the selenites, creatures who have developed an intricate hierarchical society beneath the lunar surface. The First Men in the Moon ignited speculation in nineteenth century society concerning what lies on and beneath the surface of the Moon. By turns amusing, thrilling and stimulating, the novel is a classic of its genre. This volume also contains another of Wells's fascinating thought-provoking fantasies: A Modern Utopia in which two travellers fall into a space-warp and find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 416


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Classics
$7.99
Kipps & The History of Mr Polly

ISBN: 9781840227437

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners o...


These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners of their modest social class, limited education, dull work, and sterile relationships. In Wells’ hands they break out of the cages that society has constructed for them, learning after bitter experience the truth that ‘if the world does not please you, you can change it’. This message, a revolutionary one in its day for the growing army of Edwardian clerks and drapers, is handled with a rich comedy and freshness that belies its deadly seriousness. Wells is at his very best here in exposing and satirising the unequal nature of British society while preparing the ground for its reformation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 496


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Classics
$7.99
The War of the Worlds & The War in the Air

ISBN: 9781840227420

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

In these two compelling novels H.G. Wells imagines terrifying futures in which civilisation itself is threatened. The narrator of The War of the Worlds is quic...


In these two compelling novels H.G. Wells imagines terrifying futures in which civilisation itself is threatened. The narrator of The War of the Worlds is quick to discover that what appeared to be a falling star was, in fact, a metallic cylinder landing from Mars. Six million people begin to flee London in panic as tentacled invaders emerge and overpower the city. With their heat-ray, killing machines, black gas, and a taste for fresh human blood, is there anything that can be done to stop the Martians? In The War in the Air, naive but resourceful Bert Smallways is thrilled by speed and fascinated by the new flying machines. His curiosity sweeps him away by accident into a German plan to conquer America, beginning with the destruction of New York. The ease of movement in aerial warfare means that nothing and nobody is safe as Total War erupts, civilisation crumbles, and Bert's hopes of getting back to London to marry his love seem impossibly distant.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 432


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Classics
$7.99
The Invisible Man & The Food of the Gods

ISBN: 9781840227413

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

At the end of the nineteenth century a stranger arrives in the Sussex countryside and mayhem ensues; in the sleepy county of Kent a miracle food brings biologic...


At the end of the nineteenth century a stranger arrives in the Sussex countryside and mayhem ensues; in the sleepy county of Kent a miracle food brings biological chaos that engulfs and threatens the entire planet. H. G. Wells's fertile and mercurial imagination never brought us more bizarre and unsettling stories than those revealed in The Invisible Man (1897) and The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (1904). These are stories of extraordinary physical transformations and are at once extremely funny and richly imaginative. At the same time, Wells poses some very probing questions about the ethical dimensions to science and the human capacity for both pity and cruelty. Brought together for the first time in this new Wordsworth edition, The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods are two of Wells's most entertaining and thought-provoking works.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Classics
$7.99
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