Classics (108)

Heidi

ISBN: 9781853261251

Author: Johanna Spyri    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Orphaned at an early age and taken in by her young aunt Dete, Heidi--short for Adelheid--is soon in the way. Dete has a new and better job where Heidi is not we...


Orphaned at an early age and taken in by her young aunt Dete, Heidi--short for Adelheid--is soon in the way. Dete has a new and better job where Heidi is not welcome, so the child must live with her curmudgeon of a grandfather high on the Alm Mountain in the Swiss Alps. Everyone calls him the Alm-Uncle because he never comes down to the village, even in the coldest winter, and he's developed a reputation as an evil, godless old hermit. But Heidi soon finds that things are not always what others say they are, makes friends with the Alm-Uncle, and happily runs wild in the glorious mountains with the goat boy, Peter, and his goats. Suddenly Dete appears again, and Heidi finds herself confined in a stone house in a stone city where she is expected to be companion to the invalid Klara. Dete sees this as a great opportunity for Heidi, one that will provide her with an education and polish. But, bitterly unhappy away from her grandfather and the outdoor life she has grown to love, Heidi at last makes her way back to the Alm. How Klara finally comes to the mountains as well, and the surprising events that follow, form the heartwarming ending to a story that has been loved for generations by children all over the world.


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 14 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-1993


$7.99
The Swiss Family Robinson

ISBN: 9781853261114

Author: Johann David Wyss    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This story tells of the happy discovery of the wonders of natural history by a family shipwrecked on a desert island, who remain united through all the adversit...


This story tells of the happy discovery of the wonders of natural history by a family shipwrecked on a desert island, who remain united through all the adversities they encounter.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2001


$7.99
Treasure Island

ISBN: 9781853261039

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 224


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 12 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2001


$7.99
The Wind in the Willows

ISBN: 9781853261220

Author: Kenneth Grahame    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

A children's classic comes to life in an enchanting dramatization narratedby Alan Bennett. Enter the world of the great river and meet the marvelousriverbank an...


A children's classic comes to life in an enchanting dramatization narratedby Alan Bennett. Enter the world of the great river and meet the marvelousriverbank animals: the poetic Rat, his friend Mole, and the boastful Toad, asthey voyage down the river and into the Wild Wood to great adventures! This exclusive BBC production features a full cast, authentic sound effects andsweeping music to warm hearts young and old.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-1993


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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


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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


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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
The Complete Works of James Joyce

ISBN: 9781840226775

Author: James Joyce    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This collection comprises of Joyce's three novels, plus the short story collection Dubliners. Dubliners, about Joyce's native city, is faithful to his country, ...


This collection comprises of Joyce's three novels, plus the short story collection Dubliners. Dubliners, about Joyce's native city, is faithful to his country, seeing it unflinchingly and challenging every precedent and piety in Irish literature. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, struggling musicians, poets, patriots, and many more simply striving to get by. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man falls between the realism of Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses. The novel is a highly autobiographical account of the youth of Stephen Dedalus, who comes to realize that before he can become a true artist, he must rid himself of the stultifying effects of the religion, politics and essential bigotry of his life in late 19th century Ireland. Written with a light touch, it is perhaps the most accessible of Joyce's works. Ulysses is James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece. Scandalously frank, it tells of the events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery.\nInitially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Finnegans Wake is the book of Here Comes Everybody and Anna Livia Plurabelle and their family - their book, but in a curious way the book of us all as well as all our books. Joyce's last great work, it is not comprised of many borrowed styles, like Ulysses, but, rather, formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape. It also remains the most hilarious, 'obscene', book of innuendos ever to be imagined.


Pages: 1488


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 56 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2011


$24.99
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