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Treasure Island (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Treasure Island (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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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... (read more)

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Little Women (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Little Women (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses... (read more)

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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Jane Austen
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Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor... (read more)

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Thomas Hardy
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When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love... (read more)

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Jane Eyre (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Charlotte Bronte
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Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr... (read more)

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray was a succès de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian... (read more)

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Great Expectations (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Great Expectations (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Charles Dickens
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy, Volume 1: The Inferno (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
The Divine Comedy, Volume 1: The Inferno (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Dante Alighieri
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Dante's epic-in a stunning new clothbound edition. Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven... (read more)

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Oliver Twist (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Oliver Twist (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Charles Dickens
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Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy... (read more)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Lewis Carroll
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A beautiful hardcover edition of a timeless classic, with illustrations by Lauren Child. Young, orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. All but ignored by Craven, and kept away from her sickly cousin Colin, Mary... (read more)

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Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Jane Austen
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy... (read more)

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Emma (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Emma (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Jane Austen
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Beautiful, clever, rich -- and single -- Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the... (read more)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant... (read more)

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Cranford (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Cranford (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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Gaskell's best known work is set in a small rural town, inhabited largely by women. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss... (read more)

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The Odyssey (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
The Odyssey (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Homer
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'I long to reach my home and see the day of my return. It is my never-failing wish' The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and... (read more)

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The Woman in White (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
The Woman in White (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Wilkie Collins
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"There in the middle of the broad, bright high-road-there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven-stood the figure of a solitary woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments." Thus young Walter Hartright first... (read more)

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Charles Dickens
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This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes... (read more)

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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by Emily Bronte
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In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere … As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story... (read more)

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Lady Chatterley's Lover (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by D.H. Lawrence
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One of the most extraordinary literary works of the twentieth century, Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned in England and the United States after its initial publication in 1928. The unexpurgated edition did not appear in America until 1959, after one of... (read more)

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The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint (Penguin Hardcover Classics)
by William Shakespeare
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An elaborately annotated edition of Shakespeare's masterpieces of wit and erotic word-play. When a volume of poetry entitled Shakespeares Sonnets. Never before Imprinted appeared in 1609, Shakespeare was forty-five and most of his greatest plays had seen... (read more)

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