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  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150568

    An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded…

  • Middlemarch

    Middlemarch
    av George Eliot

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150063

    A tale of quiet lives in an early 19th-century English provincial town which engages the reader at every level, from the author's chronicle of everyday details to the most exacting philosophical and moral reflection.

  • If This Is Man And The Truce

    If This Is Man And The Truce
    av Primo Levi

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152227

    Primo Levi's account of life as a concentration camp prisoner falls into two parts. IF THIS IS A MAN describes his deportation to Poland and the twenty months he spend working in Auschwitz. THE TRUCE covers his long journey to Italy at the end of th…

  • Don Quixote

    Don Quixote
    av Miguel de Cervantes

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150032

    A mixture of reality and illusion, this is the story of the besotted Don Quixote and his down-to-earth companion, the faithful Sancho Panza, who set out to right the world's wrongs in knightly combat. The narrative moves from philosophical speculati…

  • Persuasion

    Persuasion
    av Jane Austen

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150728

    This complete and unabridged edition contains a biography of the author and a new introduction and afterword. Anne falls in love with Wentworth, who had nothing but himself to recommend him, and no hopes of attaining influence, so persuaded by frien…

  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151107

    Dickens' celebrated novel of innocence betrayed and then triumphant. It recreates the London underworld populated by such characters as Fagin, Bill Sikes, Nancy and the Artful Dodger, who are contrasted with the friends and family of the orphaned Ol…

  • Canterbury Tales

    Canterbury Tales
    av Geoffrey Chaucer

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150742

    These tales bring together a band of pilgrims who represented most of the occupations and social groups of the time. The diversity of the narrators in turn made possible a varied collection of tales including chivalric romance, spiritual allegory, c…

  • Emma

    Emma
    av Jane Austen

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150360

    Emma Wodehouse has led a simple life, but during the course of this, she at last reaps her share of the world's vexations. In this comedy of manners, the heroine learns to come to terms with the reality of other people, and with her own erring natur…

  • A Hero Of Our Time

    A Hero Of Our Time
    av Mikhail Lermontov

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150780

    Set in the Caucasus, the scene of Russia's military campaigns in the 19th century, this is both an adventure story and a sardonic look at the heroic ideals of the author's contemporaries - which makes it all the more ironic that the main character,…

  • Aeneid

    Aeneid
    av Virgil

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150858

    The legendary origin of the Roman nation which tells the story of the Trojan Prince Aeneas who escaped with some of his men after Troy fell and sailed to Italy under the protection of the goddess Venus. Here they settled and laid the foundations of…

  • The Wealth Of Nations

    The Wealth Of Nations
    av Adam Smith

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150117

    Published in the same year as the American Declaration of Independence, The Wealth of Nations has had an equally great impact on the course of modern history. Adam Smith's celebrated defence of free market economics is notable also as one of the Enl…

  • Villette

    Villette
    av Charlotte Bronte

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150681

    Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of "Villette", achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief.

  • Hindu Scriptures

    Hindu Scriptures
    av R. C. Zaehner

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150643

    Comprises such sacred books of India as the hymns of the "Rig-Veda", the world's first recorded poems, the stirring pantheistic speculations of the "Upanishads" and the "Bhagavad-Gita", a cosmic drama of God's self-revelation in human history, on th…

  • The Return Of The Native

    The Return Of The Native
    av Thomas Hardy

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151169

    Wild passion leads to tragedy as love is perverted by marriage. But the concerns of mortals are belittled by the sombre, immemorial presence of Egdon Heath, perhaps Hardy's finest evocation of his native landscape. The text is accompanied by a criti…

  • The Confessions

    The Confessions
    av Augustine

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151282

    Augustine's spiritual autobiography is not only a major document in the history of Christianity and a classic of Roman Africa: it also marks a vital moment in the history of Western culture. As Augustine explains how, when and why he became the man…

  • Childhood, Boyhood And Youth

    Childhood, Boyhood And Youth
    av Leo Tolstoy

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150131

    Tolstoy's lightly fictionalized account of his own early experience ranks with Turgenev's Sportsman's Notebook as a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Russian pastoral life. Peasants and soldiers, servants and aristocrats: the whole world of Tolstoy'…

  • Hard Times

    Hard Times
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150735

    This edition of "Hard Times" includes an introduction by Philip Collins. It tells the tragic story of Louisa, starved of the graces of the imagination so essential to emotional well-being, and trapped in a loveless marriage.

  • Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock
    av Graham Greene

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151466

    Graham Greene's classic study in the banality of evil is set in the unforgettably evoked underworld of pre-war Brighton where Pinkie, a small-time ganster, meets his nemesis at the hands of Ida, the girl he betrays, Published in 1938, Greene's most…

  • Daniel Deronda

    Daniel Deronda
    av George Eliot

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151633

    George Eliot's last novel, published in 1876, weaves together two stories, one about Gwendolen Harleth, the spoilt beauty who marries for money, the other concerning the mysterious hero of the title whose search for his true destiny leads him toward…

  • David Copperfield

    David Copperfield
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150315

    In a book that is part fairy tale and part thinly veiled autobiography, Dickens transmutes his life experience into a brilliant series of comic and sentimental adventures in the spirit of the great eighteenth-century novelists he so much admired.

  • Dombey And Son

    Dombey And Son
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151671

    One of Dicken's great middle period novels, in which fairy tale, melodrama and realism mingle with halluncinatory power, DOMBEY AND SON weaves together a number of stories which centre upon the family of the self-important merchant, Paul Dombey, and…

  • Democracy In America

    Democracy In America
    av Alexis De Tocqueville

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151794

    In what remains after more than a century the greatest study of American political life, Tocqueville describes American society and accounts for its nature and its conflicts in an historical analysis of the nation's origins among different parties o…

  • Northanger Abbey

    Northanger Abbey
    av Jane Austen

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151091

    Portraying social life in fashionable Bath and centred around Catherine Morland, this novel ridicules the popular tales of romance and terror and contrasts with these the normal realities of life.

  • Golden Bowl

    Golden Bowl
    av Henry James

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151176

    James' novel featuring a complex and bizarre battle between two wives - the shy Maggie, who marries an Italian prince, and the prince's former mistress, who marries Maggie's widowed father. Determined to take back her lover, the brilliant Charlotte…

  • The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback

    The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback
    av Raymond Chandler

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152562

    Creator of the famous Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler elevated the American hard-boiled detective genre to an art form. His last four novels, published here in one volume, offer ample opportunity to savour the unique and compelling fictional world…

  • Mary Barton

    Mary Barton
    av Elizabeth Gaskell

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151855

    Published in 1848, MARY BARTON was the first novel of Elizabeth Gaskell, later to become celebrated as the author of CRANFORD, MARY BARTON - a better book than CRANFORD - was written after she has married a Manchester clergyman, and it combines a ty…

  • Oblomov

    Oblomov
    av Ivan Goncharov

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151244

    Goncharov's gentle satire on the failings of 19th-century Russian gentry and bureaucracy turns into something deeper and richer than satire, as he probes the character of a protagonist whose constitutional lethargy becomes a symbol for the malaise o…

  • The Book Of Common Prayer

    The Book Of Common Prayer
    av Thomas Cranmer

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152418

    The plays of Shakespeare, the Authorized version of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, all produced in the late 16th/early 17th centuries, are the three dounding texts of the English nation and its language. Not only do they share a beauty and…

  • Cousin Bette

    Cousin Bette
    av Honore de Balzac

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150155

    A hypnotic story of hatred, revenge and catastrophe in which Cousin Bette exacts a terrible price from the rich relations who use and humiliate her. This book portrays the world of post-Napoleonic France, where commercial greed and sexual debauchery…

  • Bleak House

    Bleak House
    av Charles Dickens

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150087

    The complex story of a notorious law-suit in which love and inheritance are set against the classic urban background of 19th-century London, where fog on the river, seeping into the very bones of the characters, symbolizes the corruption of the lega…

  • The Charterhouse Of Parma

    The Charterhouse Of Parma
    av Stendhal

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151022

    A story of passion and political intrigue in which the young and impulsive Fabrizzio finds himself caught between the love of two women and the wars of their aristocratic factions. "The Charterhouse of Parma" is a study of disillusion and a testamen…

  • Women In Love

    Women In Love
    av D. H. Lawrence

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150773

    This novel, considered by Lawrence to be his best, centres on the characters of Birkin (a self portrait), Gerald, the son of a colliery owner, and the two women, Gudrun and Ursula. The text has been cleared of accumulated errors and omissions due to…

  • Symposium

    Symposium
    av Plato

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151947

    It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato's dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. And of the dialogues, the Symposium is the most delightful and accessible, requiring no special knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy or cus…

  • Mansfield Park

    Mansfield Park
    av Jane Austen

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150520

    First published in 1814, this is a study of three families - the Bertrams, the Crawfords and the Prices - in which Jane Austen uses the unlikely heroine, Fanny Price, to explore the social and moral values by which these families' lives are ordered.

  • The Wings Of The Dove

    The Wings Of The Dove
    av Henry James

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152302

    In this extraordinary variation on the theme of the eternal triangle, Henry James contrasts two women who love one man: the magnificent but ambitious and unscrupulous Kate Croy, and the fragile heiress Millie Theale whose early death precipitates th…

  • Complete English Works

    Complete English Works
    av George Herbert

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152043

    An entirely new edition of Herbert's collected poems with nots, chronology and introduction by the distinguised scholar Anne Pasternak Slater, this volume is designed to complement the editions of Marvell, Donne and Milton already published by the E…

  • Adam Bede

    Adam Bede
    av George Eliot

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150599

    A story which evokes a bygone rural life, and is charged with a personal passion that intensifies the novel's outer dramas of seduction and betrayal and inner dramas of moral growth and redemption.

  • Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And Other Stories

    Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And Other Stories
    av Robert Louis Stevenson

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150636

    A collection of Stevenson's short stories found in one volume. Titles include "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", "Markheim", "Lodging for the Night", "Thrawn Janet", "The Body Snatcher" and "The Misadventures of John Nicholson".

  • Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina
    av Leo Tolstoy

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150582

    Anna Karenina is the story of a woman who ab andons her empty existence as a society wife and embarks on a doomed love affair with the passionate but emotionally ban krupt Vronsky. It is widely acknowledged as the greatest nov el in any language '

  • On Liberty And Utilitarianism

    On Liberty And Utilitarianism
    av John Stuart Mill

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150810

    How can the individual be both free and happy? What are freedom and happiness and how do they relate to each other? These are the questions that Mill aims to answer from both a political and a philosophical perspective.

  • Tristram Shandy

    Tristram Shandy
    av Laurence Sterne

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150070

    A mock autobiography, in which the hero wrestles with the impossibility of explaining anything without explaining everything. In the process he explores every conceivable fictional device in a brilliant display of narrative fireworks.

  • Framley Parsonage

    Framley Parsonage
    av Anthony Trollope

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857151718

    FRAMLEY PARSONAGE continues the Barchester series of novels in which Trollope explores the social, political and domestic life revolving around a mid-nineteenth-century cathedral town. Popular since it was first published, the story combines romanti…

  • A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

    A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
    av Samuel Johnson & James Boswell

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857152531

    When James Boswell persuaded Samuel Johnson to embark on a tour of Boswell's native Scotland in 1773, the adventure resulted in two magnificent books, Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and Boswell'sJournal of a Tour to the Hebride…

  • Sense And Sensibility

    Sense And Sensibility
    av Jane Austen

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781857150513

    Jane Austen seems to have been born with the comic precision and other-worldly insight she everywhere displays in Sense and Sensibility, her first published novel (1811), which, though revised later, was completed in 1797 at the age of twenty-two. T…