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Valperga

Castruccio’s armies surround the fortress of Valperga governed by Countess Euthanasia - his childhood friend and the woman he loves. Forced to choose between her Guelph people and ...


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The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck: A Romance

There's an imposter amongst us...‘The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck’ (1857), is 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley’s fictionalised account of Perkin Warbeck, the 15th century pretende ...


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Lodore

Challenged to a duel, Lord Lodore must make a life-changing decision, one that will split his family in two. His daughter Ethel, raised to depend on her father, and Cornelia, Lodor ...


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Falkner

How do you stop the two men you love from destroying each other?As a six-year-old orphan, Elizabeth Raby saves a desperate Rupert Falkner from committing suicide, changing her life ...


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The Research Magnificent

‘What does all this struggle here amount to?’ William Benham sets out on a globe-trotting adventure to find the answer in H.G. Wells’ ‘The Research Magnificent’. Overzealous and un ...


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The Alchemist

When you turn 32, you die. That’s the fate of the male descendants of the Chabrillane family who have all perished on their 32nd birthday. The curse began over 600 years ago, the n ...


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Poems in Prose

A masterclass in the manipulation of the English language ‘Poems in Prose’ is a collection of six poems, from the pen of one of the world’s most celebrated writers. Delving into th ...


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The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

There’s been a long-standing argument in literary circles, surrounding Shakespeare’s sonnets. The works are dedicated to ‘Mr W.H.’ and academics have debated as to who this elusive ...


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The Remarkable Rocket

‘The Remarkable Rocket’ is a morality tale, cloaked in fairy-tale magic. It focuses on a firework, who is too full of himself for his own good. His bravado and boasts are put to th ...


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The Selfish Giant

Inspiring two films (the latest featuring ‘Emmerdale’s’ Conner Chapman, and ‘Shameless’ star, Sean Gilder), ‘The Selfish Giant’ is a classic children’s fairytale from the pen of Os ...


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Vera; or, The Nihilists

While Wilde might be better known for acidic and satirical comedies, such as ‘The Importance of being Earnest,’ and ‘Lay Windemere’s Fan,’ his first outing as a playwright was in t ...


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The Sea Lady

‘The Sea Lady’ is ‘The Little Mermaid’ for grownups. Set in Folkestone, the story focuses on a mermaid who comes ashore, with the intent of seducing Harry Chatteris. Living under t ...


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Uncle Silas

Maud Ruthyn is just seventeen when a tragic event leaves her orphaned and sent to live with her mysterious Uncle Silas. Alone inside the walls of Bartram-Haugh, Maud soon begins to ...


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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is a coming-of-age novel by Irish author James Joyce, which follows the life and artistic development of young Stephen Dedalus. In it, Joy ...


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Dubliners

First published in 1914, ‘Dubliners’ was Irish novelist James Joyce’s first short story collection. The collection explores middle-class life in Ireland in the 20th century and the ...


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Romance

'Romance' is the second piece in a collaborative series by Conrad and Ford, this tale takes the shape of an adventure story. The narrator finds himself entangled in all kinds of tr ...


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The Last Galley

‘The Last Galley’ is a collection of eighteen short stories by renowned Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Split into two parts, stories in the collection include ‘The ...


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The Doings of Raffles Haw

Siblings Robert and Laura McIntyre have fallen on hard times following the death of their mother and their father’s subsequent descent into alcoholism, which is bankrupting the fam ...


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The Cabman's Story

‘The Cabman’s Story’ is a short novella by the Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In it, our narrator the cabman regales us with tales of his various entertaining and b ...


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Sir Nigel

Set during the Hundred Years War, ‘Sir Nigel’ follows the fortunes of Sir Nigel Loring. A minor noble, Sir Nigel is down on his luck following the premature death of his Lord. Nige ...


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Ravenna

‘Ravenna’ is one of Wilde’s earliest poems, written while he was a student at Oxford in the 1870s. He submitted it as an entry for the Newdigate Prize, in which the subject for a p ...


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Poems

‘Poems’ was published at Wilde’s expense less than 10 years before he wrote his acclaimed novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ It contains some of his best-loved poetry, including ...


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The Moonstone

A giant diamond stolen from India; a rakish rogue; a naive teenager and a drug-fueled scandal.These are the leading parts that combine to make one of the greatest detective novels ...


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Ulysses

On 16 June 1904 Leopold Bloom wanders the streets of Dublin aimlessly as his wife Molly stays at home sleeping with other men.Having been made an involuntary cuckold, Leopold Bloom ...


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The Plumed Serpent

D.H. Lawrence considered 'The Plumed Serpent' his best novel, while some critics considered it blasphemous and misogynistic.Controversy followed the author around, but this is a th ...