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Pykett, Lyn - Wilkie Collins (Authors in Context), e-bok

Wilkie Collins (Authors in Context)

Pykett, Lyn


Irregular liaisons, the chaotic state of the marriage laws, social and psychological identity, and the interconnections between respectable society and the world of crime are recurring themes in Collins's fiction. Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career

, Claude Rawson - Gulliver's Travels, e-bok

Gulliver's Travels

, Claude Rawson


IGulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consumately skilful blend of fantasy…

, Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, e-bok

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

, Mark Twain


In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark Twain combines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer, resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious, has long been a defining…

, Jules Verne - The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, e-bok

The Adventures of Captain Hatteras

, Jules Verne


First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman finally reveals himself as John Hatteras, and his obsession, the Pole. Will…

Luckhurst, Roger - Late Victorian Gothic Tales, e-bok

Late Victorian Gothic Tales

Luckhurst, Roger


This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The…

Emsley, John - The Elements of Murder : A History of Poison, e-bok

The Elements of Murder : A History of Poison

Emsley, John


How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that are intrinsically dangerous be used in medicine? How did poisoners use the chemical properties of chemicals to cover their tracks? Which…

, Cyril Edwards - Parzival and Titurel, e-bok

Parzival and Titurel

, Cyril Edwards


Parzival is the greatest of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's growth from youthful folly to knighthood at the court of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. Cyril Edwards's fine translation also includes the fragments of…

, Juliet Grindle - Tess of the d'Urbervilles, e-bok

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

, Juliet Grindle


Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When she meets Angel Clare, she is…

, Thomas Hardy - A Pair of Blue Eyes, e-bok

A Pair of Blue Eyes

, Thomas Hardy


Blue-eyed and high-spirited, Elfride Swancourt has little experience of the world beyond her remote parish, and becomes entangled with two men: the boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary man, Henry Knight. The former friends become rivals,…