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The Three Musketeers

Author : Alexandre Dumas
ISBN : 1853260401
Genre : Fiction
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Introduction and Notes by Keith Wren, University of Kent at Canterbury A historical romance, 'The Three Musketeers' tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy, Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains, and Dumas employs all his fast-paced narrative skills to bring this enthralling novel to a breathtakingly gripping and dramatic conclusion. Our edition uses the William Barrow translation first published by Bruce and Wylde (London,1846) AUTHOR Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to 'Senior' in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 - 5 December 1870)[1] was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including 'The Count of Monte Cristo', 'The Three Musketeers', 'Twenty Years After', and 'The Vicomte de Bragelonne' were serialised. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.
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The Man In The Iron Mask

Author : Alexandre Dumas
ISBN : 1840224355
Genre : Literary Collections
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In their final adventure, the four Musketeers plot to replace King Louis XIV of France with the mysterious, masked prisoner in the Bastille believed to be Louis' falsely imprisoned twin brother and the true king.
Category: Literary Collections

The Three Musketeers Collins Classics

Author : Alexandre Dumas
ISBN : 9780007480760
Genre : Fiction
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
Category: Fiction

Best Ghost Stories

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 1853267341
Genre : Fiction
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Dickens' natural inclinations toward drama and the macabre made him a brilliant teller of ghost tales, and in the twenty stories presented here, which include his celebrated "A Christmas Carol", the full range of his gothic talents can be seen
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Opening Doors To Famous Poetry And Prose

Author : Bob Cox
ISBN : 9781845909208
Genre : Education
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Opening Doors provides 20 units of work which includes poetry and prose from our literary heritage. Each unit of work has exciting stimulus material with creative suggestions for ways in which the material can be used for outstanding learning possibilities. Visuals and innovative ideas to help pupils' access the meaning and wonder of the text which will add to the appeal. Pupils are encouraged, throughout the units of work, to engage with language, invent questions and write with flair and accuracy, bringing literature from the past alive for them and opening doors to further reading and exploration. Also included is an introduction to the concepts used in the book and suggestions about a range of methods and pathways which can lead to language development and literary appreciation. Although the units are all different and have a range of poetry and prose for teachers to use, each unit will have some common sections to give a coherent and ambitious approach. Opening Doors both informs and excites, it gives fresh resources and suggests new ways of going on the journey to outstanding literacy achievement. For 7-11 year olds.
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Beyond Literary Studies

Author : Daniel Ferreras Savoye
ISBN : 9781476627847
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This response to the current crisis in the field of literary studies describes the fundamental flaws of poststructuralist literary criticism, which has become a self-serving enterprise at the expense of scholarship at large and students in particular. Outlining an improved approach that meets the expectations of 21st-century students and teachers, the author proposes a new definition of the literary object of study which addresses the inconsistencies of the literary canon by including nontraditional narratives such as films, comic books and pop songs.
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A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

Author : James Joyce
ISBN : 1853260061
Genre : Fiction
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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr. Jacqueline Belanger, University of Cardiff. 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's 'Dubliner's and the symbolism of 'Ulysses', and is essential to the understanding of the later work. This novel is a highly autobiographical account of the adolescence of Stephen Dedalus, who reappears in 'Ulysses', and who comes to realise 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 background in late 19th century Ireland. Written with a light touch, this is perhaps the most accessible of Joyce's works. AUTHOR: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 - 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Wolf, and William Faulkner, Joyce is a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Although most of his adult life was spent outside the country, Joyce's Irish experiences are essential to his writings and provide all of the settings for his fiction and much of their subject matter. In particular, his rocky early relationship with the Irish Catholic Church is reflected by a similar conflict in his character Stephen Dedalus, who appears in two of his novels. His fictional universe is firmly rooted in Dublin and reflects his family life and the events and friends (and enemies) from his school and college days; Ulysses is set with precision in the real streets and alleyways of the city. As the result of the combination of this attention to one place and his voluntary exile in continental Europe, most notably in Paris, Joyce paradoxically became both one of the most cosmopolitan yet most regionally focused of all the English language writers of his time.
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The Best Short Stories

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 1853261793
Genre : Fiction
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This is a fascinating selection of Kipling's most famous short stories, bringing togheter the very best of his work
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Guide To Reprints

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025913919
Genre : Editions
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755404
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 1853260991
Genre : Fiction
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Kim (1901) is Rudyard Kipling's story of an orphan born in colonial India and torn between love for his native India and the demands of Imperial loyalty to his Irish-English heritage and to the British Secret Service. Long recognized as Kipling's finest work, Kim was a key factor in his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Our text is the 1901 first English edition, fully annotated for undergraduate readers and accompanied by maps of India and the Grand Trunk Road.
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Guide To Reprints

Author : Albert James Diaz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026440482
Genre : Editions
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Rewards And Fairies

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 1853261599
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Two children meet Puck, the last fairy left in England, on Pook's Hill at midsummer, and are taken back in time to meet figures from the past, including Queen Elizabeth I and a Stone-Age man
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Jungle Book

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 185326119X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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'The Jungle Book' introduces Mowgli, the human foundling adopted by a family of wolves. It tells of the enmity between him and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and of the friendship between the man-cub and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instructs Mowgli in the Laws of the Jungle. 'The Second Jungle Book' contains some of the most thrilling of the Mowgli stories. It includes 'Red Dog', in which Mowgli forms an unlikely alliance with the python Kaa, 'How Fear Came' and 'Letting in the Jungle' as well as 'The Spring Running', which brings Mowgli to manhood and the realisation that he must leave Bagheera, Baloo and his other friends for the world of man. AUTHOR: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer and novelist. His stories of the British in India reached their height of popularity in the 1890s, but opinion turned against him as the public perception of the days of the Empire changed. With the passing of years, he can now be viewed from a historical perspective as a recorder of the world as it was then. His books for children, including 'The Jungle Book' and 'The Second Jungle' have an enduring appeal. SELLING POINTS: New Jungle Book Disney CGI movie April 2016 LAC
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Just So Stories

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 1853261025
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A collection of the well-known stories, including "How the Whale Got His Throat," "The Elephant's Child," and "The Butterfly that Stamped."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Warden

Author : Anthony Trollope
ISBN : 1853260878
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries. Written by Mary Shelley, it is a story which she intended would ‘curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.’ The tale is a superb blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller. Victor Frankenstein driven by the mad dream of creating his own creature, experiments with alchemy and science to build a monster stitched together from dead remains. Once the creature becomes a living breathing articulate entity, it turns on its maker and the novel darkens into tragedy. The reader is very quickly swept along by the force of the elegant prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multi-layered themes in the novel. Although first published in 1818, Shelley’s masterpiece still maintains a strong grip on the imagination and has been the inspiration for numerous horror movies, television and stage adaptations.
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Castle Rackrent And The Absentee

Author : Maria Edgeworth
ISBN : 185326220X
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in 1913. Author: Henri Lichtenberger Language: English Keywords: History Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: English Keywords 1900s Language English Artwork
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Four Great Comedies

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1853267848
Genre : Drama
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Plutarch of Chaeronea is one of the great story-tellers of antiquity, a writer whose ability to create unforgettable scenes matches the grandeur of his subject matter. The heroes of his Lives were the great men of antiquity, often greatly flawed, but with tragic depth and epic stature.
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Stalky Co

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 1853261432
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents the further adventures of Mowgli, the man-cub brought up in the Indian jungle by Mother Wolf, who eventually leaves the jungle to live among men.
Category: Juvenile Fiction