Classics (77)

Animal Farm

ISBN: 9781840228038

Author: George Orwell    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

To George Orwell, Joseph Stalin was always a "disgusting murderer". But, when the Soviet Union became Britain's ally against Nazi Germany, this became an uncomf...


To George Orwell, Joseph Stalin was always a "disgusting murderer". But, when the Soviet Union became Britain's ally against Nazi Germany, this became an uncomfortable truth that few wanted to hear. Orwell felt an urgent need to forcefully remind people of Stalin's brutality. An essay would never reach a wide audience: a novel would take too long to write. He hit on the inspired idea of combining the moralism of the 'beast fable' with the satire of Gulliver's Travels. A group of farmyard animals overthrow their human masters. Their revolution is inspired by ideals of liberty and equality, but when Napoleon the pig takes command, he creates a new tyranny worse than the old. Published in 1945, this little book became a seminal text in the emerging 'cold war' (a phrase Orwell coined). Today, Animal Farm remains a powerful fable about the nature of tyranny which applies for all ages.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-1945


$9.99
Knock Three Times

ISBN: 9781853261329

Author: Marion St. John Webb    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone....


The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales, classic fables, and fairy tales to stories that will appeal to older children and adults alike. Many of these volumes have contemporary illustrations, and while they are ideal for shared family reading, their attractive format will also encourage children to read for themselves. Like all Wordsworth Editions, these children's books represent unbeatable value.


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$9.99
The Scarlet Letter

ISBN: 9781853260292

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This book includes an introduction and notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury. This is a troubling story ...


This book includes an introduction and notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury. This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-1992


$7.99
The Mayor of Casterbridge

ISBN: 9781853260988

Author: Thomas Hardy    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 288


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$9.99
The Rubaiyat

ISBN: 9781853261879

Author: Omar Khayyam    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This edition presents the classic free translation by Edward Fitzgerald of the great Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayyam. Fitzge...


This edition presents the classic free translation by Edward Fitzgerald of the great Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayyam. Fitzgerald's masterful translation was first published as an anonymous pamphlet in 1859. Its colourful, exotic and remote imagery greatly appealed to the Victorian age's fascination with the Orient, while its luxurious sensual warmth acted as a striking counterpoint to the growth of scientific determinism, industrialisation and the soulless Darwinian doctrine of the survival of the fittest. Greatly praised by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, Ruskin and William Morris, the romantic melancholy of the poem anticipates the poetry of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy, while its epicurean motifs link it to the Aesthetic Movement.


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 6 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-1997


$9.99
Mrs. Dalloway

ISBN: 9781853261916

Author: Virginia Woolf    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 176


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 6 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-1996


$9.99
Greenmantle

ISBN: 9781853262043

Author: John Buchan    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 240


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2001


$9.99
The Professor

ISBN: 9781853262081

Author: Charlotte Bronte    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 240


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$9.99
Mr. Standfast

ISBN: 9781853262258

Author: John Buchan    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 288


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 17 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-1994


$9.99
Under the Greenwood Tree

ISBN: 9781853262272

Author: Thomas Hardy    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 192


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 9 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-1998


$9.99
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