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A Fortunate Life # Australian Children's Classics

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia, 2012


Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordina... View more info

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By: Lewis Carroll

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1999


This edition contains Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. It is illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel, whose drawings for the books add so much to the enjoyment of them. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too, are Carroll's delightful verses such as 'The Walrus and the Carp... View more info

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Bleak House

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1997


With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, University of Kent at Canterbury. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Bleak House is one of Dickens' finest achievements, establishing his reputation as a serious and mature novelist, as well as a brilliant comic writer. It is at once a complex mystery story that fully engages the reader in the work of detection, and an unforgettable indictment of an indifferent society. Its representations of a great city's underwo... View more info

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Don Quixote

By: Miguel de Cervantes

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1992


Translated by P. A. Motteux With an Introduction and Notes by Stephen Boyd, University College, Cork Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their ... View more info

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Dracula

By: Bram Stoker

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1993


Introduction and Notes by Dr David Rogers, Kingston University. "There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, ... View more info

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Great Expectations

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins, 2010


HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.' Living with his sister and her husband, Pip is an orphan without any expectations. It is only when he begins to visit a rich old woman, Miss Havisham and her adopted niece that he begins to hope for something better. When it is revealed that Pip has inherited a large sum of money from a mysterious benefactor ... View more info

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Kim

By: Rudyard Kipling

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1994


With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. 'Kim' is Rudyard Kipling's finest work. Now controversial, this novel is a memorably vivid evocation of the life and landscapes of India in the late nineteenth century. Kim himself is a resourceful lad who befriends a lama, an ageing priest; and both embark on a combined quest. Whereas Kim has an insatiable interest in the varied activities around him, the lama seeks redemption ... View more info

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Les Miserables

By: Victor Hugo

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage Classics, 2009


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADAM THIRLWELL. Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, Les Miserables is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. It is a novel peopled by colourful characters from the nineteenth-century Parisian underworld; the street children, the prostitutes and the criminals. In telling the story of escaped convict Jean Valjean, and his efforts to reform his ways and care for the li... View more info

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Les Miserables: Volume One

By: Victor Hugo

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1997


With an Introduction and Notes by Roger Clark, University of Kent at Canterbury. Translation by Charles E. Wilbour (1862). One of the great classics of western literature, Les Miserables is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier, the implacable detective Javert, and the pitiful figure of the prostitute Fantin... View more info

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Les Miserables: Volume Two

By: Victor Hugo

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1997


With an Introduction and Notes by Roger Clark, University of Kent at Canterbury. Translation by Charles E. Wilbour (1862). One of the great Classics of Western Literature, Les Miserables is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier, the implacable detective Javert, and the pitiful figure of the prostitute Fantin... View more info

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Nine Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme -- With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, Teddy

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $11.95

Publisher: USA, Little, Brown and Company, 2014


Nine works in a collection of Salinger's perceptive and realistic short stories.: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme -- With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, and Teddy. View more info

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The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 1997


Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of Rapunzel, The Goose-Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, there are the darker tales such as Death's Messengers which deserve t... View more info

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The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 2009


Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of Rapunzel, The Goose-Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, there are the darker tales such as Death's Messengers which deserve t... View more info

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 1

By: Arthur Conan Doyle

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble, 2013


Handsomely produced in hardcover at a very affordable price, Barnes & Noble Signature Editions have been carefully edited and reset in a modern design for greater readability. Each volume includes an introduction, informative notes and a chronology of the writer's life and times to enable the reader to gain a deeper understanding of these enduring works. About the Author Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His f... View more info

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 2

By: Arthur Conan Doyle

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble, 2013


Handsomely produced in hardcover at a very affordable price, Barnes & Noble Signature Editions have been carefully edited and reset in a modern design for greater readability. Each volume includes an introduction, informative notes and a chronology of the writer's life and times to enable the reader to gain a deeper understanding of these enduring works. About the Author Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His f... View more info