Jane Eyre / Wuthering Heights
Presented in one volume, here are two of the best-loved novels and four of the most memorable characters in English literature: the governess Jane Eyre and her aloof and secretive employer, Edward Rochester; and Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, whose blighted love story is played out in the bleak moorland setting of Wuthering Heights. Slightly off-mint.
Sensational Tales of Terror
Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this collection of twenty 19th-century ‘sensation stories’ includes some of the most famous Gothic, supernatural or grisly tales, among them Edgar Allen Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum and James Malcolm Rymer’s The String of Pearls, or Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Off-mint.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Classic Works Two Novels and Nineteen Short Stories
In this omnibus edition, two of F Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous evocations of Jazz Age America, This Side of Paradise (1920), which brought him instant fame, and The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), are accompanied by his two short story collections: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age.
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle considered his first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, to be ‘as good as I could make it, and I had high hopes’: later, his hopes fulfilled, he wished Sherlock dead, but the public refused to let the great detective die. This volume presents 44 of the best Holmes mysteries, including The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear. Slightly off-mint.
Great Tales of Horror
Beginning with ‘The Call of the Cthulhu’, the first story of the Cthulhu Mythos, and demonstrating the highly original combination of the supernatural, horror and science fiction that was to influence generations of fantasy writers, this collection of 20 short stories by HP Lovecraft (1890–1937) presents his best-known tales, including ‘The Dunwich Horror’, ‘The Rats in the Walls’ and the novella set in the wastes of Antarctica, ‘At the Mountains of Madness’.
Volume Five of The Cazalet Chronicles
As this fifth volume of The Cazalet Chronicles opens, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch is dying, and with her will go the last remnants of the old life of servants, class and tradition. The next generation of Cazalets is set to take over Home Place. The author provides a brief background for readers new to the Chronicles. Slightly off-mint.
Ten long years after a murder and a suicide shocked the village of Elvet, new evidence comes to light that proves the innocence of the woman accused of the murder. The killer is still at large, and Vera Stanhope must reopen the investigation and jog villagers’ painful memories. Off-mint.
Volume Five of The Cazalet Chronicles
As this fifth volume of The Cazalet Chronicles opens, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch is dying, and with her will go the last remnants of the old life of servants, class and tradition. The next generation of Cazalets is set to take over Home Place. The author provides a brief background for readers new to the Chronicles.
Volume 3 of the Cazalet Chronicle
Volume three of Elizabeth Jane Howard's absorbing saga opens in 1942, with the country at war and the Cazalet family in turmoil following Sybil's death and Rupert being posted as ‘missing’ in France. With a 'catch-up' Foreword for those who have not read volumes one and two.
In the summer of 1546, Matthew Shardlake is unexpectedly summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen Catherine Parr. Her secret confessional book is missing and its contents, in the wrong hands, could destroy her. This is the 6th of Sansom's Shardlake series of thrilling mysteries.
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Renowned illustrator Howard Pyle (1853–1911) produced four retellings of Arthurian legends during his final years. Featuring more than 100 of the original illustrations, this volume comprises the first two books, which cover Arthur’s early adventures, his marriage to Guinevere and the exploits of five knights.