British Literature

Murder on the Moor (A Rex Graves Mystery)

By C.S. Challinor

Book four within the acclaimed Rex Graves secret Series                                                          

A Killer Housewarming within the Scottish HighlandsWhen barrister Rex Graves invitations a bunch of associates to Gleneagle inn, he does not expect the arriving of an previous flame--much much less a useless physique or serial killer. Rex's houseguest and colleague Alistair, who lately made an unsuccessful try to convict a guy for the infamous Moor Murders, now unearths himself lower than an identical roof because the killer. Rex needs to use his abilities of mind, statement and good judgment to avoid wasting Alistair's profession and convey the assassin to justice.

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The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings continually tops polls because the best-loved literary paintings of all time. Now medieval pupil and Tolkien professional Christopher Snyder offers the main in-depth exploration but of Tolkien's resource fabrics for Middle-earth—from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval Europe and old Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of global struggle I. Fueled by way of the author's ardour for all issues Tolkien, this richly illustrated publication additionally unearths the unusually pervasive impression of Tolkien's undying fantasies on smooth culture. 

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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

Captured by way of pirates, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe makes his holiday in a small boat and undergoes determined adventures ahead of successful his as far back as civilization. yet Crusoe proves prepared to likelihood his success a moment time whilst, after sweating his method to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes one other voyage and is marooned on a small island off South the United States. With the offers he's capable of salvage from the wrecked send, Crusoe finally builds a citadel and creates a country for himself by means of taming animals, accumulating fruit, starting to be plants, and looking, and spends greater than twenty years in isolation ahead of buying a sidekick—the guy Friday.

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A Study in Scarlet

A examine in Scarlet is a detective secret novel written through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his pal and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later turned of the main well-known characters in literature. Conan Doyle wrote the tale in 1886, and it used to be released the next 12 months. The book's name derives from a speech given by way of Holmes to health care professional Watson at the nature of his paintings, within which he describes the story's homicide research as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of homicide operating throughout the colourless skein of existence, and our responsibility is to resolve it, and isolate it, and disclose each inch of it."

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Titus Andronicus

This anthology is an intensive advent to vintage literature should you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. should you have recognized and enjoyed those works long ago, this can be a call for participation to reunite with previous neighbors in a clean new layout. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this targeted assortment brings jointly works as various and influential because the Pilgrim’s development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it's must-have addition to any library.

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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Jane Austen's first released paintings, meticulously built and gleaming along with her exact wit

Marianne Dashwood wears her center on her sleeve, and while she falls in love with the rushing yet mistaken John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's caution that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. in the meantime Elinor, regularly delicate to social conference, is suffering to hide her personal romantic unhappiness, even from these closest to her. via their parallel adventure of affection - and its threatened loss - the sisters study that feel needs to combine with sensibility in the event that they are to discover own happiness in a society the place prestige and cash govern the foundations of affection. This variation additionally contains explanatory notes and textual versions among first and moment version.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Richard II

The 1st play of a old tetralogy inclusive of Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a couple of) and Henry V, Richard II information the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward push of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and equivalent to medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly smooth reliance on Machiavellian rules and his highbrow prowess supplies him an side that's eventually Richard’s undoing. a robust and complex tragedy, Richard II continues to be the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious profession.

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Heart of Darkness

Following his massive--and hugely successful--Moby Dick in photographs, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an both outstanding, and no much less harrowing, job: illustrating each one web page of Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, middle of Darkness.

Kish’s wealthy, imaginitive drawings and work reflect Conrad’s unique textual content and serve to light up Marlow’s trip into the guts of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. middle of Darkness is a textual content ripe for research and argument, officially and thematically; it explores issues of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations upload one other layer, and one other voice within the dialog. center of Darkness is a necessary version for enthusiasts and scholars of Conrad’s paintings, yet is, mainly, a section of artwork all its personal. Kish’s advent lends context to his technique, information his dating and fight with Conrad’s paintings, and illuminates his personal artistic method. An index within the rear of the e-book catalogs the sentences and words that encouraged all the 100 unique items of paintings.

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By Douglas Adams

At final in paperback in a single whole quantity, listed below are the 5 vintage novels from Douglas Adams’s cherished Hitchiker series.

The Hitchhiker’s consultant to the Galaxy
Seconds sooner than the Earth is demolished for a galactic highway, Arthur Dent is stored through Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. jointly they stick out their thumbs to the celebs and start a wild trip via time and space.

The eating place on the finish of the Universe
Facing annihilation by the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. it will possibly in basic terms take place to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle around the galaxy in a determined look for a spot to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything
The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are ailing of taking a look at the evening sky– in order that they plan to damage it. The universe, that's. Now merely 5 participants can avoid Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So lengthy, and thank you for all of the Fish
Back in the world, Arthur Dent is able to think that the earlier 8 years have been all only a figment of his stressed-out mind's eye. yet a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him again to fact. in an effort to speak.

Mostly Harmless
Just whilst Arthur Dent makes the bad mistake of beginning to get pleasure from lifestyles, all hell breaks free. Can he shop the Earth from overall obliteration? Can he retailer the Guide from a opposed alien takeover? Can he shop his daughter from herself?

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Silas Marner (Signet Classics)

By George Eliot

The vintage novel of desire, redemption, and the indomitable human spirit, from liked novelist George Eliot.

In this heartwarming vintage by means of George Eliot, a steady linen weaver named Silas Marner is improperly accused of a heinous robbery really devoted by means of his ally. Exiling himself to the country village of Raveloe, he turns into a lonely recluse. eventually, Marner reveals redemption and non secular rebirth via his unselfish love for an deserted baby who mysteriously seems someday in his remoted cottage.
Somber, but hopeful, Eliot’s real looking depiction of an irretrievable previous, tempered with the mystical parts of delusion and fairy story, is still undying in its realizing of human nature and has been liked for generations.

With an creation by means of Frederick R. Karl
and an Afterword via Kathryn Hughes

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