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The Rule Of Benedict
The Rule Of Benedict Anon
How do you create a community? How can we work together? How do we stay true to our ideals? For almost fifteen centuries this extraordinary book has provided guidance.
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The Stolen White Elephant
The Stolen White Elephant Mark Twain
From the father of American literature, four sparkling comic tales of extraordinary animals and parables subverted.
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A Nervous Breakdown
A Nervous Breakdown Anton Chekhov
From the supreme artist of the short story, three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay.
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Only Dull People Are Brilliant At Breakfast
Only Dull People Are Brilliant At Breakfast Oscar Wilde
Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius.
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Waterloo
Waterloo Victor Hugo
A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo - and how a rain shower changed history - from Victor Hugo's epic novel Les Misérables.
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Why I Am So Clever
Why I Am So Clever Friedrich Nietzsche
Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness.
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Matilda
Matilda Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century.
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Kidnapped
Kidnapped Olaudah Equiano
The searing autobiography of Olaudah Equiano - African slave, sailor and finally a free man - fuelled the eighteenth-century abolitionist movement.
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O Frabjous Day!
O Frabjous Day! Lewis Carroll
Conjuring wily walruses, dancing lobsters, a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch, Carroll's fantastical verse gave new words to the English language.
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Tyger, Tyger
Tyger, Tyger William Blake
From the great visionary and radical genius of the Romantic age, transcendent verse on heaven and hell, innocence and experience.
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The Body Politic
The Body Politic Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Arguing that a state's political power should lie with its people, these pieces from The Social Contract inspired the French revolution.
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White Nights
White Nights Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Two devastating Russian stories of solitude, unrequited love and depravity from beyond the grave.
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The Suffragettes
The Suffragettes Various
This is the story of the women who changed the world, told through speeches, pamphlets, posters, newspaper articles and letters.
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Seven Hanged
Seven Hanged Leonid Andreyev
From their arrest to their final breaths, the last days of seven prisoners condemned to death in Tsarist Russia are described in this visceral, heart-stopping novella.
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Is This A Dagger Which I See Before Me?
Is This A Dagger Which I See Before Me? William Shakespeare
This collection of Shakespeare's soliloquies, from famous set-pieces to little-known speeches, displays his genius in all its range and richness.
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The Yellow Book
The Yellow Book Anon
Stylish fin-de-siècle stories, poems and illustrations from the notorious magazine The Yellow Book, which scandalized the Victorians with its avant-garde decadence.
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How To Be A Medieval Woman
How To Be A Medieval Woman Margery Kempe
Advice on marriage, foreign travel and much more from the irrepressible Margery Kempe: medieval pilgrim, visionary and creator of the first autobiography.
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Trivia
Trivia John Gay
This joyful poetic satire describes wig thieves, chamberpots, prostitutes and other hazards to be avoided on the teeming streets of eighteenth-century London.
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A Modern Detective
A Modern Detective Edgar Allan Poe
In these two stories gentleman sleuth C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue.
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The Sea Raiders
The Sea Raiders H. G. Wells
Spellbinding short stories of man-eating squid, magicians and monstrous machines, from the father of science fiction.
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