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A Hippo Banquet
A Hippo Banquet Mary Kingsley
The fearless, pioneering Victorian female explorer describes dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool in Africa.
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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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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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A Simple Heart
A Simple Heart Gustave Flaubert
Flaubert's most famous short work meditates on the unexamined, futile life of a servant and her beloved parrot.
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A Terrible Beauty Is Born
A Terrible Beauty Is Born William Butler Yeats, W. B. Yeats
By turns joyful and despairing, some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.
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Anecdotes Of The Cynics
Anecdotes Of The Cynics Anon
What makes us happy? For over 800 years the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome argued that the answer lay in a simple, self-sufficient life.
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As Kingfishers Catch Fire
As Kingfishers Catch Fire Gerard Manley Hopkins
Considered unpublishable in his lifetime, the Victorian priest's groundbreaking, experimental verse on nature's glory and despair.
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Daphnis And Chloe
Daphnis And Chloe Longus
Two young lovers battle pirates, rivals and their own confused feelings in this tender pastoral romance from ancient Greece.
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Flush
Flush Virginia Woolf
A gorgeous Vintage Classics edition of Virginia Woolf's lively, witty and insightful 'biography' of the cocker spaniel Flush, loyal companion to nineteenth century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Frogs
Frogs Aristophanes Aristophanes, Aristophanes
This riotous play from ancient Greece's greatest comic dramatist blends fancy dress, earthy slapstick and political debate.
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