|Author:||J. R. R. Tolkien|
|Series:||Lord of the Rings Ser.|
|Awards:||Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.|
Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien's classic masterpiece, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.When they were first published, Th... read more
'The unhappiness that I need and long for . . . is of the kind that will let me suffer with eagerness and die with lust. That is the unhappiness, or happiness, that I am waiting for.'Alienated from society, Harry Haller is the Steppenwolf, wild, strange and shy. His desp... read more
|Author:||Bram Stoker; Maurice Hindle (Introduction by, Notes by); Christopher Frayling (Preface by); Ang Lee (Illustrator)|
|Series:||Penguin Classics Ser.|
'I am Dracula. And I bid you welcome to my house?He is deathly pale. His fingernails are cut to sharp points. His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath... Yet even Count Dracula?s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the local peasants fail to wa... read more
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SARA WHEELER 'He was the father of my generation of American writers and the tradition of American writing' William Faulkner This timeless cycle of short stories lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest. The central character is George Will... read more
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.'
Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-ye... read more
Although it was never completed, The Canterbury Tales has succeeded in cementing a place as one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature. Including plates from the celebrated Kelmscott Chaucer, this unique clothbound edition in its own slipcase makes a truly beautiful gift.
The timeless themes of the Odyssey--survival, courage, loyalty, and hospitality--have resonated with readers through the ages, making it the most enduring classic in Western civilization. This beautiful slipcased edition of Homer's Greek epic sets Alexander Pope's classic 1726 translati... read more
"The Bell Jar" chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes comple... read more
|Author:||A. B. Mitford|
|Series:||Illustrated Classic Editions Ser.|
In this lavishly illustrated volume, A.B. Mitford presents ancient Japanese tales filled with action, romance, and the supernatural. Proud lords and their loyal retainers, a brave samurai and his faithless wife, a vampire cat, and howling spirits are all... read more
"The Catcher in the Rye" is J . D. Salinger's world-famous novel of disaffected youth. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' asp... read more
With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.
The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to ... read more
|Author:||Pierre Choderlos de Laclos|
|Series:||Popular Penguins Ser.|
Depicting decadence and moral corruption in pre-revolutionary France, Dangerous Liaisons is one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Two aristocrats embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement ... read more