Classic Fiction

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  • Cover scan of The Wrong Box
    The Wrong Box
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Hesperus Classics
    This novel is a masterpiece of black comedy, turning on mistaken identity, the disappearance of a corpse, and several makeshift coffins. In this eccentric story the authors extend the boundaries of good taste and satirize the Railway novel genre.
  • Cover scan of Waverley
    Walter Scott - Paperback - Oxford University Press
    Set against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, 'Waverley' tells the story of Edward Waverley, an idealistic daydreamer whose loyalty to his regiment is threatened when they are sent to the Scottish Highlands where he is drawn to Fergus Mac-Ivor and his beautiful sister, both loyal to Charles Stuart.
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    The Sign Of Four
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - ReadZone
    The great detective's melancholy mood is lifted by the arrival of attractive Mary Morstan. Her father vanished ten years ago but she has been receiving a large, lustrous pearl annually. She wants Holmes and Watson to accompany her to meet her benefactor.
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    The Sign Of The Four
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - William Collins
    This title is one of the legendary crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a complex case involving a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts.
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    The Decadent Short Story
    - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This wide-ranging anthology showcases the short story as the most attractive genre for British writers who experimented with decadent themes and styles. From familiar writers such as Ernest Dowson, Arthur Symons and Oscar Wilde to less well known writers such as Charles Ricketts, Victoria Cross and Ella D'Arcy, the 36 stories demonstrate ideas of class, gender, sexuality, and science as well as the gothic, social satire, symbolist fantasy, fairy tale, naturalism/realism, impressionism, erotica, and the scientific romance.
  • Cover scan of The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
    The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Pulp! The Classics
    This dark psychological fantasy is more than a moral tale, it is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution and criminality and the secret lives behind Victorian propriety, to create a unique form of urban Gothic.
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    Territorial Rights
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Robert wants nothing more than to become a serious art historian. But his hopes for an academic life are put on hold when he's driven from London to Venice to escape one lover and seek out another: the enigmatic Bulgarian refugee Lina Pancev. In Venice, Robert encounters a grand carnival of lust, lies, blackmail, cocktail parties and regicide. As he chases Lina, his heart's desire, the city itself provides a priceless education in love, art and beauty.
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    The Body Snatcher
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Galley Beggar
    This atmospheric evocation of early 19th century Edinburgh is made all the more thrilling by the knowledge that it is a fictional account of a series of real murders and the astonishing, grisly career of Burke and Hare, men who killed people in order to provide corpses for dissection in anatomy lectures.
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    Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And Other Stories
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Vintage Classic
    How thin is the line between good and evil? Dr Jekyll has been experimenting with his identity. He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature and allows him to occasionally abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr Hyde.
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    The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And Other Stories
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Alma Classics
    One of Stevenson's most famous and enduringly popular works, 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' describes the mysterious relationship between a respectable and affable doctor and his brutal associate. Set in the grimy streets of Victorian London, this tale of murder, split personality and obscure science, with its chilling final revelation, became an instant horror classic when it was first published in 1886 and has enthralled and terrified generations of readers ever since.

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