Classic Fiction

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  • Cover scan of The Sign Of The Four
    The Sign Of The Four
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - Fractal
    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.
  • Cover scan of The Gap In The Curtain
    The Gap In The Curtain
    John Buchan - Paperback - Polygon
    When Sir Edward Leithen leaves London to spend Whitsuntide as a guest of Lady Flambard, he has no idea of the extraordinary sequence of events about to unfold.
  • Cover scan of Huntingtower
    John Buchan - Paperback - Polygon
    Dickson McCunn, a newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a walking holiday in south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself involved in the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower.
  • Cover scan of The Man With The Golden Arm
    The Man With The Golden Arm
    Nelson Algren - Paperback - Canongate
    Merging a European literary sensibility with American naturalist social protest, Algren depicts America's third person society. A state where the lower classes are exploited and dehumanised, and where the sordid is no longer seen as shocking or abnormal.
  • Cover scan of Whisky Galore
    Whisky Galore
    Sir Compton Mackenzie - Hardback - Birlinn
    It is 1943, and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean Islands. It looks like the end of the world when the whisky is about to run out, and the locals are about to despair when a ship with a cargo of whisky is wrecked.
  • Cover scan of Dubliners
    James Joyce - Paperback - Canongate
    In 'Dubliners', James Joyce takes us on an extraordinary journey with the ordinary men and women from the city of his birth. From short, lyrical stories to the novella-length masterpiece which concludes this collection, 'Dubliners' is as alive with feeling as it was when first published.
  • Cover scan of Humphry Clinker
    Humphry Clinker
    Tobias George Smollett - Paperback - Penguin
    Matthew Bramble, a gout-ridden misanthrope, travels Britain with his nephew, niece, spinster sister and man-servant, the trusty Humphry Clinker. In poor health, Bramble sees the world as one of degeneracy and raucous overcrowding, and will not hesitate to let his companions know his feelings on the matter.
  • Cover scan of Rob Roy
    Rob Roy
    Sir Walter Scott - Paperback - HarperPress
    Banished from his father's house, Frank Osbaldistone becomes involved in the conspiracy surrounding the disastrous Jacobite rising of 1715. His adventures take him across the Highland Line, where he finds cruelty and some unlikely friends.
  • Cover scan of The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner
    The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner
    James Hogg - Paperback - Penguin
    The story of a young man who uses the Calvinist doctrine of predestination to rationalize and acquiesce in the devil's promptings to murder his worldly brother. The strength of the book lies in the latter part - a re-telling of the story by the villain himself.
  • Cover scan of The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
    The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - Fractal
    Amid the foggy streets of sinister London, Holmes and Watson once more solve the unsolvable. In 'Speckled Band', 'The Engineer's Thumb' and ten other stories, Holmes grapples with the very extremes of treachery, duplicity and murderous end.

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