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 Classic

Series:Penguin Modern Classics

'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others'
When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless éli... read more

Animal Farm
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In 1960 Jack Kerouac was near breaking point. Driven mad by constant press attention in the wake of the publication of On the Road, he needed to 'get away to solitude again or die', so he withdrew to a cabin in Big Sur on the Californian coast. The resulting novel, in which his autobio... read more

Big Sur
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 Literary

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
Awards:Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Brideshead Revisited is Evelyn Waugh's stunning novel of duty and desire set amongst the decadent, faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second Worl... read more

Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
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A Southern family meet to celebrate 'Big Daddy' Pollit's birthday- Gooper with his wife and children, his brother Brick - an ageing, broken football star - and his wife Maggie. But as the party unfolds the facade of a happy family gathering is fractured by sexual frustration,... read more

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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 Fiction

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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell This unusual fictional account - in good part autobiographical - narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose... read more

Down and Out in Paris and London
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Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck cre... read more

East of Eden
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 Reference

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These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art.

Essays
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 Fiction

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One of the century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion.
The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity... read more

Fountainhead
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 Biography

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Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums ... read more

Morrissey Autobiography
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 Fiction

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A classic spy novel from master of suspense John le Carre--reissued in time with the BBC and AMC miniseries, directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
 
On a bleak January night at the outbreak of the Gulf War, Mr. Richard Onslow Roper, a ... read more

Night Manager
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As he lay dying, George Orwell summoned his publisher Fred Warburg to his bedside. No longer capable of holding a pen, the writer dictated a message to the public about the world of his new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. 'Don?t let it happen,? he concluded. 'It depends o... read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - Penguin Modern Classics
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This edition has a NEW introduction by PAULO COELHO.
 
Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely s... read more

Siddhartha
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