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              Classics Sense and Sensibility

              Classics Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)

              By Austen, Jane

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              The Dashwood sisters - Elinor and Marianne - are left poor and homeless by their father's death. Although kind relatives provide a roof over their heads, one way out of this misfortune is for both girls to marry well. However, Marianne and Elinor find themselves having to choose ...between passionate romance and observing the rules of polite society.
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              ISBN 9781848373099
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2009
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              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Great Expectations

              Great Expectations (Paperback)

              By Charles, Dickens

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              Pip is a blacksmith's boy, desperate to escape his humble background. When Pip receives a legacy and promptly leaves for London to become a gentleman, only then does he begin learning about the gulf between appearances and reality.

              ISBN 9781848373198
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2009
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              Emma

              Emma (Paperback)

              By Austen, Jane

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              Emma Woodhouse is an avowed spinster and matchmaker, who is convinced that she knows best who should marry whom. Having almost ruined the prospects of Harriet Smith, her protegee, and been reprimanded by her good friend, George Knightley, Emma finally learns a little humility. Sh...e also comes to some surprising conclusions about love and marriage.
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              ISBN 9781848373129
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2009
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              The Seagull
               

              The Seagull (Paperback)

              By Chekhov, Anton; Translated by Calderon, George

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              A play ought to be written in which people should come and go, dine, talk of the weather or play cards... because that is what happens in real life - Anton Chekhov Chekhov demolished the conventions of traditional Russian theatre and created something new that proved hugely influ...ential. His aim was to create a slice of life with naturalistic settings, mundane conversation and acting that brought the everyday on stage. The Seagull, 1895, is the first of his four major plays. The four main characters, guests on a tranquil estate in the Russian countryside, are Nina, a beautiful young actress who can't act; Konstantin, a talentless playwright, and his mother Irina Arkadina, a fading theatrical diva; finally, there is successful writer of middling books, Boris Trigorin. Konstantin shoots a seagull and, much to her horror and disgust, gives it to Nina as the set-up becomes a recipe for romantic and artistic fallings-out, compounded when they all meet up a second time. Although Chekhov called this a comedy, there's nothing cheerful here. By always snatching at love and success, his characters block out happiness; the author is satirizing human foibles which we soon recognize in ourselves. When the play was first performed, it was booed off stage. In 1898, after the production by Stanislavski that marked the birth of modern theatre, it became a major triumph and Chekhov took his place in history.
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              ISBN 9781838575793
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
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              Common Sense
               

              Common Sense (Paperback)

              By Paine, Thomas

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              Originally published anonymously, the pamphlet called Common Sense sparked a powerful response. Extolling the philosophy of self-determination, democracy and liberty, Thomas Paine's defence of American secession was a radical and inflammatory statement. Finding supporters on both... sides of the Atlantic, Paine's defence of egalitarian principles nonetheless generated its fair share of enemies. Unapologetic, immensely persuasive andclearly written, the words of the world's first international revolutionary continue to offer valuable insights into the world we live in today.
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              ISBN 9781788287876
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2018
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              Odyssey

              Odyssey (Paperback)

              By Homer; Introduction by Davidson, George

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              Odysseus and his crew escape a man-eating Cyclops and, having angered the sea-god Poseidon, are then beset by storms and blown to an island where a witch transforms the sailors into pigs. With his fleet destroyed, Odysseus is held captive for seven years by the nymph Calypso, who... offers him immortality if he will stay with her.
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              ISBN 9781848373242
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2009
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              Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

              Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Paperback)

              By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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              Presents a story of conflict between dual personalities: one good, and one ruthlessly evil. This book includes other tales such as the The Body Snatcher , Markheim , and The Bottle Imp .

              ISBN 9781848373280
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              Picture of Dorian Gray

              Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)

              By Wilde, Oscar

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              At eighteen, the handsome Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, which prompts an admirer, Lord Henry Wotton, to declare that life is nothing without beauty and sensuous gratification. Suddenly scared of growing old and ugly, Dorian makes the fateful wish that the painted image sh...ould age rather than himself.
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              ISBN 9781848373310
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2009
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              Pride and Prejudice

              Pride and Prejudice (Hardback)

              By Austen, Jane

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              ISBN 9781782122760
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2013
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              Moll Flanders
                

              Moll Flanders (Paperback)

              By Defoe, Daniel

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              In the sordid streets of 17th century London, its sink or swim, and Moll Flanders is struggling to stay afloat. Born in prison and abandoned by her mother, our unlucky heroine resorts to any means to secure wealth and social standing, be it prostitution, thievery or bigamy. Her b...awdy escapades are at once thrilling and tragic, but Moll Flanders refuses to be pitied. Whether critiquing personal morality or society at large, Daniel Defoe's classic novel has captivated readers since its publication in 1722. Moll Flanders remains one of the most memorable heroines in English literature.
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              ISBN 9781788882057
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
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