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By Aretino, Pietro; Foreword by Bailey, Paul
Ingeniously subverting the Greek literary form, Aretino here presents a dialogue - not of profound philosophical thought - but of the art of prostitution.
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By Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan; Foreword by Robinson, Tony
An unusual story of East meets West, Conan Doyle's The Tragedy of the Korosko, describes mayhem and madness in the Arabian desert. When a select party of American and English tourists board the Korosko in search of Eastern magic, they are ill prepared for what is to follow. Taken ...
By Wilde, Oscar; Foreword by Ackroyd, Peter
Fascinated by the identity of the mysterious Mr W.H. to whom Shakespeare dedicated his sonnets, Oscar Wilde determined to prove to the world that it was in fact a gentleman by the name of Will Hughes.
By Hawthorne, Nathaniel; Foreword by Schama, Simon, CBE
Part fairy tale, part Gothic horror story, Hawthorne's 'Rappaccini's Daughter' is an inspired fiction of creation and control, with many biblical and Miltonic echoes.
By Casanova, Giacomo; Translated by Nichols, J. G.; Foreword by Parks, T.
One of the few works written in Casanova's native Italian, The Duel is an important example of the infamous lothario's vivid prose and inimitable style. Having escaped from the infamous Piombi Prison in Venice, Casanova became an exile, travelling through Western Europe and being ...
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By Austen, Jane; Foreword by Weldon, Fay
A single-volume edition of this dramatic early novella which is an unknown work for Jane Austen's many fans.
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