Cover of Christmas Ghost Stories

Short story collection of ghost stories with a Christmas theme.


Cover of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels

Famous during his lifetime as a humorist and for his incandescent social satires, Mark Twain is most often thought of today as a novelist whose precise language and vividly drawn characters introduce readers to tales steeped in concern with personal freedom and social responsibility. Twain's best-known novels, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "The Prince and the Pauper" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (regarded by many as the Great American Novel) are landmarks of literature that continu...


Cover of The Greek Myths

Poet and scholar Robert Graves retells the immortal stories of the Greek myths. Demeter mourning her daughter Persephone, Icarus flying too close to the sun, Theseus and the Minotaur ... all are captured here with the author's characteristic erudition and flair. The Greek Myths is the culmination of years of research and careful observation, however what makes this collection extraordinary is the imaginative and poetic style of the retelling. Drawing on his experience as a novelist and poet, Gra...


Cover of Selected Stories

Selected Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Published 1 December 1962

In 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' he wrote the first and best tales of terror; with 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and his fictional detective M. Dupin he invented the detective story; and tales such as 'MS. Found in a Bottle' and 'Von Kempelen and His Discovery' pioneered modern science-fiction.As readers will discover, Poe possessed an unrivalled capacity to create atmosphere and suspense, and to probe the dark depths of the human psyche. All the stories in this volume p...


Cover of The Moving Toyshop

It is late at night when poet Cadogan stumbles on the dead body of an old lady in an Oxford toyshop. The following morning, the toyshop has vanished and in its place is a grocery store. Nobody, not even the police, seem surprised.


Cover of The Pursuit of Love

Childhood at Alconleigh is scanty preparation for the realities of the outside world and Linda, sweetest and most aimless of the young Radletts, falls prey to a stuffy banker and a rabid communist before she finds her ideal in a Frenchman . . .


Cover of Love in a Cold Climate

In one of the wittiest novels of them all, Nancy Mitford casts a finely gauged net to capture perfectly the foibles and fancies of the English upper class. Set in the privileged world of the county house party and the London season, the story of coldly beautiful Polly Hampton and her aristocratic parents is a comedy of English manners between the wars by one of the most individual, beguiling and creative users of the language.


Cover of 84, Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London'.  Told in a series of letters in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD and then in diary form in the second part THE DUCHESS OF BLOOMSBURY STREET, this true story has touched the hearts of thousands.


Cover of Unfinished Tales (Deluxe Slipcase Edition)

Deluxe collector's edition featuring the definitive edition text and containing a full-colour reproduction of Tolkien's painting of the dragon, Glorund. The book is quarterbound, stamped on the front board with a gold motif previously seen only on the first edition hardback, and is presented in a matching slipcase. Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and provides those who have read The Ho...


Cover of The Night Before Christmas

An exquisite stocking filler-sized edition of the classic Christmas poem, featuring stunning silhouette illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat, cut-paper pages and a spectacular pop-up finale.An exquisite stocking filler-sized edition of the classic Christmas poem, featuring stunning silhouette illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat, cut-paper pages and a spectacular pop-up finale. With the turn of each page the scenes transform to reveal the fine details and surprises of a festive family home. Open up...