Classic Fiction

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  • Vintage Dickens Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9990000011896 - Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
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    This collection brings together 16 of Charles Dickens' most celebrated novels for one great price.

    The likes of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities are packed full of unforgettable characters and brilliant narratives that show just why Dickens is still regarded as the nation's favourite storyteller.

    The collection also contains books that may be less familiar, but are no less captivating, including the novel he was working on when he died - The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This 16-book collection enables you to discover the classic original books, which are full of observations that remain relevant in today's society.

    The books come in stylish, vintage-style sleeves too.

    Slipcase not included.

    Harper Lee
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    The long-awaited sequel to the phenomenal bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman was thought to have been lost since it was set aside in by Harper Lee in the 1960s. Discovered attached to To Kill a Mockingbird's original manuscript by Lee's lawyer in the autumn of 2014, fifty-five years after its original publication, Go Set a Watchman reintroduces the To Kill a Mockingbird characters some twenty years later...

    Scout has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus Finch. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most iconic and widely read novels of the twentieth century and now readers can reintroduce themselves to the famous characters and witness how life has changed them for the better... or the worse.

    A beautiful, agonisingly tender story that must be read by all fans of classic fiction.
  • Ernest Hemingway Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780099595687 - Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
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    An influential, Nobel Prize-winning author, we are delighted to offer a fantastic eight-book collection from Ernest Hemingway, which features the much-loved classics including The Old Man and the Sea.

    Surely one of the most popular authors of all time, the books in this collection all have gorgeous vintage-style jackets and will work either as an introduction to Hemingway's writing or as a keepsake for those already familiar.

    A mixture of fiction and non-fiction which is endlessly fascinating, you'll get the chance to read about Hemingway's real-life experiences during the war in the autobiographical A Farewell to Arms; discover Robert Jordan's extraordinary story in the Spanish Civil War-set novel For Whom the Bell Tolls; and read his extraordinary, exhaustive account of the Spanish Bullfight in Death in the Afternoon.
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    Harper Lee
    14 years +
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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.
  • P. G. Wodehouse Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780099586388 - P.G. Wodehouse
    P.G. Wodehouse
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    Lord Emsworth is delightfully dotty and his bone-headed son the Hon is just as hilarious. They both live in Blandings Castle, where there is always an impostor or two on the premises.

    Brilliantly farcical, the books in this collection will have you laughing throughout and introduce you to some truly unforgettable characters. Nothing ever goes quite according to plan, but this is part of the joy of P.G. Wodehouse's writing.

    A nine-book collection to make you chuckle time and time again.

    Vera Brittain
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    In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived the period; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time.
  • Fu Manchu Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298716 - Sax Rohmer
    Sax Rohmer
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    Throughout this three-book set, ultimate villain Dr Fu-Manchu is seeking to climb the ladder of the secret society's hierachy and to pave the way for the conquest of his native China. Relentlessly pursued by Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie - the narrator of these mood-drenched adventures - will Fu-Manchu be able to achieve his evil dreams?

    Written by Sax Rohmer in the early 20th century, the stories are a tantalising mix of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond... The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu introduces the emissary of evil society; The Hand of Dr Fu-Manchu finds him back with a new terrifying plan; and Daughter of Fu-Manchu follows Fah Lo Suee as she tries to find power and leadership over the evil cults of the East. No one can stop her - apart from her father...

    This collection contains books 1, 3 and 4 in Sax Rohmer's Fu-Manchu series.
    Harper Lee
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    One of the most eagerly awaited novels of all time, Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is the follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Great American Novel' To Kill a Mockingbird (originally published in 1960). This audiobook edition is read by the Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.

    Set during the mid-1950s, 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, the book catches up with the famous characters and reveals how their lives have changed... Jean Louise Finch (or Scout as you'll remember her) is heading back from New York to visit her father Atticus in Maycomb in the Deep South. As she makes this journey, she has to face up to a number of personal and political issues including her father's changing attitude towards society.

    Scout also has to grapple with her own feelings and the childhood memories that are stirred by revisiting her hometown.

    A complex and compelling book that was discovered attached to an original typescript of To Kill a Mockingbird 2014, it's one that any lover of classic fiction should make room for on their reading list.
  • Georgette Heyer Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780099598640 - Georgette Heyer
    Georgette Heyer
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    Georgette Heyer, one of the finest historical fiction authors of all time, transports you back to Regency England with this six-book collection of romantic novels.

    Beautifully repackaged with stunning new jackets, the collection includes Faro's Daughter, Frederica, The Convenient Marriage, Regency Buck, Friday's Child and The Grand Sophy. Every book contains memorable characters, sumptuous period detail and are full of wit that brings the era to life.

    From unlikely relationships to class wars and family failures, these books are sure to appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory, Mary Balogh and Loretta Chase.
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    Samuel Beckett
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    After a wait of 80 years, Echo's Bones, Samuel Beckett's intended end-piece to his debut collection of short stories, More Pricks than Kicks, is published for the first time.

    Originally requested - and subsequently rejected - by his editor, it continues the story of Belacqua, the protagonist of More Pricks than Kicks' ninth story Yellow, as he enters the afterlife. Covering themes of science, philosophy, religion and literature, the text offers a darkly humorous take on human nature.

    A gothic fairy tale that shows the development of Beckett as a writer, this hardback edition belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who wants to find out more about the evolution of Samuel Beckett's writing.
  • Edith Wharton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137084 - Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
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    Often acclaimed as one of America's finest novelists, delve into or rediscover the works of Edith Wharton with this great value three-book set. Featuring the masterpiece The Age of Innocence, later adapted into a hit film by Martin Scorsese, every novel is compelling and captivating from start to finish.

    The Age of Innocence is set during turn-of-the-century New York and finds Newland Archer torn between his respect for family traditions and his burgeoning attraction to his wife-to-be's cousin... The Children finds bachelor Martin Boyne befriending some precocious kids on a cruise ship between Algiers and Venice Martin Boyne; while The House of Mirth portrays the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman's attitude to marriage in the early 1900s.
  • RYE2 13 years +
    J. D. Salinger
    13 years +
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    The Catcher in the Rye has an enduring attraction that puts it at the top of a must-read list for young adults. The cynical observations of J. D. Salinger's central character, Holden Caulfield, condemn the phony posturing and hypocrisy of those around him.

    Holden is driven by vague, unspecified angst and unhappiness and manages to get caught up in a series of uncomfortable encounters with a prostitute, her pimp, an old girlfriend and a former teacher.

    The Catcher in the Rye is as thought-provoking and compulsive as the conflicts of its central character. Recommended for readers 14+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • Vintage Poetry Collection - 3 books - Collection - 9780099595588
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    Featuring 'a visionary genius', 'the greatest poet since Shakespeare' and some of the best poetry from the Bard himself, this three-book collection offers up some of the best poetry from William Blake, W. B. Yeats and William Shakespeare.

    Shakespeare's sonnets were haunting, lyrical and often breathtakingly beautiful, and the anthology featured here showcases everything from his most famed work - 'Shall I compare three to a summer's day' - to his lesser-known poems that deserve more exposure. With an introduction from Germaine Greer, this is a must-have for anyone who appreciates one of the masters of the English language.

    Selected and introduced by Patti Smith, the eccentric William Blake is another genius who specialised in powerful and symbolic poetry, while the extensive W. B. Yeats collection reflects the turmoil, fervour, traditions and revolutions around the turn of the 20th century.

  • Elizabeth Taylor Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748136797 - Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor
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    Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most acclaimed novelists of her time and this three-book collection will introduce you to some of her best work. Angel is the story of a shy fifteen-year-old author on the cusp of becoming a publishing sensation, while Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont follows an unlikely friendship between the title's character and handsome young writer Ludo. A View of the Harbour is based around the faded coastal village of Newby, a place where everyone looks for - and in on - each other. These editions come with introductions from the likes of Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters and Paul Bailey, the real-life inspiration for Ludo.
  • Barbara Comyns Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137091 - Barbara Comyns
    Barbara Comyns
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    Barbara Comyns was a very talented author who lived an extraordinary life and wrote a number of unique and witty novels that will have fans of cosy crime and murder mysteries hooked. Having received acclaim from the likes of Sarah Waters and Graham Greene, the books are set in Edwardian London and are heaving with quirky characters, strange events, love affairs and mysteries to solve. We hope that this three-book set, featuring The Vet's Daughter, Sisters By A River and Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, will help bring her talent to a whole new audience.
  • Rumer Godden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748136315 - Rumer Godden
    Rumer Godden
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    This three-book collection will act as the perfect introduction to the highly acclaimed author Rumer Godden. Including Black Narcissus, the novel that inspired an Academy Award-winning film in 1947, the books are all full of high emotion, intensity and drama. Black Narcissus is the story of a sisterhood of nuns on a mission in Himalayan India, while Breakfast with the Nikolides is a coming-of-age story set in post-colonial East Bengal and Kingfishers Catch Fire tells the story of a young English woman's dramatic and disturbing experiences in Himalayan Kashmir. Stories that will stay with you long after you've finished reading them, this is a collection not to be missed!
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    Dodie Smith
    13 years +
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    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home.

    Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has habit of striding through the countryside wearing only her wellington boots. But all their lives will be soon be transformed by the arrival of new neighbours from America, and Cassandra finds herself falling in love...
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    Molly Keane
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    Molly Keane was widely heralded as the mistress of wicked comedy as her observations were so deliciously accurate and her humour decidedly black. The five wickedly sharp stories in this collection are riveting and the elegant writing fits perfectly as sadness and pathos lie close to the glittering surface.

    The books include the likes of Time After Time and Devoted Ladies and contain some extremely cleverly conceived characters.

    Although the books will make you chuckle and laugh out loud, there are also genuine shocks and twists that were her trademarks throughout every story.
  • AABBX 13 years +
    Ray Bradbury
    13 years +
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    A hauntingly prophetic classic novel from the 1950s written by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a not-too-distant future where Guy Montag is a fireman.

    His job is to burn books as they are now forbidden and being claimed as the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy... His marriage is falling apart and there may be books hidden in his house.

    Similar in themes to George Orwell's 1984, Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose takes a devastating look at Western civilisation's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. A shocking, dazzling book that every teen reader should have on their bookshelf.
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    This atmospheric evocation of early nineteenth century Edinburgh is made all the more thrilling by the knowledge that it is a fictional account of a series of real murders and the astonishing, grisly career of Burke and Hare, men who killed people in order to provide corpses for dissection in anatomy lectures.
    Edith Wharton
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    Edwin Culwin wakes up to find a ghastly pair of eyes staring at him, the eyes of a man who has done a lot of harm in his life. They pursue him wherever he goes; he doesn't know why; he doesn't know who they belong to - but he can feel his soul being pierced. Part of Galley Beggar's new Ghosts series.