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Our classic fiction books include the most beloved and retold stories of all time. From Harper Lee and the Bronte sisters to Charles Dickens, you can discover the books that changed the world. We have all the best classic fiction books ever written!

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Classic Fiction Books

  • The Catcher in the Rye

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: RYE2
    Paperback 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+.

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

    Product Code: KMK2
    Paperback 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 follow-up Go Set a Watchman was also a huge success, Now is the perfect time to rediscover this hugely important book.
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  • Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Product Code: JNP2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    The book that introduced Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the all-time classic novels and is presented here with cover artwork by Emily Sutton.

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' At least that's what Mrs Bennet thinks as she tries to push her five daughters into marriage. But things don't always go to plan...
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  • The Shakespeare Companion

    Product Code: SHCM
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    Featuring summaries of the Bard's plays and characters, The Shakespeare Companion is the perfect read for anyone interested in his works, or those who are new to one of the most influential writers of all time.

    Complete with a foreword by Dame Judi Dench, this book will enlighten you about Shakespeare's writing and help you enjoy his plays even more. It provides synopses of plays and even a resume of each performance's history.

    There is also a look back at the history of Shakespearean theatre and those plays that he did not write that have been wrongly attributed to him.
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  • Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    Product Code: FRKN
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    A classic gothic horror novel about human nature and the pursuit for knowledge...

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was first published in 1818 and still remains an influence on so many books, novels and stage shows today. Often considered the very first science fiction novel, it tells the story of young scientist Victor Frankenstein and the tortured creature he creates then rejects.

    This powerful and unforgettable story touches upon the nature of human life and beauty and is sure to make you think - while also giving you the chills...
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  • Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

    Product Code: JEY2
    Paperback 14 years +
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    'Plain' orphan Jane Eyre is not expected to amount to much but she desperately wants to do something with her life. When she has an appointment at the gothic Thornfield mansion, she realises she could have a chance at giving her life meaning - and finding love. But then tragedy strikes...

    Written by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre is a classic novel that challenges conventions of desire, family, class and identity at every turn of the page...
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  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

    Product Code: WUTH
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    Read the story that shocked a generation.

    Wuthering Heights is the story of Heathcliff's and Cathy's ungovernable love and suffering - and how their passion wreaked havoc on their families. It's a haunting love story filled with unforgettable characters and situations that have seared themselves into literary consciousness.

    Even author Emily Bronte's sister Charlotte had reservations about whether it was right to introduce a character like Heathcliff... Discover why by adding this classic novel from 1874 to your bookshelf.
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  • Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

    Product Code: EYRE
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    One of the most inspiring and influential novels of all time...

    First published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre follows the protagonist as she endures an unhappy childhood, suffering abuse at the hands of her aunts and cousins before being sent to the comfortless Lowood School.

    Jane's life improves at the school so she decides to stay on as a teacher, even though she still longs for love and friendship. Can she find it at Mr. Rochester's house?
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  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

    Product Code: EBR2
    Paperback 14 years +
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    Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is a classic tale of love, obsession and revenge that also inspired Kate Bush to write one of the most iconic songs of all time.

    Catherine and Heathcliff are in love but their affair is doomed, Catherine's brother Hindley's hatred of Heathcliff leads to tragedy and after Catherine marries someone else, Heathcliff returns newly wealthy and with a desire to enact revenge on everyone who has wronged him...
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  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

    Product Code: TDU2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles follows the starving Durbeyfields as they discover they have a connection to a wealthy family.

    They send their beautiful daughter Tess to the d'Urbervill mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes. But will she be able to convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her?
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Sumptuous romances, grand adventures, immersive mysteries and spellbinding fantasy – classic novels are sure to keep you gripped from first page to last. These tried-and-tested, timeless favourites are essential additions to any booklover’s collection.

A range of genres

Classic fiction books cover a variety of popular genres, from the heart-pounding horror of Frankenstein to the epic fantasy of The Lord of the Rings and the sumptuous romance of Pride and Prejudice. Whatever your reading preferences, you’re sure to find classic fiction you can lose yourself in by browsing our extensive selection.

Acclaimed authors and bucket list books

Our range features the most highly-acclaimed authors of classic fiction, including Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, Leo Tolstoy and many, many more. Explore our variety of great-value classic literature and start reading those books you always said you would.

Stories from centuries past

Delve into the past through the fiction of bygone eras, from the ancient works of Homer and Virgil to the modernist masterpieces of James Joyce and Franz Kafka, and all the classic fiction in between. Browse our brilliant range today to find your new favourite classic novels.