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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Animal Farm is a dystopian novella by George Orwell. Published in England on 17 August 1945, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences with the NKVD during the Spanish Civil War.
Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George
Orwell has become the definitive dystopian novel of the twentieth
century. Originally published on June 8, 1949 by Secker and
Warburg in the United Kingdom, the book follows the main character,
Winston Smith, through his disillusionment with totalitarianism and a
doomed struggle of resistance. George Orwell is a pen-name, Orwell's
real name was Eric Blair. -
Rebecca

Rebecca

by Daphne Du Maurier

An orphaned young woman working as a maid is swept off her feet by a wealthy widowed Englishman, and quickly married him. But when she arrives at his estate she learns she pales in comparison with his seemingly perfect deceased first wife Rebecca, especially in the eyes of the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. When Rebecca’s body is found on her shipwrecked boat the dark secrets held by the husband are discovered as well. Rebecca has had many adaptations in film, radio, and television,... Read more about this item
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks under the title The Sea Cook over a period of several months from 1881-82.Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is the classic pirate tale, known for its superb atmosphere, character and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of... Read more about this item
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships, is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became tremendously popular as soon as it was published.
You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

by Ian Fleming

Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond's downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the 'Castle of Death' where he encounters an old enemy revitalized. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for... Read more about this item
Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is in many ways one of his most sophisticated works, combining deep psychological insight with rich social analysis. At one level it centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but in a deeper sense it's also about 'human values'.
Silas Marner

Silas Marner

by George Eliot

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is a dramatic novel by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans) which was first published in 1861.
Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

by W Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention. " Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel Beauty from Ashes, finally settled on a title taken from Spinoza's Ethics
The Vicar Of Wakefield

The Vicar Of Wakefield

by Oliver Goldsmith

"The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity." When Dr Primrose loses his fortune in a disastrous investment, his idyllic life in the country is shattered and he is forced to move with his wife and six children to an impoverished living on the estate of Squire Thornhill. Taking to the road in pursuit of his daughter, who has been seduced by the rakish Squire, the beleaguered Primrose becomes embroiled in a series of misadventures –... Read more about this item
The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell... Read more about this item
The Castle Of Otranto

The Castle Of Otranto

by Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus, Castle, and Walpole by extension is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Charles Robert Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier.
Puck Of Pook's Hill

Puck Of Pook's Hill

by Rudyard Kipling

The children were at the Theatre, acting to Three Cows as much as they could remember of Midsummer Night's Dream. Their father had made them a small play out of the big Shakespeare one, and they had rehearsed it with him and with their mother till they could say it by heart. They began when Nick Bottom the weaver comes out of the bushes with a donkey's head on his shoulders, and finds Titania, Queen of the Fairies, asleep.
Uncle Fred In the Springtime

Uncle Fred In the Springtime

by P G Wodehouse

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on August 18 1939 by Doubleday Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on August 25 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, Earl of Emsworth, the fifth full-length novel to be set there.
The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby is left responsible for his mother and sister when his father dies. The novel follows his attempt to succeed in supporting them, despite his uncle Ralph's antagonistic lack of belief in him. It is one of Dickens' early comic novels.
Three Guineas

Three Guineas

by Virginia Woolf

Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a... Read more about this item
Rob Roy

Rob Roy

by Sir Walter Scott

Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland. Twists of plot and a romantic outlaw's cunning escapes make this a classic epic.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban

by J K Rowling

“Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's always a relief after summer with the Dursleys, however, Harry doesn't realize that this year will be just as eventful as the last two! The atmosphere at Hogwarts is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, even the Muggles have been warned. The sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school and Harry, Ron and Hermione rapidly discover why all witches and... Read more about this item
The History Of Tom Jones, a Foundling

The History Of Tom Jones, a Foundling

by Henry Fielding

A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins. A vivid Hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy... Read more about this item
Ways Of Escape

Ways Of Escape

by Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the Foreign Office. He died in April 1991.
The Confidential Agent

The Confidential Agent

by Graham Greene

Graham Greene (1904-1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.
Eyeless In Gaza

Eyeless In Gaza

by Huxley Aldous

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Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban

by Mary Grandpr J K Rowling

British Fiction Books & Ephemera

Free Fall

Free Fall

by Golding, William

"I was standing up, pressed back against the wall, trying not to breathe. I got there in the one movement my body made. My body had many hairs on legs and belly and chest and head, and each had its own life; each inherited a hundred thousand years of loathing and fear for things that scuttle or slide or crawl." from Free FallSammy Mountjoy, artist, rises from poverty and an obscure birth to see his pictures hung in the Tate Gallery. Swept into World War II, he is taken as a prisoner-of-war, threatened... Read more about this item
Men Like Gods

Men Like Gods

by Wells, H G

Men Like Gods is a novel written in 1923 by H. G. Wells. It features a utopian parallel universe.
Mr Noon

Mr Noon

by Lawrence, D H

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The... Read more about this item
The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell... Read more about this item
Departmental Ditties

Departmental Ditties

by Kipling, Rudyard

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Hardback. New. Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous.
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€20.41
The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man with the Golden Gun

by Fleming, Ian

Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New/Like New. First Edition, First Printing. Published by Jonathan Cape, 1965. Octavo. Black cloth boards stamped in gold with patterned endpapers. No gun embossed on front cover. Book is like new; clean with no writing or names. Sharp corners and spine straight. Binding tight and pages crisp. Price-clipped dust jacket is like new with light shelf wear. Book placed in custom acetate protector. An uncommonly fine copy of the 12th James Bond book. 221 pages.... Read more about this item
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€324.94
Vile Bodies [Modern Library No. 120.2]

Vile Bodies [Modern Library No. 120.2]

by WAUGH, EVELYN

New York: Modern Library, 1933. First Modern Library Edition. Hardcover. Very good in original cloth. Very lightly toned at spine, and slightly spine-cocked; contemporary previous ownership signature to front free endpaper. Binding tight, text clean and bright. Lacking dust jacket.. 16mo. 4.5 x 6.75 in. x, 321 pp. Modern Library Binding Style 7, full green balloon cloth, Rockwell Kent Torchbearer device in gilt on upper cover, gilt tiltes and ornament to spine, with Kent endpapers. An exceedingly sound... Read more about this item
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€49.21
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Philadelphia: Carl J. H. Anderson. Very Good with no dust jacket; Slipcase edges rubbed, spine toned.. 1930. First Printing. Hardcover. Tan buckram with red topstain. Illustrated endpapers, black and white and watercolor illustrations by Lyle Justis. A beautiful copy of this beloved children's classic. No. 1 of the Anderson Books. Owner bookplate (Sumner Simpson) on dedication page. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 240 pages .
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€92.84
Rob Roy

Rob Roy

by Sir Walter Scott

Paperback / softback. New.
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€14.71
Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne

by JACOBSEN, J.P

New York: American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1960. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Good. Ex-library (University of Pennsylvania), with usual markings.. Crown 8vo. 284 pp. Original burgundy cloth, titles in gilt. From the library of Univ. of Dallas Classics Professor Karl Maurer; with his 1973 ownership signature to front flyleaf.
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€19.50
OF HUMAN BONDAGE: A NOVEL IN TWO VOLUMES

OF HUMAN BONDAGE: A NOVEL IN TWO VOLUMES

by Maugham, W Somerset

London: Heron Books. Very Good. 1967. Hardcover. Two volumes sold together. Vol.1 482p . Vol. 2 480p; 1 kg. Weight. ; Complete Works; Vol. 1 & 2; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .
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€18.88
When We Were Very Young

When We Were Very Young

by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander)

London: Methuen & Co., 1924 Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, first printing, second state with “ix” to contents leaf. One of 5,140 copies. Signed by Milne on title page. Original publisher’s blue cloth, front and rear boards illustrated in gilt, gilt border to front board, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. A near fine copy with light rubbing to spine ends, a few tiny spots of soiling to cloth, bottom corners gently bumped, spine slightly shaken but sturdy overall,... Read more about this item
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€11,605.00
Treasure Island (Illustrated Chosen Classics)

Treasure Island (Illustrated Chosen Classics)

by Louis Stevenson, Robert

Leisure Arts, Inc., 2010. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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€7.18
Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. Fine. 2018. Hardcover. This is the Easton Press deluxe limited edition. It is oversize and comes in a custom slipcase. Signed by illustrator Bruce Waldman, Easton Press certificate of authenticity included. Limited to a print run of 1200, this is number 42. Illustrated with 18 wonderful illustrations, all of which are at least a full page, and many are double page. This is Easton's best work with their best full leather binding, illustrated covers, gilded page... Read more about this item
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€371.36
The Man With The Golden Gun.

The Man With The Golden Gun.

by FLEMING, IAN:

London, Jonathan Cape, 1965 1st edition 2nd state. Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW In protective sleeve. NOT price clipped.) Cloth clean and bright. No penned inscriptions. Private bookplate on front endpaper (M.W.F. COTTRILL) Some small foxing spots to page edges & small faint spot on title page, one page faint crease top corner, rear endpaper fore edge faint old tape mark strip.... Read more about this item
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€198.81
The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man with the Golden Gun

by Ian Fleming

London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, second state without the gun on the boards. In original unclipped (18s net) jacket in protective sheet. Minor creasing and chipping to extremities. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Black cloth over boards with bronze gilt lettering on the spine. Square and solid. Some toning to edges, and some pages bumped at rear. Original green marble endpapers. The interior is clean and clear.  Pages: 221     Dimensions: 7⅝ x... Read more about this item
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€731.12
Gulliver's Travels: University Classics Series

Gulliver's Travels: University Classics Series

by Swift, Jonathan

Greenwich, Connecticut: Appleby & Company, Inc.. Very Good. 1939. First Edition: First Printing. Soft Cover. 242 pages: 4.75 x 6.75 in.: 0.8: KB#013629: Covers are brown and spine is lightly faded. Title, author, and emblem/pattern are raised embossed on front cover. Pages are uniformly age-darkened but otherwise covers and all pages appear to be clean, unmarked, tightly bound (except for slight separation of pages at title page) and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. If interested, I... Read more about this item
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€19.50
Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens

London: The Hawarden Press, 1899. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Robert Graves/ J. C. Armytage. Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens. Limited Edition of 500 Copies, this being numbered 409, as stated on the copyright page. Two volume set. Published by the Hawarden Press, London, 1899. The books measure 5.5" x 8.5". Bound in publisher's original green buckram with gilt titling and decorations on the spine. Top edge gilt. Reproduction of author's signature embossed on the front cover. With... Read more about this item
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€92.84
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Magnum Editions/Magnum Books, 1968. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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€8.33
Animal Farm

Animal Farm

by ORWELL, George

London: Penguin Books, 1960 A good reprint copy with foxing.
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€6.50
The Vicar of Wakefield

The Vicar of Wakefield

by GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1910. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Early reprint. Blue cloth, decorated in white and gilt, top edge gilt. Twenty-four illustrations in color by Margaret Jameson. Spine slightly cocked, offsetting on endpapers, still very good in a good only tanned dustwrapper with edges chipped. "The Burlington Library" series.
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€23.21
The Vicar of Wakefield  : English Classics Series Series

The Vicar of Wakefield : English Classics Series Series

by Goldsmith, Oliver (Author) / Santsbury, George (Introduction By)

Houghton and Mifflin. Very Good with no Dust Jacket. 1926. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 221 pages: 6.5 x 9.75 in.: 2.4: KB#013600: Binding is green cloth with a textured (cross-hatched) gilt spine with title and author printed; spine is lightly faded. Board corners are lightly worn and creased. Prior owner's name and location are neatly impressed (raised) on front flyleaf, with date (October 1926) written below. Otherwise, pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and... Read more about this item
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€116.05
Pepita

Pepita

by Sackville-West, Vita

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1937. 309pp. beige cloth 8vo w/blue spine & gilt decorations: near Very Good/no dj. A biography of the author's maternal grandmother.
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€6.96
Rebeca ; La posada de Jamaica

Rebeca ; La posada de Jamaica

by Du Maurier, Daphne

Barcelona.: Planeta., 1991.. Hardcover. Good. 21 cm. 709 p. 1 retr. Encuadernación en tapa dura con corte superior dorado. Traducción de: Rebecca ; Jamaica Inn. Daphe Du Maurier. Grandes novelistas mundiales. volumen coleccion( 9). Du Maurier, Daphne. 1907-1989. Jamaica Inn. La posada de Jamaica . ISBN: 8432070491 Literatura inglesa. Novela corta. Cuento literario. Siglo XX. (820-32"19") [[821.111-3]]
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€8.80
The Man With the Golden Gun

The Man With the Golden Gun

by Fleming, Ian

[New York]: The New American Library [1965], 1965. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good+. 8vo. [9], 2-183, [1] pp. Black paper boards with red and white lettering on the spine, a golden gun stamped on the front board and spine; yellow topstain. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Price of $4.50 on the front jacket flap. Gilbert A13b(1.1, 1.2). Gilbert notes two issues of the dust jacket, one with light grey lettering and one with dark grey lettering. Ours appears light, especially on the... Read more about this item
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€51.06
World Within World

World Within World

by Stephen Spender

SPENDER, Stephen: World Within World. London, Faber and Faber, 1977. Originally published in 1951. Softcover, 349 pp. Subject: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiographies / Memoirs – Stephen Spender (1909 – 1995). Condition: Very Good Minus. One corner lightly bumped (lower right hand corner of front cover). Creasing along the book-spine with light edge-wear adjacent to it. Pages clean and unmarked; a near first-rate copy. "Virtually from its first appearance in 1951 this book became one of the most... Read more about this item
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€12.99
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself ... In two volumes

The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself ... In two volumes

by GOLDSMITH, Oliver (Robert Arbuthnot)

London: Printed for J. Davies, T. Smith, N. Taylor, and W. Thompson, 1783. Hardcover. Fair. Two volumes in one. 12mo. pp. [1-3] 4-135 [136 (blank)]; [1-3] 4-128. Bound in contemporary leather, with black spine label. Armorial bookplate of Robert Arbuthnot: "Innocent and True" on the front pastedown. Later ownership name in light pencil on the title page. The binding is worn, front joint is split (still holding), lacking both front and back free endpapers; else still a good copy of this classic work,... Read more about this item
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€139.26
SONS & LOVERS

SONS & LOVERS

by D.H. Lawrence

This is a lovely copy of the D.H. Lawrence classic Sons & Lovers, first published in 1913. It is the 3rd novel by Lawrence and chronicles the early years of a young budding artist and his relationship with his mother--it is heavily autobiographical. At the time, it was called 'obscene'; today is it considered a masterpiece and the English author's best work. This copy is from The Observer Classic of the Month Library, published in 1981. It is beautifully designed and produced; light blue boards with a... Read more about this item
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€17.02