One of Virginia Woolf's most famous novels, Mrs Dalloway is a triumph of experimentation, a cornerstone of Modernism and a subtle examination of love, freedom, mental illness and the female condition in society.
After a series of unhappy episodes, the orphaned Oliver Twist runs away to London. Here, he is thrust into the darkly comic world of Fagin, his apprentice the Artful Dodger and their gang of child thieves. Can Oliver escape from their clutches and discover his true history?
The disparity between Emma Woodhouse's self-confidence and her determination to arrange marriages for her friends while avoiding one for herself leads to a painful series of misunderstandings for everyone who suffers from her well-meaning altruism. This title is a comedy of manners that lays bare the limits on women's autonomy in Regency England.
Shipwrecked on an unknown island, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself surrounded by its six-inch natives, the Lilliputians. But this is only the first in a long line of wonderful discoveries, as his adventures take him to other far-off lands such as Brobdingnag, populated by a race of giants, Luggnagg, and the country of the Houyhnhnms.
Having been found guilty of adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" in order to expiate her sins. While her husband embarks on a quest to discover the identity of her lover, she is left to face the consequences of her infidelity and find a place for herself and her illegitimate child.
Set in 1953, this play is about tension, about friendship, and about karma - what it is and how you get it. It begins one fine morning with a few friends, honest laborers some of them, some close to being down-and-out, passing around a bottle of wine. It portrays an authentic and alternate 1950s America.
Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Through the lives of its characters - Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella - this title charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change.
Containing obvious parallels with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's own lives, The Beautiful and Damned is a tragic examination of the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the transience of youth and beauty.
After one of their own people repeatedly fails to live up to a pact with the Devil, a petty and morally bankrupt village community is terrorized by a succession of deadly black spiders.
Presents a tale of two young lovers kept apart by a family feud. This title tells how inspired by the suicides of two real-life sweethearts and set in rural Switzerland, the tale evokes the overwhelming beauty of young love and nature, but is ultimately pessimistic about the possibility of such beauty surviving in the real world.
A novel that tells the story of Huck Finn and his companion, the slave Jim, as they journey down the Mississippi river, after running away from Huck's alcoholic father and Jim's owners.
Having moved into an abandoned haunted house, the narrator, undaunted by the warnings of the locals, invites a party of friends over, setting them the task of driving out the ghosts from the various rooms and reporting back on Twelfth Night.