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Books in the series: Arcturus Classics

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

Author: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Swann's Way

Swann's Way

Author: Marcel Proust Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Norse Fairy & Folk Tales

Norse Fairy & Folk Tales

Author: Sir George Webbe Dasent, Charles John Tibbits, Various Authors Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Irish Fairy & Folk Tales

Irish Fairy & Folk Tales

Author: James Shepherd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

The magnificent attitude of not giving a damn ... and to seek the moment's happiness as fervently and persistently as possible. It's New York during the Jazz Age. Anthony and Gloria Patch are a rich and beautiful couple who drink and dance away their days in glorious decadence as they wait for an inheritance to materialize. Gloria has always relied on her beauty to get her everything she wants (including a wealthy husband), while Anthony is Harvard-educated with a yen for the finer things of life. Blinded by the notion of future wealth, they push the boat out further and further until they find themselves far from shore and baling fast. This is a brilliant study of a marriage that begins to reel under the effects of too much booze as the doomed couple fall into indolence and out of love. First published in 1922, The Beautiful and Damned drew heavily on F. Scott Fitzgerald's own life and helped established his reputation as one of the great American novelists.

The Seagull

The Seagull

Author: Anton Chekhov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Author: Washington Irving Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

Author: Jerome K Jerome Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Author: Victor Hugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

Autobiography of a Female Slave

Autobiography of a Female Slave

Author: Martha Griffith Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

In a compelling novel that is so strongly grounded in reality it is hard to believe it is fiction, Martha Griffith Browne tells the story of the female slave Ann in the style of a traditional slave narrative. From its initial publication, readers have been entranced by the emotionally powerful narrative and many have believed it to be an authentic account. Browne's Autobiography of a Female Slave presented a masterful abolitionist narrative that strikes home even today.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Canoeing in the Wilderness

Canoeing in the Wilderness

Author: Henry David Thoreau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The Dunwich Horror & Other Stories

The Dunwich Horror & Other Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Vyasa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Lives of the Caesars

Lives of the Caesars

Author: Suetonius Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada

Author: Siddhartha Gautama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes

Author: Herbert George Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

On the Genealogy of Morals

On the Genealogy of Morals

Author: Frederich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The Histories

The Histories

Author: Tacitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Hospital Sketches from the Civil War

Hospital Sketches from the Civil War

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The Art of Rhetoric

The Art of Rhetoric

Author: Aristotle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Stories of the Dreamlands

Stories of the Dreamlands

Author: H. P. Lovecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

H.P. Lovecraft was a pioneer of modern horror fiction, his uncanny tales melding haunting gothic prose with colossal fantasy. This collection brings together 25 of his 'Dream Cycle' tales which take place in an alternate dimension that is visited through dreams. These include: * Polaris * The Case of Charles Dexter Ward * The Color Out of Space * The Outsider * The Cats of Ulthar Lovecraft has inspired countless horror and science fiction writers, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and China Mieville, and his storytelling remains enthralling, vivid and terrifying.

The Call of Cthulhu & Other Stories

The Call of Cthulhu & Other Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

H.P. Lovecraft marries creeping horror and colossal fantasy in his gothic tales. These brilliant narratives show humanity confronted with ineffable creatures and grim geographies, as individuals lift the veil to discover hidden realities. This collection brings together 11 of Lovecraft's short stories, including 'Call of the Cthulhu', 'The History of the Necronomicon' and 'Rats in the Walls', where we encounter ancient and cosmic terrors. The mythologies and landscapes in these tales have inspired countless tales and remain true classics of American literature.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: Herbert George Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Macabre Stories

Macabre Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

Author: Herbert George Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2019

In one of the earliest works of science fiction, H. G. Wells brings to life the joys of space travel and humanity's boundless curiosity. When penniless businessman Mr Bedford moves to Kent in the hopes of writing a play, he meets mad scientist Mr Cavor who is developing an anti-gravity metal. One man seeking his fortune and the other scientific discovery, this unlikely pair journey to the moon using Mr Cavor's new invention. But what creatures lurk beneath its cratered surface? The First Men in the Moon is a swashbuckling adventure about the discovery of extra-terrestrial life. However, undercutting this action is a poignant exploration of ethics in the face of scientific progress. Wells is a master science fiction writer and his works have influenced the genre for more than a century.

Thus Spake Zarathustra

Thus Spake Zarathustra

Author: Frederich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Could it be possible? This old saint in the forest hath not yet heard of it, that God is dead! The ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from a life of solitude on the mountain to announce to the world that God has been supplanted by the Superman , the divine in human form. In one of the most radical and influential works of modern philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche lays out the new standards of morality after the death of God . Frequently misrepresented (and hijacked to dangerous purpose by Nazi intellectuals), Thus Spake Zarathustra is a work of profound brilliance and poetic mastery which still provides meaning in today's complex and changing world.

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

Author: Marco Polo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

In 1271 Marco Polo set out on a journey to China to meet the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. He returned with stories that would take a lifetime to tell. Featuring exotic creatures, strange customs, extraordinary legends, and political intrigues, The Travels of Marco Polo reveals the fantastical treasures of the East in the words of the legendary medieval explorer. Conjuring up a forgotten world filled with mystery where wonder lurks around every corner, Marco Polo tells his tale with extraordinary clarity and energy.

Middlemarch

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Classic Tales of Detection & Adventure

Classic Tales of Detection & Adventure

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

A Drinking Life

A Drinking Life

Author: Jack London Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive. In this thrilling tale of alien invasion, H. G. Wells rewrites the science fiction genre. Following the travails of an unnamed narrator, The War of the Worlds reveals the true terror of life under an implacable and enigmatic foe. Armed with terrifying killing machines, black smoke and Heat-Rays, the Martians arrive in London and quickly subdue the resistance put up by British forces. Faced with extraordinary odds and a world changed beyond all recognition, nothing less than the survival of the human race is at stake. This gorgeous edition with its modern graphic cover design is the perfect collectable for any book lover.

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Chekhov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

It is the turn of the 20th century and Russia is changing rapidly - the serfs have been emancipated, a new middle class is arising and the aristocracy is struggling to come to terms with their reduced role in society. Seeking to preserve a life of leisure and luxury, Madame Ranevsky must consider selling her estate, including her family's precious cherry orchard. But when faced with these hard decisions, Ranevsky remains in denial. Charting a period of tumultuous change, Chekhov creates a cast of tangible and unforgettable characters whose destiny is both tragic and inevitable. A touching masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov's final play and perhaps his best.

The Trial

The Trial

Author: Franz Kafka Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

'In the end, out of nothing at all, an enormous fabric of guilt will be conjured up.' One morning Josef K. is arrested for a crime he did not commit. In fact, he is never even told the nature of the offense. His life is thrown into turmoil as he becomes enmeshed in a struggle to prove his innocence. As the confounding case unfolds, K. is ultimately powerless - battling against a remote and uncaring bureaucracy. Due to its posthumous publication, The Trial's original text is largely unedited. In this new translation, Isabel Tucker emends certain details while retaining the enigmatic and surreal style which marks Kafka's brilliance. Filled with psychological tension and disconcerting parallels with the modern world, The Trial is a dystopian masterpiece by one of the greatest writers in the German-language.

His Last Bow

His Last Bow

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

A woman receives two severed ears in a cardboard box, a government-worker is found dead on the London Underground, and two men go insane in a Cornish cottage. In His Last Bow, the world's favourite eccentric sleuth investigates a series of compelling mysteries. Taking on dastardly villains in thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his partner John Watson leave no stone unturned as they seek to unravel their opponents' despicable plots. The concluding story in this collection presents the iconic detective's final adventure. Set during World War I, Holmes' cosy retirement is interrupted by a call to investigate a potential German spy. It also includes a fantastic epilogue on his life that brings closure to one of literature's most brilliant characters.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

De Profundis

De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

I thought life was going to be a brilliant comedy, and you were to be one of the many graceful figures in it. While imprisoned in 1895-7 for gross indecency , the brilliant poet and playwright Oscar Wilde wrote a long, impassioned letter to his estranged young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. Later published as De Profundis, Wilde's letter describes the unbearable pains and blissful pleasures of his love, as well as his views on art, Christianity, and incarceration. Heavily abridged in most editions, De Profundis is here reproduced in full. This work is a telling insight into this charismatic and sensitive author's life and times.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

It was a squid of colossal dimensions ... its arms stretched a distance twice the length of its body and were writhing like the serpentine head of the furies . Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is an epic adventure story from the 'Father of Science Fiction', Jules Verne. On an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, Professor Arronax and his companions instead encounter the eccentric and ruthless Captain Nemo and his marvellous submarine. Held captive in the Nautilus and drawn into Captain Nemo's mission of revenge, they travel across the ocean - from the submerged city of Atlantis, to the coral reefs of the Red Sea and the hazardous waters of the Antarctic. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is one of the greatest tales of the imagination ever and provides an unmissable adventure for every reader.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

I grew convinc'd that truth, sincerity, and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life. In this fascinating account of the life of one of America's greatest statesmen, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin describes this Founding Father's rise from his humble beginnings in Philadelphia to his role at the centre of international politics. A famous polymath and inventor, Franklin was a major force in the American Enlightenment of the late 18th century. His learned contemplations on religion, philosophy, virtue, and society are as relevant today as they were during his own time.

My Inventions

My Inventions

Author: Nikola Tesla Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. Visionary, pioneer, and eccentric genius, Nikola Tesla was the quintessential scientist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Two of his creations, the induction motor and the Tesla coil, underpin the technology of the modern world. First published as six articles in the Electrical Experimenter magazine, My Inventions tells the story of Tesla's life, from his humble beginnings in Croatia to his migration to the United States, and describes his revolutionary feats of invention and pivotal breakthroughs in the world of engineering. This book takes you on an inspirational journey into one of the world's greatest and most unconventional minds.

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

On the bleak streets of Dublin, a young boy grieves over the death of an irreligious priest, a woman elopes with her lover, and a professor considers the nature of death: these are some of the unfortunate denizens of James Joyce's imagination. This powerful collection of short stories from one of Ireland's greatest writers includes such brilliant tales as 'Araby', 'The Sisters' and 'The Dead'. Gracefully written and born of deeply personal experiences, the stories in this collection are often bleak and troubling. Together they provide an unflinching portrait of the city, as Joyce lays out the brutal realities of Irish life on the eve of independence. A controversial and genre-defying depiction of the everyday, Dubliners is an essential read from one of Ireland's most celebrated literary figures.

The Subjection of Women

The Subjection of Women

Author: John Stuart Mill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

The legal subordination of one sex to the other is wrong itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement. In this powerful and revolutionary argument for the equality of the sexes, John Stuart Mill accuses society of wasting the potential of an entire sex. From his vantage point in 19th-century England, he observes that historically women have been treated little better than slaves. Mill discusses marriage, education, and law as the chief obstacles to the progress of humanity. Eloquently written and passionately argued, The Subjection of Women was a clarion call to progressives everywhere as Mill set out a path toward a more equal society.

Silas Marner

Silas Marner

Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

The Professor

The Professor

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

The Thirty Nine Steps & The Power House

The Thirty Nine Steps & The Power House

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

The Outcasts & Other Stories

The Outcasts & Other Stories

Author: Maxim Gorky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Maxim Gorky's short stories provide a candid and unflinching portrayal of life among the downtrodden of Russian society. Drawing on experiences from the author's own early life, which was characterised by poverty and abuse, his tales feature resourceful thieves, delinquent tramps, and browbeaten workers. These stunning, thought-provoking short stories helped forge Gorky's reputation as a major proponent of literary socialist realism. This brilliant collection includes the classic tales, The Outcasts, Makar Chudra, Twenty-Six and One, At the Salt Marsh, Chelkash and Song of the Falcon.

South!

South!

Author: Ernest Shackleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Narrative of William W. Brown

Narrative of William W. Brown

Author: William Wells Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad

Author: Mark Twain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Nana

Nana

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

The Way of the Samurai

The Way of the Samurai

Author: Inazo Nitobe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Dream Psychology

Dream Psychology

Author: Sigmund Freud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2018

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2018

Tolstoy Selected Stories

Tolstoy Selected Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent

Author: Joseph Conrad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Women in Love

Women in Love

Author: D.H. Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

On Happiness

On Happiness

Author: Epicurus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The Analects

The Analects

Author: Confucius Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The Watsons, Lady Susan & Sanditon

The Watsons, Lady Susan & Sanditon

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2018

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2018

Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2018

The Yellow Wall-Paper & Other Stories

The Yellow Wall-Paper & Other Stories

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

Author: Edith Wharton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

I Ching

I Ching

Author: Hilary Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

Friendship & Other Essays

Friendship & Other Essays

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009