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Emma
Jane Austen
 

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Isbn: 9780708982587
Published: 01-05-1985

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Emma Woodhouse, spoilt and self-willed, is convinced she knows what is right for other people, especially in matters of the heart. She is, of course, invariably wrong. Wrong about Robert Martin and the pretty, empty-headed Harriet; about Harriet and the young vicar; about rich Frank Churchill and poor Jane Fairfax. While scheming and flirting, Emma nearly loses the one person who has always loved her, and it is a very contrite heroine who thankfully accepts his proposal.

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Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
 

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Isbn: 9780708985045
Published: 01-01-1988

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This Regency drawing-room comedy follows the development of sweet, honest and courageous Fanny Price from the shy little poor girl into the woman who marries her cousin, the goody-goody clergyman Edmund Bertram. Fanny could be looked upon as almost insufferably good, virtuous and dull, if she were not presented with such imagination and placed among the many diverse and interesting people who frequent the house of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram at Mansfield Park.

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Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
 

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Isbn: 9780708988763
Published: 01-09-1995

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In this classic novel full of spirit and wit, Jane Austen introduces the delightfully gullible Catherine Morland. Catherine arrives into eighteenth century Bath society bursting with freshness, integrity and a passion for wildly fantastic and macabre Gothic novels. When Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home, Northanger Abbey, Catherine sees a mystery unfold before her very eyes. With her head full of defenceless maidens, sinister castles and heroes charging on white horses, Catherine is convinced her fantasies are coming true. Will her chance of love be destroyed?

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Persuasion
Jane Austen
 

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Isbn: 9780708985342
Published: 01-01-1990

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Published in 1818, after the author's death, this novel re-affirms her belief that true love is the only acceptable basis for matrimony. Eight years ago pretty Anne Eliot was persuaded to break her engagement to impecunious Frederick Wentworth. Now he re-appears, rich and successful, and Anne is twenty-seven. In striving for their eventual reconciliation Anne must overcome many hazards, not least of which is the affection that Frederick develops for Henrietta and Louisa, two lively young charmers...

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Pride And Prejudice
Jane Austen
 

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Isbn: 9780708982280
Published: 01-12-1984

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Mr. Bennet's five eligible daughters will never inherit their father's money. Neither will their scatterbrained mother. The family fortunes are destined, in the absence of a male heir, to pass to a cousin, William Collins, a pompous parson. Should one of the daughters marry him? Or is there a chance for the rich empty-headed bachelor Charles Bingley? And what about the aristocratic and supercilious Fitzwilliam Darcy? Yet both these men seem less exciting than the handsome young militia officer George Wickham - a man as profligate as he is poor.

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Sense And Sensibility
Jane Austen
 

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Isbn: 9780708982464
Published: 01-03-1985

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This engaging story of two attractive and mutually devoted sisters was first published in 1811. Romantic Marianne with her unrestrained enthusiasms, which lead to disillusionment and despair, makes a perfect foil to the unselfish Elinor, who brings a quiet self-control to her own heartbreak. The sentimental education of the two heroines is conducted with a fine regard for all the varying shades of romantic attraction, and in the end it is Marianne who makes a prudent marriage and Elinor who is united to the man she has loved from the beginning.

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The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall
Anne Bronte
 

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Isbn: 9780708989517
Published: 01-04-1997

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THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL is a classic and sometimes violent tale of love and betrayal, separation and reconciliation. It is narrated by a youthful gentleman farmer, Gilbert Markham, who falls in love with his new neighbour, Helen Graham, said to be a widow who, together with her young son, Arthur, has rented Wildfell Hall from a Mr Frederick Lawrence. Her youth, beauty and lack of a satisfactory explanation of her past, soon cause gossip which verges on scandal after visits from her landlord are discovered. In a fit of jealous rage Gilbert then violently assaults Lawrence. This incident causes Helen to reveal the secrets of her past in a diary.

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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
 

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Isbn: 9780708980156
Published: 01-04-1997

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This novel was first published in October 1847. The author's first novel, THE PROFESSOR, had been rejected and Charlotte concluded that the publishers preferred the "wild, wonderful and thrilling" to the "plain and homely". JANE EYRE certainly contains elements of the "thrilling" which recall the Gothic novels. It was welcomed by the public and has sold tens of thousands of copies. Its originality lay partly in the choice of a small, plain governess as its heroine: partly in the skilful manipulation of the first person narrative. Jane's childhood experiences evoke sympathy, and part of the fascination of the novel's later progress is the convergence of the developing and mature character of Jane.

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Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
 

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Published: 01-04-1997

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS is the wild, passionate story of intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley, and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.

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Tom Brown's Schooldays
Thomas Hughes
 

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Isbn: 9780708985069
Published: 01-01-1988

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As You Like It (CH)
William Shakespeare
 

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Isbn: 9780708945100
Published: 01-06-1994

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It is typical of the brilliant nonsense that fills this comedy, written in approximately 1599, that Jaques's wise and witty speech on the seven ages of man should be put into the mouth of a man whom even the heroine, Rosalind, derides for his 'melancholy'. In the play, folly, greed and malice bring no evil consequences. But Shakespeare is none the less laughing at the romancing he heard in London about the charms of country life, the insignificance of wordly wealth and the uselessness of a sound education.

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The Comedy Of Errors (CH)
William Shakespeare
 

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Isbn: 9780708945124
Published: 01-07-1992

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