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Kipps

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H. G. Wells


Arthur Kipps, an orphaned draper’s assistant of humble means, unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money and that is when all his troubles b…

The Three Clerks (version 2)

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Anthony Trollope


Romance and crime in the mid-19th century British Civil Service. In this early novel,Trollope draws on his own experiences as a junior clerk…

Pictures from Italy

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Charles Dickens


Dickens takes time off his novels to give an account of travels which he and his family undertook in France and Italy. There are vivid descr…

Nina Balatka

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Anthony Trollope


A romance set in Prague between a Catholic and a Jew. In this short novel, Trollope moves away from his usual milieu to explore a theme whic…

The New Machiavelli

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H. G. Wells


About a political idealist who changes his colours and engages in a sexual adventure, this novel by H.G. Wells generated controversy when it…

Love and Mr Lewisham

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H. G. Wells


The teaching profession, science and politics in late 19th century England. H. G. Wells’ humorous early novel, drawing on his own life, show…

An Eye for an Eye

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Anthony Trollope


A short but typical Trollope romance in which a young nobleman is torn between love for an impoverished Irish girl and the expectations of h…

The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson

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James Boswell


An anecdotal account of the journey undertaken by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson to the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides Islands - Summ…

Sea and Sardinia

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D. H. Lawrence


A travel book describing a journey taken by Lawrence and his wife Frieda (whom he refers to as the Queen Bee) by sea from Sicily to Sardinia…

Alice Dugdale

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Anthony Trollope


An ordinary village girl's plans for the future with her long-standing beau are threatened when he is seen to be an attractive prospect by a…

Riceyman Steps

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Arnold Bennett


Arnold Bennet's masterly novel is a gritty tale about a bookseller whose life and love of a woman are afflicted by miserliness. It is set in…

Typhoon (version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


A seafaring novella in which those manning ships are pitted against the forces of nature. A typical Conrad exploration of human beings under…

England, My England

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D. H. Lawrence


A book of ten short stories, written with Lawrence's typical sensibility to and awareness of social mores, set around the period of the Firs…

Non-Combatants and Others

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Rose Macaulay


Through a variety of experiences of the effects of the First World War, an art student is drawn into pacifism. Rose Macaulay's satirical no…

Ghetto Comedies

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Israel Zangwill


A series of tales, poignant as well as comic, set in the Jewish East End of London by the writer known as the "Dickens of the ghetto&qu…