A Sentimental Journey

Published just months before his death in 1768, A Sentimental Journey is Sterne’s lightly fictionalised account of his own European travels; and being Sterne, it is more about...

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop follows the story of Little Nell who lives with her grandfather in his magical shop of curiosities in London. Her grandfather’s attempts to secure an...

The Odyssey

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It proves a long, ten-year journey, fraught with...

The Spiritual Verses

Rumi’s Spiritual Verses, is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture and of all time. Rumi tells of our human separation from reality, from love and from truth. He shows...

Paradise Regained

In Paradise Regained, Satan again is on the prowl, having successfully tempted Adam and Eve and forced their departure from the Garden of Eden, here he sets out to tempt again –...

Great Poets, The: Wilfred Owen The War Poetry of Wilfred Owen

No poet is more closely identified with the First World War than Wilfred Owen. His striking body of work, grim to the point of brutality yet, at the same time, majestic and...

The Odyssey

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with...

The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers was Dickens’s first novel, completed in 1837. From the start he established his eye for vivid characters – with the lovable London character of Sam Weller,...

The Old Curiosity Shop

Death, innocence, sacrifice and corruption – The Old Curiosity Shop is vintage Dickens. Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it...

Nicholas Nickleby

One of Dickens’s earlier novels, dating from 1839, Nicholas Nickleby charts the fortunes of an honourable young man who has set out to make his way in the world. Dickens...

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