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For twenty-five years we have been making great literature available at a price that all can afford. It all began back in 1992 when we created the £1 classic paperback and ever since then we have stuck to one simple principle: to produce the best quality books that we can at the lowest possible price.
 
    Our collection of around 270 classic titles for adults and children still only cost £2.50, and we think the quality of our current editions is the best they have ever been. So whether you are a student or a school on a limited budget or a just a lover of great literature, then you're in the right place. So go ahead and treat yourself to a masterpiece for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

    And our Classics are only part of the story. Our World Literature series encompasses major works of philosophy, and more, from around the world, our Poetry series covers all of the major British, Irish and American writers and our Mystery & Supernatural series offers chilling ghost stories and intriguing mysteries. Add to that our bumper Special Editions and our beautiful hardback Library Collection and Collector's Editions (which make great presents) and we can truly say that with our collection of well over 400 titles we offer something for everyone.

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THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James

In this week's blog, David Stuart Davies looks at what many consider to be Henry James finest work here

About the book: Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite all her natural advantages she makes one disastrous error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic. Her tale, told with James’ inimitable poise, is of the widest relevance.

ISBN: 9781853261770 R.R.P. £2.50

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    CHARLOTTE BRONTë
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  • Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.

    LORD BYRON
    Died this week in 1824
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  • I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

    CHARLES DARWIN
    Died this week in 1882
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  • Two nations; between whom there is no intercourse...

    BENJAMIN DISRAELI
    Died this week in 1881
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  • Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else.
    Judge everyone and everything for yourself.


    HENRY JAMES
    Born this week in 1843
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  • The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.

    JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES
    Died this week in 1946
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    GASTON LEROUX
    Died this week in 1927
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    BRAM STOKER
    Died this week in 1912
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    ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
    Died this week in 1859
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  • Every man who is not helping to bring about
    a better state of affairs for the future
    is helping to perpetuate the present misery.


    ROBERT TRESSELL
    Born this week in 1870
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    MARK TWAIN
    Died this week in 1910
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