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For nearly thirty 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 new Exclusive Collection, 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 Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells

This week's blog is "Are we not Men?’ – Evolution and Degeneration on The Island of Dr. Moreau" by Stephen Carver, the first in a series on the classic novels by H.G. Wells. Read the blog here


ABOUT THE BOOK: 'Each time I dip a living creature into the bath of burning pain, I say: this time I will burn out all the animal, this time I will make a rational creature of my own!' declares Doctor Moreau to hapless narrator Edward Prendick.

Moreau's highly controversial methods and ambitions conflict with the religious, moral and scientific norms of his day and Wells later called The Island of Doctor Moreau 'a youthful exercise in blasphemy'. Today his vivid depictions of the Beast People still strike modern readers with an uncanny glimpse of the animal in the human, while the behaviour of humans leave us wondering who is the most monstrous after all.

ISBN 9781840227406 R.R.P. £2.50

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Anniversaries This Week

  • The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild.

    WILKIE COLLINS
    Died this week in 1889
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  • Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.

    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
    Born this week in 1896
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  • The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

    SIGMUND FREUD
    Died this week in 1939
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  • Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

    SIR WALTER SCOTT
    Died this week in 1832
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  • We all have our time machines, don't we.
    Those that take us back are memories...
    And those that carry us forward, are dreams.


    H.G. WELLS
    Born this week in 1866
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