Modern fictionNew edition of the classic 1925 modernist novel, with introductions by Carol Ann Duffy and Valentine Cunningham. Recently popularised by the film of Michael Cunningham's The Hours.
General & literary fiction/Classic fictionA National Curriculum set text, this classic novel has recently become more popular due to the recent TV adaptation. Surprisingly modern and controversial at the time of its publication, it's widely regarded as one of the best novels of the 19th century.
Modern fictionNew edition of the classic Woolf novel that examines the very nature of sexuality. With introductions by Peter Ackroyd and Margaret Reynolds. 'Orlando is the wittiest little book, a pleasure: it makes me laugh every time I read it' Doris Lessing
After a series of unhappy episodes, the orphaned Oliver Twist runs away to London. Here, he is thrust into the darkly comic world of Fagin, his apprentice the Artful Dodger and their gang of child thieves. Can Oliver escape from their clutches and discover his true history?
The disparity between Emma Woodhouse's self-confidence and her determination to arrange marriages for her friends while avoiding one for herself leads to a painful series of misunderstandings for everyone who suffers from her well-meaning altruism. This title is a comedy of manners that lays bare the limits on women's autonomy in Regency England.
Banished from England for seeking to marry against his father's wishes, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion Heart on a crusade in the Holy Land. On his return, his desire is to be reunited with the lady Rowena, but he soon finds himself playing a dangerous game as he is drawn into a struggle between the noble King Richard and scheming brother John.
Recueillie son oncle, il lui faut faire bonne figure. Entre frustrations et vexations, que sera-t-elle prête à sacrifier pour être acceptée dans le monde enjôleur de ses cousins ? Roman d'apprentissage précurseur, Mansfield Park est le plus surprenant des romans de Jane Austen.
Two men - Kim, a boy growing into early manhood, and the lama, an old ascetic priest - are fired by a quest. Kim is white, although born in India. While he wants to play the Great Game of imperialism, he is also spiritually bound to the lama and he tries to reconcile these opposing strands.
Written for a family of small boys with whom the author was closely involved, this story has all the ingredients of the classic adventure: crocodiles, pirates, Red Indians, fairies, a dauntless hero and a beautiful heroine.
General & literary fiction/Classic fictionThe complete collection. Despite dying in 1616, Shakespeares's work is still being adapted for stage and screen and is still the inspiration for many contemporary writers and poets. *Also appeared in January Buyer's Notes*
Heurs et malheurs de la célèbre moll flanders, qui naquit à newgate, et, pendant une vie continuellement variée qui dura soixante ans, en plus de son enfance, fut douze ans une catin, cinq fois une épouse (dont une fois celle de son propre frère), douze ans une voleuse, huit ans déportée pour ses crimes en virginie, et enfin devint riche, vécut honnête et mourut pénitente.
D'après ses propres mémorandums.
Businessman George F Babbitt loves the latest appliances, making money and the Republican party. In fact, he loves being a Solid Citizen even more than he loves his wife. In the economic boom years of 1920s America, Babbitt became a symbol of middle-class mediocrity, and his name an enduring part of the American lexicon. This book tells his story.
General & literary fiction/Classic fiction4 classic novels, reissued as part of Vintage's Doomed Love promotion. Each is a supremely influential work, and all are on the National Curriculum. Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Heidi is happy living on the mountainside with her grandfather, her friend Peter and the goats. But when she is taken to the city to be a companion for frail sickly Clara, she is miserable. Heidi longs to return to the freedom, fresh air and sunshine of the mountains.