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Series:Penguin Modern Classics
Awards:Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1981.

The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him. Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he use... read more

A Confederacy of Dunces
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Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a Gothic monstrosity that is the pride and joy of her devoted husband, Tony. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the glamorous Belgravia set. But, inst... read more

A Handful of Dust
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The second volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'There was magic about. Saladin himself was troubled by terrible dreams...' Steven Runciman's unrivalled history of the Crusades is a classic of learning and vivid... read more

A History Of The Crusades II
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The first volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'On a February day in the year AD 638 the Caliph Omar entered Jerusalem, riding upon a white camel'... read more

A History of the Crusades: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem: I
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The third volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'The whole tale is one of faith and folly, courage and greed, hope and disillusion' Steven Runciman's triumphant three-v... read more

A History of the Crusades: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades: III
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The classic book that inspired Kes, the famous film, now published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knavewas published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother an... read more

A Kestrel for a Knave
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After a mysterious accident during their visit to the caves, Dr Assiz is accused of assaulting Adela Quested, a naive young Englishwoman. As he is brought to trial, the fragile structure of Anglo-Indian relations collapses and the racism inherent in colonialism is exposed in all its ugliness.

A Passage to India
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Reading Level:good

Presents the portrait of Stephen Dedalus' Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. When unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France, they are shocked out of their quiet existence and begin a silent campaign of defiance. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse develops betwee... read more

Alone in Berlin
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Prosperous, good-looking and empty inside, 28-year-old advertising executive David Bell appears on the surface to have everything. But he is a man on the brink of losing his sanity. Trapped in a Manhattan office with soulless sycophants as his only company, he makes an abrupt decision to leave New York for America's mid-west.

Americana
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This is the autobiography of Woody Guthrie, the founder of modern American folk music. It is a funny, cynical, earthy and tragic account of his life in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, of the Depression, and of his subsequent travels in, on and under trains, in stolen cars and on his feet round America.

Bound for Glory
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Written in inimitable prose, these 65 stories span Nabokov's extraordinary life and career. Arranged chronologically to illuminate his development as a writer, the collection displays Nabokov's range of technical and formal inventiveness.

Collected Stories
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