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macmillan collector’s library • january 2017 fiction classics fyodor dostoevsky crime and punishment part of the stunning macmillan collector s library crime and punishment is the story of a brutal double murder and its aftermath raskolnikov a poor student kills a pawnbroker and her sister and then has to face up to the moral consequences of his actions the novel is compelling and rewarding full of meaning and symbolism and raises profound questions about the individual and society and the nature of free will january macmillan collector’s library fiction classics on sale 1/24/2017 hardcover 736 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 isbn 9781509827749 $14.99 translated by constance garnett with an afterword by oliver francis fyodor dostoevsky was born in moscow in 1821 his first work of fiction was the novel poor folk 1846 which met with a generally favorable response but his immediately subsequent works were less enthusiastically received in 1849 dostoevsky

macmillan collector s library • january 2017 fiction classics h g wells the war of the worlds the classic invasion novel by h g wells january macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 1/24/2017 hardcover 224 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 isbn 9781909621541 the most famous example of invasion literature and first published in 1898 the war of the worlds has inspired countless science fiction stories and novels after a dramatic series of shooting stars are seen tearing across the night sky a gigantic cylinder descends from mars and lands near london inquisitive locals gather round only to be struck down by a murderous heat-ray giant destructive machines climb out the crater formed by the cylinder destroying everything in their path on a merciless march towards london can humanity survive this onslaught a gripping adventure written in semi-documentary style filled with scenes of flight despair and panic this is also a very human story about pride fear and

macmillan collector s library irish scottish welsh • february 2017 literary collections european english rosemary gray london an illustrated literary companion part of the stunning macmillan collector s library when a man is tired of london he is tired of life for there is in london all that life can afford samuel johnson 1709-1784 february macmillan collector s library literary collections european english irish scottish welsh on sale 2/7/2017 hardcover 384 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 isbn 9781509827688 $12.99 london an illustrated literary companion compiled by rosemary gray captures the varying moods of the great city of london over recent centuries through diary entries with quotations poems essays and extracts from great works written in its honor it is beautifully illustrated with drawings and engravings from distinguished artists including gustave doré george cruikshank james mcneill whistler and hugh thomson as well as contemporary prints and

macmillan collector s library • february 2017 fiction classics mary shelley frankenstein part of the stunning macmillan collector s library february macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 2/7/2017 frankenstein is the most famous novel by mary shelley a dark faustian parable of science misused that was an immediate success on its publication in 1818 victor frankenstein a brilliant but wayward scientist builds a human from dead flesh and then horrified at what he has done abandons his creation the creature an outcast because of his appearance learns language and becomes civilized but when rejected by society seeks revenge on his creator so begins a cycle of destruction in which frankenstein and his monster lose all vestiges of their humanity in monomaniacal hatred hardcover 280 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 with an afterword by david pinching isbn 9781509827756 mary wollstonecraft godwin was born in 1797 the $12.99 daughter of two leading radical

macmillan collector s library • february 2017 juvenile fiction classics louisa may alcott little women part of the stunning macmillan collector s library timeless in its evocation of idealized family life and robustly enduring little women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children s stories of all time originally written as a girls story its appeal transcends the boundaries of time and age making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers with an afterword by anna south february louisa may alcott was born in pennsylvania in 1832 the macmillan collector s library juvenile fiction classics on sale 2/7/2017 second of four daughters of the philosopher bronson hardcover 656 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 alcott she was educated at home and went on to become a schoolteacher in boston her first book flower fables was published when she was twenty-two but she interrupted her career as a writer to nurse soldiers at a washington isbn 9781509827770

macmillan collector s library • march 2017 fiction classics oscar wilde the picture of dorian gray part of the stunning macmillan collector s library march on its first publication the picture of dorian gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-siècle decadence in this updated version of the faust story the tempter is lord henry wotton who lives selfishly for amoral pleasure dorian s good angel is the portrait painter basil hallward whom dorian murders the book highlights the tension between the polished surface of high society and the life of secret vice although sin is punished in the end the book has a flavour of the elegantly perverse macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 3/21/2017 with an afterword by peter harness hardcover 288 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 oscar fingal o flaherty wills wilde was born in dublin isbn 9781509827831 magdalen college oxford where he started the cult of $12.99 aestheticism he

macmillan collector s library welsh • march 2017 drama european english irish scottish oscar wilde the importance of being earnest other plays part of the stunning macmillan collector s library march macmillan collector s library drama european english irish scottish welsh on sale 3/21/2017 hardcover 472 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 the four great comedies of oscar wilde lady windermere s fan a woman of no importance an ideal husband and the importance of being earnest were all written at the height of the controversial irish author s powers in his last doomed decade the 1890s they remain among the most-loved and most-quoted of all drama in the english language along with salome his darkly decadent dramatization of the bible story these immortal plays have continued to pack theatres to this day and have been adapted for every kind of media the plays were originally published in book form at wilde s own insistence the better to spread his genius wide

macmillan collector s library • march 2017 fiction classics jules verne twenty thousand leagues under the sea part of the stunning macmillan collector s library march macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 3/21/2017 hardcover 536 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 science and adventure are electrifying accomplices in jules verne s classic twenty thousand leagues under the sea this epic and enduring tale anticipates not just wonders such as electric light and submarine navigation but the obsession with technology and travel that today so shapes our lives it is verne s inspired foresight combined with his extraordinary talent for storytelling that continue to make this novel such a compelling read the excitement this adventure caused around the world when it was first published 150 years ago can still be very easily imagined indeed in the 21st century illustrated by edouard riou with an afterword by david stuart davies isbn 9781509827879 $9.99 jules

macmillan collector s library • april 2017 fiction classics charlotte brontË jane eyre part of the stunning macmillan collector s library the orphaned jane eyre suffers under cruel guardians a harsh employer and a rigid social order but her plain appearance belies her indomitable spirit sharp wit and great courage when she goes to thornfield hall to work as a governess for the mysterious mr rochester the stage is set for one of literature s great romances with an afterword by sam gilpin april macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 4/4/2017 charlotte brontë was born in yorkshire in 1816 she was hardcover 656 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 a governess and then taught in brussels in 1846 she the third of six children two years older than emily and four years older than anne after schooling she worked as returned to england and published poems by her and her isbn 9781509827794 younger sisters under the pseudonyms currer ellis and $12.99 acton

macmillan collector s library • april 2017 fiction classics oscar wilde the happy prince and other stories part of the stunning macmillan collector s library april macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 4/4/2017 hardcover 304 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 isbn 9781509827824 $12.99 oscar wilde s way with words is given full range in this collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891 there are ghost stories moral tales detective fiction and fairy stories from the comically unsuccessful ghost in the canterville ghost to the incompetent would-be murderer in lord arthur saville s crime we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of wilde s wit particularly in the fairy stories we see the brilliance of wilde s vision of society and human action as each tale has both beauty and simplicity while exploring complex moral issues these stories appeal to both child and adult with themes of love truth and sacrifice which are as relevant