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Title: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights tells the story of a romance between two youngsters: Catherine Earnshaw and an orphan boy, Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. In attempting to win her back and destroy those he blames for his loss Heathcliff creates a living hell for those who live at Wuthering Heights. This tale of hauntings, passion and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.
Author(s): Emily Bronte
ISBN 13: 9781904633044
Pages: 412
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Title: Anna Karenina (Pevear / Volokhonsky Translation)

Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as flawless, Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.
Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
ISBN 13: 9780143035008
Pages: 864
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Title: Romeo and Juliet

One of Shakespeare's most popular and accessible plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and the unhappy fate that befell them as a result of a long and bitter feud between their families.
Author(s): William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780486275574
Pages: 96
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Title: Casablanca

This volume contains the complete screenplay as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the Oscar-winning movie was made, by one of its writers, Howard Koch. Charles Champlin, Roger Ebert, Umberto Eco, and others contribute incisive analyses of the movie.
Author(s): Howard Koch;Philip G. Epstein
ISBN 13: 9780879513191
Pages: 279
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Title: A Midsummer Nights Dream

Shakespeare's popular comedy of love and mistaken identity is accompanied by a section on reading Shakespeare's language, information on Shakespeare's life and theater, explanatory notes, annotated reading lists, and an essay. Original.
Author(s): William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780671722791
Pages: 204
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Title: Doctor Zhivago

In the grand tradition of the epic novel, Boris Pasternaks masterpiece brings to life the drama and immensity of the Russian Revolution through the story of the gifted physician-poet, Zhivago; the revolutionary, Strelnikov; and Lara, the passionate woman they both love. Caught up in the great events of politics and war that eventually destroy him and millions of others, Zhivago clings to the private world of family life and love, embodied especially in the magical Lara.
Author(s): Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
ISBN 13: 9780679407591
Pages: 510
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Title: Sense and Sensibility

Spirited and impulsive, Marianne Dashwood is the complete opposite to her controlled and sensible sister, Elinor. When it comes to matters of the heart, Marianne is passionate and romantic and soon falls for the charming, but unreliable Mr Willoughby. Elinor, in contrast, copes stoically with the news that her love, Edward Ferrars is promised to another.
Author(s): Jane Austen
ISBN 13: 9780007350797
Pages: 388
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Title: Dangerous Liasons

Dangerous Liaisons is a gripping, unforgettable tale of passion, treachery and cruelty whose leading protagonists remain in the memory long after the story has been told. In their secret letters to each other, the unscrupulous yet seductive Valmont, his clever, manipulative accomplice, the Marquise de Merteuil and their various innocent victims, involve us in the machinations of a sadistic plot which ends in tragedy and misery for all. An enduring success since its first publication in 1782, and more recently through adaptations for the stage and film, the epistolary nature of the original make it equally powerful on audiobook.
Author(s): Choderlos de Laclos;Richard Aldington;Harry Levin
ISBN 13: 9780451523044
Pages: 384
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Title: Pride and Prejudice

In a remote Hertfordshire village, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise lies the erratic courtship of his second headstrong daughter, Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor - Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Author(s): Jane Austen
ISBN 13: 9781904633013
Pages: 490
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Title: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The tale of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and his struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda from being unjustly executed. (back cover) Abandoned as a baby and raised in the cathedral of Notre ...
Author(s): Victor Hugo;Walter J. Cobb;Graham Robb
ISBN 13: 9780451531513
Pages: 510
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