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Buy some of the Best Classic Novels by some of your favourite authors here at The Works. From Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and Mark Twain through to the beloved Enid Blyton and Charles Dickens, you can find all you need and more. All the Classic Books are available to buy online at The Works today.

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Delve into the Number 1 Bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize 2019. The Republic of Gilead is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, two girls with radically different experiences of the regime come face to face with the legendary, ruthless Aunt Lydia. But how far will each go for what she believes? Now with additional material: book club discussion points and an interview with Margaret Atwood about the real-life events that inspired The Testaments and The Handmaid's Tale. 'The Testaments is Atwood at her best . . . To read this book is to feel the world turning' – Anne Enright 'Everything The Handmaid's Tale fans wanted and more. Prepare to hold your breath throughout, and to cry real tears at the end' – Stylist Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784708214 • Author: Margaret Atwood • Publisher: Vintage • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 3 cm

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The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the American Jazz Age. It is the story of a fundamentally innocent man drawn into his own destruction through infatuation with a girl called Daisy, whose voice is 'full of money'. After his war service, Jay Gatsby accumulates a fortune from organized crime and invents a legendary new persona for himself. He buys a luxury property on Long Island, across the water from the mansion where Daisy now lives with her husband. He throws extravagant parties to attract her arrival, yet this only signals the unravelling of Gatsby's cherished dream. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785996139• Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1cm

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Inspired by real-life events, this epic tale features a young sailor, Ishmael, who yearns for adventure aboard a whaling ship. In Nantucket, he signs up for a voyage aboard the Pequod, bound for the tropics. But what Ishmael believes will be an ordinary whale hunt turns out to be nothing less than a voyage of revenge led by the imposing "ungodly, god-like" Captain Ahab. For Ahab has already lost one of his legs to the great White Whale, Moby Dick, and this time - driven by a tremendous inner rage - he is determined to pursue him to the death. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785996337• Author: Herman Melville • Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 539• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm

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I turned off my brain. It was time to hunt. I took a deep breath, drawing in the scent of the blood inside the humans below. They weren't the only humans around, but they were the closest. Who you were going to hunt was the kind of decision you had to make before you scented your prey. It was too late now to choose anything. Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful sense, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood. . .life before she became a vampire. In an irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan in the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781907411175 • Author: Stephenie Meyer • Publisher: Little Brown • Format: Paperback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 1.3cm

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No-one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger... In this thrilling tale of alien invasion, H. G. Wells rewrites the science fiction genre. Following the travails of an unnamed narrator, The War of the Worlds reveals the true terror of life under an implacable and enigmatic foe. Armed with terrifying killing machines, black smoke and Heat-Rays, the Martians arrive in London and quickly subdue the resistance put up by British forces. Faced with extraordinary odds and a world changed beyond all recognition, nothing less than the survival of the human race is at stake. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789500868• Author: H. G. Wells• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 190• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1cm

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In Paris, terror stalks the Opera Garnier. Stories of a terrifying ghost haunting the theatre create panic amongst the musicians and audience. But the ghost is no supernatural phenomenon, but a living, deformed man, Erik, who is hopelessly in love with a promising singer: the beautiful Christine Daae. When her childhood friend Raoul begins courting her, Erik erupts in jealousy and soon the phantom becomes violent and reckless. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788282352• Author: Gaston Leroux • Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 269• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5cm

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Lady Chatterley's Lover explores the intense affair between the sexually frustrated Connie - whose husband, Clifford, is paralysed from the waist down - and Oliver Mellors, the family gamekeeper. First published in 1928, the novel challenged the social and sexual taboos of its time and was immediately banned as obscene. Lawrence's last and most famous work of fiction, it was eventually published in full in 1960 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the writer's death. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788280501• Author: D. H. Lawrence• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 303• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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To escape from his violent and drunken father, a 13-year-old boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Huckleberry Finn, fakes his own death and floats away on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave. In a series of unforgettable adventures narrated by Huck, they encounter a cross-section of characters from slave-hunters, and conmen to feuding aristocrats. This was the first major American novel to be written in the vernacular, a dark and funny satire that exposes the bigotry and hypocrisy of provincial America during Mark Twain's lifetime. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785996245• Author: Mark Twain• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 308• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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William Wordsworth is one of the most respected and loved poets of the Romantic period. Through his poetry, he expressed his emotions, fears and vulnerabilities, using nature as his muse. His timeless poems continue to inspire and encourage readers today. This collection displays some of his most notable poems, including 'Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey,' 'Ode: Intimations on Immortality,' and 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge.' Product Information: ISBN: 9781788885201 Author: William Wordsworth Publisher: Arcturus Format: Paperback Pages: 254 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5cm

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Into the sleepy village of Weatherby arrives one day Bathsheba Everdene, come to take charge of her late Uncle's thriving farm. Strong-willed and beautiful, her presence ensures that life in the area will never be the same again. She attracts three-suitors, each of whom is very dofferent from the other. Impulsive and Independent Bathsheba's wavering passions commit her to none - and yet - all of them, with disastrous consequences. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788280532• Author: Thomas Hardy• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 352• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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As the inheritance case of Jarndyce verses Jarndyce winds its way endlessly through the law courts, orphaned Esther Summerson narrates a mysterious story in which the lives of disparate characters become increasingly intertwined. As scandals and corruption bleed through the city's institutions, the truth slowly reveals itself. In this savagely satirical and tragic thriller, Dickens exposes the repression, cruelty, greed and prejudice at the heart of British society. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788885263• Author: Charles Dickens • Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 800• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 4.5cm

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When a pilot crash-lands in the Sahara Desert he meets a stranger - a little prince - who has arrived on Earth from an entirely different planet. By listening to the prince's stories and his questions about the world, it becomes clear to the pilot that truths about life can reveal themselves in the most unlikely of places. Translated into 180 languages and selling over 80 million copies, this beautiful and wise tale of childhood innocence will delight readers of all ages. This edition also includes Antoine De Saint-Exupérys charming original illustrations. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784284244• Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupéry• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 106• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1cm

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Strap yourself in for one of the greatest adventures ever! In this thrilling and timeless tale of adventure, wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg makes and extraordinary and unforgettable wager - to win a £20,000, he and his valet Passepartout must circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. Packed with unforgettable characters, daring deeds, and exciting escapades, this is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788880787• Author: Jules Verne• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 266• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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Nat, a veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, thinks his years as an agent runner are over. But MI6 have other plans. To tackle the growing threat from Moscow Centre, Nat is put in charge of The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies.  His weekly badminton session with the young, introspective, Brexit-hating Ed, offers respite from the new job. But it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Nat down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. 'A very classy entertainment about political ideals and deception . . . laced with fury at the senseless vandalism of Brexit and of Trump' – The Guardian 'Subtle, wry and seamless, it's an utter joy, from first page to last' – Daily Mail Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241986547 • Author: John Le Carré • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8 cm

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From the master of spy thrillers, John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a gripping story of love and betrayal at the height of the Cold War.  Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in the shadow of the Berlin Wall for his British masters. He has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country. But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, Leamas's mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done.  In le Carré's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780141194523 • Author: John Le Carré • Publisher: Penguin Classics • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7 cm

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Inferno is the first part of the epic poem: The Divine Comedy, one of the greatest works of western literature. In inferno, Dante imagines the afterlife by representing his own travel through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. Along with stirring adventures and boundless imagination are Dante's reflections on spirituality and the nature of faith and reason in the world. As an allegory, Inferno represents the recognition and rejection of sin in ones journey of the soul towards God. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788883252• Author: Dante Alighieri • Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5cm

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A young governess is employed to look after two enchantingly beautiful orphans. Striving to protect the children, she becomes obsessed with the idea that they are in danger, and her good intentions cause more harm than good. Uneasy and sinister, this novella shows a woman haunted by an eerie and evil presence that emerges from the terrors of real life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784287054• Author: Henry James• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1cm

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Homer's Odyssey is the Ancient Greek tale of Odysseus and his eventful voyage home after the Trojan War. The hero and his crew escpae a man-eating Cyclops and, having angered the sea-god Poseidon, and then beset by storms and blown to an island where a witch transforms the sailors into pigs. Odysseus and his many adventures on his 10-year journey are the subject of this famous prose translation by T.E Lawrence, which was the first to be aimed at a general readership. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785996153• Author: Homer• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 320• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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The sequel to you, now a major Netflix series! Joe Goldberg is moving on from his mistakes - after everything that happened with Beck, he needs a fresh start. And Los Angeles couldn't be more different. In Hollywood, Joe meets someone new. She doesn't know anything about him and he needs to keep it that way. All Joe knows is that she's beautiful and smart, and she makes a killer playlist. They'd be perfect together. His new chapter is really coming together. But life is messy and old habits are heard to break. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don't always stay that way. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781471192647• Author: Caroline Kepnes• Publisher: Simon { Schuster• Format: Paperback• Pages: 453• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.6cm

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A platoon of inexperienced British soldiers crosses to France; they find themselves at Ypres where the battle-weary Allied troops are dug in, and slaughter surrounds them. With their young, upright officer Freddy Mann, they are soon in the thick of it, burying the dead, experiencing the terror of bombardment, being picked off by snipers, with some unable to cope and refusing to go over the top. Freddy goes from being an idealistic officer barely out of school, to battle-hardened cynic, hanging on as those around him are cut down, maimed or crack. Suffering a crisis of faith, he loses belief in the war and everything he once stood for . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781612004112 • Author: Ronald Gurner • Publisher: Casemate Publishers • Format: Paperback • Pages: 242 • Dimensions: 18.8 x 12.95 x 1.52 cm

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