Why you should read itA story of tyranny and treachery, love and rejection, degradation and success, life and death- this book is at times funny, tragic, enchanting, whimsical, distressing and uplifting: it isalways engaging. More than anything else he has penned, this semi-autobiographical novelwill bring you close to the life and times of Dickens himself.
by Charles Dickens
The classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twistasks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Herehe meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thievingmission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind MrBrownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to draghim back . . .
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Mrs Bennet has five daughters, all of whom need husbands if their futures are to besecured. The rich and charming Mr Bingley seems perfect for sweet-natured Jane. But willElizabeth, who has resolved to marry only for love, find anything to like in proud, haughtyMr Darcy?Why you should read it
Quite simply one of the world’s best loved books, this novel of manners, misunderstanding,
marriage and love is exquisitely crafted and perfectly observed. Even after numerous filmand television adaptations, this is a story that remains fresh and impossible to resist twocenturies on.
Tess Of The D'Urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy
When Tess Durbeyfield is persuaded by her impoverished but hopeful parents to claim aconnection with the noble D'Urberville family, she ends up disgraced and ruined. A new lifeand love are held out to her by gentlemanly Angel Clare, but Tess must decide whether toconfess her shameful past and risk losing him forever.Why you should read itTeeming with exquisite descriptions and heart-wrenching observations, Hardy's mostfamous novel evokes a world we have lost filled with dilemmas and tensions that are stillrife today.
The Mayor of Casterbridge
by Thomas Hardy
In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a