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#1

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE KITSCHIES RED TENTACLE AWARD

The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, 'one of our greatest living authors' New York Magazine... Read more about Piranesi

#2

While contemplating his life and deeming himself ridiculous, a man on the verge of suicide is interrupted by a young girl begging for his help. In his dark mood, he brushes her away, but when he returns home to commit the act he cannot move past his ... Read more about The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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Leo Tolstoy's short story Master and Man is a classic story of a landowner and his servant on a adventurous and dangerous journey. Tolstoy's moral of the story is the happiness of universal love as taught by Christianity, and it touches upon issues o... Read more about Master and Man

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A collection of wise and witty quotes from and inspired by Jim Henson similar in format to The World According to Mister Rogers. "When I was young, it was my ambition to be one of the people who made a difference in this world.

My hope is to leave th... Read more about It's Not Easy Being Green

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We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life-daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ulti... Read more about Man's Search for Meaning

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A visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus' masterpiece that offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book's unique atmosphere.

The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him ... Read more about The Stranger

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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the... Read more about The Song of Achilles

#8

A NEW TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE

Meet the Little Prince, a young fellow who hails from a tiny, distant planet. He loves to watch sunsets and look after his flower, to ask questions and to laugh. And now here he is on Earth, ... Read more about The Little Prince

#9

An international bestseller

Over 80 million copies sold worldwide

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 pick

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling mi... Read more about The Alchemist

#10

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of w... Read more about Slaughterhouse-Five

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