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    ''It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.'' Austen''s best-loved tale of love, marriage and society in class-conscious Georgian England still delights modern readers today with its comedy and characters. It follows the feisty, quick-witted Elizabeth Bennet as her parents seek to ensure good marriages for her and her sisters in order to secure their future. The protagonists Darcy and Elizabeth learn much about themselves and those around them and Austen''s expertly crafted comedy characters of Mrs Bennet and Mr Collins demonstrate her great artistry as a writer.

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    ''Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a devil?'' Set on the bleak moors of Yorkshire, Lockwood is forced to seek shelter at Wuthering Heights, the home of his new landlord, Heathcliff. The intense and wildly passionate Heathcliff tells the story of his life, his all-consuming love for Catherine Earnshaw and the doomed outcome of that relationship, leading to his revenge.
    Poetic, complex and grand in its scope, Emily Bronte''s masterpiece is considered one of the most unique gothic novels of its time.

  • Anglais Frankenstein

    Mary Shelly

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    ''The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open...'' Victor Frankenstein''s monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from ''the dissecting room and the slaughter-house''. The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness.
    Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientist''s desire to create life - and the consequences of that creation - still resonate today.

  • A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes, by a young Nigerian writer.

  • To the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

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    Every summer, the Ramsays visit their summer home on the beautiful Isle of Skye, surrounded by the excitement and chatter of family and friends, mirroring Virginia Woolf''s own joyful holidays of her youth. But as time passes, and in its wake the First World War, the transience of life becomes ever more apparent through the vignette of the thoughts and observations of the novel''s disparate cast.
    A landmark of high modernism and the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf''s novels, To the Lighthouse explores themes of loss, class structure and the question of perception, in a hauntingly beautiful memorial to the lost but not forgotten.
    Chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.

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