Modern fictionNew edition of the classic 1925 modernist novel, with introductions by Carol Ann Duffy and Valentine Cunningham. Recently popularised by the film of Michael Cunningham's The Hours.
General & literary fiction/Classic fictionA National Curriculum set text, this classic novel has recently become more popular due to the recent TV adaptation. Surprisingly modern and controversial at the time of its publication, it's widely regarded as one of the best novels of the 19th century.
Modern fictionNew edition of the classic Woolf novel that examines the very nature of sexuality. With introductions by Peter Ackroyd and Margaret Reynolds. 'Orlando is the wittiest little book, a pleasure: it makes me laugh every time I read it' Doris Lessing
General & literary fiction/Classic fictionThe complete collection. Despite dying in 1616, Shakespeares's work is still being adapted for stage and screen and is still the inspiration for many contemporary writers and poets. *Also appeared in January Buyer's Notes*
Businessman George F Babbitt loves the latest appliances, making money and the Republican party. In fact, he loves being a Solid Citizen even more than he loves his wife. In the economic boom years of 1920s America, Babbitt became a symbol of middle-class mediocrity, and his name an enduring part of the American lexicon. This book tells his story.
General & literary fiction/Classic fiction4 classic novels, reissued as part of Vintage's Doomed Love promotion. Each is a supremely influential work, and all are on the National Curriculum. Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde's take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde's most important plays.
High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels...
General & literary fiction/Classic fictionNew editions of 2 of Gaskell's classic novels from the 19th century. They still have much to say about class divides and corporate responsibility in today's society, and Gaskell is a National Curriculum prescribed author.