English Literature The Collected Short Stories of Saki




Call of the Wild & White Fang

  • Jack London

With an Introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly

The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906) are world famous animal stories. Set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Glinda of Oz

  •  L. Frank Baum

In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever again. But she meets the Munchkins, and they tell her to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City where the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will grant any wish.

In Glinda of Oz, the last of the original ‘Oz ‘ books, Dorothy and Princess Ozma seek the help of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, when they find themselves in peril on the Magic Isle of the Skeezers.

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The Collected Short Stories of Saki

  • Hector Hugh Munro

Saki (H. H. Munro) stands alongside Anton Chekov and O. Henry as a master of the short story. His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried. Among the short stories are the well-known classics, Sredni Vastar and The Unrest Cure.

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The Odyssey


With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts Royal Holloway, University of London

Homer’s great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. Odysseus’s quick-witted heroism, his colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago.

This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman’s sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, ‘On first looking into Chapman’s Homer’: ‘Much have I travelled in the realms of gold…’

This new Wordsworth edition of Chapman’s Homer contains accessible annotation, and a detailed introduction that places his masterpiece in the context of his own day, and discusses its influences on later poets.

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