The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, 1925
This edition comes from 1925 and is illustrated by Henry Keen. There are twelve plates including a number of embellishments and decorations including the butterfly on the cover.
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The Secret GardenbyFrances Hodgson Burnett, 1911Detailed view Adopt this bookOne of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s most popular novels, The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a spoiled and lonely child who is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire after her parents' death. She discovers, with the help of her maid, a secret garden on her uncle's estate. The garden and the unexpected friendships she forms along the way changes her life and the lives of those around her.
Little WomenbyLouisa May Alcott, 1919Detailed view Adopt this bookThe story of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, growing up during the civil war is a classic of 19th century American storytelling. This highly popular autobiographical novel set a trend for family-led dramas in American literature and remains a much-loved story.
The Wizard of OzbyL Frank Baum, 1906Detailed view Adopt this bookA perennial favourite, Dorothy’s adventures in Oz with the Tin Man, the cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow will appeal to all ages. Journey along the Yellow Brick Road with the friends as they defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and discover that there really is no place like home.
Bleak HousebyCharles Dickens, 1853Detailed view Adopt this bookOne of Dickens most intricately plotted novels with a vast array of characters and sub-plots, Bleak House is also one of the first works of English fiction to include a Detective as a main character. It is considered by many to be Dickens finest novel.
The British Girl’s AnnualbyVaizey, Mrs. George de Horne, et al. Compiled by the editor of "Little Folks", 1917 Detailed view Adopt this bookAnnuals and story papers date from the mid-19th century and remain highly collectible items. Beautifully illustrated with attractive covers, often by famous artists, the books featured stories by writers of the day and were especially popular as gifts. This is a 1917 edition of the British Girl's Annual.
The Modern Boy's Annualby(no author listed), 1933 Detailed view Adopt this bookAnnuals and story papers date from the mid-19th century and remain highly collectible items. Beautifully illustrated with attractive covers, often by famous artists, the books featured stories by writers of the day and were especially popular as gifts. This is a 1933 edition of the Modern Boy's Annual.
The Railway ChildrenbyE Nesbit, 1906 Detailed view Adopt this bookRoberta, Phyllis and Peter’s have to come to terms with a new life after their father is imprisoned for spying. They have many adventures along their local railway line but when trying to prove their Father’s innocence it’s an elderly gentleman on the 9.15 train who proves life changing.
Treasure IslandbyRobert Louis Stevenson, 1899 Detailed view Adopt this bookJim Hawkins’ adventures with Long John Silver had an indelible effect on literature –forever more pirates had parrots on their shoulders, drank rum and searched for treasure where X marked the spot. A rollicking adventure for children and those still young at heart.
A Journey to the Centre of the EarthbyJules Verne, 1891 Detailed view Adopt this bookJules Verne was one of the first novelists to concentrate solely on science fiction, mixing adventure, romance and technology to create exciting stories that gripped the public imagination. This novel remains one of his best-loved works.
A Christmas CarolbyCharles Dickens, 1915 Detailed view Adopt this bookIt is the night before Christmas and the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future all of whom have a stark warning for him. The classic and much-loved tale is the perfect Christmas gift for the book lover in your life. This edition bears Arthur Rackham's distinctive illustrations.