Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Intrigue, revenge, loyalty and an unimaginable treasure - this classic adventure story is one of the greatest tales ever told. Aoife Roantree (Blackrock) Journeying with Edward Dantes along his pathway of revenge in The Count of Monte Cristo, was a most satisying and fullfilling experience. (Anne Aitken, Stillorgan) An intricately woven adventure novel of jealousy, betrayal and ultimately vengeance. (Jane Fogarty, Grafton St)
When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control.
Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law.