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One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World''Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is the story of Offred, one of the few women in the Republic of Gilead left with functioning ovaries, whose only function it is to breed. If she deviates, she will be hanged as a dissenter. But Offred is determined to find a way out.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. When Ben shows his pupils a film about the Nazis' persecution of the Jews, they can't believe it could happen. So he introduces a new disciplinary system in an attempt to shown them how powerful group pressure can be. But things get out of hand.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. Charlie Gordon, who desperately wants to be able to read and write, undergoes a brain operation which dramatically increases his intelligence. But can his emotional development keep pace with the intellectual?
One of a series of fiction titles for schools. Okonkwo, a man of the Ibo tribe in Nigeria at the end of the last century, is a person of substance, character and promise, but he and his people are doomed to be destroyed - both from within the tribe and by the arrival of the white man.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this World War I novel is a German author's attempt to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war.
This series provides unabridged versions of pre-20th-century novels, complete with an introduction, glossary, extended writing questions and activities. Their sewn binding and hard laminated covers make them hardwearing for class use.
One of a series of fiction titles for schools. In Orwell's classic story the animals, led by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, drive out Farmer Jones and set up an Animals' Republic in which all are to be free and equal. But the saviours turn out to be just as greedy, vain and oppressive.
The fabulous parties of Gatsby's mansion are legendary - guests dance tll dawn. But whose face is Gatsby searching for in the crowds? And what secret sorrow lies behind his great fortune?
This edition of the celebrated Sherlock Holmes novel is one of a series consisting of unabridged versions of 19th-century classics, with introductions, glossaries, and activities for individuals, pairs and groups.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. Based on the author's own experiences, this is the story of a black teacher's trials and triumphs with a group of senior pupils in an overcrowded London school.
One of a series of fiction titles for schools. Scout, the keen-eyed narrator, and her brother Jem interrupt their games to champion their lawyer father when, in a hostile, racist town in the American South, he battles to defend Tom, who is black and accused of murder.
This edition of the Sherlock Holmes short stories is one of a series consisting of unabridged versions of 19th-century classics, with introductions, glossaries, and activities for individuals, pairs and groups.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Jack Shaefer's famous cowboy story which was made into an outstanding film. The tale is told by the boy into whose family corral a mysterious stranger rode in the summer of 1889.