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1. A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J Gaines

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2. Snow White - Jacob Ludwig Carl GrimmWilhelm GrimmBrothers Grimm

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Folk tales about a poor girl and her stepmother envious of her beauty existed in many countries of Europe, but it is the tale of Snow White recorded by the brothers Grimm that became the most famous one and inspired many retellings in literature and adaptations in film and television. This edition features beautiful illustrations created in 1905 by Franz Juttner, a German painter, caricaturist, and book illustrator.

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3. The Dark Flower - John Sir Galsworthy

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4. Twenty-Six and One and Other Stories - Maxim Gorky

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5. Dead Souls (Large Print) - Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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6. Taras Bulba and Other Tales (Large Print) - Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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7. The Flame of the Forest - Sudhin N. Ghose

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‘[Myna] … moved as though sustained by invisible wings attached to her feet. Her whole frame glowed like an incandescent bronze figure. And I recalled that Myna’s name before she became a kirtani was the Flame-of-the-Forest ...’

A young scholar in post-Independence Calcutta finds that his life is in the doldrums. He cannot secure a job despite having completed his education with flying colours. Unwilling to steady his drifting, his lover has abandoned him. And, increasingly put off by the clamour for ‘progress’ among the newly liberated city-folk around him, all of whom are quick to dismiss tradition, he finds himself drawn to Myna, a kirtani who believes she is a handmaiden to Radha, Lord Krishna’s consort.

In his attempts to make a living, he writes frivolous articles for an American magazine and acts as a part-time secretary to his mentor, the Diwan, a political moderate with waning influence. But when Ek Nambur, a demagogue and Diwan’s political rival, puts the latter under house arrest and comes after the young man, he is forced to make a choice. He can stay on to fight a losing battle or take up Myna’s invitation to join her and become a fellow pilgrim.

A sumptuous tapestry of myth, history and legend, The Flame of the Forest is the story of a young adult forced to choose between tradition and modernity, and take up the responsibility of moulding his own life. The concluding novel in Sudhin N. Ghose’s classic quartet, The Flame of the Forest was published in 1955 and is being reissued for the first time in more than half a century.

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8. The Vermilion Boat - Sudhin N. Ghose

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‘Sisi-Magar became my boat, and straddled on its back I was transformed into a sea-god—one who defied the elements and to whom the wind and the waves paid homage. They no longer raved about death, but spoke of abundant life.’

A young orphan leaves for Calcutta, full of hope, to attend university there. But, on reaching the city, he finds he has been betrayed and left penniless and homeless by Jogin-Da, the guardian whom he respected and blindly trusted. Even as he scours the streets of Calcutta for shelter and sustenance, the young man finds himself drawn to the city’s glorious past, and repelled by the religious prejudices and narrowmindedness of its residents. At university, too, he comes into conflict with his peers who thoughtlessly ape Western culture and ignore the best parts of their own traditions. In a time of gathering disillusionment and disappointment, the young man finds a mentor in an ageing professor, Profulla Babu, and love—of a sort—with his Latin tutor, Roma. He receives a chance at redemption, too, after he befriends Sisi-Magar, a tame porpoise in a temple pond, which he must set free in the Ganges. 

Published in 1953 and now being reissued for the first time in more than half a century, The Vermilion Boat is the third novel in Sudhin N. Ghose’s quartet which follows the life and career of an unnamed young man. As much a coming-of-age story as an account of the making of the great metropolis of Calcutta, The Vermilion Boat brings together history, legend and myth to create a rich, sprawling narrative.

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9. Mary Barton - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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10. The Moorland Cottage (Large Print Edition) - Elizabeth Gaskell

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Large print edition, with easy-to-read text, of Gaskell's classic work.

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11. The Diary of a Nobody (Large Print) - George Grossmith

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Four evocative short stories by a master storyteller.

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12. Victorian Short Stories, Stories of Successful Marriages - Elizabeth Cleghorn GaskellHardy Thomas

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Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy, George Moore, Walter Besant and Henry James are the contributors in this large print edition of short Victorian stories.

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