Skip to main content

You are in:

Home Large Print Books Fiction Classic fiction

Classic fiction Large Print Books

Browse & search Classic fiction large print books

Browse by author surname

 

Browse by book title

 

 

 

 

167 Classic fiction Large print books available

Displaying 1-20 of 167

 

1. The Great Gatsby (Large Print Edition) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £19.99  - Currently in stock

The mysterious Jay Gatsby uses his fabulous wealth to create an enchanted world fit for his former love, Daisy Buchanan, now married to Tom. Daisy, though, is a romanticised figment of his own imagination, and the extraordinary world that he creates is equally illusory.

He gives lavish, legendary, parties where the guests and gate-crashers enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails and carefree hospitality. It is easy for modern readers to forget that the story takes place in the time of Prohibition (1920 to 1933) something that would have been immediately apparent when the book was first published. It enforces the nature of the unreal world that Gatsby creates, beyond the reach of the law and the police.

But a more sinister reality begins to break through, as idealised romantic figures prove to have human frailties and selfish motivations, and the grandiose world of Gatsby's creation crumbles and disillusion turns to tragedy.

(You can remove it later)

2. The Great Gatsby (Large Print Edition) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.50  - Currently in stock

The mysterious Jay Gatsby uses his fabulous wealth to create an enchanted world fit for his former love, Daisy Buchanan, now married to Tom. Daisy, though, is a romanticised figment of his own imagination, and the extraordinary world that he creates is equally illusory.

He gives lavish, legendary, parties where the guests and gate-crashers enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails and carefree hospitality. It is easy for modern readers to forget that the story takes place in the time of Prohibition (1920 to 1933) something that would have been immediately apparent when the book was first published. It enforces the nature of the unreal world that Gatsby creates, beyond the reach of the law and the police.

But a more sinister reality begins to break through, as idealised romantic figures prove to have human frailties and selfish motivations, and the grandiose world of Gatsby's creation crumbles and disillusion turns to tragedy.

(You can remove it later)

3. Dracula the Un-Dead - Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.49 £9.99  - Currently in stock

This story begins in 1912, 25 years after the events described in the original "Dracula" novel. Dr Jack Seward, now a morphine addict, hunts vampires across Europe with the help of a mysterious benefactor.

(You can remove it later)

4. Eugenie Grandet - Honore de Balzac

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £19.99 £14.99  - Currently in stock

One of Balzac's most famous novels, this is the story of the emotional awakening of a miser's daughter and her rebellion against his strictures and the narrowness of life in France after the Revolution.

(You can remove it later)

5. Notes From the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £12.50 £9.99  - Currently in stock

Considered by many to be the first modern novel, this is the absorbing journal of a man who is alienated from society and immobilized by his feeling of unjustified insignificance.

(You can remove it later)

6. Some Must Watch - Ethel Lina White

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £16.50 £12.50  - Currently in stock

A serial killer is on the loose, looking for victims whom he regards as ‘imperfect.’

(You can remove it later)

7. The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £19.50 £14.99  - Currently in stock

The dilapidated house carries a curse from the man from whom the house was taken by the ancestor of its current occupant. A complex tale of betrayals, secrets and concealed relationships that is considered one of Hawthorne's best novels.

(You can remove it later)

8. The Monk - Matthew Lewis

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £16.50 £11.99  - Currently in stock

A masterpiece of Gothic horror, The Monk plays with the conventions of the popular novels of its time, at once both shocking and satirical.

(You can remove it later)

9. The Trial - Franz Kafka

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £16.50  - Currently in stock

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

(You can remove it later)

10. Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective - Mark Twain

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £17.50 £12.99  - Currently in stock

Two sequels to Tom Sawyer. Tom, Huck and Jim set off in a hot air balloon to travel to Africa and see the Pyramids; and Tom attempts to solve a murder mystery in the manner of many boy detectives of his time.

(You can remove it later)

11. Twice-Told Tales - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £19.99 £14.99  - Currently in stock

Hawthorne's first collection of short stories that includes "The Minister's Black Veil," "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," "Endicott and the Red Cross," "The Prophetic Pictures" and :Legends of the Province House."

(You can remove it later)

12. A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J Gaines

Largeprint (Paperback / softback) Our price: £26.50  - Click book title for availability and further details

(You can remove it later)

13. A Modern Mephistopheles - Louisa May Alcott

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £12.65  - Click book title for availability and further details

Manipulation from a Faustian figure who also deals in drugs and fame?

Seduction and adultery lounging alongside a climax of redemption?

A Modern Mephistopheles is the stage for Louisa May Alcott's own secret passions. It is not the "pap" for children as Alcott said herself of her novel published anonymously in 1877. Not until after her death in 1888 was she revealed to the general public as its author.

This is not the Alcott that you think about, but it is the dark story she wanted to write about in a male-dominated Victorian Age of veiled and hypocritical constraint, a woman's metamorphosis away from a cocoon made by men for men.

(You can remove it later)

14. A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £12.90  - Click book title for availability and further details

This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

(You can remove it later)

15. Adam Bede (Large Print) - George Eliot

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £26.90  - Click book title for availability and further details

This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

(You can remove it later)

16. An Eye for an Eye - Anthony Trollope

Largeprint (Paperback / softback) Our price: £27.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

(You can remove it later)

17. Anne's House of Dreams - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £16.90  - Click book title for availability and further details

(You can remove it later)

18. Castle Richmond (Large Print) - Anthony Trollope

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £26.90  - Click book title for availability and further details

This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

(You can remove it later)

19. Chance (Large Print) - Joseph Conrad

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £22.90  - Click book title for availability and further details

This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

(You can remove it later)

20. Chekhov The Comic Stories (Large Print 16pt) - Harvey Pitcher, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

By the time he was 28, Anton Chekhov had published more than 500 short works of fiction, about half of them comic stories and farces. Since then, it has been well documented that these works, dashed off while he was ''chasing two hares at once'' - his medical career and his modest literary pursuits - were carried out largely to pay the bills. Harvey Pitcher has selected and translated approximately forty of these short stories, all of which reflects a genius for comedy which is as fresh and entertaining now as it was then: simple sketches that are like verbal cartoons or comic scripts; outrageous parodies and stories with a comic twist; satirical and subversive sketches that anticipate the anti - authoritarian attitudes of his later work and excursions into the absurd that foreshadow his unconventional approach to stage dialogue. Originally published by Andre Deutsch in 1988, this is the first time the book has been available in paperback. It has been revised by the author to include fourteen brand new stories. Publication coincides with the centenary of Chekhov's death.

(You can remove it later)
    Displaying 1-20 of 167 Result Pages:  
  • 1
  •   
  • 2 
  •  
  • 3 
  •  
  • 4 
  •  
  • 5 
  • ... 

Large Print
Special Offers


Suggested
reading

Check out these great reading suggestions:


Large Print
Best Sellers