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  • Magna Carta

    par The 25 Barons

    ISBN : 978-1-909053-97-7
    Date de parution : 20 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 39 pages

    The “Magna Carta” is one of the greatest and most famous constitutional documents of all times, especially in the English-speaking world, where it is held in high esteem and where it has influenced key elements of the American or Australian legal systems and constitutions. It is also widely regarded in Britain as the (...)

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  • Sonnets

    par William Shakespeare

    ISBN : 978-1-909053-98-4
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 171 pages

    Shakespeare's “Sonnets”, published in 1609 by Thomas Thorpe, are the most famous non-theatrical work by William Shakespeare. The 154 sonnets deal with love and death, with contemplation of the human beauty and the passage of time. Some consider the “Sonnets” to be the most beautiful collection of love poetry (...)

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  • Volpone or the Fox

    par Benjamin Jonson

    ISBN : 978-1-909053-99-1
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 199 pages

    “Volpone” is a comedy written and produced in 1606 by Ben Jonson. It remains one of the greatest satirical comedies ever written, and this is why we've chosen it as our first classic English comedy publication. Volpone is a wealthy Venitian man obsessed with money, and consumed with greed. He and Mosca his (...)

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  • Directions to servants

    par Jonathan Swift

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-11-2
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 69 pages

    “Directions to servants” is a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift in 1731. It is not one of Swift's best known works in Britain, but Les Éditions de Londres have chosen to make this work their first Swiftian publication. And we have our reasons: first, interestingly although little-known in Britain, it is (...)

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  • In Russian and French prisons

    par Kropotkine

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-12-9
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 203 pages

    “In Russian and French prisons” is a sociological essay with political overtones written by the famous anarchist Piotr Kropotkin, originally published in London in 1887 by Ward and Downey. In “In Russian and French prisons”, Kropotkin first describes the state of prisons in Russia, then compares it with his (...)

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  • Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    par Robert Louis Stevenson

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-10-5
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 75 pages

    “Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” is a short novel by Robert Louis Stevenson published in 1886. It tells the story of a strange Dr Jekyll who seems to know an evil Mr Hyde, responsible for all kinds of crimes throughout London. It is said Stevenson first wrote the story in one night and then burnt it, (...)

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  • Lord Arthur Savile's crime

    par Oscar Wilde

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-14-3
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 45 pages

    « Lord Arthur Savile's crime » is a short story written by Oscar Wilde and published in 1891. Originally part of a collection of short stories, “Lord Arthur Savile's crime” came together with “The Canterville ghost”, “The Sphynx without a secret”, “The model millionaire”. Still, in its original (...)

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  • Can we disarm?

    par Georges Darien

    par Joseph McCabe

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-16-7
    Date de parution : 21 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 96 pages

    “Can we disarm?” is an essay written and published in 1899 by the English religious philosophical thinker Joseph McCabe in cooperation with the French anarchist libertarian Georges Darien; it is a dense, original and pragmatic essay about the possibility of disarmament in pre-World War One Europe. (...)

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  • The Thirty-Nine steps

    par John Buchan

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-13-6
    Date de parution : 22 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 111 pages

    “The Thirty-nine steps” is a spy novel written by John Buchan and published by William Blackwood and sons in 1915, after first appearing as a serial in Blackwood's. Although the novel is published a year into World War One, the action predates the outbreak of the war by a few weeks. “The Thirty-nine steps” was (...)

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  • The Notting Hill mystery

    par Charles Warren Adams

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-15-0
    Date de parution : 22 juin 2013
    Nombre de pages : 139 pages

    “The Notting Hill mystery” is an English detective novel written and published in 1863 by Charles Félix, very probably the pseudonym of Charles Warren Adams, a lawyer, writer and publisher. “The Notting Hill mystery” is considered in the English-speaking world to be the first detective or crime novel ever written, (...)

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  • The Canterville Ghost

    par Oscar Wilde

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-43-3
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 52 pages

    “The Canterville Ghost” is a short story written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1887 in The court and society review. It is one of Wilde's most famous short stories, along with Lord Arthur Savile's crime. Lighter and more macabre at the same time, “The Canterville Ghost” is probably an even (...)

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  • Frankenstein

    par Mary Shelley

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-36-5
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 264 pages

    “Frankenstein” is a novel written by Mary Shelley published in 1818 by a small London publishing house, Lackington, Hughes, Harding. Mary Shelley was nineteen when she wrote the novel. “Frankenstein” is a gothic novel with romantic overtones whose creature became more famous than its author. (...)

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  • The Portrait of Mr W.H.

    par Oscar Wilde

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-38-9
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 100 pages

    “The portrait of Mr W.H. ” is a short story written by Oscar Wilde and published in Blackwood's magazine in 1891. The story is an attempt by Oscar Wilde to uncover the identity of W.H., the mysterious individual to whom Shakespeare's Sonnets are dedicated. In doing so, Wilde produces one of the most (...)

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  • The Alchemist

    par Benjamin Jonson

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-33-4
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 295 pages

    “The Alchemist” is a comedy written by Ben Jonson and performed in 1610 by the King's men. Created four years after Volpone, “The Alchemist” is widely considered to be Ben Jonson's best comedy. Following an outbreak of the plague in London, a gentleman's house falls into the hands of two (...)

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  • A Modest Proposal

    par Jonathan Swift

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-35-8
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 24 pages

    “A modest proposal” or “A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the public” is a satire written by Jonathan Swift in 1729. In this essay, Swift suggests fighting poverty, hunger, and disenfranchisement in (...)

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  • The Tempest

    par William Shakespeare

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-34-1
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 146 pages

    “The Tempest” is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1610 or 1611. It is believed to be the last play of the Bard. It is Les Éditions de Londres's favourite Shakespeare play. Prospero, the Duke of Milan, is deposed of, and along with his daughter Miranda, they are drifting at sea until they find an (...)

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  • The Man in the Moone

    par Francis Godwin

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-45-7
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 71 pages

    « The Man in the Moone » is a novel by Francis Godwin probably written in the 1620s and published for the first time in 1638 after his death under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonsales. A bit fallen out of fame, “The Man in the Moone” can be considered as one of the major works of the late English Renaissance. Its (...)

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  • The false Burton Combs

    par Carroll John Daly

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-44-0
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 45 pages

    “The false Burton Combs” is a crime story (“hard-boiled”) written by Carroll John Daly and published in the “Black mask magazine” in December 1922, therefore predating the first appearance of Dashiell Hammett's the Continental Op in October 1923. “The false Burton Combs” is a must-read story for (...)

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  • Greenmantle

    par John Buchan

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-37-2
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 339 pages

    “Greenmantle” is a spy novel written by John Buchan and published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1916. Set during World War One, “Greenmantle” is the second of the 5-book series of the Richard Hannay novels which immediately follow The thirty-nine steps, set a few months before the beginning of the war. In (...)

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  • The Power-House

    par John Buchan

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-32-7
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 121 pages

    “The power-house” is a spy novel written by John Buchan in 1913. It is set in London, and tells the story of the narrator who discovers an incredible plot aimed at destroying the foundations of Western democracies through an anarchist organisation called The Power-House. “The power-house” was first serialised in (...)

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