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  • OLIVER TWIST


    ISBN: 9789699903014
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:

    Author: CHARLES DICKENS

     399
  • THE GULISTAN

    The Gulistan (Rose Garden) is as exalted in the Islamic World as its writer. Written in Farsi in the 13th century Iran (Persia), this masterpiece consists of moral and ethical stories that explore the complexities of human behaviour. It brings to life, in a peerless combination of prose and verse, a world of kings, commoners, lovers, and scholars and provides easy guidance to its readers in their quest for a conscientious living. The Gulistan was an important textbook in elementary education in Hindustan when the British came to rule the subcontinent. It was then that it was translated in English and other European languages by eminent western scholars. This superb translation by John T. Platts has been chosen for the 21st century readers on account of its impeccable language, closeness to the original text and unparalleled notes. John T. Platts (1830-1904) was an English scholar born in the British India. He was a linguist par-excellence. Not only did he translate The Gulistan and Ikhwanu-s-Safa in English, but also compiled dictionaries and Persian and Hindi grammar books. His magnum opus A Hindustani-English Dictionary (1881) has not been rivalled yet. It is still in common use throughout the subcontinent.
    ISBN: 9786275100430
    AUTHOR: SHAIKH SA’DI
    ISBN: 9786275100430
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SHAIKH SA’DI

     599
  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

    Enamoured by the beauty of Dorian Gray, the sensitive artist Basil Hallward paints in oil a full-length portrait of the protagonist. Sitting there Gray listens to the hedonistic worldviews of Hallward s friend Lord Henry Wotton and wants to stay young forever to pursue his epicurean ideals. He wishes his portrait to age instead of himself. Later. when he dumps his actress friend Sybil Vane, Gray notices a change of expression in his portrait. He knows that his wish has been granted. Now nothing will keep him from leading the life of a libertine. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tour de force in which Wilde intricately explores the idea of “art for art’s sake.” Published in 1890, it is his only novel and arguably his best work.

    Author: Oscar Wilde

    ISBN: 9789699903403
    ISBN: 9789699903403
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: OSCAR WILDE

     450
  • ANIMAL FARM

    A revolution is brewing among the animals of Manor Farm and one fine day they overthrow the owner Mr. Jones. The farm is renamed Animal Farm: Having vanquished Man, animals are on their own and they adopt Seven Commandments of Animalism: 1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. animal shall wear clothes. 4. animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. animal shall drink alcohol. 6. animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal. But then a controlling elite develops among animals and soon come the amendments; one by one; and the most important of them is all animals are equal – but some are more equal than others. It is the history of a revolution that went wrong, Orwell wrote describing his novel Animal Farm. Written allegorically to reflect upon the Russian Revolution up to Stalin era, Animal Farm is one of the finest novels ever written in English language.

    Author: GEORGE ORWELL

    ISBN: 9786275100348
    ISBN: 9786275100348
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GEORGE ORWELL

     299
  • 1984

    England is ruled by a totalitarian government called the Party . Among other things, the Party believes who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue) where he is busy altering the history to suit the Party . He is unhappy and longs for truth and liberty. One day, he meets Julia. He falls for her and together they embark on a journey of love and rebellion which may change their world forever.

    Author: GEORGE ORWELL

    ISBN: 9786275100003
    ISBN: 9786275100003
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GEORGE ORWELL

     499
  • DRACULA

    Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor, visits Transylvania, Romania, to help Dracula, a local count, buy a house in London. It does not take him long to find out that his client is a vampire. Harker escapes. Dracula, anyhow, reaches England and, then, begins a series of uncanny occurrences of a new kind, never experienced by English people. Told through letters, diary notes and articles, Dracula is a quintessential work of horror fiction. The only criticism it receives is for its too much gothic content. Recently, it has also been commended for its symbolism of the horrors of suppressed sexuality and desire in the Victorian Age. It has been made into films on more than thirty occasions.

    Author: BRAM STOKER

    ISBN: 9789695100417
    ISBN: 9789695100417
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: BRAM STOKER

     699
  • A TALE TWO CITIES


    ISBN: 9789699903861
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: CHARLES DICKENS

     2,021
  • SENSE AND SENSIBILITY


    ISBN: 9786275100140
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JANE AUSTEN

     499
  • PERSUASION


    ISBN: 9786275100133
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JEAN AUSTEN

     399
  • NORTHANGER ABBEY


    ISBN: 9786275100126
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JEAN AUSTEN

     399
  • MANSFIELD PARK


    ISBN: 9786275100102
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JEAN AUSTEN

     499
  • ROBINSON CRUSOE


    ISBN: 9789699903939
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: DANIEL DEFOE

     599
  • ORLANDO


    ISBN: 9789699903663
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VIRGINIA WOOLF

     450
  • A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN


    ISBN: 9786275100157
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VIRGINIA WOOLF

     250
  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS


    ISBN: 9789699903892
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JONATHAN SWIFT

     599
  • JANE EYRE

    Jane Eyre is an orphan girl growing up in the house of her aunt where her presence is resented. Her cousins make her life miserable and, ultimately, her aunt sends her off to a charity school where Jane’s tribulations continue. After surviving the misery of t


    ISBN: 9789699903854
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: CHARLOTTE BRONTE

     699
  • MEDITATIONS

    Based on Stoic philosophy, Meditations is one of the significant ancient texts on spirituality and ethics. it offers perceptive insights into human behaviour and gives pragmatic guidelines to lead one s life. The book is a compilation of personal writings of Marcus Aurelius written for his own guidance and growth towards the end of his life. Written in a simple language, it is easily accessible to the common man. It offers advice on almost every situation in life and is relevant to all who want to develop coherence in their personal growth and leadership skills.
    ISBN: 9789699903847
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MARCUS AURELIUS

     250
  • THE STORY OF THE AMULET


    ISBN: 9789699903571
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: E. NESBIT

     299
  • NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

    One of the most revolutionary of Dostoyevsky’s novels, Notes from Underground was first published in 1864. Considered as one of the earliest existentialist novels, it explores the life of an unnamed narrator, an ex-official, who has retreated underground as a protest against the social utopia. Through one of the most celebrated characters in literature, the unnamed narrator, Dostoevsky brings forth the nuanced existence of the society’s moral expectations. In a complete fall out from the society, the novel’s anti-hero, or otherwise known as the underground man, writes a passionate, subversive and self-opposing account that examines the moral and intellectual fluctuations of the narrator and celebrates man’s inherently illogical nature.
    ISBN: 9789699903878
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY

     799
  • THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

    The stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes appeared in the Strand Magazine before their publication in book form in 1887) Having appeared in A study in Scarlet (1887) and The Sign of the Four (1890), Sherlock Holmes was already very popular but their publication immortalized him. “A Scandal in Bohemia” , a thrilling tale of a beautiful opera singer, was first to appear in the monthly. It was overwhelmingly received as it contained all elements of suspense, observation and deductive reasoning of earlier novels in short story form. It was followed by equally thrilling “The Red-Headed League” , “A Case of identity” and other marvellous stories. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler Dr. John Watson. This volume contains first 12 of them.
    ISBN: 9789699903076
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

     599