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The Beauty Myth


This is Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form with a new introduction by the author. Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma - how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf's groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank expose of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.
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7,13 € 7,50 €

The Second Sex


Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form. This book comes with an introduction by Natalie Haynes. When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.
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7,13 € 7,50 €

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind


This is The Sunday Times Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history - from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age - and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. "It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!" (Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel).
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12,25 € 12,95 €

A Town Like Alice


"We used to sit by the river and watch the sun setting behind the mountains, sometimes, and say what a marvellous place it would be to come for a holiday". This title comes with an introduction by Eric Lomax. Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other women and children whom the Japanese force to walk for miles through the jungle leading to the deaths of many. Due to her courageous spirit, Jean takes on the role of leader of the sorry gaggle of prisoners. While on the march, the group run into an Australian prisoner, Joe Harman, who helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished as a result. Jean's adventures, and her bond with Joe, form the heart of this gripping and moving story.
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8,08 € 8,50 €

On Chesil Beach


All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them. It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come...
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8,08 € 8,50 €

Our Man in Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens


'He carried with him the breath of beaches and the leathery smell of a good club'. This title comes with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.
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The Sea, the Sea


'Time, like the sea, unties all knots.' This title comes with an introduction by John Burnside. When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood sweetheart and sets his heart on destroying her marriage. His equilibrium is further disturbed when his friends all decide to come and keep him company and Charles finds his seaside idyll severely threatened by his obsessions.
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Sailor


The most ungentle night of all came toward the end of summer vacation' A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - their retribution is deliberate and horrifying.
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Far from the Madding Crowd


Every green was young, every pore was open, and every stalk was swollen with racing currents of juice'. This title comes with an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett. Bathsheba Everdene arrives in the small village of Weatherbury and captures the heart of three very different men; Gabriel Oak, a quiet shepherd, the proud, obdurate Farmer Boldwood and dashing, unscrupulous Sergeant Troy. The battle for her affections will have dramatic, tragic and surprising consequences in this classic tale of love and misunderstanding.
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Slaughterhouse 5


Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
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8,50 € 8,95 €

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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3,75 € 3,95 €

Dickens at Christmas


• "Dickens made Christmas a festival of generosity and moved it away from the unpopular religious festival it had been." --Irish Times
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Dubliners


Dubliners
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The Hound of the Baskervilles


I can't believe I have never read this book before. And even though by now I knew the plot from various adaptations, I really, really liked it. The atmosphere, the narration, characterization... it all was there and it clicked with me better than most of Sherlock Holmes stories. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Little Women


Little Women
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Moby Dick


Moby Dick is a novel by American author Herman Melville. It is the story of captain Ahab’s quest for revenge against the titular white whale Moby Dick. The whale has on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. The story is narrated by the sailor Ishmael. Originally the novel was a failure but in the 20th century it was rediscover and recognized as work of literary genius.
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