Great Writers (Marshall Cavendish)

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Superb collection of 55 classic books (with accompanying magazine) that comprise “The Great Writers” series exclusively published by Marshall Cavendish from 1986 to 1988.

The books represent some of the greatest works of fiction ever written in the English language. Each book has a beautiful hard cover in colour faux leather with gold lettering on the front cover and spine as well as a lovely colour illustration on the front cover. This collection also includes an illustrated 24 page magazine covering the lives, works and inspirations of each writer as well as focusing on one key work in detail (normally the novel accompanying the magazine). The magazines are housed in 4 purpose binders to form a comprehensive reference library of celebrated authors.


We have many of these in good condition. For convenience, we present options for purchasing the books and magazines separately or combined. We currently have a full set available from an associate in London (see foot of listing below).


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Updated September 2013


1: Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

2: Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

3: Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

4: The Picture of Dorian Grey

Oscar Wilde

5: The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot

6: Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen

7: Fall of the House of Usher etc

Edgar Allan Poe

8: Vanity Fair

William Makepeace Thackeray

9: Wuthering Heights

Emile Bronte

10: Moby Dick

Hermann Melville

11: The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

12: The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin

13: Alice/Wonderland, Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll

14: The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

15: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

16: Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

17: Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

18: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

19: Tess of the d'Urbevilles

Thomas Hardy

20: Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

21: Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott

22: The Romantic Poets

Anthology: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats

23: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stephenson

24: Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskill

25: A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens
no hardback book