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Hard Times by Charles Dickens, with an afterword by Charles Shapiro. "A Signet Classic" published by The New American Library in 1961 (fourth printing).

Original Antique Engraving from 1800's. Dickens story, "Hard Times for These Times". Illustrated by Harry French

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18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

In 1851 Dickens moved to Tavistock House, a monumental accomplishment considering his formative years spent at Bayham and Lant Street. It was here that he wrote Bleak House, Hard Times and Little Dorrit.

Agatha Christie’s inspiration for The Body In The Library came while she was dining at an English seaside hotel. She observed a young family also dining, with an elderly gentleman in a wheelchair. That’s all it took. Ms. Christie’s imagination took over from there. A classic Published Penguin, published in 1958.

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Pan Books, 1959. via Bonito Club. I adore all Agatha Christie. She perfected the English county house murder. I loved how she wrote about murder without being violent or crude. She will always be a classic as will her characters Miss Marple & Monseur Poirot.

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The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Vintage cover of The Return of the Nature by Thomas Hardy ~ I'm loving the purple/lavender tones in this illustration!

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The Best Books To Read This Summer

20 books to read this summer

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51 Books That Prove Reading Can Change Your Life

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community about the books that have helped them through hard times. These stories are just the tip of the iceberg. | 51 Books That Prove Reading Can Change Your Life

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Albert Camus' The Outsider and its covers' stories - gallery

1963 Penguin edition of Camus' The Outsider, cover drawing by Paul Hogarth

A Room of Ones Own."Virginia Woolf 's argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy."