For nearly 20 years, Wordsworth Classics has partnered with Wordsworth Editions as the sole distributor for their line of classic books in North America. The vision for Wordsworth began over twenty-five years ago in England when they decided to create a line of great literature, available at a price that all could afford. The continuing success of Wordsworth is built on that one simple principle: to produce the best quality books, at the lowest possible price. Wordsworth now offers over 400 titles of beautiful books at the most competitive price point on the market!

Our most popular line is a collection of over 250 adult and children’s Classics, which start at only $4.99. In addition to those titles, we also offer a great selection of World Literature, Poetry, Mystery and Supernatural, Special Edition series, Box Sets and an exclusive line, only available in the U.S; a collection of books that are "The Best Of" various authors bestselling work. Our World Literature series encompasses major works of philosophy, and more, from around the world, our Poetry series covers all of the major British, Irish and American writers and our Mystery & Supernatural series offers chilling ghost stories and intriguing mysteries. Add to that our Special Editions, our Box Sets, our beautiful hardback Library Collection and our new Collector's Editions (which all make great gifts) and we can truly say that our collection of over 400 titles is something that nobody else on the market offers! You can see our full range of collections here

So whether you are a buyer in the retail industry, a school or university on a limited budget or just a lover of great literature, you're in the right place. Here at Wordsworth, we offer masterpieces for less than the price of a cup of coffee that we know you will enjoy.

New for 2020

ULYSSES by James Joyce

To celebrate Bloomsday in Dublin on the 16th of June, Sally Minogue looks at the book that inspired it. Read the blog  here

About the book: James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece, Ulysses, tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery.

Initially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its Modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway.

Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, Ulysses offers the reader a life-changing experience.

ISBN: 9781840226355 R.R.P. $6.99

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