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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 2018

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

In this week's blog, Mia Forbes looks at one of Edith Wharton's most popular novels. Read it here

About the book: The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, aged 29, beautiful, impoverished and in need of a rich husband to safeguard her place in the social elite, and to support her expensive habits - her clothes, her charities and her gambling. Unwilling to marry without both love and money, Lily becomes vulnerable to the kind of gossip and slander which attach to a girl who has been on the marriage market for too long. Wharton charts the course of Lily's life, providing, along the way, a wider picture of a society in transition, a rapidly changing New York where the old certainties of manners, morals and family have disappeared and the individual has become an expendable commodity.

The House of Mirth was published in October 1905 to widespread critical acclaim. It became an instant bestseller and is regarded today as one of Edith Wharton’s most accomplished and compelling social satires.

ISBN: 9781840224191  R.R.P. £2.50

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    for it is one of God's best gifts


    THOMAS HUGHES
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    she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.


    PIERRE CHODERLOS DE LACLOS
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    KATHERINE MANSFIELD
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    FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
    Born this week in 1844
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  • But still my fancy wanders free
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    THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK
    Born this week in 1785
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    JONATHAN SWIFT
    Died this week in 1745
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    OSCAR WILDE
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