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WELCOME TO WORDSWORTH CLASSICS

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 2019

CLASSICS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MOBY DICK BY Herman Melville

Moby Dick is consistently our best-selling classic. Read more about it here ISBN: 9781853260087 Price: $5.99


About this book
: Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab’s quest to avenge the whale that ‘reaped’ his leg. The quest is an
obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab’s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing. Expanding to equal his ‘mighty theme’ – not only the whale but all things sublime – Melville breathes in the world’s great literature.

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  • The human heart has hidden treasures

    CHARLOTTE BRONTë
    Died this week in 1855
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  • I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

    RENE DESCARTES
    Born this week in 1596
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  • JOHN DONNE
    Died this week in 1631
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  • Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.

    NIKOLAI GOGOL
    Born this week in 1809
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  • In literature, as in love,
    one can only speak for himself.


    ANDREW LANG
    Born this week in 1844
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  • Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman

    CAPTAIN R.F. SCOTT
    Died this week in 1912
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  • We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.

    ANNA SEWELL
    Born this week in 1820
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  • I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.

    WALT WHITMAN
    Died this week in 1892
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  • If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

    VIRGINIA WOOLF
    Died this week in 1941
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