First published in 1940, Ernest Hemingway’s renowned classic For Whom the Bell Tolls is a book with important...
In 1931, a manuscript called, ‘Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’ by Zora Neale Hurston was refuse...
Dry in places and fascinating in others, this book is a series of scientific vignettes showing how forensic sc...
Edgar Allan Poe was a poet rather than a scientist, yet one of his most obscure works is considered by some to...
With his most well-known creation Sherlock Holmes currently in vogue, the subject of movies and TV series on b...
Mark Twain was a writer synonymous with the United States, one capable of capturing the mood of a specific time in the country’s history while also creating timeless characters. Born S... Read more
Initially released as a “shilling shocker”- short, exciting, mass produced books aimed at a mainstream audience – Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Strange Case of Dr.... Read more
Like the monster it depicts, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ is a novel which mixes elements from a variety of different sources. Alongside being a timeless ho... Read more
Herodotus’ Histories of the war between Greece and Persia is regarded as the first work of narrative history ever produced. It is pioneering in its attempt to provide a broader analysi... Read more
‘When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.’ – Albert Einstein A key text in Hindu theology and phi... Read more
A team of Spanish archaeologists confirmed on Tuesday that they had found the remains of Miguel de Cervantes at the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians, in Madrid. Housing the final burial... Read more
Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ is an unusual book that has been a source of inspiration for leaders since its creation. From businessmen to politicians, its advice has been uti... Read more
Originally dictated in a Genoese prison cell, ‘The Travels of Marco Polo’ straddles the line between travel literature and adventure story. The teller of the story, Marco Polo, c... Read more
‘The Positive Philosophy of August Comte’ is a fascinating academic exercise and a valuable historic artefact. Written during a time of drastic social, political and historic cha... Read more
Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’, first published in 1866, is a remarkable work by one of the most important writers in history. The book presents a unique psychoanalysi... Read more
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