Blackwell onlineBlackwell – one of Britain’s most respected booksellers – has slashed 50% off the prices of more than 600 titles and this is your chance to pick some wonderful classic reads at rock bottom prices.

Known for being Britain’s knowledge retailer, the Blackwell’s sale stretches across a wide array of books, including works by many of history’s iconic writers of fiction and non-fiction. Up for grabs are books that shaped our world from Shakespeare’s plays to Don Quixote, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Moby Dick,War and Peace, and the Iliad.

Aesop, Aristotle, Austen, Barrie, Beecher Stowe, Blake, Bronte (several of them), Brothers Grimm, Browning (Robert & Elizabeth), Buchan, Bunyan, Byron, Carroll, Cervantes, Chaucer, Collins, Conan Doyle, Conrad, Dante, Darwin, Defoe, Descartes, Dickens, Disraeli,Engels, Fitzgerald, Flaubert, Freud, Gaskell, Gogol, Haggard, Hardy, Hawthorne, Hegel, Homer, Hopkins, Hugo, Ibsen, Joyce, Keats, Kipling, Lawrence (the D.H. variety), Locke, Mansfield, Marx, Melville, Milton, Nietzsche, Ovid, Plato, Poe, Pope, Pushkin, Rousseau, Ruskin, Shakespeare, Shelley, Sophocles, Smollett, Stevenson, Stoker, Swift, Tolstoy, Trollope (Anthony not Joanna), Twain, Verne, Voltaire, Wilde, Wollstonecraft, Woolf, Wordsworth, and Zola – we could go on and on. They are all there.

Benjamin Henry Blackwell founded the company in 1879 and today they are one of Britain’s leading sellers of academic, educational, and business books. Blackwell has been selling with AbeBooks since 2005 and continues to serve thousands of booklovers every day.

The 50% off discount sale ends on 15 April. Put some classics on your bookshelf today.

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White (1859-60) is the first and greatest "Sensation Novel." Walter Hartright's mysterious midnight encounter with the woman in white draws him into a vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue. This new critical edition is the first to use the original manuscript of the novel. John Sutherland examines Collins's contribution to Victorian fiction, traces his practices as a creator of plot, and provides a chronology of the novel's complicated events.

RRP: £6.99
Discounted Price: £ 3.50

Complete Odes and Epodes by Horace

Complete Odes and Epodes

Horace

Horace (65-8 B.C.) is one of the most important and brilliant poets of the Augustan Age of Latin literature whose influence on European literature is unparalleled. Steeped in allusion to contemporary affairs, Horace's verse is best read in terms of his changing relationship to the public sphere. While the Odes are subtle and allusive, the Epodes are robust and coarse in their celebrations of sex and tirades against political leaders. This edition also includes the Secular Hymn and Suetonius's "Life of Horace."

RRP: £8.99
Discounted Price: £ 4.50

Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James

Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories

M.R. James
This selection of twenty-one short stories by M.R. James--a first-class writer of supernatural fiction--represents his best work, including "Count Magnus," "The Rose Garden," "The Uncommon Prayer-book," "Rats," "The Malice of Inanimate Objects," and "A Vignette," as well as the title story.

RRP: £7.99
Discounted Price: £ 4.00

Daodejing by Laozi

Daodejing

Laozi or Lao Tzu

"Of ways you may speak, / but not the Perennial Way; / By names you may name, / but not the Perennial Name." So begins the best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force. Laozi's 2,500 year-old masterpiece is a work that defies definition.

RRP: £8.99
Discounted Price: £ 4.50

Teach Yourself Japanese by Helen Gilhooly

Teach Yourself Japanese

Helen Gilhooly

This is a brand-new edition of Teach Yourself Japanese, the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding and speaking with confidence. Topics covered in the course include Japanese name conventions, workplace, transport, media, aspects of modern society and environmental issues, and the language is taught via realistic and interesting dialogues.

RRP: £29.99
Discounted Price: £ 15.00

Teach Yourself French by Gaelle Graham

Teach Yourself French

Gaelle Graham

Although aimed at those with no previous knowledge, it is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing knowledge or refresh rusty language skills for a holiday or business trip. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 25 thematic units progressing from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to using the phone and talking about work. The course covers all structures required for GCSE level and beyond.

RRP: £22.99
Discounted Price: £ 11.50