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  • Adventures of Roderick Random

    By Tobias Smollett

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192837165
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: December 2002
    Roderick is the boisterous and unprincipled hero who answers life's many misfortunes with a sledgehammer. Left penniless, he leaves his native Scotland for London and on the way meets Strap, an old schoolfellow. Together they undergo many adventures at the hands of scoundrels and rogues. Roderick qualifies as a surgeon's mate and is pressed as a common soldier on board the man-of-war Thunder. In a tale of romance as well as adventure, Roderick also finds time to fall in love.
  • Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works

    By Saint Anselm

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192825254
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
    Although utterly convinced of the truth of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make sense of his religion. He considered the doctrines of faith an invitation to question, to think, and to learn; and he devoted his life to confronting and understanding the most elusive aspects of Christianity. His writings on matters such as free will, the nature of truth, and the existence of God make Anselm one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in history, and this translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read his most important works within a single volume.
  • As You Like It

    By William Shakespeare

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834195
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 1998
    Notes on the background and sources of the play accompany the text of the drama.
  • Aurora Leigh

    By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836533
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    Aurora Leigh, now available in the first critically edited and fully annotated edition for almost a century, is the foremost example of the mid-nineteenth century poem of contemporary life. It is an amazing verse novel which provides a panoramic view of the early Victorian age in London. The dominant presence in the work however, is the narrator Aurora Leigh, as she develops her ideas on art, love, God, the "Woman Question", and society.
  • The Canterbury Tales

    By Geoffrey Chaucer

    Our Price: $3.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192833600
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics). Chaucer's most celebrated work, in which a group of pilgrims entertain each other with storries on the road to Canterbury, remains a masterpiece of nrration, description, and character protryal, The tellers and their tales are as fresh and vivid today as they were six centuries ago. 482p.
  • The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story

    By Horace Walpole

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834409
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1998
    First published pseudonymously in 1764, THE CASTLE OF OTRANO purported to be a translation of an italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the second edition, 'to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern'. He procedes to give readers a series of catastrophes, ghostly interventions, revelations of identity, and exciting contest. Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success. 125p.
  • Confessions

    By Saint Augustine

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199537822
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 2009
    In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art.
  • Confessions

    By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199540037
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 2008
    In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the world of modern civilization. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with unique insight the relationship between an elusive but essential inner self and the variety of social identities he was led to adopt. The book vividly illustrates the mixture of moods and motives that underlie the writing of autobiography: defiance and vulnerability, self-exploration and denial, passion, puzzlement, and detachment. Above all, Confessions is Rousseau's search, through every resource of language, to convey what he despairs of putting into words: the personal quality of one's own existence.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • The Dhammapada

    By John Ross Carter

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836137
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 2000
    Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Theravada school of the buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. This 'sayings of the dharma' is a collection of verses regarded as the utterances of the Buddah. Taken together, the verses form a key body of teaching within the Buddhist tradition, a guiding voice along the path towards true enlightenment. The appeal of these sayings extends beyond adherents of buddhism to all those with a sense of religious awareness. 84p.
  • Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

    By Christopher Marlowe

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834454
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1998
    Also includes Tamburlaine (Part One and Part Two), Doctor Faustus (A- and B-Texts), The Jew of Malta, and Edward II. 503p.
  • Don Juan and Other Plays

    By Molière

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835512
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics). This edition also publishes Precious Provincials; The Reluctant Doctor; George Dandin; The Iser; The Would-be Gentleman; Scapin the Schemer. This selection of seven of Moliere's prose plays shows his versatility and indicates the reasons for Moliere's enduring popularity. 392p.
  • Don Quixote de la Mancha

    By Miguel Cervantes

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199537891
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 2008
    Don Quixote, originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, stands as Cervantes' belated but colossal literary success. A work which has achieved mythic status, it is considered to have pioneered the modern novel. Don Quixote, a poor gentleman from La Mancha, Spain, entranced by the code of chivalry, seeks romantic honor through absurd and fantastic adventures. His fevered imagination turns everyday objects into heroic opponents and stepping stones to greater glory; each exploit serves as a comic, yet disturbing commentary on the psychological struggle between reality and illusion, fact and fiction. This celebrated translation by Charles Jarvis offers a new introduction and notes which provide essential background information.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature, 1870-1918

    By Elleke Boehmer

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192832658
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
    Empire Writing is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. This wide-ranging selection reveals the diversity of responses to colonial experience, and encompasses some of the empire's key symbols and emblematic moments. Comprehensive notes and full biographies ensure that this is one of the most compelling, readable and academically valuable source books on the period.
  • The Europeans: A Sketch

    By Henry James

    Our Price: $3.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835000
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 2000
    (Oxford World's Classics series). Eugenia, Baroness Munster, wife of a German princeling who wishes to be rid of her, crosses the ocean with her brother Felix to seek out their American relatives. Their voyageis prompted, apparently, by natural affection; but the Baroness has also come to seek her fortune. The advent of these visitors is viewed by the Wentworths, in the suburbs of Boston, with wonder and some apprehension. 165p.
  • Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

    By Frances Burney

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192840318
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 2002
    Frances Burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. As she describes her heroine's entry into society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. But Evelina's innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions - as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville.Evelina, comic and shrewd, is at once a guide to fashionable London, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women's position in the late eighteenth century, and a love story. The new introduction and full notes to this edition help make this richness all the more readily available to a modern reader.

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