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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.
  • Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

    By Sophocles

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835888
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics series). Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition drive the characters prograyed inthese three masterpieces towards catastrophe. 178p.
  • Catharine and Other Writings

    By Jane Austen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835215
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 1998
    This new collection of Austen's brilliant short fiction is the first annotated edition of her short writings. The texts have been compared with the manuscripts to give a number of new readings. In addition to prose fiction and prayers, this collection contains many of her poems written to amuse and console her friends, and are unavailable in any other single volume.
  • Collected Works of Olivia Ward Bushbanks

    By Olivia W. Bush-Banks

    Our Price: $82.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195061963
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: April 1991
    Highly spiritual, the work in this collection represents both previously published and unpublished material by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, a notable and neglected black woman writer. Including short fiction, poetry, and drama, her work fills a lacuna in the understanding of the literature of the nineteenth century.
  • 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

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    • 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.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac: A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts

    By Edmond Rostand

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836434
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
  • The Decameron

    By Giovanni Boccaccio

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836915
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 1999
    (Oxford World's Classics series). Written in the wake of the Black Death, Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in this virtuoso performance of one hundred tales, vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots which revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions. Themes are playfully restated from one story to another within an elegant and refined framework. 698p.
  • The Dhammapada

    By John Ross Carter

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    • 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.
  • Don Juan and Other Plays

    By Molière

    Our Price: $4.95
    • 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: $9.95
    • 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.
  • The Ecclesiastical History of the English People; The Greater Chronicle; Bede's Letter to Egbert

    By Bede

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192838667
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 1999
    Starting with the invasion of Julius Caesar in the fifth century, Bede recorded the history of the English up to his own day in 731 A.D. A scholarly monk working in the north-east of England, Bede wrote the five books of his history in Latin. The Ecclesiastical History is his most famous work, and this edition provides the authoritative Colgrave translation, as well as a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, never before published in English. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death. This is the only edition to include all three texts, and they are illuminated further by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes.
  • Eighteenth-Century Women Dramatists

    By Melinda C. Finberg

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192827296
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: November 2001
    Includes 'The Innocent Mistress' by Mary Pix, 'The Busybody' by Susanna Centlivre, 'The Times' by Elizabeth Griffith, and 'The Belle's Stratagem' by Hannah Cowley.
  • 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.
  • Four Comedies

    By Titus Maccius Plautus

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199540563
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2008
    The Braggart Soldier (Miles Gloriosus); The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi); The Haunted House (Mostellaria); The Pot of Gold (Aulularia)

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