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  • Aurora Leigh

    By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Our Price: $6.00
    • 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.
  • Bacchae and Other Plays

    By Euripides

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192838759
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2000
    The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. Iphigenia at Aulis centers on the ultimate dysfunctional family as emotion is tested in the crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. And Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is an action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War.
  • Civil War

    By Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192839497
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 2000
    (Oxford World's Classics series). Lucan, grandson of Seneca the Rhetorician, and nephew of Seneca the Philosopher, was a remarkable and precocious product of the stimulating literary climate promoted by Nero. His epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, unfinished at the time of his death, stands beside the poems of Virgil and Ovic in the first rank of Latin epic. 335p.
  • The Communist Manifesto

    By Karl Marx

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834379
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics series). A Norton Critical Edition offering a complete historical and philiosophical introduction tothe Manifesto of the Communist Party. 96p.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion

    By David Hume

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192838766
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 1999
    David Hume is one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in English. His Dialogues ask if a belief in God can be inferred from what is known of the universe, or whether such a belief is even consistent with such knowledge. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from polytheism to dogmatic monotheism. Together, these works constitute the most formidable attack upon religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher. This new edition includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter by Hume in which he discusses Dialogues.
  • The Diary of a Nobody

    By George Grossmith

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192833273
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1998
    The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.This edition features Weedon Grossmith's original illustrations and is complemented by an introduction that discusses the book's social background and the genre of suburban fiction.
  • 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.
  • Don Quixote de la Mancha

    By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834836
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 1998
    This highly entertaining comic novel was published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. Nothing quite like it had been published before; nor since. Don Quixote, a poor gentleman from La Mancha in central Spain, has a passion for reading tales of chivalry, and is inspired to set off in search of adventure. To his fevered imagination, everyday objects seem to pose irresistible heroic challenges; the result is an extended and comic series of absurd exploits, which also raise (and continue to raise) questions about reality and illusion, fact and fiction. A colossal work of the imagination that still resonates. Addenda. 973p.
  • 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

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    • 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.
  • The Forsyte Saga

    By John Galsworthy

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192838629
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 1999
    (Oxford World's Classics). The three novels which make up The FOrsyte Saga - The Man of Property, In Chancery, To Let - chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle-class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Soames Forsyte is the brilliantly portrayed central figure, a Victorian who outlives the age, and whose baffled passion for his beautiful but unresponsive wife Irene reverberates throughout the saga. Textual Note, Bibliography, Chronology, Forsyte Family Tree, Explanatory Note. 872p.
  • Four Comedies

    By Titus Maccius Plautus

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192838964
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics series). This volume presents The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold. Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Though borrowing from the Greeks, his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humor and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. 242p.

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