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  • Adventures of Roderick Random

    By Tobias Smollett

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    • 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.
  • Candide and Other Stories

    By Voltaire

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834263
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1998
  • Carmen and Other Stories

    By Prosper Merimee

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192837226
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: April 1999
    (Oxford World's Classics series). In 'Carmen' (1845), the tale from which Bizet's famous opera was drawn, Merimee created the classic femme fatale who ensnares and ultimately destroys the unwary. His other 'long tale' Colomba also mingles action with an ironic narrative style and Colomba herself is a protagonist of chilling power even greater perhaps than Carmen's. Included here is Merimme's own favorite among his stories, The Venus of Ille, a brilliant tale of the supernatural; Lokis, the last story in this selection is set in the forest of Lithuania and represents the fiction merimme wrote in old age. 361p.
  • 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.
  • Collected Works of Olivia Ward Bushbanks

    By Olivia W. Bush-Banks

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    • 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 Saint Augustine

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192833723
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 1998
    (Oxford World Classics).
  • 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.
  • David Copperfield

    By Charles Dickens

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835789
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: March 1999
    A young boy endures hardships as a child laborer in this partly autobiographical classic reflecting social conditions in nineteenth-century England
  • 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

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    • 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.
  • Eminent Victorians

    By Lytton Strachey

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192801586
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2003
    Lytton Strachey's biographical essays on four 'eminent Victorians' dropped a depth-charge on Victorian England when the book was published in 1918. It ushered in the modern biography and raised the genre to the level of high literary art. Strachey approached his subjects with scepticism rather than reverence, and his iconoclastic wit and engaging narratives thrilled as well as shocked his contemporaries. Debunking Church, Public School, and Empire, his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold of Rugby, and General Gordon of Khartoum changed perceptions of the Victorians for a generation.
  • Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature, 1870-1918

    By Elleke Boehmer

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    • 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

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    • 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)
  • Four Comedies

    By Titus Maccius Plautus

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    • 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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