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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.
  • The Ambassadors

    By Henry James

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836472
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: October 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics). Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Wollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring deploys,, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet. 450p.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bacchae and Other Plays

    By Euripides

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    • 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.
  • The Bible: Authorized King James Version with Apocrypha

    By Robert Carroll

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835253
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1998
    This edition's wide-ranging Introdution and the substantial notes to each book of the Bible guide readers through the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological issues, using the most up-to-date scholarship to demonstrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, art, and general culture of the English-speaking world. Bibliography; Glossary; Explanatory Notes. Illus., maps. 1,824p.
  • The Canterbury Tales

    By Geoffrey Chaucer

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    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complete Poetry

    By Oscar Wilde

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835260
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: January 1999
    (Oxford World's Classics series). Discarding the politics of his mother's Irish nationalistic anti-famine poetry to follow an English Romantic tradition, paying homage to Keatrs, Swinburne, and the PreRaphaelites, Wilde's admiration of French masters gradually led to his writing Impressionist, even decadent poems. His collection Poems (1881) brought accusations of obscenity and plagiarism as well as scathing reviews. Unabashed, Wilde revised and reprinted his final 'Author's Edition' in 1892. This volume follows as closely as possible the chronological order of compositionn. Index of Titles and First Lines. 222p.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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