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  • Against Nature (A rebours)

    By Joris-Karl Huysmans

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192823670
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics).
  • The Alchemist and Other Plays

    By Ben Jonson

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834461
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 1998
    Also includes Volpone, or The Fox; Epicene, or The Silent Woman; and Bartholomew Fair.
  • 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    Highly spiritual, the work in this collection represents both previously published and unpublished material by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, a notable and neglected black woman writer.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 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

    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.
  • Dead Souls: A Poem

    By Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192818379
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
    Although Dead Souls (1842) was largely composed by Gogol during self-imposed exile in Italy in the late 1830s, his last work remains to this day the most essentially Russian of all the great novels in Russian literature. As we follow its hero Chichikov, a dismissed civil servant turned confidence man, about the Russian countryside in pursuit of his shady enterprise, there unfolds before us a gallery of characters worthy in comic range of Chaucer, Rabelais, Fielding, and Sterne. With its rich and ebullient language, ironic twists, and startling juxtapositions, Dead Souls stands as one of the most unusual and poetic masterpieces of the nineteenth century.This new translation by Christopher English includes the surviving chapters and fragments of Part Two, and is complemented by an introductory essay by the pre-eminent Gogol scholar, Robert Maguire.
  • The Dhammapada

    By John Ross Carter

    Our Price: $5.95
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: $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.
  • Dubliners

    By James Joyce

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192839992
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: March 2001
    Each of the fifteen stories in Joyce's collection (1914) offers a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Dubliners - a death, an encounter, an opportunity not take, a memory rekindled - altogether synthesizing a portrait of a nation. Addenda. 279p.
  • 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.
  • An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Rosmersholm

    By Henrik Ibsen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192839435
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 1999
    Hurt and dismayed by the hostile reception of Ghosts in 1881, Ibsen published, a year later, the uncompromising An Enemy of the People. Its protagonist, Dr. Stockmann, finds himself up against an alliance of political hypocrisy and vested interest when he attempts to reveal that the town's public baths, its civic pride and joy, are seriously polluted. The Wild Duck (1884) dramatizes the shock of growing up, in the figure of 14-year-old Hedvig Ekdal. In Rosmersholm (1886), a tour de force fo constructional skill, two people of opposing ideals clash swords. Addenda. 311p.

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