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  • The Alchemist and Other Plays

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    • 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.
  • Barry Lyndon

    By William Thackeray

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836281
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 1999
    Set in the second half of the eighteenth century, Barry Lyndon is the fictional autobiography of an adventurer and rogue whom the reader is led to distrust from the very beginning. Born into the petty Irish gentry, and outmanoeuvred in his first love-affair, a ruined Barry joins the British army. After service in Germany he deserts and after a brief spell as a spy, pursues the career of a gambler in the dissolute clubs and courts of Europe. In a determined effort to enter fashionable society he marries a titled heiress but finds he has met his match.First published in 1844, Barry Lyndon is Thackeray's earliest substantial novel and in some ways his most original, reflecting his view of the true art of fiction: to represent a subject, however unpleasant, with accuracy and wit, and not to moralize.The text is that of George Saintsbury's 1908 Oxford edition which restores passages cut when the novel was revised in 1856.
  • Candide and Other Stories

    By Voltaire

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834263
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1998
  • 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    Highly spiritual, the work in this collection represents both previously published and unpublished material by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, a notable and neglected black woman writer.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

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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.
  • 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.
  • Euripides: Orestes and Other Plays

    By Euripides

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192832603
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: December 2001
    Orestes and Other Plays provides new translations of Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, plays that all explore ethical and political themes. Ion vividly portrays the role of chance in human life and the dynamics of family relationships. In Orestes, the most popular of the tragedian's plays about the ancient world, Euripides explores the emotional consequences of Orestes' murder of his mother on the individuals concerned, and makes the tale resonate with advice to Athens about the threat to democracy posed by political pressure groups. The Suppliant Women is a commentary on the politics of empire, as the Athenian king Theseus decides to use force of arms rather than persuasion against Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the terrible conflict between Oedipus' sons into one of the most savage indictments of civil war in Western literature by highlighting the personal tragedy it brings.
  • 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.
  • 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 Major Plays: A Doll's House; Ghosts; Hedda Gabler; The Master Builder

    By Henrik Ibsen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199536191
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: 2008
    Taken from the highly acclaimed Oxford Ibsen, this collection of Ibsen's plays includes A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder.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.
  • Four Major Plays: A Doll's House; Ghosts; Hedda Gabler; The Master Builder

    By Henrik Ibsen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192833877
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 1998
    A Doll's House provoked uproar when it made its Scandinavian debut in 1879. In it, and its immediate successor, Ghosts, Ibsen brought to light attitudes that a self-righteous, hypocritical society would have preferred to leave unexamined; his heroines' perceptions about society and their position in it are conveyed with a clarity that is still shockingly dramatic. In Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder, Ibsen shifted his focus to the pressures individuals exert on other individuals in their urge to dominate and control one another. Chronology, Bibliography. 355p.
  • The Golden Ass

    By Apuleius

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199540556
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2008
    Apuleius's Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel--the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately returned to human shape by the kindness of the goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal works of European literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, while reproducing all the exuberance of the original.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.

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