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  • The Adventures of Pinocchio

    By Carlo Collodi

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192801500
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2002
    Presents the adventures of Pinocchio, a mischievous wooden puppet who wants more than anything else to become a real boy.
  • 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.
  • Alexander Pope Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Alexander Pope

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834942
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: August 1998
    Though critical opinion on Alexander Pope has frequently been divided, he is now regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century. An invalid from infancy, he devoted his energies towards literature and achieved remarkable success with his first published work at the age of twenty-one. A succession of brilliant poems followed, including An Essay on Criticism (1711), Windsor Forest (1715), and his masterpiece, The Rape of the Lock. A second period of great poetry was begun in 1728 with the appearance of the first Dunciad. All these works--which exhibit Pope's astonishing human insight, his wide sympathies, and powers of social observation (displayed to greatest effect in his talent for satire)--are included in this selection of his poetry. It has been compiled by the distinguished Pope scholar and editor Pat Rodgers, who also provides an indispensable introduction that offers a new interpretation of Pope's poetry, and the philosophical ideas behind it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Barchester Towers

    By Anthony Trollope

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834324
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1998
  • Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales

    By Herman Melville

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192839039
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 2001
    Outwardly a compelling narrative of events aboard a British man-of-war during the Napoleonic Wars, BILLY BUDD, SAILOR is a nautical recasting of the Fall, a parable of good and evil, a meditation on justice and political governance, and a searching portrait of three extraordinary men. The eight shorter tales included here are all acknowledged masterpieces, i.e., Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, The paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of maids. 410p.
  • The Bodhicaryavatara

    By Santideva

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192837202
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
    Written in India in the early 8th century AD, 'S=antideva's Bodhicary=avat=ara addresses the profound desire to become a Buddha and rescue all beings from suffering. The person who acts upon such a desire is a Bodhisattva. 'S=antideva not only makes plain what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the powerful feelings of aspiration that underlie such a commitment, employing language which has inspired Buddists ever since it first appeared. Indeed, his book has long been regarded as one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist's spiritual path. Important as a manual of training among Mah=ay=ana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this text continues to be used as the basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers. This new translation from the original language provides detailed annotations explaining allusions and technical references. Also, the book's General Introduction and Translators' Introduction both serve to locate 'S=antideva's work in its proper context, and for the first time explain its structure.
  • 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.
  • The Civil War: With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars

    By Julius Caesar

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192839237
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 1999
    The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. to Pompey's death and the start of the Alexandrian War in the autumn of the following year. His unfinished account of the continuing struggle with Pompey's heirs and followers is completed by the three anonymous accounts of the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars, which bring the story down to within a year of Caesar's assassination in March 44 B.C. This generously annotated edition places the war in context and enables the reader to grasp it both in detail and as a whole.
  • 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.
  • The Complete Odes and Epodes

    By Horace

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192839428
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: May 2000
    Horace (65-8 BC) was one of the greatest of all lyric poets. He enjoyed the friendship and support of the rulers of the Roman world and praised them without forfeiting his independence of spirit. He admired Greek poetry and emulated it in his own distinctive love poems, which are the more effevctive for being understated. His Odes and Epodes are subtle, robust, and laced with a complex sense of humor. Addenda. 200p.

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