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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.
  • 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.
  • Anna Karenina

    By Leo Tolstoy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192833815
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 1998
    Inspired by a real-life incident near his home, Tolstoy began work on the book in 1873. He moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding, the story of an aristocratic woman who brings ruin on herself. Anna's tragedy is interwoven with the courtship and marriage of Kitty and Levin as well as the lives of many other characters. Rich in incident, powerful in characterization, the novel also expresses its author's own moral vision and creates a brilliant, multi-layered depiction of an entire society. Addenda. 831p.
  • Barchester Towers

    By Anthony Trollope

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192834324
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1998
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • The Complete Poems of Catullus

    By Gaius Valerius Catullus

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835871
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics). Catullus' (c.84-54 BC) full-blooded personal poetry, dealing candidly with love and hate, exerts an irresistible appeal, particularly the well-known poems to his lover Lesiba. The 116 poems collected here show Catullus' mastery of three distinct genres. The short poems reveal his facility with lryic metres; the long ones show he can deal equally memorably with themes from romantic legend; in the epigrams, his skilfuluse of invective enables him to attack his contemporaries viciously, to be blatantly obscene, and yet to command respect from his public now and then. Appendices, Select Bibliography. 195p.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Diary of a Nobody

    By George Grossmith

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192833273
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1998
    The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.This edition features Weedon Grossmith's original illustrations and is complemented by an introduction that discusses the book's social background and the genre of suburban fiction.

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