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  • The Adventures of Pinocchio

    By Carlo Collodi

    Our Price: $7.50
    • 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

    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 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.
  • Cousin Bette

    By Honoré de Balzac

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836687
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    Honore de Balzac
  • Cyrano de Bergerac: A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts

    By Edmond Rostand

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192836434
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1998
  • The Dhammapada

    By John Ross Carter

    Our Price: $4.95
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

    By Christopher Marlowe

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    • 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.
  • Don Juan and Other Plays

    By Molière

    Our Price: $4.95
    • 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.

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