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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.
  • 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.
  • Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

    By Sophocles

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192835888
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    (Oxford World's Classics series). Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition drive the characters prograyed inthese three masterpieces towards catastrophe. 178p.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complete Sonnets and Poems

    By William Shakespeare

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192819338
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 2002
    This is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death) in one volume. A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to the plays, and detailed notes explain the language and allusions. While accessibly written, the edition takes account of the most recent scholarship and criticism.
  • 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).

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