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  • The Qur'an by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
    The Qur'an (English, Paperback) M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

    "First published 2004. First published, with corrections, as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 2005. Reissued 2008. Reprinted with corrections 2010"--T.p. verso.

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  • Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    Frankenstein (English, Paperback) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale, Frankenstein, confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science--topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the...

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  • The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
    The Nicomachean Ethics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

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  • Roxana by Daniel Defoe
    Roxana (English, Paperback) Daniel Defoe

    Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own "wicked" life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past....

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  • The Mabinogion by Sioned Davies
    The Mabinogion (English, Paperback) Sioned Davies

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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  • Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Aurora Floyd (English, Paperback) Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    With Lady Audley's Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon had established herself, alongside Wilkie Collins and Mrs Henry Wood, as one of the ruling triumvirate of `sensation novelists'.Aurora Floyd (1862-3), following hot on its heels, achieved almost equal popularity and notoriety....

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  • The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays by Moliere
    The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays (English, Paperback) Moliere

    A unique collection of Moliere's four greatest verse comedies in new translation: The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, The School for Wives and The Clever Women, plus two short plays, The School for Wives Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles.

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  • Flush by Virginia Woolf
    Flush (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf's humorous biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel is charming yet also radical. A work of sensuous imagination, it opens up a range of questions about class, society, and cultural attitudes which are woven throughout the whole of Woolf's writing.

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  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Dracula (English, Paperback) Bram Stoker

    Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic shocker introduced Count Dracula to the world. He plans to wreak havoc on London, and only a small band of men and women, led by Professor Van Helsing, can defeat him. Dracula is the most famous of vampire stories, and remains a rattling good read. This edition includes the companion piece, 'Dracula's Guest'.

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  • Troilus and Cressida: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    Troilus and Cressida: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Given the wealth of formal debate contained in this tragedy, Troilus and Cressida was probably written in 1602 for a performance at one of the Inns of the Court. Shakespeare's treatment of the age-old tale of love and betrayal is based on many sources, from Homer and Ovid to Chaucer and Shakespeare's near contemporary Robert Greene. In the introduction the various problems connected with the play,...

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  • Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin
    Autobiography and Other Writings (English, Paperback) Benjamin Franklin

    Franklin's writings span a long and distinguished career of literary, scientific, and political inquiry--the work of a man whose life lasted for nearly all of the 18th century, and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanac to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime, Franklin knew prominence not only in America but also in...

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  • Othello: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    Othello: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies. What distinguishes Othello is its bold treatment of racial and gender themes. It is also the only tragedy to feature a main character, Iago, who truly seems evil, betraying and deceiving those that trust him purely for spite and with no political goal. This edition, the first to give full attention to...

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  • Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
    Between the Acts (Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    Between the Acts is Virginia Woolf's last novel, and in her own opinion it was `more quintessential' than any of her others. Set in the summer of 1939 on the day of the annual village pageant at Pointz Hall, the book weaves together the musings of several disparate characters and their reactions to the imminence of a war which is to change the pattern of history. Before the book was published in...

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  • The Eclogues and Georgics by Virgil
    The Eclogues and Georgics (Paperback) Virgil

    The Eclogues, ten short pastoral poems, were composed between approximately 42 and 39 BC, during the time of the 'Second' Triumvirate of Lepidus, Anthony, and Octavian. In them Virgil subtly blended an idealized Arcadia with contemporary history. To his Greek model - the Idylls of Theocritus - he added a strong element of Italian realism: places and people, real or disguised, and contemporary...

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  • Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth
    Lyrical Ballads (English, Paperback) William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. This is the only edition to print both the original 1798 collection and the expanded 1802 edition, with Wordsworth's famous Preface. It includes important letters, a wide-ranging introduction and generous notes.

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  • The Complete Short Stories by Oscar Wilde
    The Complete Short Stories (English, Paperback) Oscar Wilde

    Wilde's short fiction includes such masterpieces as 'The Happy Prince', 'The Selfish Giant', 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost', as well as the daring narrative experiments of 'The Portrait of Mr. W. H.' and 'Poems in Prose'. This edition shows how they continue to the enthral and challenge the reader.

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  • Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue by Marquis de Sade
    Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue (English, Paperback) Marquis de Sade

    Justine's attachment to virtue attracts nothing but misfortune, and she is subjected to an unending catalogue of sexual abuse. Sade's best-known novel, it overturns all religious, moral, and political norms, and still has the power to shock. This new translation of the 1791version is the first for over 40 years, and the first critical edition.

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  • The Masnavi, Book One by Jalal al-Din Rumi
    The Masnavi, Book One (English, Paperback) Jalal al-Din Rumi

    Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called "the Koran in Persian." The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and...

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  • Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary and The Wrongs of Woman (English, Paperback) Mary Wollstonecraft

    Strongly autobiographical, Mary and The Wrongs of Woman powerfully complement Wollstonecraft's non-fictional writing, inspired by the French Revolution and the social upheavals that followed.

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  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (English, Paperback) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including `The Red-Headed League', `The Blue Carbuncle', and `The Speckled Band'. Although Holmes gained...

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