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  • Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton
    Victorian Fairy Tales (English, Paperback) Michael Newton

    This anthology brings together 14 of the best Victorian fairy tales, by major period writers as well as specialists in the genre, to show the vibrancy of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. From whimsy to satire, the stories reveal the preoccupations of the age and celebrate the value of the imagination.

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  • Myths from Mesopotamia by Stephanie Dalley
    Myths from Mesopotamia (English, Paperback) Stephanie Dalley

    The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of...

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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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  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    To the Lighthouse (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, To the Lighthouse is the most accomplished of all Woolf's novels. This new edition includes a full contextualizing introduction and notes by David Bradshaw.

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  • A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
    A Sicilian Romance (English, Paperback) Ann Radcliffe

    In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy....

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  • Capital by Karl Marx
    Capital (English, Paperback) Karl Marx

    "First issued as a World's Classic paperback 1995, reissued as an Oxford World's Classic paperback in 1999, reissued in 2008"--T.p. verso.

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  • The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus
    The Library of Greek Mythology (English, Paperback) Apollodorus

    The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War....

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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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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular play, particularly as a first introduction to Shakespeare for children--filled as it is with a marvelous mixture of aristocrats, workers, and fairies. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few...

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  • Persians and Other Plays by Aeschylus
    Persians and Other Plays (English, Paperback) Aeschylus

    An accurate and highly readable new translation with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.

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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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  • Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield
    Selected Stories (English, Paperback) Katherine Mansfield

    This new selection of Mansfield's stories adds 6 stories to Dan Davin's original selection of 27 and arranges them in the order in which they first appeared, in the definitive text established by Anthony Alpers.

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  • Selected Poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Selected Poetry (English, Paperback) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    This selection of Coleridge's finest verse, chosen from the acclaimed Oxford Authors critical edition, includes Fears in Solitude, Frost at Midnight, Kubla Khan, and both earlier and later versions of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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  • Collected Poems and Other Verse by Stephane Mallarme
    Collected Poems and Other Verse (English, Paperback) Stephane Mallarme

    Stephane Mallarme was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. This is the fullest collection of Mallarme's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poesies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. It includes all the prose poems and the unique, unclassifiable Un Coup de des... (A Dice Throw...)

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  • Grettir's Saga by Jesse L. Byock
    Grettir's Saga (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

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  • Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
    Between the Acts (English, 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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  • Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James
    Collected Ghost Stories (English, Paperback) M. R. James

    M. R. James's classic ghost stories are some of the finest in English, creating menace and terror in lonely country houses and remote inns. This is the only one-volume edition to include all James's published stories, an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story, and a critical introduction and notes.

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  • The Rise of Rome by Livy
    The Rise of Rome (English, Paperback) Livy

    "The fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods"...

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  • Irish Writing by Stephen Regan
    Irish Writing (English, Paperback) Stephen Regan

    This anthology traces the history of modern Irish literature from the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century to the early years of political independence. It covers 150 years, from the writings of Charlotte Brooke and Edmund Burke to those of Elizabeth Bowen and Louis MacNeice, and it shows how these writings continually challenge and renew the ways in which Ireland is imagined and...

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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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