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  • Letters from a Stoic
    Letters from a Stoic (Multiple languages, Paperback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature", Stoicism called for restraint of animal instincts and severing of emotional ties. Seneca's contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into an inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

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  • Selected Poems: Keats
    Selected Poems: Keats (English, Paperback) John Keats

    Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. This selection of Keats' poetry contains youthful verse, such as his earliest known poem "Imitation of Spenser"; and poems from his celebrated collection of 1820 - including "Lamia", "Isabella", "Hyperion" and "La Belle Dame sans Merci".

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  • Eichmann in Jerusalem
    Eichmann in Jerusalem (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    A report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann that first appeared as a series of articles in "The New Yorker" in 1963. It includes material that came to light after the trial.

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  • The Conquest of Bread
    The Conquest of Bread (English, Paperback) Peter Kropotkin

    Focuses on the beliefs which surged around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which have a renewed relevance and poignancy. This book shows how modern society is organized with the brutal, narrow few clinging onto their wealth and privileges at the expense of the many.

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  • Dracula
    Dracula (English, Paperback) Bram Stoker, Ang Lee

    When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'.

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  • Frankenstein
    Frankenstein (English, Paperback) Mary Shelley

    Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear.

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  • The Three Theban Plays
    The Three Theban Plays (Multiple languages, Paperback) Sophocles

    Free when packaged with any Damrosch World Literature title.

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  • The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint
    The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (English, Hardback) William Shakespeare

    Part of the "Clothbound Classics" series, this title collects sonnets of Shakespeare's that deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time. It also includes the sonnet "A Lover's Complaint", in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.

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  • The Desert Fathers
    The Desert Fathers (English, Paperback)

    The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. The Desert Fathers' teachings and lives have inspired poetry, opera and art, as well as providing spiritual nourishment and a template for monastic life.

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    Frankenstein (English, Hardback) Mary Shelley

    Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear.

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  • Shahnameh
    Shahnameh (English, Paperback) Abolqasem Ferdowsi

    The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran?now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition...

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  • Twelve Angry Men
    Twelve Angry Men (English, Paperback) Reginald Rose

    A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revival?featuring an introduction by David Mamet...

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  • The Prince
    The Prince (English, Hardback) Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks

    How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, the author answers all these questions.

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  • Treasure Island
    Treasure Island (English, Hardback) Robert Louis Stevenson

    A tale told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself.

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  • On Suicide
    On Suicide (English, Paperback) Emile Durkheim

    Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair, but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide. This work was the result of his research.

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  • The Prose Edda
    The Prose Edda (English, Paperback) Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

    One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.

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  • Ethics
    Ethics (English, Paperback) Benedict de Spinoza

    Provides a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. This book follows a logical format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding.

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  • The Book of Chuang Tzu
    The Book of Chuang Tzu (English, Paperback) Chuang Tzu

    One of the great founders of Taoism, Chaung Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. This work draws together the stories, tales, jokes and anecdotes that have gathered around the figure of Chuang Tzu.

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  • Selected Poems: Donne
    Selected Poems: Donne (English, Paperback) John Donne

    From joyful poems such as "The Flea", which transforms the image of a louse into the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, the author breathed vigour into poetry by drawing lucid and often startling metaphors from the world in which he lived.

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  • Pietr the Latvian
    Pietr the Latvian (English, Paperback) Georges Simenon

    Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache and he didn't wear heavy boots. His clothes were well cut and made of fairly light worsted.

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