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Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Old Man Goriot

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Old Man Goriot

Honore de Balzac

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Monsieur Goriot is one of a disparate group of lodgers at Mademe Vauquer's dingy Parisian boarding house. At first his wealth... [more]

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The Dhammapada

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The Dhammapada

Valerie J. Roebuck

Buddhism; Sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presenting a collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', this title features... [more]

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What Maisie Knew

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What Maisie Knew

Henry James, Henry James

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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After her parents' bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself turned into a 'little feathered shuttlecock' to be swatted... [more]

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The Gambler and Other Stories

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The Gambler and Other Stories

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A collection of one novella and six short stories - The Gambler , Bobok , The Dream of a Ridiculous Man , A Christmas... [more]

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A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

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A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

A. E. Housman

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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'What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those?' In this collection, the author's poems, including... [more]

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Complete Poems

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Complete Poems

Dorothy Parker

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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A collection of poems. [more]

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Kokoro

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Kokoro

Natsume Soseki

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Deals with the friendship between a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls Sensei. [more]

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The Persians and Other Plays: The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants

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The Persians and Other Plays: The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against...

Aeschylus

Plays & playscripts

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Deals with events from Athenian history, and depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis. This work shows... [more]

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Sanshiro

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Sanshiro

Natsume Soseki

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly... [more]

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Fathers and Sons

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Fathers and Sons

Ivan Turgenev

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Returning home after years away at university, Arkady is proud to introduce his clever friend Bazarov to his father and uncle.... [more]

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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

Jonathan Swift

Literary essays; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin. He is considered the foremost prose satirist in the English language, which... [more]

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Resurrection

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Resurrection

Leo Tolstoy

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who... [more]

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The Golden Bowl

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The Golden Bowl

Henry James

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Maggie Verver, a young American heiress, and her widowed father Adam, a billionaire collector of objets d'art, lead a life... [more]

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Rainer Maria Rilke

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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While his old furniture rots in storage, Malte Laurids Brigge lives in a cheap room in Paris, with little but a library reader's... [more]

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The Mahabharata

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The Mahabharata

J. D. Smith, J. D. Smith

Hindu sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. This book offers a discussion of human goals (artha or purpose,... [more]

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Faust, Part II

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Faust, Part II

Goethe

Plays & playscripts

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Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the beautiful Helen of Troy, as... [more]

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Notes from Underground and the Double

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Notes from Underground and the Double

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of the author's own insignificance, this book tells the story of his tortured... [more]

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation

Graham Coleman

Tibetan Buddhism; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The most graceful English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai... [more]

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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

Alexander Pushkin

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Set in 1820s Russia, this title follows the fates of three men and three women. It offers the reader many literary, philosophical,... [more]

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell

Biography: literary; Lexicography; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A biography of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature. [more]

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The Pilgrim's Progress

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The Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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John Bunyan began this book while he was in prison for conducting unauthorised Baptist religious services outside of the Church... [more]

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The Tain

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The Tain

Penguin Press

Folklore, myths & legends; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht,... [more]

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

John Romer, John Romer, Penguin Press

History; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology; Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A collection of funerary texts from a variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. It consists... [more]

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The Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita

Simon Brodbeck

Hinduism; Sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. This book sets... [more]

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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville

European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Revolutionary groups & movements; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents a critique of the ancien regime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledges the reforms introduced... [more]

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