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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 Aeneid

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The Aeneid

Virgil

Poetry by individual poets; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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Tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido... [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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Rome in Crisis

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Rome in Crisis

Plutarch

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician and conqueror... [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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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 2

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 2

Robert Irwin

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Myth & legend told as fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end... [more]

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1

Malcolm Lyons, Penguin

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

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Every night, the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal... [more]

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 3

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 3

Robert Irwin

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Myth & legend told as fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end... [more]

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Agricola and Germania

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Agricola and Germania

Cornelius Tacitus

British & Irish history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law.... [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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Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

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Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Sappho

Poetry by individual poets

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150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of Turkey. Little remains of her writings,... [more]

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The Qur'an

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The Qur'an

Tarif Khalidi

Religion & beliefs; The Koran

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Considered in Islam to be the infallible word of God, The Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel... [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

Paperback

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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The Talmud: A Selection

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The Talmud: A Selection

Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon

Religion & beliefs; Judaism: sacred texts

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With a range of styles including commentary, parables, proverbs and anecdotes, this title provides guidance on various aspects... [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

Paperback

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

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