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The Pickwick Papers

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The Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens

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

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Charles Dickens' first published work, The Pickwick Papers was an instant success that captured the public imagination with... [more]

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Early Irish Myths and Sagas

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Early Irish Myths and Sagas

Jeffrey Gantz

Folklore, myths & legends; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Irish tales, first written down in the eighth century, deal with the birth, childhood, courtship, premonitions, and death... [more]

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Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu

Non-Western philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Taoism

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Free when packaged with any Damrosch World Literature title. [more]

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The Return of the Native

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The Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy

Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Against the lowering background of Egdon Heath, fiery Eustacia Vye passes her days, wishing only for passionate love. She... [more]

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The Wealth of Nations: Books IV-V

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The Wealth of Nations: Books IV-V

Adam Smith

Economic theory & philosophy; Political economy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents a comprehensive treatment of political economy. This title includes the author's assessment of the mercantile system,... [more]

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The Journals of Captain Cook

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The Journals of Captain Cook

James Cook

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Geographical discovery & exploration

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Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle... [more]

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The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

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The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

Jesse L. Byock

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

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Combines mythology, legend and human drama. This book focuses on the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires... [more]

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Nicholas Nickleby

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Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and... [more]

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The Sixteen Satires

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The Sixteen Satires

Juvenal

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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Offers satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society. This work draws forth a world of whores, fortune-tellers,... [more]

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The Monk

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The Monk

Matthew Lewis

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

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Shows the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a worthy superior of the Capuchins of Madrid who is tempted by Matilda, a young... [more]

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Desperate Remedies

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Desperate Remedies

Thomas Hardy

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A tale of mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity in which Cytherea has taken a position as lady's maid to the... [more]

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The Analects

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The Analects

Confucius

Oriental & Indian philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which the author, one of the most humane thinkers, believed everyone... [more]

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Jude the Obscure

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Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

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

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Moving to Christminster to work as a stonemason, Jude meets and falls in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead, a sensitive,... [more]

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The Prince and the Pauper

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The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Tom Canty and Edward Tudor could have been identical twins. Their birthdays match, their faces match, but there the likeness... [more]

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Selected Writings

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Selected Writings

Thomas Aquinas

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents reflections on Christianity that forges a synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology. This title contains... [more]

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Discourse on Method and the Meditations

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Discourse on Method and the Meditations

Rene Descartes

History of Western philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Is knowledge possible? If so, what can we know and how do we come to know it? What degree of certainty does our knowledge... [more]

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The Complete Fables

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The Complete Fables

Aesop

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, the author creates a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of... [more]

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The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

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The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Autobiography: general; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely fresh translation, revealing his religious struggles, his... [more]

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Ruth

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Ruth

Elizabeth Gaskell

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

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Ruth Hilton, an orphan and dressmaker's assistant, is seduced and then heartlessly deserted by the wealthy Henry Bellingham.... [more]

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Dialogues and Letters

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Dialogues and Letters

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Biography: general; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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A selection of dialogues and letters from one of the most influential masters of Latin prose. This text includes Consolation... [more]

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Poetics

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Poetics

Aristotle

Literary essays; Literary theory; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

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Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language... [more]

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Ethics

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Ethics

Benedict de Spinoza

Literary essays; History of Western philosophy; Non-Western philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Provides a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. This book follows a logical format,... [more]

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The Master of Ballantrae

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The Master of Ballantrae

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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This novel is set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, in the French Indies and in the North American wilderness.... [more]

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Romola

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Romola

George Eliot

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

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Although not among George Eliot's most admired works, this story is set in Florence at the end of the 15th century. It re-creates... [more]

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Personal Writings

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Personal Writings

Ignatius Of Loyola, Joseph A. Munitiz

Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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One of the key figures in Christian history, St Ignatius of Loyola (c 1491-1556) was a passionate and unique spiritual thinker... [more]

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