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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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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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The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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One of the major figures of English Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) created works of remarkable diversity... [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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Wives and Daughters

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Wives and Daughters

Elizabeth Gaskell

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

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When seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson's widowed father remarries, her life is turned upside down by the arrival of her vain,... [more]

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Bronte

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

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Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell... [more]

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North and South

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North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell

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

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When the author's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, she is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire... [more]

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Aurora Leigh and Other Poems

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Aurora Leigh and Other Poems

Elizabeth Browning

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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A novel that tells the story of the making of a woman poet, exploring 'the woman question', art and its relation to politics... [more]

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Felix Holt: The Radical

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Felix Holt: The Radical

George Eliot

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

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When the young Harold Transome returns to England with a self-made fortune, he scandalizes the town of Treby Magna with his... [more]

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Rob Roy

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Rob Roy

Sir Walter Scott

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

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Set in the period immediately before the Jacobite rising in 1715, this is the story of Francis Osbaldistone, his malignant... [more]

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Beowulf: A Glossed Text

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Beowulf: A Glossed Text

Michael Alexander

Poetry anthologies; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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This is an edition of the Old English epic poem Beowulf , offering linguistic and glossarial aids on each page. [more]

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Four Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

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Four Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare plays; Shakespeare studies & criticism; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The theme of the great Shakespearean tragedies is the fall from grace of a great man due to a flaw in his nature. This title... [more]

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Human, All Too Human

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Human, All Too Human

Friedrich Nietzsche

Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A series of 638 aphorisms and discourses on subjects ranging from art, arrogance and boredom to passion, science, vanity,... [more]

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The Prime Minister

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The Prime Minister

Anthony Trollope

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

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The penultimate novel in the Palliser series. As Plantagenet Palliser, Duke of Omnium, supported by Lady Glencora, presides... [more]

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The Essays

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The Essays

Michel Montaigne

Literary essays; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write.... [more]

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The Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music

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The Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music

Friedrich Nietzsche

Literary studies: general; Philosophy: aesthetics; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents an argument for the necessity for art in life. This book is based on the author's enthusiasms for Greek tragedy,... [more]

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