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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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Timaeus and Critias

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Timaeus and Critias

Plato

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology

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A Socratic dialogue in two parts. It begins with a theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation... [more]

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Discourses and Selected Writings

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Discourses and Selected Writings

Epictetus

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. Together... [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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Electra and Other Plays

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Electra and Other Plays

Sophocles

Plays & playscripts

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Sophocles' plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound... [more]

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The Vinland Sagas

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The Vinland Sagas

Leifur Eiricksson

Anthologies (non-poetry); Myth & legend told as fiction; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Contains the descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before... [more]

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Selected Poems

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Selected Poems

D. H. Lawrence

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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A selection of poems by DH Lawrence selected by James Fenton. [more]

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The Wings of the Dove

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The Wings of the Dove

Henry James

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

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Emerging from the grit and stigma of poverty to a life of fairytale privilege under the wing of her aunt, the beautiful and... [more]

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Demons

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Demons

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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Pyotr Verkhovensky and Nikolai Stavrogin are the leaders of a Russian revolutionary cell. Their aim is to overthrow the Tsar,... [more]

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The Europeans

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The Europeans

Henry James

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

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One of a series of editions of the author's most famous short stories and novels. [more]

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Selected Poems: Rossetti

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Selected Poems: Rossetti

Christina G. Rossetti

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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A selection of Rossetti's poems that includes an introduction, a chronology of Rossetti's life and works, and explanatory... [more]

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy

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

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A devastating account of a man fighting his inevitable end, and asks the existential question: why must a good person be taken... [more]

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King Solomon's Mines

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King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

Historical adventure; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Three men trek to the remote African interior in search of a lost friend - and reach, at the end of a perilous journey, an... [more]

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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Sallust

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Contains three stories from Sallust: Catiline's War - tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc; The Jugurthine War - describes... [more]

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Russian Thinkers

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Russian Thinkers

Isaiah Berlin

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, the author considers the social and political circumstances that produced... [more]

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Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz:... [more]

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The Twelve Caesars

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The Twelve Caesars

Suetonius, Robert Graves

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the... [more]

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The Marsh Arabs

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The Marsh Arabs

Wilfred Thesiger

Travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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During the years he spent among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq Wilfred Thesiger came to understand, admire and share a way... [more]

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The Secret History

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The Secret History

Procopius

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and... [more]

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War And Peace

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War And Peace

Leo Tolstoy

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

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At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. In this book,... [more]

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The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

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

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Young d'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join King's Louis XIII's elite guards, but almost immediately finds he is duelling with... [more]

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Arabian Sands

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

Travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa and educated at Eton and Oxford. In the spirit of TE Lawrence, Thesiger spent five... [more]

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Selected Poems: Tennyson

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Selected Poems: Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Poetry

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Contains poems which epitomize the Victorian age. [more]

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The Master And Margarita

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The Master And Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov

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

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In Soviet Moscow, God is dead, but the devil - to say nothing of his retinue of demons, from a loudmouthed, gun-toting tomcat,... [more]

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