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The Old Curiosity Shop

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Charles Dickens

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

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Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with... [more]

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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Aeschylus

Plays & playscripts

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Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of... [more]

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The Discourses

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The Discourses

Niccolo Machiavelli

Political science & theory; Political structure & processes; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Proposes a system of government that would uphold civic freedom and security by instilling the virtues of active citizenship,... [more]

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Hesiod and Theognis

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Hesiod and Theognis

Hesiod, Theognis

Poetry anthologies

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Offers an introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. [more]

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Medea and Other Plays

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Medea and Other Plays

Euripides

Plays & playscripts

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Features four tragedies, all of which focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt... [more]

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American Notes

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American Notes

Charles Dickens

Biography: historical, political & military; Classic travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When Charles Dickens set out for America in 1842 he was the most famous man of his day to travel there - curious about the... [more]

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Ivanhoe

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Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott

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

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Set at the time of the Norman Conquest, this novel discusses Ivanhoe's return from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and... [more]

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Venus in Furs

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Venus in Furs

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

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

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Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty... [more]

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Selected Poems

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Selected Poems

Robert Browning

Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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Presents a selection of poems by the author. This book contains such poems as My Last Duchess , Fra Lippo Lippi and The... [more]

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Treasure Island

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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Jim Hawkins soon becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map's existence, and his bravery and... [more]

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Oscar Wilde

Plays & playscripts

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Includes plays such as Lady Windermere's Fan , Salome , A Woman of No Importance , An Ideal Husband , A Florentine Tragedy... [more]

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Decline and Fall spans thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks. David Womersley's... [more]

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Martin Chuzzlewit

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Martin Chuzzlewit

Charles Dickens

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

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The greed of Patricia Ingham's family has led wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit to become suspicious and misanthropic, leaving... [more]

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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

Andrew Louth, Andrew Louth

Orthodox & Oriental Churches; Christian theology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Focuses on traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. This... [more]

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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 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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Revelations of Divine Love

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Revelations of Divine Love

Julian of Norwich

Literary essays; Christian mysticism; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Contains both the short text, which is mainly an account of the 'showings' themselves and Julian's initial interpretation... [more]

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