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  • RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES FROM PUSHKIN TO BUIBA
    RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES FROM PUSHKIN TO BUIBA
    CHANDLER ROBERT [ED]
    ISBN: 9780140448467
    Title: RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES FROM PUSHKIN TO BUIBA
    Author: CHANDLER ROBERT [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, the short story has long occupied a central place in Russian culture. Included are pieces from many of the acknowledged masters of Russian literature - including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - alongside tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov. Whether written in reaction to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the bureaucracy of communism or the torture of the prison camps, they offer a wonderfully wide-ranging and exciting representation of one of the most vital and enduring forms of Russian literature.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • RUSSIAN THINKERS
    RUSSIAN THINKERS
    BERLIN ISAIAH
    ISBN: 9780141442204
    Title: RUSSIAN THINKERS
    Author: BERLIN ISAIAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia's outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, 'The Hedgehog and the Fox,' Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky, and others of the Russian intelligentsia, who made up, as Berlin describes, 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world.'

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS
    SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS
    BYOCK JESSE (TRANS)
    ISBN: 9780140447385
    Title: SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS
    Author: BYOCK JESSE (TRANS)
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Based on Viking Age poems, "The Saga of the Volsungs" combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed and vengeance. With its cursed treasure of the Rhine, sword reforged and magic ring of power, it was a major influence for writers including William Morris and J. R. R. Tolkein and for Wagner's Ring cycle.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SECRET AGENT
    SECRET AGENT
    CONRAD JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9780141441580
    Title: SECRET AGENT
    Author: CONRAD JOSEPH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verloc must deal with the repercussions of his actions.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SECRET HISTORY
    SECRET HISTORY
    PROCOPIUS
    ISBN: 9780140455281
    Title: SECRET HISTORY
    Author: PROCOPIUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A trusted member of the Byzantine establishment, Procopius was the Empire's official chronicler, and his History of the Wars of Justinian proclaimed the strength and wisdom of the Emperor's reign. Yet all the while the dutiful scribe was working on a very different - and dangerous - history to be published only once its author was safely in his grave. The Secret History portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the brilliant general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and highly opinionated, The Secret History is a work of explosive energy, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of murder and misrule.



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • SELECTED POEMS - C P CAVAFY
    SELECTED POEMS - C P CAVAFY
    CAVAFY C P
    ISBN: 9780141185613
    Title: SELECTED POEMS - C P CAVAFY
    Author: CAVAFY C P
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cavafy is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentieth-century European poetry, conjuring a magical world through lyrical evocations of remembered passions, imagined monologues and dramatic retellings of his native Alexandria's ancient past. Figures from antiquity speak with telling interruptions from the author in such poems as You did not understand, while precise moments of history are seen with a sense of foreboding, as in Ides of March and Nero's Deadline. And in poems that draw on his own life and surroundings, Cavafy recalls illicit trysts or glimpses of beautiful young men in One Night and The Café Entrance, and creates exquisite miniatures of everyday life in Of the Shop.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • SELECTED POEMS - WILLIAM BLAKE
    SELECTED POEMS - WILLIAM BLAKE
    BLAKE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780140424461
    Title: SELECTED POEMS - WILLIAM BLAKE
    Author: BLAKE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Writer and religious rebel, William Blake (1757 1827) sowed the seeds for Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the visions that inspired him throughout his life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth or the corruption caused by mankind, his writings depict a world in which spirits dominate and the mind is the gateway to Heaven.

    This collection of his greatest works spans his entire poetic life from the early, exquisite lyrics of Poetic Sketches to his Songs of Innocence and Experience, and is a compelling exploration of good and evil. Together, they illuminate a self-made realm that has fascinated artists and poets as diverse as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Yeats, and Ginsberg.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SELECTED POLITICAL SPEECHES
    SELECTED POLITICAL SPEECHES
    CICERO
    ISBN: 9780140442144
    Title: SELECTED POLITICAL SPEECHES
    Author: CICERO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history. A statesman and lawyer, he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state, and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly, Senate and courtrooms. Whether fighting corruption, quashing the Catiline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death - Cicero's speeches are oratory masterpieces, vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SELECTED SHORT STORIES
    SELECTED SHORT STORIES
    WOOLF VIRGINIA
    ISBN: 9780241372517
    Title: SELECTED SHORT STORIES
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2018 New Release

    Virginia Woolf tested the boundaries of fiction in these short stories, developing a new language of sensation, feeling and thought, and recreating in words the 'swarm and confusion of life'. Defying categorization, the stories range from the more traditional narrative style of 'Solid Objects' through the fragile impressionism of 'Kew Gardens' to the abstract exploration of consciousness in 'The Mark on the Wall'.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99
    Price: $14.99
  • SELECTED WORKS
    SELECTED WORKS
    CICERO
    ISBN: 9780140440997
    Title: SELECTED WORKS
    Author: CICERO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, Cicero was a master of eloquence, and his pure literary and oratorical style and strict sense of morality have been a powerful influence on European literature and thought for over two thousand years in matters of politics, philosophy, and faith. This selection demonstrates the diversity of his writings, and includes letters to friends and statesmen on Roman life and politics; the vitriolic Second Philippic Against Antony; and his two most famous philosophical treatises, On Duties and On Old Age - a celebration of his own declining years. Written at a time of brutal political and social change, Cicero's lucid ethical writings formed the foundation of the Western liberal tradition in political and moral thought that continues to this day.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SELECTED WRITINGS
    SELECTED WRITINGS
    VON HUMBOLDT ALEXANDER
    ISBN: 9781841593876
    Title: SELECTED WRITINGS
    Author: VON HUMBOLDT ALEXANDER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing volcanoes in the Andes, swimming with crocodiles, racing through anthrax-infected Siberia, or publishing groundbreaking bestsellers. Ahead of his time, he recognized nature as an interdependent whole and he saw before anyone else that humankind was on a path to destroy it. He was one of the first European to study the Inca, Aztec and Mayan cultures and his epic five-year expedition to Latin America (1799-1804) prompted him to denounce slavery as 'the greatest evil ever to have afflicted humanity'. To Humboldt, the melody of his prose was as important as its content, and this selection from his most famous works - the Personal Narrative of his travels to Latin America, Cosmos, Views of Nature, Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, The Geography of Plants and his anti-slavery essay in Political Essay of the Island of Cuba - allows us the pleasure of reading his own accounts of his daring explorations and new concept of nature. Humboldt?s writings profoundly influenced naturalists and poets including Darwin, Thoreau, Muir, Goethe, Wordsworth, and Whitman. The Selected Writings is not only a tribute to Humboldt?s important role in environmental history and science, but also to his ability to fashion powerfully poetic narratives out of scientific observations.

    Imprint: EVERYMAN HARDBACKS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • SELECTED WRITINGS
    SELECTED WRITINGS
    HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
    ISBN: 9780140436044
    Title: SELECTED WRITINGS
    Author: HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Benedictine nun, poet and musician, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages. She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty, and was consulted not only by her religious contemporaries but also by kings and emperors, yet it is largely for her apocalyptic and mystical writings that she is remembered. This volume includes selections from her three visionary works, her treatises on medicine and the natural world, her devotional songs, and fascinating letters to prominent figures of her time. Dealing with such eternal subjects as the relationship between humans and nature, and men and women, Hildegard's works show her to be a wide-ranging thinker who created such fresh, startling images and ideas that her writings have been compared to Dante and Blake.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • SELECTED WRITINGS   -   Meister Eckhart
    SELECTED WRITINGS - Meister Eckhart
    ECKHART MEISTER
    ISBN: 9780140433432
    Title: SELECTED WRITINGS - Meister Eckhart
    Author: ECKHART MEISTER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Composed during a critical time in the evolution of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between ancient Greek thought and the Christian faith. Writing with great rhetorical brilliance, Eckhart combines the neoplatonic concept of oneness - the idea that the ultimate principle of the universe is single and undivided - with his Christian belief in the Trinity, and considers the struggle to describe a perfect God through the imperfect medium of language. Fusing philosophy and religion with vivid originality and metaphysical passion, these works have intrigued and inspired philosophers and theologians from Hegel to Heidegger and beyond.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    AUSTEN JANE
    ISBN: 9780141439662
    Title: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    Author: AUSTEN JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile, Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. This edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner's introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • SENSE AND SENSIBILITY : AN ANNOTATED EDITION
    SENSE AND SENSIBILITY : AN ANNOTATED EDITION
    AUSTEN JANE / SPACKS PATRICIA MEYER [ED]
    ISBN: 9780674724556
    Title: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY : AN ANNOTATED EDITION
    Author: AUSTEN JANE / SPACKS PATRICIA MEYER [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Guides readers to a deeper appreciation of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. This edition includes numerous color reproductions that vividly recreate the author's world.

    Imprint: BELKNAP PRESS
    RRP: $69.00

    Price: $69.00
  • SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
    SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
    LAWRENCE T E
    ISBN: 9780099511786
    Title: SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
    Author: LAWRENCE T E
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an unusual and rich work. It encompasses an account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as Lawrence of Arabia'.Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of this, his masterpiece.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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