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  • WEALTH OF NATIONS : BOOKS IV-V
    WEALTH OF NATIONS : BOOKS IV-V
    SMITH ADAM
    ISBN: 9780140436150
    Title: WEALTH OF NATIONS : BOOKS IV-V
    Author: SMITH ADAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Smith's The Wealth of Nations was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, the book's publication in 1776 co-incided with America's Declaration of Independence. These volumes include Smith's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that 'America will be one of the foremost nations of the world'.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WHAT MAISIE KNEW
    WHAT MAISIE KNEW
    JAMES HENRY
    ISBN: 9780141441375
    Title: WHAT MAISIE KNEW
    Author: JAMES HENRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After her parents' bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled between her selfish mother and vain father, who value her only as a means for provoking each other. Maisie - solitary, observant and wise beyond her years - is drawn into an increasingly entangled adult world of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until she is finally compelled to choose her own future. What Maisie Knew is a subtle yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society. Part of a relaunch of three James titles.



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99
    Price: $14.99
  • WILL TO POWER
    WILL TO POWER
    NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    ISBN: 9780141195353
    Title: WILL TO POWER
    Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Will to Power contains some of Nietzsche's most fascinating and combative writings on nihilism, metaphysics and the future of Europe. Assembled by Nietzsche's sister after his death,
    The Will to Power is a collection of the philosopher's reflections and theories taken from his unpublished notebooks. Covering topics such as nihilism, Christianity, morality and the famous 'will to power', the book was controversially presented as Nietzsche's all-but-completed magnum opus containing his philosophical system. Including some of his most interesting metaphysical and epistemological thoughts, as well as some of his most disturbing ethical and political comments, the book would prove to have a significant influence on Nietzsche's contentious reception in the twentieth century.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WINGS OF THE DOVE
    WINGS OF THE DOVE
    JAMES HENRY
    ISBN: 9780141441283
    Title: WINGS OF THE DOVE
    Author: JAMES HENRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Emerging from the grit and stigma of poverty to a life of fairytale privilege under the wing of her aunt, the beautiful and financially ambitious Kate Croy is already romantically involved with promising journalist Merton Densher when they become acquainted with Milly Theale, a New York socialite of immense wealth. Learning of Milly's mortal illness and passionate attraction to Densher, Kate sets the scene for a romantic betrayal intended to secure her lasting financial security. As the dying Milly retreats within the carnival splendour of a Venetian palazzo, becoming the frail hub of a predatory circle of fortune-seekers, James unfolds a resonant, brooding tale of doomed passion, betrayal, human resilience and remorse.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WOMAN IN WHITE
    WOMAN IN WHITE
    COLLINS WILKIE
    ISBN: 9780141439617
    Title: WOMAN IN WHITE
    Author: COLLINS WILKIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism. Matthew Sweet's introduction explores the phenomenon of Victorian 'sensation' fiction, and discusses Wilkie Collin's biographical and societal influences.

    Included in this edition are appendices on theatrical adaptations of the novel ands its serialisation history.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WOMEN IN LOVE
    WOMEN IN LOVE
    LAWRENCE D H
    ISBN: 9780141441542
    Title: WOMEN IN LOVE
    Author: LAWRENCE D H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women in Love is widely regarded as D. H. Lawrence's greatest novel.

    The novel continues where The Rainbow left off with the third generation of Brangwens- Ursula Brangwen, now a teacher at Beldover, a mining town in the Midlands, and her sister Gudrun, who has returned from art school in London.

    The focus of the novel is primarily on their relationships, Ursula's with Rupert Birkin, a school inspector, though he gives that up, and Gudrun's with Gerald Crich, an industrialist, and later with a sculptor, Loerke.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WORKS AND DAYS
    WORKS AND DAYS
    HESIOD
    ISBN: 9780141197524
    Title: WORKS AND DAYS
    Author: HESIOD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A new verse translation of one of the foundational ancient Greek works by the award-winning poet Alicia Stallings.

    The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora's box and humanity's decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WRITINGS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
    WRITINGS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
    WILKINSON TOBY
    ISBN: 9780141395951
    Title: WRITINGS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
    Author: WILKINSON TOBY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind.

    'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered'

    In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. For this remarkable new collection, Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, first-hand accounts of battles and natural disasters, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, with many pieces appearing in a general anthology for the first time, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture.

    Translated with an introduction by Toby Wilkinson

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    BRONTE EMILY
    ISBN: 9780141439556
    Title: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    Author: BRONTE EMILY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before- of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bronte Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This compliments Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • YEARS
    YEARS
    WOOLF VIRGINIA
    ISBN: 9780241372074
    Title: YEARS
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family - their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs - mapped out against the bustling rhythms of London's streets during the first decades of the twentieth century. A work of fluid and dazzling lucidity, The Years eschews a simple line of development in favour of a varied and constantly changing style, emphasises the radical discontinuity of personal experiences and historical events. Virginia Woolf's penultimate novel celebrates the resilience of the individual self and, in her dazzlingly fluid and distinctive voice, she confidently paints a broad canvas across time, generation and class.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ZENOS CONSCIENCE
    ZENOS CONSCIENCE
    SVEVO ITALO
    ISBN: 9780241372609
    Title: ZENOS CONSCIENCE
    Author: SVEVO ITALO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    This enormously engaging, strange novel is both an engrossing saga of a family and a hilarious account of addiction and failure as its helpless hero, notionally undergoing psychiatric help, manages spectacularly to fail to give up smoking, run his business or make sense of his private life.

    A hymn to self-delusion and procrastination, Zeno's Conscience has provoked enormous affection in its readers both in Italian and English since its first publication in the 1920s.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
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