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  • DIVINE COMEDY
    DIVINE COMEDY
    DANTE
    ISBN: 9781840221664
    Title: DIVINE COMEDY
    Author: DANTE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'The Divine Comedy' tells of the journey of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman through the three realms of the Christian afterlife: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. He presents a vision of the afterlife which is strikingly original in its conception, with a complex architecture and a coherent structure. On this journey Dante's protagonist – and his reader – meet characters who are variously noble, grotesque, beguiling, fearful, ridiculous, admirable, horrific and tender, and through them he is shown the consequences of sin, repentance and virtue, as he learns to avoid Hell and, through cleansing in Purgatory, to taste the joys of Heaven.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.95
  • DIVINE COMEDY - INFERNO / PURGATORY / PARADISE
    DIVINE COMEDY - INFERNO / PURGATORY / PARADISE
    ALIGHIERI DANTE
    ISBN: 9780199535644
    Title: DIVINE COMEDY - INFERNO / PURGATORY / PARADISE
    Author: ALIGHIERI DANTE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Described variously as the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages and, because of the author's evangelical purpose, the `fifth Gospel', the Divine Comedy is central to the culture of the west. The poem is a spiritual autobiography in the form of a journey - the poet travels from the dark circles of the Inferno, up the mountain of Purgatory, where Virgil, his guide leaves him to encounter Beatrice in the Earthly Paradise. Dante conceived the poem as the new epic of Christendom, and he creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order. Charles Sisson's blank verse translation is remarkable for its lucidity and vigour, and the Introduction, diagrams, maps, and notes by David Higgins provide the reader with invaluable guidance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • DOCTOR THORNE
    DOCTOR THORNE
    TROLLOPE ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781840227369
    Title: DOCTOR THORNE
    Author: TROLLOPE ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction by Joanna Trollope.

    Trollope’s delightful novel recounts the fortunes of Doctor Thorne, an upright and principled country doctor, and his niece Mary. She falls in love with Frank Gresham, heir to the heavily mortgaged Greshambury estate, but he is constrained in his choices by the need to marry well so that he can restore the family fortunes.

    The vicissitudes of Mary and Frank's courtship are lovingly detailed with all the wit and satire that show Trollope at his finest. In this social comedy, full of snobbery, hypocrisy and self-seeking, we meet characters from the city and cathedral of Barchester, and are introduced to the grandiloquent de Courcy family, whose pretensions mark its members among the author's most felicitous creations, as well as the down-to-earth heiress Miss Dunstable and the deplorable Sir Roger Scatcherd.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • DOMBEY AND SON
    DOMBEY AND SON
    DICKENS CHARLES
    ISBN: 9781853262579
    Title: DOMBEY AND SON
    Author: DICKENS CHARLES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With an Introduction and Notes by Karl Ashley Smith, University of St Andrews.

    Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz).

    Mr Dombey is a man obsessed with his firm. His son is groomed from birth to take his place within it, despite his visionary eccentricity and declining health. But Dombey also has a daughter, whose unfailing love for her father goes unreturned. "Girls" said Mr Dombey, "have nothing to do with Dombey and Son".

    When Walter Gay, a young clerk in her father's office, rescues her from a bewildering experience in the streets of London, his unforgettable friends believe he is well on his way to receiving her hand in marriage and inheriting the company. It is to be a very different type of story.

    'Dombey and Son' moved grown men to tears (Thackeray despaired of "writing against such power as this"), but its rich, comic characters and their joyful explosions of language draw laughter with equally unerring magic.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • DON QUIXOTE
    DON QUIXOTE
    DE CERVANTES MIGUEL
    ISBN: 9781853260360
    Title: DON QUIXOTE
    Author: DE CERVANTES MIGUEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Translated by Tobias Smollet. With an Introduction by David Whitlock.

    Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their way into films, cartoons and even computer games. Supposedly intended as a parody of the most popular escapist fiction of the day, the 'books of chivalry', this precursor of the modern novel broadened and deepened into a sophisticated, comic account of the contradictions of human nature. Cervantes' greatest work can be enjoyed on many levels, all suffused with a subtle irony that reaches out to encompass the reader.


    According to tradition Cervantes first conceived his comic masterpiece in jail - his avowed intent being to debunk the romances of chivalry. From first publication 'Don Quixote' was a best-seller, initially taken as a knockabout account of a mad Spanish gentleman and his cowardly peasant squire, but later reinterpreted as an enlightenment text, a representation of universal human nature, a myth of a tragic hero defending man's nobler aspirations, a study in alienation, a spiritual autobiography, a metaphor for Spain's imperial decline, an experimental novel that shaped later prose fiction, a tragedy and comedy in one, and a demonstration that ambiguity and uncertainty can lie at the centre of great art and that great art can be comic.

    Smollet's vigorous and lively translation brilliantly catches the feeling and tone of the Spanish original. It is a comic novelist's homage to a comic novelist.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
    DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
    STEVENSON ROBERT LOUIS
    ISBN: 9781853260612
    Title: DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
    Author: STEVENSON ROBERT LOUIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature.

    This volume also includes Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories: 'The Merry Men', 'Markheim', 'Thrawn Janet', 'Olalla', 'Will O'the Mill', and 'The Treasure of Franchard'

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • DRACULA
    DRACULA
    STOKER BRAM
    ISBN: 9781853260865
    Title: DRACULA
    Author: STOKER BRAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Introduction and Notes by Dr David Rogers, Kingston University.

    "There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion."

    Thus Bram Stoker, one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative, describes the demonic subject of his chilling masterpiece 'Dracula', a truly iconic and unsettling tale of vampirism.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.99

    Price: $6.99
  • DRUG AND OTHER STORIES
    DRUG AND OTHER STORIES
    CROWLEY ALEISTER
    ISBN: 9781840227345
    Title: DRUG AND OTHER STORIES
    Author: CROWLEY ALEISTER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This revised and expanded second edition brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Of the fifty-four stories in the present volume, only thirty-five were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear in this collection for the first time.

    Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922. Like their author, his stories are fun, smart, witty, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling. They are set in places in which he had lived, and knew well: Belle Epoque Paris, Edwardian London, pre-revolutionary Russia and America during the First World War.

    The title story 'The Drug' stands as one of the first accounts — if not the first — of a psychedelic experience. His Black and Silver is a knowing early noir discovery that anticipates an entire genre. Atlantis is a masterpiece of occult fantasy that can stand with Samuel Butler's Erewhon. Frank Harris considered The Testament of Magdalen Blair the most terrifying tale ever written. This second edition adds several additional stories, including the Qabalistic allegory Ambrosii Magi Hortus Rosarum, featuring the author's previously unpublished annotations.

    Extensive editorial end-notes give full details about the stories.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • DUBLINERS
    DUBLINERS
    JOYCE JAMES
    ISBN: 9781853260483
    Title: DUBLINERS
    Author: JOYCE JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Introduction and Notes by Laurence Davies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

    Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, moony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical, and people striving to get by.

    In every sense an international figure, Joyce was faithful to his own country by seeing it unflinchingly and challenging every precedent and piety in Irish literature.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • ECCE HOMO
    ECCE HOMO
    NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    ISBN: 9780140445152
    Title: ECCE HOMO
    Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In late 1888, only weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche (1844 1900) set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one of the most intriguing yet bizarre examples of the genre ever written. In this extraordinary work Nietzsche traces his life, work and development as a philosopher, examines the heroes he has identified with, struggled against and then overcome Schopenhauer, Wagner, Socrates, Christ and predicts the cataclysmic impact of his forthcoming revelation of all values . Both self-celebrating and self-mocking, penetrating and strange, Ecce Homo gives the final, definitive expression to Nietzsche s main beliefs and is in every way his last testament.







    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • EMERALD CITY OF OZ
    EMERALD CITY OF OZ
    BAUM L FRANK
    ISBN: 9781843913924
    Title: EMERALD CITY OF OZ
    Author: BAUM L FRANK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: HESPERUS PRESS
    RRP: $17.95
    Price: $17.95
  • EMMA
    EMMA
    AUSTEN JANE
    ISBN: 9781853260285
    Title: EMMA
    Author: AUSTEN JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading.

    Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', but Emma is irresistible. 'Handsome, clever, and rich', Emma is also an 'imaginist', 'on fire with speculation and foresight'. She sees the signs of romance all around her, but thinks she will never be married.

    Her matchmaking maps out relationships that Jane Austen ironically tweaks into a clearer perspective. Judgement and imagination are matched in games the reader too can enjoy, and the end is a triumph of understanding.


    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $6.95

    Price: $6.95
  • EMMA : AN ANNOTATED EDITION
    EMMA : AN ANNOTATED EDITION
    AUSTEN JANE / TANDON BHARAT [ED]
    ISBN: 9780674048843
    Title: EMMA : AN ANNOTATED EDITION
    Author: AUSTEN JANE / TANDON BHARAT [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Emma, perhaps the most technically accomplished of all of Austen's novels, is also, after Pride and Prejudice, her most popular one. Its numerous film and television adaptations testify to the world's enduring affection for the headstrong, often misguided Emma Woodhouse and her many romantic schemes.

    Like the previous volumes in Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series, Emma: An Annotated Edition is a beautiful and illuminating gift edition that will be treasured by readers. Stimulating and helpful annotations appear in the bookas margins, offering information, definitions, and commentary. In his Introduction, Bharat Tandon suggests several ways to approach the novel, enabling a larger appreciation of its central concerns and accomplishments. Appearing throughout the book are many illustrations, often in color, which help the reader to better picture the Regency-era world that serves as the stage for Emmaas matchmaking adventures.

    Whether explaining the intricacies of early nineteenth-century dinner etiquette or speculating on Highburyas deliberately imprecise geographical location, Tandon serves as a delightful and entertaining guide. For those coming to the novel for the first time or those returning to it, Emma: An Annotated Edition offers a valuable portal to Austen's world.

    Imprint: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $74.00

    Price: $74.00
  • ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
    ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
    LOCKE JOHN
    ISBN: 9781840227321
    Title: ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
    Author: LOCKE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario

    John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His 'Essay concerning Human Understanding'(1690) and 'Two Treatises of Government' (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often - rightly - presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment. Both the 'Essay 'and the 'Second Treatise' (by far the more influential of the Two Treatises) were widely read by Locke’s contemporaries and near contemporaries. His eighteenth-century readers included philosophers, historians and political theorists, but also community and political leaders, engaged laypersons, and others eager to participate in the expanding print culture of the era. His epistemological message that the mind at birth was a blank slate, waiting to be filled, complemented his political message that human beings were free and equal and had the right to create and direct the governments under which they lived. Today, Locke continues to be an accessible author. He provides food for thought to university professors and their students, but has no less to offer the general reader who is eager to enjoy the classics of world literature.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.95
  • ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST
    ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST
    CAREY JOHN
    ISBN: 9780571328550
    Title: ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST
    Author: CAREY JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    After its publication in 1667, John Milton's Paradise Lost was celebrated throughout Europe as a supreme achievement of the human spirit. In this reinterpretation, the author reveals new insights about Milton's sources of inspiration, while exploring divided readings of the work's key characters.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ESSENTIAL PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS
    ESSENTIAL PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS
    HUME DAVID
    ISBN: 9781840226669
    Title: ESSENTIAL PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS
    Author: HUME DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an introduction by Charlotte R. Brown and William Edward Morris

    David Hume (1711–1776) was the most important philosopher ever to write in English, as well as a master stylist. This volume contains his major philosophical works. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–1740), published while Hume was still in his twenties, consists of three books on the understanding, the passions, and morals. It applies the experimental method of reasoning to human nature in a revolution that was intended to make Hume the Newton of the moral sciences. Disappointed with the Treatise’s failure to bring about such a revolution, Hume later recast Book I as An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1751), and Book III as An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, which he regarded as ‘incomparably the best’ of all his works. Both Enquiries went through several editions in his lifetime.

    Hume’s works, controversial in his day, remain deeply and widely influential in ours, especially for his contributions to our understanding of the nature of morality, political and economic theory, philosophy of religion, and philosophical naturalism.

    This volume also includes Hume’s anonymous Abstract of Books I and II of the Treatise, and the short autobiographical essay, ‘My Own Life’, which he wrote just before his death.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
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