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Fifth Business

By: Davies, Robertson

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ISBN: 9780141186153D

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Tales from The Thousand and One Nights

By: Dawood, N.J.

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/9/2013

Seller ID: 0140442898

ISBN: 0140442898

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Life Is a Dream

By: de la Barca, Pedro Calderon

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/29/2015

Seller ID: 9780143104827

ISBN: 0143104829

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The masterwork of Spain's preeminent dramatist--now in a new verse translation"Life Is a Dream" is a work many hold to be the supreme example of Spanish Golden Age drama. Imbued with highly poetic language and humanist ideals, it is an allegory that considers contending themes of free will and predestination, illusion and reality, played out against the backdrop of court intrigue and the restoration of personal honor. In the mountainous barrens of Poland, the rightful heir to the kingdom has been imprisoned since birth in an attempt by his father to thwart fate. Meanwhile, a noblewoman a... View more info

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Book of the City of Ladies

By: de Pizan, Christine

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/12/2011

Seller ID: 9780140446890

ISBN: 0140446893

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Christine de Pizan (c.1364-1430) was France's first professional woman of letters. Her pioneering Book of the City of Ladies begins when, feeling frustrated and miserable after reading a male writer's tirade against women, Christine has a dreamlike vision where three virtues--Reason, Rectitude and Justice--appear to correct this view. They instruct her to build an allegorical city in which womankind can be defended against slander, its walls and towers constructed from examples of female achievement both from her own day and the past: ranging from warriors, inventors and scholars to prophetess... View more info

Treasure of the City of Ladies (Penguin Classics)

By: De Pizan, Christine

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Seller ID: 9780140449501

ISBN: 0140449507

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'If she wants to win, she must adopt a man's heart (in other words, constant, strong and wise) to consider and to pursue the best course of action' Written by Europe's first professional woman writer, The Treasure of the City of Ladies offers advice and guidance to women of all ages and from all levels of medieval society, from royal courtiers to prostitutes. It paints an intricate picture of daily life in the courts and streets of fifteenth-century France and gives a fascinating glimpse into the practical considerations of running a household, dressing appropriately and maintaining a r... View more info

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Robinson Crusoe

By: Defoe, Daniel

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/4/2015

Seller ID: 9780141439822

ISBN: 0141439823

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Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James J... View more info

Roxana

By: Defoe, Daniel

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780140431490

ISBN: 0140431497

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Roxana (1724) was Defoe's last novel. It is a fascinating work, simultaneously strange and tragic, which dramatizes the moral deterioration and degradation of its complex heroine. Mlle Beleau, or Roxana as she becomes known, enters upon a career as a courtesan. She passes from one protector to another in England, France and Holland and amasses much wealth. But she is fatally torn between the dull virtue of middle-class respectability and the evil attractions of the beckoning city lights. The only one of Defoe's novels that does not end with the triumph of its protagonist, Roxana is neverth... View more info

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Sketches by Boz

By: Dickens, Chalres

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780140433456

ISBN: 0140433457

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Sketches by Boz collected a rich and strange mixture of reportage, observation, fancy and fiction centred on the metropolis. It was Dickens's first book, published when he was twenty-four, and in it we find him walking the London streets, in theatres, pawnshops, law-courts, prisons, along the Thames, and on the omnibus, missing nothing, recording and transforming urban and suburban life into new terrain for literature. Sketches is a remarkable achievement, and looks towards Dickens's giant novels in its profusion of characters, its glimpses of surreal modernity and its limitless fund of pat... View more info

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Great Expectations

By: Dickens, Charles

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780141439563

ISBN: 0141439564

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The orphan Pip's terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the Kent marshes, and his mysterious summons to the house of Miss Havisham and her cold, beautiful ward Estella, form the prelude to his "great expectations." How Pip comes into a fortune, what he does with it, and what he discovers through his secret benefactor are the ingredients of his struggle for moral redemption. View more info

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Our Mutual Friend

By: Dickens, Charles

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780140434972

ISBN: 0140434976

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'Has a dead man any use for money? ... What world does money belong to? This world. How can money be a corpse's?'Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance - Old Harmon's profitable dust heaps - and its legatees, young John Harmon, presumed drowned when a body is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults. With brilliant satire, Dickens portrays a dark, macabre London, inhabited by such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam, scavenging the river for corpses; enchanting, mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social climbing Veneerings; and the unscrup... View more info

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Crime and Punishment

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/29/2013

Seller ID: 9780140449136

ISBN: 0140449132

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Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. This vivid translation by David McDuff... View more info

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Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By: Euripides

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Seller ID: 9780140447262

ISBN: 0140447261

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The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus completes the new editions of Euripides in Penguin Classics.Features a general introduction, individual prefaces to each play, chronology, notes, bibliography, and glossary View more info

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Medea and Other Plays

By: Euripides

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780140441291

ISBN: 0140441298

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Euripides was a brilliant and powerful innovator within the traditional framework of Attic drama.The last of the three great Athenian dramatists, and during his lifetime perhaps the most controversial, Euripides was the first playwright to use the chorus as a commentator; the first to put contemporary language into the mouths of heroes; and the first to interpret human suffering without reference to the wisdom of gods. The four plays in this volume all show Euripides to have been a man defiant of established beliefs, and preoccupied with the dichotomy between instinctive and civilize... View more info

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Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present TIme

By: Fern, Fanny

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Seller ID: 9780140436402

ISBN: 0140436405

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Joseph Andrews/Shamela

By: Fielding, Henry

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/9/2015

Seller ID: 9780140433869

ISBN: 0140433864

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'Kissing, Joseph, is but a Prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young Fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?'Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding's first full-length novel, depicts the many colourful and often hilarious adventures of a comically chaste servant. After being sacked for spurning the lascivious Lady Booby, Joseph takes to the road, accompanied by his beloved Fanny Goodwill, a much-put-upon foundling girl, and Parson Adams, a man often duped and humiliated, but still a model of Christian charity. In the boisterous short tale Shamela, a brilliant parody of Ri... View more info

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Madame Bovary

By: Flaubert, Gustave

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/22/2013

Seller ID: 9780140449129

ISBN: 0140449124

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For this novel of French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, Flaubert invented a paradoxically original and wholly modern style. His heroine, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair. A succes de scandale in its day, Madame Bovary remains a powerful and arousing novel. @TheRealDesperateHousewife My sadness is bothersome. He says I need to change scenery. That will help like a trip to Italy cures TB. What I need is a good poking. From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty T... View more info

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Lais of Marie de France

By: France, Marie de/Burgess, Glyn

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/22/2009

Seller ID: 9780140447590

ISBN: 0140447598

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Autobiography and Other Writings

By: Franklin, Benjamin/ Silverman,

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/27/2012

Seller ID: 9780142437605

ISBN: 0142437603

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Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanack to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime he knew prominence not only in America but in Britain and France as well. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. N... View more info

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Wolfman and Other Cases (Penguin Classics)

By: Freud, Sigmund

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Seller ID: 9780142437452

ISBN: 014243745X

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When a disturbed young Russian man came to Freud for treatment, the analysis of his childhood neuroses--most notably a dream about wolves outside his bedroom window--eventually revealed a deep-seated trauma. It took more than four years to treat him, and "The Wolfman" became one of Freud's most famous cases. This volume also contains the case histories of a boy's fear of horses and the Ratman's violent fear of rats, as well as the essay "Some Character Types," in which Freud draws on the work of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Nietzsche to demonstrate different kinds of resistance to therapy. Above... View more info

Chronicles

By: Froissart, Jean

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780140442007

ISBN: 0140442006

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