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Faust

By: Goethe

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Seller ID: 9780140449013

ISBN: 0140449019

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Goethe's Faust reworks the late medieval myth of a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract with Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seeks to grant him a moment in life so glorious that he will wish it to last forever. But if Faust does bid the moment stay, he falls to Mephisto and must serve him after death. In this first part of Goethe's great work, the embittered thinker and Mephistopheles enter into their agreement, and soon Faust is living a rejuvenated life and winning the love of the beautiful Gretchen. But in this compelling tragedy of... View more info

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Complete Short Stories (Penguin Classics)

By: Green, Graham

Price: $7.50

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Seller ID: 9780143039105

ISBN: 0143039105

Condition: USED


Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legend and dream, fear, pity, and violence--this magnificent collection of stories illuminates all corners of the human experience. Including four previously uncollected stories, this new complete edition reveals Graham Greene in a range of contrasting moods, sometimes cynical and witty, sometimes searching and philosophical. Eachof these forty-nine stories confirms V. S. Pritchett's statement that Greene is "a master of storytelling." This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Pico Iyer. View more info

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Power and the Glory

By: Greene, Graham

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/7/2014

Seller ID: 0142437301

ISBN: 0142437301

Condition: USED


In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts, have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the little worldly "whiskey priest" is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers. In his introduction, John Updike calls The Power and the Glory," ""Graham Greene's masterpiece.... The energy and grandeur of his finest novel deri... View more info

Our Man In Havana

By: Greene, Graham

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Seller ID: 9780142438008D

ISBN: 9780142438008D

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Woodlanders

By: Hardy, Thomas

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/18/2016

Seller ID: 9780140435474

ISBN: 0140435476

Condition: USED


In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider. Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous. The Woodlanders, with its thematic portrayal of the role of social class, gender, and evolutionary survival, as well as its insights into the capacities and limitations of language, exhibits Hardy's acute ... View more info

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Mayor of Casterbridge

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/5/2011

Seller ID: 9780141439785

ISBN: 0141439785

Condition: USED


The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with an act of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks today. Michael Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser, gets drunk at a fair and for five guineas sells his wife and child to a sailor. When the horror of his act finally sets in, Henchard swears he will not touch alcohol for twenty-one years. Through hard work and acumen, he becomes rich, respected, and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. But eighteen years after his fateful oath, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, return to Casterbridge, and his fortunes steadily decline. View more info

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

By: Hardy, Thomas

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Seller ID: 9780141439594D

ISBN: 9780141439594D

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Good Soldier Svejk

By: Hasek, Jaroslav

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/16/2012

Seller ID: 9780140449914

ISBN: 0140449914

Condition: USED


In The Good Soldier Svejk, celebrated Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Hasek combined dazzling wordplay and piercing satire in a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war.Good-natured and garrulous, Svejk becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I--although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards and getting drunk, he uses all his cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the police, clergy, and officers who chivy him toward battle. Cecil Parrott's v... View more info

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Blithedale Romance

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $3.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780140390285

ISBN: 0140390286

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Hippocratic Writings

By: Hippocrates

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/29/2010

Seller ID: 9780140444513

ISBN: 0140444513

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Leviathan

By: Hobbes, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 0140431950D

ISBN: 0140431950D

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Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

By: Hogg, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/26/2014

Seller ID: 9780141441535

ISBN: 0141441534

Condition: USED


A new edition of the "greatest novel of Scotland" The Romantic notion of the divided self is nowhere more powerfully conceived than in James Hogg's masterpiece, "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. An account of a man haunted by the Devil in the form of his own evil double, it precedes Dostoyevsky's great dramas of sin, self-accusation, and damnation by half a century. View more info

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Iliad

By: Homer/Fagles, Robert

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780140445923

ISBN: 0140445927

Condition: USED


Newly updated by D. C. H. Rieu, son of E. V. Rieu One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon. Interwoven in the tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, the besieged city of Ilium, the feud between the gods, and the fate of mortals. View more info

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Odyssey

By: Homer/Fagles, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780143039952

ISBN: 0143039954

Condition: USED


Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an "Odyssey" to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an "Odyssey" to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. View more info

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Sultana's Dream and Padmarag

By: Hossain, Rokeya Sakhawat

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Seller ID: 9780144000036

ISBN: 0144000032

Condition: USED


Widely regarded as Bengal's earliest and boldest feminist writer, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) was a pioneering and creative educationist and social activist, and the school she founded in Kolkata, the Sakhawat Memorial School for Girls, still thrives. Sultana's Dream, written in English (1905), is a delightful satirical work set in Ladyland, where the men are in purdah and the women go out and work. An extraordinary novella with generous dashes of melodrama and romance, disasters and coincidences, Padmarag, written in Bengali (1924) and translated here for the first time, des... View more info

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Doll's House and other Plays

By: Ibsen, Henrik

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780140441468

ISBN: 0140441468

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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By: Ibsen, Henrik

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Seller ID: 9780141194578

ISBN: 014119457X

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Daisy Miller

By: James, henry

Price: $4.50

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Seller ID: 9780141441344

ISBN: 0141441348

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What Maisie Knew

By: James, Henry

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Seller ID: 9780141441375

ISBN: 0141441372

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A new edition of the innovative, emotionally complex novel. 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. Published in 1897 as Henry James was experimenting with narrative technique and fascinated by the idea of the child's-eye view, "What Maisie Knew" is a subtle ... View more info

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Chronicles of the Crusades (Penguin Classics)

By: Joinville and Villehardouin

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Seller ID: 9780140449983

ISBN: 0140449981

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Two famous, firsthand accounts of the holy war in the Middle Ages Originally composed in Old French, the two chronicles brought together here offer some of the most vivid and reliable accounts of the Crusades from a Western perspective. Villehardouin's "Conquest of Constantinople," distinguished by its simplicity and lucidity, recounts the controversial Fourth Crusade, which descended into an all-out attack on the E astern Christians of Byzantium. In "Life of Saint Louis," Joinville draws on his close attachment to King Louis IX of France to recall his campaigning in the Holy Land. Togeth... View more info