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Chronicles of the Crusades (Penguin Classics)

By: Joinville and Villehardouin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140449983

ISBN: 0140449981

Condition: USED


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

Complete Poems

By: Jonson, Ben

Price: $5.50

Seller ID: 9780140422771D

ISBN: 9780140422771D

Condition: USED


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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

By: Joyce, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/14/2014

Seller ID: 9780142437346

ISBN: 0142437344

Condition: USED


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man portrays Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth, providing an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce. At its center are questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race. Exuberantly inventive, this coming-of-age story is a tour de force of style and technique. View more info

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Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics)

By: Kavan, Anna

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780143131991

ISBN: 0143131990

Condition: USED


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On the Road

By: Kerouac, Jack

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/2/2014

Seller ID: 9780142437254

ISBN: 0142437255

Condition: USED


On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than forty years ag... View more info

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Princesse De Cleves

By: Lafayette, Madame

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/21/2011

Edition: 8

Seller ID: 9780140445879

ISBN: 0140445870

Condition: USED


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Quicksand

By: Larsen, Nella

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780141181271D

ISBN: 9780141181271D

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Passing

By: Larsen, Nella

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780142437278

ISBN: 0142437271

Condition: USED


Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others--and the secret fears they have buried within themselves.First published in 1929, Passing is a remarkably candid exp... View more info

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Female Quixote

By: Lennox, Charlotte

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780140439878

ISBN: 0140439870

Condition: USED


A young woman is caught up in her ideas about romance and valor in this celebrated eighteenth-century parody of "Don Quixote" Written in 1752 and admired by Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, and Dr. Johnson, "The Female Quixote" relates the comic misadventures of Arabella, a hapless aristocrat whose life becomes hopelessly confused with the romantic fiction she so adores. Charlotte Lennox parodies the style of Cervantes throughout, creating a high-spirited send-up of upper-class mores and literary convention. Timeless in its irreverent observations, this is a treasure of eighteenth-centu... View more info

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Hero of Our Time

By: Lermontov, Mikhail

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/12/2014

Seller ID: 9780140447958

ISBN: 0140447954

Condition: USED


The first example of the psychological novel in Russia, A Hero of Our Time influenced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov, and other great nineteenth-century masters that followed. Its hero, Pechorin, is Byronic in his wasted gifts, his cynicism, and his desire for any kind of action-good or ill-that will stave off boredom. Outraging many critics when it was first published in 1840, A Hero of Our Time follows Pechorin as he embarks on an exciting adventure involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers. This edition includes a new introduction, chronology, suggestions for ... View more info

Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V

By: Livy/de Selinourt, Aubrey

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780140448092D

ISBN: 9780140448092D

Condition: USED


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Prince

By: Machiavelli, Niccolo

Price: $3.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780140449150

ISBN: 0140449159

Condition: USED


Rejecting the traditional values of political theory, Machiavelli drew upon his own experiences of office in the turbulent Florentine republic to write his celebrated treatise on statecraft. While Machiavelli was only one of the many Florentine "prophets of force," he differed from the ruling elite in recognizing the complexity and fluidity of political life. View more info

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Travels of Sir John Mandeville (Penguin Classics)

By: Mandeville, Sir John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780141441436

ISBN: 0141441437

Condition: USED


Immediately popular when it first appeared around 1356, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville became the standard account of the East for several centuries--a work that went on to influence luminaries as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Swift, and Coleridge. Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India, and China. Mandeville claims to have served in the Great Khan's army and to have journeyed to "the lands beyond"--countries populated by dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons, and pygmies. This translation by the esteemed C.W.R.... View more info

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Death in Venice and Other Tales

By: Mann, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780141181738

ISBN: 0141181737

Condition: USED


Featuring his world-famous masterpiece, "Death in Venice," this new collection of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann's stories and novellas reveals his artistic evolution. In this new, widely acclaimed translation that restores the controversial passages that were cut out of the original English version, "Death in Venice" tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom. Spellbound by a beautiful Polish boy,... View more info

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Annotated Archy and Mehitabel (Penguin Classics)

By: Marquis, Don

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143039754

ISBN: 014303975X

Condition: USED


Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis, who was frequently compared to Mark Twain. These free-verse poems, which first appeared in Marquis's New York newspaper columns, revolve around the escapades of Archy, the philosophical cockroach who was once a poet, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars. The antics of these two immortal characters are now made available for the first time in ... View more info

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Snow Leopard

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/9/2011

Seller ID: 9780143105510

ISBN: 0143105515

Condition: USED


An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas? now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary IN 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Z en Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest?to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, imperma... View more info

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Moon and Sixpence (Penguin Classics)

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143039341

ISBN: 0143039342

Condition: USED


The Moon and Sixpence, published in 1919, was one of the novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maugham's reputation as a literary master. It follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to sell or even exhibit his work. Beset by poverty, sickness, and his own intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, where, even after being blinded by l... View more info

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Typee

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140434880

ISBN: 0140434887

Condition: USED


Typee is a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual. View more info

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On Liberty

By: Mill, John Stuart

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 3/30/2014

Seller ID: 9780140432077

ISBN: 0140432078

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Crucible

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780142437339

ISBN: 0142437336

Condition: USED


From Arthur Miller, America's most celebrated playwright, a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria, inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist "witch-hunts" in the 1950s"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to "The Crucible," his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears a... View more info