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View from the Bridge

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/13/2012

Seller ID: 9780143105572

ISBN: 0143105574

Condition: USED


Set in the 1950s on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, "A View from the Bridge" follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and orphan niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive in New York. As one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences. This edition includes a forward by Philip Seymour Hoffman and an introduction by Arthur Miller. View more info

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Tale of Genji, Abridged

By: Murasaki Shikibu

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/20/2013

Seller ID: 9780143039495

ISBN: 0143039490

Condition: USED


Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel--and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor, is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superb translation is detailed, poetic, and true to the Japanese original while allowing the English reader to appreciate its timeless beauty. In this deftly abridged edition, Tyler focuses... View more info

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Nuns and Soldiers

By: Murdoch, Iris

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 6/25/2012

Seller ID: 9780142180099

ISBN: 0142180092

Condition: USED


Set in London and in the South of France, this brilliantly structured novel centers on two women: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the recent death of her husband, yet awakening to passion; and Anne Cavidge, who has returned in doubt from many years in a nunnery, only to encounter her personal Christ. A fascinating array of men and women hover in urgent orbit around them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic anguish; Tim Reede, a seedy yet appealing artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and many other magically drawn ch... View more info

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Black Prince

By: Murdoch, Iris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/31/2010

Seller ID: 9780142180112

ISBN: 0142180114

Condition: USED


Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, who wants money and emotional confrontations; and Bradley's friend and rival, Arnold Baffin, a younger, deplorably more successful author of commercial fiction. The ever-mounting action inc... View more info

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Ramayana: a Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

By: Narayan, R.K.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780143039679

ISBN: 0143039679

Condition: USED


A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, "The Ramayana" is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the skills of a master novelist to re-create the excitement he found in the original. A luminous saga made accessible to new generations of readers, "The Ramayana" can be enjoyed for its spiritual wisdom, or as a ... View more info

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Trafalgar: An Eyewitness History

By: Nelson/Pocock, Tom

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780141441504

ISBN: 014144150X

Condition: USED


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Grain of Wheat (Penguin African Writers Series)

By: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143106760

ISBN: 0143106767

Condition: USED


The best-known novel by the great Kenyan writerSet in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, "A Grain of Wheat" follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships ... View more info

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Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics (Penguin Classics)

By: O'Hara, John

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780143107750

ISBN: 0143107755

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Common Sense

By: Paine, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 9780140390162D

ISBN: 9780140390162D

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Symposium (Penguin Classics)

By: Plato

Price: $3.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/9/2012

Seller ID: 9780140449273

ISBN: 0140449272

Condition: USED


In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love. The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love--as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action and as a means of ethical educa... View more info

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Republic

By: Plato

Price: $5.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780140449143

ISBN: 0140449140

Condition: USED


Ostensibly a discussion of the nature of justice, "The Republic" presents Plato's vision of the ideal state, covering a wide range of topics: social, educational, psychological, moral, and philosophical. It also includes some of Plato's most important writing on the nature of reality and the theory of the "forms." Translated with an Introduction by Desmond Lee View more info

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Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780141439815

ISBN: 0141439815

Condition: USED


This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. "The Fall of the House of Usher" describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In "The Tell Tale Heart," a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Cask of Amontillado" explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. View more info

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History of Mary Prince

By: Prince, Mary

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140437492

ISBN: 0140437495

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Eugene Onegin (Penguin Classics)

By: Pushkin, Alexander

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780140448030

ISBN: 0140448039

Condition: USED


Translated by Charles Johnston with an Introduction and Notes by Michael Basker. View more info

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Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)

By: Rabelais

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140445503

ISBN: 0140445501

Condition: USED


A masterly new translation of Rabelais's robust scatalogical comedy Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. "Gargantua" depicts a young giant who becomes a cultured Christian knight. "Pantagruel" portrays Gargantua's bookish son who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided by wisdom and by his idiotic, self-loving companion, Panurge. View more info

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Ten Days That Shook the World

By: Reed, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 6/19/2016

Seller ID: 9780141442129

ISBN: 0141442123

Condition: USED


An impassioned firsthand account of the Russian Revolution An American journalist and revolutionary writer, John Reed became a close friend of Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. "Ten Days That Shook the World" is Reed's extraordinary record of that event. Writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping account of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and of the chance comments of bystanders, and set against an idealized back... View more info

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Early American Drama (Penguin Classics)

By: Richards, Jeffrey H

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780140435887

ISBN: 0140435883

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Twelve Angry Men

By: Rose, Reginald

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143104407

ISBN: 0143104403

Condition: USED


The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, "Twelve Angry Men" holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. ... View more info

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Complete Poems

By: Rosetti, Christina

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780140423662

ISBN: 0140423664

Condition: USED


Christina Rossetti is unique among Victorian poets for the sheer range of her subject matter and the variety of her verse form. This first fully annotated collection, based on the definitive texts, brings together fantasy poems such as "Goblin Market," terrifyingly vivid verses for children, love lyrics, sonnets, hymns, and ballads, as well as the vast body of her devotional poetry. Weaving connections between love and death, triumph and loss, heavenly joys and earthly pleasures, Rossetti's poems startle the imagination with their extraordinary truth, beauty, and intensity. This edition, ... View more info

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Body Politic (Penguin Little Black Classics)

By: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780241252017

ISBN: 0241252016

Condition: USED


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