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Red and the Black

By: Stendhal

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/11/2011

Seller ID: 9780140447644

ISBN: 0140447644

Condition: USED


Handsome and ambitious, Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins and make something of his life-by adopting the code of hypocrisy by which his society operates. Julien ultimately commits a crime-out of passion, principle, or insanity-that will bring about his downfall. The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical picture of French Restoration society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed, and ennui. The complex, sympathetic portrayal of Julien, the cold exploiter whose Machiavellian campaign is undercut by his own emotions, makes him Stendhal's most brillian... View more info

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Morgesons

By: Stoddard,. Elizabeth

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 6/18/2013

Seller ID: 9780140436518

ISBN: 0140436510

Condition: USED


Elizabeth Stoddard combines the narrative style of the popular nineteenth-century male-centered bildungsroman with the conventions of women's romantic fiction in this revolutionary exploration of the conflict between a woman's instinct, passion, and will, and the social taboos, family allegiances, and traditional New England restraint that inhibit her. Set in a small seaport town (1862), The Morgesons is the dramatic story of Cassandra Morgeson's fight against social and religious norms in a quest for sexual, spiritual, and economic autonomy. An indomitable heroine, Cassandra not only achie... View more info

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/17/2014

Seller ID: 0140390030

ISBN: 0140390030

Condition: USED


First published in 1859, and set in eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, The Minister's Wooing is a historical novel and domestic comedy that satirizes Calvinism, celebrating its intellectual and moral integrity while critiquing its rigid theology. Mary Scudder lives with her widowed mother in a modest middle-class home. Dr. Hopkins, a Calvinist minister who boards with them, is dedicated to helping the slaves arriving at Newport and calls for the abolition of slavery. The pious Mary admires him but is also in love with the passionate but skeptical James Marvyn who, hungry for adventure, ... View more info

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Home and the World (Penguin Classics)

By: Tagore, Rabindranath

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Seller ID: 9780140449860

ISBN: 0140449868

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Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in 1947. View more info

Life of Saint Teresa of Avila

By: Teresa

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/4/2015

Seller ID: 9780140440737

ISBN: 0140440739

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History of the Peloponnesian War

By: Thucydides

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Seller ID: 9780140440393D

ISBN: 9780140440393D

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Framley Parsonage

By: Trollope, Anthony

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/11/2009

Seller ID: 0140432132

ISBN: 0140432132

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Can You Forgive Her?

By: Trollope, Anthony

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/29/2013

Seller ID: 0140430865

ISBN: 0140430865

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By: Twain, Mark

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/20/2014

Seller ID: 9780142437179

ISBN: 0142437174

Condition: USED


Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley--a sequel to Tom Sawyer--the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of Amer... View more info

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Castle of Otranto, The

By: Walpole, Horace

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Seller ID: 0140437673

ISBN: 0140437673

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On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances. Fearing the end of his dynasty, his father, Manfred, determines to marry Conrad's betrothed, Isabella, until a series of supernatural events stands in his way. . . . Set in the time of the crusades, The Castle of Otranto (1764) established the Gothic as a literary form in England. With its compelling blend of psychological realism and supernatural terror, guilty secrets and unlawful desires, it has influenced a literary tradition stretching from Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker to Daphne D... View more info

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Protestant Ethic and the 'Spirit' of Capitalism, and Other Writings

By: Weber, Max

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Seller ID: 9780140439212

ISBN: 0140439218

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In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties. Based on the original 1905 edition, this volume includes, along with Weber's treatise, an illuminating introduction, a wealth of explanatory notes, and exemplary responses and remarks-both from Weber and his critics-sparked by publication of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This is the first English translation of the 1905 German text an... View more info

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Winter in the Blood

By: Welch, James

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/1/2015

Seller ID: 9780143105220

ISBN: 0143105221

Condition: USED


Two contemporary classics from a major writer of the Native American renaissance During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, "Winter in the Blood," is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness. ... View more info

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)

By: West, Rebecca

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/24/2017

Seller ID: 9780143104902

ISBN: 014310490X

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Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West's classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon" probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the country's history as well as its daily life. View more info

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Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/2/2016

Seller ID: 9780140189704

ISBN: 014018970X

Condition: USED


The return of the beautiful Countess Olenska into the rigidly conventional society of New York sends reverberations throughout the upper reaches of society. Newland Archer, an eligible young man of the establishment is about to announce his engagement to May Welland, a pretty ingenue, when May's cousin, Countess Olenska, is introduced into their circle. The Countess brings with her an aura of European sophistication and a hint of scandal, having left her husband and claimed her independence. Her sorrowful eyes, her tragic worldliness and her air of unapproachability attract the sensit... View more info

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The

By: Wilde, Oscar

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/16/2016

Seller ID: 9780141439570

ISBN: 0141439572

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The Picture of Dorian Gray was a succes de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895.Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. Under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, where he is able to indulge his desires while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only Dorian's picture bears the traces of his decadence.A knowing account of a ... View more info

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Vindication of the Rights of Woman

By: Wollstonecraft, Mary

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Seller ID: 9780141441252

ISBN: 0141441259

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Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and instead laid out the principles of emancipation: an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and the call for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Mary Wollstonecraft's work was received with a mixture of admiration and outrage. Walpole called ... View more info

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Lyrical Ballads (Penguin Classics)

By: Wordsworth/WIlliam/Coleridge

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Seller ID: 9780140424621

ISBN: 0140424628

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Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of 1798, this edition of "Lyrical Ballads" allows modern readers to recapture the book's original impact. In these poems--including Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey" and Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere"--the two poets exercised new energies and opened up new themes. View more info

The Story of the Stone (also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber) vol. 1 of Th

By: Xueqin, Cao

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Publisher: 12/5/2013

Seller ID: 0140442936D

ISBN: 0140442936D

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Germinal

By: Zola, Emile

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/5/2012

Seller ID: 9780140447422

ISBN: 0140447423

Condition: USED


The thirteenth novel in emile Zola's great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity's capacity for compassion and hope.Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leadin... View more info