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Letters of Abelard and Heloise

By: Abelard and Heloise

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/20/2014

Seller ID: 9780140448993

ISBN: 0140448993

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The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most dramatic and well-known love affairs. It is told through the letters of French philosopher Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil Heloise. Through their impassioned writings unfolds the story of a romance, from its reckless, ecstatic beginnings to the public scandal, enforced secret marriage, and devastating consequences that followed. These eloquent and intimate letters express a vast range of emotions from adoration and devotion to reproach, indignation, and grief, and offer a fascinating insight into religious life in the Middl... View more info

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Letters of John and Abigail Adams

By: Adams, John/Adams, Abagail

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780142437117

ISBN: 0142437115

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"The Letters of John and Abigail Adams" provides an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; the letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering key moments in American history-the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and John Adams's diplomatic missions to Europe-the letters reveal the concerns of a couple living during a period o... View more info

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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780140443332

ISBN: 0140443339

Condition: USED


In the Oresteia--the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity-- Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, it's spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal. View more info

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Greek Tragedy

By: Aeschylus/Sophocles/Euripides

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Seller ID: 9780141439365

ISBN: 014143936X

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Three masterpieces of classical tragedy Containing Aeschylus's "Agamemnon," Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex," and Euripides' "Medea," this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy "The Frogs" and a selection from Aristotle's "Poetics." View more info

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Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/26/2016

Seller ID: 9780143105718

ISBN: 014310571X

Condition: USED


The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birth Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, "A Death in the Family" remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident?a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emo... View more info

Lucky Jim

By: Amis, Kingsley

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Seller ID: 9780140186307D

ISBN: 9780140186307D

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Untouchable (Penguin Classics)

By: Anand, Mulk Raj

Price: $7.50

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Seller ID: 9780141393605

ISBN: 0141393602

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The powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, now with a new introduction With precision, vitality, and a fury that earned him praise as India's Charles Dickens, Mulk Raj Anand recreates in" Untouchable" what it was like to live on the fringes of society in pre-independence India. Bakha, an attractive, proud, and strong young man, is also an Untouchable, the lowest of the low in India's caste system. A sweeper and a toilet-cleaner, he must warn others on the street of his status so that he will not pollute them with his presence. In this urgent 1935 re-creation of one day ... View more info

Winesburg, Ohio

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/20/2015

Seller ID: 10969902

ISBN: 10969902

Condition: USED


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Wasps, The Poet and the Women & The Frogs

By: Aristophanes

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 9780140441529

ISBN: 0140441522

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Lysistrata and Other Plays

By: Aristophanes

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/3/2014

Seller ID: 9780140448146

ISBN: 0140448144

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Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being [email protected] What's something we can leverage against me... View more info

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Nicomachean Ethics

By: Aristotle

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 1/14/2017

Seller ID: 9780140449495

ISBN: 0140449493

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Of Aristotle's works, few have had as lasting an influence on subsequent Western thought as The Nicomachean Ethics. In it, he argues that happiness consists in "activity of the soul in accordance with virtue," defining "virtue" as both moral (courage, generosity, and justice) and intellectual (knowledge, wisdom, and insight). Aristotle also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue and the state. Featuring a lucid translation, a new introduction, updated suggestions for further reading, and a chronology of ... View more info

Politics

By: Aristotle

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/27/2013

Seller ID: 9780140444216

ISBN: 0140444211

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'Man is by nature a political animal'In The Politics Aristotle addresses the questions that lie at the heart of political science. How should society be ordered to ensure the happiness of the individual? Which forms of government are best and how should they be maintained? By analysing a range of city constitutions - oligarchies, democracies and tyrannies - he seeks to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each system to decide which are the most effective, in theory and in practice. A hugely significant work, which has influenced thinkers as diverse as Aquinas and Machiavelli, The P... View more info

Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and other Contemporary Sources

By: Asser/Keynes, Simon

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Seller ID: 9780140444094D

ISBN: 9780140444094D

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Confessions

By: Augustine, Saint

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780140441147

ISBN: 014044114X

Condition: USED


'As a youth ... I had prayed to you for chastity and said "Give me chastity and continence, but not yet"'The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental... View more info

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Persuasion

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/23/2012

Seller ID: 9780141439686

ISBN: 0141439688

Condition: USED


View our feature on Jane Austen. Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. Al the tension o... View more info

Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore de

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/4/2011

Seller ID: 9780140440508

ISBN: 014044050X

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Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Stories

By: Behn, Aphra

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Seller ID: 9780132386258

ISBN: 0132386259

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Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Works

By: Behn, Aphra

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/14/2012

Seller ID: 9780140433388

ISBN: 0140433384

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'We are bought and sold like apes or monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools, and cowards, and the support of rogues'When Prince Oroonoko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko's noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn's visit to Surinam, Oroonoko (1688) reflects the author's romantic view of Native Americans as simple, superior peoples 'in the first state... View more info

Herzog

By: Bellow, Saul

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Seller ID: 9780142437292D

ISBN: 9780142437292D

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Adventures of Augie March

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/12/2015

Seller ID: 9780143039570

ISBN: 0143039571

Condition: USED


As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this gem by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Bold, expansive, and keenly humorous, "The Adventures of Augie March" blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression. A "born recruit," Augie makes himself available for hire by plungers, schemers, risk takers, and operators, compiling a record of choices that is--to say the least--eccentric. View more info