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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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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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By: Aeschylus

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780140443332

ISBN: 0140443339

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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

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/26/2016

Seller ID: 9780143105718

ISBN: 014310571X

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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

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Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son (Penguin Classics)

By: Aleichem, Sholem

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Seller ID: 9780143105602

ISBN: 0143105604

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For the 150th anniversary of the birth of the "Jewish Mark Twain,"a new translation of his most famous works "Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son" are the most celebrated characters in all of Jewish fiction. Tevye is the lovable, Bible-quoting father of seven daughters, a modern Job whose wisdom, humor, and resilience inspired the lead character in "Fiddler on the Roof." And Motl is the spirited and mischievous nine-year-old boy who accompanies his family on a journey from their Russian shtetl to New York, and whose comical, poignant, and clear-eyed observations capture with r... 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

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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

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Promised Land

By: Antin, Mary

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Seller ID: 9780143106777

ISBN: 0143106775

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For the centennial of its first publication: a new edition of a seminal work on the American immigrant experienceWeaving introspection with political commentary, biography with history, "The Promised Land," first published in 1912, brings to life the transformation of an Eastern European Jewish immigrant into an American citizen. Mary Antin recounts "the process of uprooting, transportation, replanting, acclimatization, and development that took place in her] own soul" and reveals the impact of a new culture and new standards of behavior on her family. A feeling of division--between Rus... View more info

Jason and Medea (Penguin Classics No. 18)

By: Apollonius of Rhodes

Price: $1.00

Publisher: 10/19/2016

Seller ID: 9780141397948

ISBN: 0141397942

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the banality of evil

By: Arendt, Hannah

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780143039884

ISBN: 0143039881

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Originally appearing as a series of articles in "The New Yorker," Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative--an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the Twentieth C... View more info

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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

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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City of God

By: Augustine

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Seller ID: 9780140448948

ISBN: 0140448942

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St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo, is one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and will last for eternity, City of God represents a dramatic turning point in the unfolding of Christian doctrine.The new introduction by... View more info

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By: Augustine, Saint

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780140441147

ISBN: 014044114X

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'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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By: Austen, Jane

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/23/2012

Seller ID: 9780141439686

ISBN: 0141439688

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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

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Old Man Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

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Seller ID: 9780140449723

ISBN: 0140449728

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A witty and reflective look at a society driven by social ambition and lust for riches-in a brilliant new translation. Eugene wants to get on in the world. So he has come to Paris, where the streets teem with chancers, criminals, and social climbers-and everyone is out for what he can get. When he finds a place to stay at a shabby boarding house, he sees the potential to make a fortune in two beautiful, aristocratic women who visit the lonely old lodger Goriot. Could they bring Eugene the status and acceptance he craves? Nothing is as it seems in Paris, however, and soon he is over his he... View more info

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