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Faust

Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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December 27, 2005
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Goethe's Faust reworks the late medieval myth of a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract with Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seeks to grant him a moment in life so glorious that he will wish it to last forever. But if Faust does bid the moment stay, he falls to… Read more about this item
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The Myth of Sisyphus

by Albert Camus

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One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric… Read more about this item
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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

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July 25, 2004
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9781593081324
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Shipwrecked castaway Lemuel Gulliver's encounters with the petty, diminutive Lilliputians, the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the abstracted scientists of Laputa, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos give him new, bitter insights into human behavior. Swift's fantastic and subversive book remains supremely relevant in our own age of distortion, hypocrisy, and irony.
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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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2010-01
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9781403793942
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their… Read more about this item
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Age of Innocence

Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton

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August 5, 1997
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9781853262104
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With vivid power, Wharton evokes a time of gaslit streets, formal dances held in the ballrooms of stately brownstones, and society people "who dreaded scandal more than disease." This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Then, suddenly, the mysterious, intensely nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a long absence, turning… Read more about this item
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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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2005
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9781593082079
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This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the… Read more about this item
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The Book of the City of Ladies

The Book of the City of Ladies

by Christine De Pizan

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Published
1983-01
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9780892550661
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The pioneering Book of the City of Ladies begins when, feeling frustrated and miserable after reading a male writer's tirade against women, Christine de Pizan has a dreamlike vision where three virtues--Reason, Rectitude and Justice--appear to correct this view. They instruct her to build an allegorical city in which womankind can be defended against slander, its walls and towers constructed… Read more about this item
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Hamlet

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

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March 20, 2006
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9781904271338
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This self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text. In his illustrated introduction to the plays historical, cultural, and performance contexts, Neil Taylor presents a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play. He addresses the challenges faced in reading, editing, or acting a play with the depth of content and tradition that Hamlet possesses. He also establishes the… Read more about this item
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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen

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Published
1972-08-30
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9780140430745
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During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels… Read more about this item
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As You Like It

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

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Published
1991
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Readers and audiences have long greeted As You Like It with delight. Its characters are brilliant conversationalists, including the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their Fool, Touchstone. Soon after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone go into exile in the Forest of Arden, where they find new conversational partners. Duke Frederick, younger brother to… Read more about this item
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The Oresteia

The Oresteia

by Aeschylus

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February 7, 1984
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9780140443332
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The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to secure divine favor. After Iphi-geneia's mother, Clytemnestra, kills her husband in revenge, she in turn is murdered by their son Orestes with his sister Electra's encouragement.… Read more about this item
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The Dead

The Dead

by James Joyce

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Published
December 15, 1993
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Some highlighting
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9780312080730
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After a visitation from the dead - through something as concrete as someone singing a particular Irish song - Gabriel Conroy is struck by the profound realization of how superficially he has always loved his wife, Gretta. The image of the falling snow around them, deepening into a cosmic metaphor for life and death as the story progresses, has been… Read more about this item
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The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors

by Henry James

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1964
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Concerned that her son Chad may have become involved with a woman of dubious reputation, the formidable Mrs Newsome sends her 'ambassador' Strether from Massachusetts to Paris to extricate him. Strether's mission, however, is gradually undermined as he falls under the spell of the city and finds Chad refined rather than corrupted by its influence and that of his charming… Read more about this item
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The Warden

The Warden

by Anthony Trollope

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September 1, 1993
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9780140438031
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The book centers on the character of Mr. Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity, whose charitable income far exceeds the purpose for which it was intended. Young John Bold turns his reforming zeal to exposing what he considers to be an abuse of privilege, despite being in love with Mr. Harding's daughter Eleanor. The novel was highly topical as… Read more about this item
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Summer

Summer

by Edith Wharton

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1998-06
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9780684842585
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A tale of forbidden sexual passion and thwarted dreams played out against the lush, summer backdrop of the Massachusetts Berkshires, Edith Wharton called Summer her 'hot Ethan.' In their rural settings and their poor, uneducated protagonists, Summer and Ethan Frome represent a sharp departure from Wharton's familiar depictions of the urban upper class. Charity Royall lives unhappily with her hard-drinking… Read more about this item
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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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2005-08
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9780486437910
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ostoevsky's final, greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov, paints a complex and richly detailed portrait of a family tormented by its extraordinarily cruel patriarch, Fyodor Pavlovich, whose callous decisions slowly decimate the lives of his sons--the eponymous brothers Karamazov--and lead to his violent murder. In the aftermath of the killing, the brothers contend with dilemmas of honor, faith, and reason as… Read more about this item
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The Portable Oscar Wilde

The Portable Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde

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1977-03-31
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9780140150162
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Includes the following works: Novels—The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Plays—Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Writings—De Profundis, Critic as Artist, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Very Young; and selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance.
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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Published
1954
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This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule. Subsequent printings… Read more about this item
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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

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60th Anniversary Edition
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2012-01-10
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9781451673319
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Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each… Read more about this item
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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

by Mark Twain

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Published
1926
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Very few people know that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) wrote a major work on Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important but also his best work. He spent twelve years in research and many months in France doing archival work and then made several attempts until he felt he finally had the… Read more about this item
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