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  • The Red and the Blackby Stendhal; Burton Raffel

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.00

    A Major New Translation The Red and the Black , Stendhal?s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel?s quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated... more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous; Burton Raffel; Burton Raffel; Roberta Frank

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 4.95

    Before there was Game of Thrones , there was Beowulf ...   SONG OF BATTLE AND KINGS   Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable?reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory,... more...

  • Pure Paganby Burton Raffel; Guy Davenport

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.95

    ?For there is indeed something we can call the spirit of ancient Greece?a carefully tuned voice that speaks out of the grave with astonishing clarity and grace , a distinctive voice that, taken as a whole, is like no other voice that has ever sung on this earth.? ? BURTON RAFFEL, from his Preface For centuries, the poetry of Homer, Aristophanes,... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; Burton Raffel

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer?s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature?s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society,... more...

  • The Song of the Cidby Anonymous; Burton Raffel; Maria Rosa Menocal

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    From a legendary translator: a magnificent new rendering of Spain's national epic Venture into the heart of Islamic Spain in this vibrant, rollicking new translation of The Song of the Cid , the only surviving epic from medieval Spain. Banished from the court of King Alfonso, the noble warrior Rodrigo Diaz, know as the Cid, sets out from Castile... more...

  • 41 Storiesby O. Henry; Burton Raffel; Laura Furman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 6.95

    The Master of Irony Readers the world over recognize O. Henry as the best short story writer of the early twentieth century. Widely known as a master of irony, O. Henry also displays here dazzling wordplay and a wry combination of pathos and humor. more...

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