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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.00
Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming ?Count Malvolio? only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.95
Under the pretense of defending an obscure treatise by a Catalan theologian, Sebond, Montaigne attacks the philosophers who attempt rational explanations of the universe and argues for a skeptical Christianity based squarely on faith rather than reason. The result is the Apology for Raymond Sebond, a classic of Counter-Reformation thought and a masterpiece... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
The world according to David Ives is a very add place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language -- and of the audience's capacity for disorientation and delight. Ives's characters plunge into black holes called "Philadelphias," where the simplest desires are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, Swift, and Kafka are... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.78
Sebastian and Oskar have been friends since their days studying physics at university, when both were considered future Nobel Prize candidates. But after their graduation, their lives took very different paths; while Oskar holds a prestigious research post in Geneva, Sebastian worries that he hasn't lived up to his intellectual promise, having chosen... more...
- Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2011; US$ 16.99
“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author's vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde's work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.”—... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 8.99
Historical novelist Cecelia Holland ends her Viking saga back in the British Isles where it began. Raef Corbanson lands at the center of the war between Wessex and Denmark for the throne of England, and it will come down to a battle between Raef?s foster son Canute and King Ethelred?s son Edward. more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
Now that Alex is in the know about the deadly vampires that live?and hunt?around his boarding school, everything is different. Putting his talents to use, Alex is training with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. Sure, he?s only fourteen, but c?mon: This runs in his blood. But Alex is wondering if he?ll... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.95
The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances... more...
- MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 4.99
Table of Contents:A-Z INDEXAncient Greeks and Romans: Aesop | Aristotle | Marcus Aurelius | Cicero | Horace | Plato | Seneca | Socrates | Sophocles | VirgilWriters: Jane Austen | Ambrose Bierce | William Blake | Lord Byron | Albert Camus | Anton Chekhov | Daniel Defoe | Charles Dickens | Fyodor Dostoevsky | William Faulkner | F. Scott Fitzgerald |... more...