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  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'It's a dreadful thing to yield...but resist now? Lay my pride bare to the blows of ruin? That's dreadful too.' The remarkable story of Greek tragedy's most intrepid heroine. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around... more...

  • Bankimchandra Omnibusby Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 22.08

    The First Volume Of This Collector S Edition Brings Together Five Of Bankimchandra S Best-Known Works In English Translation. Set In The Bengal Of Emperor Jehangir S Time, Kapalkundala Tells The Story Of Nabakumar, A Young Woman Named Kapalkundala Whom He Rescues From A Tantric Intent On Human Sacrifice, And The Beautiful Lutfunnisa Who Has Sold Her... more...

  • Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketchesby Lucian; Keith Sidwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    Described by a later Greek historian as "a man seriously committed to raising a laugh", Lucian exulted in the exposure of absurdity and the puncturing of pretension, and was capable of finding a comic angle on almost any subject. In this selection we see him conversing with his literary enemies, railing against hypocrisy and the vanity of human wealth... more...

  • Come Closeby Sappho

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'Yes, we did many things, then - all Beautiful ...' Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.... more...

  • The Confessions of St. Augustineby St. Augustine

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the most influential religious books in the Christian tradition recalls crucial events and episodes in the author's life: his mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; the rise to a lavish lifestyle at the imperial court in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his... more...

  • Das geht auf keine Kuhhautby Gerhard Wagner

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 22.88

    Da brat mir einer einen Storch! Dem Mittelalter begegnet man überall, in Zeitungsartikeln, Bestseller-Romanen und E-Mails. Die Welt der Ritter, Minnesänger, Kaiser und Könige ist auch in unserer Zeit noch lebendig. Denn wer würde sich nicht lieber aus dem Staub machen, als Scherereien zu bekommen, oder ist mit seinem Latein am Ende, weil der Computer... more...

  • Dictionary Of Latin Literatureby James H. Mantinband

    Philosophical Library 1956; US$ 14.99

    James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides to the original works and their modern criticisms. more...

  • Discourses On Satire & Epic Poetryby John Dryden

    Copyright Group 2014; US$ 2.99

    John Dryden was born on the 19th August 1631 in the village rectory of Aldwincle near Thrapston in Northamptonshire. Over the course of his career he made an immense contribution to literary life, so much so that the Restoration Age is also known as the Age Of Dryden. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College Cambridge. In 1654 he graduated... more...

  • Discourses and Selected Writingsby Epictetus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses... more...

  • The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeonby Aesop

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics... more...