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  • Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electraby Sophocles; H. D. F. Kitto; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 1994; US$ 5.99

    Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe.Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles's reputation has remained undimmed for... more...

  • The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri; John D. Sinclair

    Oxford University Press 1961; US$ 13.99

    An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve... more...

  • The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliotby T.S. Eliot

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.87

    Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of The Complete Poems and Plays , published for the first time in paperback, includes all of his verse and work for the stage, from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary... more...

  • Selected Writingsby Galileo; William R. Shea; Mark Davie

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 10.99

    This generous selection from Galileo's writings contains all the essential texts. Newly translated by Mark Davie and William R. Shea, the contents include full representation from his scientific masterpieces, his contributions to the debate on science and religion, and key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in 1633. more...

  • Herculine Barbinby Michel Foucault

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the ripening bodies of her classmates, a passionate lover... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ciceroby Catherine Steel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    A comprehensive and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of classical antiquity. more...

  • Leaving Las Vegasby Mike Figgis

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 7.28

    Ben Sanderson is an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Cutting all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance... more...

  • Political Speechesby Cicero; D.H. Berry

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 8.99

    Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career. These new translations achieve new standards of accuracy. more...

  • On the Significance of Science and Artby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Leo Tolstoy's On the Significance of Science and Art is a compelling work by one of the world's most influential moral philosophers. Tolstoy critiques the art and science of the nineteenth century and asserts that they are based on coercion and violence. He preaches that Christianity and faith should instead form the fabric of society and intellectual... more...

  • The Humour of Homer and Other Essaysby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler's The Humour of Homer and Other Essays (1904) is a biographical sketch that provides an insight into his study of Odyssey and Iliad and his attitude towards the Homeric poems. The other essays throw light on a variety of topics, ranging from his theories on biological evolution to topics as how to live a good life, with essays like,... more...