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  • 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...

  • The Song of Rolandby John DuVal; David Staines

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 10.95

    Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems. John DuVal approaches the unadorned syntax of The Song of Roland in straightforward modern English, attuned to the nuance and detail of the narrative and the poetry of the original text. 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...

  • Oedipus the King and Other Tragediesby Sophocles; Oliver Taplin

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 9.99

    This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics. more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Beowulfby Stanley P. Baldwin; Elaine Strong Skill

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.50

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Beowulf takes you into the epic story of warriors and... 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...

  • The Note-Books of Samuel Butlerby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    In order to contain his diversified thoughts, he took notes that were published in 1912, in the form of a book ultimately titled The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. Chronologically arranged, the notes are a reflection of the thought processes of one the greatest writers of English Literature. more...