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- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 124.99
An accurate and readable new translation, with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography, of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound. - ;A new, accurate, and readable translation of four of Aeschylus' plays: Persians, Seven Against Thebes,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 34.99
1. Transforming Bodies, Transforming Epic. 2. Creation, Flood, and Fire. 3. Cadmus and the Tragic Dynasty of Thebes. 4. Human Artistry and Divine Jealousy. 5. The Lives of Women. 6. Aspects of Love. 7. Heroes--Old Style and New. 8. Fantasy, the Fabulous, and the Miraculous Metamorphoses of Nature. 9. Genre and Narrative: Ovid's Polymorphous Poem.... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99
From its first appearance in 1855 to its recently published sixteenth edition, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has set the standard for books of quotations. Now, for the first time, more than 900 of the most endearing, expressive, and impassioned sayings about love--romantic, passionate, matrimonial, familial, patriotic, spiritual--have been carefully... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00
Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00
Upon its publication, George Seldes's The Great Thoughts instantly took its place as a classic--a treasure house of the seminal ideas that have shaped the intellectual history of the world down through the ages. Seldes, a pivotal figure in the history of American journalism and a tireless researcher, spent the better part of his extraordinary lifetime... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
"My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate."--Chelsea Handler, from Chapter 10 of Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang It's no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness," the condition... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 19.99
Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger?What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes?Who or what is liable to jump the shark?Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating... more...
- Allison & Busby 2010; US$ 10.19
Does the sight of a house festooned in glowing coloured bulbs with an illuminated reindeer in the garden bring you out in a cold sweat? Or is the thought of endless cold turkey sandwiches enough to make you become a vegetarian? And what of the adorable little carol singers - does their out-of-tune wailing and screeching set your teeth on edge? And... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65
A brand-new, fantastic, enormous collection of 5,000 jokes, gags and one-liners -- indexed and categorised to help with finding the right joke for any occasion or audience, from Bar-Mitzvahs to bar-rooms. Two Nuns in a Bath is the consummate collection, with jokes on every subject under the sun, from lawyers to low-energy light bulbs. Two nuns... more...