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  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Chrétien's works include five major poems in rhyming eight-syllable couplets. Four of these are complete; Erec and Enide (c. 1170); Cligès (c. 1176), and Yvain, the Knight of the Lion and Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, both written simultaneously between 1177 and 1181. Chrétien's final romance was Perceval, the Story of the Grail, written between... more...

  • Troilus and Criseydeby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, the warrior Troilus is an engaging youth who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida is an outstanding choice for readers of mythology and medieval poetry. more...

  • The Way Things Areby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Nature of Thingsby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Nasoby Ovid

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Metamorphose is a Latin narrative poem in fifteen books by the Roman poet Ovid, describing the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. Completed in AD 8, it is recognized as a masterpiece of Golden Age Latin literature. more...

  • The Wife of Bathby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale. more...

  • Listenerby Lemn Sissay

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 13.29

    Breaking the silence Lemn Sissay is back with a sensational new book. Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city soap operas, reflections on history, mystery and felicity and much more. Every page sings with Sissay's unique voice - visionary, good-humoured and bursting with life. more...

  • Paradise Regainedby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    A companion to Paradise Lost , Paradise Regained describes the temptation of Christ. Jesus fasts for 40 days and nights, after which Satan tempts him with food, power, and riches. Jesus refuses Satan, and Satan is defeated by God. more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Aeneas—the son of a human and Venus, the goddess of love—escapes the siege of Troy and sails for Italy where he is destined to found the city of Rome. more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Inferno is the first part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy . The allegory describes Dante's journey through the depths of Hell. more...