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  • Macbethby Andrew Matthews; Tony Ross

    Hachette Children's Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages. When Macbeth, an ambitious general of the Scottish army, is told by witches that one day he will be king, he becomes consumed by thoughts of royalty and greatness. Encouraged by his wife, Lady... more...

  • Essays After Eightyby Donald Hall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.26

    From a former poet laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age. more...

  • The Examined Lifeby Stephen Grosz

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER This book is about learning to live. Echoing Socrates’ statement that the unexamined life not worth living, psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz draws on his twenty-five years of work and more than 50,000 hours of conversations to form a collection of beautifully rendered tales that illuminate the human experience. These... more...

  • This I Believe IIby Jay Allison; Dan Gediman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 12.60

    A collection of inspiring personal philosophies from a noteworthy group of seventy-five essayists more...

  • Beyond the Pleasure Principleby Sigmund Freud; Mark Edmundson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32

    A collection of some of Freud's most famous essays, including ON THE INTRODUCTION OF NARCISSISM; REMEMBERING, REPEATING AND WORKING THROUGH; BEYOND THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE; THE EGO AND THE ID and INHIBITION, SYMPTOM AND FEAR. more...

  • The Confessionsby Saint Augustine; Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 4.99

    In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art.Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby Robert Smith; Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...

  • The Portable Enlightenment Readerby Various; Isaac Kramnick

    Penguin Publishing Group 1995; US$ 23.00

    The Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization. In championing radical ideas such as individual liberty and an empirical appraisal of the universe through rational inquiry and natural experience, Enlightenment philosophers in Europe... more...

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hatby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 12.83

    A million-copy bestseller by the twentieth century's greatest neurologist. more...

  • Creative Unityby Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...