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William Blake: Selected Poetry

£8.99

William Blake, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780198804468
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January 2019

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William Blake's strikingly original poetic world of myth and mysticism continues to fascinate. This selection represents the full range of his accomplishments, from his haunting lyrics to his political works.

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Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

£8.99

Darryl Jones

9780199685448
Paperback
October 2018

Oxford World's Classics

This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions through the long 19th century. It ranges widely across diverse sub-genres including the supernatural, psychological and tales of the uncanny, and features established classics as well as little-known works.

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The Dream

£8.99

Émile Zola, Paul Gibbard

9780198745983
Paperback
September 2018

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In The Dream, the sixteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, Zola blends mysticism and fairy tale with naturalism as an orphan girl falls in love with a nobleman.

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The Bright Side of Life

£9.99

Émile Zola, Andrew Rothwell

9780198753612
Paperback
July 2018

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When Pauline Quenu is taken to the seaside to live with her relatives, her love of life contrasts with the pessimism which infects the family. This is the twelfth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, remarkable for it's depictions of intense emotions and physical and mental suffering.

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On the Soul: and Other Psychological works

£9.99

Aristotle, Fred D. Miller, Jr.

9780199588213
Paperback
May 2018

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Aristotle's De Anima (On the Soul) is one of the great classics of philosophy. Aristotle examines the nature of the soul-sense-perception, imagination, cognition, emotion, and desire, including, memory, dreams, and processes such as nutrition, growth, and death.

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His Excellency Eugène Rougon

£9.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson

9780198748250
Paperback
April 2018

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His Excellency Eugène Rougon is the sixth in Zola's famous Rougon-Macquart series of novels. Here, the novel presents a detailed picture of court and political circles during the Second Empire, satirizing the corruption and cronyism at its heart.

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The Art of Rhetoric

£9.99

Aristotle, Robin Waterfield, Harvey Yunis

9780198724254
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April 2018

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Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric is a treatise concerning the theory and practice of the most dynamic form of discourse in Classical Greece. The Rhetoric was a touchstone for all later ancient writers on the subject, from the Stoics to Cicero.

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Autobiography

£9.99

John Stuart Mill, Mark Philp

9780198759607
Paperback
March 2018

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J. S. Mill was the greatest British philosopher of the nineteenth century. Mill's purpose in writing his Autobiography was to set down his own struggle for individuality, and vindicate his life to himself and others.

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The Odyssey

£7.99

Homer, Anthony Verity, William Allan

9780198736479
Paperback
February 2018

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The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers.

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Swann in Love

£8.99

Marcel Proust, Brian Nelson, Adam Watt

9780198744894
Paperback
November 2017

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Swann in Love is the story of Charles Swann and his infatuation with Odette de Crécy and the revealing psychological turmoil his relations with her involves. A study in jealousy and the indirections of desire; it is here that Proust first works through his devastating theory of love.

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A Love Story

£8.99

Émile Zola, Helen Constantine, Brian Nelson

9780198728641
Paperback
October 2017

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A fascinating study in sexual psychology and sexual politics, the novel focuses on Hélène Grandjean, a widow, and her shifting emotional states. This is the eighth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, and the first modern translation for more than fifty years.

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The Masnavi. Book Four

£9.99

Jalal al-Din Rumi, Jawid Mojaddedi

9780198783435
Paperback
September 2017

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Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Four is with the mystical knowledge of the spiritual guide.

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The War of the Worlds

£6.99

H. G. Wells, Darryl Jones

9780198702641
Paperback
August 2017

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In The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells invented the myth of invasion from outer space. Martians land near London, conquering all before them, and ruin the metropolis; the fate of civilization and even of the human race remains in doubt until the very last.

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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Second Edition

£5.99

George Eliot, Juliette Atkinson

9780198724643
Paperback
July 2017

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Falsely accused, cut off from his past, Silas the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage.

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The Sin of Abbé Mouret

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Émile Zola, Valerie Minogue

9780198736639
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May 2017

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The Sin of Abbé Mouret is the fifth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It follows Serge Mouret, a young priest, aspiring to perfect purity and sanctity. An illness leaves him with amnesia, and no longer knowing he is a priest, he falls in love with his nurse. Together they roam an Eden-like garden called the 'Paradou'.

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The Italian

Third Edition

£9.99

Ann Radcliffe, Nick Groom

9780198704430
Paperback
March 2017

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The Italian (1797) is a gripping tale of love and betrayal, abduction and assassination, and incarceration by the Inquisition. Radcliffe's last and most unnerving novel exemplifies her definition of 'terror' writing, combining Romantic and Gothic elements and influencing countless later writers.

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The Jewish War

£10.99

Josephus, Martin Hammond, Martin Goodman

9780199646029
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February 2017

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In AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a 6 month siege, the world-famous temple burnt to the ground. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination beginning in AD 66 with high hopes and early success, but soon became mired in factional conflict, at its most extreme within Jerusalem itself.

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On Life and Death

£9.99

Cicero, John Davie, Miriam T. Griffin

9780199644148
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February 2017

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Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. These three dialogues here are among the most accessible of Cicero's philosophical works.

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Sybil: or The Two Nations

Second Edition

£10.99

Benjamin Disraeli, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780198759898
Paperback
February 2017

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Disraeli vividly depicts the appalling conditions of the poor-their pitiful wages, their miserably overcrowded tenements, and their exploitation by the new breed of powerful industrialists-as an indirect plea for social and political reform and for the fulfilment of his dream of a new, more democratic England.

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

£6.99

H. G. Wells, Darryl Jones

9780198702665
Paperback
February 2017

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The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.

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