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The Song of Roland and Other Poems of Charlemagne

£8.99

Simon Gaunt, Karen Pratt

9780199655540
Paperback
November 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Song of Roland offers fascinating insights into medieval ideas about heroism, manhood, religion, race, & nationhood which were foundational for modern European culture. It is the oldest known surviving major work of French literature based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne.

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The Odyssey

£16.99

Homer, Anthony Verity, William Allan

9780199669103
Hardback
October 2016

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

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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The Classic Horror Stories

£8.99

H. P. Lovecraft, Roger Luckhurst

9780198759492
Paperback
October 2016

Oxford World's Classics

H. P. Lovecraft is a major writer of horror stories, in the genre of 'weird fiction'. This new edition brings together his core 'classic' fictions with a full contextual introduction, offering a balanced assessment of an influential cult author whose tales of metaphysical horror create a profound sense of dread and unease.

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The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

£30.00

Gary Taylor, Trish Thomas Henley

9780198703488
Paperback
September 2016

Oxford Handbooks

The 36 new essays in the Handbook discuss Middleton's comedies, tragedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry through a range of critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, and performance studies. Reinterpretations of canonical plays like The Changeling mingle with explorations of recently-identified works.

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New Grub Street

Second Edition

£9.99

George Gissing, Katherine Mullin

9780198729181
Paperback
September 2016

Oxford World's Classics

New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century.

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Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

£9.99

John Locke, Mark Goldie

9780198732440
Paperback
June 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Locke's Second Treatise is a classic of political philosophy. It helped entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and consent as guiding principles for modern Western democracy. His Letter calls for religious tolerance and separation of church and state. This edition offers an essential guide to these two foundational works.

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Victorian Fairy Tales

£8.99

Michael Newton

9780198737599
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

This anthology brings together 14 of the best Victorian fairy tales, by major period writers as well as specialists in the genre, to show the vibrancy of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. From whimsy to satire, the stories reveal the preoccupations of the age and celebrate the value of the imagination.

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

£9.99

Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Vilain

9780199646036
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

A landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel, the Notebooks is the story of a young Danish aristocrat , told in a series of notes that explore Malte's life in Paris, childhood memories and reflections in highly crafted poetic prose. A radical departure from literary realism, it is an archetypal confrontation with the modern.

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An Autobiography: and Other Writings

Second Edition

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780199675296
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. This edition shows how he exaggerated to create his compelling narrative, and includes other writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.

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Earth

£10.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Julie Rose

9780199677870
Paperback
April 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's blend of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world.

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Anna Karenina

£8.99

Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett

9780198748847
Paperback
April 2016

Oxford World's Classics

One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the story of a beautiful woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties. This major new translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful.

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Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies: Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus

£8.99

Sophocles, Oliver Taplin

9780192806857
Paperback
March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

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.

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Sentimental Education

£10.99

Gustave Flaubert, Helen Constantine, Patrick Coleman

9780199686636
Paperback
March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frédéric Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but he is caught up in the revolution of 1848 and the attractions of three other women. Flaubert's portrait of an idealist in a disenchanted world influenced later modernists, and is here newly translated.

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Doctor Thorne TV Tie-In with a foreword by Julian Fellowes: The Chronicles of Barsetshire

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Julian Fellowes, Simon Dentith

9780198785637
Paperback
March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Frank Gresham needs to marry for money if he is to save his impoverished family estate. But he loves the doctor's penniless niece, and faces a terrible dilemma. Doctor Thorne, now adapted for ITV by Julian Fellowes.

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King Solomon's Mines

Second Edition

£7.99

H. Rider Haggard, Roger Luckhurst

9780198722953
Paperback
February 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Allan Quatermain leads an expedition in search of a missing man and the fabled King Solomon's mines in deepest Africa. His exciting adventures captivated readers, and this new edition looks at Haggard's own African experiences and colonial attitudes to native tribes and the ravages of the British Empire.

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The Compleat Angler

£8.99

Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, Marjorie Swann

9780198745464
Paperback
February 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Compleat Angler is the most famous work in the literature of sport and a unique celebration of the English countryside. This new edition highlights its celebration of natural history, the environment, conservation, and the power of friendship.

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The Natural History of Selborne

£8.99

Gilbert White, Anne Secord

9780198737759
Paperback
February 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Natural History of Selborne (1789)is written as a series of letters, which describe with wit and precision the flora and fauna White observes in his Hampshire parish. A classic of nature writing, this edition includes contemporary illustrations, a contextualizing introduction, and an appendix of readers' responses over 200 years.

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The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

£30.00

Jeanne Shami, Dennis Flynn, M. Thomas Hester

9780198715573
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford Handbooks

With over fifty newly commissioned essays from leading international scholars, The Oxford Handbook of John Donne links past scholarship with current and future re-definitions to provide a distinctive response to Donne and the significance of his work, and forms an essential contribution to early modern studies.

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The Monk

New Edition

£8.99

Matthew Lewis, Nick Groom

9780198704454
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Monk (1796) is a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. It tells of the pious monk Ambrosio's descent into depravity, his passion leading to rape, blasphemy, black magic, incest, and murder. Its sensational story also reflects the terrors of the French Revolution.

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Hellenistic Lives: including Alexander the Great

£12.99

Plutarch, Robin Waterfield, Andrew Erskine

9780199664337
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford World's Classics

These ten Lives trace the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits with a wealth of historical information.

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