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  • john dryden poems
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    50.00 lei

    An elegant and witty writer, poet laureate from 1668, Dryden was one of the main dramatists, critics and poets of his age.

  • 57.00 lei

    Originally published in 1947, this book contains the text of James Turner's poem 'The Hollow Vale'. The poem describes a mystical journey taken by the author towards the hollow vale of the title. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English poetry or the works of Turner.

  • 57.00 lei

    First published in 1939, this book presents R. C. Trevelyan's English metrical translation of Euripides' Medea. The aim of the text was to reproduce the form, phrasing and movement of the original for the benefit of readers without knowledge of Greek. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English translations of ancient Greek drama and the works of Euripides.

  • 57.00 lei

    First published in 1939, this book presents R. C. Trevelyan's English metrical translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. The aim of the text was to reproduce the form, phrasing and movement of the original for the benefit of readers without knowledge of Greek. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English translations of ancient Greek drama and the works of Aeschylus.

  • Leonard Cohen Poems
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    60.00 lei

    This anthology contains a cross-section covering his career, including such legendary songs as 'Suzanne', 'Sisters of Mercy', 'Bird on the Wire', 'Famous Blue Raincoat' and 'I'm Your Man' and searingly memorable poems from many collections including Flowers for Hitler, Beautiful Losers and Death of a Lady's Man. Encompassing the erotic and the melancholy, the mystical and the sardonic, this volume showcases a writer of dazzling intelligence and live-wire emotional immediacy.

  • Selected Poems
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    60.00 lei

    Keats is celebrated as a writer in three forms: lyric verse, narrative verse and letters. All three are represented here in a volume which reprints all the famous odes, a selection os sonnets and other short poems, both versions of HYPERION, extentsive selections from ENDYMION, and the complete ISABELLA, LAMIA and THE EVE OF ST. AGNES. Finally, there-are letters in which Keats discusses his attitude to poetry and to other poets.

  • 61.00 lei

    This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon's luminous exploration of the mysteries of desire. A young teacher takes his first job in a sleepy French town. Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of a town resident, a woman of seductive beauty and singular charm. Yvonne. "Everything about her screamed desire... setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head slightly, gold earrings brushing her cheek while she watched you or watched nothing at all; this desire was open, like a wound; and she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion". Michon probes the destructive powers of passion and the consuming need for love in this heartbreaking novel.

  • 61.00 lei

    One of Pierre Michon's most powerful works, this book imagines decisive moments in the lives of five artists of different times and places: Vincent van Gogh, Francisco Goya, Antoin Watteau, Claude Lorrain and Lorentino, a little-remembered disciple of Piero della Francesca. Michon focuses on particular moments when artist and model collide, whether that model is a person or a landscape, inner or outer. In the five separate tales he evokes the full passion of the artist's struggle to capture the world in images even as the world resists capture. Each story is a small masterpiece that transcends national boundaries and earns its place among the essential works of world literature.

  • London Stories
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    65.00 lei

    London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world. Its roll-call of story-tellers includes cultural giants who changed the way the world thought about writing, like Shakespeare, Defoe and Dickens. But there has also been an innumerable host of writers who have sought to capture the essence of London and what it meant for the people who lived there or were merely passing through. They found a city of boundless wealth and ragged squalor, of moving tragedy and riotous joy; and they faithfully transcribed what they saw and felt in the stories they told of London town.
    They are stories of fact and fiction and occasionally something in between. Some voices will be familiar to many readers and others practically unknown. But all give us insights into these writers’ very varied Londons; and all tell their stories gratifyingly well.

    Authors include John Evelyn, Thomas de Quincey, W. M. Thackeray, Henry Mayhew, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Gissing, J. B. Priestley, Jean Rhys, Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, Maeve Binchy, Doris Lessing, Hanif Kureishi and Shena Mackay.

  • 65.00 lei

    First published in 1924, as part of the Cambridge Modern French Series, this book contains a selection of René Boylesve's short stories in the original French. Created for schools, the text also includes exercises for students and a vocabulary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French literature and the history of education.

  • 68.00 lei

    Kiki Dimoula's poetry – the most praised and prized in contemporary Greek literature – is a paradox, both mysteriously intricate and widely popular. Her magic lens defamiliarizes all that is familiar, compressing distances between far-flung realms, conflating concrete and abstract, literal and metaphorical, physical and metaphysical. Exacting and oracular at once, Dimoula superimposes absurdity on rationality, caustic irony on dark melancholy. This first English translation of a wide selection of poems from across Dimoula's oeuvre brings together some of her most beguiling, arresting, and moving work. The demands on her translators are considerable. Dimoula plays with the Greek language, melds its levels of diction, challenges its grammar and syntax, and bends its words, by twisting their very shape and meaning. Cecile Inglessis Margellos and Rika Lesser, Dimoula's award-winning translators, have re-created her style's uncanny effect of refraction: when plunged into the water of her poetry, all these bent words suddenly and astonishingly appear perfectly straight.

  • 70.00 lei

    Part of a series of literature guides designed for GCSE coursework requirements, this book contains - author details, background to the work, summaries of the text, critical commentaries, analysis of characterization, and sample questions with guideline answers.

  • 72.00 lei

    First published in 1933 in three sections, as the second edition of a 1927 original, this book was created to provide children from seven to eleven years of age with an introduction to a broad range of poetry. At the time of publication, the selection was notable for containing a high proportion of works by contemporary writers, together with numerous old favourites. The selections are carefully arranged so that there is a clear sense of continuity. This book will remain of value to younger readers and anyone with an interest in poetry anthologies.

  • 72.00 lei

    Originally published in 1946, this book presents R. C. Trevelyan's English metrical translation of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus. The translation was based upon the text published by Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb in 1900. A short introduction by Trevelyan is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English translations of ancient Greek drama and the works of Sophocles.

  • 75.00 lei

    Samuel Beckett is the greatest Irish novelist of the later twentieth century, and this trilogy of novels is his masterpiece -which makes it perhaps the outstanding literary work of our time. Because Beckett has a reputation for being difficult, even obscure, readers of the trilogy are bound to be struck not only by the verbal brilliance and inventiveness of the three novels, but also by their extraordinary humour which ranges from wit to broad comedy and even farce in a recognizably Irish way. Each story records an episode of human endurance in the face of metaphysical adversity with compassion and wisdom and each is a compelling narrative in itself in the great tradition of European fiction from Flaubert to Joyce.

  • 75.00 lei

    Brillat - Savarin's unique, exuberant collection of dishes, experiences, reflections, history and philosophy raised gastronomy to an art form. First published in France in 1825, this remarkable book reflected a new era in French cuisine: the advent of the restaurant, which gave the bourgeoisie the opportunity to select their dishes with precision and anticipation. Yet the author also gives his views on taste, diet and maintaining a healthy weight, on digestion, sleep, dreams and being a gourmand. Witty, shrewd and anecdotal, The Physiology of Taste not only contains some remarkable recipes, it an elegant argument for the pleasures of good food and a hearty appetite.

  • Deaths of the Poets
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    86.00 lei

    From Chatterton’s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats’ death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas’s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath’s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen or John Berryman’s leap from a bridge onto the frozen Mississippi, the deaths of poets have often cast a backward shadow on their work.

    The post-Romantic myth of the dissolute drunken poet – exemplified by Thomas and made iconic by his death in New York – has fatally skewed the image of poets in our culture. Novelists can be stable, savvy, politically adept and in control, but poets should be melancholic, doomed and self-destructive. Is this just a myth, or is there some essential truth behind it: that great poems only come when a poet's life is pushed right to an emotional knife-edge of acceptability, safety, security? What is the price of poetry?

    In this book, two contemporary poets undertake a series of journeys – across Britain, America and Europe – to the death places of poets of the past, in part as pilgrims, honouring inspirational writers, but also as investigators, interrogating the myth. The result is a book that is, in turn, enlightening and provocative, eye-wateringly funny and powerfully moving.

  • 88.00 lei

    Irigaray offers the clearest available introduction to her own work. Focusing on power, women, gender and patriarchal mythologies, she lays out what for her has become the central problem for women in the modern world.

  • 93.00 lei

    Originally published in 1937 as part of the 'Yesterday and Today in Germany' series for Cambridge Contact Readers, this German text describes a fantasy tour around Germany taken by David Hanes, the fictional English schoolchild from the first instalment, now an Oxford undergraduate. David now corresponds with a number of German friends during his trip, and learns more about German traditions and ways of life. The text is illustrated with valuable photographs of inter-war German life, as well as maps, charts and sheet music. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Germany and the history of German teaching in Britain.

  • Sagesse
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    93.00 lei

    Originally published in 1942, this book contains the French text of Paul Verlaine's 1880 poetry collection 'Sagesse'. The poems deal frequently with the challenges of growing up, and are prefaced with an introduction on Verlaine's poetry and dramatic youth. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French poetry and the works of Verlaine.

  • 93.00 lei

    Originally published in 1937 as part of the 'Yesterday and Today in Germany' series for Cambridge Contact Readers, this German text describes a fantasy tour around Germany taken by David Hanes, a fictional English schoolchild, and his guardian Mr Wilson. During his trip, David interacts with German locals, visits key attractions and travels around the country by zeppelin. The text is illustrated with photographs of inter-war German life, as well as maps, charts and sheet music. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Germany and the history of German teaching in Britain.

  • 93.00 lei

    Originally printed in 1904 as a limited edition of two hundred and fifty copies, this book contains a collection of poems by John Milton, drawn from the editions of 1645 and 1673. The poems in the volume include Il Penseroso, Lycidas and Arcades. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Milton's work and seventeenth-century British poetry and drama.

  • 93.00 lei

    Originally published in 1934, this book presents the content of Edward Bullough's inaugural lecture upon taking up the position of Professor of Italian at Cambridge University. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Italian literature and literary criticism.

  • 93.00 lei

    Originally published in 1928, this book contains an edition of John Dryden's play King Arthur, which was first performed in 1691. The subsequent alterations made by Henry Purcell are noted where they alter or expand the text. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English opera or Restoration drama.

  • Chinese Lyrics
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    93.00 lei

    Originally published in 1937, this book contains a selection of Chinese lyric poetry translated into English by Ch'u Ta-Kao. The selections are largely taken from the medieval period. A preface by the renowned British anthologist, writer and literary critic Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863–1944) is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in poetry and Chinese literature.

  • 93.00 lei

    First published in 1927, this book presents an extract from Mape, a work by André Maurois (1885–1967). The text is presented in the original French with a special preface written by the author and detailed notes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French literature and the works of Maurois.

  • 108.00 lei

    Originally published in 1947, this book contains the English translation of twenty eight idylls and twenty three epigrams originally attributed to Theocritus. Trevelyan begins each idyll with a short synopsis and a brief introduction concerning the history behind each poem and its influence in later Greek and Latin poetry. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Theocritus or English Classical reception.

  • 108.00 lei

    This three-volume bibliography of printing was published between 1880 and 1886 by E. C. Bigmore (1838-99) and C. W. H. Wyman (1832-1909), who had, unknown to each other, been working on similar projects and were brought together by the antiquarian bookseller and publisher Bernard Quaritch. The scope of the work, which quickly became a classic, includes 'typographic, lithographic, copperplate printing, etc., with the cognate arts of type-founding, stereotyping, electrotyping, and wood-engraving', but excludes the topics of paper and bookbinding. The three volumes are arranged in alphabetical order of surname of author; anonymous works are ordered by the wording of the title. Compiled with the assistance of such historians of printing as William Blades and John Southward (several of whose works are available in this series), this authoritative work is of continuing value to bibliographers. Volume 3, published in 1886, covers the letters T to Z.

  • 108.00 lei

    The Baskerville Bible of 1763 is perhaps the most famous work published by Cambridge University Press, and Baskerville's own type punches are among its most treasured possessions. This short biography of John Baskerville (1706–75) was published in 1914 by Josiah Henry Benton (1843–1917), an American lawyer and author. Baskerville, born in Worcestershire, set up as a writing-master and letter-cutter in Birmingham, but later built up a business in 'japanning', the imitation of Japanese lacquer work, from which he made his fortune. He began working as a type-founder and printer around 1750, and made innovations not only in typefaces but also in paper, ink and printing machines. The quality of his books - not only the Bible, but also the Book of Common Prayer, an edition of Virgil, and Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, among others - made them collectors' items: Benton provides an appendix listing his own Baskerville books.

  • 108.00 lei

    Originally published in 1942, this book contains the French text of José-Maria de Heredia's 1893 collection of poems 'Les Trophées'. Heredia was part of the Parnasse movement, for whom art needed to serve no function apart from beauty, and his poems range across Western European history, from Greek myth to the conquest of Spain, as well as a few meditations on the Far East and the tropics. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French poetry.

  • 108.00 lei

    Peter Boxall's The Value of the Novel offers a reappraisal of the ethical, political and literary value of the novel as a genre at turning point in the history both of literature and of criticism. As the dominant critical concerns of the twentieth century faded, and new cultural and technological environments emerged, Boxall argues that we lost our collective sense of the purpose of the novel. This book responds to this predicament by demonstrating why and how the novel matters to us today. Ranging from Daniel Defoe to Zadie Smith, Boxall shows how the formal properties of the novel allow us to imagine the worlds in which we live. This is a vibrant, compelling and richly informed critical perspective that asks us to see anew how central fiction is to our idea of the world, and how richly the novel informs our attempts to understand our present and our future.

  • 108.00 lei

    Originally published in 1932, this book contains an edited edition in French of the autobiographical account by the sailor and tennis champion Alain Gerbault of his solo circumnavigation of the globe in the 1920s. The story of Gerbault's feat was originally the subject of three volumes, here condensed into one and supplied with a glossary and a guide to certain French phrases and idioms that appear in the text. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Gerbault's feats or nautical history.

  • 108.00 lei

    The Roman poet Catullus is one of the most popular and frequently studied ancient authors. His poems were written just over two thousand years ago during the chaotic but culturally vibrant final decades of the Republic and deal with themes of passion and grief, friendship and enmity, politics, literature and myth. This new translation, the product of a collaborative effort between a classicist and a poet, allows modern readers to experience his poems rather as his ancient Roman audience did. The poems are presented as contemporary and concise with a new energy and pace that both enhance Catullus' appeal for non-specialists and challenge specialists to consider his work from a fresh perspective. Extensive notes are provided, as well as an introduction which takes account of modern poetics and popular culture. The translation will appeal not only to classicists but also to lovers of literature in general and poetry in particular.

  • 108.00 lei

    Originally published in 1901, this book contains twenty six folk tales from the Malay peninsula. The text is illustrated with photographs and drawings of Malaysian settings and animals, and the stories are accompanied by explanatory notes at the end of the text to clarify points of local history, religion and language. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in comparative folklore or the fables of the Malay peninsula.

  • Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht.
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    110.00 lei

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht (1923-2004) was known not only for his masterful control of form and language but also for his wit and humor. With the help of Helen Hecht, the poet's widow, Jonathan F. S. Post combed through more than 4,000 letters to produce an intimate look into the poet's mind and art across a lifetime. The letters range from Hecht's early days at summer camp to college at Bard, to the front lines of World War II, to travels abroad in France and Italy, to marriage, and to fame as a poet and critic. Along the way, Hecht corresponded with well-known poets such as John Hollander, James Merrill, Anne Sexton, and Richard Wilbur. Those interested in the lives of contemporary poets will read these highly personal letters with delight and surprise.

  • 110.00 lei

    In "The Wind From the Plain Trilogy", acclaimed Turkish novelist Yashar Kemal uses his powerful skills as a storyteller to conjure a vanishing way of life. In rich, lyrical prose, Kemal's epic of rural Turkey portrays a country and a people uneasily poised between tradition and modernity, between East and West. Each novel follows his protagonists as they struggle to survive in this changing world without losing the traditions and values that define them as a people. The daily struggles draw us into a vibrant culture that is rarely represented for Western readers, but nevertheless evokes universal themes of family, work, suffering, and mortality. Long considered a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kemal has created in his depiction of Cukurova what William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez envisioned in their dreamworlds of Yoknapatawpha County and Macondo. A student of oral tradition as well as of Cervantes, Stendhal, and Chekhov, Kemal creates legends born of his own experience. Through Thilda Kemal's skilled translation, the titles that comprise this triology – "The Wind from the Plain"; "Iron Earth", "Copper Sky"; and, "The Undying Grass" – will now reach an English-language audience in one comprehensive edition for the first time.

  • 115.00 lei

    This short novel, published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94), may well be more familiar in its many stage, film and television adaptations than in its original form, while 'Jekyll and Hyde' has become the shorthand for a character who seems to have a 'split personality'. Stevenson claimed that the main features of the story came to him in a dream, and he wrote it very rapidly, though ill and bedridden at the time. Priced at one shilling (the genre of macabre and horror stories was known as the 'shilling shocker'), it was an immediate success. Though not the first of Stevenson's works to explore the notion of the divided self, in a period where increasing concern was felt about the possible negative sides of discoveries in both the physical and biological sciences, the story clearly struck a chord, and it has remained popular ever since.

  • 115.00 lei

    The official biography of Charles Dickens (1812–70) was published in 1872–4 by his close friend and literary executor John Forster, and has been reissued in this series. Of the many other memoirs and reminiscences of the great novelist, this book by his favourite daughter Mary (1838–96), known as Mamie, is perhaps the least familiar. Published in 1896, shortly after her death, it gives a loving picture, based on her own memories, of the person whom she held 'in my heart of hearts as a man apart from all other men, as one apart from all other beings'. Mamie, who had taken Dickens's side during the separation from his wife, and acted effectively as his housekeeper at Gad's Hill, had compiled an edition of her father's letters with her aunt Georgina Hogarth, and this second act of piety gives an idyllic - perhaps too idyllic - account of daily life with Dickens.

  • 122.00 lei

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taps at Reveille is one of the author's strongest collections of short fiction. It brings together several of his best stories from the late 1920s and early 1930s, including 'Crazy Sunday', and 'Babylon Revisited', a story considered by many to be his masterpiece in the genre. Fitzgerald assembled the collection in a time of debt and personal difficulty, working with texts that had, in many cases, been censored by the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Using evidence from the drafts that bear Fitzgerald's final revisions, this edition presents for the first time restored texts of the stories, with censored material reinstated and sexual innuendo as Fitzgerald originally intended. This volume offers as well an extended historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual apparatus, and, in an appendix, 'Thank You for the Light', a vignette recently discovered among Fitzgerald's literary remains and published for the first time in 2012.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1923, this book contains an edition of John Donne's Devotions, which were first printed in 1624. Donne wrote these passionate and 'unadorned' meditations during a severe sickness that he feared was life-threatening, and the text consequently provides an intimate portrait of Donne that is lacking from many of his other writings. A brief biography of Donne and a bibliographical note are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the life and spirituality of John Donne or in his contributions to seventeenth-century religious thought.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1904, this book contains an edition of the Latin poems and fragments of the Roman poet Catullus. Each poem has an English prose translation on the facing page, and critical notes on the text are supplied at the end of the volume. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Catullus or Classical education in the United Kingdom.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1952, this book is based upon the J. H. Gray lectures for 1949, delivered in Cambridge, which dealt with the Iliad as a historic event, with discussion on the circumstances of its composition and first performance, its effect on Greek civilisation, and its intrinsic nature. The text presents the content for all three lectures: 'The Poet's Circumstances'; 'The Poet's Descendants'; and 'The Creative Poet'. A detailed appendix section is also included, together with illustrative figures and indices. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on the Iliad and its historical context.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1919 as part of the Pitt Press series, this book contains an edited edition of the Latin text of Plautus' comedy Menaechmi. Knight provides an introduction on the origin and legacy of the play, as well as remarks on Plautus' style and use of metre. Critical notes are also supplied at the end. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Roman comedy and the works of Plautus.

  • 129.00 lei

    First published in 1919, this book presents the text of Lermontov's 1840 poem 'The Novice' in the original Russian. An editorial introduction and detailed textual notes in English are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Russian poetry and the works of Lermontov.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1935, this book contains the Latin text of the first book of Virgil's Aeneid, in which the Trojan refugees land at Carthage and seek the protection of Dido. Respected Classicist Conway provides a detailed commentary on the poem, with an index at the back compiling the references to other Virgilian works mentioned. This book will be of value to Classicists and anyone with an interest in the Aeneid.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1957, as part of the Cambridge Elementary Classics series, this book presents the Latin text of the Phaethon myth as recounted by Ovid, together with other stories from the Metamorphoses. An introduction and editorial notes are also included in English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Ovid and Latin literature.

  • Phormio
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    129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1914 as part of the Pitt Press series, this book contains an edited Latin edition of Terence's comedy 'Phormio'. Sargeaunt supplies an introduction on Terence's life and style at the beginning of the book, as well as critical notes and vocabulary at the end. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Roman comedy.

  • 129.00 lei

    First published in 1930, this book contains three French stories by André Demaison. The stories were taken from Le livre des bêtes qu'on appelle sauvages, which won the Grand Prix du Roman for 1929. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Demaison and French literature.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1919 as part of the Cambridge Modern French Series, this book contains the French text of J. J. Jusserand's book on nomadic life in the fourteenth century in England. Arthur Wilson-Green includes a series of exercises in French at the conclusion of the text, as well as extracts from texts in English that cover similar topics. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the French reception of English history.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1923 as part of the Cambridge Modern French Series, this book contains the French text of Henry Guerlin's work on Touraine. Arthur Wilson-Green supplies a series of exercises for readers at the back of the book, along with a select vocabulary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in France or the history of education.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1944, this book contains English metrical translations of Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics. The translations were produced by the British poet R. C. Trevelyan (1872–1951). This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Virgil and translation.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1942, this book contains the French text of Abbé Prévost's 1731 novel Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, which inspired the 1893 opera by Puccini. The original novel was considered so scandalous that Prévost was forced to amend the original manuscript; the text reproduced here is from the altered 1753 edition. A biographical introduction to the author is provided at the beginning of the volume. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French literature.

  • 129.00 lei

    First published in 1937, this book presents a selection of poems from Leopardi's Canti in the original Italian. Created primarily for university students, the selection was made with the idea of representing as fully as possible all stages of Leopardi's poetic career. The text also contains a detailed introduction, notes and bibliography, all in English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Leopardi's poetry and Italian literature.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1921, this book contains the French text of five of Balzac's most well-known short stories: 'Le Curé de Tours', 'Jésus-Christ en Flandre', 'Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu', 'L'Auberge Rouge' and 'La Messe de l'Athée'. The collection is introduced by Tilley's analysis of Balzac as an author of short stories and the ways in which the short stories fit into his wider works. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Balzac or French literature.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1935, this book contains the Hebrew text, Roman transliteration and English translation of the medieval Spanish poem 'Coplas de Yoçef', which re-tells the biblical story of Joseph. The text is taken from a fifteenth-century manuscript in the collection of the Cambridge University Library, and is edited with critical commentary and notes by the celebrated Judaeo-Spanish scholar Ignacio González Llubera. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in medieval Jewish poetry and the literature of Jewish Spain.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1930, this book presents fourteen stories from Ferdowsi's Shahnama, all involving women. Fourteen manuscript illustrations are incorporated throughout the text, together with notes and a bibliography. All stories are translated into English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the literature and history of Ancient Persia.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1882, this book contains a story from section 52 of the Mahabharata concerning the king Nala and his virtuous wife Damayanti, known as the Nalopakhyanam. The text is transliterated from the original Sanskrit into Roman characters and is accompanied by a detailed vocabulary list. This book will be of use to Sanskrit students of any ability and scholars of Hindu mythology.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1936 as part of the 'Medieval Epics' series for Cambridge Contact Readers, this book contains the stories of the folk heroes Dietrich von Bern and Tannhäuser in German. The text is illustrated with beautiful black and white drawings, and a vocabulary list is provided at the end of the volume. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in German folklore or the history of German education in Britain.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1932, this book contains a number of extracts from the poems of Wordsworth, including large sections from The Prelude and a number of his shorter poems. Each poem is prefaced with notes by George Mallaby, and an index of first lines is included at the back. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Wordsworth.

  • 129.00 lei

    One of the most celebrated and prolific authors of the Victorian era, Anthony Trollope (1815–82) requested that his autobiography be published posthumously. The two-volume work, first published in 1883 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, recounts his childhood, successful career at the Post Office, and multiple achievements as a writer. Well received by the critics of the time, the work reveals the incredible discipline that enabled Trollope to write forty-seven novels in the course of his career. Of particular interest to literary scholars, the reflections on his early life show how his unhappy childhood and his father's financial problems influenced his fiction. Volume 2 goes into greater detail on Trollope's writing technique, and includes his thoughts on fellow writers and literary criticism. Two of Trollope's non-fiction works, North America (1862) and Australia and New Zealand (1873), have also been reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

  • 129.00 lei

    F. L. Lucas (1894–1967) was a highly respected Classicist, poet and codebreaker. Originally published in 1932 as a limited edition of 500 copies, this volume contains the text of his epic poem retelling the well-known myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Classical reception and in the modern treatment of Classical myth.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1914, this book contains a metrical translation of Beowulf into Modern English. An introduction is also included, providing information on the main aspects of the plot and historical context. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Beowulf and Old English literature.

  • 129.00 lei

    First published in 1914, this book contains a selection of English poetry originally intended to supply 'pieces for recitation and general reading' in kindergartens and junior schools. The poems chosen come from celebrated authors such as Burns and Tennyson, as well as some lesser-known poets. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of children's literature and literary education in Britain.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1905 as part of the Cambridge English Classics series, this three-volume collection presents the poems of George Crabbe (1754–1832). Volume One contains mostly juvenilia, as well as notes on the text and variants of certain lines drawn from the many editions of Crabbe's works. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Crabbe's poetry and his earlier works.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1900, this book contains an edited version of Francis Bacon's utopian novel New Atlantis. The text is accompanied by a history of the book's creation, a discussion of the role New Atlantis played in Bacon's philosophy, and an examination of its influence on later literature. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Francis Bacon.

  • 129.00 lei

    Originally published in 1955, as part of the English Literature for Schools series, this book contains the complete text of Christopher Marlowe's Edward the Second. An introduction and editorial notes are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Marlowe and English Renaissance drama.

  • 137.00 lei

    Originally published in 1919, this book contains three stories taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene: the story of the Knight of the Red Cross or of Holiness, the story of Sir Guyon or of Temperance, and the story of Britomart. Minna Steele Smith supplies an introduction with background on Spenser's life, the stories in his unfinished epic and his use of allegory. All the stories are written in readable, modern English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in early modern poetry.

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    First published in 1921, as the second edition of a 1917 original, this book contains a selection of poems by Wordsworth ordered chronologically. The selection was made with the aim of showing 'as clearly as possible the spirit which animates Wordsworth's poetry, his perception of an inward presence in all Nature, communicating itself to man's apprehension and acting as a fortifying and restraining influence, at once a source of content and an impulse to right action'. An editorial introduction is also included, together with detailed notes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Wordsworth's poetry and English Romanticism.

  • 137.00 lei

    During the last six years of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an Esquire author. Between 1934 and 1940, Fitzgerald sold some forty-five pieces of writing to the magazine - fiction, nonfiction, and personal essays. This volume of the Cambridge Edition includes thirteen short stories published by Fitzgerald in Esquire, together with the entire Pat Hobby Series -seventeen stories about an aging screenwriter scrambling to make a living in Hollywood during the 1930s. One other story - 'Dearly Beloved', submitted to Esquire but not published there - is included as an appendix. The volume provides restored, accurate texts based on Fitzgerald's surviving manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs. A textual apparatus records editorial decisions; explanatory notes identify people, places, literary works, historical events, and references to Hollywood actors, directors, and films. The volume also includes selected facsimiles of Fitzgerald's manuscripts and typescripts for the Esquire writings.

  • 137.00 lei

    Even in its incomplete form The Love of The Last Tycoon has achieved a reputation as the best novel about Hollywood. When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940 he had written seventeen of thirty projected episodes. In 1941 the 'unfinished novel' was published in a text for general readers by Edmund Wilson under the title The Last Tycoon. For more than fifty years this edition, which is not true to the original work in progress, has been the only one available. This critical edition of The Love of The Last Tycoon, first published in 1994, utilises Fitzgerald's manuscript drafts, revised typescipts, and working notes to establish the first authoritative text of the work. The volume includes a detailed history of the gestation, composition, and publication of the novel; full textual apparatus with editorial notes; fascimiles of the drafts; and explanatory notes on topical allusions and historical references for contemporary readers. The reconstruction of Fitzgerald's plan for the thirteen unwritten episodes is particularly useful. F. Scott Fitzgerald's incomplete masterpiece is restored its 1940 state, and thus made fully accessible to a cross-section of readers.

  • 137.00 lei

    Originally published in 1923, this book contains twelve essays on English literature and analysis. Kellett prefaces the collection by saying that, although many of his opinions in the essays will not be universally accepted, 'it will be enough if they provoke thought and stimulate discussion'. Six of the articles concern Shakespeare's style and attitude, while the other half examine authors such as Chaucer, Macaulay and Dryden. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English literature and historical literary criticism.

  • 137.00 lei

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), was a pivotal book in his career. A trenchant satire of the Jazz Age, it is very much a novel of its times. This edition is based on the surviving manuscript, the serialized version from Metropolitan magazine, the Scribners 1922 first American edition, and the Collins 1922 first British edition. The volume includes a detailed account of the composition of the novel, a textual apparatus, a chronology of composition, and, uniquely, three versions of the ending. Explanatory notes identify Fitzgerald's topical and historical references - to books and authors, Broadway shows and Manhattan cabarets, movie stars and sports heroes, statesmen and criminals, business tycoons and historical figures. These notes situate The Beautiful and Damned in its times and deepen the reader's understanding of Fitzgerald's sources for the novel.

  • 137.00 lei

    Originally published in 1925, this book contains the edited diary of Tom Moore, the Irish songwriter and close friend of Lord Byron. Priestley's selection of Moore's diary entries focuses mostly on Moore's golden period prior to his decline into ill health and personal tragedy. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Irish poetry or eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British artistic history.

  • 137.00 lei

    Originally published in 1940, this book contains the first English biography of the Greek poet Dionysius Solomós, a contemporary of Byron and author of the poem Hymn to Liberty, which formed the basis for the Greek and Cypriot national anthems. Jenkins quotes at length from Solomós' poems and provides the original Greek text at the end of the book. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in nineteenth-century poets or the role played by poetry in the Greek revolution.

  • 137.00 lei

    Originally published in 1894, this book contains the French text of Molière's celebrated comedy Le Misanthrope, written in the seventeenth century. Braunholtz includes a timeline of Molière's life and works, as well as a commentary on the play with suggested translations for some important idiomatic phrases. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Molière and French drama.

  • 137.00 lei

    Blank verse, unrhymed iambic pentameter, has been central to English poetry since the Renaissance. It is the basic vehicle of Shakespeare's plays and the form in which Milton chose to write Paradise Lost. Milton associated it with freedom, and the Romantics, connecting it in turn with freethinking, used it to explore change and confront modernity, sometimes in unexpectedly radical ways. Henry Weinfield's detailed readings of the masterpieces of English blank verse focus on Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson and Stevens. He traces the philosophical and psychological struggles underlying these poets' choice of form and genre, and the extent to which their work is marked, consciously or not, by the influence of other poets. Unusually attuned to echoes between poems, this study sheds new light on how important poetic texts, most of which are central to the literary canon, unfold as works of art.

  • 138.00 lei

    In one of his letters Hart Crane wrote, "Appollinaire lived in Paris, I live in Cleveland, Ohio", comparing – misspelling and all – the great French poet's cosmopolitan roots to his own more modest ones in the midwestern United States. Rebelling against t

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    Reconstructing the literary and philosophical reaction to Adam Smith's dictum that man is a labouring animal above and before all else, this study explores the many ways in which Romantic writers presented idle contemplation as the central activity in human life. By contrasting the British response to Smith's political economy with that of contemporary German Idealists, Richard Adelman also uses this consideration of the importance of idleness to Romantic aesthetics to chart the development of a distinctly British idealism in the last decades of the eighteenth century. Exploring the work of Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, Friedrich Schiller, William Cowper, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Wollstonecraft and many of their contemporaries, this study pinpoints a debate over human activity and capability taking place between 1750 and 1830, and considers its social and political consequences for the cultural theory of the early nineteenth century.

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    John Clare (1793–1864) is one of the most sensitive poetic observers of the natural world. Born into a rural labouring family, he felt connected to two communities: his native village and the Romantic and earlier poets who inspired him. The first part of this study of Clare and community shows how Clare absorbed and responded to his reading of a selection of poets including Chatterton, Bloomfield, Gray and Keats, revealing just how serious the process of self-education was to his development. The second part shows how he combined this reading with the oral folk-culture he was steeped in, to create an unrivalled poetic record of a rural culture during the period of enclosure, and the painful transition to the modern world. In his lifelong engagement with rural and literary life, Clare understood the limitations as well as the strengths in communities, the pleasures as well as the horrors of isolation.

  • 144.00 lei

    Originally published in 1898 and reprinted many times after that, this book contains the texts of Milton's play Comus and his pastoral poem 'Lycidas', both written in the 1630s. Verity introduces the book with a biography of Milton and the history of each piece, and includes notes and a glossary at the end, as well as some critical opinions on both works by Milton's contemporaries. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Milton.

  • 144.00 lei

    In the nineteenth century, Shakespeare achieved the status of international pre-eminence that we recognise today. He and his major characters were depicted in statues, paintings and illustrations, and in Stratford-upon-Avon the house where he was born was purchased for the nation and the first Memorial Theatre was built. His words were read, quoted and declaimed in domestic drawing rooms and theatres all around the world, as well as in the works of the leading writers of the day, in intimate love letters and in the pages of radical newspapers. As these new essays show, his was a voice that resonated tellingly throughout the century's cultural, political and literary arenas. The unique reference guide also shows just how popular he was in a number of London theatres and how integral a part he played in the publishing industry of the day and in the burgeoning field of literary criticism.

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    Lisa H. Cooper offers new insight into the relationship of material practice and literary production in the Middle Ages by exploring the representation of craft labor in England from c.1000–1483. She examines genres as diverse as the school-text, comic poem, spiritual allegory, and mirror for princes, and works by authors both well known (Chaucer, Lydgate, Caxton) and far less so. Whether they represent craft as profitable endeavor, learned skill, or degrading toil, the texts she reviews not only depict artisans as increasingly legitimate members of the body politic, but also deploy images of craft labor and its products to confront other complex issues, including the nature of authorship, the purpose of community, the structure of the household, the fate of the soul, and the scope of princely power.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography offers a historical overview of the genre from the foundational works of Augustine, Montaigne, and Rousseau through the great autobiographies of the Romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. Sixteen essays from distinguished scholars and critics explore the diverse forms, audiences, styles, and motives of life writings traditionally classified under the rubric of autobiography. Chapters are arranged in chronological order and are grouped to reflect changing views of the psychological status, representative character, and moral authority of the autobiographical text. The volume closes with a group portrait of late-modernist and contemporary autobiographies that, by blurring the dividing line between fiction and non-fiction, expand our understanding of the genre. Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, the volume will appeal especially to students and teachers of non-fiction narrative, creative writing, and literature more broadly.

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    One of the most celebrated and prolific authors of the Victorian era, Anthony Trollope (1815–82) requested that his autobiography be published posthumously. The two-volume work, first published in 1883 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, recounts his childhood, successful career at the Post Office, and multiple achievements as a writer. Well received by the critics of the time, the work reveals the incredible discipline that enabled Trollope to write forty-seven novels in the course of his career. Of particular interest to literary scholars, the reflections on his early life show how his unhappy childhood and his father's financial problems influenced his fiction. Volume 1 covers Trollope's education and early Post Office career, before discussing his first authorial efforts. Two of Trollope's non-fiction works, North America (1862) and Australia and New Zealand (1873), have also been reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    The study of Jonathan Swift's works has most often focused on print publication, with less scholarly attention devoted to manuscript circulation. Based on extensive research into the manuscript versions of Swift's poetry, Stephen Karian's analysis suggests new ways of interpreting the different choices Swift made to circulate his texts in either print or manuscript form. He explains Swift's relationships with his publishers in England and Ireland; the ways in which his writings circulated in hand-written form; and the effect that political censorship had on the manner in which his most outspoken political poems were published. Working at the intersection of book history, bibliography, and textual and literary criticism, this book will open up new areas of study for Swift scholars, as well as developing an important methodology for the study of the distribution and reception of literary texts in the eighteenth century.

  • 144.00 lei

    Samuel Johnson is often represented as primarily antagonistic or antipathetic to Milton. Yet his imaginative and intellectual engagement with Milton's life and writing extended across the entire span of his own varied writing career. As essayist, poet, lexicographer, critic and biographer - above all as reader - Johnson developed a controversial, fascinating and productive literary relationship with his powerful predecessor. To understand how Johnson creatively appropriates Milton's texts, how he critically challenges yet also confirms Milton's status, and how he constructs him as a biographical subject, is to deepen the modern reader's understanding of both writers in the context of historical continuity and change. Christine Rees's insightful study will be of interest not only to Milton and Johnson specialists, but to all scholars of early modern literary history and biography.

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    When Ovid, already renowned for his love poetry, the Metamorphoses and other works, was exiled by Augustus to Tomis on the Black Sea in AD 8, he continued to write. After five books of Tristia, he composed a collection of verse letters, the Epistulae ex Ponto, in which he appeals to his friends and supporters in Rome, lamenting his lot and begging for their help in mitigating it. In these epistolary elegies his inventiveness flourishes no less than before and his imaginative self-fashioning is as ingenious and engaging as ever, although in a minor key. This commentary on Book I assists intermediate and advanced students in understanding Ovid's language and style, while guiding them in the appreciation of his poetic art. The introduction examines the literary background of the Epistulae ex Ponto, their relation to Ovid's earlier works, and their special interest and appeal to readers of Augustan poetry.

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    Originally published in 1951, this book contains the French text of six contes by Voltaire, including his famous Candide. The stories are prefaced with an introduction by Professor F. C. Green on why Voltaire chose to write short stories rather than long novels, and the philosophical themes the author employs most regularly in each work. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Voltaire's shorter prose works or in pre-Revolution French literature more generally.

  • 144.00 lei

    Originally published in 1953, this volume gathers together the poems of Nicander (2nd century BC), the renowned Ancient Greek poet, physician, and grammarian. Consummately edited, the text contains the original Greek poetry with a parallel page translation, together with a brief biography, an introduction to the verse, and a generous notes section at the end. This remains a fascinating edition that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Nicander.

  • 144.00 lei

    This book is a scholarly edition of the first stories D. H. Lawrence wrote, with full textual apparatus, explanatory notes and detailed introduction. With this volume, all Lawrence's extant short fiction is now published in the Cambridge edition of his works.

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    Athenian comic drama was written for performance at festivals honouring the god Dionysos. Through dramatic action and open discourse, poets sought to engage their rivals and impress the audience, all in an effort to obtain victory in the competitions. This book uses that competitive performance context as an interpretive framework within which to understand the thematic interests shaping the plots and poetic quality of Aristophanes' plays in particular, and of Old Comedy in general. Studying five individual plays from the Aristophanic corpus as well as fragments of other comic poets, it reveals the competitive poetics distinctive to each. It also traces thematic connections with other poetic traditions, especially epic, lyric, and tragedy, and thereby seeks to place competitive poetics within broader trends in Greek literature.

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    First published in 1911 as the second edition of a 1909 original, this book contains an English translation of the odes and psalms attributed to the biblical king Solomon. Rendel Harris draws on Syriac manuscripts to compose a fluid and poetic translation, and includes a transcription of the Syriac original at the back of the volume. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient Jewish poetry.

  • 144.00 lei

    This book explores the anxious and unstable relationship between court poetry and various forms of authority, political and cultural, in England and Scotland at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Through poems by Skelton, Dunbar, Douglas, Hawes, Lyndsay and Barclay, it examines the paths by which court poetry and its narrators seek multiple forms of legitimation: from royal and institutional sources, but also in the media of script and print. The book is the first for some time to treat English and Scottish material of its period together, and responds to European literary contexts, the dialogue between vernacular and Latin matter, and current critical theory. In so doing it claims that public and occasional writing evokes a counter-discourse in the secrecies and subversions of medieval love-fictions. The result is a poetry that queries and at times cancels the very authority to speak that it so proudly promotes.

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    D. H. Lawrence's best-known late fictions are presented in this volume, which is dominated by two powerful novellas, The Virgin and the Gipsy and The Escaped Cock (also known as The Man Who Died). In the first, a young woman from a restrictive English rectory discovers further dimensions to life through her contact with a gipsy; in the second, an unnamed man - in fact Lawrence's vision of Christ - is resurrected and escapes from his tomb. Both novellas deal with the themes of escape and sexual awakening, which are echoed in the four short stories and three fragments also collected here. This edition restores Lawrence's final texts, before the changes introduced by censorship, mistakes in transmission and various other forms of interference, with variants recorded. The introduction traces the history of the stories, while the notes offer help with allusions, contexts and other points of potential difficulty or interest.

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    First published in 1925, this book contains the surviving fragments of the Annales, an epic poem by Quintus Ennius. The fragments are presented in the original Latin alongside a highly detailed editorial notes section in English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Ennius and classical literature.

  • 151.00 lei

    George Udny Yule (1871–1951) was a British statistician who was influential in the development of modern statistics. Originally published in 1944, this book was formed from Yule's interest in the controversy surrounding the authorship of De Imitatione Christi, a text generally attributed to Thomas à Kempis. The text presents a statistical analysis of the vocabulary used in De Imitatione Christi, comparing it to different works written by Thomas and works by other authors. In so doing, it moves into the broader territory of purely statistical questions regarding frequency distributions and sample sizes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in statistics and its relationship with literature.

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