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The Selfish Giant
When the Selfish Giant builds a high wall round his lovely garden to keep the children out, the North Wind blows, the Frost comes and the Snow dances... Les mer
The Wealth of Nations Books 1-3
The Wealth of Nation´s was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, the... Les mer
Maxims
The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire and the Jansenists, is captured here in more than... Les mer
Pamela – Or Virtue Rewarded
Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone and unprotected, is relentlessly pursued by her dead mistress’s son. Although she is attracted to young Mr... Les mer
Essays and Aphorisms
This selection of thoughts on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books, and much more is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga... Les mer
Three Plays
Euripides acts as the skeptical questioner of his age in these verse translations of Alcestis, Hippolytus, and Iphigenia in... Les mer
Can You Forgive Her?
Alice Vavasor cannot decide whether to marry her ambitious but violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John Grey - and finds herself... Les mer
Leaves of Grass
As Malcolm Cowley says in his introduction, the first edition of Leaves of Grass 'might be called the buried masterpiece of American writing', for it... Les mer
The Master and Margarita
The devil comes to Moscow wearing a fancy suit. With his disorderly band of accomplices - including a demonic, gun-toting tomcat - he immediately... Les mer
Selected Poems
Hailed as the greatest modern lyrical poet of Germany, Rainer Maria Rilke's genius lies in his passion for perfection, artistic integrity and... Les mer
Three Tang Dynasty Poets
'Can I bear to leave these blue hills?' It is a generous selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets. Introducing Little... Les mer
Gooseberries
"Oh, good God," he kept saying with great relish. "Good God..." 'Gooseberries' is accompanied here by 'The Kiss' and 'The Two Volodyas' - three... Les mer
The Beautifull Cassandra
'She has many rare and charming qualities, but Sobriety is not one of them.' A selection of Austen's dark and hilarious early writings - featuring... Les mer
A Hippo Banquet
'While engaged on this hunt I felt the earth quiver under my feet, and heard a soft big soughing sound, and looking round saw I had dropped in on a... Les mer
How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing
'No one characteristic clasps us purely and universally in its embrace.' A selection of charming essays from a master of the genre exploring the... Les mer
The Terrors of the Night
'...dreaming of bears, or fire, or water...' The greatest of Elizabethan pamphleteers, Nashe had a magical ability with words, never more so than in... Les mer
Of Street Piemen
'...a good bit of spice to give the critlings a flavour, and plenty of treacle to make the mince-meat look rich.' Radical Victorian reformer Henry... Les mer
Circles of Hell
'I truly thought I'd never make it back.' Ten of the most memorable and most terrifying cantos from Dante's Inferno. Introducing Little Black... Les mer
The Tinderbox
'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels.' Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's... Les mer
How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher's Dog
'The devil gave the woman a nudge: "Look at that belt full of money peeping out from under the butcher's shirt!"' Written for a local German journal... Les mer
Trimalchio's Feast
'I blush to say what happened next.' A satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio.... Les mer
Woman Much Missed
'Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me...' After the death of his wife Emma, a grief-stricken Hardy wrote some of the best verse of his... Les mer
The Eve of St Agnes
'Hoodwink'd in faery fancy...' This volume contains a selection of Keats' greatest verse - including his gothic story in verse, 'The Eve of St... Les mer
How to Use Your Enemies
'Better mad with the crowd than sane all alone.' In these witty, Machiavellian aphorisms, unlikely Spanish priest Baltasar Gracian shows us how to... Les mer