Elizabeth Gaskell. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Gustave Flaubert. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Christina Rossetti. Katherine Mansfield. Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Jean de la Fontaine.
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This novel of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles is not only a founding text of the African American novelistic tradition but also a richly detailed exploration of human relations in a new world. The Strange Adventures of Mr. Complete Plays, Lenz, and Other Writings Translated with an Introduction and Notes by John Reddick Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature.
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An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. His satirical treatment of government officials in his many plays and stories led to growing political censorship and criticism, which became violent toward the end of his career. Instead, Bulgakov was granted his second choice, a position as the assistant director and literary consultant to the Moscow Arts Theater, where he could be closely monitored by government officials.
Bulgakov died in disgrace at the age of It recounts the story of Christian, who appears to the author in a dream, and his journey to Heaven through the trials and tribulations of life.
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This brilliant translation was made from the complete and unabridged Russian text. Middlemore with a New Introduction by Peter Burke and Notes by Peter Murray In this influential interpretation of the Italian Renaissance, Burckhardt explores the political and psychological forces that marked the beginning of the modern world. Edited with an Introduction by David Womersley Burke is considered by many to be the father of modern political conservatism but his essay on modern aesthetics influenced innumerable writers of the Romantic period.
The story of the sullen orphan Mary Lennox highlights the transforming powers of love, joy, and nature and of mystical faith and positive thinking. Evelina Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Margaret Anne Doody This epistolary portrait of female independence and the intrigues of the social classes introduced an entirely new form of novel—the comedy of manners— when it was published anonymously in Edited by Peter Sabor and Lars E.
A Princess of Mars Edited with an Introduction and Notes by John Seelye Two years before Edgar Rice Burroughs became a worldwide celebrity with the publication of Tarzan of the Apes, he published this futuristic sci-fi fantasy romance about a Civil War veteran who inexplicably finds himself held prisoner on the planet Mars. Tarzan of the Apes Introduction and Notes by John Seelye This novel gave birth to one of the most legendary characters in fiction, an ideal image of pure animalistic power at odds with the civilized world. Don Juan Edited by T. Steffan, E. Steffan, and W. Pratt Introduction by Susan J.
Wolfson and Peter J. Manning In this rambling, exuberant, conversational poem, the travels of Don Juan are used as a vehicle for some of the most lively and acute commentaries on human societies and behavior in the English language. Edited by Carol McGuirk Arranged in probable order of composition, and featuring both lyrics and tunes, this collection of poems and songs written by Burns late in his career reveals his emotional range.
Translated with an Introduction by Jane F. Gardner A general of genius, Caesar was also a vivid and powerful writer. These accounts paint a full and surprisingly fair picture of the great struggle that brought Caesar to power and then caused his death. The Rise of David Levinsky Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jules Chametzky Originally published in , this classic of Jewish American literature tells the story of a young immigrant who works his way to success in the garment industry, but is at a loss in matters of love and identity.
Translated by S. The earliest eye-witness account of Britain and its inhabitants appears in these famous memoirs. Imbued with highly poetic language and humanist ideals, it is an allegory that considers contending themes of free will and predestination, illusion and reality, played out against the backdrop of court intrigue and the restoration of personal honor.
Atkinson The ten cantos that make up The Lusiads form the backbone of the classical literature of Portugal.
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Divided into five volumes, The Story of the Stone charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family. This novel re-creates the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life that would otherwise be lost and infuses it with affirming Buddhist belief. But calamity overtook them and their property was confiscated. Cao Xueqin was living in poverty near Peking when he wrote his famous novel The Story of the Stone, the most popular book in all of Chinese literature.
It was not published until thirty years after his death in Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault Introduction by Jack Zipes Illustrations by Martin Ware Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenthcentury French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tradition and committed them to paper.
The Story of My Life Translated by Stephen Sartarelli and Sophie Hawkes, and Edited with an Introduction by Gilberto Pizzamiglio Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swashbuckler, spy, self-made gentleman, entrepreneur, and general bon vivant, Casanova lived a life richer and stranger than most fiction. The first new translation since the s, this edition provides the highlights from his monumental memoir in one beautiful, unique volume. The Book of the Courtier Translated with an Introduction by George Bull Discretion, decorum, nonchalance, and gracefulness are qualities of the complete and perfect Italian Renaissance courtier that are outlined in this series of imaginary conversations between the principal members of the court of Urbino in Coming, Aphrodite!
O Pioneers! Introduction by Blanche H. Willa Cather Born in Virginia in and raised on a Nebraska ranch, Willa Cather is known for her beautifully evocative short stories and novels about the American West. Edited with an Introduction by Peter Matthiessen From to , George Catlin traveled extensively among the native peoples of North America studying their habits, customs, and mode of life. The Poems Translated and Edited by Peter Whigham These poems introduce the lyric poet Catullus, master of the pungent epigram, who found his inspiration in the glittering Roman society of the late Republic.
The Blazing World and Other Writings Edited with an Introduction by Kate Lilley These remarkable works of the flamboyant Duchess of Newcastle reveal not only a radical feminist, but a transgressor of every literary and sexual role and code. The title piece, depicting a utopia ruled by a warrior queen, is the first work of science fiction ever written. Autobiography Translated with an Introduction and Notes by George Bull With enviable powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humor, Cellini provides an unrivaled portrait of the manners and morals of the Italy of Michelangelo and the Medici.
As a young man serving in the Spanish wars against the Ottoman Empire, he was captured by the Barbary pirates and sent into slavery in Algeria in After many attempts at escape, he was finally ransomed in , an act that reduced his family to poverty. Returning to Madrid, Cervantes entered public service including a stint commandeering supplies for the Spanish Armada and was so ill-suited to the job that he was jailed for gross irregularities in his accounts.
Although his first novel, La Galatea, was written in , and he wrote poetry and drama only two of his thirty plays survive , it was not until the publication of Don Quixote in that Cervantes gained fame as a writer. An immediate success in his native country, the novel soon became a favorite abroad. Translated with an Introduction by C. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Colin Wilcockson This collection is the perfect introduction to one of the cornerstones of English literature.
Featuring the original Middle English with facing-page modern prose translations, the nine tales chosen incorporate every type of medieval narrative—bawdy, anecdote, allegorical fable, and courtly romance. Translated into Modern English by Nevill Coghill The motley members of a five-day pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury each tell a story to pass the time, revealing a picture of British life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative. The Canterbury Tales Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jill Mann In these twenty-four tales, Chaucer displays a dazzling range of literary styles and conjures up a wonderfully vivid picture of medieval life.
This originalspelling edition features on-page glossing. Troilus and Criseyde Edited with an Introduction and Notes by the declineory ofThe tragic story of a young knight and beautiful widow who fall in love and are forced apart by the events of war is told in this original-spelling edition. Edited with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans Cesar Chavez was one of the most important civil rights leaders in American history. Through his efforts he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers.
This extensive collection of his speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader, and includes previously unpublished material. After a harsh childhood he went to Moscow in and entered the medical faculty of the university, graduating in In Chekhov published his first volume of stories.
The next year, his first full-length play, Ivanov, was produced in Moscow. He continued to practice medicine while writing many of his best stories. After , when his health began to fail, Chekhov moved to Yalta, where he met Tolstoy and Gorky. Ward No. Apsley Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of expedition, which ended in disaster. The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt Edited with an Introduction by William L. Andrews Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Chesnutt—an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South—was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim.
This major addition to the Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories, three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition.
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Conjure Tales and Stories of the Color Line Edited with an Introduction by William Andrews Chesnutt probed psychological depths in black people previously unheard of in Southern regional writing. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Eric J. Introduction by Kingsley Amis Named after the days of the week for security reasons, the seven members of the Central Anarchist Council vow to destroy the world. At Fault Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Bernard Koloski Both romantic and filled with stark realism, At Fault is a love story about the challenge of balancing personal happiness and moral duty.
Gilbert First published in , The Awakening shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, who claims for herself moral and erotic freedom. Set in New Orleans and rural Louisiana, they anticipate the modern multi-ethnic, gender-sensitive, and sexually charged world of today. Edited with an Introduction by David Cannadine This major volume contains the collected speeches of the most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time.
Compiled by one of the foremost historians of modern Britain, this book is not only a landmark of political speechmaking, but also an essential addition to the library of every Churchill fan. Translated by Horace C. McGregor with an Introduction by J. He was taken to Rome for his education with the idea of a public career and by the year 70 BC he had established himself as the leading barrister in Rome.
His political career was well under way as he was elected praetor for the year Cicero was the greatest of the Roman orators, possessing a wide range of technique and an exceptional command of the Latin tongue. He followed the common practice of publishing his speeches, but he also produced a large number of works on the theory and practice of rhetoric, on religion, and on moral and political philosophy. The Complete Poems Edited by William Keach Endowed with a surfeit of imagination and creativity, Coleridge endlessly revised his poetry, changing passages, adding new lines, and even writing several variations of the same poem.
Edited with an Introduction by Richard Holmes This collection—divided into eight categories of theme and genre, including Conversation Poems, Ballads, Hill Walking Poems, and Confessional Poems—rediscovers Coleridge as a Romantic autobiographer of tremendous power, daring, and range. Armadale Edited with an Introduction and Notes by John Sutherland This intricately plotted Victorian melodrama draws on the substance and style of the popular press of the day: fraud, bigamy, drug addiction, and domestic poisonings all make appearances as Collins chronicles the evil ways of a spectacularly beautiful but unscrupulous woman.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Mark Ford In a tale of courage and confrontation in the world of rigid Victorian society, Collins creates a vivid and disturbing view of the hypocrisy inherent in the upper class. Murray Revised by G. This sly and imaginative novel, alternately catastrophic and ridiculous, takes Pinocchio from one predicament to the next, and finally to an optimistic, if uncertain, ending. Edited with an Introduction by Sandra Kemp The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and given to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday, only to be stolen again that very night.
Edited with an Introduction by Matthew Sweet This thriller, revolving around the identities of two mysterious women, caused great excitement when it was published in and continues to enthrall. The Hound of the Baskervilles Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Christopher Frayling The most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror and the supernatural. When a dead man is found surrounded by the footprints of a giant hound, blame is placed on a family curse—and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend.
Watson records his greatest strokes of brilliance. The Sign of Four With an Introduction by Peter Ackroyd and Notes by Ed Glinert Contentedly sitting in a cocaine-induced haze, Holmes is forced into action when a distressed and beautiful young woman comes begging his help. Every year since the disappearance of her father, Miss Morstan has received a rare and lustrous pearl. Now, summoned to meet her anonymous benefactor, she consults Holmes. Conan Doyle set up as a doctor at Southsea, and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.
Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet in Conan Doyle himself died in With this investigation begins the partnership of Holmes and Watson. Rump A master of the comedy of manners, William Congreve was the most elegant of the Restoration dramatists. During the course of his maritime career, he worked as a gunrunner, tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest, and sailed throughout Asia and on the Congo River. Subsequently, he used these experiences in many of his stories. Ending his career as a seaman in , he married Jessie George in and retired to Kent.
Known particularly for his masterpieces Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, and Lord Jim, many of his works concern men struggling with their consciences in exotic and dangerous locales. Stape, Senior Editor Exploring the workings of consciousness as well as the grim realities of imperialism, Heart of Darkness tells of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, who journeys into the heart of the African continent to discover how the enigmatic Kurtz has gained power over the local people.
Edited by Michael Newton J. Stape, Senior Editor A black satire of British society, this chilling tale features amoral characters on both sides of the law—fatuous civil servants and corrupt policemen, bomb-carrying terrorists and sleazy pornographers. Edited by J. Edited with an Introduction by J. Under Western Eyes Edited with an Introduction by Stephen Donovan Conrad deftly depicts the political turmoil in Russia in and its psychological repercussions in this novel about a student unwittingly caught in revolutionary intrigue. Victory Edited with an Introduction by Robert Hampson A story of rescue and violent tragedy set in the Malayan archipelago, Victory combines high adventure with a sensitive portrayal of three drifters.
The Journals of Captain Cook Selected and Edited with Introductions by Philip Edwards In three expeditions between and , Captain Cook charted the entire coast of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia, and brought back detailed descriptions of Tahiti, Tonga, and a host of previously unknown islands in the Pacific including the Hawaiian islands. The Deerslayer Introduction by Donald E. Introduction and Notes by Donald A. Ringe The first of The Leatherstocking Tales introduces the mythical hero Natty Bumppo in a portrait that contrasts the natural codes of Bumppo to the rigid legal and social structures of a new settlement.
The Last of the Mohicans Introduction by Richard Slotkin Tragic, fast-paced, and stocked with the elements of a classic Western adventure, this novel takes Natty Bumppo and his Indian friend Chingachgook through hostile Indian territory. Introduction by Donald W. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Gary Scharnhorst Henry Fleming is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood as a soldier in the Civil War.
Caught in the nightmare of battle, Fleming is finally driven by anger and confusion to a true act of courage. Edited with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff This unflinching portrayal of the squalor and brutality of turn-of-the-century New York caused a scandal upon its initial publication in This volume also includes twelve other tales and sketches written between and Letters provides an invaluable view of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary eras; Sketches details in vivid prose the physical setting in which American settlers created their history.
He came out as a gay man in , when the slightest sign of homosexuality shocked public sensibilities, and he did so with provocative flamboyance, determined to spread the message that homosexuality did not exclude him or anyone else from the human race. Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in to a noble but impoverished family. At twenty, he married Gemma Donati, by whom he had four children. He had first met his muse Bice Portinari, whom he immortalized as Beatrice, in , and when she died in he sought distraction by studying philosophy and theology and by writing La Vita Nuova.
During this time he became involved in the strife between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines, becoming a prominent White Guelf. When the Black Guelfs came to power in Dante was condemned to exile. He took refuge first in Verona and after wandering from place to place, as far as Paris, he settled in Ravenna. There he completed The Divine Comedy, which he had begun in about , if not later. Dante died in Ravenna in Translated by Dorothy L. Translated with an Introduction by Dorothy L. Translated and Edited with an Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Robin Kirkpatrick This brilliant new verse translation of the three canticles that comprise The Divine Comedy deftly blends poetry and scholarship to create a profoundly enlightened version of Dante that is also a joy to read.
White, Edited with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans A unique and comprehensive anthology of the influential Nicaraguan writer, whose pioneering work made Latin American literature modern. Porter and Peter W. He took his degree in and in the same year embarked on a five-year voyage on HMS Beagle as a companion to the captain.
Some of his letters on scientific matters were privately published, and on his return he at once took his place among the leading men of science. In he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Most of the rest of his life was occupied in publishing the findings of the voyage and in documenting his theory of the transmutation of species: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection appeared in He died in , and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
This special bicentennial edition features cover art by controversial artist Damien Hirst, befitting of a writer regarded as one of the most revolutionary figures in science. This delightful exploration of the traditions of French cooking includes recipes. Foreword by Julia Child One of the first books to demonstrate the range of Italian cuisine, this volume distinguishes the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. Magnus hones his skills, becomes better known, and even snags the starring role in a film about French illusionist Robert-Houdin.
David looks to Jungian analysis as the answer to his troubles, and along the way, he and a wonderful cast of characters help connect him to his past and to the death of his father. Robinson Crusoe Edited with an Introduction by John Richetti Robinson Crusoe runs away to sea and after a number of adventures is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. There he remains for twenty years with his friendly cannibal servant, Man Friday, until he is rescued and returned to England.
White Noise Introduction by Richard Powers Cover art by Michael Cho Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise—published here in a 25thanniversary deluxe edition—tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra-modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Hashish This is a compelling account of how nobleman, writer and adventurer Henri De Monfried seeks his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery, smuggling and drugs.
Translated with an Introduction by Desmond M. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Gordon W. Spence In this superb novel about individuals caught in the horrors of the rebellion of apprentices against their masters, Dickens dramatizes his fascination with private murder and public violence. After participating in two explorations of the Mexican coast, he joined Cortes in the march on Mexico and the battles for the city.
He began his History of the Conquest of New Spain when he was over seventy, and the last survivor of the conquerors of Mexico. Fearing his literary abilities were not up to the task, he nearly abandoned the work, but resumed it because he felt that the other chroniclers of the period had not represented it accurately. He received a municipal office in Guatemala, but his great estates did not yield him much wealth, and he died around the year Rich in plot, language, and social commentary, this novel explores the possibility of redemption through familial love.
His father, a government clerk, was imprisoned for debt and Dickens was sent to work at the age of twelve. He became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle and began to publish sketches in various periodicals. He died on June 9, Little Dorrit Edited by Stephen Wall and Helen Small In one of the supreme masterpieces of his maturity, Dickens portrays a world of hypocrisy and shame, of exploiters and parasites, in a penetrating study of the psychology of imprisonment.
Nicholas Nickleby Edited with an Introduction by Mark Ford Around the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family, Dickens creates a gallery of colorful characters: the muddle-headed. Oliver Twist Edited with an Introduction by Philip Horne This story of Oliver, a boy of unknown parentage who escapes a workhouse and embarks on a life of crime, shows how the lack of compassion in privileged society helps to make poverty a nursery of crime.
Edited with an Introduction by Mark Wormald The story of the adventures of the charming, portly Sam Weller and his Pickwick Club catapulted the twenty-fouryear-old Dickens to fame. This edition contains the original illustrations. Translated by Michael Henry with an Introduction and Notes by Martin Hall In this revolutionary novel, a leading figure of the Enlightenment celebrates the unpredictable nature of man and the world as he considers the behavior of the moral being and the philosophical dilemma of free will and determinism.
Edited by A. The Nun Translated with an Introduction by Leonard Tancock Conventional Christianity is sharply criticized in a tale about a woman confined to a convent against her will. Translated with Introductions by Leonard Tancock In the form of dialogues, Diderot attacks stale conventions and offers a surprisingly modern view of life, sex, and morals. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David McDuff This striking new translation chronicles the murder of Fyodor Karamazov and the subsequent investigation and trial.
This excellent translation recaptures the rough humor of the original. Belknap Savage and powerful yet lively and often comic, Demons was inspired by a real-life political murder and is a scathing and eerily prescient indictment of those who use violence to serve their beliefs. The Devils Translated with an Introduction by David Magarshack Denounced by radical critics as the work of a reactionary, this powerful story of Russian terrorists who plot destruction only to murder one of their own seethes with provocative political opinions.
Translated with an Introduction by David McDuff The four years Dostoyevsky spent in a Siberian prison inform this portrait of convicts, their diverse stories, and prison life, rendered in almost documentary detail. The Village of Stepanchikovo Translated with an Introduction by Ignat Avsey This work introduces a Dostoyevsky unfamiliar to most readers, revealing his unexpected talents as a humorist and satirist.
While its lighthearted tone and amusing plot make it a joy to read, it also contains the prototypes of characters who appear in his later works. Beginning a long career in journalism in , he later held several appointed positions in the United States Government. Renowned as the foremost African American advocate against slavery and segregation of his time, he died in Washington, D.
Sister Carrie Introduction by Alfred Kazin This subversive landmark novel, restored and unexpurgated, portrays the social world of turn-of-the-century United States through the story of a woman who becomes the mistress of a wealthy man. Edited with an Introduction by Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Steven N. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power. Introduction by Donald B. Gibson and Notes by Monica M. Elbert Social reformer and activist W. Du Bois expresses his passionate concern for the future of his race in this collection of essays depicting the psychological effects of segregation on American society.
This classic exploration of the moral and intellectual issues surrounding the perception of blacks within American society remains an important document of our social and political history. The Count of Monte Cristo Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Robin Buss This is the quintessential novel of revenge, complete with a mysterious and implacable hero who will stop at nothing to punish the men who betrayed him.
His father, the illegitimate son of a marquis, was a general in the Revolutionary armies, but died when Dumas was only four. Brought up in straitened circumstances and receiving very little education, he nevertheless entered the household of the future king, Louis-Phillipe, and began reading voraciously.
In he embarked on twenty years of successful playwriting, and in he turned his attention to writing historical novels, the most successful of which were The Count of Monte Cristo —5 and The Three Musketeers An unabashed pageturner, humorous, dramatic, and crackling with panache, this new English translation shows Dumas at the peak of his powers. This comprehensive selection of his poetry includes his internationally acclaimed dialect poems and plantation lyrics, as well as numerous classical pieces that display the studied genius of a truly versatile and influential writer. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by S.
Joshi A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature. Over a century after its initial publication, this work continues to fascinate and challenge those seeking to understand one of the least understandable of human acts. Introduction by Nigel Calder Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity—which provided a new theory of gravity and promised an original perspective on the cosmos as a whole—Einstein set out to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Terence Cave In Daniel Deronda, her remarkable final novel, Eliot set out to come to terms with the British Jews, a society-within-a-society of which her contemporaries seemed to be either oblivious or contemptuous. Eliot weaves her plot strands intimately, infusing them with her insights about human nature and daring the readers of Middlemarch and Adam Bede to consider realms of experience completely new to the Victorian novel.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by A. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Lynda Mugglestone Esther Lyon, the heroine, must choose between two men—one of independent wealth and one who is a political rascal— while also deciding her fate as a woman. Romola Edited with an Introduction by Dorothea Barrett Published in , Romola probes into the issues of gender and learning and of desire and scholarship. Byatt and Nicholas Warren Introduction by A. The Condition of the Working Class in England Edited with a Foreword by Victor Kiernan Introducing ideas further developed in The Communist Manifesto, this savage indictment of the bourgeoisie studies British factory, mine, and farm workers—graphically portraying the human suffering born of the Industrial Revolution.
Translated and Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Robert Dobbin Despite being born into slavery, GrecoRoman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around A. Levi The best introduction to the work of Erasmus, this is one of the finest masterpieces of the sixteenth century, superbly translated and reflecting the latest scholarly research. Translated with an Introduction by A. Translated with an Introduction by Philip Vellacott Four plays—Ion and Helen in prose and The Bacchae and The Women of Troy with dialogue rewritten in verse—depict the guilt and suffering of war, and the subsequent loss of faith.
Translated by John Davie Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford Euripides was the first of the great Greek tragedians to depict the figures of ancient mythology as fallible human beings. Shocking to his contemporaries, the four plays in this collection—Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, and Hippolytus— are uncannily modern not only in their insights but also in their realistic portraits of women, both good and evil.
Translated by John Davie with an Introduction by Richard Rutherford The dramas that Euripides wrote toward the end of his life are remarkable for their stylistic innovation and adventurous plots. In the plays in this collection—Heracles, Cyclops, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Ion, and Helen—he weaves plots full of startling shifts of tone and exploits the comic potential found in traditional myth. Translated with an Introduction by Philip Vellacott Euripides was the first playwright to use the chorus as commentator, to put contemporary language into the mouths of heroes, and to interpret human suffering without reference to the gods.
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