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  • La DébƒCle (Owc)

    La DébƒCle (Owc)

    Zola, Emile
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    La Débƒcle (reissue)Émile ZolaElinor Dorday and Edited by Robert LethbridgeOxford World's ClassicsA compelling translation of one of Zola's most powerful novels, the nineteenth work in his famous Rougon-Macquart series that traces the fortunes of a family over five generations.
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  • A Discourse On The Method (Owc)

    A Discourse On The Method (Owc)

    Descartes
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *A new translation of a central philosophical text accompanied by a masterly and substantial introduction from the foremost Renaissance scholar Ian Maclean, designed to provide in-depth historical and philosophical context.*The long introduction is a feature of this edition and is written from a historical point of view, making it particularly accessible to non-specialists. It sets out to answer the questions: what brought Descartes to write what he did? And what did hisfirst readers make of it?*The notes explain historical references and allusions as well as philosophical ideas and terminology.*The Discourse was written for a non-specialist readership, contains the famous 'cogito ergo sum' proof, and is an ideal introduction to Descartes for the general reader.'I concluded that I was a substance whose whole essence or nature resides only in thinking, and which, in order to exist, has no need of place and is not dependent on any material thing.'Descartes's A Discourse on the Method of Correctly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences marks a watershed in European thought
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  • Romeo and Juliet (Owc) * 2008

    Romeo and Juliet (Owc) * 2008

    Shakespeare, William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers * a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings * on-page commentary andnotes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else * detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play * illustrated with production photographs and related art * full index tointroduction and commentary * durable sewn binding for lasting use not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth- century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement
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  • A Midsummer's Night Dream (Owc)

    A Midsummer's Night Dream (Owc) * 2008

    Shakespeare, William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins.Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, whichsuggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree.In his introduction Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate thewide range of interpretations of which it is capable.
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  • Rob Roy (Owc) (2009) *

    Rob Roy (Owc) (2009) *

    Scott,Walter
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The only accurate text, using Scott's revisionsFor the most popular of his Scottish romances, published at the end of 1817, Scott drew on the legends and historical anecdotes about Rob Roy MacGregor he had collected in his youth. The famous outlaw is only one of a series of vivid characters who casttheir spell of the novel's hero, Frank Osbaldistone, on his journey through the wild northern territories of the new United Kingdom. Banished from his father's house, falling hopelessly in love with the spirited Diana Vernon, Frank becomes involved in heconspiracy surrounding the disastrous Jacobite rising of 1715. His adventures take him to `MacGregor's country', across the Highland Line, where he finds cruelty, heartbreak, and some unlikely friends.By turns thrilling and comic, Rob Roy contains Scott's most sophisticated treatment of the Scottish Highlands as an imaginary space where the modern and the primitive come together. Newly edited from the `Magnum Opus' text of 1830, this edition includesfull explanatory notes and a critical introduction exploring the originality and complexity of Scott's achievement.
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  • Earth (Owc) *

    Earth (Owc) *

    Zola, Emile
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's blendof brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world.
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  • The Complete Fairy Tales (Owc)

    The Complete Fairy Tales (Owc)

    Perrault, Charles
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Complete Fairy TalesCharles PerraultTranslated by Christopher BettsOxford World's Classics- The only complete edition of all Perrault's tales both in prose and verse, in an entirely new translation, illustrated by Gustave Doré.- Perrault's fairy tales established the versions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding- Hood and others that we know today, and also include the verse tales Griselda, Three Silly Wishes, and the notorious Donkey-Skin.- The tales are accompanied by a fascinating introduction that explores the genesis of the stories and why they have such great imaginative power, their relationship to other versions and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.- Includes 26 stunning illustrations by Gustave Doré.- Includes appendices on related tales and selected variants, bibliography, chronology, and notes.* Table of Contents The History of Griselda Three Silly Wishes Donkey-Skin The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood Little Red Riding-Hood Bluebeard Puss in Boots The Fairies Cinderella Ricky the Tuft Hop o'my Thumb
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    ISBN: 9780199585809
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  • Othello (Owc) * 2008

    Othello (Owc) * 2008

    Shakespeare, William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *The first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes, which make it a work of particular interest to theatre directors and scholars alike.*The text has been freshly edited, collating the 1622 Quarto and the 1623 Folio, and also making full use of the Second Quarto (1632).*The extensive introduction stresses the public dimensions of the tragedy, paying particular attention to its treatment of colour and social relations.*Extensive performance history, designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals and students.*Appendices on dating problems, music in the play, and a fresh translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives, Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi*Detailed commentary alerts readers to the play's theatrical life, as well as its rich language and word-play.The Oxford ShakespeareGeneral Editor: Stanley WellsThe Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers*A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings*Extensive introduction gives full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes, gender, and social relations*Detailed performance history designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals*On-page commentary and notes explain language, word-play, and staging*Appendices on music in the play and a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives*Illustrated with production photographs and related art*Full index to introduction and commentary*Durable sewn binding for lasting use'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.'
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    ISBN: 9780199535873
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  • Far From The Madding Crowd (Owc) * 2008

    Far From The Madding Crowd (Owc) * 2008

    Hardy
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    'I shall do one thing in this life - one thing for certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die.'Gabriel Oak is only one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon thechoice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart.Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to give the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. Set against the backdrop of the unchanging natural cycle of theyear, the story both upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly modern sensibility. This new edition retains the critical text that restores previously deleted and revised passages.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Readership: readers of fiction and students of English Literature, the Victorian novel, Thomas Hardy, Cultural Studies, Interpretation of Fiction
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    ISBN: 9780199537013
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  • Late Victorian Ghotic Tales (Owc)

    Late Victorian Ghotic Tales (Owc) *

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *The only mainstream anthology to bring together the defining Gothic tales of the 1890s*Complements and deepens the context for the most enduring Gothic fiction of the period: Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Stoker's Dracula*Mixes well-known authors with the more obscure and brings together stories usually only available in obscure editions or in single-author collections*All texts derive from initial publication in the 1890s, rather than their subsequent, often revised, versions*Notes provide short biographies of the authors and the introduction explains the diverse reasons for the Gothic revival'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities intohis head...'The Victorian fin de siccle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorianage, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s,with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties ofthe moment.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Readership: Readers and students of English literature, short stories, Gothic fiction, the supernatural, the uncanny, cultural studies,fin-de-siccle literature
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    ISBN: 9780199538874
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  • Cousin Phyllis (Owc) * 2010

    Cousin Phyllis (Owc) * 2010

    Gaskell,Elizabeth
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *One of the most popular of Victorian novelists, Gaskell's short stories are no less attractive, and in the novella-length Cousin Phillis she wrote a masterpiece of the genre.*In addition to Cousin Phillis, this unique selection brings together five varied and representative stories written during the 1850s for Dickens's periodical Household Words to provide the best compact introduction to Gaskell's short fiction.*Heather Glen's illuminating introduction is the first to offer extended consideration of Gaskell as a writer of short stories and it includes original discussion of the status and history of the short story in the early nineteenth-century and Gaskell'spre-eminence in developing the potentialities of the genre. She sets each story in the context of their original periodical publication and discusses them as highly readable and sophisticated works of art.*Includes chronology, bibliography, and invaluable notes.'I see her now - cousin Phillis. The westering sun shone full upon her, and made a slanting stream of light into the room within.'Elizabeth Gaskell has long been one of the most popular of Victorian novelists, yet in her lifetime her shorter fictions were equally well loved, and they are among the most accomplished examples of the genre. The novella-length Cousin Phillis is alyrical depiction of a vanishing way of life and a girl's disappointment in love: deceptively simple, its undercurrent of feeling leaves an indelible impression. The other five stories in this selection were all written during the 1850s for Dickens'speriodical Household Words. They range from a quietly original tale of urban poverty and a fallen woman in 'Lizzie Leigh' to an historical tale of a great family in 'Morton Hall'
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  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde/Weir of Hermiston (Owc) * 2008

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde/Weir of Hermiston (Owc) * 2008

    Stevenson,Robert Louis
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *An excellent new edition of Stevenson's most famous story, including three additional tales, two short essays, appendixes containing extracts from contemporary writing on psychological disorder, and a wide-ranging introduction that considers the many,varied readings of this fascinating work.*Includes the short stories 'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim', and 'Olalla' as well as the important essays 'A Chapter on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance'.*Appendixes provide contextual historical material by Henry Maudsley, Frederic Myers, and W. T. Stead*Wide-ranging introduction considers the reasons for the book's popularity, 'the double' and psychoanalytic interpretations, crime, sex, class and urbanism in the 1880s, the Gothic and Modernism*Full notes, including details of the initial responses of Stevensons' contemporaries such as John Addington Symonds, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rider Haggard*Up-to-date bibliographyNew to this edition*Three short stories: 'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim', 'Olalla', and one essay, 'A Gossip on Romance'*Three appendixes containing extracts from contemporary writers on psychological disorder (Henry Maudsley, Frederic Myers, W. T. Stead)*New bibliography*New chronology*New notes'Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged...I was suddenly struck through the heart by a cold thrill of terror.'Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory setting in the murky back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. Therespectable doctor's mysterious relationship with his disreputable associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature.In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this edition also includes a number of short stories and essays written by Stevenson in the 1880s, minor masterpieces of fiction and comment: 'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim', and 'Olalla' feature grave-robbing, a sinisterdouble, and degeneracy, while 'A Chapter on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance' discuss artistic creation and the 'romance' form. Appendixes provide extracts from contemporary writings on personality disorder, which set Stevenson's tale in its fullhistorical context.
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  • Kim (Owc) * (2008)

    Kim (Owc) * (2008)

    Kipling,Rudyard
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Kim (1901) is one of Kipling's masterpieces. Through the story of the young orphan Kimball O'Hara, and his vocation in the Secret Service, Kipling presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life ofthe bazaars and the road.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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  • Victorian Fairy Tales (Owc)

    Victorian Fairy Tales (Owc)

    Edited By Michael Newton
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Edited by Michael Newton- A delightful anthology of fairy tales from the close of the Romantic period to the early twentieth century, showing the extraordinary imaginative diversity of the genre and the Victorian fascination with fairyland.- Authors range from those best-known for their work as writers of fairy tales, and others central to the nineteenth-century literary canon such as Thackeray and Ford Madox Ford.- Includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the greatest figures of Victorian art such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.- The Introduction explores the impulses behind the stories and their connection to national identity and debates over scepticism and belief, their centrality to the literary output of the period and interest in the irrational and dreaming mind.- Includes historically informed notes and biographies of the authors, a chronology of Victorian fairy tales, and an appendix in which some of the included authors discuss the nature of fairy tale and its importance.* Table of ContentsIntroductionNote on the TextsSelect BibliographyA Chronology of the Victorian Fairy TalePROLOGUE: Grimm, 'Rumpel-Stilts-Kin' and Hans Christian Andersen, 'The Princess and the Peas'ROBERT SOUTHEY, 'The Story of the Three Bears'JOHN RUSKIN, 'The King of the Golden River'WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, 'The Rose and the Ring'GEORGE MACDONALD, 'The Golden Key'DINAH MULOCK CRAIK, 'The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak'MARY DE MORGAN, 'The Wanderings of Arasmon'JULIANA HORATIA EWING, 'The First Wife's Wedding Ring'OSCAR WILDE, 'The Selfish Giant'ANDREW LANG, 'Prince Prigio'FORD MADOX FORD, 'The Queen Who Flew'LAURENCE HOUSMAN, 'The Story of the Herons'KENNETH GRAHAME, 'The Reluctant Dragon'E. NESBIT, 'Melisande'RUDYARD KIPLING, 'Dymchurch Flit'APPENDIX: What is a Fairy Tale?' John Ruskin, 'Introduction' to German Popular Tales Juliana Horatia Ewing, 'Preface' to Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales George MacDonald, 'The Fantastic Imagination' Laurence Housman, 'Introduction' to Gammer Grethel's Fairy TalesExplanatory Notes
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  • Emma (Owc) * 2008

    Emma (Owc) * 2008

    Austen, Jane
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    'I wonder what will become of her!'So speculate the friends and neighbours of Emma Woodhouse, the lovely, lively, wilful,and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, onlyto discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailedportrait of a small town undergoing historical transition.Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This new edition shows how Austen brilliantly turns the everyday into the exceptional.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Readership: general readers of classic fiction, especially Austen, students of A-level English, undergraduates of 19th-century novel courses, Jane Austen courses, History of the Novel, Women's literature, introductory literary and cultural theorycourses, English literature and history courses
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    ISBN: 9780199535521
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  • As You Like It (Owc) * 2008

    As You Like It (Owc) * 2008

    Shakespeare, William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    As You Like It is Shakespeare's most light-hearted comedy, and its witty heroine Rosalind has his longest female role. In this edition, Alan Brissenden reassesses both its textual and performance history, showing how interpretations have changed sincethe first recorded production in 1740. He examines Shakespeare's sources and elucidates the central themes of love, pastoral, and doubleness. Detailed annotations investigate the allusive and often bawdy language, enabling student, actor, and director tosavour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Readership: Students and teachers of Shakespeare from A-level up
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    ISBN: 9780199536153
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  • Against Nature (Owc)

    Against Nature (Owc)

    Joris-Karl Huysmans
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    `It will be the biggest fiasco of the year - but I don't care a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I had to say.'As Joris -Karl Huysmans announced in 1884, Against Nature was fated to be a novel like no other. Resisting the models of classic nineteenth-century fiction, it focuses on the attempts of its anti-hero, the hypersensitive neurotic and aesthete, DesEsseintes, to escape Paris and the vulgarity of modern life. Holed up in his private museum of high taste, he offers Huysmans's readers a treasure trove of cultural delights which anticipates many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation ofBaudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.
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  • In A Glass Darkly (Owc) * 2009

    In A Glass Darkly (Owc) * 2009

    La Fanu, Sheridan
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    `the ideal reading...for the hours after midnight'Thus Henry James described the style of supernatural tale of which Sheridan Le Fanu was a master. Known in nineteenth-century Dublin as `The Invisible Prince' because of his reclusive and nocturnal habits, Le Fanu was fascinated by the occult. Hiswritings draw on the Gothic tradition, elements of Irish folklore, and even on the social and political anxieties of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. In exploring sometimes inexplicable terrors, the tales focus on the unease of the haunted men and womenwho encounter the supernatural, rather than on the origin or purpose of the visitant. This makes for spine-chilling reading.The five stories presented here have been collected by Dr Hesselius, a `metaphysical' doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxietymimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience.
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  • Around The World In Eighty Days (Owc) * 2009

    Around The World In Eighty Days (Owc) * 2009

    Verne,Jules
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Having assured the members of London's exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg - stiff, repressed, English - starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indianbeauty, Aouda. Together they slice through jungles, over snowbound passes, even across an entire isthmus - only to get back five minutes late. Fogg faces despair and suicide, but Aouda makes a new man of him, able to face even the Reform Club again.Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) contains a strong dose of post-Romantic reality plus extensive borrowing from the author's own Journey to England and Scotland - but not a shred of science fiction. Its modernism lies instead in the experimentalliterary technique, with parallel plots, a narrator constantly made to look foolish, four characters in search of their own unconscious, and a unique twisting of space and time.Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Readership: Students of French literature from sixth-form up
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  • Vanity Fair (Owc) *

    Vanity Fair (Owc) *

    Thackeray William M.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky Sharp as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. War, money, and national identity are the themes of Thackeray's great satirical novel, as it exposes a world on the make. In Becky, Thackeraycreated one of the most memorable female characters in Victorian fiction.
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  • Anna Karenina (Owc) * 2008

    Anna Karenina (Owc) * 2008

    Tolstoy, Leo
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    A classic translation in a superb new editionIn 1872 the mistress of a neighbouring landowner threw herself under a train at a station near Tolstoy's home. This gave Tolstoy the starting point he needed for composing what many believe to be the greatest novel ever written.In writing Anna Karenina he moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding, the story of an aristocratic woman who brings ruin on herself. Anna's tragedy is interwoven with not only the courtship andmarriage of Kitty and Levin but also the lives of many other characters. Rich in incident, powerful in characterization, the novel also expresses Tolstoy's own moral vision. `The correct way of putting the question is the artist's duty', Chekhov onceinsisted, and Anna Karenina was the work he chose to make his point. It solves no problem, but it is deeply satisfying because all the questions are put correctly.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.Readership: Students of Russian literature, the European novel, and comparative literature.
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  • A Case of Hysteria (Dora) * Owc

    A Case of Hysteria (Dora) * Owc

    Freud,Sigmind
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *A new translation of one of Freud's most important and intriguing texts, by Britain's leading translator of German literature.*A Case of Hysteria combines rare insight into Freud's treatment of patients with a striking story of adultery, family tensions, and emotional conflict with all the elements of a modern novel.*Ritchie Robertson's fascinating introduction sets the work in its biographical, historical, and intellectual context and offers a close analysis which sheds light on the preconceptions and prejudices Freud brought to the case, and incorporates thefindings of recent scholarship on the real person whom Freud called 'Dora'.*By its critical examination, the introduction offers material with which to weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of Freud's method of psychoanalysis.*Explanatory notes elucidate the literary and critical allusions that Freud worked into his text.*Up-to-date bibliography helps the reader to explore further.'I very soon had an opportunity to interpret Dora's nervous coughing as the outcome of a fantasized sexual situation.'A Case of Hysteria, popularly known as the Dora Case, affords a rare insight into how Freud dealt with patients and interpreted what they told him. The 18-year-old 'Dora' was sent for psychoanalysis by her father after threatening suicide
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  • Dracula (Owc) * 2011

    Dracula (Owc) * 2011

    Stoker,Bram
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *A new edition of one of the greatest horror stories in English literature, the novel that spawned a myth and a proliferation of vampire franchises in film, television, graphic novels, cartoons, and teen fiction.*Includes a lively and fascinating Introduction that considers Stoker's Irish heritage, the Gothic genre and vampire legend, sexual allegory, and the social and cultural contexts that feed into the novel: the New Woman, new technology, race, immigration,and religion.*Chronology of Bram Stoker and Timeline of Vampire Literature before Dracula.*Comprehensive Explanatory Notes flesh out vampire mythology and historical allusions.*Includes an appendix featuring Stoker's short story, 'Dracula's Guest', an early draft or abandoned chapter that was not published as part of the novel.New to this edition*Critically up-to-date Introduction by Roger Luckhurst.*Expanded Notes by Roger Luckhurst.*Timeline of Vampire Literature before Dracula.*Updated Select Bibliography.*Appendix: Bram Stoker's short story, 'Dracula's Guest'.*Newly typeset text of novel in larger typeface.'it was butcher work...the horrid screeching as the stake drove home
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  • Nana (Owc) * 2009

    Nana (Owc) * 2009

    Zola, Emile
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was la Ville Lumiere, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy ofthe Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced Flaubert to almost inarticulate gasps of admiration: 'Chapter 14, unsurpassable! ...Yes! ...Christ Almighty! ...Incomparable ...Straight out of Babylon!' Boulevard society ispresented with painstaking attention to detail, and Zola's documentation of the contemporary theatrical scene comes directly from his own experience - it was his own failure as a playwright which sent him back to novel-writing and Nana itself. This newtranslation is an accurate and stylish rendering of Zola's original, which was first published in 1880.
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  • Wuthering Heights (Owc) * 2009

    Wuthering Heights (Owc) * 2009

    Bronte,Emily
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    One of the most famous love stories in the English language, the passionate tale of Catherine and Heathcliff is here presented in a new edition that examines the qualities that make it such a powerful and compelling novel.Introduction by Helen Small considers the novel's oddness and power, its amorality and Romantic influences, its structure and narration, and the sadistic violence embodied in the character of Heathcliff.Retains the authoritative Clarendon text and notes, and new notes identify literary allusions hitherto unnoticed.Appendix of selected poems by Emily Bront‰ of relevance to the novel.Appendix containing Charlotte Bront‰'s 'Biographical Notice of Ellis & Acton Bell' and 'Preface tothe New Edition'.Up-to-date bibliography and chronology.
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  • Macbeth (Owc) *

    Macbeth (Owc) *

    Shakespeare, William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music.In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion and interprets its linguistic turns andechoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text is an adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth.
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  • Antigone, Oedipus The King, Electra (Owc) * 2008

    Antigone, Oedipus The King, Electra (Owc) * 2008

    Sophocles
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Translated by H. D. F. KittoEdited with an introduction and notes by Edith HallLove and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe.Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, facedwith a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies rather neglect her duty to her family,Oedipus' determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair.These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable forreading or theatrical peformance.
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  • Faust I. (Owc) * (2008)

    Faust I. (Owc) * (2008)

    Goethe,Johann Wolfgang Von
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The legend of Faust grew up in the sixteenth century, a time of transition between medieval and modern culture in Germany. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) adopted the story of the wandering conjuror who accepts Mephistopheles's offer of a pact,selling his soul for the devil's greater knowledge
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