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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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  • The Lost World (Owc) * 2008

    The Lost World (Owc) * 2008

    Conan Doyle,A.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today, just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    ISBN: 9780199239498
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Selected Poetry (Owc) * Wordsworth

    Selected Poetry (Owc) * Wordsworth

    Wordsworth,William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Wordsworth (1770-1850) is one of the most important and enduringly popular of all the English poets.Wordsworth's verse declares a belief in the power of poetry to teach by appealing to the imagination and to the `grand elementary principle of pleasure, by which man knows, and feels, and lives, and moves'. His unique relationship with the poet andpolitical activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, founded in the political and social ferment of 1795, produced a revolution in literature, resulting in the joint volume, Lyrical Ballads (1798-1805) - a landmark in the history of English Romanticism. In thisedition the poems are given in the texts in which they first appeared, and were appreciated by Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt and other contemporaries.This selection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, includes all Wordsworth's finest lyrics, and a large sample of The Prelude (1805), his extraordinary autobiographical poem in blank verse and the first truly great acheivement of a new erain English
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    ISBN: 9780199536887
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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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    ISBN: 9780199639861
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Sentimental Journey (Owc) * 2008

    A Sentimental Journey (Owc) * 2008

    Sterne, Laurence
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    'Love is nothing without feeling. And feeling is still less without love.'Celebrated in its own day as the progenitor of 'a school of sentimental writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators because of the humour and mischievous eroticism that inform Mr Yorick's travels. Setting out to journey toFrance and Italy he gets little further than Lyons but finds much to appreciate, in contrast to contemporary travel writers whom Sterne satirizes in the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A master of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne isnevertheless as concerned as his peers with exploring the nature of virtue
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  • Lady Anna (Owc) *

    Lady Anna (Owc) *

    Trollope, Anthony
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative - `This is the sort of thing the reading public will never stand...a man must be embittered bysome violent present exasperation who can like such disruptions of social order as this.' (Saturday Review) - although Trollope himself considered it `the best novel I ever wrote! Very much! Quite far away above all others!!!'This tightly constructed and passionate study of enforced marriage in the world of Radical politics and social inequality, records the lifelong attempt of Countess Lovel to justify her claim to her title, and her daughter Anna's legitimacy, after herhusband announces that he already has a wife. However, mother and daughter are driven apart when Anna defies her mother's wish that she marry her cousin, heir to her father's title, and falls in love with journeyman tailor and young Radical DanielThwaite. The outcome is never in doubt, but Trollope's ambivalence on the question is profound, and the novel both intense and powerful.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
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  • A Study In Scarlet (Owc) *

    A Study In Scarlet (Owc) *

    Conan Doyle,A.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The very first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet was also the first of Conan Doyle's books to be published. His two creations, Holmes, the master of the science of detection and Watson, the great detective's faithful companion, are immediately infine form. The mystery itself, its solution plucked unerringly by Holmes from the heart of Victorian London, proves to be the inevitable consequence of a tragedy of the American West. The story is harrowing in its alternating hope and despair, althoughHolmes himself was later to complain that the book `produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid'.
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  • Rome's Italian Wars (Owc) Books 6-10

    Rome's Italian Wars (Owc) Books 6-10

    Livy
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    - A new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livy's monumental history of Rome, in which Rome recovers from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula.- The most up-to-date edition drawing on the latest scholarship to illuminate this unique document in Roman literature and history.- John Yardley's translation gives a vivid sense of the energy, variety, and literary skill of Livy's great work.- Dexter Hoyos's introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography and discusses the sources that he used and their strengths and limitations. It deftly sets out the structure of the work and explains why the fourth century BC was so criticalan era for the rise of Rome.- Comprehensive notes clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology.- Detailed glossary explains Roman technical terms.- Appendix analyses Livy's invaluable, but in places flawed, description of how the Roman legion of the time was organized.- Two maps clarify the regions and peoples of Italy mentioned in the text.'People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe.'So Livy characterizes Papirius Cursor, one of Rome's famous generals in the fourth century BC. In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almostthe entire Italian peninsula in a series of ever greater wars. Along with Papirius, Livy paints vivid portraits of other notable figures, such as Camillus, who rescued the city from its Gallic captors in 390, young Manlius Torquatus, victor in aDavid-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, the Appian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a critical era for the rise of Rome, and Books 6 to10 of his work are the one complete account we have, as the city passes from myth and legend into the increasing light of reliable history.John Yardley's fluent translation is accompanied by an introduction and notes that set Livy in the context of Roman historiography.The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics.
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  • Dubliners (Owc) * 2008

    Dubliners (Owc) * 2008

    Joyce, James
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *Jeri Johnson's edition of Ulysses is acknowledged by reviewers, Anthony Burgess among them, as the best available*The intro is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and accessible intro to the collection, its history and its reception in both literary/media world, and Ireland.*The notes are the fullest of any edition, giving historical, personal, cultural and literary references and details.*Includes the original version of 'The Sisters' and Joyce's correspondence concerning censorship which he wanted printed as the book's preface.'I regret to see that my book has turned out un fiasco solenne'James Joyce's disillusion with the publication of Dubliners in 1914 was the result of ten years battling with publishers, resisting their demands to remove swear words, real place names and much else, including two entire stories. Although only 24 whenhe signed his first publishing contract for the book, Joyce already knew its worth: to alter it in any way would 'retard the course of civilisation in Ireland'.Joyce's aim was to tell the truth - to create a work of art that would reflect life in Ireland at the turn of the last century and by rejecting euphemism, reveal to the Irish the unromantic reality the recognition of which would lead to the spiritualliberation of the country. Each of the fifteen stories offers a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Dubliners - a death, an encounter, an opportunity not taken, a memory rekindled - and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation.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: For all scholars, students, teachers and enthusiasts of Joyce and Irish literature.
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  • Heart of Darkness and Other Tales (Owc) * 2008

    Heart of Darkness and Other Tales (Owc) * 2008

    Conrad, Joseph
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *Attractive new setting using English first edition text for this outsanding edition by acclaimed Conrad scholar Cedric Watts*Features new chronology and bibliography*A unique combination of Conrad's stories*Includes glossary of nautical terms, and a map of the Congo riverHEART OF DARKNESS * AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS * KARAIN * YOUTHThe finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on hisjourney, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz, horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at hismost intense and sophisticated.The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. Thisrevised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography.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 readers of English literature, history of the novel, modernism, colonial literature, Conrad
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  • The Old English Baron (Owc) * 2009

    The Old English Baron (Owc) * 2009

    Reeve
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *The only paperback edition of this classic Gothic novel.*Written in response to Walpole's Castle of Otranto, The Old English Baron was a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction.*Popularity of the Gothic genre in universities and among general readers.*The contextualizing introduction looks at Reeve in the context of late-eighteenth-century women's writing, and the history of the Gothic.*Appendices reprint the 1777 'Address to the Reader' and the 1780 'Dedication'.'Though I have been dead these fifteen years, I still command here, and none can enter these gates without my permission.'When Sir Philip Harclay returns to England after a long absence, he finds that his childhood friend, Arthur, Lord Lovel, is no longer alive, and that the castle and estates of the Lovel family have twice changed hands. But a mysteriously abandoned set ofrooms in the castle of Lovel promises to disclose the secrets of the past. After a series of frantic episodes and surprising revelations, culminating in a trial by combat, the crimes of the usurper and the legitimacy of the true heir are finallydiscovered.'The literary offspring of the castle of Otranto', as Reeve described it, The Old English Baron provides an ambitious rewriting of Horace Walpole's groundbreaking work, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England. Innovative and originalin its day, Reeve's historical romance is increasingly recognized as a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction.
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  • Flush (Owc) * 2009

    Flush (Owc) * 2009

    Woolf, Virginia
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Virginia Woolf, FlushEdited by Kate FlintVirginia Woolf's humorous biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel is charming yet also radical. A work of sensuous imagination, it ...'I lay in the garden and red the Browning love letters, and the figure of their dog made me laugh so I couldn't resist making him a Life.' Throughout her career, Woolf invokes the animal world both directly and metaphorically. She started to write abiography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel after finishing The Waves, tracing the life of the spaniel from his country origins, his puppyhood spent with the writer Mary Mitford, through his sheltered existence with Elizabeth Barrett in her sickroom, and later travels in Florence. But Flush is much more than a playful writer's holiday. As well as offering an exploration of a life of the senses free from the tyranny of words, Flush can be read as an allegorical testimony to the inscrutable,discarded, unrepresentable lives of the Victorian women poets, who were barely discussed or read in the 1930s. From a quite literally low point of view, Woolf explores class and gender in Victorian London, with gently mocking humour. Charming yet alsoradical, Flush is a work of sensuous imagination, an apparently light text that opens up a range of questions concerning difference which are woven through the whole of Woolf's writing. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics hasmade 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 of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leadingauthorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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