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  • Medea and Other Plays - Hippolytus, Electra, Helen (Owc)

    Medea and Other Plays - Hippolytus, Electra, Helen (Owc)

    Euripides
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence hegave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. In the ethically shocking Medea, the first known child-killing mother in Greek myth to perform the deed in cold blood manipulates her world in order to wreak vengeance on her treacheroushusband. Hippolytus sees Phaedra's confession of her passion for her stepson herald disaster, while Electra's heroine helps her brother murder their mother in an act that mingles justice and sin. Lastly, lighter in tone, the satyr drama, Helen, is anexploration of the impossibility of certitude as brilliantly paradoxical as the three famous tragedies.This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift for narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world.
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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Owc) * (2008)

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Owc) * (2008)

    Twain,Mark
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Peter Stoneley's wide-ranging introduction looks at the genesis of the text, its historical reception, and recent criticism, paying particular attention to how Twain's invocation of an American pastoral relates to contemporary and present-day anxietiesover modernity, 'progress', and racial diversity.*Uses the first American edition text.*Notes gloss literary allusions and other references.*Up to date bibliographyNew to this edition*Introduction by Peter Stoneley.*Much fuller notes.*Up-to-date bibliography.*New text: the first American edition replaces the current 1926 reprint.'Tom was a glittering hero once more - the pet of the old, and the envy of the young...There were some that believed he would be President yet, if he escaped hanging.'In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark ogaincombines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer is resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious. In a series ofadventures along the banks of the Mississippi, he usually manages to come out on top. From petty triumphs over his friends and over his long-suffering Aunt Polly, to his intervention in a murder trial, Tom engages readers of all ages. He has long been adefining figure in the American cultural imagination.Alongside the charm and the excitement, Twain raises serious questions about community, race, and the past. Above all, the book invites discussion of the way in which childhood is invoked to counter the uncomfortable truths of the adult world.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: Anyone interested in this classic of American literature, and students of American literature, Mark Twain, children's literature
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    ISBN: 9780199536566
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  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets - New Rejacketed

    Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets - New Rejacketed

    Rowling, J.K.
    Kiadó: Bloomsbury
    Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his secondyear, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone  Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASSTHE MAGIC ON 
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  • Julius Caesar (Owc) * 2008

    Julius Caesar (Owc) * 2008

    Shakespeare, William
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Julius Caesar's exciting plot, brilliant rhetoric, and searching characterisation have made it one of Shakespeare's most popular plays with both readers and theatre-goers.Introducing this thoroughly reconsidered edition, Arthur Humphreys provides a fresh look at the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines Shakespeare's transmutation of history into drama. He investigates the play's ethical andmoral concerns in a section on Roman values and analyses its fortunes in performance, from its immediately successful first staging to modern productions for cinema, television, and stage.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 from A-level up to postgraduate of English literature, Shakespeare, Elizabethan drama, drama and politics
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  • King Lear (Owc) * 2008

    King Lear (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, based on the Quarto text of 1608*on-page commentary and notes 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*includes 'The Ballad of King Lear' and related offshoots*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.' Times Literary SupplementABOUT 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 English Literature, Shakespeare studies, scholars, teachers, theatregoers
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    ISBN: 9780199535828
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  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (Owc) * 2009

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (Owc) * 2009

    Carroll Lewis
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    A new edition of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice stories by one of the foremost children's literature experts, Peter Hunt, and featuring Tenniel's much-loved illustrations. Includes the 'Wasp in a Wig' episode, removed from the proofs of Through the Looking-Glass. Takes account of the most recent research and critical opinion. The Introduction places the book in the context of children's literature and general literature, and reviews interpretations of them, and the various views of Dodgson's relationship to children and childhood. Extensive explanatory notes give information on Dodgson's political, social, intellectual, and personal allusions and sources. Includes an extensive bibliography and a chronology of Dodgson's life and times.New to this edition*Engaging and comprehensive introduction by Peter Hunt, a leading authority on children's literature.*Up-to-date bibliography.*Extensive annotation, drawing on the latest scholarship.*Appendix containg 'The Wasp in a Wig', an episode in Through the Looking-Glass that was withdrawn at proof stage.*Newly scanned illustrations and reset text to give improved appearance.'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat. 'We're all mad here.'The 'Alice' books are two of the most translated, most quoted, and best-known books in the world, but what exactly are they? Apparently delightful, innocent fantasies for children, they are also complex textures of mathematical, linguistic, andphilosophical jokes. Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many other extraordinary characters have made them masterpieces of carefree nonsense, yet theyalso appeal to adults on a quite different level. Layers of satire, allusion, and symbolism about Victorian culture and politics, as well as revelations about the intricate subconscious problems of their author, add to their fascination and make themimpossible to classify.This new edition explores the phenomenal range of reference, and the paradoxical appeal of two of the most inventive books in world literature. It also includes an episode removed by Carroll from the proofs of Through the Looking-Glass, called 'The Waspin a Wig'.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, readers of fantasy and Victorian fiction, students of children's literature, nineteenth-century literature, childrhood studies, literary history, cultural studies, popular culture, nineteenth-century history, literary theory.
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  • Fairy Tales (Owc) (2009)

    Fairy Tales (Owc) (2009)

    Andersen
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Includes: The Tinder-Box
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    ISBN: 9780199555857
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  • Northanger ABbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons (Owc) * 2008

    Northanger ABbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons (Owc) * 2008

    Austen, Jane
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *The best-value edition, combining Northanger Abbey with three minor works, two early, one late, showing her originality across the full range of her career.*New introduction by Claudia L. Johnson reassesses received opinion about Northanger Abbey at the level of style as well as theme, and addresses recent critics as well as long established ones. Integrates for the first time the shorter, less-discussedworks into the argument.*Reset text has crisper appearance.*New, up-to-date bibliography, and new chronology by General Editor Vivien Jones (University of Leeds).*New and extensive notes in particular draw attention to the many subtle parodies of the Gothic genre.*Appendices on social rank and dancing further contextualize the works.'...in suspecting General Tilney of either murdering or shutting up his wife, she had scarcely sinned against his character, or magnified his cruelty.'Northanger Abbey is about the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of gothic novels. Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination, as tyrannical fathers and diabolicalvillains work their evil on forlorn heroines in isolated settings. What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality, ordinary life takes a moresinister turn, and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy and literary burlesque.Also including Austen's other short fictions, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon, this valuable new edition examines the ambitious and innovative works with which she inaugurated as well as closed her career.
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  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone - New Rejacketed

    Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone - New Rejacketed

    Rowling, J.K.
    Kiadó: Bloomsbury
    Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then,on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about tobegin!These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASSTHE MAGIC ON 
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    ISBN: 9781408855652
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  • The Collected Poems - Cavafy (Owc) *

    The Collected Poems - Cavafy (Owc) *

    Cavafy, C. P.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *Cavafy is the most widely known and best loved modern Greek poet. This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, with a new English translation that faithfully conveys the rhythms and the Greek accent ofCavafy's individual voice.*The Greek text is the first to be based wherever possible on Cavafy's own final printings of his poems and is the most authentic Greek text ever to be published.*The English translation by Evangelos Sachperoglou preserves Cavafy's tone of voice and the rhythms of his poetry and is more faithful to the original than most other translations.*The Introduction is the most comprehensive ever published to accompany an edition of the poems, and dicusses their themes and the literary and historical context. Explanatory Notes gloss Greek historical names and historical events alluded to in thepoems. A Chronological List of Poems provides a helpful guide to composition history and there are indexes of Greek and English titles.'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Cavafy writes about people on the periphery, whose religious,ethnic and cultural identities are blurred, and he was one of the pioneers in expressing a specifically homosexual sensibility. His poems present brief and vivid evocations of historical scenes and sensual moments, often infused with his distinctivesense of irony. They have established him as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century.This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of Cavafy's individual tone of voice.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: Poetry readers, readers of Greek literature, students of Modern Greek, European and Comparative Literature, Classical Studies, Greek and Byzantine Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender/Queer Studies, lovers of Greece and Cavafy
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  • Four Major Plays (Owc) (2010) *

    Four Major Plays (Owc) (2010) *

    Ibsen,H
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Taken from the highly acclaimed Oxford Ibsen, this collection of Ibsen's plays includes A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder.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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    ISBN: 9780199536191
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  • Mysteries of Udolpho (Owc) * (2009)

    Mysteries of Udolpho (Owc) * (2009)

    Radcliffe, Ann
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    * The only edition available, updated with expanded notes`Her present life appeared like the dream of a distempered imagination, or like one of those frightful fictions, in which the wild genius of the poets sometimes delighted. Rreflections brought only regret, and anticipation terror.'Such is the state of mind in which Emily St. Aubuert - the orphaned heroine of Ann Radcliffe's 1794 gothic Classic, The Mysteries of Udolpho - finds herself after Count Montoni, her evil guardian, imprisions her in his gloomy medieval fortress in theAppenines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni's rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration.A best-seller in its day and a potent influence on Walpole, Poe, and other writers of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror, The Mysteries of Udolpho remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. As the same time,with its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, it often seems strangely modern: `permanently avant-garde' in Terry Castle's words, and a profound and fascinating challenge to contemporary readers.
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    ISBN: 9780199537419
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  • Six Tragedies (Owc) * 2010

    Six Tragedies (Owc) * 2010

    Seneca
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Translated by Emily Wilson- The fullest single-volume verse translation of Seneca's tragedies, this edition includes six major plays by one of the most prolific, versatile, and influential of all classical Latin writers.- Seneca is a writer for uncertain and violent times, whose plays are the product of a sensational and frightening period of history, and whose themes resonate today.- Emily Wilson's new translation is lively, readable, and accurate, and corresponds line-for-line to Seneca's Latin.- The Introduction provides a succinct account of Seneca's life and times, his philosophical beliefs, the literary form of the plays and their immense influence on European literature.- Includes an up-to-date bibliography and explanatory notes which identify mythological allusions.Phaedra * Oedipus * Medea * Trojan Women * Hercules Furens * ThyestesSeneca's plays are the product of a sensational, frightening, and oppressive period of history. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behaviour. Rape, suicide,child-killing, incestuous love, madness and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings. Passion is constantly set against reason, and passion wins out. Seneca forces us to think about the difference betweencompromise and hypocrisy, about what happens when emotions overwhelm judgement, and about how, if at all, a person can be good, calm, or happy in a corrupt society and under constant threat of death.Seneca was one of the most prolific, versatile, and influential of all classical Latin writers, and the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives. This new edition of his six best plays captures Seneca's style in a verse translationthat is both lively and accurate.
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  • The Royal Baby - Picture Book

    The Royal Baby - Picture Book

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The whole Kingdom is very excited - there's going to be a new royal baby! Will it be a boy or a girl . . .tall or short . . .dark or fair? The Princess and the Prince don't mind. They know that they will love their baby whatever it's like.This is a charming story that captures the joy and excitement of a new baby (whether they're royal or not!).
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  • Black Beauty (Oxford Children's Classics)

    Black Beauty (Oxford Children's Classics)

    Sewell,Anna
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Come with Black Beauty on the journey of a lifetime.If you like horse stories, then Black Beauty is for you! Not only does this edition include the unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other things you might enjoy.
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  • What Can You Spot In Winnie's World?

    What Can You Spot In Winnie's World?

    Valerie Thomas / Korky Paul
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Endless hours of happy hunting with Winnie the Witch!Welcome to Winnie's wonderful world! Step into twelve spectacular scenes with Winnie and Wilbur. Dive under the sea, gaze into the night sky, queue at the museum, and much more. In this search-and-find book every picture is crammed with things to spot,people to meet, and funny details to enjoy.
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  • Winnie The Witch Storybook /With Activity Booklet/

    Winnie The Witch Storybook /With Activity Booklet/

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    An activity book for young learners of English based on the popular children's book, Winnie the Witch.The Story Book has original colour illustrations with simplified text, plus 12 activity pages in a central booklet.
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  • The Aspern Papres and Other Stories (Owc)

    The Aspern Papres and Other Stories (Owc)

    James, Henry
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    'There's no baseness I wouldn't commit for Jeffrey Aspern's sake.'The poet Aspern, long since dead, has left behind some private papers. They are jealously guarded by an old lady, once his mistress and muse, a recluse in an old palazzo in Venice, tended by her ingenuous niece. A predatory critic is determined to seizethem. What can he make of the younger woman? What are his motives? What are the papers worth and what is he prepared to pay?In all four stories collected here, including 'The Death of the Lion', 'The Figure in the Carpet', and 'The Birthplace', the figure of the artist is central. Extraordinarily prophetic, James explores the emergent new cult of the writer as celebrity, andasks, who cares about the work for itself? Can the man behind the artist ever truly be known, and does our knowledge explain the act of creativity? This new edition includes extracts from James's Prefaces and Notebooks which shed light on the genesis ofthe stories.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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  • Selected Myths (Owc) *

    Selected Myths - Plato (Owc)

    Plato
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Edited by Catalin Partenie This is the only selection of Plato's myths currently available. It brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths from Plato's dialogues to make a perfect introduction to Plato's philosophy for new readers. The general introduction gives a brief account of the philosophical theories to which the myths refer and Plato's use of myth. The myths are self-contained stories and each one is prefaced by a short description of its setting and a summary of itsphilosophical meaning. The translations come from established OWC editions of the dialogues from which the myths are taken, together with useful explanatory notes, with three new translations by Robin Waterfield. Includes diagrammatic maps and an index of names.'Once upon a time there were just the gods
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  • Paradise Lost (Owc) * 2008

    Paradise Lost (Owc) * 2008

    Milton John
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    *Well established text taken from the same editors edition of Milton's Major Works which was previously published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series*Excellent new introduction contextualizes Milton and his poem and discusses the poem's structure, language, God vs Satan and a summary of critical responses to the poem since its publication*Since the poem needs frequent annotation the notes are set at the foot of the page instead of at the back of the book which makes referring to them very much easier*Modernized text*Orgel and Goldberg are well known and widely respected scholars of long standing'Of man's first disobedience, and the fruitOf that forbidden tree, whose mortal tasteBrought death into the world...Sing heavenly muse'From almost the moment of its first publication in 1667, Paradise Lost was considered a classic. It is difficult now to appreciate both how audacious an undertaking it represents, and how astonishing its immediate and continued success was. Over thecourse of twelve books Milton wrote an epic poem that would 'justify the ways of God to men', a mission that required a complex drama whose source is both historical and deeply personal. The struggle for ascendancy between God and Satan is played outacross hell, heaven, and earth but the consequences of the Fall are all too humanly tragic - pride, ambition, and aspiration the motivating forces. In this new edition derived from their acclaimed Oxford Authors text, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldbergdiscuss the complexity of Milton's poem in a new introduction, and on-page notes explain its language and allusions.
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  • The Alchemist and Other Plays (Owc)

    The Alchemist and Other Plays (Owc)

    Jonson,Ben
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The only edition to offer Jonson's four greatest comediesThis edition brings together Jonson's four great comedies in one volume. Volpone, which was first performed in 1606, dramatizes the corrupting nature of greed in an exuberant satire set in contemporary Venice. The first production of Epicene marked theend of a year-long closure of the theatres because of an epidemic of Plague in 1609
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  • Camilla (Owc) * 2010

    Camilla (Owc) * 2010

    Burney,F.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    First published in 1796, Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people-Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country parson, and their cousin Indiana Lynmere-and, in particular, with the love affair between Camillaherself and her eligible suitor, Edgar Mandlebert. The path of true love, however, is strewn with intrigue, contretemps and misunderstanding.An enormously popular eighteenth-century novel, Camilla is touched at many points by the advancing spirit of romanticism. As in Evelina, Fanny Burney weaves into her novel strands of light and dark, comic episodes and gothic shudders, and creates apattern of social and moral dilemmas which emphasize and illuminate the gap between generations.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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  • Selected Stories - Mansfield (Owc)

    Selected Stories - Mansfield (Owc)

    Mansfield,Katherine
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    'I was jealous of her writing. The only writing I have ever been jealous of.' Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf was not the only writer to admire Mansfield's work: Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Bowen all praised her stories, and her early death at the age of thirty-four cut short one of the finest short-story writers in the Englishlanguage.This selection covers the full range of Mansfield's fiction, from her early satirical stories to the subtly nuanced comedy of 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel' and the macabre and ominous 'A Married Man's Story'. The stories that pay what Mansfieldcalls 'a debt of love' to New Zealand are as sharply etched as the European stories, and she recreates her childhood world with mordant insight. Disruption is a constant theme, whether the tone is comic, tragic, nostalgic, or domestic, echoingMansfield's disrupted life and the fractured expressions of Modernism.This new edition increases the selection from 27 to 33 stories and prints them in the order in which they first appeared, in the definitive texts established by Anthony Alpers.
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  • Decameron (Owc) (2008)

    Decameron (Owc) (2008)

    Boccaccio
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Decameron (c.1351) was written in the wake of the Black Death, a shattering epidemic which had shaken Florence's confident entrepreneurial society to its core.In a country villa outside the city, ten young noble men and women who have escaped the plague decide to tell each other stories. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in this virtuoso performance of one hundred tales, vivid portraitsof people from all stations in life, with plots which revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions. Themes are playfully restated from one story to another within an elegant and refined framework. One of Chaucer's most fruitful sources for theCanterbury Tales, Boccaccio's work artfully combines the essential ingredients of narrative: fate and desire, crises and quick-thinking.This new translation by Guido Waldman captures the exuberance and variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.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, those interested in Italan literature in translation, students of Italian literature, Comparative literature, medieval literature, medieval history, at all levels.
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  • Rome's Mediterranean Empire (Owc) Books 41-45 & The Periocha

    Rome's Mediterranean Empire (Owc) Books 41-45 & The Periocha

    Livy
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    - This is the first complete English translation of Books 41-45 of Livy's famous history of Rome in fifty years. It is the only paperback edition to include the Periochae, the summaries of Livy's entire 142 books, previously available in English only inLoeb's hardcover series.- These five books tell the story of Rome's last major war with Macedon and they have the special attraction of illustrating, in compact form, Livy's moral vision at the heart of his account of the Romans' past.- The excellent introduction considers the place of Livy's work in ancient historical writing, his sources and the historical background, the structure of these five books and their content.- Explanatory Notes draw attention to historical and literary questions and points of interest
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  • Eiric The Red and Other Icelandic Sagas (Owc) (2009)

    Eiric The Red and Other Icelandic Sagas (Owc) (2009)

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The remote and inhospitable landscape of Iceland made it a perfect breeding-ground for heroes. The first Norsemen to colonize it in 860 found that the fight for survival demanded high courage and tough self reliance
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  • Eustace Diamonds (Owc)

    Eustace Diamonds (Owc) *

    Trollope, Anthony
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Anthony TrollopeEdited by Helen SmallOxford World's Classics The Eustace Diamonds is the third in Trollope's six-volume Palliser series, the least political, and with an extraordinary heroine in the shape of Lizzie Eustace, a lying schemer in the mould of Thackeray's Becky Sharp. In her introduction Helen Small explores the central themes of lying and truth-telling, placing the novel within contemporary political and social debates as well as paying attention to the story, characters, and style of the novel. Invaluable appendix outlines the political context of the Palliser novels and establishes the internal chronology of the series and the relationship between fictional and actual political events, providing a unique understanding of the series as alinked narrative. Biographical Preface provides a compact biography of Anthony Trollope, and a Chronology charts his life against the major historical events of the period. Explanatory Notes identify aspects of the political landscape, the social significance of Trollope's account of the geography of London, and his extensive allusions to Romantic literature, song, and matters of topical interest in the late 1860s and1870s.New to this Edition: Introduction, select bibliography, and explanatory notes by Helen Small. Biographical Preface outlining Trollope's life, and new Chronology. Appendix outlining the political contextof the Palliser novels and establishing the internal chronology of the series and the relationship between fictional and actual political events, providing a unique understanding of the series as a linkednarrative. Improved print appearance with an entirely reset text.
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  • Sayings of The Buddha (Owc)

    Sayings of The Buddha (Owc)

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    - Buddhist religious belief and philosophy derive from the teachings of Gotama the Buddha, and this new translation offers the best selection of his most important sayings across a full range of themes and literary style.- The most critically up-to-date edition.- Scholarly and readable translation that offers a wide selection of complete discourses within a single volume.- The only anthology of material exclusively from the Pali Nikayas, one of the oldest and most important sources for the teachings of the Buddha.'As if someone were to hold up a lamp in the dark so that those with eyes could see - in exactly the same way Gotama has made the truth clear in various ways.'Gotama the Buddha, who lived the life of a wandering ascetic in northern India during the fifth century BCE, is looked to as the founder of one of the world's major religions. One of the main sources for knowledge of his teachings is the four PaliNikayas or 'collections' of his sayings. Written in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to Sanskrit, the Nikayas are among the oldest Buddhist texs and consist of more than one and a half million words. This new translation offers aselection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material contained in the Nikayas: the central themes of the Buddha's teaching (his biography, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spirituallife) and the range of literary style (myth, dialogue, narrative, short sayings, verse).
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