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Oxford World´s Classics

Myths From Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World´s Classics)

Autor: DALLEY, S.

publisher: OUP References

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The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of

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The Nibelungenlied: the Lay of the Nibelungs (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: EDWARDS, C. (Ed.)

publisher: OUP References

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'In ancient tales many marvels are told us ... now you may hear such marvels told!' The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, and the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs with its priceless treasure-hoard guarded by dwarves and giants, of Prünhilt the Amazonian queen,

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Persuasion (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: AUSTEN, J.

publisher: OUP References

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'She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.' Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories. More than seven years earlier she complied with duty: persuaded to view the match as imprudent and improper, she broke off her engagement to a naval

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Cymbeline (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: SHAKESPEARE, W.

publisher: OUP References

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This is the first full-scale edition of Cymbeline for 37 years. During that time, there has been considerable interest in Shakespeare's late work in the theatre, and several notable productions have demonstrated the powerful impact of Cymbeline. Based firmly on Roger Warren's extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance, this edition shows how Shakespeare draws upon a wide range

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The Professor (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: BRONTË, Ch.

publisher: OUP References

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The hero of Charlotte Bronte's first novel escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but manipulative Zoraide Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil in Reuter's school. Also included in this edition is Emma, Charlotte Bronte's last, unfinished novel.

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Flatland (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: ABBOTT, E. A.

publisher: OUP References

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"How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful ""romance of many dimensions"" explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of

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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / Peter and Wendy (Oxford World´s Classics)

Autor: BARRIE, J. M.

publisher: OUP References

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In Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, J.M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living a wild and secret life with birds and fairies in the middle of London. Later Barrie let this remarkable child grow a little older and he became the boy-hero of Neverland, making his first appearance, with Wendy, Captain Hook, and the Lost Boys, in Peter and Wendy. The Peter Pan stories were Barrie's only

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: VERNE, J.

publisher: OUP References

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they

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Little Women (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: Louisa May Alcott

publisher: OUP References

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Little Women has remained enduringly popular since its publication in 1868, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. Set in a small New England community, it tells of the March family: Marmee looks after daughters in the absence of her husband, who is serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War, and Meg, Jo,Beth, and Amy experience domestic trials and triumphs as they

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Selected Poetry (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: BYRON, G. G.

publisher: OUP References

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Byron was a legend in his own lifetime and the dominant influence on the Romantic movement. The most European of the English writers in an age of revolution, Byron was deeply involved in contemporary events, and a passionate supporter of the struggle for Greek independence. Describing himself as `born for opposition', his work was largely directed against what he called the `cant political, cant

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On Murder (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: DE QUINCEY, T.

publisher: OUP References

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'For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination' Thomas De Quincey's three essays 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts' centre on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in

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The Gallic War (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: CAESAR, J.

publisher: OUP References

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The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. On one level a straightforward narrative of the campaigns Caesar fought against the Gauls, Germans and Britons, it also serves a deeper political purpose, revealing him as a commander of breathtaking flair,

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Aesop´s Fables (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: AESOP

publisher: OUP References

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"'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. ""How many children do you breed?"" asked the sow. ""I breed only one"", said the lioness, ""but it is very well bred!""' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a

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John Barleycorn (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: LONDON, J.

publisher: OUP References

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Published in 1913, this harrowing, autobiographical 'A to Z' of drinking shattered London's reputation as a clean-living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as White Fang and The Call of the Wild.

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Authors in Context: Oscar Wilde (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: SLOAN, J.

publisher: OUP References

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Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr, Oscar Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This edition, part of Oxford's new Authors in Context series, examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his

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