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KAMASUTRA (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: VATSYAYANA, M.

publisher: OUP References

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'When the wheel of sexual ecstasy is in full motion, there is no textbook at all, and no order.' The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. It is about the art of living - about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs - and also about the positions in sexual intercourse. It was composed in Sanskrit,

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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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WAR AND PEACE (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition Revised)

Autor: TOLSTOY, L. N.

publisher: OUP References

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'If life could write, it would write like Tolstoy.' Isaac Babel Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their

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THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: COLLINS, W.

publisher: OUP References

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The Woman in White (1859-60) is the first and greatest `Sensation Novel'. Walter Hartright's mysterious midnight encounter with the woman in white draws him into a vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue. The novel is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction - Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the

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THE LIBRARY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: APOLLODORUS

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The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd century BC to the present, influencing writers from antiquity to Robert Graves. It provides a

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ON WAR (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: CLAUSEWITZ, C. von

publisher: OUP References

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On War is one of the most important books ever written on the subject of war. Clausewitz, a Prussian officer who fought against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, sought to understand and analyze the phenomenon of war so that future leaders could conduct and win conflicts more effectively. He studied the human and social factors that affect outcomes, as well as the tactical and technological

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SAYINGS OF THE BUDDHA (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

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'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

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THE KORAN (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

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The Koran is a book apart, not only as Holy Scripture for Muslims, but as the supreme classic of Arabic literature. In its 114 Suras, or chapters, it comprises the total of revelations believed to have been communicated to the prophet Muhammad as a final expression of God's will and purpose for man. The revelations were received over a number of years, the first dating from AD 610, the last

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THE BHAGAVAD GITA (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

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'I have heard the supreme mystery, yoga, from Krishna, from the lord of yoga himself.' Thus ends the Bhagavad Gita, the most famous episode from the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. In its eighteen short chapters Krishna's teaching leads the warrior Arjuna from perplexity to understanding and correct action, in the process raising and developing many key themes from the history of

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THE DHAMMAPADA (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: CARTER, J. R.

publisher: OUP References

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The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature. Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therevi?1da school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dhammapada, or sayings of the dhamma, is

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THE NICOMACHEAN ETHICS (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: ARISTOTLE

publisher: OUP References

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This new edition of one of the founding texts of moral philosophy combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and notes to aid readers in their understanding of Aristotle's intricate arguments. Widely admired translation, sparingly revised to retain its qualities while paying special attention to key terms, enhancing

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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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ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: DARWIN, Ch.

publisher: OUP References

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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. Broadview's unabridged edition of On the Origin of Species (which corrects the first edition against the second) also includes an introduction, a bibliography, explanatory notes, a chronology of Darwin's life, and a

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: DICKENS, Ch.

publisher: OUP References

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'you are to understand, Mr. Pip, that the name of the person who is your liberal benefactor remains a profound secret...' Young Pip lives with his sister and her husband the blacksmith, with few prospects for advancement until a mysterious benefaction takes him from the Kent marshes to London. Pip is haunted by figures from his past - the escaped convict Magwitch, the time-withered Miss Havisham

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AGNES GREY (Oxford World´s Classics Third Edition)

Autor: BRONTE, A.

publisher: OUP References

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Anne Brontë's first novel, Agnes Grey, combines an astute dissection of middle-class social behavior and class attitudes with a wonderful study of Victorian responses to young children which has parallels with debates about education that continue to this day. In writing the novel, Brontë drew on her own experiences, and one can trace in the work many of the trials of the Victorian governess,

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NOTEBOOKS (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: DA VINCI, L.

publisher: OUP References

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'Study me reader, if you find delight in me...Come, O men, to see the miracles that such studies will disclose in nature.' Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, which represent perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. In them he recorded everything that interested him in the world around him, and his

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THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: STERNE, L.

publisher: OUP References

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At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature--including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, and Dr. Slop--and boasts one of the most innovative and whimsical narrative styles in all literature. This revised edition of Sterne's extraordinary novel retains the text based on the first

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THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: WILDE, O.

publisher: OUP References

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'Wilde did not converse - he told tales.' Oscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late 1880s. They have never lacked readers and admirers, George Orwell and W. B. Yeats among them. The stories give free rein to Wilde's originality, literary skill, and sophistication. They include poignant fairy-tales such as

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: AUSTEN, J.

publisher: OUP References

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'his perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!' Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters

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THE FLOWERS OF EVIL (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: BAUDELAIRE, Ch.

publisher: OUP References

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The Flowers of Evil, which T. S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the police, and Baudelaire and his published were

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THE HISTORIES (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: HERODOTUS

publisher: OUP References

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"""The father of history,"" as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to ""prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time,"" Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us

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THE PRINCE (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: MACHIAVELLI, N.

publisher: OUP References

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'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought...but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.' When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand

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THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: MARX, K.

publisher: OUP References

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The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential pieces of political propaganda ever written. It is a summary of the whole Marxist vision of history and is the foundation document of the Marxist movement. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were aged 29 and 27 respectively when The Communist Manifesto was published on the eve of the 1848 revolutions. The authors had been close collaborators

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MOBY DICK (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: MELVILLE, H.

publisher: OUP References

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This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on the author's own experiences on the high seas. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the

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