Wordsworth - Literature

Wordsworth - Literature

Wordsworth - Literature

Wordsworth - Literature

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THREE MUSKETEERS
ALEXANDRE DUMAS    Book Number: 100386
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A historical romance, The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos...
THE ENGLISH POEMS OF JOHN MILTON
JOHN MILTON    Book Number: 10624
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John Milton (1608-74) has a strong claim to be considered the greatest English poet after Shakespeare. His early poems, collected and published in 1645, include the much loved pair L'Allegro and Il...
COLLECTED POEMS WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM    Book Number: 10627
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William Wordsworth (1770-1850) is the foremost of the English Romantic poets. He sought to write in the language of ordinary men and women, of ordinary thoughts, sights and sounds, and his early p...
COLLECTED POEMS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
ALFRED TENNYSON    Book Number: 10735
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Although Tennyson (1809-1892) has often been characterized as an austere, bearded patriarch and laureate of the Victorian age, his poems speak clearly to the imagination of the late 20th century. H...
COLLECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY
THOMAS HARDY    Book Number: 10736
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Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field....
DICKINSON: The Selected Poems
EMILY DICKINSON    Book Number: 10800
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The daughter of a lawyer from Amhurst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was initially a vivacious, outgoing person, but she progressively withdrew into a reclusive existance. Emily was a...
COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT BURNS
ROBERT BURNS    Book Number: 10902
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Robert Burns, the most celebrated of all Scottish poets, is remembered with great devotion - his birthday on 25th January provokes fervour and festivity among Scots and many others the world over. ...
IVANHOE Sir Walter Scott
SIR WALTER SCOTT    Book Number: 10905
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Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats and equally memorable characters. Scott explores the conflicts between the Cr...
THE WORKS OF 'BANJO' PATERSON
BANJO PATERSON    Book Number: 10974
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With an Introduction and Bibliography Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson may fairly be regarded as Australia's national poet. 'Waltzing Matilda', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'The Man from the Snowy Ri...
POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 23951
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With an Introduction by Tim Cook. Shakespeare's sonnets have an intensity of both feeling and meaning unmatched in English sonnet form. They divide into two parts; the first 126 sonnets are address...
DANIEL DERONDA
GEORGE ELIOT    Book Number: 24264
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Gwendolen Harleth, George Eliot's most remarkable heroine, marries for money and power rather than love, but finds marriage a trap and her husband's sadistic use of power constricting. The upper c...
NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
ARISTOTLE    Book Number: 25242
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Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) is the philosopher who has had most influence on the development of western culture - natural sciences, philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and ethics. To the poet...
THE CONFESSIONS
Rousseau    Book Number: 25246
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When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its honest treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then it has had a more profound impact o...
THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
JOHN BUNYAN    Book Number: 25249
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A tinker, sailor, Baptist minister, prisoner and writer of outstanding narrative genius, this must be John Bunyan's greatest work. It is an allegory of the Christian life of true brilliance and is ...
KEY PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS
RENE DESCARTES    Book Number: 25251
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Renee Descartes (1596-1650) was the father of modern philosophy and one of the greatest thinkers in history. His genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. He broke the conv...
TAO TE CHING
LAO TZU    Book Number: 25252
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Dating from around 300BC, this is the first great classic of the Chinese school of philosophy called Taoism. Within its pages is summed up a complete view of the cosmos and how human beings should ...
TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO
Polo, Marco    Book Number: 25254
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Marco Polo (1254-1329) has achieved an archetypal status as a traveller and this is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient world. He recounts his journey to ...
UTOPIA
THOMAS MORE    Book Number: 25255
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Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought. Utopians live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, hold all posse...
VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE
CHARLES DARWIN    Book Number: 25257
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Darwin's writings as an independent naturalist on the HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 capture the natural world's beauty in his own sublime language. In a travel journal which takes us from the co...
DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
EDWARD GIBBON    Book Number: 25261
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Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the languag...
ON WAR
CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ    Book Number: 25263
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Perhaps the greatest book ever written about war. Oppression soldier von Clauswitz had witnessed at first hand the immense destructive power of French Revolutionary armies which swept across Europe...
INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
Freud, Sigmund    Book Number: 25265
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Ever since its publication in 1900, Freud's masterpiece, The Interpretation of Dreams has never failed to stimulate controversy. As science and technology outstrip our ability to cope with their co...
THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
T. E. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 25266
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As Angus Calder states in his Introduction to this edition, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War. Lawrence's younger brothers,...
MEDITATIONS
Aurelius, Marcus    Book Number: 25267
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The Meditations of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are perhaps the most readable exposition of the great system of metaphysics known as Stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside passions,...
COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS    Book Number: 25386
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit. His great tragedies, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and comedies such as A Midsummer Nigh...
COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED LEWIS CARROLL
JOHN TENNIEL    Book Number: 25504
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Inspired by the insatiable Victorian appetite for party games, tricks and conundrums, Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) wrote many works of humorous, witty, whimsical and nonsensical verse. ...
COLLECTED WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE
OSCAR WILDE    Book Number: 27108
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Oscar Wilde's Works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. The Picture of Dorian Gray shocked and outraged many readers of his d...
BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 27151
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A collection of twenty of the very best tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 short stories featuring the arch-sleuth. Within these pages the reader will encounter the greatest collection of villa...
INFERNO
DANTE ALIGHIERI    Book Number: 27155
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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet Divine was added by later admirers) in exile from his ...
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE    Book Number: 28847
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Hailed as the finest book ever written on the nature of democracy, it continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, above all in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. De ...
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