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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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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 PELOPONNESIAN WAR (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: THUCYDIDES

publisher: OUP References

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"""The greatest historian that ever lived."" Such was Macaulay's assessment of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. A participant in the war himself, Thucydides brings to

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FRANKENSTEIN (Oxford World´s Classics)

Autor: SHELLEY, M. W.

publisher: OUP References

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A misguided scientist seeks to instill life in a creature he has assembled from the bodies of the dead.

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IVANHOE (Oxford World´s Classics)

Autor: SCOTT, W.

publisher: OUP References

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More than a century after the Norman Conquest, England remains a colony of foreign warlords. The dissolute Prince John plots to seize his brother's crown, his barons terrorize the country, and the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood haunts the ancient greenwood. The secret return of King Richard and the disinherited Saxon knight, Ivanhoe, heralds the start of a splendid and tumultuous romance, featuring

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A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR (Oxford World´s Classics)

Autor: DEFOE, D.

publisher: OUP References

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Using text and notes reproduced from the Oxford English Novels edition, this an account of the year of the Great Plague. It includes a new introduction which sheds light on the relationship of the journal to Pepy's diary, and a new medical note that relates the latest research on the Plague.

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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 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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PARADISE LOST (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: MILTON, J.

publisher: OUP References

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'Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought 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 the course of

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SELECTED TALES (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: POE, E. A.

publisher: OUP References

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Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Yet, as well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Abandoning the criteria

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ROMEO AND JULIET (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: SHAKESPEARE, W.

publisher: OUP References

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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 and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else * detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing

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WEALTH OF NATIONS (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: SMITH, A.

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This edition contains generous selections from all five volumes of The Wealth of Nations, and places Smith's inquiry into its historical, intellectual, and cultural context.

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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: WILDE, O.

publisher: OUP References

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'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.' When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay forever young, and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. Set in fin-de-siecle London, the novel traces a path from the studio of painter Basil Hallward to the opium dens

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MRS. DALLOWAY (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

Autor: WOOLF, V.

publisher: OUP References

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'Fear no more the heat of the sun.' Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except

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