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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

    One of Shaw’s aims in this play is to debunk the romantic heroics of war; he wanted to present a realistic account of war and to remove all pretensions of nobility from war. It is not, however, an anti-war play; instead, it is a satire on those attitudes which would glorify war. To create this satire, Shaw chose as his title the opening lines of Virgil’s Aeneid, the Roman epic which glorifies war and the heroic feats of man in war, and which begins, “Of arms and the man I sing. . . .”

    When the play opens, we hear about the glorious exploits which were performed by Major Sergius Saranoff during his daring and magnificent cavalry raid, an event that turned the war against the Serbs toward victory for the Bulgarians. He thus becomes Raina Petkoff’s ideal hero; yet the more that we learn about this raid, the more we realize that it was a futile, ridiculous gesture, one that bordered on an utter suicidal escapade.

    In contrast, Captain Bluntschli’s actions in Raina’s bedroom strike us, at first, as being the actions of a coward. (Bluntschli is a Swiss, a professional soldier fighting for the Serbs.) He climbs up a water pipe and onto a balcony to escape capture, he threatens a defenseless woman with his gun, he allows her to hide him behind the curtains, and then he reveals that he carries chocolates rather than cartridges in his cartridge box because chocolates are more practical on the battlefield. Yet, as the play progresses, Bluntschli’s unheroic actions become reasonable when we see that he survives, whereas had the war continued, Sergius’ absurd heroic exploits would soon have left him dead.
    ISBN: 9788125041740
    Publisher: LONGMAN
    Subtitle: AN ANTI-ROMANTIC COMEDY IN THREE ACTS
    Author: BERNARD SHAW

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  • THE CLASSICS

    It’s no myth: this lively refresher course fills in all you need to know about ancient studies-from Zeus’s throne to the fall of Rome-in pithy little quips. It covers the impressive advances made by Greek and Roman societies, from language to medicine, from art to architecture. You’ll learn: The Greek alphabet, from alpha to omega The history and characteristics that define Greek and Roman architecture and its influence on modern building Greek and Latin words, which make up more than 30 percent of the words in the English language, and how you can build your vocabulary by learning the roots The Greek and Roman gods, the mythology surrounding them, and the part these figures play in our culture Almost 1,000 years of Greek and Roman history, from the birth of democracy to Caesar’s empire The philosophies taught by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and what their ideas have contributed to the world we live in today How modern cultural staples such as the Olympics were formed by classical literature written by authors such as Homer and Cicero.

    ISBN: 9781606521328
    AUTHOR: CAROLINE TAGGART

    ISBN: 9781606521328
    Publisher: READER’S DIGEST
    Subtitle: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, FROM ZEUS’S THRONE TO THE FALL OF ROME
    Author: CAROLINE TAGGART

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  • THE GULISTAN

    The Gulistan (Rose Garden) is as exalted in the Islamic World as its writer. Written in Farsi in the 13th century Iran (Persia), this masterpiece consists of moral and ethical stories that explore the complexities of human behaviour. It brings to life, in a peerless combination of prose and verse, a world of kings, commoners, lovers, and scholars and provides easy guidance to its readers in their quest for a conscientious living. The Gulistan was an important textbook in elementary education in Hindustan when the British came to rule the subcontinent. It was then that it was translated in English and other European languages by eminent western scholars. This superb translation by John T. Platts has been chosen for the 21st century readers on account of its impeccable language, closeness to the original text and unparalleled notes. John T. Platts (1830-1904) was an English scholar born in the British India. He was a linguist par-excellence. Not only did he translate The Gulistan and Ikhwanu-s-Safa in English, but also compiled dictionaries and Persian and Hindi grammar books. His magnum opus A Hindustani-English Dictionary (1881) has not been rivalled yet. It is still in common use throughout the subcontinent.
    ISBN: 9786275100430
    AUTHOR: SHAIKH SA’DI
    ISBN: 9786275100430
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SHAIKH SA’DI

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

    The Merchant of Venice is perhaps most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex figure of the money lender, Shylock. The play was described as a comedy in the First Folio but its modern audiences find it more problematic to categorise. The vilification of Shylock ‘the Jew’ can be very uncomfortable for a post-holocaust audience and debates continue as to whether Shakespeare’s portrayal of this complex man is sympathetic or anti-semitic.

    John Drakakis comprehensive introduction traces the stage history of the figure of the Jew and looks boldly at twenty-first century issues surrounding it. He also explores other themes of the play such as father/daughter relations, the power of money and the forceful character of Portia, to offer readers an energetic, original and revelatory reading of this challenging play.

    ISBN: 9781903436813
    AUTHOR: JOHN DRAKAKIS
    ISBN: 9781903436813
    Publisher: ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN DRAKAKIS

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  • THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

    Raised in the idyllic setting of Dorlcote Mill, the wild and wilful Maggie Tulliver adores her elder brother Tom and is forever trying to gain the approbation of her parents. Yet, as she grows older and the family struggle under the weight of severe pecuniary difficulties, she becomes increasingly caught between the divergent expectations of the four men in her life: a doting father, an obdurate and vengeful brother, a good-looking and frivolous suitor and an earnest old playmate who happens to be the son of her father and brother’s sworn enemy. Tragic and affecting, and drawing heavily on George Eliot’s own rural upbringing and relationship with her brother, The Mill on the Floss is one of literature’s finest evocations of childhood and adolescence, and introduces, in Maggie Tulliver, one of the most beloved heroines in the English canon.
    ISBN: 9781847497420
    AUTHOR: GEORGE ELIOT
    ISBN: 9781847497420
    Publisher: ALMA CLASSICS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GEORGE ELIOT

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Every year at the holidays, the historic Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its extraordinary collection: the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with its detailed emendations, deletions, and insertions in Dickens’s own hand. Here, for the first time in a beautiful trade edition, A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition presents a facsimile of that invaluable manuscript, along with a typeset version of the story, a fascinating introduction by the Morgan’s chief literary curator on the history of the story, and a new foreword by Colm ToibIn celebrating its timeless appeal.
    ISBN: 9780393608649
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle:
    Author: CHARLES DICKENS

     2,495
  • TWELFTH NIGHT

    Series Editor: Ken Roy Developed to provide a student-centered approach in the study of Shakespeare. The series features a wide variety of activities for individual and group work to provide students with opportunities to: – Develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening – Create director logs – Improvise, role-play or dramatize scene segments
    ISBN: 9780774714761
    AUTHOR: KEN ROY, IAN WALDRON
    ISBN: 9780774714761
    Publisher: NELSON
    Subtitle: 2nd Ed
    Author: KEN ROY

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  • WAR AND PEACE

    War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon’s war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy’s view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters.

    Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and the idealistic Pierre Bezukhov illustrate Tolstoy’s philosophy in this novel of unquestioned mastery. This translation is one which received Tolstoy’s approval.
    ISBN: 9781853260629
    AUTHOR: LEO TOLSTOY
    ISBN: 9781853260629
    Publisher: WORDSWORTH CLASSIC
    Subtitle:
    Author: LEO TOLSTOY

     595
  • ROMEO AND JULIET

    A new look at Romeo and Juliet in accordance with the work of the Shakespeare and Schools Project, the national curriculum for English and developments at GCSE and A Level. Cambridge School Shakespeare considers the play as theatre and the text as script, enabling pupils to inhabit the imaginative world of the play in an accessible, meaningful and creative way. This new edition features new and updated activities, extra help with language and a host of new photographs, many taken from Baz Luhrmann’s recent film.

    ISBN: 9780521634970

    AUTHOR: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    ISBN: 9780521634970
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL SHAKESPEARE – 2ND ED
    Author: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

    Enamoured by the beauty of Dorian Gray, the sensitive artist Basil Hallward paints in oil a full-length portrait of the protagonist. Sitting there Gray listens to the hedonistic worldviews of Hallward s friend Lord Henry Wotton and wants to stay young forever to pursue his epicurean ideals. He wishes his portrait to age instead of himself. Later. when he dumps his actress friend Sybil Vane, Gray notices a change of expression in his portrait. He knows that his wish has been granted. Now nothing will keep him from leading the life of a libertine. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tour de force in which Wilde intricately explores the idea of “art for art’s sake.” Published in 1890, it is his only novel and arguably his best work.

    Author: Oscar Wilde

    ISBN: 9789699903403
    ISBN: 9789699903403
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: OSCAR WILDE

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  • THE ROSE AND THE YEW TREE A DAUGHTER’S A DAUGHTER THE BURDEN

    The last three of six psychological romance novels, love stories with a jagged edge, by the Queen of Crime, writing under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. It was her sharp observations of the ambitions that drive people, their relationships and the conflicts that erupt between them, that added life and sparkle to her ingenious detective novels. When she turned this understanding of human nature away from the crime genre, writing anonymously as Mary Westmacott to prove that her writing could sell on its merit rather than her fame alone, she created bittersweet novels, love stories with a jagged edge, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work. The Rose and the Yew Tree: A working-class man’s attempts to elevate himself in life lead to unforeseen circumstances…A Daughter’s a Daughter: A mother rejects personal happiness to look after her daughter, but later regrets the decision…The Burden: A girl precipitates a disastrous marriage by controlling the life of her younger sibling!
    ISBN: 0006493297
    Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AGATHA CHRISTIE

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  • TOM JONES

    This revised Norton Critical Edition is based upon the fourth edition of “Tom Jones”, the last to be published during Fielding’s lifetime. Contemporary reactions to the novel’s publication and 12 critical essays are included.


    ISBN: 0393965945
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: HENRY FIELDING

     360
  • BELOVED

    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

    Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.


    ISBN: 9781400033416
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: TONI MORRISON

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  • ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND


    ISBN: W2787
    Publisher: GOODWILL PUBLISHING HOUSE
    Subtitle:
    Author: MATT RISSINGER

     50
  • IN A GERMAN PENSION

    Katherine Mansfield’s In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Mansfield’s skill in the genre.

    Written shortly after Mansfield visited Germany as a young woman, these short stories form a series of satirical sketches of German characters. From a young wife’s preoccupation with her husband’s stomach, to a society lady’s inability to see beyond the latest fashion, Mansfield depicts everyday events and the minute changes of human behaviour in the most exquisite detail. In a German Pension reveals her as a true disciple of Chekhov.
    ISBN: 1843910411
    Publisher: HESPERUS
    Subtitle:
    Author: KATHERINE MANSFIELD

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  • ORLANDO


    ISBN: 9789699903663
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VIRGINIA WOOLF

     450
  • A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN


    ISBN: 9786275100157
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VIRGINIA WOOLF

     250
  • MRS. DALLOWAY

    Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. As she makes preparations she relives her life in a continuous monologue which reveals a disturbed and unhappy woman under the guise of a lively and successful person. A war veteran Septimus Smith is on the brink of madness and is nearing an inevitable suicide. As the party nears its climax these apparently detached stories impalpably entwine in a masterly study of human experience. Mrs. Dalloway is one of the top hundred English novels of the twentieth century. Woolf’s To the Lighthouse is another great work on the all important list.


    ISBN: 9789699903335
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VIRGINIA WOOLF

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  • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

    A collectable hardback of the world’s best-selling crime novel, with a facsimile of the first jacket design from 1939 to bear the legendary title ‘And Then There Were None’.

    Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.

    The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again…
    ISBN: 9780007525300
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AGATHA CHRISTIE

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