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English Poems and Writings

by Paul Tagney

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A significant collection of truly artistic, original, poetry and prose, created by Paul's natural ability to record his unique perspectives on life's special moments, including inspirations from family,...


The Professor and Other Writings

by Terry Castle

From one of America's most brilliant critics and cultural commentators comes a long-awaited collection of penetrating autobiographical essays and a riveting short memoir, novelistic in style and ambition, about...


Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton said of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." This collection of Stevenson's essays includes:...


My Miscellanies

by Wilkie Collins

British author Wilkie Collins was one of the most famous authors of his day, ranking alongside luminaries such as Charles Dickens in terms of sales and popular acclaim. My Miscellanies bring together a series...


Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

by Various

Add some levity to your reading list with this compilation of some of the wittiest and most amusing humor writing from the American literary canon. Bringing together essays, vignettes and short stories from...


An Englishman Looks at the World

by H. G. Wells

Today, the name H. G. Wells is synonymous with the genre of science fiction, and Wells is best remembered as the creator of masterpieces such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor...


To Tell You the Truth

by Leonard Merrick

English fiction writer Leonard Merrick is best remembered for his novel Conrad in Quest of His Youth, which was adapted to the silver screen, along with many of his other novels and short stories. This collection...


November Boughs

by Walt Whitman

Rare essays and verses by the 70-year-old poet include reflections on the genesis of Leaves of Grass, "Slang in America," "What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays," "The Old Bowery," and more.


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Selections)/Also sprach Zarathustra (Auswahl): A Dual-Language Book

by Friedrich Nietzsche

This dual-language edition features one third of Nietzsche's work, keeping the most famous concepts intact and encompassing a variety of moods and modes as well as the author's full linguistic scope.


Oxford Classics: Teaching and Learning 1800-2000

by Christopher Stray

Oxford, the home of lost causes, the epitome of the world of medieval and renaissance learning in Britain, has always fascinated at a variety of levels: social, institutional, cultural. Its rival, Cambridge,...


Textual Permanence: Roman Elegists and Epigraphic Tradition

by Teresa Ramsby

Textual Permanence is the first book to examine the influence of the Roman epigraphic tradition on Latin elegiac poetry. The frequent use of invented inscriptions within the works of Rome's elegiac poets suggests...


Asclepius: A Secret Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus

by Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses. The...


Introduction to Nineteenth-Century French Literature

by Tim Farrant

Takes the literature of the period both as a window on various mindsets and as an object of fascination in its own right. Beginning with history, the century's biggest problem and potential, this title looks...


Virgil: Aeneid I

by Virgil & Keith Maclennan

In Book I of the Aeneid, Aeneas is shipwrecked on the coast of North Africa, near where the Phoenician queen Dido is building a city that will become Carthage. Aeneas and Dido meet. Their doomed love is set...


Supplemental Apology for Believers in Shakespeare Papers: Volume 26

by George Chalmers

First published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses from Washington to Obama

by Various

A collection of US inauguration speeches from Washington to Obama. At the beginning of a term each new President of the United States delivers their inauguration speech to the nation. Here in one volume are...


Essays and Lectures

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is remembered best for his sharp wit, his comedic plays and for his contribution to aestheticism and decadence. In this collection of essays, however, Wilde writes predominantly on...


Epigrams from the Anthologia Latina: Text,Translation and Commentary

by N.M. Kay

This scholarly edition consists of the Latin text, with translation and detailed commentary, of a sequence of epigrams from the "Anthologia Latina". Although text and interpretation of these pieces present frequent...


Essays on Life by Thomas Mitchell, Farmer

by Thomas Mitchell & Allan Cameron

Just before the First World War destroyed a generation and divided Europe for almost a century, a farmer in a remote part of Aberdeenshire sat down at the age for forty-three to write his thoughts on how to...