• 1984
    1984
    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in what remains of a Britain ravaged by revolution. His every move is monitored by the Thought Police, who are responsible for detecting dissent against the Party and its leader, Big Brother-and eliminating it. When he meets Julia, Winston thinks he might have found love, and a fellow loather of the Party. But when the pair are arrested and sent to the sinister Room 101 for re-education, their bond-and commitment to their shared cause-will be tested to its limits. George Orwell's dystopian vision of a world enslaved by doublethink and thoughtcrime is as terrifying now as it was on its initial publication in 1949. One of the great classics of the twentieth century, 1984 is a startlingly original and arresting novel about tyranny and the universal struggle of the individual against the malevolent tendencies of the modern state.

    ISBN: 9781925355765
    Publication date: 28/11/2016
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Orwell, George
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • 1984
    1984
    With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell's 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition. "Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power."--The New Yorker
    In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell's masterpiece "1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present." Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell's novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

    ISBN: 9781328869333
    Publication date: 04/04/2017
    Price: $41.99
    Author: Orwell, George
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $41.99
  • 1984 & Animal Farm
    1984 & Animal Farm
    George Orwell's novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state and the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic. Introductions by Charlotte Wood, 1984 and Don Watson, Animal Farm.

    ISBN: 9781925603040
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Orwell, George
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 30-Second Mythology
    30-Second Mythology
    The 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects that you feel you should really understand. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Mythology offers the shortest path to a world of gods and monsters. So much modern culture traces its origins back to Greek and Roman mythology (witness 2010's Clash of the Titans and Percy Jackson and the Olympians). The stories provide wonderful references to make your conversation more heroic and lift your imagination closer to the gods. Sail through these fifty 30-second legends to discover what Hercules did to deserve his twelve labours, why Odysseus took ten years to travel 500 miles, and how Narcissus found the love of his life. The perfect reference book for creative writers, it covers gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, story locations and the great storytellers. There are also condensed versions of the tragic tales alongside explanations of their modern legacies: from the Oedipus Complex to the Narcissus Syndrome.

    ISBN: 9781782405160
    Publication date: 17/08/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Segal, Dr. Robert A.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," a collection of twelve short stories by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, is considered a milestone in the genre of detective fiction. With Sherlock Holmes's clever disguises and ability to solve even the most elusive mysteries, as well as Holmes's loyal friend and biographer, Dr. Watson, who narrates most of the stories, Doyle's suspenseful stories and well-developed characters keep readers on the edges of their seats. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

    ISBN: 9781607105565
    Publication date: 27/09/2012
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan, Sir, Sir
    Format: Leather
    Price: $24.99
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder. The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer, can he escape unharmed?

    ISBN: 9780141194936
    Publication date: 28/06/2010
    Price: $13.99
    Author: Twain, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.99
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Rediscover the classic American tale or join Tom Sawyer's adventures on for the first time.A favorite among young readers and adults alike, Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first published in 1876, is considered to one of the great novels about American adolescence along with its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Tom Sawyer is a young orphan living with his half brother Sid at their Aunt Polly's house. A bad apple in school, he resists all efforts at correction, except when it comes to courting the lovely Becky Thatcher. Along with his buddy Huck Finn, Tom fools around, plays practical jokes and causes trouble--until the day when the two witness a murder.Many readers see Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a children's book, however there are shades to this tale that even adults who return to the story may have missed.Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Sarah Kernan.

    ISBN: 9781631061691
    Publication date: 15/02/2016
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Twain, Mark
    Format: Plastic/Vinyl/Flexicover
    Price: $18.99
  • Aeneid
    Aeneid
    "The Aeneid" of Virgil (70-19 B.C.) describes the legendary origin of the Roman nation. It tells of the Trojan prince Aeneas, who escaped, with some followers, after Troy fell, and sailed to Italy. Here they settled and laid the foundations of Roman power. The Aeneid is a poet's picture of the world, where human affairs are controlled byhuman and superhuman influences. It is a literary epic inspired by Virgil's love of his native Italy and his sense of Rome's destiny as a civilized ruler of nations. This translation by W.F. Jackson Knight aims to preserve the range, vitality, and music of the original.

    ISBN: 9780140440515
    Publication date: 31/05/1973
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Virgil
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Aesop's Illustrated Fables
    Aesop's Illustrated Fables
    A leather bound edition from the popular series of Barnes and Noble leatherbound classics. It features a satin-ribbon bookmark, decorative stained edging and marbled endpapers.

    ISBN: 9781435144835
    Publication date: 13/06/2013
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Aesop
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Age of Alexander
    Age of Alexander
    "The Parallel Lives of Plutarch" are cornerstones of Western literature, and have exerted a profound influence on writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably Shakespeare. This selection of ten biographies spans the period from the start of the fourth century BC to the early third, and covers some of the most important figures in Greek history, such as the orator Demosthenes and Alexander the Great, as well as lesser known figures such as Plato's pupil Dion of Syracuse. Each Life is an important work of literature in itself, but taken together they provide a vivid picture of the Greek world during a period that saw the collapse of Spartan power, the rise of Macedonia, the conquests of Alexander and the wars of his successors. Timothy Duff's revised version of Ian Scott-Kilvert's translations is accompanied by a new general introduction, and introductions and notes to each Life. He has also added two Lives previously not included: Artaxerxes I, Great King of Persia from 405 to 359 BC, and Eumenes of Cardia, one of Alexander's officers.

    ISBN: 9780140449358
    Publication date: 01/03/2012
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Plutarch
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Alexandria Quartet Justine Balthazar Mountolive Clea
    Alexandria Quartet Justine Balthazar Mountolive Clea
    Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late twentieth century. The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L. G. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.

    ISBN: 9780571283934
    Publication date: 16/02/2012
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Durrell, Lawrence
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Alices Adventures in Wonderland
    Alices Adventures in Wonderland
    Commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most beloved classics of children's literature, this illustrated edition presents Alice like you've never seen her before. In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an Oxford mathematician and Anglican deacon, published a story about a little girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole. Thus was the world first introduced to Alice and her pseudonymous creator, Lewis Carroll. This beautiful new edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features rarely seen illustrations by Salvador Dali that illuminate the surreal yet curiously logical and mathematical realm into which Alice famously falls. In an informative and wide-ranging introduction, Carroll expert Mark Burstein discusses Dali's connections with Carroll, his treatment of the symbolic figure of Alice, and the mathematical nature of Wonderland. In addition, mathematician Thomas Banchoff reflects on the friendship he shared with Dali and explores the mathematical undercurrents in Dali's work.

    ISBN: 9780691170022
    Publication date: 11/09/2015
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Carroll, Lewis
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
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