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Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley [Editor]
1 A.C. Cawley [Editor] Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Dent 237063 London 1984 Reprint 0460113070 / 9780460113076 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron", and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is one of the greatest works of English literature, translated from the Middle English with an introduction by Nevill Coghill in "Penguin Classics". In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, "The Canterbury Tales" offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, courtier and diplomat, best known as the author of "The Canterbury Tales". Chaucer is credited as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language. The first poet to have been buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey, his other works include "The House of Fame", "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Book of the Duchess". If you enjoyed "The Canterbury Tales", you might like Boccaccio's "Decameron" 612 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0460113070. ISBN/EAN: 9780460113076. Inventory No: 237063. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD
Prometheus and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes and The Persians, Aeschylus [Phillip Vellacott - Translated with an introduction]
2 Aeschylus [Phillip Vellacott - Translated with an introduction] Prometheus and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes and The Persians
Penguin Classics 240239 London, England. 1966 Reprint Softcover Good Condition (ex-library) No Dust Jacket The first of the great Greek Tragedians, Aeschylus wrote a large number of plays, of which seven survive. Of the four included in this volume, The Persians is unique in Greek tragedy in having as its subject matter a recent historical event, the defeat of the Persians at the famous battle of Salamis. The other three, Prometheus, The Suppliants and Seven Against Thebes, were all written as parts of trilogies and take their themes from Greek legend, but in each Aeschylus' interpretation reflects the new morality of classical Athens. Thus, in Seven Against Thebes the fate of the two main figures, Eteocles and Polyneices, is not entirely controlled by the gods, for Eteocles is free to choose whether or not he should fight his brother. And in Prometheus and The Suppliants Aeschylus shows that although the struggle of reason against violence can never be an easy one, it is reason that is the proper principle of civilized life. 160 pages. Pages browned. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Plays; Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 240239. Paperback 
Price: 11.00 AUD
The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15], Alexandre Dumas
3 Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15]
Macdonald 235681 London 1950 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Hookway Cowles Translated by William Robson. One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written. The Three Musketeers tell 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, Porthos, and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th-century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy: Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains. 700 pages. Illustrator: Hookway Cowles. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 235681. Hardcover 
Price: 19.00 AUD
The Vicomte De Bragelonne, Alexandre Dumas
4 Alexandre Dumas The Vicomte De Bragelonne
Collins Clear-Type Press 243707 Great Britain Softcover Good Condition Library of Classics. Maroon leatherette with gilt lettering to spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243707. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
Twenty Years After, Alexandre Dumas
5 Alexandre Dumas Twenty Years After
Collins Clear-Type Press 243663 Great Britain Softcover Good Condition Library of Classics. Maroon leatherette with gilt lettering to spine. Small tear to top of spine edge . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243663. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
Journal Of A Wife, Anais Nin
6 Anais Nin Journal Of A Wife
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics 241960 Great Britain 1993 0140186654 / 9780140186659 Softcover Good Condition This story explores the inner world of a fascinating and complex woman whose affairs with four men express all the duplicity and fragmentation of self involved in the search for love. 297 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140186654. ISBN/EAN: 9780140186659. Inventory No: 241960. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD
The Counterfeiters, Andre Gide
7 Andre Gide The Counterfeiters
Penguin Modern Classics 226111 Great Britain 1985 0140024158 / 9780140024159 Softcover Good Condition Originally published in 1925, this book became known for the frank sexuality of its contents and its account of middle class French morality. The themes of the book explore the problem of morals, the problem of society and the problems facing writers. 345 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140024158. ISBN/EAN: 9780140024159. Inventory No: 226111. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Arabian Nights [Abridged], Anonymous
8 Anonymous Arabian Nights [Abridged]
Bancroft Books 231786 London 1970 0430000863 / 9780430000863 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition An abridged version of Arabian Nights, published as Book 24 of the Bancroft Classics series. 112 pages. Pages well browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0430000863. ISBN/EAN: 9780430000863. Inventory No: 231786. Hardcover 
Price: 16.00 AUD
The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
9 Anthony Trollope The Last Chronicle of Barset
Wordsworth Classics 242615 1994 1853262315 / 9781853262319 Softcover Very Good Condition The central drama of the book is that of Mr.Crawley, the curate of Hogglestock who, falsely accused of theft, suffers bitterly with his family. This deceptively simple plot, though, is given a twist, and the character of Mr. Crawley is more ambigious than would at first appear. It is he himself who seems to bring about the most of his suffering, and the portrait of his man--gloomy brooding, and proud, moving relentlessly from one humiliation to another--achieves tragic dimensions. 712 pages. Complete and Unabridged. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1853262315. ISBN/EAN: 9781853262319. Inventory No: 242615. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Lysistrata [Penguin 60's Classics], Aristophanes [Trtanslated by Alan h. Sommerstein]
10 Aristophanes [Trtanslated by Alan h. Sommerstein] Lysistrata [Penguin 60's Classics]
Penguin Books 240248 Great Britain 1995 0146001664 / 9780146001666 Softcover Good Condition Small Octavo The most famous, bawdy satire of Ancient Greece. The women of Greece are weary of the extended war between Athens and Sparta. Led by Lysistrata, they decide to take control of the situation by capturing the Acropolis, seat of Athenian wealth, and by going on a sex strike. There is to be no more love-making until peace has been established. Suffering severely, the men agree to a peaceful settlement, with their wives and with their enemies. Size: Small Octavo. 87 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0146001664. ISBN/EAN: 9780146001666. Inventory No: 240248. Paperback 
Price: 11.00 AUD
Pygmalion - A Romance In Five Acts, Bernard Shaw
11 Bernard Shaw Pygmalion - A Romance In Five Acts
Penguin Classics 226959 Great Britain 2003 Reprint 0141439505 / 9780141439501 Softcover Very Good Condition Definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence. Introduction by Nicholas Grene. George Bernard Shaw's witty comedy of manners, Pygmalion includes an introduction by Nicholas Grene in Penguin Classics. Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own. Adapted into the Oscar-winning musical film My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison in 1964, Pygmalion This is the definitive text produced under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Also included in this volume is Shaw's preface, as well as his 'sequel' written for the first publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a more conventially romantic ending. 122 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Plays::Drama; Theatre & Plays; ISBN/EAN: 9780141439501. Inventory No: 226959. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
UNTOLD TALES, Brooke, William J.
12 Brooke, William J. UNTOLD TALES
Harper Collins GHE000959 New York 1992 Second Printing 0060202718 / 9780060202712 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket HB, VG/--, olive/gilt boards with maroon spines, 185pp. Moderate wea to covers, with bumps to corners and one chip to lower front edge, inside is square, clean, tight and has no markings. Four fairy tales from the classics with a contemporary twist or continuation. 460g when packed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Books; Children; ISBN: 0060202718. ISBN/EAN: 9780060202712. Inventory No: GHE000959. Hardcover 
Price: 16.50 AUD
After The Fireworks - A Life Of David Ballantyne, Bryan Reid
13 Bryan Reid After The Fireworks - A Life Of David Ballantyne
Auckland University Press 225152 New Zealand 2004 First Edition 1869403274 / 9781869403270 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket "After the Fireworks" is the biography of a New Zealand journalist and novelist who believed he 'never really made it' and whose fiction has been too quickly forgotten (he died in 1986). He stands with Ronald Hugh Morrieson as one of the first local novelists to escape from the narrow limits of critical realism and provincial inadequacy. This is a very readable account of his life by a friend who knew him well and it is also a picture of the worlds of journalism and literary endeavour in the postwar period. It shows his brilliant early start with "The Cunninghams", his friendship with Sargeson, the mystery of his interrupted career and the surprise of his sudden late flowering. This sensitive workmanlike book will help to reawaken wider interest in this important writer: his two novels "The Cunninghams" and "Sydney Bridge Upside Down" are already seen as classics and his two last novels are of considerable interest. 224 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1869403274. ISBN/EAN: 9781869403270. Inventory No: 225152. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Mr Midshipman Easy, Captain Marryat
14 Captain Marryat Mr Midshipman Easy
Rylee Classics 243592 Great Britain Hardcover Good Condition Poor Mr Nicodemus Easy was a gentleman who lived down in Hampshire; he was a married man, and in very easy circumstances. Most couples find it very easy to have a family, but not always quite so easy to maintain them. Mr Easy was not at all uneasy on the latter score, as he had no children; but he was anxious to have them, as most people covet what they cannot obtain. After ten years, Mr Easy gave it up as a bad job. Philosophy is said to console a man under disappointment, although Shakespeare asserts that it is no remedy for toothache; so Mr Easy turned philosopher, the very best profession a man can take up, when he is fit for nothing else; he must be a very incapable person indeed who cannot talk nonsense. Dust jacket has has large piece missing from bottom of rear and bottomn of spine edges. 251 pages. Pages well browned. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Naval Fiction; Good; Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible. Inventory No: 243592. Hardcover 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
15 Charles Dickens Great Expectations
Penguin Classics 245208 New York 1996 0140434895 / 9780140434897 Softcover Very Good Condition Great Expectations charts the progress of Pip from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, encountering a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. Pip must discover his true self, and his own set of values and priorities. Whether such values allow one to prosper in the complex world of early Victorian England is the major question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating, and disturbing, novels. This edition includes the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions. It also uses the definitive Clarendon text. 715 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; United States; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140434895. ISBN/EAN: 9780140434897. Inventory No: 245208. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
16 Charles Dickens Great Expectations
Aladdin Classics 235535 New York 2000 0689839618 / 9780689839610 Softcover Very Good Condition No other novel in the English language so epitomizes upward mobility, the rise from poverty to wealth, as "Great Expectations." Often considered to be one of Dickens's best novels, it tells the story of young Pip who is mysteriously helped by two people: escaped convict Magwitch and the eccentric dowager Miss Havisham. Here is storytelling at its best, alive with bigger-than-life characters, plot twists that turn on a dime, and scenes that burst off the page with color. 715 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; United States; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0689839618. ISBN/EAN: 9780689839610. Inventory No: 235535. Paperback 
Price: 16.00 AUD
Hard Times for These Times, Charles Dickens
17 Charles Dickens Hard Times for These Times
Penguin English Library 239259 Great Britain 1974 Reprint 0140430423 / 9780140430424 Softcover Good Condition A damning indictment of Utlilitarianism and the dehumanising influence of the Industrial Revolution, Charles Dickens's Hard Times is edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint in Penguin Classics. In Hard Times, the Northern mill-town of Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery. This edition of Hard Times is based on the text of the first volume publication of 1854. Kate Flint's introduction sheds light on the frequently overlooked character interplay in Dickens's great critique of Victorian industrial society. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed Hard Times, you might like Dickens's Bleak House, also available in Penguin Classics. 327 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140430423. ISBN/EAN: 9780140430424. Inventory No: 239259. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
The Bedside Dickens [Classics for Pleasure], Charles Dickens
18 Charles Dickens The Bedside Dickens [Classics for Pleasure]
Chancellor Press 230270 London, England. 1993 First Thus 1851523138 / 9781851523139 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition Very Good Includes selected extracts from "David Copperfield", "Pickwick Papers", "Nicholas Nickleby", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Oliver Twist". 380 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1851523138. ISBN/EAN: 9781851523139. Inventory No: 230270. Hardcover 
Price: 17.50 AUD
The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
19 Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers
Penguin Classics 235438 Great Britain 1986 0140430784 / 9780140430783 Softcover Good Condition This novel, written when Dickens was only 25 years old, immediately brought him immense popularity. Presenting a host of now-classic characters in a series of adventures, it displays the richness of his skills of characterization and description.Mr Samuel Pickwick is general chairman of the Pickwick Club, whose members - Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass, and Nathaniel Winkle - form a society to report their adventures and observations. From these reports emerge the rascal Jingle and his servant, Job Trotter, Mr Wardle in his hospitable Dingley Dell, the engaging Sam Weller, the greedy drunkard Stiggins, and many more of Dickens's best-loved characters. 953 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140430784. ISBN/EAN: 9780140430783. Inventory No: 235438. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
A Tale of Two Cities [Saddleback Classics], Charles Dickens [adapted by Emily Hutchinson]
20 Charles Dickens [adapted by Emily Hutchinson] A Tale of Two Cities [Saddleback Classics]
Saddleback Publishing 227618 California, USA. 1999 156254277X / 9781562542771 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket The workers are in revolt! Every French nobleman is in danger of losing his head to the infamous guillotine. These classics are designed specifically for students of limited reading ability, staying within the level of the less fluent reader, but still retaining the 'flavour' of the original. Ideal as teaching aid in remedial classes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 156254277X. ISBN/EAN: 9781562542771. Inventory No: 227618. Paperback 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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