Selected Works

Including The Sorrows of Young Werther, Elective Affinities, Italian Journey, Faust

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1180

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Published in concert with the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth, this selection of great works from the German writer includes The Sorrows of Young Werther and Faust, among others.
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Selected Writings

Author: Alexander Von Humboldt

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9781101908075

Category: Fiction

Page: 850

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A selection of the best writings of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or publishing best sellers that forever changed people's thinking about nature. This unique selection allows us to read his own accounts of his daring investigations of wild environments around the world, and to see his relationships with such icons as Sim�n Bol�var and Thomas Jefferson. Humboldt's writings inspired naturalists and poets including Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation, and shaped Thoreau's Walden. The Selected Writings is not only a tribute to Humboldt's important role in environmental history and science, but also to his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation.
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Selected Writings

Author: John Muir

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907622

Category: Nature

Page: 824

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"This volume of John Muir's selected writings chronicles the key turning points in his life and study of the American wilderness. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth is Muir's account of his childhood on a Wisconsin farm, where his interest in nature was first piqued; in The Mountains of California, The Yosemite, and Travels in Alaska, we follow him on long journeys into stunning mountain ranges and valleys, where he records native flora and fauna and finds proof of his theories of the effect of glaciers on landscape formation. These four full-length works--along with a selection of important essays--helped galvanize American naturalists, and led to the founding of the Sierra Club and several national parks."--Provided by publisher.
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Philosophical Writings

Author: Francis Hutcheson

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9780460875042

Category: Ethics

Page: 211

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Francis Hutcheson has long been celebrated for his moral philosophy, which greatly influenced David Hume and other thinkers of the Enlightenment. This volumn provides a rounded compilation of all aspects of his thought.
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Everyman's Library 100 Titles Set

Author: Various,Everyman's Library

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780307385253

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Everyman’s Library 100 Essentials brings together a selection of 100 of the bestselling titles from the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works. An enduring hardcover library of classic and contemporary works from literature to history to philosophy, Everyman’s Library editions feature original introductions, up-to-date bibliographies, and complete chronologies of the authors’ lives and works. This set includes one each of the following titles: The Aeneidby Virgil The Analectsby Confucius Animal Farmby George Orwell Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy The Arabian Nightsby Husain Haddawy The Audubon Readerby John James Audubon Belovedby Toni Morrison The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Windowby Raymond Chandler Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfoldby Evelyn Waugh The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flowerby Penelope Fitzgerald The Border Trilogyby Cormac McCarthy Brideshead Revisitedby Evelyn Waugh The Brothers Karamazovby Fyodor Dostoevsky Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer Carried Awayby Alice Munro The Castleby Franz Kafka Catch-22by Joseph Heller Collected Storiesby Raymond Chandler Collected Storiesby Roald Dahl Collected Storiesby Franz Kafka Collected Storiesby W. Somerset Maugham The Complete Henry Bechby John Updike The Complete Short Novelsby Anton Chekhov The Complete Short Storiesby Evelyn Waugh Crime and Punishmentby Fyodor Dostoevsky David Copperfieldby Charles Dickens Democracy in Americaby Alexis de Tocqueville The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes Dublinersby James Joyce Essaysby George Orwell The Garden of the Finzi-Continisby Giorgio Bassani The General in His Labyrinthby Gabriel García Márquez Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens The Handmaid’s Taleby Margaret Atwood Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad The Historiesby Herodotus A House for Mr. Biswasby V. S. Naipul The House of the Spiritsby Isabel Allende The Human Factorby Graham Greene The Iliadby Homer Jane Eyreby Charlotte Brontë Joseph and His Brothersby Thomas Mann The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playbackby Raymond Chandler Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov Love in the Time of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez Madame Bovaryby Gustave Flaubert The Magic Mountainby Thomas Mann The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius Midnight’s Childrenby Salman Rushdie The Mill on the Flossby George Eliot Moby-Dickby Herman Melville Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamableby Samuel Beckett Mr. Sampath–The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatmaby R. K. Narayan Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf My Ántoniaby Willa Cather The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco Nineteen Eighty-Fourby George Orwell The Odysseyby Homer Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Springby Penelope Fitzgerald Oliver Twistby Charles Dickens One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichby Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Gabriel García Márquez Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov A Passage to Indiaby E. M. Forster The Periodic Tableby Primo Levi
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The Autobiography and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553904987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.
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Selected Letters

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 696

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"A selection of the famous letters of Horace Walpole, the eighteenth-century English writer, art historian, antiquarian, and politician, newly edited by Stephen Clarke and arranged thematically for the general reader"--
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The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553901966

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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For deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain’s inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years. Every one of his sixty stories is here: ranging from the frontier humor of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” to the bitter vision of humankind in “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” to the delightful hilarity of “Is He Living or Is He Dead?” Surging with Twain’s ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the follies of human nature, this volume is a vibrant summation of the career of–in the words of H. L. Mencken–“the father of our national literature.” From the Paperback edition.
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The Works of Michael de Montaigne

Comprising His Essays, Letters, Journey Through Germany and Italy. With Notes from All the Commentators, Biographical and Bibliographical Notices, &c. &c

Author: Michel de Montaigne,William Hazlitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 660

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Fifty Essays (George Orwell) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3741817244

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Literary Thoughts edition presents Fifty Essays by George Orwell ------ This collection of essays was written by George Orwell between 1931 and 1949; critical essays on global issues. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.
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The Complete Short Novels

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the stories by Anton Chekhov there is no seriousness of the plot, as in Dostoevsky’s novels, but together with simplicity and funny side of everyday life Chekhov’s characters are not less dramatic or deep. However, polished sarcasm is not an obstacle for Chekhov to show his characters in a warm and realistic way. There is no grotesque of Saltikov-Schedrin who turns people into images; we can recognise an ordinary modern man on the pages of Chekhov’s stories.
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The Complete English Poems

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916036

Category: Poetry

Page: 688

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No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and complexity of argument that is as evident in religious meditations such as 'Good Friday 1613. Riding Westward' as it is in secular love poems such as 'The Sun Rising' or 'The Flea'. 'The intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion,' wrote Yeats, pinpointing the unique genius of a poet who combined ardour and intellect in equal measure.
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John Muir: Nature Writings

Author: John Muir

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533428

Category: Nature

Page: 928

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In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. The Library of America's Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume, including: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913), My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), The Mountains of California (1894) and Stickeen (1909). Rounding out the volume is a rich selection of essays—including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"—highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of the Grand Canyon and of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879.
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Collected Stories

Author: Thomas Mann,Daniel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857151961

Category:

Page: 870

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Famous for his novels, Thomas Mann is more accessible through the shorter fictions which span his entire career. The most famous of these stories is one of the earliest. Death in Venice was made into the celebrated Visconti film, but all his mature preoccupations are present in this story: the need for a sense of meaning in existence, the relationship between life and art, the central role of sexual energy and the strange forms it can take, the place of death and disease, the importance of work, the individual's complex relations with his society and the dominant culture. These themes are developed in a series of brilliant stories, may of them very short and displaying the author's talent for macabre comedy. Dr Faustus and Buddenbrooks are already available in Everyman
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The Selected Works of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225587

Category: Canon (Literarature)

Page: 1280

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The delicate artistry and lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf's novels have established her as a writer of sensitivity and profound talent. This title collects selected works of Woolf, including: "To the Lighthouse," "Orlando," "The Waves," "Jacob's Room," "A Room of One's Own," "Three Guineas" and "Between the Acts."
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Praeterita

Author: John Ruskin,Francis O'Gorman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192802410

Category: Art

Page: 435

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Praeterita is the autobiography of John Ruskin (1819-1900), art critic and social commentator and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's childhood, and his travels across Europe with passion and intimacy.
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Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307819914

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
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Essays and Poems

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Akasha Classics

ISBN: 9781605123424

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 340

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For well over a century, people's lives have been deeply affected by the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was one of the most influential and controversial writers of the 19th century. He advocated total independence of thought, rejecting conformity for its own sake. For Emerson the individual was key, with each person holding part of an eternal truth which collectively transcended the bounds of mortality. This profoundly optimistic view of humanity is laid out in and underlies his poetry and prose, written in a unique style which is highly readable as well as thought-provoking. Containing many of his most important writings, Essays and Poems is the perfect introduction to the work of this singular American thinker.
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On War

Author: Carl von Clausewitz,Colonel F. N. Maude

Publisher: Wilder Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781604593570

Category: History

Page: 264

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Although Carl von Clausewitz participated in many military campaigns, he was primarily a military theorist interested in the examination of war. On War is the West's premier work on the philosophy of war. Other soldiers before him had written treatises on various military subjects, but none undertook a great philosophical examination of war on the scale of Clausewitz's. On War is considered to be the first modern book of military strategy. This is due mainly to Clausewitz' integration of political, social, and economic issues as some of the most important factors in deciding the outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important treatises on strategy ever written, and continues to be required reading at many military academies.
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