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"The Prince" is the most controversial book about winning power - and holding on to it - ever written. Machiavelli's tough-minded, pragmatic argument that sometimes it is necessary to abandon ethics to succeed made his name notorious. Yet his book has been read by strategists, politicians and business ... read more

The Prince
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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century B... read more

Letters From A Stoic
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The illegitimate and impoverished son of a dressmaker and a nobleman, Hyacinth Robinson has grown up with a strong sense of beauty that heightens his acute sympathy for the inequalities that surround him. Drawn into a secret circle of radical politics he makes a rash vow to commit a violent act of terr... read more

The Princess Casamassima
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After a period of forced exile and solitary wandering brought about by his radical views on religion and politics, Jean-Jacques Rousseau returned to Paris in 1770. Here, in the last two years of his life, he wrote his final work, "The Reveries." In this eloquent masterpiece the great political thinker ... read more

Reveries of the Solitary Walker
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Awards:Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Collecting Alice's complete adventures, a source of delight to children and adults alike for generations, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" is edited with ... read more

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
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The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle against fate. "King Oedipus" tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he doesn't realise he has committ... read more

The Theban Plays: King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
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'Drunk or sober, king or soldier, none will be excluded.' Sensual, profound, delighted, wise, Hafez's poems have enchanted their readers for more than 600 years. One of the greatest figures of world literature, he remains today the most popular poet in modern Iran. Introducing Little Black Classics: 8... read more

Nightingales are Drunk: Little Black Classics: Penguin 80s #27
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Series:Loeb Classical Library

Terence brought to the Roman stage a bright comic voice and a refined sense of style. His six comedies - first produced in the half dozen years before his premature death in 159 B.C. - imaginatively reformulated in Latin plays written by Greek playwrights, especially Menander. For this new Loeb Classi... read more

The Woman of Andros: WITH The Self-tormentor AND The Eunuch
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Awards:Winner of Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize from Columbia University 2002.

This is the first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, wh... read more

The Tale of Genji
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The secret of the amazing influence and converting power of this little book is the secret of the lives of all the Saints--their nearness to God, and the reflection of His love in their lives and writings. Thomas's theme is the love, mercy, and holiness of God: with vivid clarity he shows man's complete dependence on, and need for, God.

The Imitation of Christ
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'You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain. Your unknown friend'. When a beautiful young woman is sent a letter inviting her to a sinister assignation, she immediately seeks the advice of the consulting detec... read more

The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes #2)
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Series:Clothbound Classics

Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Port... read more

Mansfield Park (Clothbound Classic)
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