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 Mind, Body & Spirit

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

A Buddhist Bible has inspired and delighted readers since its publication in 1934. It contains key texts from the Zen (or Chan) Buddhist tradition. The Lankavatara Sutra shaped the teachings of the Zen (originally Lanka) school; a copy of the Sutra was ... read more

A Buddhist Bible with The Light of Asia
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

With an Introduction and revised translation by Adrianne Tooke. Sentimental Education has been described both as the first modern novel and as a novel to end all novels. Weaving a poignant love story into his account of the 1848 revolution, Flaubert shows a society in the g... read more

A Sentimental Education
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 Religion & Philosophy

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of... read more

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Second Treatise of Goverment
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 Religion & Philosophy

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Aristotle (384-322BC) is the philosopher who has most influence on the development of western culture, writing on a wide variety of subjects including the natural sciences as well as the more strictly philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and ethics. T... read more

Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics
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 Religion & Philosophy

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson.
The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC),... read more

Art of War & The Book of Lord Shang
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 Poetry & Plays

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hellish Grendel, then struggles with Grendel's no less fearsome mother in her hall beneath the cold waters of the mere. More than fifty years later, he must fac... read more

Beowulf
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 Religion & Philosophy

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Kafka's final novel was written during 1922, when the tuberculosis that was to kill him was already at an advanced stage. Fragmentary and unfinished, it perhaps never could have been finished; perhaps the tensions between K., the Castle and the village, K.'s struggle for acceptance ... read more

Castle
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 Poetry & Plays

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.

Chapman's Homer :The Iliad and the Odyssey
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 Poetry & Plays

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Translated, with an introductory essay, by Elisaveta Fen, and with an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs. Anton Chekhov's popularity in the west is without parallel for a foreign writer. He has been absorbed into our culture, and accepted as one of our own. His plays lend themselves easi... read more

Chekhov Plays
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 Religion & Philosophy

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

This translation first appeared in a privately printed edition in 1904 (the translator remains anonymous).
With an Introduction by Derek Matravers.
When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment... read more

Confessions
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 Classics

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

A new version of John Payne's Victorian translation, with an Introduction by Cormac O Cuilleanain. 1348. The Black Death is sweeping through Europe. In Florence, plague has carried off one hundred thousand people. In their Tuscan villas, seven young women and three young men tell tales t... read more

Decameron
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 History & Humanities

Series:Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the language itself. Its length alone is a measure of its monumental quality: seventy-o... read more

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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