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The Histories
The Histories Herodotus Herodotus, Herodotus
So begins The Histories, the very first work of history and one of the most dramatic accounts of the ancient world ever written, brought to life again in Tom Holland's gripping new translation.
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Night
Night Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel
Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.
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The Book Of Tea
The Book Of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
This 1906 guide to the beauty of the tea ceremony is both a paean to the art of simplicity, and a wry critique of the West's view of Japan.
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Richard II
Richard II William Shakespeare
The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design.
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The Penguin Book Of English Song
The Penguin Book Of English Song Richard Stokes
An anthology of some of the greatest poetry in the English language.
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Hannibal
Hannibal Livy
One of Rome's greatest historians recounts the military genius Hannibal crossing the Alps with twenty-one elephants and winning the famed Battle of the Trebbia.
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Waterloo
Waterloo Victor Hugo
A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo - and how a rain shower changed history - from Victor Hugo's epic novel Les Misérables.
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Matilda
Matilda Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century.
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The Travels
The Travels Marco Polo
From the spice forests of Sumatra to the Sea of Japan, this elusive, astonishing work describes palaces the size of cities, bejewelled kings, 'paper money', pearl fishers, yogi and naked warriors in vivid, immediate detail. Now in a fresh, authoritative translation, it remains one of the most influential travel books of all time.
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The State And Revolution
The State And Revolution Vladimir Lenin
This translation by acclaimed historian Robert Service is faithful to the style of Lenin's original work, while his introduction discusses the writing and publication of The State and Revolutionand the many interpretations of it since. This edition also contains a glossary.
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Leviathan
Leviathan Thomas Hobbes
This new Penguin Classics edition has a fully revised text and a major new introduction by Christopher Brooke.
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The Bounty Mutiny
The Bounty Mutiny William Bligh, Edward Christian, Bligh William, Christian Edward
The names William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and the Bounty have excited the popular imagination for more than two hundred years. The story of this famous mutiny has many beginnings and many endings but they all intersect on an April morning in 1789 near the island known today as Tonga.
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Eugenie Grandet
Eugenie Grandet Honore de Balzac
CHOSEN BY ROSE TREMAIN AS HER ORANGE INHERITANCE - Vintage Classics has partnered with The Orange Prize for Fiction to ask six recipients of the Prize which book they would pass onto the next generation.
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