Aeschylus, often known as the father of tragedy, was the first to raise the drama of classical Athens to a high art. The Persians, his earliest surviving play, is unique in its depiction of contemporary events – the Battle of Salamis – rather than heroic myth.
Celebrate International Women's Day with the original Sisterhood classics - independent, irrepressible, unforgettable!
Depicting one man's horrifying journey into the depths of Hell, Inferno, the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, is a soaring spiritual epic that continues to echo through the centuries with its moving portrayal of human sin and the tragedy of those condemned to eternal damnation.
From the foremost Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century: an exotic tale of greed, madness, and seduction set in Brazil's lush, cocoa-growing forests.
These are the great epic stories that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Conjuring up a twilight world of quests, treachery, magic, evil and fellowship, they are the most ancient narratives from Northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth.
Acclaimed poet Richard Aldington based his first novel on his own experiences on the Western Front during World War I. It tells the story of George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Army and is sent to France.