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Iliad and Odyssey Boxed Set (replaced by individual books 9780140275360 & 978140268867)

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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.


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ISBN/SKU: 
0147712556
Publication Date: 
1999-11-01
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MINSTREL IN THE TOWER, THE

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In this gripping medieval page-turner, Roger and his sister Alice are
kidnapped and held for ransom in an ancient tower. To escape and find their
uncle, the children must summon all their courage and imagination. "Designed as
easy-reading material for middle-graders, this has the virtues of an attractive
format and illustrations, a fast plot, and even a feminist fillip: Alice is the
more intrepid of the siblings, Roger's gifts are for music and
ventriloquism."-- "Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
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ISBN/SKU: 
0394895983
Publication Date: 
1988-04-12
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Used The Metamorphosis (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781557427663U
Publication Date: 
2009-02-01
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Used HEART OF DARKNESS (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0486264645U
Publication Date: 
1990-07-01
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Used Encyclopedia Brown and His Best Cases Ever (USED)

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From The Case of the Stolen Diamonds to The Case of the Stolen Money, here are fifteen of Encyclopedia Brown's best mysteries, carefully selected from the entire series. Included is a never-before-published article written by Don Sobol about his reasons behind writing the Encyclopedia Brown series.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780147508713U
Publication Date: 
2013-01-24
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used The Gold-Bug and Other Tales (USED)

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Recognized today as the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1949) revealed his genius in tales of death, terror, evil, and perversity. Highly skilled in achieving a calculated psychological effect, Poe created chilling fictional nightmares permeated by mysterious forces, grotesque creatures, and improbable hallucinations.
Poe's immense powers as a storyteller are at their peak in this anthology containing nine of his best-known short stories. Among them are "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping 19th-century detective story that provided a model for future mystery writers; "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Red Death," pervaded with eerie thoughts, impulses, and fears; "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado," masterpieces of wickedness and crime; "The Pit and the Pendulum," with its agonizing specter of imminent and horrifying death; and "The Gold-Bug," a fascinating detective story that combines romance and adventure in an absorbing tale of buried treasure.
Mystery lovers and horror story enthusiasts will find this inexpensive collection, by one of the great masters of the form, an exciting addition to their personal libraries.

ISBN/SKU: 
0486268756U
Publication Date: 
1991-06-01
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USED SELF-RELIANCE AND OTHER ESSAYS (USED)

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Six essays and one address outline Emerson's moral idealism and hint at later scepticism. In addition to title essay, this volume includes "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the Harvard Divinity School Address.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486277905U
Publication Date: 
1993-10-13
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Used WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS (USED)

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On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built on the shore of Walden Pond, thus beginning the most famous experiment in simple living in American history. On the 150th anniversary of that event, Houghton Mifflin, successor to Thoreau's original publisher, is proud to publish a new edition of Walden, annotated by the distinguished Thoreau scholar Walter Harding and illustrated with Thoreau's own drawings. Even those who have read Walden many times will find much that is new in this edition, and those reading the book for the first time will discover why it has changed the lives of generations of readers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486284958U
Publication Date: 
1995-04-12
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780822205005U
Publication Date: 
1990-12-01
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ISBN/SKU: 
074347757XU
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ISBN/SKU: 
0684801221U
Publication Date: 
1995-05-01
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ISBN/SKU: 
0590031775U
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ISBN/SKU: 
0689810059U
Publication Date: 
1996-06-01
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Written by established authors, this book follows the prescribed formula for all beginning readers: they have large print, simple words, plenty of space between lines, and just enough pictures to keep the reader from feeling overwhelmed by the text.
ISBN/SKU: 
0152562559U
Publication Date: 
1994-03-30
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USED TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE STUDENT EDITION (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781441405654U
Publication Date: 
1900-01-01
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Used GORGIAS (USED)

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An unabridged edition with introduction for study: Plato can do with words just as he pleases; to him they are indeed 'more plastic than wax' (Republic). We are in the habit of opposing speech and writing, poetry and prose. But he has discovered a use of language in which they are united; which gives a fitting expression to the highest truths; and in which the trifles of courtesy and the familiarities of daily life are not overlooked.
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9781603862943U
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2010-01-15
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USED A TALE OF TWO CITIES (USED)

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It was the time of the French Revolution — a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds.
Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman — Charles Darnay — falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.

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0486406512U
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USED FAUST PART ONE (USED)

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This new translation, in rhymed verse, of Goethe's Faust--one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature--preserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without resorting either to an overly literal, archaic translation or to an overly modern idiom. It remains the nearest "equivalent" rendering of the German ever achieved.

The legend of Faust grew up in the sixteenth century, a time of transition between medieval and modern culture in Germany. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) adopted the story of the wandering conjuror who accepts Mephistopheles's offer of a pact, selling his soul for the devil's greater knowledge; over a period of 60 years he produced one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature.

David Luke's recent translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics series, has all the virtues of previous classic translations of Faust, and none of their shortcomings. Cast in rhymed verse, following the original, it preserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without sacrifice to archaism or over-modern idiom.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780199536214U
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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ISBN/SKU: 
0743482751U
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
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ISBN/SKU: 
141650026XU
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781503287891U
Publication Date: 
2014-11-18
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781453050996U
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No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!

Can Cam help catch the diamond thief? Cam and her friend Eric are sitting at the mall when the jewelry store is robbed. Cam sees the thief, but the police arrest the wrong person. Now it's up to Cam to catch the real criminal!

The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780142400104U
Publication Date: 
2004-08-01
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780689839245U
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780380709540U
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