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Ape & Essence
Ape & Essence
In February 2108, the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition reaches California at last. It is over a century since the world was devastated by nuclear war, but the blight of radioactivity and disease still gnaws away at the survivors. The expedition expects to find physical destruction but they are quite unprepared for the moral degradation they meet. They find that the current inhabitants of Los Angeles belong to a sadistic, devil-worshipping society obsessed with the mutations arising among them due to the radiation poisoning they have suffered. Ape and Essence is Huxley's vision of the ruin of humanity, and he treats it with all his moral indignation, his knowledge and his imaginative genius.

Title: Ape & Essence
Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/04/2005
Price: $13.00
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099477785
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Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Genies, wishes, thieves, and treasure abound in these classic stories of magic and adventure from master storyteller Padraic Colum.

Every night for a thousand and one nights, Shahrazad begins to tell her husband the king a new tale but each night she stops before finishing. Why? Because the king has promised to kill her when the last one is over. However, her nightly stories-of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains-are so enthralling that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again...

Padraic Colum brings together a selection of the most amazing of the over 600 stories which Shahrazad told. Full of genies, flying carpets, and daring adventures, The Arabian Nights will captive a new audience and leave readers asking for one more story.

Title: Arabian Nights
Author: COLUM PADRAIC
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2019
Price: $18.00
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Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781534445574
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Ariel
Ariel
Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. Including poems such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Edge', 'Daddy' and 'Paralytic', it was the first of four collections to be published by Faber & Faber. Ariel is the volume on which Sylvia Plath's reputation as one of the most original, daring and gifted poets of the twentieth century rests. "Since she died my mother has been dissected, analysed, reinterpreted, reinvented, fictionalized, and in some cases completely fabricated. It comes down to this: her own words describe her best, her ever-changing moods defining the way she viewed her world and the manner in which she pinned down her subjects with a merciless eye." (from Frieda Hughes' introduction to Ariel).

Title: Ariel
Author: PLATH SYLVIA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Price: $16.00
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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571322725
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Art of War
Art of War
Title: Art of War
Author: TZU SUN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141045276
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Art of War
Art of War
For more than 2,000 years, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible new translation, John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. A lively, learned introduction, chronologies and suggested further reading are among the valuable apparatus included in this authoritative volume. Even those readers familiar with The Art of War will experience it a new, finding it more fascinating - and more chilling - than ever. Little is known about Sun Tzu (544-496 B.C.) and his life during the Warring States period after the decline of the Zhou dysnasty, but his classic, The Art of War, has been one of the central works of Chinese literature for 2500 years. John Minford studied Chinese at Oxford and at the Australian National University and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.
He edited (with Geremie Barme) Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience and (with Joseph S. M. Lau) Chinese Classical Literature: An Anthology of Translations. He has translated numerous works from the Chinese, including the last two volumes of the Penguin Classics edition of Cao Xueqin's eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone and the martial-arts fiction of the contemporary Hong Kong novelist Louis Cha.

Title: Art of War
Author: SUN TZU
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141395845
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Art of War
Art of War
"Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril." "The Art of War," by the Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu, is one of the most influential books of military strategy ever written. More than 2,000 years old, this classic of Chinese philosophy lays out a systematic, rational approach to tactics and strategy that leaders worldwide have applied not only to the military, but also to business, law, martial arts, and sports. This elegant hardcover gift edition uses Lionel Giles's classic translation and stands apart for its gorgeous design, fine Chinese illustrations, and affordable price. Giles's extensive annotations and commentary on Sun Tzu's aphorisms and proverbs are also included.

Title: Art of War
Author: TZU SUN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9781454911869
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Arthurian Legends
Arthurian Legends
The definitive book of stories from Arthurian legend, splendidly recreated for 2019, featuring the Knights of the Round Table, Wizard Merlin and King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.

The definitive book of stories from Arthurian legend, splendidly recreated for 2019, featuring the Knights of the Round Table, Wizard Merlin and King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. These fascinating ancient tales are retold by Rosalind Kerven, author of the bestselling English Fairy Tales and Legends. With plots full of romance, adventure and enchantment, these stories are revived by the author to reflect their origins in oral history and appeal to a whole new generation of readers. Stories include Elaine Who Loved Sir Lancelot, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tristan and Isolde and The Enchantment of Merlin, many of which have recently been adapted in modern cinema and remain a fascination within contemporary culture. The book also features detailed notes on each story and mentions specific places in Britain with Arthurian links, including properties such as Tintagel. Illustrated with images inspired by Arthurian legend by Arthur Rackham and others.

Title: Arthurian Legends
Author: KERVEN ROSALIND
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/06/2019
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Batsford
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781849945417
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Baron in the Trees
Baron in the Trees
A gorgeous new edition of a playful, romantic fable by one of the twentieth century's master storytellers.

From the age of twelve, the Baron Cosimo Piovasco di Rondo makes his home among ash, elm, magnolia, plum and almond, living up in the trees. He walks through paths made from the twisted branches of olive, makes his bed in a holly oak, bathes in a fountain constructed from poplar bark. An aerial library holds the books with which he educates himself in philosophy and mathematics. Suspended among the leaves, the Baron adventures with bandits and pirates, conducts a passionate love affair, and watches the Age of Enlightenment pass by beneath him.

'The most magically ingenious of the contemporary Italian novelists' The Times

Title: Baron in the Trees
Author: CALVINO ITALO
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/01/2019
Price: $30.00
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784874216
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Beautiful & Damned & Other Stories
Beautiful & Damned & Other Stories
Feel the swing and sway of the Jazz Age in this collection of stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned explores the world of America's upper class during World War I and the beginning of the Jazz Age. Loosely based on Fitzgerald's relationship with his wife, Zelda, the novel centers around Anthony Patch, a young East Coast socialite who is heir to his grandfather's fortune and lacks motivation to pursue a meaningful career. In his attempt to find his place in society while waiting for his inheritance, Anthony loses himself to alcoholism; neglects his wife, Gloria; and struggles with the realities of everyday life. This volume also includes seven short stories by Fitzgerald published in the early 1920s, including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Title: Beautiful & Damned & Other Stories
Author: FITZGERALD F SCOTT
Series: Word Cloud Classics
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/03/2019
Price: $27.00
RRP: $27.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
ISBN: 9781684126583
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Beloved
Beloved
Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word- Beloved.

INCLUDES A READING GUIDE

Title: Beloved
Author: MORRISON TONI
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/10/2010
Price: $26.00
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099540977
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Beware of the Trains
Beware of the Trains
How acute are your powers of perception? Do they begin to match those of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth supreme?

First published in 1953, Beware of the Trains is a collection of sixteen short mysteries. Fen must link a missing train conductor to the murder of a thief, decipher cryptograms to solve the death of a cipher expert and puzzle out a locked-room mystery on Boxing Day.

Erudite and complex, these Gervase Fen cases are classic crime at its finest: plot, atmosphere and anecdote, bound together by Edmund Crispin's inimitable wit and charm.

Title: Beware of the Trains
Author: CRISPIN EDMUND
Series: The Gervase Fen Mysteries
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/11/2018
Price: $22.99
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781448217465
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Beyond Good & Evil
Beyond Good & Evil
This work dramatically rejects the tradition of Western thought with its notions of truth and God, good and evil. Nietzsche demonstrates that the Christian world is steeped in a false piety and infected with a "slave morality." With wit and energy, he turns from this critique to a philosophy that celebrates the present and demands that the individual imposes their own "will to power" upon the world.

Title: Beyond Good & Evil
Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/02/2003
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140449235
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Price: $18.00