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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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Art of Solitude Selected Writings
Art of Solitude Selected Writings
In a world where we're more connected than ever, why is it that we're also more lonely? Dip into this anthology of classic writing to reclaim the pleasure of your own company.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning pocket size classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by writer and academic, Zachary Seager.

The Art of Solitude shows some of the myriad ways in which people throughout history have understood their experiences of the solitary life, or have counselled others to benefit from solitude. It contains poetry, essays, autobiographical pieces and short stories from writers such as Virginia Woolf, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

These diverse works can teach us how to think in freedom, how to enjoy a profound inner life and how best to cope with the fact that, as the novelist Joseph Conrad put it, we live, as we dream - alone. Above all, they show how we might truly connect with ourselves and, in the process, how we can meaningfully connect with those around us, including the earth itself. Looked at in this way, solitude is always focused both outward and inward, towards the self and towards the world. The cure for loneliness is, in the end, the art of solitude.

Title: Art of Solitude Selected Writings
Author: SEAGER ZACHARY
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/10/2020
Price: $23.00
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Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529032628
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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
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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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Art of War
Art of War
This is a fresh, contemporary translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War for the 21st century. As well as its historical importance, it is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This edition rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military field manuals. It also contains a full commentary on Sun Tzu, the man and his ideas, contemporary of Confucius and Buddha; and a critical guide to further reading. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's best-known classics. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Art of War is translated and edited by author and scriptwriter Jonathan Clements. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Title: Art of War
Author: TZU SUN
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/05/2017
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Collectors Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509827954
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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
Beautiful & Damned
Title: Beautiful & Damned
Author: FITZGERALD F SCOTT
Series: Popular Penguin
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141195001
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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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Beautiful & the Damned
Beautiful & the Damned
The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune. Anthony and his wife Gloria are young and gorgeous, rich and leisured, and dedicate their lives to the reckless pursuit of happiness. But this intimate story turns tragic, as their marriage disintegrates under the weight of their expectations, dissipation, jealousy and aimlessness. Fitzgerald skilfully portrays the east-coast elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what will soon be known as Cafe Society. As with all of Fitzgerald's novels, it is a brilliant character study written in breathtaking prose. It is also a gripping account of the complexities of marriage, largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship with his wife, Zelda. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Title: Beautiful & the Damned
Author: FITZGERALD F SCOTT
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509826384
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