The Canterbury Tales

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Penguin Classics XM-0140424385 #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.

Rich and diverse,  the canterbury Tales offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Nevill coghill’s masterly and vivid modern english verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle EnglishIn The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce.

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Beowulf Signet Classics

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Signet #ad - Song of battle and kings   beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. As a work of art, it is unique. Before there was Game of Thrones, there was Beowulf.

. Translated and with an Introduction by Burton Raffel and an Afterword by Roberta Frank. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death.

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Paradise Lost Penguin Classics

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. John milton's celebrated epic poem exploring the cosmological, moral and spiritual origins of man's existence In Paradise Lost Milton produced poem of epic scale, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time, conjuring up a vast, populated by a memorable gallery of grotesques.

Paradise Lost Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. And yet, in putting a charismatic satan and naked, innocent Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and in danger of execution - Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to 'justify the ways of God to men', or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.

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The Inferno Signet Classics

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Signet #ad - Macallisterand an Afterword by Edward M. Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer, and Shakespeare, Virgil, Milton, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell. The first part of dante’s divine comedy is many things: a moving human drama, a supreme expression of the Middle Ages, a glorification of the ways of God, and a magnificent protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

One of the few literary works that has enjoyed a fame both immediate and enduring, The Inferno remains powerful after seven centuries. It confronts the most universal values—good and evil, free will and predestination—while remaining intensely personal and ferociously political, for it was born out of the anguish of a man who saw human life blighted by the injustice and corruption of his times.

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The Aeneid Vintage Classics

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Vintage #ad - Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Penguin Books. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Bilingual Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - New york times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.

Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf? and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. Penguin Books.

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Bilingual Edition #ad - Bilingual edition--old english anglo-saxon and english translation. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, later, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, from Grendel's mother.

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The Song of Roland Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Bilingual edition--old english anglo-saxon and english translation. The song of roland, written by an unknown poet, who valiantly leads his men into battle against the Saracens, tells of Charlemagne’s warrior nephew, but dies in the massacre, Lord of the Breton Marches, defiant to the end. In majestic verses, the battle becomes a symbolic struggle between Christianity and paganism, while Roland’s last stand is the ultimate expression of honour and feudal values of twelfth-century France.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French. Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The Song of Roland Penguin Classics #ad - . Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. On 15 august 778, charlemagne’s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass.

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Martin Luther : Selections From His Writings

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Anchor #ad - Bilingual edition--old english anglo-saxon and english translation. His new apprehension of scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation. Penguin Books. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries.

Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge.

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The Prince: Second Edition

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Harvey C. Mansfield makes the necessary compromises between exactness and readability, as well as providing an excellent introduction and notes. Clifford orwin, the Wall Street Journal"Mansfield's work. Bilingual edition--old english anglo-saxon and english translation. Is worth acquiring as the best combination of accuracy and readability.

Choice"there is good reason to assert that Machiavelli has met his match in Mansfield. Mansfield's brilliant translation of this classic work, students, indispensable to scholars, along with the new materials added for this edition, make it the definitive version of The Prince, and those interested in the dark art of politics.

The Prince: Second Edition #ad - This revised edition of mansfield's acclaimed translation features an updated bibliography, a chronology of Machiavelli's life, an analytic introduction, a substantial glossary, and a map of Italy in Machiavelli's time. Of the other available translations, that of Harvey C. He is ready to read machiavelli as he demands to be read—plainly and boldly, but also cautiously.

John gueguen, the Sixteenth Century Journal Penguin Books. The most famous book on politics ever written, The Prince remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago.

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Le Morte Darthur: The Winchester Manuscript Oxford World's Classics

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The greatest english version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner. This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the "Winchester manuscript" which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton.

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Pensees Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Mankind emerges from pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God's grace.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Pensees Penguin Classics #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. The penseés is a collection of philosohical fragments, social, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, metaphysical and - above all - theological terms. Blaise pascal, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests.

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