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  • The Myth of Sisyphus

    The Myth of Sisyphus
    av Albert Camus

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023991

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    av Friedrich Engels

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141397986

    'The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.'Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes - one of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Pe…

  • The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    av Friedrich Engels

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018935

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Prince

    The Prince
    av Niccolo Machiavelli

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018850

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Utopia

    Utopia
    av Saint Thomas More

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043692

    In Utopia Thomas More painted a fantastical picture of a distant island where society is perfected and people live in harmony, yet its title means 'no place', and More's hugely influential work was ultimately an attack on his own corrupt, dangerous…

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    av Mary Wollstonecraft

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018911

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Meditations

    Meditations
    av Marcus Aurelius

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018829

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Of Human Freedom

    Of Human Freedom
    av Epictetus

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192352

    In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intrigui…

  • On Liberty

    On Liberty
    av John Stuart Mill

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141046945

    In one of the most influential philosophical works ever writen, John Stuart Mill explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty. Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the herd-like opinion of the majority, Mill propos…

  • The Symposium

    The Symposium
    av Plato

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023847

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

    Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism
    av Vladimir Lenin

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192567

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world co…

  • On the Shortness of Life

    On the Shortness of Life
    av Seneca

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018812

    Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas seriesThe writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide profo…

  • On the Suffering of the World

    On the Suffering of the World
    av Arthur Schopenhauer

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018942

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Invisible Hand

    The Invisible Hand
    av Adam Smith

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036816

    Adam Smith's landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an 'invisible…

  • The Tao of Nature

    The Tao of Nature
    av Chuang Tzu

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192741

    Chuang Tzu examines the nature of existence in these dialogues and essays, from the battle to grasp the purpose of life to the search for knowledge. A collection of some of the most absorbing and charming philosophy ever written, THE TAO OF NATURE i…

  • The Fastidious Assassins

    The Fastidious Assassins
    av Albert Camus

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036625

    A daring critique of communism and how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, Camus' essay examines the revolutions in France and Russia, and argues that since they were both guilty of producing tyranny and corruption, hope for the future lies o…

  • Days of Reading

    Days of Reading
    av Marcel Proust

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036731

    In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child. Throughout history,…

  • A Confession

    A Confession
    av Leo Tolstoy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036694

    Describing Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, A Confession is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. It describes his search for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss but giving bliss on ea…

  • The Social Contract

    The Social Contract
    av Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018881

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Why I Write

    Why I Write
    av George Orwell

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141019000

    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

  • On Art and Life

    On Art and Life
    av John Ruskin

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018959

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion

    The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion
    av Arthur Schopenhauer

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141191591

    A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer's works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Bu…

  • Writings from the Zen Masters

    Writings from the Zen Masters
    av Various

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043845

    These are unique stories of timeless wisdom and understanding from the Zen Masters. With rich and fascinating tales of swords, tigers, tea, flowers and dogs, the writings of the Masters challenge every perception - and seek to bring all readers clos…

  • Civilization and its Discontents

    Civilization and its Discontents
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018997

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Civilization and its Discontents

    Civilization and its Discontents
    av Sigmund Freud

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141395890

    Freud's epoch-making insights revolutionized our perception of who we are, forming the foundation for psychoanalysis. In Civilization and its Discontents he considers the incompatibility of civilization and individual happiness. Focusing on what he…

  • Books v. Cigarettes

    Books v. Cigarettes
    av George Orwell

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036618

    Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a criti…

  • An Answer to the Question: 'What is Enlightenment?'

    An Answer to the Question: 'What is Enlightenment?'
    av Immanuel Kant

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043883

    Immanuel Kant was one of the most influential philosophers in the whole of Europe, who changed Western thought with his examinations of reason and the nature of reality. In these writings he investigates human progress, civilization, morality and wh…

  • The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
    av Walter Benjamin

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036199

    One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling social and political im…

  • Fear and Trembling

    Fear and Trembling
    av Soren Kierkegaard

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023939

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • We Will All Go Down Fighting to the End

    We Will All Go Down Fighting to the End
    av Winston Churchill

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192536

    'Wars are not won by evacuations''We can take it!''Westward look, the land is bright'This collection of speeches from one of the great modern orators includes Churchill's famous words on the declaration of war with Germany, as well as his rousing ca…

  • Man Alone with Himself

    Man Alone with Himself
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036687

    Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy. Here he sets out his subversive views in a series of aphorisms on subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity, rejecting conventi…

  • Why Look at Animals?

    Why Look at Animals?
    av John Berger

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043975

    John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used t…

  • The Jewish State

    The Jewish State
    av Theodor Herzl

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192901

    'We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own homes'Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish state grew out of his conviction that Jews would never be assimilated into the populations in whi…

  • The Painter of Modern Life

    The Painter of Modern Life
    av Charles-Pierre Baudelaire

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192765

    Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses mos…

  • On Solitude

    On Solitude
    av Michel de Montaigne

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043852

    Blending intellectual speculation with anecdote and personal reflection, the Renaissance thinker and writer Montaigne pioneered the modern essay. This selection contains his idiosyncratic and timeless writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of…

  • Nature

    Nature
    av Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036823

    Originally published anonymously, Nature was the first modern essay to recommend the appreciation of the outdoors as an all-encompassing positive force. Emerson's writings were recognized as uniquely American in style and content, and launched the i…

  • Useful Work v. Useless Toil

    Useful Work v. Useless Toil
    av William Morris

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036700

    Visionary English Socialist and pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris argued that all work should be a source of pride and satisfaction, and that everyone should be entitled to beautiful surroundings - no matter what their class. T…

  • The Evils of Revolution

    The Evils of Revolution
    av Edmund Burke

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036809

    Written at a time when most of Europe supported the French Revolution, Edmund Burke's prescient and, at the time, controversial denunciation of its mob rule predicted the Terror, began the modern conservative tradition and still serves as a warning…

  • The 'Wolfman'

    The 'Wolfman'
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192208

    This is Freud's groundbreaking study of a wealthy young Russian man, subject to psychotic episodes and neuroses. Through the patient's dream of childhood wolves, Freud was able to determine his real problem - that of infantile neurosis brought about…

  • Dialogue between Fashion and Death

    Dialogue between Fashion and Death
    av Giacomo Leopardi

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192550

    Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as p…

  • On Suicide

    On Suicide
    av David Hume

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023953

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • An Image of Africa

    An Image of Africa
    av Chinua Achebe

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192581

    Beautifully written yet highly controversial, An Image of Africa asserts Achebe's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. A…

  • Night Walks

    Night Walks
    av Charles Dickens

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141047508

    Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dicken…

  • Conspicuous Consumption

    Conspicuous Consumption
    av Thorstein Veblen

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023984

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Human Happiness

    Human Happiness
    av Blaise Pascal

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036793

    Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life - or whether a belief in God is a wise…

  • On Friendship

    On Friendship
    av Michel de Montaigne

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018867

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching
    av Lao Tzu

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043685

    Fundamental to Chinese philosophy and religion, the Tao Te Ching is a simple guidebook for virtue, encouraging peace, understanding and humility. Ranging from political advice to common wisdom, it has also served as an inspiration to artists across…

  • Meditations

    Meditations
    av Rene Descartes

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192963

    Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of exis…

  • An Apology for Idlers

    An Apology for Idlers
    av Robert Louis Stevenson

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043968

    An irresistible invitation to reject the work ethic and enjoy life's simple pleasures (such as laughing, drinking and lying in the open air), Robert Louis Stevenson's witty and seminal essay on the joys of idleness is accompanied here by his writing…

  • Of the Abuse of Words

    Of the Abuse of Words
    av John Locke

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043876

    John Locke was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, whose assertion that reason is the key to knowledge changed the face of philosophy. These writings on thought, ideas, perception, truth and language are some of the most influential in…

  • On the Pleasure of Hating

    On the Pleasure of Hating
    av William Hazlitt

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018928

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

    Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
    av Henry Thoreau

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023977

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…