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  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest
    av Oscar Wilde

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486264783

    Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being E…

  • The Prince

    The Prince
    av Niccolo Machiavelli

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486272740

    As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccol Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity…

  • Enchiridion

    Enchiridion
    av Epictetus

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486433592

    Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50-ca. 130 AD) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we lea…

  • The Use and Abuse of History

    The Use and Abuse of History
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486836409

    "While life needs the services of history, it must just as clearly be comprehended that an excess measure of history will do harm to the living," declares Friedrich Nietzsche in this cautionary polemic. The iconoclastic philosopher warns us about th…

  • Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness
    av Joseph Conrad
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486264646

    Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story." -- Encyclopaedia B…

  • Meditations

    Meditations
    av Marcus Aurelius

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486298238

    One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire. Ascending to the impe…

  • Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

    Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
    av Henry David Thoreau

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486284958

    Nature was a form of religion for naturalist, essayist, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-62). In communing with the natural world, he wished to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and ... learn what it…

  • The Republic

    The Republic
    av Plato

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486411217

    Often ranked as the greatest of Plato's many remarkable writings, this celebrated philosophical work of the fourth century B.C. contemplates the elements of an ideal state, serving as the forerunner for such other classics of political thought as Ci…

  • Selected Poems

    Selected Poems
    av Emily Dickinson

    Pocket - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486264660

    The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die. Generally considered among the grea…

  • Notes from the Underground

    Notes from the Underground
    av Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486270531

    In 1864, just prior to the years in which he wrote his greatest novels -- Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed and The Brothers Karamazov -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) penned the darkly fascinating Notes from the Underground. Its namel…

  • Self Reliance

    Self Reliance
    av Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Pocket - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486277905

    See 'Bhagavad Gita'.

  • History of the Peloponnesian War

    History of the Peloponnesian War
    av Thucydides

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486817194

    The entire Greek world plunged into three decades of bloodshed in 431 B.C., when the ongoing friction between Athens and Sparta exploded into war. Ten years into the struggle, the Athenian general Thucydides was dismissed for a military failure that…

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
    av Harriet Jacobs

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486419312

    The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remark…

  • Orthodoxy

    Orthodoxy
    av G. K. Chesterton

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486843360

    The masterpiece of G. K. Chesterton's distinguished literary career, this treatise mounts a defense of Christianity. The author employs the term "orthodoxy" as a synonym for "right opinion," and he applies the concept of correct reasoning to his for…

  • Beyond the Pleasure Principle

    Beyond the Pleasure Principle
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486790305

    "Perfect for students on a tight budget wanting a copy they can mark up with their own notes, or for anyone interested in just reading the text." -- University of St. Andrews This controversial 1920 publication marks a turning point in the celebrate…

  • The Federalist Papers

    The Federalist Papers
    av Alexander Hamilton

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486496368

    An excellent reference for anyone who wants a better understanding of the Constitution, this compilation of eighty-five articles explains and defends the ideals behind the highest form of law in the United States. The essays were written and publish…

  • Flatland

    Flatland
    av Edwin A. Abbott

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486272634

    This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-…

  • The Overcoat and Other Short Stories

    The Overcoat and Other Short Stories
    av Nikolai Gogol

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486270579

    Gogol's stories are admired for their skillful mingling of fantasy and reality, quiet good humor and use of mundane details -- as Gogol put it -- "to extract the extraordinary from the ordinary." Imaginative and timeless, they remain as fresh and si…

  • The Ego and the Id

    The Ego and the Id
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486821566

    All human behaviors and traits, according to this 1923 study, derive from the complicated interactions of three elements of the psyche: the id, the ego, and the superego. One of Sigmund Freud's most insightful works on the topic of the subconscious,…

  • The Will to Power

    The Will to Power
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486831664

  • Candide

    Candide
    av Voltaire, Voltaire

    Pocket - 1991 - Franska - ISBN: 9780486266893

    Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of…

  • Critique of Pure Reason

    Critique of Pure Reason
    av Immanuel Kant

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486821511

    In his monumental Critique of Pure Reason, German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) argues that human knowledge is limited by the capacity for perception. He attempts a logical designation of two varieties of knowledge: a posteriori, knowledge a…

  • Dark Night of the Soul

    Dark Night of the Soul
    av St. John of the Cross

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486426938

    A sixteenth-century mystic who wrote of man's relationship with God, St. John of the Cross was also a Carmelite monk who helped reform the Order and aided St. Teresa of Avila in establishing new convents for women. In this book--his spiritual master…

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland
    av Lewis Carroll

    Pocket - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486275437

    One of the most popular and most quoted books in English, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 1898), a distinguished scholar, mathematician, and author who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Writ…

  • This Side of Paradise

    This Side of Paradise
    av F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486289991

    Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. He exemplifies the young men and women of the 20s who grew up to find "all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man s…

  • On Liberty

    On Liberty
    av John Stuart Mill

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486421308

  • Herland

    Herland
    av Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486404295

    Delightfully humorous account of a feminist utopia in which three male explorers stumble upon an all-female society isolated in a distant part of the earth. Early 20th-century vehicle for Gilman’s then-unconventional views of male-female behav…

  • Demons

    Demons
    av Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486817385

    A pair of self-styled revolutionaries and their followers plot to overthrow the Tsar and seize control of the government in Dostoyevsky's compelling tale of ideology and murder in 19th-century Russia. Based on a real-life political assassination, th…

  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost
    av John Milton

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486442877

    First published in 1667, "Paradise Lost "is considered to be the greatest epic poem in English literature. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the world's creation and Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden; it also references tales from the "Metamo…

  • The Metaphysics

    The Metaphysics
    av Aristotle

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486817491

    "All men by nature are actuated with the desire of knowledge," declared Aristotle. The philosopher's works are foundational to the history of science, and his treatise on metaphysics, or "first philosophy," is divided into sections of previous philo…

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet
    av William Shakespeare

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486272788

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet
    av William Shakespeare

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486275574

    One of Shakespeare's most popular and accessible plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and the unhappy fate that befell them as a result of a long and bitter feud between their families. The play contains some of Shakesp…

  • Anthem

    Anthem
    av Ayn Rand

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486492773

    Hailed by The New York Times as "a compelling dystopian look at paranoia from one of the most unique and perceptive writers of our time," this brief, captivating novel offers a cautionary tale. The story unfolds within a society in which all traces…

  • Spring and All

    Spring and All
    av William Carlos Williams

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486826929

  • The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov
    av Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486437910

    Completed only a few months before the author's death, The Brothers Karamazov is Dostoyevsky's largest, most expansive, most life-embracing work. Filled with human passions ― lust, greed, love, jealousy, sorrow, and humor ― the book is a…

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    av Oscar Wilde

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486278070

    In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book…

  • The Autobiography

    The Autobiography
    av Benjamin Franklin

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486290737

    Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty wit…

  • The Trial

    The Trial
    av Franz Kafka

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486470610

    "Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested." From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies the term ""Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts…

  • Leaves of Grass

    Leaves of Grass
    av Walt Whitman

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486456768

    In 1855, Walt Whitman published -- at his own expense -- the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general…

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Yellow Wallpaper
    av Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486298573

    Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here. Written from a feminist perspective…

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    av Jane Austen
    (1 recension)

    Pocket - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486284736

    Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawin…

  • My Inventions and Other Writings and Lectures

    My Inventions and Other Writings and Lectures
    av Nikola Tesla

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486845753

    This volume presents one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of writings by Nikolai Tesla, a founding figure of the modern electrical power industry and long-time rival of Thomas Edison. Included is Tesla's autobiography, My Inventions…

  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey

    Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey
    av Marcus Garvey

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486437873

    A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, i…

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth
    av William Shakespeare

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486278025

    One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, Macbeth is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt, and revenge. Prompted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and goaded by his ambitious wife, the Scottish thane Macbeth murders Duncan,…

  • The Genealogy of Morals

    The Genealogy of Morals
    av Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486426914

    Written in response to a book on the origins of morality by his erstwhile friend Paul Ree, the three essays comprising The Genealogy of Morals -- all three advancing the critique of Christian morality set forth in Beyond Good and Evil -- are among N…

  • The Pillow Book

    The Pillow Book
    av Sei Shonagon

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486834436

  • Short Stories

    Short Stories
    av Edith Wharton

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486282350

    Described by literary critic Robert Morss Lovett as "a novelist of civilization, absorbed in the somewhat mechanical operations of civilization, absorbed in the somewhat mechanical operations of culture, preoccupied with the upper ('and inner') clas…

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    av Robert Louis Stevenson

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486266886

    In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child's Garden of Verses and wrote the novels…

  • The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
    av Vatsyayana

    Pocket - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486452371

    Kama means desire, love, and lust; sutra means teachings and "verses." The Kama Sutra, then, is the book of love, teaching the best methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union. A classic of world literature for 1,700 ye…

  • The Theory of the Leisure Class

    The Theory of the Leisure Class
    av Thorstein Veblen

    Pocket - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486280622

    "The most impressive satirist of his day." -- Time MagazineWith devastating satiric wit, this book examines the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption" (coined by Veblen) and exposes the emptiness of many cherished sta…