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  • Capital

    av Karl Marx

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226997

    Few writers have had a more demonstrable impact on the development of the modern world than has Karl Marx (1818-1883). Born in Trier into a middle-class Jewish family in 1818, by the time of his death in London in 1883, Marx claimed a growing intern…

  • Wealth of Nations

    Wealth of Nations
    av Adam Smith

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226881

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been…

  • Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching
    av Lao Tzu

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264719

    Translated with Notes by Arthur Waley. With an Introduction by Robert Wilkinson. Dating from around 300BC, Tao Te Ching is the first great classic of the Chinese school of philosophy called Taoism. Within its pages is summed up a complete view of th…

  • The Interpretation of Dreams

    The Interpretation of Dreams
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264849

    Translated by A.A. Brill With an Introduction by Stephen Wilson. Sigmund Freud's audacious masterpiece, The Interpretation of Dreams, has never ceased to stimulate controversy since its publication in 1900. Freud is acknowledged as the founder of ps…

  • The Holy Qur'an

    The Holy Qur'an

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267826

    Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an (also known as The Koran) is the sacred book of Islam. It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. As it was revealed,…

  • The Nicomachean Ethics

    The Nicomachean Ethics
    av Aristotle

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264610

    Aristotle (384-322BC) is the philosopher who has most influence on the development of western culture, writing on a wide variety of subjects including the natural sciences as well as the more strictly philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and e…

  • On War

    On War
    av Carl von Clausewitz

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264825

    Translated by J.J. Graham, revised by F.N. Maude Abridged and with an Introduction by Louise Willmot. On War is perhaps the greatest book ever written about war. Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian soldier, had witnessed at first hand the immense destru…

  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
    av John Maynard Keynes

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840227475

    John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the twentieth century. On economic theory, he ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was…

  • Leviathan

    av Thomas Hobbes

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840227338

    With an Introduction by Dr Richard Serjeantson, Trinity College, CambridgeSince its first publication in 1651, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan has been recognised as one of the most compelling, and most controversial, works of political philosophy w…

  • Faust

    av Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221152

    Translated, with an Introduction and Notes by John R. Williams. Goethe's Faust is a classic of European literature. Based on the fable of the man who traded his soul for superhuman powers and knowledge, it became the life's work of Germany's greates…

  • The Prince

    The Prince
    av Niccolo Machiavelli

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267758

    Translated by C.E.Detmold. With an Introduction by Lucille Margaret Kekewich.Written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence, The Prince is a handbook on ruling and the exercise of power. It remains as relevant today as i…

  • The Essential Philosophical Works

    The Essential Philosophical Works
    av David Hume

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226669

    With an introduction by Charlotte R. Brown and William Edward Morris. David Hume (1711–1776) was the most important philosopher ever to write in English, as well as a master stylist. This volume contains his major philosophical works. A Treati…

  • The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy
    av Dante Alighieri

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221664

    Translated by H. F. Cary With an introduction by Claire Honess. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet Divine was added by later admirers) in exile…

  • Njal's Saga

    Njal's Saga

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267857

    Translated by Lee M. Hollander, with an Introduction by Thorsteinn Gylfason.Njal's Saga is the finest of the Icelandic sagas, and one of the world's greatest prose works. Written c.1280, about events a couple of centuries earlier, it is divided into…

  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
    av John Locke

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840227321

    Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario   John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed…

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    av T.E. Lawrence

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264696

    With an Introduction by Angus Calder. As Angus Calder states in his introduction to this edition, 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War'. Lawrence's younger brothers, Frank and W…

  • The Origin of Species

    The Origin of Species
    av Charles Darwin

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267802

    With an Introduction by Jeff Wallace. 'A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die...'. Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species ha…

  • A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

    A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226867

    Sigmund Freud’s controversial ideas have penetrated Western culture more deeply than those of any other psychologist. The ‘Freudian slip’, the ‘Oedipus complex’, ‘childhood sexuality’, ‘libido’,…

  • Twilight of the Idols with The Antichrist and Ecce Homo

    Twilight of the Idols with The Antichrist and Ecce Homo
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226133

    Translated by Antony M. Ludovici. With an Introduction by Ray Furness. The three works in this collection, all dating from Nietzsche's last lucid months, show him at his most stimulating and controversial: the portentous utterances of the prophet (t…

  • Decameron

    av Giovanni Boccaccio

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221336

    A new version of John Payne's Victorian translation, with an Introduction by Cormac O Cuilleanain. 1348. The Black Death is sweeping through Europe. In Florence, plague has carried off one hundred thousand people. In their Tuscan villas, seven young…

  • The Descent of Man

    The Descent of Man
    av Charles Darwin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226980

    In The Descent of Man Darwin addresses many of the issues raised by his notorious Origin of Species: finding in the traits and instincts of animals the origins of the mental abilities of humans, of language, of our social structures and our moral ca…

  • The Social Contract

    The Social Contract
    av Jean-Jaques Rousseau

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267819

    With an Introduction by Derek Matravers. In The Social Contract Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. An individual can only be free under the law, he says, by voluntarily embracing that law as…

  • Le Morte Darthur

    Le Morte Darthur
    av Sir Thomas Malory

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264634

    With an Introduction by Helen Moore. The legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring and influential stories in world literature. Its themes - love, war, religion, treachery and family loyalty - are timeless,…

  • Key Philosophical Writings

    Key Philosophical Writings
    av Rene Descartes

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264702

    Translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross. Edited with an Introduction by Enrique Chavez-Arvizo. Rene Descartes (1569-1650), the ‘father’ of modern philosophy, is without doubt one of the greatest thinkers in history: his genius…

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    av Edward Gibbon

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264993

    Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the language itself. Its length alone is a measure of its monumental quality: seve…

  • Ethics

    av Benedict de Spinoza

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221190

    Translated by W.H.White and A.K.Stirling. With an Introduction by Don Garrett. Benedict de Spinoza lived a life of blameless simplicity as a lens-grinder in Holland. And yet in his lifetime he was expelled from the Jewish community in Amsterdam as a…

  • Symposium and The Death of Socrates

    Symposium and The Death of Socrates
    av Plato

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264795

    With an Introduction by Jane O'Grady. Translated by Tom Griffith.In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party and talk about love, until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in and decides to discuss Socrates instead. Symposium gives an uns…

  • Histories

    av Herodotus

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264665

    Translated with Notes by George Rawlinson. With an Introduction by Tom Griffith.Herodotus (c480-c425) is 'The Father of History' and his Histories are the first piece of Western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining. Why did Pheidi…

  • The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    av Karl Marx

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840220964

    With an introduction by Dr. Laurence Marlow. A spectre is haunting Europe (and the world). Not, in the twenty-first century, the spectre of communism, but the spectre of capitalism. Marx's prediction that the state would wither away of its own accor…

  • Republic

    av Plato

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264832

    Translated by John Llewelyn Davies and David James Vaughan. With an Introduction by Stephen Watt. The ideas of Plato (c429-347BC) have influenced Western philosophers for over two thousand years. Such is his importance that the twentieth-century phi…

  • The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey
    av Homer

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221176

    Translated by George Chapman, with Introductions by Jan Parker. Hector bidding farewell to his wife and baby son, Odysseus bound to the mast listening to the Sirens, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - sce…

  • The Inferno

    The Inferno
    av Dante Alighieri

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267871

    Translated by H.F. Cary With an Introduction by Claire Honess. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet 'Divine' was added by later admirers) in exil…

  • The Prophet

    The Prophet
    av Kahlil Gibran

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264856

    The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran's achievement. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I's Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the ric…

  • Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Thus Spake Zarathustra
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267765

    Translated by Thomas Common. With an Introduction by Nicholas Davey. This astonishing series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of the Persian sage Zarathustra, or Zoroaster, contains the kernel of Nietzsche’s thought. ‘God is dead’,…

  • Upanishads


    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221022

    Translated by F Max-Muller, revised and with an Introduction by Suren Navlakha.Upanishads are mankind's oldest works of philosophy, predating the earliest Greek philosophy. They are the concluding part of the Vedas, the ancient Indian sacred literat…

  • London Labour and the London Poor

    London Labour and the London Poor
    av Henry Mayhew

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226195

    With an Introduction by Rosemary O'Day. London Labour and the London Poor is a masterpiece of personal inquiry and social observation. It is the classic account of life below the margins in the greatest Metropolis in the world and a compelling portr…

  • Utopia

    av Thomas More

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264740

    With an Introduction by Mishtooni Bose. More’s Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous ’description’ of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natu…

  • Democracy in America

    Democracy in America
    av Alexis de Tocqueville

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264801

    Reissue Tocqueville examines the structures, institution and operation of democracy, and analyzes the lessons that Europe could learn from American successes and failures. It continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, especia…

  • The Great Comedies and Tragedies

    The Great Comedies and Tragedies
    av William Shakespeare

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840221459

    The Comedies with Introductions by Judith Buchanan.These Comedies are among the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. In each a problem emerges, is then intensified to a point of maximum confusion and potential upset, before the chaos is resolved, howe…

  • Lives of the Twelve Caesars

    Lives of the Twelve Caesars
    av Tamsyn Suetonius

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264757

    Translated by H.M. Bird With an Introduction by Tamsyn Barton.Suetonius, chronicler of the extraordinary personalities of the first dynasties to rule the Roman Empire, was the greatest Latin biographer. His colourful work, Lives of the Twelve Caesar…

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

    The Pilgrim's Progress
    av John Bunyan

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264689

    With an Introduction by Professor Stuart Sim. John Bunyan was variously a tinker, soldier, Baptist minister, prisoner and writer of outstanding narrative genius which reached its apotheosis in this, his greatest work. It is an allegory of the Christ…

  • The Art of War / The Book of Lord Shang

    The Art of War / The Book of Lord Shang
    av Sun Tzu

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853267796

    Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson. The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC)…

  • Plays

    av Anton Chekhov

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781840226171

    Translated, with an introductory essay, by Elisaveta Fen, and with an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs. Anton Chekhov's popularity in the west is without parallel for a foreign writer. He has been absorbed into our culture, and accepted as one of our o…

  • The Voyage of the Beagle

    The Voyage of the Beagle
    av Charles Darwin

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781853264764

    Darwin's notes from his 1831 trip provide an account of the HMS "Beagle" and the first hints of his theory of evolution and natural selection