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  • Why I am So Wise

    Why I am So Wise
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018973

    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 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 Art of War

    The Art of War
    av Tzu Sun

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023816

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Reflections on the Guillotine

    Reflections on the Guillotine
    av Albert Camus

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241475225

    'When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out' Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albe…

  • 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…

  • 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 wh…

  • 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,…

  • 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 ̵…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Perpetual Race of Achilles and the Tortoise

    The Perpetual Race of Achilles and the Tortoise
    av Jorge Luis Borges

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192949

    In this collection of wise, witty and fascinating essays, Borges discusses the existence (or non-existence) of Hell, the flaws in English literary detectives, the philosophy of contradictions, and the many translators of 1001 Nights. Varied and enth…

  • 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…

  • Nationalism

    Nationalism
    av Rabindranath Tagore

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192970

    Tagore was a fierce opponent of British rule in India. In this work he discusses the resurgence of the East and the challenge it poses to Western supremacy, calling for a future beyond nationalism, based instead on cooperation and racial tolerance.…

  • 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…

  • The Decay of Lying

    The Decay of Lying
    av Oscar Wilde

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472453

    'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life' The two works brought together here, 'The Decay of Lying' and 'The Critic as Artist', are Oscar Wilde's wittiest and most profound writings on aesthetics, in which he proposes that criticism is th…

  • 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…

  • Decline of the English Murder

    Decline of the English Murder
    av George Orwell
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141191263

    In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his tren…

  • The Narrative of Trajan's Column

    The Narrative of Trajan's Column
    av Italo Calvino

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472859

    'When the last fire goes out, time too will be finished' Italo Calvino was one of the most joyful and imaginative writers of the twentieth century. Here he muses on what the things we leave behind ­- whether waxworks or ancient graffiti, enigmatic m…

  • Three Japanese Buddhist Monks

    Three Japanese Buddhist Monks
    av Saigyo

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472910

    'I have relinquished all that ties me to the world, but the one thing that still haunts me is the beauty of the sky' These simple, inspiring writings by three medieval Buddhist monks offer peace and wisdom amid the world's uncertainties, and are an…

  • Ain't I A Woman?

    Ain't I A Woman?
    av Sojourner Truth

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472361

    'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now' A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Confessions of an English Opium Eater

    Confessions of an English Opium Eater
    av Thomas De Quincey

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043890

    Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey's legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-exp…

  • 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…

  • When I Dare to Be Powerful

    When I Dare to Be Powerful
    av Audre Lorde

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241473153

    'Women so empowered are dangerous' Written with a 'black woman's anger' and the precision of a poet, these searing pieces by the groundbreaking writer Audre Lorde are a celebration of female strength and solidarity, and a cry to speak out against th…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Miracles and Idolatry

    Miracles and Idolatry
    av Voltaire

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023922

    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 Lamp of Memory

    The Lamp of Memory
    av John Ruskin

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036670

    John Ruskin overturned Victorian society’s ideas about art and architecture, arguing that ancient buildings must be conserved for their deep, mystical links with the past and that creative design is essential – not for financial gain, bu…

  • 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 cl…

  • Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible

    Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible
    av John Berger

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472873

    'We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks' In this series of remarkable pieces from across his career, John Berger celebrates and dissects the close links between art and society and the individual. Few writers give a more vivid…

  • The Future of an Illusion

    The Future of an Illusion
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036762

    This investigation of religion by greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth-century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it. Throughout history, some books have change…

  • A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

    A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart
    av Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241473252

    'Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, the command to love one's enemy is an absolute necessity for our survival' Advocating love as strength and non-violence as the most powerful weapon there is, these sermons and writings from…