Kate Grenville's Orange-Prize winning novel The Idea of Perfectionis the story of the small town of Karakarook, and of Douglas Cheeseman and Harley Savage--two people who seem the least likely in the world to fall in love. Unlike Felicity Porcelline, a woman dangerously haunted by the idea of perfection ...Show more
An accessible Iliad for twenty-first-century readers A classic of Western literature for three millennia, Homer's Iliad captivates modern readers--as it did ancient listeners--with its tale of gods and warriors at the siege of Troy. Now Herbert Jordan's line-for-line translation brilliantly renders the ...Show more
One of the epics in Western literature, "The Iliad" recounts the story of the Trojan wars. In his introduction, the author observes that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it co-exists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.
Category: Default | Series: Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Children's Classics Ser. | Reading Level: Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
The Illustrated Children's Bible features Bible tales from both the Old and the New Testaments, told in simple language that young readers will easily understand. Featuring full-colour artwork by W.L. Taylor and J. James Tissot, this volume brings the Bible vividly to life with a classic elegance approp ...Show more
Wilde was both a glittering wordsmith and a social outsider. His drama emerges out of these two perhaps contradictory identities, combining epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation. Includes Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, A Florentine Tragedy and ...Show more
Captain Cook's Journals provide his vivid first-hand account of three extraordinary expeditions. These charted the entire coast of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia, and brought back detailed descriptions of Tahiti, Tonga and a host of until then unknown islands in the Pacific. The journals am ...Show more
The trial and death of Socrates (469-399 BCE) have almost as central a place in Western consciousness as the trial and death of Jesus. In four superb dialogues, Plato provides the classic account. Euthyphro finds Socrates outside the court-house, debating the nature of piety, while the Apology is his ro ...Show more
With an Introduction by Charlotte Mosley 'Their correspondence can make you rock with helpless laughter'Independent on SundayNancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh were two of the twentieth century's most amusing and gifted writers, who matched wits and traded literary advice in more than five hundred letters o ...Show more
An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds. 'Whenever I smell salt water, I know that I am not far from one of the works of my ancestors,' wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in 1880. ...Show more
Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Princeis the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extr ...Show more
Category: No Category | Series: Virago Modern Classics Ser.
This Audible Exclusive adaptation of Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop, is brought expertly to life by multi-award winning actress, Fiona Shaw. A coming of age tale which extends the nature and boundaries of love, as seen through the eyes of the youthful and na ve Melanie, The Magic Toyshop was enormou ...Show more
Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson were writing for the Sydney Bulletin' in 1892 when they decided to have a duel of poetry. The idea was to increase the number of poems they could sell to the paper. It began in fun but later became bitter. Paterson wrote many poems and stories about his travels in the Out ...Show more