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Run Silent, Run Deep
Run Silent, Run Deep
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870215574
A narrative with the drama of war, love, and jealousy during submarine service in World War II
Amphitryon, and Two Other Plays
Amphitryon, and Two Other Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 0393006018
Plautus wrote upwards of fifty plays, of which twenty have survived. This anthology includes his best plays and also seeks to give some idea of his range. His forte was farce, and these selections exemplify at least two of his favorite farcical devices: mistaken identity (Amphitryon) and the lecherous old codger (Casina). The Pot of Gold reveals what Plautus could do with the subtler humor to be evoked from character.
The Life Before Us
The Life Before Us
Paperback      ISBN: 081120961x
Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.
Cicero: Pro Sestio In Vatinium
Cicero
Pro Sestio In Vatinium
by Cicero
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674993411
Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106?43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.
The End of the Battle
The End of the Battle
Paperback      ISBN: 0316926205
A British officer, forcibly retired from the front line because of his age, refuses to adjust to a desk job during World War II
The Chomsky Reader
The Chomsky Reader
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0394751736
Political essays examine topics including equality, Soviet-American relations, the Vietnam War, and the conflicts in Central America
The Nick Adams Stories
The Nick Adams Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0684169401
Events in the life of Hemingway's memorable character are presented chronologically in this arrangement of the stories
A Passage to India
A Passage to India
Paperback      ISBN: 0156711427
In a scathing indictment of British imperialism, Forster's once controversial novel portrays two Englishwomen who experience misunderstanding and cultural conflict after they travel to India
Coming Up for Air
Coming Up for Air
Paperback      ISBN: 0156196255
Middle-aged George Bowling perceives the true condition of the world when he visits his childhood home in the late 1930's
The Virginian
The Virginian
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390650
In the untamed West, pioneers came to test their fortunes - and their wills. The Wyoming territory was a harsh, unforgiving land, with its own unwritten code of honor by which men lived and died. Into this rough landscape rides the Virginian, a solitary man whose unbending will is his only guide through life. The Virginian's unwavering beliefs in right and wrong are soon tested as he tries to prove his love for a woman who cannot accept his sense of justice; at the same time, a betrayal by his most trusted friend forces him to fight against the corruption that rules the land.