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              A Princess of Mars
               

              A Princess of Mars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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              A Princess of Mars is the first tale in the classic Martian novel series of Edgar Rice Burroughs. At the center of the series is the protagonist John Carter, a Confederate Captain of the American Civil War, who finds himself mysteriously transported to the planet Mars. A Princess... of Mars is both a romantic adventure and a science fiction tale of fantasy. John Carter finds himself captive by large four-armed green men along with the lovely princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris. Between them and a safe escape lies a treacherous landscape of strange creatures and mysterious deadly dangers.
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              ISBN 9781420925630
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2005
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              Meditations (Translated by George Long with an Introduction by Alice Zimmern)
                

              Meditations (Translated by George Long with an Introduction by Alice Zimmern) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aurelius, Marcus; Translated by Long, George; Introduction by Zimmern, Alice

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              Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would become its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become one of the most important of the Stoic philosophers. Educated in oratory, he would turn aside from rhe...toric to the study of the Stoic philosophy, of which he was the last distinguished representative. The Meditations, which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The work is a series of twelve books that he intended for his own guidance and self-improvement, which picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct. In Marcus Aurelius's practice of this philosophy along with his teaching he showed that even in a palace life may be led well. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, follows the highly-regarded translation of George Long, and includes an introduction by Alice Zimmern.
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              ISBN 9781420951103
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              The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

              The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weber, Max

              In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber puts forth his theory that the Protestant religious movement was central to the development of capitalism. While religion has traditionally rejected the pursuit of wealth and possessions, Weber argues that the Puritan... ethic and ideas were important factors in the rise of capitalism and he addresses this apparent paradox within The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Weber's thesis is an interesting one and ties together important historical and religious elements that influenced the development of capitalism in the western world.
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              ISBN 9781420931815
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
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              The Touchstone
                

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              By Wharton, Edith

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              The first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her novel The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton was discouraged by her mother from pursuing her writing at an early age. Despite this she would go on to produce a prolific body of work which included many novels and short stories. Charac...teristic to her work is the subtle use of dramatic irony and having grown up in a prominent New York family she would become one the most astute critics of pre-World War I upper-class society. In the Touchstone we find the story of Stephen Glennard, who spurned the love of the tortured novelist Margaret Aubyn. When Margaret dies, Stephen, who is failing in his career, sees an opportunity to gain from her notoriety so that he may afford to marry his beautiful fiancee. In this short and charming work Wharton exhibits that true depth of love and human forgiveness.
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              ISBN 9781420946833
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              The Genealogy of Morals
               

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              By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Translated by Samuels, Horace B.

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              Considered one of Friedrich Nietzsche's most important works, The Genealogy of Morals is a collection of three essays concerning the author's thoughts on the origin of our moral prejudices. In the three essays ( Good and Evil, Good and Bad, Guilt, Bad Conscience, and the like, an...d What is the meaning of ascetic ideals? ) Nietzsche reflects upon the genealogical hypothesis of morality put forth in Paul Ree's work The Origin of the Moral Sensations. Finding this theory unsatisfactory, Nietzsche calls for an examination of moral values themselves; writing that the value of these values themselves must be called into question.
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              ISBN 9781420948226
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              The Economic Consequences of the Peace
                

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              By Keynes, John Maynard

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              John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was a British economist whose theories had a profound impact on twentieth century history and economic practice. Born and raised in Cambridge, England to highly successful, intelligent parents John and Florence Keynes, he attended Eton and King's C...ollege, Cambridge where he joined the intellectual group called The Apostles with the likes of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster and Bertrand Russell. After attending the Paris Peace Conference as economic advisor to Prime Minister Lloyd George, Keynes resigned from a prominent position in the Treasury and published The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), a stinging indictment of the Versailles Treaty. Keynes expressed his opposition to the political practices that were taking place, and the work gained him instant notoriety. The impact of this, and other, works on economic method, theory and policy led to what is now termed the Keynesian Revolution of the twentieth century, and helped shape modern macroeconomics.
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              ISBN 9781420942941
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2011
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              The Trojan Women
                

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              By Euripides; Translated by Coleridge, E. P.

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              Though little is known for certain of his early life, Euripides was probably born around 460 b.c.e. to the farmer Mnesarchus and his wife Clito, and his studious nature quickly led him to a literary life in Athens. His work sticks out from that of his contemporaries for his atten...tion to the political and social problems around him, although he never held public office. His plays are often ironic, pessimistic, and display radical rejection of classical decorum and rules. The Trojan Women is one of Euripides' anti-war plays, set in Troy just after it has been captured by the Greeks in a bitter, ten-year war. The play is not particularly suspenseful, but instead it relies on passages of lyric lamentation in the form of songs by Hecuba and other women who face cruel servitude in Greece. It is a powerful tragedy that emphasizes the sufferings of the innocent victims of war.
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              ISBN 9781420944273
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
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              Hospital Sketches
                

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              By Alcott, Louisa May

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              Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was the daughter of famous transcendentalist, Bronson Alcott, but achieved notoriety herself as a writer of novels, letters and short stories. Growing up under the influence of such minds as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Alcott took an... early interest in writing, completing her first book in 1849. When she turned thirty, the Civil War was in full swing, and she left for Georgetown to serve as a nurse at the Union Hospital. Within six weeks Alcott contracted typhoid fever, the effects from which she would never fully recover. She spent her recovery time collecting, editing and fictionalizing the letters she had written to her family which described her experiences as a war nurse. These Hospital Sketches , which brought Alcott instant popularity, relate the appalling conditions of the hospitals in graphic detail as well as her conversations with various injured soldiers.
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              ISBN 9781420943917
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
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              Liza of Lambeth
               

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              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was born in the British embassy in Paris in 1874, son of a British solicitor and his socialite wife. He developed a stammer in childhood, which prevented him from entering into a legal profession like his father and brothers, so it was decided... that he would study medicine. His secret passion for literature led to the publication of Liza of Lambeth in 1897, and sparked a literary career that would make Maugham one of England's most successful authors of the twentieth century. The novel depicts the Lambeth slum along Vere Street, London, and the people who lived in poverty there. Liza Kent is the youngest of 13 children, is working in a factory in the slum, and enters into a passionate but reckless affair with an older, married neighbor, Jim Blakeston. Although the novel demonstrates clear themes of poverty and stereotypical gender roles, it surprisingly does not call for social reform.
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              ISBN 9781420942446
              Released NZ 20 Sep 2011
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              Widowers' Houses
               

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              By Shaw, George Bernard

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              George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is revered as one of the great British dramatists, credited not only with memorable works, but the revival of the then-suffering English theatre. Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, left mostly to his own devices after his mother ran off to London to... pursue a musical career. He educated himself for the most part, and eventually worked for a real estate agent. This experience founded in him a concern for social injustices, seeing poverty and general unfairness afoot, and would go on to address this in many of his works. In 1876, Shaw joined his mother in London where he would finally attain literary success. First performed in 1892, Widower's Houses was the first of Shaw's plays to see the stage. This play was included in a collection of plays called Plays Unpleasant, named so because Shaw's intention in writing them was not to entertain, but to raise awareness in certain areas of social concern. The source of social concern here in this play is the income derived from slum housing and the play focuses on the rift it forms between the two main characters, Henry Trench who has a moral problem with the way the father of his wife earns his money and his wife, Blanch who has no problem taking money from her father.
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              ISBN 9781420941333
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2011
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