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The Didascalicon of Hugh of Saint Victor: A Guide to the Arts

The Didascalicon of Hugh of Saint Victor: A Guide to the Arts

This treatise, produced in the early years of the twelfth-century Renaissance by one of its most important theologians and educators, offers a vision of human knowledge as an integrated whole person. It is a crucial text for those in the Middle Ages, in the history of schools and pedagogy, and in the survival of the classical tradition in the West.
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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

"The Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the “wicked and sentimental” Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons―the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, is social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture.

This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky remains true to the verbal
inventiveness of Dostoevsky’s prose, preserving the multiple voices, the humor, and the surprising modernity of the original. It is an achievement worthy of Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel."

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The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid

ONE OF THE PREEMINENT translators of our time, Robert Fagles’s interpretations of these epic poems give new life to three seminal works in the Western canon. The Penguin Classic Deluxe Editions of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid are collected here for the first time in a specially designed gift box. Each volume contains a superb introduction by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant.

The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation’s most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis. But the Andromeda Strain proves different from anything they’ve ever seen—and what they don’t know could not only hurt them, but lead to unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.

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Imitation of Christ

Imitation of Christ

A new, beautifully laid-out pocket edition of Thomas à Kempis's classic Christian devotional work, The Imitation of Christ. Originally written in medieval Latin c. 1481-1427, The Imitation of Christ is one of the most enduring works of late medieval Christian piety and remains ] the most widely read Christian devotional after the Bible. Divided into four books and dozens of bite-sized subchapters, The Imitation of Christ focuses on providing practical and spiritual advice for cultivating an interior life that mirrors the virtues of Jesus Christ. This edition is based on the English language translation by William Benham (1831–1910).

Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 1471) was a German-Dutch clergyman of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian devotional books. His name means "Thomas of Kempen", Kempen being his home town.

William Benham (1831–1910) was an English clergyman and prolific author.

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