"A masterpiece of modern theater, Hedda Gabler is a dark psychological drama whose powerful and reckless heroine has tested the mettle of leading actresses of every generation since its first publication in Norway in 1890." — From the Back Cover
"As J. H. S. Burleigh has remarked in his recent study, we find in Augustine's De libero arbitrio 'a work which is the highwater mark of his philosophical writing.' Certainly Augustine continued to regard it highly as a medium for the expression of his ideas." — Anna S. Benjamin and L. H. Hackstaff, Translators in Translator's Introduction
"This version aims at conveying to the English reader as much as possible of the thought of the Republic in the most convenient and least misleading form." — Francis MacDonald Cornford, Translator
The story of the sons of Oedipus, their sister, their uncle and the revenge of the Greek gods. One of Sophocles' best.
"Sophocles composed more than 120 plays ... Of the whole number only the seven in this volume have survived intact—because they were selected for school use in later antiquity. Of the others we have some snippets, either in quotations by later Greek authors or on scraps of papyrus recovered in Egypt." — Moses Hadas, Editor, in the Introduction
"Legacies challenges students to enter the world of the twenty-first century, a culturally diverse place in which people's fates are crucially interconnected. It also introduces students to the analysis of literature, critical thinking and reading, and argument. The selections—fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—represent complex and exciting traditions from 500 B.C. to the first decade of the twenty-first century." — From the Preface
"The Dialogues of Plato (427-347 B.C.) rank with the writings of Aristotle as the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought." — Dover Publications, Inc., Publisher
"I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow..." — From All Quiet on the Western Front
"It has therefore been desirable and possible to abridge the novel, to dispense with numerous lengthy digressions and to eliminate many a phrase, a sentence, a paragraph. By means of such cutting there emerges more clearly the moving, heroic life of a simple and good man." — James K. Robinson, Abridging Editor
"Anne's diary is an appropriate monument to her fine spirit and to the spirits of those who have worked and are working still for peace. Reading it is a rich and rewarding experience." — Eleanor Roosevelt in the Introduction
This is a compilation of the notes, writings and speeches of Leonardo da Vinci enhanced by segments from the writings of biographers and the author to show the many facets of one of the greatest men in history.
Danger and adventure await the crew of the submarine Nautilus as it makes its dive into the unexplored regions of the vast, deep ocean.
"Realistically utilizing nearly every means of transportation known in the 1870s, Around the World in Eighty Days generated enchantment with scientific progress—and its delightful mixture of fantasy, comedy, and dazzling suspense has kept it a perennially superb entertainment." — From the Back Cover
"A great achievement. The long-felt need for a poetic translation of the ODYSSEY has been filled." — Bernard Knox, The Hudson Review
Newly translated and with a Foreword by David Magarshack, this edition of Tolstoy's classic novel includes a revised and updated bibliography which offers selections for further reading.