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The Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham
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The Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

This multi-volume set is in very good condition. The front, back, and spine of the cover boards have minimal wear. The edges have little bumping. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover boards of both volumes. The pages are yellowing in both volumes and there are no marking on any pages of both books. "This book contains all the stories I have written that are not included in East and West. The tales in that collection were of about the same length and written on the same scale and so it seemed convenient to publish them together in a single volume. Most of the stories which I have now gathered together are very much shorter. Some were written many years ago, Others more recently. They appeared in magazines and were afterwards issued in book form. To the first lot I gave the title of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and except for Ray Long, who was then its editor, would never have been written....: - Preface from The Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham: Book I: East and West, Book II: The World Over

$118.88

The Republic
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The Republic

By Plato (Translated Into English By B. Jowett, M.A.)

This book is in good condition. There is significant wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the book are bumped, and there is a large ink stain on the back cover board. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and there are markings on the front end page and the title page. The pages are yellowed and tanned. "The Republic is undoubtedly one of Plato's masterworks and one of the most influential and widely read books in the history of philosophy. It is also devilishly difficult to truly understand. There are any number of reasons for this, but one of them is the sheer breadth of topics and issues that Plato introduces over the course of the dialogue. Readers must make sense not only of those issues in their own right but they must also understand them in relation to the larger themes and arguments of the work. This is, to be sure, a daunting task, particularly for readers who are approaching the dialogue for the first time. In his book, Gerasimos Santas aims to help the reader better understand The Republic by focusing on its central argument -- that we are better off just than unjust. He does this, though, through a particular methodological lens. In his preface, Santas states that The Republic is "a book that is always contemporary," and this sentiment carries through in the focus and method of his book. Santas divides his attention between offering a text-based exegesis of Plato's arguments regarding justice and critically engaging in the text in a way that is highly informed by the works of other, more contemporary, thinkers. The result is a book that gives its readers some grounding in the basic threads of argument in The Republic while also encouraging and empowering them to engage the text and see the arguments as making philosophical claims that are still relevant and worthy of our consideration today. Indeed it is this last thing -- Santas's critical engagement with the text and emphasis on getting the reader involved in its debates and arguments -- that is the real strength of this book...." - Understanding Plato's Republic Reviewed by Michelle Jenkins, Whitman College

$12.93

The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church
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The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

By Claire Cross

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner have slight bumping. The previous owners names are written on the front end page. Another previous owners seal is also affixed on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clean of any markings. "The reader and the teacher of history might be forgiven for thinking that there are now too many series of historical documents in existence, all claiming to offer light on particular problems and all able to fulfil their claims. At any rate, the general editor of yet another series feels obliged to explain why he is helping one more collection of such volumes into existence...." - General Introduction from The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

$3.07

The Brownings
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The Brownings

By Robert Browning and Elisabeth Barrett Browning

This book is in fair condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards, except for the crack along the seams between the front cover board and the spine and the back cover board and the spine.There is little bumping on the corners of the cover boards.The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Genius And Talent, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And is it simply the nature of human beings that genius should be strange, secretive, and even frightening, whereas talent is lucid, accessible and likeable? The face of Robert Browning gives nothing away - handsome and polished, it offers no hold to those who would pry into the soul behind.Its metallic mirror gives us back ourselves. But the face of Elizabeth Barrett Browning speaks openly of her sufferings - of ill health, of an iron father, of miscarriages - yet speaking in the accents of courage and good sense. Any woman of sensitivity and talent can imagine herself as Elizabeth, in the hope that she might get as much as did did Elizabeth out of a life which sometimes seemed to offer so little...." - Introduction from The Brownings: Letters And Poetry

$10.25

Authority in the Anglican Communion
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Authority in the Anglican Communion

By Stephen W. Sykes (Editor)

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and on the edges. There is no bumping of the corners. The pages are white, crisp and clean of all markings. "Anglicans," Comments Stephen Sykes in his introduction to these essays "have been seriously exercised about their claim to authority for at least some forty years." An archbishop of Canterbury is better placed than most to appreciate the degree to which this issue is confronting us today. It lies at the heart of so many discussions between churches, as well as of some of the most controversial and sensitive matters which face us all. The nature and exercise odf authority will be a vital issue at the 1988 Lambeth Conference...." - Foreword from Authority in the Anglican Communion: Essays Presented to Bishop John Howe

$14.69

A Call To Action
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A Call To Action

By Jimmy Carter

This book is in good condition.The dust jacket is fair condition. There is significant wear on the front, back and spine of the dust jacket. There are also stains on the dust jacket as well as wear on the edges and bumping on the corners. The cover boards have a minimal amount of wear on all sides. There is little to no wear on the edges of the cover boards and slight bumping. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear from any markings. "All the elements in this book concerning prejudice, discrimination, war, violence, distorted interpretations of religious texts, physical and mental abuse, poverty, and disease fall disproportionately on women and girls. I saw the ravages of racial prejudice as I grew up in the Deep South, when for a century the U.S. Supreme Court and all other political and social authorities accepted the premise that black people were, in some basic ways, inferior to white people. Even those in the dominant class who disagreed with the presumption remained relatively quiet and enjoyed the benefits of the prevailing system. Carefully selected Holy Scriptures were quoted to justify this discrimination in the name of God...." - Introduction from A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

$20.03

The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany
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The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

By C. H. Talbot

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards and also some staining. The edges of the cover boards are worn and the corners are bumped.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free of any markings. "The texts gathered together in the present volume provide a cross-section of the religious life of the eighth century difficult to parallel elsewhere. Two biographies of the archbishops who initiated the missionary enterprise on the Continent show how their labours transformed the face of Europe within the space of a single generation, whilst the life of one of their disciples illustrates how their work was continued. The correspondence of St. Boniface bring into closer focus the kind of difficulties they encountered and introduces us into the homely atmosphere of their friends, relatives, and well-wishers. Two further biographies, one of the abbot of the first monastery to be founded in Germany, the other of the abbess Leoba, give an illuminating picture of the beginnings of monastic life amidst barbarian surroundings and throw light on the characters and attainments of the men and women who embarked on this hazardous adventure. Finally, the description of Willibald's travels through Italy, the Greek archipelago and the Holy Land show the devotion, allied to a spirit of adventure, which animated these early pilgrims and missionaries. Bishops, priests, monks, nuns and simple clerics flit through these pages and tell us their unvarnished tale, which, slight though it may be in certain cases, deeply impresses by contrast with the grim background against which it unfold...." - General Introduction from The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

$53.83

The Confessions Of Saint Augustine
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The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

By E. B. Pusey

This book is in very good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front, back and spine.The edges have minimal wear and their is little to no bumping on the corners.The pages are crisp, clean, and just beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. The slip cover for this book is in good condition.There is definitely some wear on the front , back, top, bottom, and spine. The edges are also worn.There is a tear on the upper left hand corner, and a price marking on the pasted title. "St. Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) was born in 354 A.D. at Thagaste in Numidia. His father was a pagan; his mother Monnica, as appears in these Confessions, was a devout Christian, and had a definite and lasting influence on her son. Augustine studied ant taught rhetoric at Thagaste, then taught at the University of Carthage, at Rome, and at Milan. While at Carthage he embraced the doctrine of the Manichaeans; but under the later influence of Bishop Ambrose in Milan, and after a long emotional and intellectual struggle, he was received into the Christian Church in 387. He then returned to Africa as a priest; and in 395 became Bishop of Hippo, a post he retained until his death in 430...." Note, The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

$10.38

Liberty Or Equality
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Liberty Or Equality

By Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

:This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front and back cover boards and the spine. The lettering is beginning to fade on the spine There is also minimal wear on the edges and slight bumping on the corners. The previous owners signature is written on the inside of the front cover board. There are marking on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanning, but the binding is tight and solid. There is a map missing from the book between pages 208 and 209. "This book is an essay in the narrowest sense of the term - an effort to throw some light on certain phases and aspects of the century-old struggle between the principles of freedom and those of equality, between the ideologies of liberalism and of democracy (in their classic sense, of course). It is obvious that this study cannot be exhaustive; nevertheless, the subjects of our analysis have not been chosen at random, but have been selected for special reasons." - Chapter 1: Definitions And Basic Principles, Liberty Or Equality: The Challenge of our Time

$23.37

My Journals and Sketchbooks
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My Journals and Sketchbooks

By Robinson Crusoe

This book is in good condition. The cover has some minimal wear and the corners are worn. The binding is tight and the pages inside are crisp, white and clean. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. "Today, the seventh May, 1684, I, Robinson Crusoe, once master and sole inhabitant of a lost island, here bring to an end my sketchbooks and my journal, in which for almost a quarter of a century I have told and pictured my strange adventures. May the story of my fortune set dreaming those who have the soul of a wanderer" - Robinson Crusoe

$13.77

The Habit Of Being
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The Habit Of Being

By Sally Fitzgerald

This book is in very good condition. It is an ex-library book and the dust cover is in plastic. The first page has a sticker attached from the library. The outside pages are stamped with the library name. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

$10.00