Moll Flanders

Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. I grew as impudent a thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life.

She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour—and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist. Based on the first edition of 1722, this volume includes a chronology, notes on currency and maps of London and Virginia in the late seventeenth century.

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Evelina Oxford World's Classics

Evelina, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women's position in the late eighteenth century, is at once a guide to fashionable London, comic and shrewd, and a love story. Frances burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London.

The new introduction and full notes to this edition help make this richness all the more readily available to a modern reader. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more.

As she describes her heroine's entry into society, womanhood and, theatre visits, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, love, inevitably, and balls.

Oxford university Press, USA. But evelina's innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions--as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville.


Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded Oxford World's Classics

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In the words of one contemporary, pamelists and Anti-pamelists, it divided the world "into two different Parties, " even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel.

Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.

Based on the original text of 1740, from which Richardson later retreated in a series of defensive revisions, this edition makes available the version of Pamela that aroused such widespread controversy on its first appearance. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

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Oroonoko Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics. Oxford university Press USA. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Oxford university Press, USA. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction.

Inspired by aphra behn’s visit to surinam, Oroonoko reflects the author’s romantic views of native peoples as being in “the first state of innocence, before man knew how to sin. The novel also reveals behn’s ambiguous attitude toward slavery: while she favored it as a means to strengthen England’s power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality.

This new single-volume edition of Oroonoko includes a carefully modernized text accompanied by an introduction, chronology, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. A new single-volume edition of an early anti-slavery novelWhen Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam.

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Penguin Classics

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Allworthy on his country estate, tom jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. Includes a chronology, and the historical and political background of the jacobite revolutionFor more than seventy years, the context of eighteenth-century fiction and satire, suggestions for further reading, notes, and an appendix of Fielding's revisions   • Introduction discusses narrative tecniques and themes, glossary, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

A vivid hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections, Tom Jones is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic novels in English literature. When tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins.

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Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Is confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. An action-adventure tale with postmodern flourishes; an academic comedy spliced with period erotica; an intimate meditation on belonging. Katy waldman,  the new yorker“Confessions of the Fox is so goddamned good.

A joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime, and revolution. Named one of the best books of the year by the new yorker • huffpost • kirkus reviews • finalist for the lambda Literary Award • Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • “A dazzling tale of queer romance and resistance.

Timejack sheppard and edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. One of the most trenchant calls for progressive action that I have read in a very long time. The new york times book review “An ambitious work of metafiction, a sexy queer love story.

Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into jack and bess’s tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined—and only a miracle will save them all. A new york times editors’ choice: “A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, eighteenth century London.

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The Beggar's Opera Penguin Classics

Treadwell’s introduction examines the eighteenth-century background of musical theatre and opera, the changing cityscape of London and the corruption of the legal system. Penguin Books. Oxford university Press, USA. Whore and rogue they call husband and wife:all professions be-rogue one another'The tale of Peachum, thief-taker and informer, conspiring to send the dashing and promiscuous highwayman Macheath to the gallows, became the theatrical sensation of the eighteenth century.

Penguin Classics. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Penguin Classics. In the beggar’s opera, john gay turned conventions of italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

O. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. This edition also includes a note on the music in The Beggar’s Opera and suggestions for further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Gay’s highly original depiction of the thieves, informers, prostitutes and highwaymen thronging the slums and prisons of the corrupt London underworld proved brilliantly successful in exposing the dark side of a corrupt and jaded society.


Lady Audley's Secret Oxford World's Classics

Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, and much more. This marvelous new edition introduces Braddon's portrait of her scheming heroine to a new generation of readers.

About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. But lady audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and Sir Michael's nephew Robert has vague forebodings. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press, USA. When robert's good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, he is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth.

Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Classics. Lyn pykett's introduction illuminates Braddon's fascinating tale of bigamy, impersonation, murder, and blackmail in the context of the nineteenth-century sensation novel and Braddon's immensely successful career. Can robert's darkest suspicions really be true?A publishing sensation in its day, Lady Audley's Secret is a thrilling novel of deception and villainy in which the golden-haired heroine is not at all what she seems.

But it is not just a pot-boiler.


The Beggar's Opera and Polly

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Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press, USA. Penguin Classics. With the beggar's opera, john gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. The text is the most accurate available, with notes that explain criminal and underworld slang and the topical allusions that gave Gay's satire its edge.

Oxford university Press USA. Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives. Raucous, the beggar's opera and polly--published together here for the first time--offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, ironic and tragic by turns, witty, lyrical, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart.

The introduction to this edition explores gay's use of criminal and rogue literature, his treatment of gender, the political context of the plays, Gay's attitude to slavery and piracy, and the plays' formal theatrical innovations. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation.




The History of Mary Prince Penguin Classics

The history of mary prince 1831 was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes prince's sufferings as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island and Antigua, and her eventual arrival in London with her brutal owner Mr Wood in 1828. Used book in Good Condition. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Penguin Books. A moving and graphic document, the history drew attention to the continuation of slavery in the Caribbean, despite an 1807 Act of Parliament officially ending the slave trade. It inspired two libel actions and ran into three editions in the year of its publication. Oxford university Press USA.

This powerful rallying cry for emancipation remains an extraordinary testament to Prince's ill-treatment, suffering and survival. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Prince escaped from him and sought assistance from the Anti-Slavery Society, where she dictated her remarkable story to Susanna Strickland later Moodie.

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Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack Broadview Edition

Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. This broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a selection of contemporary documents, including historical and literary treatments of obeah and accounts of an eighteenth-century slave rebellion. Historically significant for its portrayal of a slave rebellion and of the practice of obeah, Obi is also a fast-paced and lively novel, politics, blending religion, and romance.

Oxford university Press, USA. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Classics. Three-fingered jack, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, ” the protagonist of this 1800 novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, or “obi. His story, told in an inventive mix of styles, is a rousing and sympathetic account of an individual’s attempt to combat slavery while defending family honour.

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