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Meditations

Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 A new translation of Marcus Aurelius's pithy and inspirational philosophical notebooks. Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor...
Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 240 Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil is translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale with an introduction by Michael...
Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is...
The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

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Author: Friedrich Engels Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 The Communist Manifesto (1848), Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes, is one of the most important...
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

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Author: Truman Capote Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 320 'It is the American dream turning into the American nightmare ... By juxtaposing and dovetailing the lives and values...
The Prince

The Prince

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Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 Tim Parks's celebrated new translation of this classic text, now in paperback As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence,...
Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

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Author: Seneca Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, Seneca's Letters from a Stoic are a set of 'essays in disguise' from...
War And Peace

War And Peace

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Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 1440 The acclaimed new translation of Tolstoy's masterpiece, for the first time in Black Classics after the successful hardback and...
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 448 When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to...
Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

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Author: Ovid Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 768 "I think this version is terrific. The light enjambed English hexameters are a great success. The effect is properly propulsive."...
Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

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Author: John Berger Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we...
Middlemarch

Middlemarch

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Author: George Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 880 George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community....
Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

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Author: Rainer Maria Rilke Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 84At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer...
On Photography

On Photography

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Author: Susan Sontag Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 224 Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form....
Ethics

Ethics

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Author: Benedict de Spinoza Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the...
On the Genealogy of Morals

On the Genealogy of Morals

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 The companion book to Beyond Good and Evil, the three essays included here offer vital insights into Nietzsche's theories...
The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

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Author: George Orwell Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 96 Key reading for 2018- Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for...
Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

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Author: Gordon Jarvie Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 'Now chap off my head, my hinnie, my heart, Now chap off my head, my ain true love' A...
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 384 Playful and experimental, James Joyce's autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a vivid portrayal...
Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

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Author: John Milton Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 512 Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to 'justify the ways...
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)

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Author: Dr Geza Vermes Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 720 Discovered on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in the decade after the Second World War, the...
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey...
Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

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Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 A selection of ground-breaking short stories, from the author of Mrs Dalloway. Virginia Woolf tested the boundaries of fiction...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

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Author: Emily Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 The poems of Emily Jane Bronte are passionate and powerful works that convey the vitality of the human spirit...
The Complete Fables

The Complete Fables

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Author: Aesop Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 A slave who represented his masters in court and negotiations, Aesop relied on allegorical animal stories, collected here in The...
Cicero:  Selected Letters

Cicero: Selected Letters

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Author: D. Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 The greatest orator in Roman history, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic's chief supporters throughout his life,...
Treatise on Toleration

Treatise on Toleration

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Author: Voltaire Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 A powerful, impassioned case for the values of freedom of conscience and religious belief, Voltaire's Treatise on Toleration was written...
To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

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Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 This novel is an extraordinarily poignant evocation of a lost happiness that lives on in the memory. For years...
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

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Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 464 Combining epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation, the works collected in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and...
The Futurist Cookbook

The Futurist Cookbook

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Author: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 Part manifesto, part artistic joke, Fillippo Marinetti's Futurist Cookbook is a provocative work about art disguised as an...
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 528 The great underwater adventure story by the 'Father of Science Fiction' 'Immediately a long tentacle reached in through the...
Notes from Underground and the Double

Notes from Underground and the Double

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Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of hose own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky's groundbreaking Notes...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

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Author: William Blake Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 1072 One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work...
Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 Jules Verne's pioneering science fiction classic tells the story of the distinguished but eccentric Professor Lidenbrock, who finds a...
The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays

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Author: Sophocles Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate....
Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

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Author: George Orwell Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you...
Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

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Author: Robert Chandler Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 496 A unique and enchanting collection of Russian folk tales collected over the last two centuries In these tales, young...
The Prophet

The Prophet

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Author: Kahlil Gibran Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 128 A hugely influential philosophical work of prose poetry, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an inspirational, allegorical guide to living,...
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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Author: John le Carre Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in the...
The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

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Author: Julia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 608 Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, this volume presents the songs with music, and...
The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

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Author: Horace Walpole Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances. His...
Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

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Author: Walt Whitman Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 192 As Malcolm Cowley says in his introduction, the first edition of Leaves of Grass 'might be called the buried...
Life Among the Savages

Life Among the Savages

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Author: Shirley Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 240 From the queen of domestic horror, this is a masterpiece of domestic comedy. Shirley Jackson's 1953 classic about life...
Maigret's Revolver: Inspector Maigret #40

Maigret's Revolver: Inspector Maigret #40

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Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 192 Maigret goes to London on the trail of a young man on the run. When Maigret's prized gun goes...
Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho

Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho

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Author: Meredith McKinney Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 400 A rich and exquisite anthology that illuminates Japanese travel over a thousand years. Discover a realm of travel writing...
The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

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Author: Jesse Byock Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its...
The Essential Keynes

The Essential Keynes

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Author: John Maynard Keynes Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 592 'Many of the greatest economic evils of our time are the fruits of risk, uncertainty, and ignorance' John...
On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

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Author: Damien Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 576 Charles Darwin's seminal formulation of the theory of Evolution, On the Origin of Species continues to be as controversial...