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Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

Paperback, 03/09/2009, £9.99
£8.99
Famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', "En attendant Godot" was first performed at the Theatre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.

Color Purple

Paperback, 31/08/2017, £8.99
£8.09
The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with a new introductory letter from Alice Walker.

To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition

Paperback, 24/06/2010, £7.99
£7.19
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

Wealth of Nations: Books I-III

Paperback, 25/02/1982, £9.99
£8.99
Gives a comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, this book's includes the author's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that "America will be one of the foremost nations of the world".

Wealth of Nations: Books IV-V

Paperback, 07/10/1999, £9.99
£8.99
Presents a comprehensive treatment of political economy. This title includes the author's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his prophecy that 'America will be one of the foremost nations of the world'.

Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Paperback, 07/03/2019, £8.99
£8.09

Northern Lights

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £7.99
£7.19
Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

Subtle Knife

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £7.99
£7.19
Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

Amber Spyglass

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £7.99
£7.19
Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

View from the Bridge

Paperback, 30/03/2009, £8.99
£8.09
Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, straight off the boat from Italy.

Country Girls Trilogy: The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl; Girls in their Married Bliss

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Edna O'Brien's first novel The Country Girls and its sequels The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s.

Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things 10ed

Paperback, 05/07/2008, £11.99
£10.79
Revised for the first time in ten years, an update of the classic book, with new material on the administration of George W. Bush and the use of fear in the war on terror.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Paperback, 01/06/2006, £8.99
£8.09
Lady Constance Chatterley feels trapped in her sexless marriage to the Sir Clifford. Paralysed in the First World War, Sir Clifford is unable to fulfil his wife emotionally or physically, and encourages her instead to have a liaison with a man of their own class.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paperback, 07/02/2013, £10.99
£9.89
Ever since its publication in 1949, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this edition, the author elucidates the full meaning of this satire.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £9.99
£8.99
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? The author explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.

Double Helix

Paperback, 11/11/2010, £9.99
£8.99
The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Modern Ireland, 1600-1972

Paperback, 29/03/1990, £16.99
£15.29
Looks at how key events in Irish history contributed to the creation of the 'Irish Nation'. This book supersedes all other accounts of modern Irish history".

Scottish Nation: A Modern History

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £14.99
£13.49
Provides a key focus for the ongoing debate regarding Scotland's future. This book is drawn from research and exploring everything from the high politics of the devolved parliament to the everyday effects of huge and growing levels of social inequality. It features debates on the possibilities of Scottish independence.

Invention of Tradition

Paperback, 26/03/2012, £12.99
£11.69
A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

On the Origin of the Species

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £8.99
£8.09
In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication. These cast light on recent controversies, such as questions of design and descent.

Wealth of Nations

Paperback, 17/04/2008, £8.99
£8.09

Doors of Perception

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £7.99
£7.19
In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed.

Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal

Paperback, 27/10/1994, £9.99
£8.99
Presents man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal nonetheless, in danger of forgetting his origins. This work provides insights on man's beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom.

Prince

Paperback, 01/01/2009, £5.99
£5.39
Machiavelli made his name notorious for centuries with the Prince, his clever and cynical work about power relationships. The key themes of this influential, and ever timely, writer are that adaptability is the key to success and that effective leadership is sometimes only possible at the expense of moral standards.

Beloved

Paperback, 21/08/1997, £9.99
£8.99
It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love.

Presentation of self in everyday life

Paperback, 27/09/1990, £10.99
£9.89
Presents an analysis of the structures of social encounters from the perspective of the dramatic performance. This title shows us how people use such 'fixed props' as houses, clothes, and job situations; how they combine in teams resembling secret societies; and, how they adopt discrepant roles and communicate out of character.

Rights of Man

Paperback, 31/05/1984, £6.99
£6.29
Presents an overview of Paine's career as political theorist and pamphleteer, and supplies background material to "Rights of Man". This book discusses how Paine created a language of modern politics that brought various issues to the common man and the working classes and assesses the debt owed to Paine by American and British radical traditions.

Ulysses

Paperback, 30/03/2000, £9.99
£8.99
Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a cast of supporting characters, the author pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes.

Silent Spring

Paperback, 28/09/2000, £9.99
£8.99
Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment.

Grapes of Wrath

Paperback, 07/09/2000, £9.99
£8.99
A story of Joad family, who are forced to travel west from Dust Bowl era Oklahoma in search of the promised land of California.

Of Mice and Men

Paperback, 07/09/2000, £8.99
£8.09
Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own.

Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £10.99
£9.89
Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paperback, 29/01/2004, £8.99
£8.09
Hidden away in the Record Department of the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.

Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £10.99
£9.89
When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? This book asks these questions.

Fortunate Man: Story of a Country Doctor

Paperback, 04/02/2016, £9.99
£8.99
Berger's exploration of what it means to heal, now inducted into the Canons series nearly fifty years after its first publication

Nickel & Dimed: Undercover in Low Wage USA

Paperback, 05/08/2010, £8.99
£8.09
A contemporary classic which has changed the way we see America.

Gender Trouble

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £20.99
£18.89
Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, this book questions the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. It considers gender as a reiterated social "performance" rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Catcher in the Rye

Paperback, 04/03/2010, £8.99
£8.09
Holden Caulfield is a dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Paperback, 12/04/1984, £19.99
£17.99
Various points are raised in this book which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and science, showing us why and how anthropology has become such an intellectual disapline. This is both gracefully and comprehensively written.

Road to Serfdom

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £14.99
£13.49
Addressing economics, fascism, history, socialism and the Holocaust, Hayek unwraps the trappings of socialist ideology. The Road to Serfdom remains one of the all-time classics of twentieth-century intellectual thought.

Being and Nothingness 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £19.99
£17.99
This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement, is one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century. In it Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of existentialism.

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £14.99
£13.49
In this classic work Mary Douglas identifies the concern for pirity as a key theme at the heart of every society. She reveals its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes tp society, values, cosmology and knowledge.

Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

Paperback, 20/09/2010, £19.99
£17.99
The definitive history of black people in Britain, an epic story that spans the Roman conquest to the present day. New introduction by Paul Gilroy.

Brief History Of Time

Paperback, 18/08/2011, £8.99
£8.09
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book examines these questions. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Paperback, 26/01/1984, £8.99
£8.09
One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography

Satanic Verses

Paperback, 01/05/1994, £9.99
£8.99

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Paperback, 21/11/2011, £18.99
£17.09
A revised edition of the best-selling Arden Shakespeare Complete Works which includes the full text of Double Falsehood, Shakespeare's "lost" play, published to critical acclaim in the Arden Third Series in 2010.

Brave New World

Paperback, 06/12/2007, £8.99
£8.09
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free.

Illuminations

Hardback, 05/11/2015, £16.99
£15.29
Features 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', 'The Task of the Translator' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as essays on Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, and Proust.

 

 

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