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WORLD CLASSICS BOOK LOT (5 books in total: The Book Of The City Of Ladies by Christine De Pizan, The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham)

1. THE BLACK TULIP by Alexandre DUMAS

Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics (2003)
Language: English, translated by Robin Buss
ISBN-10: 0140448926

Synopsis:
Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificient prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. Condemned to life imprisonment, his only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, and together they concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret.

Item Description:
This book is in "like new" condition. No writing, rips, tears, loose or missing pages, stamps, stickers, etc. Some yellowing with age.


2. THE BOOK OF THE CITY OF LADIES by Christine DE PIZAN (Translated by Earl Jeffrey Richards)

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Persea Books; Revised edition (September 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0892552301
ISBN-13: 978-0892552306

In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitudem and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1429) builds an allegorical fortified city for women using examples of the important contributions women have made to Western civilization and arguments that prove their intellectual and moral equality with men. Written in 1405, The Book of the City of Ladies is the "best expression of Christine's femminism" (Charity Cannon Willard) and, after centuries of obsecurity, now a recognized classic.

In this edition, the acclaimed Richards translation of the authoritative Harley 4431 manuscript is updated to correspond to Richards's critical edition of the original mediaval French text; the Introduction is augmented to cover the latest scholarship; and a completely new Foreward by the historian Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University, is added.

Item Description:
This book is in "like new" condition. No writing, rips, tears, loose or missing pages, stamps, stickers, etc.


3. OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

Mass Market Paperback: 736 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics (June 1, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 055321392X
ISBN-13: 978-0553213928

Synopsis:
Of Human Bondage (taking its title from Spinoza's Ethics: "Of human bondage, or the strength of the emotions") follows Philip Carey in his search for freedom from strict, oppressive Christian upbringing he suffered as an orphan in an English vicarage. Philip sets out on a journey of discovery that leads him to Heidelberg and to Paris. But it is back in London that Philip's enthrallment with Mildred - the slatternly, pale waitress who makes him a slave to desire - awakens him to the world of obsessive love, deep passion, and true self-discovery.

The unforgettable love story is as timeless as it is involving; and intimate tale of human relationships that Thedore Dreiser called "a work of genius."

Item Description:
This book is in "like new" condition. No writing, rips, tears, loose or missing pages, stamps, stickers, etc. Some yellowing with age.


4. MANSFIELD PARK by JAYNE AUSTEN

Mass Market Paperback: 390 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics (1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553212761
ISBN-13: 978-0553212761

Synopsis:
In Mansfiel Park, first published in 1814, when the author had reached her full maturity as a novelist, Jane Austen paints some of her most witty and perceptive studies of character. Against a genteel country landscape of formal parks and stately homes, the gossipy Mrs. Norris becomes a masterful comic creation; the fickle young suitor Henry Crawford provides an unequaled portrait of a foolish young man; and the complexly drawn Fanny Price emerges as one of Jane Austen's finest achivements - the poor cousin who comes to stay with her wealthy relatives at Mansfield Park and learns how the game of love can too easily turn to folly. More intricately plotted and wider in scope than Austen's earlier works, Mansfield Park continues to enchant and delight us as a superb example of great author's craft.

Item Description:
This book is in "very good" condition. No writing, rips, tears, loose or missing pages, stamps, stickers, etc. There is very slight yellowing and some light cover wear.


5. VILLETTE by CHARLOTTE BRONTE

Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Signet Classics (February 3, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451529227
ISBN-13: 978-0451529220

Synopsis:
Fleeing an unhappy past in England, penniless Lucy Snowe starts life anew at a boarding school in cosmopolitan Villette, a stand-in for Brussels. But the mysterious incidents involving jealousy and love that follow give Bronte's final novel much of the Gothic tone and psychological incisiveness that prompted George Eliot and Viginia Woolf, and others to call Villette her finest work.

Based on Bronte's own experiences in Brussels and her attachment to a brilliant teacher with a strong and eccentric personality, this superb romantic novel is an exceptional example of how a great writer transforms the ordinary events of her life into vivid and exciting art. Villette represents the inimitable Bronte genius by giving us a masterful portrait of Lucy Snowe, who belongs beside the great nineteenth-century literary heroines - and who will strongly appeal to modern readers.

Item Description:
This book is in "like new" condition. No writing, rips, tears, loose or missing pages, stamps, stickers, etc. There is very slight yellowing.


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