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BASIC POLITICAL WRITINGS 2ND EDITION TR. CRESS INTRO WOOTTON

BASIC POLITICAL WRITINGS 2ND EDITION TR. CRESS INTRO WOOTTON

Author: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES
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This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau's most important political writings, and the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts.

DISCOURSE ON INEQUALITY TR. CRANSTON

DISCOURSE ON INEQUALITY TR. CRANSTON

Author: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES
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In A Discourse on Inequality, Rousseau sets out to demonstrate how the growth of civilization corrupts man's natural happiness and freedom by creating artificial inequalities of wealth, power and social privilege. Contending that primitive man was equal to his fellows, Rousseau believed that as societies become more sophisticated, the strongest and most intelligent members of the community gain an unnatural advantage over their weaker brethren, and that constitutions set up to rectify these imbalances through peace and justice in fact do nothing but perpetuate them. Rousseau's political and social arguments in the Discourse were a hugely influential denunciation of the social conditions of his time and one of the most revolutionary documents of the eighteenth-century.

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DISCOURSES and Other Early Political Writings

DISCOURSES and Other Early Political Writings

Author: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES
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A comprehensive and authoritative anthology of Rousseau's important early political writings in faithful English translations. This volume includes the Discourse on the Sciences and Arts and the Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality among Men - the so-called First and Second Discourses - together with Rousseau's extensive Replies to critics of these Discourses; the Essay on the Origin of Languages; the Letter to Voltaire on Providence; as well as several minor but illuminating writings - the Discourse on Heroic Virtue and the essay Idea of the Method in the Composition of a Book. In these as well as in his later writings, Rousseau probes the very premises of modern thought. His influence was wide-reaching from the very first, and it has continued to grow since his death. The American and the French Revolutions were profoundly affected by his thought, as were Romanticism and Idealism. This new edition features up-to-date translations, an expanded introduction, and an extensive editorial apparatus designed to assist students at every level access these seminal texts.
DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA

DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA

Author: CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE
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Una nueva edición de Don Quijote de la Mancha, obra maestra del mundo de la literatura internacional, de la mano de Francisco Rico, filólogo e historiador español. Incluye material adicional, bibliografías, textos académicos y referencias.

"En la época en que vio la luz, el Quijote estuvo lejos de gozar la veneración que hoy le tributamos. La popularidad del libro fue inmediata e inmensa, pero no parece que debiera gran cosa a las sutiles, matizadas virtudes que subrayan los críticos modernos. Una risa loca, una risa a mandíbula batiente, fue el principal homenaje que rindió a Cervantes la España de Felipe III. Llamaban la atención los rasgos estrafalarios: la pinta del pobre hidalgo, los momentos más toscos del escudero, la flaqueza hiperbólica de Rocinante... El énfasis en las dimensiones cómicas y en la comprensión de la obra como "invectiva contra los libros de caballerías" no significa que el siglo XVII no le apreciara otros atractivos, apareciendo el protagonista no únicamente como un tipo delirante y divertido, sino que en su misma locura encontró rasgos positivos, ejemplares.

El Quijote no es uno de esos libros compuestos unitariamente en un golpe de inspiración y luego revisados en una o varias etapas de labor minuciosa hasta ajustar impecablemente cada detalle al conjunto. Es un libro vivo, que se hace continuamente, que a cada paso crece y va a más." -Del prólogo de Francisco Rico

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A new edition of Don Quixote, an international literature masterpiece, in the care of Francisco Rico, a Spanish philologist and historian. Includes additional complementary material, bibliographies, academic texts, and references

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"At the time when Don Quixote was first published, its success fell far from the respect and admiration that the work enjoys today. The book's popularity was immediate and vast. Some of its peculiar features stand out: the appearance of the poor nobleman, the squire's roughest moments, Rocinante's hyperbolic weakness... Considering the emphasis on the comic dimensions of the work and understanding it as a piece that went against the preconceived idea of chivalry books, does not mean that the seventeenth century did not appreciate other of its allures like, the protagonist appearing not only as a delusional and funny type, but in his same madness found positive and exemplary traits.
Don Quixote is not one of those books composed by a single stroke of inspiration and then revised in a couple of stages of meticulous work until every detail is perfectly adjusted to achieve a perfect final work. It is a living book, which is continually remade, one that grows and grows with each step." --From the prologue by Francisco Rico

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DON QUIXOTE

Author: CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE
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Hailed by Dostoyevsky as The final and greatest utterance of the human mind, Don Quixote constitutes a founding work of modern Western literature. Cervantes' masterpiece has been translated into more than sixty languages, and the novel's fantasy-driven knight, Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, rank among fiction's most recognized characters. Their adventures have been interpreted for film, opera, and ballet, and they head a cast of characters that comprises a diverse array of beliefs and perspectives, reflecting the historical realities of seventeenth-century Spain.
Within its absorbing re-creation of the world during Cervantes' time, this parody of chivalric romances and epic of heroic idealism forms a strikingly contemporary narrative. The author is often credited with inventing the concept of the novel, addressing himself to the readers rather than the characters or the action. This edition of his landmark work presents the acclaimed 1755 Tobias Smollett translation.
DON QUIXOTE TR. GROSSMAN

DON QUIXOTE TR. GROSSMAN

Author: CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE
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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition

Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've read this masterful translation.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

DON QUIXOTE TR. LATHROP

DON QUIXOTE TR. LATHROP

Author: CERVANTES MIGUEL DE
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Complete and unabridged, Don Quixote is the epic tale of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza. Their picaresque adventures in the world of seventeenth-century Spain form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature.

In a new translation that "comes closest, among the modern translations, to the simple, intimate, direct style that characterizes Cervantes' narrative,"* Don Quixote is a novel that is both immortal satire of an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility was a form of madness.

*John J. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Spanish, University of Kentucky and Past President of the Cervantes Society of America

DON QUIXOTE TR. RAFFEL (Norton Critical Edition)

DON QUIXOTE TR. RAFFEL (Norton Critical Edition)

Author: CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE
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Backgrounds and Context invites readers to explore the creative process that culminated in the publication of Don Quijote. Included are selections from works parodied by Cervantes (Amadis of Gaul and Orlando Furioso) and a portion of the spurious sequel to Part 1 written by Fernándes de Avellaneda.

Criticisms presents fifteen major interpretations of both the novel and selected episodes, describing Cervantes' intellectual milieu, revealing how he infused new life into the literary modes and motifs he had inherited, and illustrating the fundamental importance of Don Quijote in the history of modern fiction.
LEVIATHAN

LEVIATHAN

Author: HOBBES, THOMAS
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Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world. Thomas Hobbes, an outspoken royalist, fled to France during the English Civil War. There he wrote this polemic, in which he calls for a powerful sovereign -- a "Leviathan" -- to act as an enforcer of peace and justice.
Hobbes's articulation of this long-contemplated philosophy of political and natural science was finally published in 1651, two years after the overthrow and execution of King Charles I. It met with a firestorm of controversy that included charges of treason and sedition, but survived to rank among the greatest works in the history of ideas. This edition of Hobbes's landmark work is based on the original text, offering both flavorful authenticity and the utmost clarity of expression.
LEVIATHAN (Modernized Spelling)

LEVIATHAN (Modernized Spelling)

Author: HOBBES, THOMAS
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Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary of seventeenth-century English terms, and indexes of persons, subjects, and scriptural passages help make this the most thoughtfully conceived edition of Leviathan available.