Johnson s Dictionary

Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486440893
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Written virtually single-handedly by a revered dean of English letters, Johnson's Dictionary first appeared in 1755 and it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years. This modern version reduces the original 2,300 pages of definitions to a more manageable length, and features many entries that can no longer be found in most modern dictionaries.

World Drama

Author: Barrett Harper Clark
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486200590
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Compiles the works of many of the world's most outstanding playwrights prior to the twentieth century.

The Universe According to G K Chesterton

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486321029
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Fashion: An ideals that fails to satisfy. Water: A medicine. It should be taken in small quantities in very extreme cases; as when one is going to faint. Work: Doing what you do not like. This quirky, original compilation serves up the eccentric wit and thought-provoking aphorisms of one of the twentieth century's liveliest and most articulate minds. Assembled by the president of the American Chesterton Society, it features alphabetical entries of "Chesternitions"—pithy and poetic definitions of words in the spirit of Samuel Johnson. Great for casual browsing or cover-to-cover study, the volume includes more than two dozen of Chesterton's distinctive drawings.

Selections From the Life of Samuel Johnson

Author: James Boswell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486828433
Format: PDF, ePub
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This classic biography provides a brilliant portrait of an age as well as a person, recapturing the sparkling wit and memorable conversational style of 18th–century sage Samuel Johnson. Abridged edition.

Life Is a Dream

Author: Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486153673
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One of Spain's outstanding dramas, this 17th-century allegory explores mysteries of destiny, illusory nature of existence, struggle between predestination and free will. Features magnificent poetry, rich in symbolism and metaphor. Excellent new translation.