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December
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories - Alexander Pushkin, Andrew Kahn, Alan MyersThis volume contains new translations of four of Pushkin's best works of fiction. The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories, in which Pushkin explores the nature of obsession. The Tales of Belkin are witty parodies of sentimentalism, while Peter the Great's Blackamoor is an early experiment with recreating the past. The Captain's Daughter is a novel-length masterpiece which combines historical fiction in the manner of Sir Walter Scott with the devices of the Russian fairy-tale. The Introduction provides close readings of the stories and places them
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December
Der Treffende Ausdruck - Brigitte M. TurneaureWritten to fill the need for a core text in third-year German conversation and composition course, Der treffende Ausdruck became, upon publication, the leading book in its field.
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December
Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen, William ArcherHedda Gabler is a play published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama. Some critics consider the character of Hedda one of the great dramatic roles in theatre, and some portrayals have been very controversial, especially the Australian production where a male plays Hedda. Depending on the interpretation, Hedda may be portrayed as an idealistic heroine fighting society, a victim of circumstance, a prototypical feminist, or a
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December
A Companion to Ethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) - Peter SingerNo-one can avoid an involvement in ethics. Everything that we do, or do not do, is a possible subject of ethical evaluation. Peter Singer's volume, in 47 long entries, contributed by some of the most distinguished philosophers, surveys the whole field of ethics from the origins of the subject, through the great ethical traditions to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues and the nature of ethics itself. Unlike other volumes in the series, this book is not alphabetically organized, but follows a broadly chronological and systematic plan, which aims to provide a
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December
Language, Culture, and Communication: The Meaning of Messages - Nancy BonvillainFor courses in Language and Culture, and Sociolinguistics Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages-this text explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. It examines the multi-faceted meanings and uses of language and emphasizes the ways that language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions.
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December
The Search for Modern China: A Documentary History - Jonathan D. SpenceInformative headnotes accompany the selections, helping readers with unfamiliar names, places, and events. With a chapter organization mirroring that of The Search for Modern China, this collection is the perfect supplement, providing a first-hand look at the modern Chinese society.
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December
Human Reproductive Biology - Richard E. Jones, Kristin H. LopezThis acclaimed text has been fully revised and updated, now incorporating issues including aging of the reproductive system, and updates on the chapters on conception and Gamete Transport and Fertilization, and Pregnancy. "Human Reproductive Biology, 3rd edition " emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology. The ideal book for courses on human reproductive
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December
Our Sexuality - Robert L. CrooksThis is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality! Cutting edge and written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, this new edition of Crooks and Baur's OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings. This new edition is the first college text to bring cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Sensitive, comprehensive, and candid scholars and teachers, the authors keep you interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening healthy
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An Introduction to the New Testament - D.A. Carson, Douglas J. MooAn updated and expanded edition of a standard textbook on the New Testament for first- and second-year seminary students.