The rich Wilcoxes, the gentle, idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts. As the Schlegel sisters try desperately to help the Basts and educate the close-minded Wilcoxes, the families are drawn together in love, lies and death.
A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature", Stoicism called for restraint of animal instincts and severing of emotional ties. Seneca's contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into an inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.
A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Intrigue, revenge, loyalty and an unimaginable treasure - this classic adventure story is one of the greatest tales ever told. Aoife Roantree (Blackrock) Journeying with Edward Dantes along his pathway of revenge in The Count of Monte Cristo, was a most satisying and fullfilling experience. (Anne Aitken, Stillorgan) An intricately woven adventure novel of jealousy, betrayal and ultimately vengeance. (Jane Fogarty, Grafton St)
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
A tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan war forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - from the witch Circe who turns his men into pigs, to the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis.