Poems in Prose
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Oscar Wilde wrote poems, plays and novels, and is best known for his play The Importance of Being Earnest and his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. POEMS IN PROSE, first published in The Fortnightly... More > Review in July 1894, collects six short, or very short tales, beautifully written in Wilde’s inimitable style, whose religious and spiritual themes would have been shocking to its nineteenth-century readership. And even today, the key theme addressed in these stories, as to whether it really is possible to bring beauty or goodness to the world, when even the best-intended actions can lead to wholly unexpected and regrettable consequences, can leave the reader unsettled. This new edition features new digital typesetting, replicating the beautiful Doves Type of the early twentieth century, designed for the quality, hand-made, letterpress editions of a private press. Doves Type was made in only one size, the size used in this book.< Less
Seneca on Friendship, Death, and Poverty
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THE THIRD OF THREE SLIM VOLUMES Roger L'Estrange, staunch royalist, author and pamphleteer, one-time inmate of Newgate Prison, one-time exile, one-time Member of Parliament, takes up the teaching of... More > the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca, rearranging and paraphrasing the original Latin to shape a unique and engaging work of his own. True friendship, based on Stoic principles, provides a certain antidote against all calamities, and even the fear of poverty, the hurt of death, and the lamentations of grief may be turned aside by those who possess a proper philosophy. This third slim volume is the concluding part of Roger L'Estrange's Seneca of a Happy Life, being itself an extract of a much larger whole, Seneca's Morals, first published in 1678.< Less
Lao Tzu and Taro Te Ching
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This is a new translation of the ancient Chinese Taoist classic, the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu. It aims at clarity and simplicity. Its underlying philosophy is explored in the Introduction, and key... More > terms are explained in the Glossary. The Index will show whereabouts in the Tao Te Ching key concepts and ideas are mentioned, making it a handy tool for exploring the text and for locating favourite passages. The book is illustrated with pen and ink drawings.< Less
Seneca on Happiness, Virtue, and Philosophy as the Guide to Life
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THE FIRST OF THREE SLIM VOLUMES Roger L'Estrange, staunch royalist, author and pamphleteer, one-time inmate of Newgate Prison, one-time exile, one-time Member of Parliament, takes up the teaching of... More > the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca, rearranging and paraphrasing the original Latin to shape a unique and engaging work of his own. Stoic philosophy guides us through all hazards, and arms us against all difficulties. Those who develop a good character in accordance with Stoic principles learn to live well and face adversities and setbacks with an unshakable equanimity. This slim volume is the first of three parts of Roger L'Estrange's Seneca of a Happy Life, being itself an extract from a much larger whole, Seneca's Morals, first published in 1678.< Less
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