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  • The Tale of Genji

    Translated by Royall Tyler ...
    The first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an equisite glimpse of the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Decameron

    Translated by G. H. McWilliam ...
    In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside...Taken from the Greek, meaning 'ten-day event', Boccaccio's Decameron sees his characters amuse themselves by each telling a story a day, for the ten days of their confinement - a hundred stories of love and adventure, life and death, and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Prose Edda

    by Jesse Byock ...
    The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Mabinogion

    Translated by Sioned Davies ...
    series Oxford World's Classics
    Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history - these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. They tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Secret History

    by Procopius ...
    Translated by G. Williamson ...
    A trusted member of the Byzantine establishment, Procopius was the Empire's official chronicler, and his History of the Wars of Justinian proclaimed the strength and wisdom of the Emperor's reign. Yet all the while the dutiful scribe was working on a very different - and dangerous - history to be published only once its author was safely in his grave. The Secret History portrays the 'great ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The City of Ladies

    Translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant ...
    series Penguin Great Ideas
    Pioneering female writer Christine de Pizan's spirited defence of her sex against medieval misogyny and literary stereotypes is now recognized as one of the most important books in the history of feminism, and offers a telling insight into the role of women in a man's world. ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

    Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant ... Read more

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  • To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

    How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester.With 3,000 of his supporters lying dead and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Le Morte D'Arthur Volume 1

    by Thomas Malory ...
    Book 1 - Le Morte D'Arthur
    Le Morte D'Arthur is Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and enthralling version of the Arthurian legend. Recounting Arthur's birth, his ascendancy to the throne after claiming Excalibur, his ill-fated marriage to Guenever, the treachery of Morgan le Fay and the exploits of the Knights of the Round Table, it magically weaves together adventure, battle, love and enchantment. Le Morte D'Arthur ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Canterbury Tales

    At the Tabard Inn in Southwark, a jovial group of pilgrims assembles, including an unscrupulous Pardoner, a noble-minded Knight, a ribald Miller, the lusty Wife of Bath, and Chaucer himself. As they set out on their journey towards the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury, each character agrees to tell a tale. The twenty-four tales that follow are by turns learned, fantastic, pious, melancholy ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Discarded Image

    An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    In The Discarded Image, C.S. Lewis paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It describes the "image" discarded by later years as "the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dante: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers and readers, both inside and outside Italy. They ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Prince: With 16 Illustrations and a Free Audio Link.

    If you can’t make them love you make them fear you.Throughout history, some books have transformed the world. They have changed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. One such book is The Prince.Niccolo Machiavelli was appointed ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Orpheus

    The Song of Life

    by Ann Wroe ...
    For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet and lover, his story never leaves us. He may be myth, but his lyre still sounds, entrancing everything that hears it: animals, trees, water, stones, and men.In this extraordinary work Ann Wroe goes in search of Orpheus, from the forests where he walked and the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Klaeber's Beowulf, Fourth Edition

    series Toronto Old English Studies
    Frederick Klaeber's Beowulf has long been the standard edition for study by students and advanced scholars alike. Its wide-ranging coverage of scholarship, its comprehensive philological aids, and its exceptionally thorough notes and glossary have ensured its continued use in spite of the fact that the book has remained largely unaltered since 1936. The fourth edition has been prepared with the ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD

  • Chaucer

    A European Life

    by Marion Turner ...
    A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant’s son became one of the most celebrated of all English poetsMore than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the centre of political life—yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories

    Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tain

    Translated by Ciaran Carson ...
    The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Translated by Bernard O'Donoghue ...
    'Tomorrow I must set off to receive that blow, to seek out that creature in green, God help me!'J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages, that asserts that a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire. The term employs traditional light-versus-darkness imagery to contrast the era's "darkness" (lack of records) with earlier and later periods of "light" (abundance of ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Homer Complete Collection Anthologies

    by Homer ...
    In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.ContentsThe Iliad (1899)The Odyssey (1900)The Humour of Homer ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

    series Penguin Little Black Classics
    'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper'In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Hymn To Demeter

    Hymn To DemeterTranslated by Hugh G.Evelyn-WhiteApart from Demeter, lady of the golden sword and glorious fruits, she was playing with the deep-bosomed daughters of Oceanus and gathering flowers over a soft meadow, roses and crocuses and beautiful violets, irises also and hyacinths and the narcissus which Earth made to grow at the will of Zeus and to please the Host of Many, to be a snare for the ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The children of odin (Illustrated)

    series Bluehen

    $4.39 AUD