Oxford World's Classics

Oxford World's Classics

For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. A continuous programme of new titles and revised editions ensures that the series retains its breadth and reflects the latest critical ideas. Comprehensive introductions, clear explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies support the classic texts. In addition, many Oxford World's Classics include fascinating and useful related material such as maps, glossaries, indexes, illustrations, and appendices.

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OWC News

Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart cycle in modern translation

Following the publication of the second edition of The Assommoir in September 2021, OWC has at last completed modern translations of all twenty 'Les Rougon-Macquart' novels ,a project which started in 1993. The series has been credited with opening up the novel to new subjects for examination, from the realities of working-class life to questions of gender and sexuality. The new translations were included in The New Statesman's 'Books of the year' for 2021 by Simon Winder.

January 19, 2022

New Titles

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