Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Generations of children have followed Alice down the rabbit hole, and most will recognize Lewis Carroll's heroine by her long blonde hair and pinafore. This edition of the story was first published in New York in 1929, with drawings by the Art Nouveau illustrator Willy Pogany. It's the same wonderful adventure, with a short-haired, short-skirted 1920s Alice. Age 8+
An Introduction to Social Psychology
A pioneering work in psychology first published in 1908, this enormously influential book served as a catalyst in the study of the foundations of social behaviour. McDougall's work grounds social behaviour in biology and and he was the first to formulate a theory of human instinctive behaviour. This volume is a reprint of the 1936 (14th) edition.
General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century
In the Nineteenth Century
Published in 1851, eleven years after he famously wrote that 'property is theft' (in What is Property?), this work sets out Proudhon's radical vision of a society in which authority is decentralized among communes or cooperatives, with free contracts replacing laws. Reprint of the 1923 edition, translated by John Beverley Robinson.
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
Samuel Johnson and his much younger friend, James Boswell travelled together through Scotland in the autumn of 1773. Johnson's narrative of their famous tour (published 1775) gives his response to Scotland's history, culture and landscape (and his thoughts on the controversial Ossian), while Boswell's Journal (1785) offers insights into Johnson's thinking and personality. This edition is an unabridged reprint of the standard text, with an introductory note.
Anticipations: of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific
Progress upon Human Life and Thought
Science fiction writer, social critic, scientist, historian and prophet - HG Wells was all of these in his long and influential literary career. At the age of 33, standing on the cusp of the 20th century, Wells gazed into the future and reported his projections. The result was this fascinating mix of shrewd, accurate speculations and wild misses, first published in 1901. This edition has a new introduction by Martin Gardner, evaluating Wells's achievement as a prophet.
A Study of Mores, Manners, Customs and Morals
The American scholar William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) was among the first to adopt the descriptive concept of sociology, and he undertook a search of ancient and modern customs around the world in order to understand the ways in which mores are formed, how they grow or decay and how they endure. Among the many topics he discusses are labour and wealth, slavery, abortion and infanticide, cannibalism, marriage, sports and asceticism. Reprint of the original edition, 1907.