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For nearly 20 years, Wordsworth Classics has partnered with Wordsworth Editions as the sole distributor for their line of classic books in North America. The vision for Wordsworth began over twenty-five years ago in England when they decided to create a line of great literature, available at a price that all could afford. The continuing success of Wordsworth is built on that one simple principle: to produce the best quality books, at the lowest possible price. Wordsworth now offers over 400 titles of beautiful books at the most competitive price point on the market!

Our most popular line is a collection of over 250 adult and children’s Classics, which start at only $4.99. In addition to those titles, we also offer a great selection of World Literature, Poetry, Mystery and Supernatural, Special Edition series, Box Sets and an exclusive line, only available in the U.S; a collection of books that are "The Best Of" various authors bestselling work. Our World Literature series encompasses major works of philosophy, and more, from around the world, our Poetry series covers all of the major British, Irish and American writers and our Mystery & Supernatural series offers chilling ghost stories and intriguing mysteries. Add to that our Special Editions, our Box Sets, our beautiful hardback Library Collection and our new Collector's Editions (which all make great gifts) and we can truly say that our collection of over 400 titles is something that nobody else on the market offers! You can see our full range of collections here

So whether you are a buyer in the retail industry, a school or university on a limited budget or just a lover of great literature, you're in the right place. Here at Wordsworth, we offer masterpieces that we know you will enjoy, for less than the price of a cup of coffee .

New for 2020

THE ASCENT OF MAN by Charles Darwin

On the 150th anniversary of its publication, Janet Browne looks at the initial controversy over Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man and its subsequent political consequences. Read her blog here

ABOUT THE BOOK: In The Descent of Man Darwin addresses many of the issues raised by his notorious Origin of Species: finding in the traits and instincts of animals the origins of the mental abilities of humans, of language, of our social structures and our moral capacities, he attempts to show that there is no clear dividing line between animals and humans. Most importantly, he accounts for what Victorians called the ‘races’ of mankind by means of what he calls sexual selection. This book presents a full explanation of Darwin’s ideas about sexual selection, including his belief that many important characteristics of human beings and animals have emerged in response to competition for mates.


This was a controversial work. Yet Darwin tried hard to avoid being branded as a radical revolutionary. He is steeped in Victorian sensibilities regarding gender and cultural differences: he sees human civilization as a move from barbarous savagery to modern gentlefolk, and women as more emotional and less intellectual than men, thus providing a biological basis for the social assumptions and prejudices of the day. The Descent of Man played a major role in the emergence of social Darwinism.
 


ISBN 978185326980 R.R.P. $7.99


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