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Introducing our Nonfiction Word Cloud Classics Collection!

June 12, 2014

Philosopher and rhetorician Kenneth Burke famously described the flow of social discourse as “the ‘unending conversation’ that is going on at the point in history when we are born,” and which continues when we are gone. Canterbury Classics is proud to offer six new nonfiction selections that have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to ongoing “conversations” about how society should function. Included among these offerings are 12 Years a Slave, The Art of War, Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Works, The Prince and Other Writings, and Walden and Civil Disobedience. Part of the Word Cloud Classic series, these titles feature heat-burnished covers, specially-designed endpapers, a smaller size that’s easy to hold, and a clean, modern aesthetic.

Pick them up and join the conversation today!

nonfiction word cloud classics

12 Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

A testimony of personal strength and a telling portrait of American slavery in the pre-Civil War South.

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

Dated to about fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered the oldest treatise on war in the world.

Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine

by Thomas Paine

The pen is mightier than the sword, and this pen helped bring about the American Revolution.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Works

by Frederick Douglass

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass

The Prince and Other Writings

by Niccolò Machiavelli

“If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”—Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” —Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience


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