Routledge Classics and Routledge Great Minds

The very best of Routledge publishing over the past century.

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Over 200 titles, a classic heritage that will stand the test of time.

Routledge Classics and Routledge Great Minds are a unique and affordable collection of the most innovative and important works of modern times; books that have, by popular consent, become established as classics in their field.

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Routledge Classics is more than just a collection of texts - it’s a fluid arrangement that keeps intelligent and curious people talking to each other. It embodies and circulates challenging ideas, and keeps vital debates current and alive.” — Hilary Mantel

" Routledge Classics is one of the bravest and most impressive publishing ventures of the past fifteen years... One can only bow low in admiration and gratitude." — John Banville, Irish Times

FREE Collection - The Best of Bertrand Russell

The Best of Bertrand Russell

Routledge is delighted to bring you this FREE collection which includes chapters selected from the top 10 bestselling books in the Routledge Classics series by Russell.

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Launch Party Video

The Singlularity of Literature - Launch Party

On 17 May 2017 we celebrated the publication of The Singularity of Literature at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh. At this event reknowned literary theorist Professor Derek Attridge joined Professor Penny Fielding and Alex Thomson to discuss questions relating to the central themes in the book.

The event was filmed and streamed live via our Facebook Literature page, meaning that you can watch this video at any time convenient to you.

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To Conquer Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom

This FreeBook brings together a Routledge Classics collection of chapters on the theme ‘Hope and Fear’ – written by some of the most significant writers of our time, including Bertrand Russell, Karl Popper, and Stanley Cohen.

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Author Interview: Derek Attridge

We caught up with Derek Attridge to discuss his book, The Singularity of Literature.

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Patrick Wilcken on Claude Lévi-Strauss

Patrick Wilcken discusses highly influential work from Claude Lévi-Strauss in an interview with Routledge.

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