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Routledge Classics

Drawing on a fantastic heritage of innovative writing published by Routledge and its associated imprints, the Routledge Classics series includes over 200 of the most important works of modern times from across the full spectrum of human enquiry.

We are pleased to be launching three new titles in April 2017: Lawrence Stone's The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642, Derek Attridges The Singularity of Literature and Marshall Sahlin's Stone Age Economics.

Browse the latest titles and bespoke collections below, and discover the full series collection: Routledge Classics Book Series.

New Titles for 2017

  • Crime Control As Industry

    Towards Gulags, Western Style

    By Nils Christie

    Crime Control As Industry, translated into many languages, is a modern classic of criminology and sociology. Nils Christie, one of the leading criminologists of his era, argues that crime control, rather than crime itself is the real danger for our future. Prison populations, especially in Russia…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
    Routledge Classics

  • Sanity, Madness and the Family

    By R.D Laing, Aaron Esterson

    In the late 1950s the psychiatrist R.D.Laing and psychoanalyst Aaron Esterson spent five years interviewing eleven families of female patients diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. Sanity, Madness and the Family is the result of their work. Eleven vivid case studies, often dramatic and disturbing, reveal…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
    Routledge Classics

  • The Philosopher's Dog

    By Raimond Gaita

    In this beautifully written book Raimond Gaita tells inspirational, poignant, sometimes funny but never sentimental stories of the dogs, cats and cockatoos that lived and died within his own family. He asks fascinating questions about animals: Is it wrong to attribute the concepts of love, devotion…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
    Routledge Classics

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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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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