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Bookmine: Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare

by Shakespeare

No-one can imagine English literature without Sir William Shakespeare, whose dramatic plays, sonnets and narrative poems have become timeless classics. Not only did he amass a cherished body of work, but four...


The Caravaners

by Elizabeth von Arnim

Dear Husband, she said, actually imitating me. I know what you are going to say. I always know what you are going to say. I know all the things you ever can or ever do say. She paused for a moment, and then...


The Solitary Summer

by Elizabeth VonArnim

I want to be alone for a whole summer, and get to the very dregs of life. I want to be as idle as I can, so that my soul may have time to grow. Nobody shall be invited to stay with me, and if anyone calls they...


Palladian

by Elizabeth Taylor

When newly orphaned Cassandra Dashwood arrives as governess to little Sophy, the scene seems set for the archetypal romance between young girl and austere widowed employer. Strange secrets abound in the ramshackle...


Strangers

by Antonia White

With uncompromising clarity, in her careful, delicate prose, antonia White looks at the pains and joys of growing up, of falling in and out of love, the borderlands between love and loneliness, sanity and madness,...


King Solomon's Mines

by H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines tells a story of expedition and search in the unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. Haggard knew Africa...


The People of the Mist

by H. Rider Haggard

The People of the Mist tells the story a British adventurer seeking wealth in the wilds of Africa, finding romance, and discovering a lost race and its monstrous god.


Allan Quatermain

by H. Rider Haggard

In this adventure novel we follow Allan Quatermain, a character appearing in other Haggard novels. Allan finds English cities and climate unbearable, he prefers to spend most of his life in Africa, where he...


She: A History of Adventure

by H. Rider Haggard

A young Cambridge University professor, Horace Holly, is visited by a colleague, Vincey, who reveals that he will soon die and proceeds to tell Holly a fantastical tale of his family heritage. He charges Holly...


Oedipus the King

by Sophocles & Nicholas Rudall

The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Plays for Performance Series.


Medea

by Euripides & Nicholas Rudall

Medea, whose magical powers helped Jason and the Argonauts take the Golden Fleece, remains one of the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. In the play she kills her own children. Plays for Performance...


The Portable William Blake

by William Blake

The Portable Blake contains the hermetic genius's most important works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in their entirety; selections from his "prophetic books"-including The Marriage of Heaven and...


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

by Ruth Pennebaker

Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again.

But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And...


Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace.

 

Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral...


Dubliners

by James Joyce & Edna O'Brien

Centennial Edition

Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce's Dubliners is both a vivid and unflinching portrait of "dear dirty Dublin" at the turn of the twentieth century...


The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

by Washington Irving

A collection of stories and legends written by Washington Irving. Apart from Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous , the other tales include Roscoe,...


The Time Machine / The Invisible Man

by H.G. Wells

Two classic science fiction novels in one handsome volume.

Here are two masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from the father of science fiction. The Time Machine propels the Time Traveller into a distant,...


The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family?s home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture...


The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

by Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky & David Cronenberg

“This fine version, with David Cronenberg’s inspired introduction and the new translator’s beguiling afterword, is, I suspect, the most disturbing though the most comforting of all so far; others will...