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Four Plays: (Lysistrata, The Frogs, A Parliament of Women, Plutus (Wealth)

by Aristophanes & Paul Roche

Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at...


The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair, Alicia Mischa Renfroe & Barry Sears

“Practically alone among the American writers of his generation,” wrote Edmund Wilson, “[Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could...


The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth, Maria Tatar & Erika Eichenseer

A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales - now for the first time in English. With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales - the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen - becomes...


Train's Trust: A Western Story

by Max Brand

A no-good thief takes on a job with a huge payout that he can’t possibly resist!

Steven Train is a thief who knows a thing or two about how to handle a firearm. One day he’s approached by another crook named...


The Red Well: A Western Trio

by Max Brand

A thief has a change of heart after a robbery goes wrong and decides to return the money . . . at all costs!

In “Bad News for Bad Men,” Jimmy Jones is a ne’er-do-well with a trigger finger who has spent...


The Man from Battle Flat: A Western Trio

by Louis L'Amour

Louis L’Amour brings the Wild West back to life in three unstoppable adventures!

“Mistakes Can Kill You” is the story of Johnny O’Day. Half-dead from pneumonia and on the brink of giving up, he was taken...


The Trouble with the Truth

by Edna Robinson

Set in the 1930s, this poignant, funny, and utterly original novel tells the story of one lost girl’s struggle for truth, identity, and understanding amidst her family’s nomadic, unconventional lifestyle....


Collected Stories: Volume 1

by Henry James

Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have...


The Golden Bowl

by Henry James

The wealthy American widower Adam Verver and his shy daughter, Maggie, live in Europe, closely tied through their love of art and their mutual admiration.  Maggie's future seems assured when she becomes the...


Varney the Vampyre: or, The Feast of Blood, Part 2

by James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest

Before there was Dracula, there was Varney the Vampyre, the most famous of the sensational penny dreadfuls issued by Victorian-era publishers. Printed anonymously in serial form in 1847, these gripping tales...


Varney the Vampyre: or, The Feast of Blood, Part 1

by Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer & E. F. Bleiler

Before there was Dracula, there was Varney the Vampyre, the most famous of the sensational penny dreadfuls issued by Victorian-era publishers. Printed anonymously in serial form in 1847, these gripping tales...


Tirra Lirra by the River: A Novel

by Jessica Anderson

One of Australia’s most celebrated novels: one woman’s journey from Australia to London

Nora Porteous, a witty, ambitious woman from Brisbane, returns to her childhood home at age seventy. Her life has taken...


The Way of a Man with a Maid

by Anonymous

The Way of a Man with a Maid is an anonymously-written, erotic novel in which the narrator, Jack, recounts his sexual exploits in “The Snuggery,” his sadomasochistic chamber. In a style familiar to erotic...


The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

After the death of her father, Isabel Archer, a young American woman, travels to England to stay with her aunt, where she finds herself an object of affection for several men. When she is left a large legacy...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau began a two-year experiment living in a solitary, self-built hut on the edge of Walden Pond outside of Concord, Massachusetts. In Walden, Thoreau wrote, “I went to the...


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Buck is a domesticated dog living with his loving family on a ranch in California when he is stolen away and sold off into the brutish life of an Alaskan sled dog. In order to survive, Buck must withstand cruel...


Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham

Generally considered to be W. Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece, Of Human Bondage follows Philip Carey, an orphan since age nine, as he grows up in a small town under the care of his aunt and uncle—a vicar who...


North and South

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Upon their arrival in the fictional town of Milton from their comfortable life in the rural South, Margaret Hale and her parents are struck by the harsh reality of the industrial revolution. When Margaret becomes...


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain

When Hank Morgan awakens after a knockout blow to the head, he is shocked to find himself transported from his native Connecticut into the medieval world of King Arthur’s Court. What follows is a comedic adventure...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Inspired by the tall tales left behind by a weathered, old seaman upon his death, young Jim Hawkins sets sail on a swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime to find the treasure—marked with an “X”—on an old...