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The Queen of Spades (Illustrated)

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“O mother, mother! What have you done?”

Coriolanus

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this gripping political and personal tragedy—along with...


The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Hilarious fun, this early comedy is filled with the merry violence of slapstick and farce. When two sets of twins, separated and apparently lost to each other, all end up in the rowdy, rollicking city of Ephesus,...


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry,...


The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“Why, then the world’s mine oyster.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor

 

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter,...


Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

Proud, passionate Eustacia Vye marries Clym Yeobright in the hope that he will help her escape her cramped rural existence. But when their relationship falters Eustacia turns to her old lover Damon Wildeve,...


Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Emerson & William Gilman

A classic collection of critical essays, poems, and letters from one of the greatest minds of nineteenth-century America.


The Death of Ivan Ilych

by Leo Tolstoy & Ian Dreiblatt

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In...


The Thieves' Labyrinth

by James McCreet

A death on Waterloo bridge, a body in the river near Wapping, a lady robbed on Wych Street – all common enough daily incidents in early Victorian London. But when an outrageous theft is committed at the port,...


The Rising

by Brian McGilloway

When Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds inside the charred remains of a man who is quickly identified as a local drug dealer, Martin Kielty. It soon becomes clear that Kielty’s...


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,...


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

Professor Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down and destroy a menacing sea monster. However, he discovers that the beast is metal - it is a giant submarine called the Nautilus built by the renegade scientist...


The Lost World

by Arthur Conan Doyle

The notorious Professor Challenger claims that dinosaurs still walk the earth. When the press and the scientific community ridicule him, Challenger vows to show them proof. And so he sets off for South America,...


The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the...


Paradise Lost and Other Poems

by John Milton

With the three works included in this volume--Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas--Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history.


The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

Using the authorized English translation, edited and annotated by Engels, this edition features an extensive and provocative introduction by historian Martin Malia.


On Theatre

by Charles Dickens & Sir Richard Richard Eyre

Dickens’ burning passion for theater has often been overlooked by fans of his novels. A keen playwright and actor, he staged performances for which he oversaw every detail, and personally adapted many of his...


The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

by Wilkie Collins & Charles Dickens

A delightful meditation on the pleasures of bachelor bonding and an example of collaborative journalism at its best

 

In autumn 1857, Charles Dickens embarked on a sightseeing trip to Cumberland with his friend,...


The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald

by Bonnie Gaarden

The Christian Goddess examines the goddess-figures in the fantasies and fairy tales of George MacDonald. Bonnie Gaarden asserts that MacDonald, a Victorian Scot who wrote one of the first adult fantasy novels...


More Classics To Read Aloud To Your Children

by William F. Russell

Gives parents and other adult readers the help they need to share the joy of reading. Contains 42 stories, poems, and excerpts from novels and plays, divided into 3 listening levels. "Even better than the first...