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Herland and Selected Stories

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Barbara H. Solomon

At the turn of the twentieth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a celebrity-acclaimed as a leader in the feminist movement and castigated for her divorce, her relinquishment of custody of her daughter, and...


A Little Princess

by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Frances Hodgson Burnett & Meg Cabot

From the world-renowned author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, a story about a girl with an unquenchable capacity for forgiveness, trust, and hope...

A strange little child, with old-fashioned...


Bacchae

by Daniel Mendelsohn, Euripides & Robin Robertson

A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel...


Notes from Underground

by Constance Garnett & Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Notes from the Underground is celebrated as the first existentialist novel; it is the starting point for the sense of meaninglessness that runs through much of twentieth-century writing, including that of Kafka...


Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Considered one of the most influential novels ever written, Madame Bovary is a true literary masterpiece. Often described as 'the perfect novel', Madame Bovary is said to have had an influence on modern fiction...


The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

by Arthur Conan Doyle

The family is cursed; at least that is the hypothesis when Sir Charles Baskerville is found on the dark and eerie moors near his home, the footprints of some ferocious beast beside his lifeless body. In these...


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Bronte

In 1847, Emily Brontë invited the public to peek through the curtains of Wuthering Heights and witness the passionate and ill-fated love of Catherine and Heathcliff. Critics were initially baffled at how a...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This powerful gothic drama, set in Puritan Boston, tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair with an unnamed man. Branded with a scarlet A, and isolated in a strict...


Heart Of Darkness

by Conrad Joseph

This is a stunningly repackaged edition of Joseph Conrad's celebrated literary classic. In Joseph Conrad's classic novel Heart of Darkness, English seaman Marlow tells the story of his time as a riverboat captain...


The Triumphant Footman

by Edith Olivier

All his life, he had so much enjoyed getting into scrapes, that he could never think of a better way out of one than to jump forthwith into another.' Alphonse Biskin is the lowly footman for the highly respected...


The Seraphim Room

by Edith Olivier

The Seraphim Room is the story of Lilian and Emily, two half-sisters who live together under the watch of their domineering father. Together they whittle their days away under the claustrophobic roof of the...


Dwarf's Blood

by Edith Olivier

A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction,...


As Far as Jane's Grandmother's

by Edith Olivier

"I sometimes think she is rather a vampire. . . . O no, not an evil one in any way, of course," Cynthia hastened to add, seeing Jane's shocked face. "But people of very strong character are demoralising to live...


The Love Child

by Edith Olivier

What was she? Not a child, for she was seventeen, and taller than Kitty: not a girl, for she floated like a feather, and flew into trees like a bird; not a spirit - she was human to touch. But to-night she was...


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit wrote with supreme confidence about the lives of children and Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis, the trio in The Railway Children, reflect her faith in the resourcefulness, capacity for adventure, and...


Collected Stories 2: Volume 2

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...


LIFE OF A COUNTERFEITER

by Yasushi Inoue & Michael Emmerich

Three perfectly balanced stories from one of Japan's greatest authors

A master forger lives in obscurity and disappointment, oppressed by the shadow of the artist whose work he copies.

Unglamorous, unadorned lives...


Oroonoko: Or, The Royal Slave, A True Story

by Aphra Behn

The bestselling story by a legendary female writer--a tale of love, slavery, and rebellion.

When Prince Oroonoko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast...


Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

First published in 1920, Flappers and Philosophers marked F. Scott Fitzgerald’s entry into the realm of the short story, in which he adroitly proved himself “a master of the mechanism of short story technique”...


New Grub Street

by George Gissing & Anthony Quinn

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANTHONY QUINN

Grub Street - where would-be writers aim high, publishers plumb the depths and literature is a trade, never a calling. In a literary world disfigured by greed and explotation,...