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Masterpieces of the English Short Novel: Nine Complete Short Novels

by Kenneth H. Brown

These nine novels are the best of the best—great writing by some of the most brilliant literary minds of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Samuel Johnson’s biography of Richard Savage raises the life...


Outlaws of the Brasada: A Western Duo

by Les Savage

A Civil War veteran and widower struggles to keep his children alive in a pair of classic Western tales.

Things looked dark for Emery Bandine when he returned to Spanish Crossing from fighting in the Civil War....


Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell said that the aim of her "little book" was "to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses." Though the book had scant influence when it was first published in 1877, it has...


Stagecoach: A Western Story

by Max Brand

Unlikely hero Sammy Gregg has never met a challenge he won’t face head on, but he hasn’t met outlaw Chester Furness!

Born in Brooklyn, Sammy Gregg is small in stature and naive to the ways of the world, yet...


Scottish Gothic: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The City of Dreadful Night, A Beleaguered City

by James Hogg, James Thomson & Margaret Oliphant

A collection of three classic Scottish tales, each offering a dark and shocking narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


Scottish Quests: The Three Perils of Man, The Raiders, The World's Desire

by James Hogg, S. R. Crockett & Andrew Lang

A collection of three classic adventure novels, each offering a superbly plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


Scottish Children's Adventure: Treasure Island, The Coral Island, The Lost World

by R. L. Stevenson, R. M. Ballantyne & Sir, Arthur Conan Doyle

A collection of classic adventure stories for the young reader. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books complement each other and create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series,...


Scottish Landscape: Sunset Song, Ayrshire Idylls, The House with the Green Shutters

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Neil Munro & George Douglas Brown

A collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each set in a beautifully described landscape. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


Death in Venice and Other Stories

by Thomas Mann, Jefferson P. Chase & Martin Swales

A haunting novella, Death in Venice tells the story of a man who falls into foolish love, only to reap his own ruin. Gustav von Aschenbach, a dignified but lonely writer in the twilight of his life, is enjoying...


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis are shattered. They and Mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country...


The Linwoods

by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

The epic tale of two families wrestling with questions of loyalty, liberty, and love during the American Revolution

At the dawn of the American Revolution, young Isabella Linwood is poised to marry a well-to-do...


John Halifax, Gentleman

by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A young orphan goes from rags to riches in this remarkable tale of friendship, love, and adventure at the height of the Industrial Revolution.

Like Charles Dickens's beloved Oliver Twist, John Halifax is an orphan....


Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories: Children's Classics

by Charles Perrault

"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30...


The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale

by Philip Van Doren Stern

A beautiful gift edition of the heartwarming story that became the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.

For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra’s classic...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain & R. Kent Rasmussen

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen

A consummate prankster with a quick wit, Tom Sawyer dreams of a bigger fate than simply being...


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain & R. Kent Rasmussen

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination...


Jason and the Argonauts

by Apollonius of Rhodes, Aaron Poochigian & Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s

Now in a riveting new verse translation Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica), is the only surviving full account...


Steampunk: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

by Zdenko Basic

Dickens' A Christmas Carol is brought to life with Steampunk-inspired illustrations in this ultra-deluxe and unabridged edition.


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

One of five beloved Christmas classics

First published on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant classic: Londoners thronged to hear Dickens read it in person and bought out the first printing in...


The Night Before Christmas

by Nikolai Gogol & Anna Summers

One of five beloved Christmas classics

Written in 1831 by the father of Russian literature, this uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula's battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden it...