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Miss Julie

by August Strindberg

On Midsummer’s Eve, Miss Julie, a young noblewoman enters into an illicit affair with her father’s valet, Jean. Worldly and cultured, Jean by turns spurns and encourages Miss Julie’s flirtation, eventually...


The Black Cat

by Edgar Allan Poe

A tenderhearted man with a life-long love of animals begins to neglect, and even misuse, the domestic pets his wife has collected for his pleasure. Eventually, even his favourite, a large and beautiful black...


Hop-Frog

by Edgar Allan Poe

Disabled court jester Hop-Frog is moved to elaborate murder when the king strikes the jester’s diminutive friend, Trippetta. “Hop-Frog” is a fearsome tale of revenge by American writer Edgar Allan Poe....


The Odyssey

by Homer

Odysseus has been away from Ithaca, the Greek city-state under his rule, for ten years while fighting in the Trojan War. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus begins the long journey home to his wife and son; however,...


The Iliad

by Homer

It is the tenth year of the Trojan War. The Greek allies have laid siege to the city of Troy, but the leaders of the Greek factions are beginning to turn on one another. When Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae,...


King Solomon's Mines

by H. Rider Haggard

When two men approach adventurer Allan Quartermain to lead an expedition into unexplored areas of Africa in search of a man lost while trying to find the fabled treasure horde located at King Solomon’s Mines,...


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...


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...


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...


The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson

The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the...


Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The old stage coach was rumbling along the dusty road that runs from Maplewood to Riverboro. The day was as warm as midsummer, though it was only the middle of May, and Mr. Jeremiah Cobb was favoring the horses...


The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

by Mark Twain

It was in 1590—winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep; it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain so forever. Some even set it away back centuries upon centuries and said...


His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It was nine o'clock at night upon the second of August--the most terrible August in the history of the world. One might have thought already that God's curse hung heavy over a degenerate world, for there was...


Alice Wilde: The Raftman's Daughter

by Metta V. Victor

"That ar' log bobs 'round like the old sea-sarpint," muttered Ben Perkins to himself, leaning forward with his pole-hook and trying to fish it, without getting himself too deep in the water. "Blast the thing!...