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The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

by Sir Walter Scott

Edited and Introduced by WEK Anderson. 'I have all my life regretted that I did not keep a regular [journal]. I have myself lost recollection of much that was interesting and I have deprived my family and the...


The Blood of the Martyrs

by Naomi Mitchison

Introduced by Donald Smith. Set in Rome during Nero's reign of terror, The Blood of the Martyrs is a disciplined historical novel tracing the destruction of one cell of the early church. With a cast of slaves,...


A Beleaguered City and Other Tales of the Seen and the Unseen

by Margaret Oliphant

Edited and introduced by Jenni Calder. Haunted by a sense that the living and the dead are separated by no more than a narrow and disputed borderland, the tales that Margaret Oliphant liked to call her 'stories...


The Wallace

by Blind Harry

Edited and Introduced by Anne McKim. This extraordinary poem has been widely popular and influential ever since it was written in the fifteenth century, and its heroic account of the swordfighter Wallace was...


Sartor Resartus

by Thomas Carlyle

This extraordinary work is at one and the same time an account of a personal spiritual crisis and a hilarious spoof on academic learning, early Victorian values and materialism. In Sartor Resartus ('the tailor...


The Three Perils Of Man

by James Hogg

Edited and introduced by Douglas Gifford. The Three Perils of Man is regarded as Hogg's most ambitious work of fiction. The book's extraordinary combination of the fantastic, the funny, the serious and the historically...


My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir

'No other writer is so ceaselessly astonished by the natural world as he.' Robert Macfarlane The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain....


A Scots Quair

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Edited and introduced by Tom Crawford. 'It would be impossible to overestimate Lewis Grassic Gibbon's importance . . . A Scots Quair is a landmark work; it permeates the Scottish literary consciousness and colours...


The House with the Green Shutters

by George Douglas Brown

Introduced by Cairns Craig. The most famous Scottish novel of the early twentieth century, The House with the Green Shutters has remained a landmark on the literary scene ever since it was first published in...


The Private Memoirs and Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

by James Hogg

The Complete Edition. Includes the engraved frontispiece and (fictional) dedication and with a new preface by Ian Rankin. It is Scotland in the early eighteenth century. Fear and superstition grip the land....


The Island of Dr. Moreau

by H. G. Wells

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes...


The Antichrist

by Joseph Roth & Richard Panchyk

Long out of print in English, this dizzying hybrid of novel, essay, and polemic has less to do with religion than with what Roth sees as the disintegrating moral fabric of the modern world Written while...


Tales of the Islanders

by Charlotte Bronte

When Charlotte’s brother Branwell was given a set of 12 toy soldiers, an entire new imaginary world opened before them. The Twelves, or Young Men, became a constant source of inspiration for the Brontë children,...


Sons and Lovers

by D H Lawrence & Richard Eyre

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD EYRE

Paul Morel is the focus of his disappointed and fiercely protective mother's life. Their tender, devoted and intense bond comes under strain when Paul falls in love with Miriam...


Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-Read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex Tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission

by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill & Esta Spalding

An Anchor Books Original

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission....


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Bront? & Alice Hoffman

There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of passionate love than the story of the tormented Heathcliff, who falls wildly in love with Catherine Earnshaw, the daughter of his benefactor, and of...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

As part of the wonderful Collector's Library series, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with...


Tales of the Jazz Age

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Evoking the Jazz-Age world that would later appear in his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, this essential Fitzgerald collection contains some of the writer’s most famous and celebrated stories. In “The Curious...


The Beautiful and Damned

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Introduction by Hortense Calisher

Commentary by Edmund Wilson, Henry Seidel Canby, and Arthur Mizener

 

Fitzgerald’s second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical...


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer maria Rilke & Stephen Mitchell

Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.

From the Paperback edition.