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Conan the Barbarian: The stories that inspired the movie

by Robert E. Howard

THE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM

 

Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating...


Great Expectations: Dickens' original and classic endings

by Charles Dickens

One of the most important novels of its time about love, family, rejection and social order in Dickens' native England of 19th century. We follow life of 13 years old orphan boy Pip who falls in love with Estella,...


The Dream King

by Gregor Robinson

Robinson exposes both the gravity and levity of relationships and the subtle ways we attempt to escape their persistent pull.


I Am Not Most Places

by Richard Cumyn

These short stories are about the curse of modernity: displacement. Cumyns prose is sparse and direct, the violence just beneath the surface casual and foreboding.


Wakefield's Course

by Mazo de la Roche

Originally published in 1941, Wakefields Course begins in the spring of 1939 at Jalna. Renny Whiteoak is keen to sail to Ireland with his small daughter, Adeline, to buy a racehorse, but hes more eager to see...


Mary Wakefield

by Mazo de la Roche

Mary Wakefield is third on the timeline of the Jalna series. Mary, a young Englishwoman, is hired to care for Philips motherless children, Meg and Renny. When Philip falls in love with the beautiful governess,...


Morning at Jalna

by Mazo de la Roche

It is 1863 and life at Jalna is peaceful. Philip, who will grow up to become the master of Jalna, has just come into the world, while Augusta, Nicholas, and Ernest are children. However, the Sinclairs come to...


Maria Chapdelaine: A Tale of French Canada

by Louis Hemon

A young woman living with her family on the frontier in Quebec, Maria endures the hardships of isolation and climate and must choose between three suitors.


The Building of Jalna

by Mazo de la Roche

The Building of Jalna takes readers to the origins of the Whiteoak family saga. Captain Philip Whiteoak and his bride, Adeline, arrive from India to the shores of Lake Ontario. They name their future home Jalna...


The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Nineteen Other Tales

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Barry Menikoff

The complexity and range of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short fiction reveals his genius perhaps more than any other medium. Here, leading Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff arranges and introduces the complete...


The Charterhouse of Parma

by Stendhal & Richard Howard

Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. Now, in a major literary event,...


The Captain's Daughter

by Alexander Pushkin & Pavel Sokolov

"The Captain's Daughter" (also known as "The Daughter of the Commandant" or "Marie: A Story of Russian Love") is regarded as Pushkin's best prose work. It was first published in 1836 in the literary journal...


Short Stories (Illustrated)

by Alexander Pushkin

Five short stories by Alexander Pushkin collected under the title The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin: The Shot, The Snowstorm, The Coffin-Maker, The Postmaster, An Amateur Peasant Girl. They were created...


Blaming

by Elizabeth Taylor

When Amy's husband dies on holiday in Istanbul, she is supported by the kindly but rather slovenly Martha, a young American novelist who lives in London. Upon their return to England, Amy is ungratefully reluctant...


In a Summer Season

by Elizabeth Taylor

'"You taste of rain," he said, kissing her. "People say I married her for her money," he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her had given him.' Kate Heron is a wealthy,...


Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

by Elizabeth Taylor

Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to become...


Persuasion: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Jane Austen & Colm Toibin

Jane Austen's debut in our award-winning graphic-cover series.

Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who-at twenty-seven-is no longer...


Dead Souls: A Novel

by Nikolai Gogol

Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless...


The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Four: The Climax

by David Tod Roy

This is the fourth and penultimate volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an anonymous...


Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio: The classic collection of eerie and fantastic Chinese stories of the supernatural

by Songling Pu & Herbert Giles

Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural-themed tales compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories by Songling Pu in the eighteenth...