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The Power-House

by John Buchan

"The Power-House" is a spy novel written by John Buchan in 1913. It is set in London, and tells the story of a lawyer and MP who discovers an incredible plot aimed at destroying the foundations of Western democracies...


The Man in the Moone

by Francis Godwin

"The Man in the Moone" is a novel by Francis Godwin probably written in the 1620s and published for the first time under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonsales after his death in 1638. The Man in the Moone can be...


Forbidden Fruit: A Luscious and Exciting Story

by Anonymous

Forbidden fruit is a Victorian erotic novel set at an out-of-the-way village on the Sussex coast in England. Here our narrator met some very studious young lady trying to improve her leisure through reading....


Venus in Furs

by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch

Dreams of speaking to Venus about love while she wears furs lead our narrator to a manuscript, Memoirs of a Suprasensual Man. This manuscript tells of a man, Severin, who is so infatuated with a woman, Wanda,...


Fanny Hill

by John Cleland

Fanny hopes to find work as a maid, and is hired by Mrs. Brown, a madam. Mrs. Brown's associate, Phoebe Ayers, shares a bed with Fanny and introduces her to sexual pleasure while establishing that her hymen...


Bel Ami

by Guy de Maupassant

The story of Georges Duroy, a young man who rises to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women. After working for six months as a clerk, an encounter with his former...


The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

A beautiful spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer inherits a large amount of money. She decides to enjoy her independence and travels to Europe where she is expected to marry. She does not hesitate to...


The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov

Chekhov's treatment of theatre and love against the background of a magical lake attempts to define the role of the artist in the modern world. Plays for Performance Series.


The Poor Clare

by Elizabeth Gaskell

A departure from the stories Elizabeth Gaskell wrote for Charles Dickens’s Household Words magazine, The Poor Clare is a dark, gothic novella of thwarted love and a family curse that vividly illustrates the...


The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

by Edgar Allan Poe

When Edgar Allan Poe’s only novella was first published in 1838, the reviews were slow in coming and dismissive when they arrived. The book’s failure left Poe in such dire financial straits that he even...


The Haunted Bookshop

by Christopher Morley

Volumes disappear and reappear on the shelves, but the ghosts of literature aren’t the only mysterious visitors in Roger Mifflin’s haunted bookshop.

 

Mifflin, who hawked books out of the back of his van...


Carmen

by Prosper Mérimée & George Burnham Ives

The novella that was the basis for perhaps the most popular opera of all time, Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen is the swashbuckling story of a nineteenth-century Spanish soldier who deserts his post to pursue the...


Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert & Adam Thorpe

A new translation by Adam Thorpe

 

Gustave Flaubert once said of his heroine, “Emma Bovary, c’est moi.” In this acclaimed new translation, Adam Thorpe brings readers closer than ever before to Flaubert’s...


Meditations on the First Philosophy

by Rene Descartes

In Meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher René Descartes, now regarded as the father of Western philosophy, introduces the concept of the dichotomy—the separation of mind and body—by determining,...


The Arabian Nights (New Deluxe Edition)

by Husain Haddawy & Muhsin Mahdi

Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—a new deluxe trade paperback edition of the beloved stories. The stories of ?The Arabian Nights ?(and stories within stories, and stories within...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A young governess falls in love with her employer in this classic coming-of-age tale set in 19th-century England.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:...


The Odyssey

by Homer

Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship

The epic tale of Odysseus' extraordinary ten-year voyage home after the Trojan War.

This Enriched Classic Edition includes:

• A concise introduction...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

by Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass's powerful autobiographical account of life in bondage and his triumphant escape to freedom.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

•...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic, set during the Civil War, follows the lives, loves, and tribulations of the four March sisters -- Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy -- and explores the rich nuances of family life...


Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

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Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC...