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The Odyssey

by Homer

Excellent prose translation of ancient epic recounts adventures of the homeward-bound Odysseus. Fantastic cast of gods, giants, cannibals, sirens, other supernatural creatures — true classic of Western literature....


The Gold-Bug and Other Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe

Nine gripping tales by the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," 6 others.


The Thirty-Nine Steps

by John Buchan

A young Scot stumbles upon a plot involving espionage, murder, and the future of Britain itself. This classic of suspense served as the basis for one of Hitchcock's most famous films.


The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

by Edgar Allan Poe

From the author who introduced readers to chilling tales of murder comes a novella based on factual accounts of a haunting, mutinous high-seas adventure. For fans of Poe as well as maritime enthusiasts.


The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells

One of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written, this highly imaginative tale focuses on a scientist, capable of making himself invisible, who unleashes a bizarre streak of terror on the inhabitants...


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott

Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction — charmingly illustrated by the author — describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension),...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this controversial novel of a New Orleans wife's search for love outside a stifling marriage shocked readers. Today, it remains a first-rate narrative with superb characterization. New...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take...


Silent Fear: An Ella Marconi Novel 5

by Katherine Howell

On a searing summer's day paramedic Holly Garland rushes to an emergency to find a man collapsed with a bullet wound in the back of his head and her long-estranged brother Seth watching it all unfold.

Seth claims...


Kama Sutra: (Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Vatsyayana & A. N. D. Haksar

A gorgeous deluxe edition of the world's most celebrated guide to life, love, relationships and pleasure.

 

Little is known about Vatsyayana, who is reputed to have composed the Kama Sutra "while observing...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated by Sidney Paget)

by Arthur Conan Doyle & Sidney Paget

The second collection of stories about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr Watson with 90 illustrations by Sidney Paget: Silver Blaze; The Adventure of the Yellow Face; The Adventure of the...


Twilight Sleep

by Edith Wharton

Out of print for several decades, here is Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth. Besides the theme of persuasion, the novel evokes other topics, such as the Royal Navy, in which two of Jane Austen's brothers ultimately...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution.

Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens, such as the unwavering utilitarian...


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Introduction by George Bernard Shaw   Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor....


David Copperfield

by Charles Dickens

        

"        Like so many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child," wrote Charles Dickens. "And his name is David Copperfield."

        Of all of Dickens's novels,...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens & Simon Schama

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens’s most popular and dramatic stories.

It begins on a muddy English road in an atmosphere charged with mystery...


Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast...


Bleak House

by Charles Dickens

Widely regarded as Dickens’s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which “whole families have inherited legendary hatreds.” Focusing on Esther...


Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol

Chichikov, a gentleman of middling social class and position arrives in a small town and quickly tries to make a good name for himself by impressing the officials of the town. Despite his limited funds, he spends...