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The Thousandth Woman

by E. W. Hornung

This tightly plotted mystery from E. W. Hornung tells the tale of Mr. Cazalet. Though he appears to be a globe-trotting adventurer without a care in the world, his past holds a dark secret -- and he'll go to...


Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

by Stefan Zweig & Anthea Bell

Following the death of her husband, a middle-aged Englishwoman travels through Europe to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening during her stay at the French Riviera, while enjoying the atmosphere of the...


South Riding

by Winifred Holtby & Shirley Williams

When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First...


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.


The History Of Tom Jones

by Henry Fielding

Tom Jones, born a foundling, grown into a gallant and irresistible hero, romps through the English countryside getting himself into all kinds of trouble through his good nature and eye for the ladies. Betrayed...


The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Edmond Dantès spends fourteen bitter years in a dungeon. When his daring escape plan works he uses all he has learnt during his incarceration to mastermind an elaborate...


The Sea: Stories by English Authors

by Various

Set sail for some swashbuckling fun on the high seas with this volume of ripping good yarns, all penned by British writers and all dealing with some aspect of life at sea. Fans of nautical and maritime action-adventure...


Ptomaine Street: The Tale of Warble Petticoat

by Carolyn Wells

Though today she is best remembered for the dozens of mystery novels she penned in the later stages of her literary career, much of Carolyn Wells' early work was in the humor genre. This witty satire of life...


An Echo of Antietam

by Edward Bellamy

Though the Civil War short story "An Echo of Antietam" marks a notable departure from the utopian fantasy that helped author Edward Bellamy rise to literary acclaim, it highlights similar themes of community...


The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

by Arnold Bennett

British writer Arnold Bennett rose to literary prominence as a chronicler of life in the quiet, low-key villages of the Potteries district of Staffordshire. In The Ghost, Bennett applies his skill with detailed...


Paste Jewels

by John Kendrick Bangs

This linked story cycle from sharp-witted humorist John Kendrick Bangs delves into the delights and tribulations of married life. Beginning with the wedding of starry-eyed lovebirds Jane and Thaddeus, Paste...


Dear Brutus

by J. M. Barrie

Unlike much of his dramatic oeuvre, J. M. Barrie's play Dear Brutus has a number of striking parallels with the author's most enduring work, the children's classic Peter Pan. In this play, a mysterious man of...


The Intoxicated Ghost: And Other Stories

by Arlo Bates

In this charming collection of short stories from American poet and journalist Arlo Bates, weighty subjects are addressed with lighthearted wit. In the title tale, a family finds itself on the brink of collapse...


Clarissa

by Samuel Richardson

Immerse yourself in the epic sweep of what some critics regard as one of the most culturally significant novels ever written. Clarissa Harlowe is a virtuous young woman whose nouveau riche family wants desperately...


Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross

by Edith Van Dyne

The "Aunt Jane's Nieces" series was a wildly popular juvenile fiction collection written by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, using the feminine pen name "Edith Van Dyne." This book, the...


Sentimental Tommy: The Story of His Boyhood

by J. M. Barrie

Written before his masterpiece Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie's novel Sentimental Tommy grapples with a number of the same themes that the author would later so memorably enshrine in his best-known work. Both feature...