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Woman and Puppet

by Pierre Louÿs

In Spain the Carnival does not finish, as in France, at eight o’clock on the morning of Ash Wednesday. Over the wonderful gaiety of Seville the memory that “dust we are,” etc., spreads its odour of sepulture...


Twice Bought

by R.M. Ballantyne

“‘Honesty is the best policy,’ Tom, you may depend on it,” said a youth to his companion, one afternoon, as they walked along the margin of one of those brawling rivulets which, born amid the snows of...


Lost Face

by Jack London

It was the end. Subienkow had travelled a long trail of bitterness and horror, homing like a dove for the capitals of Europe, and here, farther away than ever, in Russian America, the trail ceased. He sat in...


The Best Short Works of Mark Twain

by Mark Twain

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A collection of short works by one of America's most revered, iconoclastic, and enduring voices¿Mark Twain.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A...


Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Edmond Rostand's classic romance tells the unforgettable story of one unique man's bravery, loyalty, and unspoken love.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:...


The Way of All Flesh (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #74]

by Samuel Butler

"A great book because it gives an honest picture of the relationship between father and son, and it could do that because Butler was a truly independent observer, and above all because he was courageous. He...


The Spy

by Maksim Gorky

When Yevsey Klimkov was four years old, his father was shot dead by the forester; and when he was seven years old, his mother died. She died suddenly in the field at harvest time. And so strange was this that...


The Prairie

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Prairie: A Tale (1827) is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo. His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name, but is instead referred...


The Call of the Wild (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #69]

by Jack London

Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen...


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #36]

by Lewis Carroll

One day, a young girl named Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister, when she sees a curious looking white rabbit. She soon after falls into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a series...


The Damned

by Joris-Karl Huysmans & Keen Wallace

Là-Bas, translated as Down There or The Damned, is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, first published in 1891. It is Huysmans' most famous work after À rebours. Là-Bas deals with the subject...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women "has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth", but also "as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender...


Luke Barnicott

by William Howitt

The village of Monnycrofts, in Derbyshire, may be said to be a distinguished village, for though it is not a city set on a hill, it is a village set on a hill. It may be seen far and wide with its cluster of...


Humours of Irish Life

by Charles L. Graves

THE first of the notable humorists of Irish life was William Maginn, one of the most versatile, as well as brilliant of Irish men of letters.


Beowulf

by Anonymous

The story of one man's triumph over a legendary monster, Beowulf marks the beginning of Anglo-Saxon literature as we know it today.

This Enriched Classic includes:

• A concise introduction that gives readers...


The Sister Bronte

by Mrs Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical...


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A group of men set sail to solve the mystery of a sea monster in this amazing underwater adventure.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise...


The Aeneid

by Virgil

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Virgil's sweeping epic of Trojan warrior Aeneas and the founding of Rome -- a stirring tale of exile, heroism, and combat, and of a man caught between...


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

In this extraordinarily rich and complex novel, Anna Karenina defies the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian society and embarks on a love affair...