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Happily Never After

by Jack Heckel & Walt Lightner

Once upon, once again …

The dragon has been slain, but the problems have just begun for Prince Charming.

Disowned by his father, the King, and abandoned by his only friend, William Pickett, Charming must find...


Masterpieces of the English Short Novel: Nine Complete Short Novels

by Kenneth H. Brown

These nine novels are the best of the best—great writing by some of the most brilliant literary minds of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Samuel Johnson’s biography of Richard Savage raises the life...


Outlaws of the Brasada: A Western Duo

by Les Savage

A Civil War veteran and widower struggles to keep his children alive in a pair of classic Western tales.

Things looked dark for Emery Bandine when he returned to Spanish Crossing from fighting in the Civil War....


Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell said that the aim of her "little book" was "to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses." Though the book had scant influence when it was first published in 1877, it has...


Scottish Landscape: Sunset Song, Ayrshire Idylls, The House with the Green Shutters

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Neil Munro & George Douglas Brown

A collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each set in a beautifully described landscape. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


Death in Venice and Other Stories

by Thomas Mann, Jefferson P. Chase & Martin Swales

A haunting novella, Death in Venice tells the story of a man who falls into foolish love, only to reap his own ruin. Gustav von Aschenbach, a dignified but lonely writer in the twilight of his life, is enjoying...


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis are shattered. They and Mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country...


The Linwoods

by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

The epic tale of two families wrestling with questions of loyalty, liberty, and love during the American Revolution

At the dawn of the American Revolution, young Isabella Linwood is poised to marry a well-to-do...


John Halifax, Gentleman

by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A young orphan goes from rags to riches in this remarkable tale of friendship, love, and adventure at the height of the Industrial Revolution.

Like Charles Dickens's beloved Oliver Twist, John Halifax is an orphan....


Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories: Children's Classics

by Charles Perrault

"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30...


The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale

by Philip Van Doren Stern

A beautiful gift edition of the heartwarming story that became the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.

For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra’s classic...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain & R. Kent Rasmussen

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen

A consummate prankster with a quick wit, Tom Sawyer dreams of a bigger fate than simply being...


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain & R. Kent Rasmussen

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination...


Jason and the Argonauts

by Apollonius of Rhodes, Aaron Poochigian & Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s

Now in a riveting new verse translation Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica), is the only surviving full account...


La Sainte Courtisane or The Woman Covered with Jewels

by Oscar Wilde

Intent on seducing a Christian man, Honorius, who lives in seclusion in the desert, Myrrhina, a noblewoman and famed temptress, travels to Honorius’s retreat in pursuit of him.

La Sainte Courtisane was nearly...


A Florentine Tragedy

by Oscar Wilde

A rich merchant, Simone, discovers that his wife, Bianca, is having an affair with a prince named Guido Bardi. Incensed by the indignity visited upon him by the prince, Simone challenges his rival to a duel....


Vera, or The Nihilists

by Oscar Wilde

After becoming involved with the Nihilist movement and being trained as an assassin, Vera falls in love with Alexis, another member of the group. But Vera soon finds out that the truth about Alexis puts the...


The Duchess of Padua

by Oscar Wilde

A young man known as Guido is set upon revenge, planning to murder the duke of Padua, who murdered Guido’s father years before. However, Guido soon finds that he has fallen in love with the duke’s wife,...


Salomé

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s adaptation of the biblical story delves into Salome’s character and motivations when she requests the head of John the Baptist as a reward after dancing the dance of the seven veils. To her...


A Woman of No Importance

by Oscar Wilde

The expectations and inequalities of the British upper-class are brought to the forefront when Mrs. Arbuthnot is forced to set her impeccable reputation aside for the sake of an important opportunity presented...