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Tartuffe and Other Plays

by Jean-Baptiste Moliere & Donald M. Frame

Seven plays by the genius of French theater. Including The Ridiculous Precieuses, The School for Husbands, The School for Wives, Don Juan, The Versailles Impromptu, and The Critique of the School for Wives,...


The Misanthrope and Other Plays

by Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Donald M. Frame & Lewis Seifert

The Misanthrope * The Doctor in Spite of Himself * The Miser * The Would-Be Gentleman * The Mischievous Machinations of Scapin * The Learned Women * The Imaginary Invalid“The comedy,” Molière once quipped,...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: 150th-Anniversary Edition

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel & Charlie Lovett

"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice  (she was so much surprised, that for the moment  she quite forgot how to speak good English.)  "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that  ever was!...


Rothschild's Fiddle

by Anton Chekhov

Eaten away by illness, an elderly coffin maker named Yakov reflects on his life—in particular his indifferent relationship with his now-deceased wife, Marfa, and his antipathy towards Rothschild, the flutist...


The Bet

by Anton Chekhov

At a banker’s party fifteen years ago, a young lawyer defends the position that life in prison is far less humane than capital punishment. The banker disagrees and proposes they bet—two million rubles in...


An Outcast of the Islands

by Joseph Conrad

Peter Willems’s life enters a downward spiral when he is caught and, despite his motives, subsequently dismissed for embezzling from his employer. Saved from financial ruin once again by his benefactor, Captain...


Almayer's Folly

by Joseph Conrad

Almayer, an immigrant living on the Malayan continent with his native wife and his daughter, Nina, dreams of riches, and so pursues hidden gold mines and begins construction on a mansion to impress the British...


Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne, Herbert Lottman & Karen J. Renner

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days....


The Gateless Barrier

by Lucas Malet

The Gateless Barrier (1900), by Lucas Malet (Mary St Leger Kingsley Harrison), is both a love story and a ghost story. The writer Laurence Rivers inherits a family mansion from his ominous cousin Montagu. He...


The Stickit Minister's Wooing  and Other Galloway Stories

by S. R. Crockett

It was in the second year of my college life Thai I came home to find Robert Fraser, whom a whole country-side called the "Stickit Minister," distinctly worse, and indeed, set down upon his great chair in the...


The Complete Alice

by Lewis Carroll & Sir John Tenniel

The Complete Alice, including both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, is the ultimate edition of Lewis Carroll's much-loved classic, from the original...


This Side of Paradise

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World...


The Burning Secret

by Stefan Zweig

A suave baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar's mother, while the three are holidaying in an Austrian mountain resort. His initial advances rejected, the baron befriends Edgar in order to get closer to...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649,...


Bracebridge Hall

by Washington Irving

The success of "Old Christmas" has suggested the re-publication of its sequel "Bracebridge Hall," illustrated by the same able pencil, but condensed so as to bring it within reasonable size and price.


Life Is a Dream

by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Of all Calderon's works, "Life is a Dream" may be regarded as the most universal in its theme. It seeks to teach a lesson that may be learned from the philosophers and religious thinkers of many ages—that...


The Well of Loneliness

by Radclyffe Hall

As a little girl Stephen Gordon always felt different. A talent for sport, a hatred of dresses and a preference for solitude were not considered suitable for a young lady of the Victorian upper-class. But when...


Seventy Years Among Savages

by Henry Stephens Salt

THE tales of travellers, from Herodotus to Marco Polo, and from Marco Polo to the modern “globe-trotter,” have in all ages been subject, justly or unjustly, to a good deal of suspicion, on the ground that...


Cadet Days: A Story of West Point

by Charles King

"Pops, there's no use talking; we've simply got to send you to the Point." "I'm sure I wish you could, Colonel. Father's tried every way he could think of, but cadetships don't go a-begging—out here, at least....


Bob Hampton of Placer

by Randall Parrish

It was not an uncommon tragedy of the West. If slightest chronicle of it survive, it must be discovered among the musty and nearly forgotten records of the Eighteenth Regiment of Infantry, yet it is extremely...