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Four Plays: (Lysistrata, The Frogs, A Parliament of Women, Plutus (Wealth)

by Aristophanes & Paul Roche

Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at...


The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair, Alicia Mischa Renfroe & Barry Sears

“Practically alone among the American writers of his generation,” wrote Edmund Wilson, “[Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could...


The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth, Maria Tatar & Erika Eichenseer

A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales - now for the first time in English. With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales - the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen - becomes...


Train's Trust: A Western Story

by Max Brand

A no-good thief takes on a job with a huge payout that he can’t possibly resist!

Steven Train is a thief who knows a thing or two about how to handle a firearm. One day he’s approached by another crook named...


The Red Well: A Western Trio

by Max Brand

A thief has a change of heart after a robbery goes wrong and decides to return the money . . . at all costs!

In “Bad News for Bad Men,” Jimmy Jones is a ne’er-do-well with a trigger finger who has spent...


The Man from Battle Flat: A Western Trio

by Louis L'Amour

Louis L’Amour brings the Wild West back to life in three unstoppable adventures!

“Mistakes Can Kill You” is the story of Johnny O’Day. Half-dead from pneumonia and on the brink of giving up, he was taken...


The Trouble with the Truth

by Edna Robinson

Set in the 1930s, this poignant, funny, and utterly original novel tells the story of one lost girl’s struggle for truth, identity, and understanding amidst her family’s nomadic, unconventional lifestyle....


Collected Stories: Volume 1

by Henry James

Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have...


The Golden Bowl

by Henry James

The wealthy American widower Adam Verver and his shy daughter, Maggie, live in Europe, closely tied through their love of art and their mutual admiration.  Maggie's future seems assured when she becomes the...


Varney the Vampyre: or, The Feast of Blood, Part 2

by James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest

Before there was Dracula, there was Varney the Vampyre, the most famous of the sensational penny dreadfuls issued by Victorian-era publishers. Printed anonymously in serial form in 1847, these gripping tales...


Varney the Vampyre: or, The Feast of Blood, Part 1

by Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer & E. F. Bleiler

Before there was Dracula, there was Varney the Vampyre, the most famous of the sensational penny dreadfuls issued by Victorian-era publishers. Printed anonymously in serial form in 1847, these gripping tales...


Tirra Lirra by the River: A Novel

by Jessica Anderson

One of Australia’s most celebrated novels: one woman’s journey from Australia to London

Nora Porteous, a witty, ambitious woman from Brisbane, returns to her childhood home at age seventy. Her life has taken...


Son of an Outlaw: A Western Story

by Max Brand

The orphaned son of an infamous outlaw is chosen to inherit a wealthy ranch, but not if the ranch owner’s jealous brother exposes the boy’s true heritage!

Black Jack Hollis was a daring outlaw before he was...


Shakespeare on Love

by Stephen Brennan

William Shakespeare is ubiquitous throughout the Western world as the master of the written word, and the above-quoted “Sonnet 18” is celebrated as one of the most exquisite love poems of all time. Love...


Under the Influence

by Charles Spencer

For Will Benson, life cannot get much worse. Cuckolded, overweight, and in career meltdown he is at his lowest ebb. Attempting to concentrate on his column in the shambolic trade rag, Theatre World, through...


Full Personal Service

by Charles Spencer

Portly showbiz writer Will Benson has left Theatre World for the loucher but less life-threatening environment of soft-porn publishing. Now settled down in connubial bliss with the lovely Kim, life, it seems...


I Nearly Died

by Charles Spencer

For Will Benson, life on Theatre World has its compensations, although they are mostly to be found in the nicely rounded shape of Kim, the chief sub-editor. But there are drawbacks, too: the Wednesday morning...


The Well of Loneliness: The Classic of Lesbian Fiction

by Radclyffe Hall

First published in 1928, this timeless portrayal of lesbian love is now a classic. The thinly disguised story of Hall's own life, it was banned outright upon publication and almost ruined her literary career....


The Dead Secret: A Novel

by Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins was the first great detective novelist. His dark and complex mysteries influenced the work of other writers, such as Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens, with whom he developed a close personal...


Jane Eyre Thrift Study Edition

by Charlotte Bronte

Includes the unabridged text of Brontë's classic novel plus a complete study guide that helps readers gain a thorough understanding of the work's content and context. The comprehensive guide includes chapter-by-chapter...