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Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoyevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. “Crime and Punishment” put Dostoyevsky...


My Rubaiyat

by Sadakichi Hartmann

I will drop the mask and tell you the secret of my verses. You say they impress you as being uneven and unfinished. I heartily agree with you. As I have stated in my announcement to the public, a poem of the...


Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe

This book contains the complete Edgar Allan Poe’s tales and poems —over 135 works— in the chronological order of their original publication. Some of the most notable are: Tales: • "The Fall of the House...


The Flowers of Evil / Les Fleurs du Mal

by Charles Baudelaire & Roy Campbell

The poetic classic of decadence and eroticism. Beautifully translated by Roy Campbell. 


Mark Twain: The Complete Novels (XVII Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) Included Bonus + Active TOC

by Mark Twain

CONTENTS: 1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today 2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 3. The Prince and the Pauper 4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 6. The American...


soft designs

by Martin Gelman & Rodney Miles

AFTER A CHANCEcircumstance, Martin Gelman reconnects with his first wife of over forty years ago. The trick is, he is an admired doctor and married, and thousands of miles away. Nonetheless, his heart, his mind,...


Abandoned Breaths: Revised and Expanded Edition

by Alfa

An exhalation of love, loss, and heartbreak, Abandoned Breaths is a poetic work of catharsis. From the acclaimed author of I Find You in the Darkness, Alfa’s writing is at once deeply personal and universal—resulting...


Homer and the Poetics of Gesture

by Alex Purves

Homer and the Poetics of Gesture is the first book of its kind to consider the epic formula in terms that are gestural as well as verbal. Drawing on studies from multiple disciplines, including movement theory,...


The Breitmann Ballads

by Charles Godfrey Leland

Immediately after the Civil War, Leland’s broken-English ballads on the life and adventures of "Hans Breitmann," a fictitious German-American, achieved international popularity and held it for several generations....


Dreams and Dust

by Don Marquis

Donald Robert Perry Marquis July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois - December 29, 1937 in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright....


The Voyage Out

by Virginia Woolf

The Voyage Out is a book by an English writer Virginia Woolf. The novels by Virginia Woolf are considered to be classic works of the "stream of consciousness". Her first novel The Voyage Out is not an exception....


L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

by John Milton

It is a spectacular collection of poems and songs in which Milton's particular dramatic and natural chic is evident. The poetry is effervescent as it is spontaneous gush of thoughts, rhythmic and the lyrical...


Jerusalem Delivered

by Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered also known as The Liberation of Jerusalem (Italian: La Gerusalemme liberata) is an epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso, first published in 1581, that tells a largely mythified version...


The Song of Roland

by C. K. Scott Moncrieff (Translator)

The first masterpiece of French literature, The Song Of Roland, was written in the Middle Ages. It is based on an historical incident in Charlemagne's retreat from Spain in 778.

This is a great French epic poem...


A Lute of Jade : Selections from the Classical Poets of China

by L. Cranmer

Chinese poetry -- Translations into English

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from...


The Night Before Christmas (Illustrated)

by Clement C. Moore, MyBooks Classics & Jessie Willcox Smith

The Christmas Classic in it's Original Text with Cute Illustrations "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Clement C. Moore's original poem,...


The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume II

by T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks & Jim McCue

The second volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot

This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental...


The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume I

by T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks & Jim McCue

The first volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot

This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental...


Epicoene

by Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours.


Doiscoveries and some poems

by Ben Jonson

Discoveries and Some Poems is a classic English poetry collection by Ben Jonson.In this classic volume of Ben Jonson poetry we have some of the best thoughts of one of the most vigorous minds that ever added...