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The Good Soldier Schweik

by Jaroslav Hašek & Paul Selver

The Good Soldier Schweik is the story beginning in Prague with news of the assassination in Sarajevo that precipitates World War I. Schweik displays such enthusiasm about faithfully serving the Austrian Emperor...


The Lodger

by Marie Belloc Lowndes

The famous first-class, highly acclaimed thriller written in 1914 but very readable today and based on the grisly Jack the Ripper murders that occurred in Whitechapel, London twenty years before. An early must-read...


Random Harvest

by James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year. The novel was successfully...


Howards End

by E. M. Forster

The novel follows lives of three families in England at the beginning of the 20th century: the Wilcoxes, rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half German Schlegels, whose cultural pursuits...


A Room with a View

by E. M. Forster

Join Lucy Honeychurch, a young Edwardian girl on her journey of growing up, sensual awakening and true love as she tours Italy with her overbearing older cousin and chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett. A Room with...


The 120 Days of Sodom

by de, Marquis Sade

The 120 Days of Sodom, also known as the School of Libertinism, is described by the author as the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began. The novel tells the story of four wealthy male...


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...


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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain & R. Kent Rasmussen

As part of the wonderful Collector's Library series, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with...


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain & R. Kent Rasmussen

This new edition of Huckleberry Finn, based on the recently discovered original handwritten manuscript, is destined to become the standard of this American classic. The volume inclues a discussion by Professor...


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...


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 Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

The beautiful and exotic Eustacia Vye feels trapped by her life in Egdon Heath, an area occupied mostly by simple rural folk, where superstition and the supernatural have taken root. As she tries to escape her...


Moonfleet

by J. Meade Falkner

John Trenchard, an orphan living with his aunt in the town of Moonfleet, hears rumours of a secret treasure hidden years before by the notorious thief Blackbeard. While exploring the town, John gets caught up...


Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

Do you wonder how the camel got his humps or the leopard her spots? Rudyard Kipling’s classic Just So Stories tells the thrilling and mystical tales of how some of the most famous animals came to be.

Similar...


Billy Budd and Other Stories

by Herman Melville

Billy Budd and Other Stories is a collection of author Herman Melville’s most remarkable short stories. In the titular story, unfinished at the time of the author’s death, Billy Budd’s life takes an unexpected...


McTeague

by Frank Norris

Newly-married, McTeague and Trina Sieppe appear to have a bright future, especially in light of Trina’s $5,000 lottery win. But when McTeague is barred from practicing dentistry, and Trina’s money-hoarding...


Daisy Miller

by Henry James

While on a trip to Switzerland, Frederick Winterbourne is introduced to a young, beautiful American named Daisy Miller. Although Daisy has a reputation for being frivolous and flirtatious, Winterbourne is intrigued...


Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

by Lord Byron

Childe Harold is a disillusioned knight in training when he decides to leave his life of idle pleasure behind and travel the world, visiting exotic foreign lands in search of new adventures.

Lord Byron wrote...


Basil

by Wilkie Collins

When a young aristocrat negotiates a secret marriage to a seventeen-year-old girl, he assents to her father’s condition that they not live together for the first year. However, the consequences are tragic...