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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

by Ruth Pennebaker

Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again.

But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And...


Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace.

 

Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral...


Dubliners

by James Joyce & Edna O'Brien

Centennial Edition

Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce's Dubliners is both a vivid and unflinching portrait of "dear dirty Dublin" at the turn of the twentieth century...


The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

by Washington Irving

A collection of stories and legends written by Washington Irving. Apart from Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous , the other tales include Roscoe,...


The Time Machine / The Invisible Man

by H.G. Wells

Two classic science fiction novels in one handsome volume.

Here are two masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from the father of science fiction. The Time Machine propels the Time Traveller into a distant,...


The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family?s home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture...


The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

by Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky & David Cronenberg

“This fine version, with David Cronenberg’s inspired introduction and the new translator’s beguiling afterword, is, I suspect, the most disturbing though the most comforting of all so far; others will...


Inspector Morse: The first three novels

by Colin Dexter

Featuring the first three books in this classic crime series starring Inspector Morse: Last Bus to Woodstock, Last Seen Wearing and The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn. Last Bus to Woodstock: The death of Sylvia...


Go East, Young Man: Sinclair Lewis on Class in America

by Sinclair Lewis & Sally E. Parry

A brand-new collection of Sinclair Lewis's prolific body of short fiction, focusing on the author's primary concerns: the issue of class, work and money in America.


Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles Lamb & Mary Lamb

THE SIGNET CLASSIC SHAKESPEARE SERIES

The Work of the World's Greatest Dramatist

A great way to enjoy twenty of Shakespeare's timeless plays, this volume is a retelling of the stories in prose by the famous...


Rob Roy

by Walter Scott

Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland. Twists of plot and a romantic outlaw's...


Women in Love

by D. H. Lawrence

Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are two sisters living in the Midlands of England. Ursula is a teacher, Gudrun an artist. They meet two men who live nearby, school inspector Rupert Birkin and coal-mine heir Gerald...


The Plumed Serpent

by D. H. Lawrence

It was the Sunday after Easter, and the last bull-fight of the season in Mexico City. Four special bulls had been brought over from Spain for the occasion, since Spanish bulls are more fiery than Mexican. Perhaps...


Aaron's Rod

by D. H. Lawrence

Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an amateur, but talented, flautist. At the start of the story he walks out on his wife and...


The Trespasser

by D. H. Lawrence

The Trespasser drew upon the experiences of a friend of D. H. Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous relationship with a married man that ended with his suicide. Lawrence worked from Corke's diary, with her...


The White Peacock

by D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence's first novel is set in the Eastwood area of his youth and is narrated in the first person by a character named Cyril Beardsall. A misanthropic gamekeeper makes an appearance, in some ways the prototype...


England My England

by D. H. Lawrence

A collection of short stories by D. H. Lawrence featuring: England, My England; Tickets, Please; The Blind Man; Monkey Nuts; Wintry Peacock; You Touched Me; Samson and Delilah; The Primrose Path; The Horse Dealer's...


The Lost Girl

by D. H. Lawrence

Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father's business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter's proper upbringing, James...


Things Look Different in the Light & Other Stories

by Medardo Fraile & Margaret Jull Costa

Medardo Fraile, born in Madrid in 1925, is considered to be one of Spain's finest short-story writers. The collection Cuentos de verdad (on which this anthology is based), won him the 1965 Premio Nacional de...