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Northanger Abbey: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Jane Austen

Although Northanger Abbey was not published until after Jane Austen's death in 1817, it was one of her first novels. Northanger Abbey is, in part, Austen's response to Gothic novels, like Ann Radcliffe's The...


Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch

For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and...


Utopia

by Thomas More

"Utopia" ("Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia") is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More (1478–1535) published...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin & Barbara Kingsolver

'Introducing this release of The Awakening has given me an opportunity to re-experience one of my life's important books . . . I still marvel at Chopin's realism, her impatience with conventional trappings,...


The Jewish State

by Theodor Herzl

"Der Judenstaat" (German, literally "The Jew State", commonly translated as "The Jewish State") is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein's...


The Girls of Chequertrees

by Marion St John Webb

On a cold, damp January evening a woman sat in the dusk of a fire-lit room gazing through the window. For half an hour she had been sitting there fidgeting impatiently with her hands and feet every few minutes,...


Lady Chatterley's Lover

by David Herbert Lawrence

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928) narrates the story of the relationship, physical and emotional, between Oliver Mellors, a working-class man, and Lady Constance Chatterley, an upper-class woman. Lawrence describes...


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis find their life altered when their father is falsely accused of spying and imprisoned. Moving to the “Three Chimneys” as a result, the children make the acquaintance of an Old...


The Man with Two Left Feet

by P. G. Wodehouse

From “Bill the Bloodhound,” to “Wilton’s Holiday,” to “Extricating Young Gussie,” (in which we meet for the first time the resourceful Jeeves, his hapless master, Bertie Wooster, and Aunt Agatha),...


No Name

by Wilkie Collins

Norah and Magdalen Vanstone have an idyllic life. With loving parents, a caring governess, and an expansive estate to roam, the girls desire nothing else. But when a tragic accident claims the life of their...


Villette

by Mallory Ortberg & Charlotte Bronte

A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Mallory Ortberg, New York Times best-selling author of Texts from Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte’s final and most autobiographical novel—even...


Gadsby

by Ernest Vincent Wright

"Gadsby" is a 1939 novel by Ernest Vincent Wright. The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized thanks to the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group...


The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prince" (Italian: "Il Principe") is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed...


Nancy Dale, Army Nurse

by Ruby Lorraine Radford

Nancy stood on the steps of the train and waved at a misty-eyed couple, a man and woman of middle years. Strange how she could be so close to tears, yet so buoyantly happy all in the same moment. The train began...


Taras Bulba

by Nikolai Gogol, Peter Constantine & Robert D. Kaplan

The First New Translation in Forty Years

Set sometime between the mid-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century, Gogol’s epic tale recounts both a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles (led by the bold Taras...


Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt

by Georg Ebers

Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt by Georg Ebers. The character of "Uarda" and the present story have grown out of the memory of a Fellah girl, half child, half maiden, whom I saw suffer and die in a hut at...


Weir of Hermiston

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A love story, a fight story, a misunderstanding story. Rough as the heath, disturbing as marches, tormented like Scotland. The Fate weaves the threads unexpectedly, with smug cruelty, while everyone is only,...


The Tragedy of the Korosko

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle's Riveting Psychological Thriller The Tragedy of The Korosko is the smallest of Conan Doyle's historical novels; but it is perhaps his most intense. Ten tourists from England, Ireland, America and France-six...


Tono-Bungay

by H.G. Wells & Andrea Barrett

The story of an apprentice chemist whose uncle’s worthless medicine becomes a spectacular marketing success, Tono-Bungay earned H. G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in 1909. It remains a sparkling...