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Celestina

by Fernando de Rojas

The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that is considered the first European novel-in a spirited new translation

A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina was published in 1499 and became Spain's first-ever...


The Serious Game: Sweden's most enduring love story

by Hjalmar Soderberg & Eva Claeson

Henning Mankell described The Serious Game as one of Sweden's lost classics. "Söderberg wrote a contemporary novel. He wants the reader to look upon that time and to understand that love is not a secluded island,...


Tales of Soldiers and Civilians: and Other Stories

by Ambrose Bierce

Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him theDevil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction.

This new...


At Fault

by Kate Chopin

Thérèse Lafirme, a beautiful and resourceful Creole woman, is widowed at age thirty-two and left alone to run her Louisiana plantation. When Thérèse falls in love with David Hosmer, a...


The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Writings

by Bret Harte

Bret Harte was at the forefront of western American literature, paving the way for other writers, including Mark Twain. For the first time in one volume, The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Writings brings together...


The Jungle Books

by Rudyard Kipling, Alberto Manguel & Alev Lytle Croutier

Mowgli, lost in the deep jungle as a child, is adopted into a family of wolves. Hunted by Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger, Mowgli is allowed to run with the wolf pack under the protection of Bagheera, the black...


The Paradise: A Novel (TV tie-in)

by Emile Zola & Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

A companion edition to the TV series from Masterpiece on PBS

Through charm, drive, and diligent effort Octave Mouret has become the director of one of the finest new department stores in Paris, Au Bonheur des...


Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert & Adam Thorpe

A new translation by Adam Thorpe

 

Gustave Flaubert once said of his heroine, “Emma Bovary, c’est moi.” In this acclaimed new translation, Adam Thorpe brings readers closer than ever before to Flaubert’s...


The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's...


The Promised Land

by Mary Antin & Werner Sollors

For the centennial of its first publication: a new edition of a seminal work on the American immigrant experience

Weaving introspection with political commentary, biography with history, The Promised Land, first...


The Pearl

by John Steinbeck, Jose Clemente Orozco & Linda Wagner-Martin

One of Steinbeck's most taught works, The Pearl is the story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family....


The Red Pony

by John Steinbeck & John Seelye

Written at a time of profound anxiety caused by the illness of his mother, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit...


Tortilla Flat

by John Steinbeck & Thomas Fensch

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a "Camelot" on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the...


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

"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...


A Simple Story

by Elizabeth Inchbald

A Simple Story by the actress, playwright and novelist Elizabeth Inchbald has remained enduringly popular and almost continuously in print since its first publication in 1791. In scenes charged with understated...


All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date scholarship, this revised Pelican Shakespeare series will be the premiere choice for students, professors, and general readers well into the twenty-first...


Camille

by Alexandre Dumas

Marguerite Gautier is the most beautiful, brazen-and expensive-courtesan in all of Paris. Despite being ill with consumption, she lives a glittering, moneyed life of nonstop parties and aristocratic balls and...


Villette

by Charlotte Bronte

Brontë's romantic heroine Lucy Snowe, a penniless governess attempting to begin life anew in France, is an exceptional example of a great writer transforming her life into art.


Love's Labor's Lost

by William Shakespeare

"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...


Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit

While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: “Its eyes were on long horns like a snail’s eyes, and it could move them...