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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

The story of a family of rabbits, composed by the mother and three daughters and a rebellious son Peter. They are forbidden from entering a vegetable garden grown by a man named Mr John McGregor whose wife had...


Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James

by Clive James

Including his most memorable pieces – his ‘Postcard from Rome’, his observations on Margaret Thatcher, his insights into Heaney, Larkin and Orwell – this book also contains brilliantly funny examinations...


Tales and Legends of the Norse Gods - Including Odin's Sacrifice, Thor's Journey in Jötunheim, the Doom of the Gods and Many Mor

by Katherine F. Boult

The legends of Norse mythology are famous for including Odin, Thor and Loki and the battles they fought and the adventures they enjoyed. Here are collected some of the finest examples of Norse story telling....


The Essential Thoreau

by Henry David Thoreau

Collected here in this omnibus edition are Henry David Thoreau's most important works including A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; The Selected Essays of Henry David Thoreau, including Civil Disobedience;...


Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World

by Bill O'Reilly

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core values

Bill O’Reilly...


Political Fictions

by Joan Didion

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction...


Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho

by Matsuo Basho & David Young

Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master.

Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century...


The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

by King David Kalakaua

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by King David Kalakaua, who lived from 1836 to 1890, is a remarkable work. It combines many traditional Hawaiian legends with stories about historical incidents, such as the...


Primal Myths

by Barbara C. Sproul

A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American.


This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

by Ann Patchett

The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art.

"The tricky thing about being...


Francis Scott Fitzgerald Collection: The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, The Love of the Last Tycoon

by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Collection containing The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, The Love of the Last Tycoon the best novels of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.


Letters From An American Farmer

by J. Hector

Letters From An American Farmer. PREFATORY NOTE. There are at least two good reasons why I should have the honor and pleasure of writing a short preface to this new edition of Letters from an Anrerican Farmer,...


Myths and Folklore of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail...


An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

by , John Locke

John Locke is widely regarded as the father of classical liberalism. This essay was groundbreaking in its approach to foundation of human knowledge and understanding, he describes the mind at birth as a blank...


South African Folk Tales

by James A Honey

This book was especially republished to raise funds for the Westville Boys High Scholarship fund, where gifted but underprivileged South Africans are given a chance of first class high school education. It is...


Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story

by Julian Barnes

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout...


To the Batpole: An Essay/Parody on Batman

by Alex Bledsoe

From Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City: Alex Bledsoe imagines Alfred's reaction to Bruce Wayne's confusion over the onset of puberty.


Reflections In A Jaundiced Eye

by Florence King

In this collection of essays, Florence King confirms her position as one of the wittiest social critics now writing-and certainly the most uninhibited. Nothing escapes her withering gaze, from our greatest national...


Collected Prose

by Paul Auster

An essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters.

The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions, and Oracle Night presents here a highly personal...


The Magic of Shirley Jackson

by Shirley Jackson

This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books:

The Bird's Nest,

Life Among the Savages,

Raising Demons,

and eleven short stories--including the world-famous...