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Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

Although Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar is named after the legendary Roman political leader, the central character is thought by many to be Marcus Brutus, Caesar's friend turned foe who struggles throughout...


by Jane Austen

Emma stands a little apart from Jane Austen's other novels. It is perhaps the most self-aware, socially critical and ironic of all her works. Her protagonist, Emma Woodhouse, is a beautiful, rich girl who is...

Othello: The Moor of Venice

by William Shakespeare

Believed to have been written in 1603, Shakespeare's Othello is a tragedy that puts the playwright's prodigious creative gifts on full display. Based loosely on a Renaissance-era Italian tale, Othello follows...

The Complete Father Brown Stories

by G K Chesterton

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown mysteries, BBC One Daytime has commissioned a new 10-part drama series for January 2013 to bring the priest-turned-detective back to life....

Return of Tarzan

Tarzan #2

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Return of Tarzan is Edgar Rice Burroughs' second novel in the series starring the man raised by apes, and the story picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. Tarzan finds himself back in the coastal jungle...


by Jane Austen

When she was young and beautiful Anne Elliot fell in love with a dashing, but poor naval officer. Her family considered him beneath her and persuaded her to break off the match. Eight years later, when the novel...

Sanditon: Jane Austen's Unfinished Masterpiece Completed

by Jane Austen

Had Jane Austen lived to complete Sanditon, it would have been as treasured as her other novels. In the half-finished masterpiece, Austen fashions one of her classic heroines—Charlotte Heywood. The surviving...

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Insight edition with engaging side notes that offer background on social customs, thoughts on the book's themes of faith, and other engaging information.

Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Despite being sisters the reserved Elinor and the romantic Marianne Dashwood could not be more different. But their parallel search for love leads them to realise that it is both sense and sensibility they need....

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

King Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. King Lear decides to step down and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. When his youngest and favorite daughter refuses to compete and...

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

Lady Susan is the only full novel written by Jane Austen that was not published in her lifetime. Composed in the epistolary form that was popular at the time, the novel is a series of letters primarily between...

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

The Tempest is thought by many to be Shakespeare's greatest and most perfect play. When the magician Prospero deliberately summons a storm to overcome his enemy King Alonso of Naples ship the passengers are...

The War in the Air

by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells' prophetic The War in the Air foretold the use of airplanes in warfare and the coming of World War I. First serialized in 1907 and published in book form in 1908, the novel tells the story of the...

Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

Fanny Price is born to a poor family, but is sent to her mother's rich relations to be brought up with her cousins. There she is treated as an inferior by all except her cousin Edmund, whose kindness towards...

Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will

by William Shakespeare

Another case of mistaken identity from the king of the plot twist, Twelfth Night tells the tale of the beautiful young Viola who is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, when their ship is lost at sea....


by William Shakespeare & Stephen Orgel

In this tragedy by William Shakespeare, the heroic Moor of Venice is driven to suspicion and finally murderous rage against his true love Desdemona by the cunning and hateful Iago.

This edition features an overview...


by William Shakespeare

“Golden lads and girls all must,

As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.”



Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragedy in which...

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

[Lear] is the most awesome of all the poet's originals. No one else in Shakespeare is so legitimate a representation of supreme authority.

Is the Devil a Gentleman? (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

by , Seabury Quinn

Seabury Quinn was one of the most popular pulp authors of the early 20th century. Set in the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials, 'Is the Devil a Gentleman?' is one of his best tales. Many of the demonic and...

Short Novels of the Masters

by Charles Neider

A collection of perhaps, the ten finest short novels ever written including Melville, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Chekov, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence and James Joyce.