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Bel Ami

by Guy de Maupassant

 

Bel Ami, written at the height of Guy de Maupassant’s powers, is a classic novel of seduction, intrigue, and ruthless social climbing in belle époque Paris.

Georges Duroy is a down-and-out journalist from...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's 'bestseller,' and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he...


Mosses from an Old Manse

by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Mary Oliver

Mosses from an Old Manse is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such...


Tom Jones

by Henry Fielding, Fredson Bowers & Martin C. Battestin

Tom, a foundling, is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household; when his sexual escapades and general misbehavior lead them to...


The Governess and Other Stories

by Stefan Zweig & Anthea Bell

These four stories illustrate the wide range of Zweig’s subject matter dating from quite early in his career as a writer of fiction (The Governess, rooted in a world of strict Edwardian morality), to late...


Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays, Lectures and Poems

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A new, wide-ranging selection of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most influential writings, this edition captures the essence of American Transcendentalism and illustrates the breadth of one of America’s greatest...


Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling

The only one of Kipling's novels to be cast in an American setting, Captains Courageous endures as one of literature's most cherished and memorable sea adventures. Harvey Cheyne, spoiled millionaire's son, tumbles...


The Inferno

by Dante Alighieri

The epic grandeur of Dante’s masterpiece has inspired readers for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a rich understanding...


Matarajio Adimu (Great Expectations)

by Charles Dickens

Matarajio Adhimu ni kitabu cha riwaya za Charles Dickens. Riwaya ambazo kwa mara ya kwanza zilichapishwa kwa mfululizo kwa mwaka mzima kuanzia tarehe 1 Desemba 1860 hadi mwezi Agusti 1861. Riwaya ambazo zimeweza...


Wakefield's Course

by Mazo de la Roche

Originally published in 1941, Wakefields Course begins in the spring of 1939 at Jalna. Renny Whiteoak is keen to sail to Ireland with his small daughter, Adeline, to buy a racehorse, but hes more eager to see...


Mary Wakefield

by Mazo de la Roche

Mary Wakefield is third on the timeline of the Jalna series. Mary, a young Englishwoman, is hired to care for Philips motherless children, Meg and Renny. When Philip falls in love with the beautiful governess,...


The Confidence-Man

by Herman Melville & John Bryant

“In The Confidence-Man,” writes John Bryant in his Introduction, “Melville found a way to render our tragic sense of self and society through the comic strategies of the confidence game. He puts the reader...


Morning at Jalna

by Mazo de la Roche

It is 1863 and life at Jalna is peaceful. Philip, who will grow up to become the master of Jalna, has just come into the world, while Augusta, Nicholas, and Ernest are children. However, the Sinclairs come to...


Great Expectations: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Charles Dickens & Francine Prose

A graphic deluxe edition to mark its 150th anniversary.

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her...


The Tragedies of Shakespeare: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by William Shakespeare

Contains the complete text of such Shakespeare tragedies as Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Macbeth.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum & Ray Bradbury

L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained...


The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Fyodor Dostoevsky & David Magarshack

This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer...


The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Santore's version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy is highly visual yet faithful to the original story. never before have the Land of the Munchkins been more enchanting, the forest of Oz more foreboding, or the...


A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe & Jason Goodwin

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line...


The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume 2: Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion

by Jane Austen

The second volume in the Complete Novels of Jane Austen, this volume contains the classics Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.