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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....


Othello

by William Shakespeare & Stephen Orgel

The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's Othello, a disturbing exploration of jealousy and wrath.

Tragedy takes hold as the cunning and hateful Iago drives the heroic Moor of Venice first to suspicion,...


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.


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's perfect comedy of manners--one of the most popular...


Pudd'nhead Wilson

by Mark Twain

At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's.  From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one...


Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this powerful play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality at all levels of society. This volume also...


The Sonnets and Other Poems

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair,...


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...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

An Austen Classic as You've Never Seen It Before!


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.


The Shadow-Line: A Confession

by Joseph Conrad

The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad’s later years, the autobiographical short novel The Shadow-Line depicts a young man at a crossroads in his life, facing a desperate crisis that marks the “shadow-line”...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays by modern standards. Hinging on the courtship between the arrogant Petruchio and the "shrew" of the title Katherina, it is unclear...


Much Ado about Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's comedy play Much Ado About Nothing pivots around the impediments to love for young betrothed Hero and Claudio when Hero is falsely accused of infidelity and the "lover's trap" set for the arrogant...


A Modern Utopia

by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells' A Modern Utopia is a fusion of fiction and philosophy. In it Wells' explores his ideas for social change, the creation of a world state and of what would be needed to facilitate increases in overall...


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...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Jane Austen's final novel is both a love story and a humorous, yet acidic, satire of the English aristocracy that follows the story of the Elliots, a rich titled family forced from their home thanks to the lavish...


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice is classed as one of Shakespeare's comedies, but is more often remembered for its dramatic characters and situations. Though the villain of the piece, the Jewish moneylender Shylock is...


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...


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's early comedies, Love's Labour's Lost follows the travails of the King of Navarre and three of his companions as they make a vow to eschew the attentions of women and devote themselves entirely...


Persuasion

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...