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All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

Although originally classified as one of Shakespeare's comedies, All's Well That Ends Well is now more commonly classified as one of his ambiguous problem plays, so called because they defy neat classification...


The World Set Free

by H. G. Wells

The World Set Free is H. G. Wells' prophetic 1914 novel, telling of world war and the advent of nuclear weapons. Although Wells' atomic bombs only have a limited power of explosion, they keep on exploding for...


The Beasts of Tarzan

Tarzan #3

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Return of Tarzan is Edgar Rice Burroughs' third novel in the series starring the man raised by apes. First serialized in 1914 in All-Story Cavalier magazine, it was published as a novel in 1916. After marrying...


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely...


Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen

Catherine, a seventeen year old girl, travels with her family to Bath and makes many new acquaintance, including two young men who pursue her. She is invited to visit the country estate of one, and makes the...


The Nigger of the Narcissus: A Tale of the Sea

by Joseph Conrad

Often overlooked because of its controversial title, this novel from Joseph Conrad features a black West Indian protagonist, James Wait, who serves as a sailor on the merchant vessel known as Narcissus. Wait...


Romance

by Joseph Conrad

Immerse yourself in a world devised by two masters of twentieth century fiction, Joseph Conrad and Ford Maddox Ford. Second in a series of three collaborations between the two writers, Romance combines elements...


As You Like It

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

This wisely funny comedy, which contains some of Shakespeare’s loveliest poetry, contrasts a court’s world of envy and rivalry with a forest’s world of compassion and harmony. In the Forest of Arden, the...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen & Margaret Drabble

Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's...


Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

Includes an overview of Shakespeare's life; commentary by Samuel Johnson, A.C. Bradley, and others; a stage and screen history; and more

A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one...


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of conspiracy and betrayal tells the story of the murder of Julius Caesar and the gruesome aftermath as Rome descends into a violent mob.

This edition includes:

An overview of Shakespeare's...


Richard II

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

Considered one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays, The Tragedy of King Richard II concerns the ill-fated reign of a king whose eventual overthrow marks the beginning of Shakespeare's history cycle, including...


Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Many consider the tragedy of "Hamlet" to be Shakespeare's masterpiece and one of the greatest plays of all time. It has entertained audiences for centuries and the role of Hamlet is one of the most sought after...


The Complete Novels: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Jane Austen & Karen Joy Fowler

 

Now in Penguin Classics Deluxe: a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels

Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s last completed novel, Persuasion is a delightful social satire of England’s landed gentry and a moving tale of lovers separated by class distinctions. After years apart, unmarried Anne Elliot,...


Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's history play tells the story of England's King Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. This revised edition includes a new overview by Sylvan Barnet, an updated bibliography,...


Tarzan of the Apes

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

This 1914 novel gave birth to one of the most legendary characters in fiction, an ideal image of pure animalistic power at odds with the civilized world.


Twelfth Night: or, What You Will

by William Shakespeare

Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded...


Tarzan of the Apes and the Prisoner of Zenda

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

With an Introduction by Gore Vidal

Set amid the vibrant colors and sounds of the African jungle, this classic work has beckoned generations of readers toward a glorious journey...


The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world’s greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars

The Winter’s Tale

Unique Features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

•An extensive...