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Selected Works of George Eliot: Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, a

by George Eliot

George Eliot, a pseudonym for Mary Anne Evans, was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era, publishing seven major novels and several translations during her career. The Selected Works of George Eliot...


The Thirty-Nine Steps

by John Buchan

British writer John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is the first of five adventure novels to star Richard Hannay, a man with a remarkable knack for getting out of sticky situations, and indeed getting into them...


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...


Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha after he traveled to India in the 1910s. It tells the story of a young boy who travels the country in a quest for spiritual enlightenment in the time of Guatama Buddha. It is a...


The Gentle Spirit: A Fantastic Story

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Can too much love be fatal? You are about to find out in this exquisite psychological drama between the owner of a pawnshop and his wife. The narrator's marriage started out cordially enough, but his miserly...


The Professor

by Charlotte Bronte

The Professor was the first novel Charlotte Bronte wrote, but was only published posthumously. It follows the journey of William Crimsworth into maturity, showing his loves and the path to his eventual career...


The Secret Sharer

by Joseph Conrad

The Secret Sharer contains many of Conrad's favorite motifs. A young Captain is assigned to a ship near Siam, but surrounded by an unfamiliar crew he questions his own authority and ability. One night he rescues...


Père Goriot

by Honore de Balzac & Ellen Marriage

This outstanding French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with that of a father whose obsessive love leads to personal and financial ruin. "The modern King...


Against the Grain: A rebours

by J. K. Huysmans & John Howard

À rebours, Against the Grain or Against Nature in English, is an 1884 novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Anti-hero Jean Des Esseintes despises the bourgeois society he lives in and withdraws into the aesthetic and...


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...


Early American Classics: The Last of the Mohicans, The Scarlet Letter and Others

by James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville & Washington Irving et al.

Experience the beginning of American literature with these classic stories from authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe. Early American Classics includes: The Scarlet...


The Beetle: A Mystery

by Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh's best-selling supernatural thriller The Beetle: A Mystery, was even more popular than Bram Stoker's Dracula when it was first released; both being published in the same year, 1897. Inflicting...


Three Soldiers

by John Dos Passos

A grimly realistic depiction of army life follows a trio of idealists as they contend with the regimentation, violence, and boredom of military service. A powerful exploration of warfare's dehumanizing effects....


The Duel and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov

Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes "The Darling," "The Kiss," "Anna on the Neck," the title story, and more.


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus 6 "Poems in Prose."


Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

“Call me Ishmael” is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville’s classic American novel, Moby-Dick. Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, Pequod, under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears...


The Mysteries of Udolpho

by Ann Radcliffe

Trapped in a gloomy medieval fortress, an orphaned heroine battles the devious schemes of her guardians as well as her own pensive visions and melancholy fancies.


The Raven: Tales and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe & Guillermo Del Toro

A new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin...


Petals of Blood

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o & Moses Isegawa

The puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya. A deceptively simple tale, Petals of...