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Twelfth Night: or, What You Will

by William Shakespeare

Love, comedy, and false identities take the stage in this play about Orsino, Duke of Illyria; the countess he romantically pursues; and Viola--the woman disguised as a man who comes between them. This Signet...


Death in Venice

by Thomas Mann

Featuring his world-famous masterpiece, "Death in Venice," this new collection of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann's stories and novellas reveals his artistic evolution. In this new, widely acclaimed translation that...


Summer

by Edith Wharton

A tale of forbidden sexual passion and thwarted dreams played out against the lush, summer backdrop of the Massachusetts Berkshires Edith Wharton called Summer her "hot Ethan." In their rural settings and their...


Victory

by Joseph Conrad

Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago,...


The House Behind the Cedars

by Charles W. Chesnutt

An early masterwork among American literary treatments of miscegenation, Chesnutt's story is of two young African Americans who decide to pass for white in order to claim their share of the American dream.


The Kreutzer Sonata

by Leo Tolstoy

The Kreutzer Sonata, one of the most controversial novels written by Leo Tolstoy. It was named after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata and attracted immediate attention of censors on both sides of the Atlantic when...


Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving

Before the fall premiere of the new television series, read the original legend of Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and the singularly spooky town of Sleepy Hollow in Washington Irving's classic book

When...


The Poor Clare

by Elizabeth Gaskell

A departure from the stories Elizabeth Gaskell wrote for Charles Dickens’s Household Words magazine, The Poor Clare is a dark, gothic novella of thwarted love and a family curse that vividly illustrates the...


The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

by Edgar Allan Poe

When Edgar Allan Poe’s only novella was first published in 1838, the reviews were slow in coming and dismissive when they arrived. The book’s failure left Poe in such dire financial straits that he even...


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...


Wired Love

The Haunted Bookshop

by Christopher Morley

Volumes disappear and reappear on the shelves, but the ghosts of literature aren’t the only mysterious visitors in Roger Mifflin’s haunted bookshop.

 

Mifflin, who hawked books out of the back of his van...


Carmen

by Prosper Mérimée & George Burnham Ives

The novella that was the basis for perhaps the most popular opera of all time, Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen is the swashbuckling story of a nineteenth-century Spanish soldier who deserts his post to pursue the...


The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

A selection of Kipling's ghost stories including: The Phantom 'Rickshaw, My Own True Ghost Story, The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, The Man Who Would Be King, The Finest Story in the World.


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson & Mary Beard

A pairing of Tolstoy’s most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov. In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson completed these...


Washington Square

by Henry James

What Catherine Sloper lacks in brains and beauty, she makes up for by being "very good." The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win her hand-even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingénue,...


The Haves and Have Nots

by Various

Collected for the first time in one volume. How does money--or the lack of it--affect our lives? What happens when the rich meet the poor, when status comes with a price tag, when personal desires do battle...


Three Men on the Bummel

by Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men on the Bummel is a sequel to equally popular humorous novel Three Men in a Boat. The sequel brings back the three companions, this time on a bicycle tour through the German Black Forest.


The Arabian Nights, Volume II

by Anonymous

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sons and Lovers (Centennial Edition)

by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence’s great autobiographical novel paints a provocative portrait of an artist torn between affection for his mother and desire for two beautiful women. Set in the Nottinghamshire coalfields of Lawrence’s...