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The Spy

by James Fenimore Cooper & Wayne Franklin

A historical adventure reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley romances, Cooper’s novel centers on Harvey Birch, a common man wrongly suspected of being a spy for the British.


The Bostonians

by Henry James

Mississippi lawyer and Civil War veteran, Basil Ransom, visits his cousin Olive Chancellor in Boston. She takes him to a political meeting where Verena Tarrant delivers a feminist speech. Ransom, a strong conservative,...


The Aspern Papers

by Henry James

In the Aspern Papers a nameless narrator goes to Venice to find Juliana Bordereau, an old lover of Jeffrey Aspern, a famous and now dead American poet. The story is based on the letters Percy Bysshe Shelley...


The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution: Volume Five: The Dissolution

by David Tod Roy

This is the fifth and final volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth-century...


The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Novels

by Henry James & Fred Kaplan

Six classic stories-one volume

This indispensible anthology collects the short novels of Henry James, offering readers the full range of his skill and vision-the singular art and imagination of an author who...


Tirant Lo Blanc

by Joanot Martorell

Translated by David H. Rosenthal

 

Here is a recovered Renaissance classic, a Catalan novel of chivalry done into English for the first time by a gifted poet and translator. Cervantes singles out Tirant lo Blanc...


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain & Padgett Powell

This new edition of Huckleberry Finn, based on the recently discovered original handwritten manuscript, is destined to become the standard of this American classic. The volume inclues a discussion by Professor...


In the Land of Time: And Other Fantasy Tales

by Alfred Dunsany & S. Joshi

A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature, including such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft. This unique...


Leaves of Grass: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Walt Whitman

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is a wildly emotional romance, with a lonely heroine and a tormented Byronic hero, pathetic orphans, dark secrets, and a mad-woman in the attic. When it was published in 1847 it was a great popular...


The Picture of Dorian Gray: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is his most popular work. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd...


David Copperfield

by Charles Dickens

'Like so many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child,' wrote Charles Dickens. 'And his name is David Copperfield.'

Of all of Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most closely reflects the...


Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders is, according to Virginia Woolf, one of the "few English novels which we can call indisputably great." Written by Defoe in 1722 under a pseudonym so his readers would think it an actual journal...


Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

by Herman Melville & John Bryant

Melville's first and most popular novel during his lifetime, Typee is a provocative and lively account of his exploits in the exotic South Seas during the early 1840s, where he journeyed as a young sailor. This...


The Golden Bowl

by Henry James

The Golden Bowl is a complex, intense study of marriage and adultery. It xplores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses. We follow prince Amerigo, an impoverished...


The Scarlet Letter (Mermaids Classics)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Scarlet Letter" (1850) is a historical romantic fiction novel written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). "It is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts...


What Katy Did (Mermaids Classics)

by Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did (1872) by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (aka Susan Coolidge) (1835-1905) is a classic children's novel based on a young 12 year tomboyish type of girl named Katy Carr who endures an accident by falling...


What Katy Did At School (Mermaids Classics)

by Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did At School (1873) by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (aka Susan Coolidge) (1835-1905) is the sequel to the classic children's novel What Katy Did which is based on a young 12 year tomboyish type of girl...


The Deerslayer

by James Fenimore Cooper & Donald Pease

Set during the French and Indian Wars, The Deerslayer vividly captures the essence of both the murderous humanity and the natural beauty that distinguished America’s founding. The last of Cooper’s famous...


The Europeans

by Henry James

Eugenia and Felix, who since their early childhood have lived in Europe, moving from France to Italy and from Spain to Germany. In Germany, Eugenia entered into a Morganatic marriage with Prince Adolf, the younger...