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The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic American novel The Scarlet Letter follows Hester Prynne, a woman living in the rigid Puritan society of 17th century Boston. Condemned as an adulteress and forced to wear a scarlet...


Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Brothers Grimm

Beginning with their first stories published in 1812, fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm have delighted, terrified, and inspired generations of readers. Grimm's Fairy Tales brings together many of Jacob and Wilhelm...


Euripides: Ten Plays

by Euripides

A modern translation exclusive to signet

From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia...


Anthem

by Ayn Rand

He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to fall in love. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these...


Little Men

by Louisa May Alcott

Considered the unofficial sequel to Little Women, Little Men is about a now adult and married Jo March and the boy's school she runs with her husband, Professor Bhaer. Plumfield is not a traditional school of...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Heady tale of a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure as seen through the eyes of cabin boy Jim...


Shakespeare's Sonnets

by William Shakespeare

This prize-winning work provides a facsimile of the 1609 Quarto printed in parallel with a conservatively edited, modernized text, as well as commentary that ranges from brief glosses to substantial critical...


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes...


A Tale of Two Cities (Mermaids Classics)

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is a novel set during the French Revolution. "With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional...


The Odyssey of Homer

by Richmond Lattimore

The most eloquent translation of Homer's Odyssey into modern English.


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

When lawyer Gabriel John Utterson witnesses the odd behavior of a man named Edward Hyde, who uses cheques signed by Utterson’s friend Dr. Henry Jekyll, he decides to investigate the strange and violent man....


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer maria Rilke & Stephen Mitchell

Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The mischievous Tom Sawyer and his friends, Jim, Becky, and Huckleberry Finn, find adventure and intrigue everywhere they go in this classic American novel. Together, Tom and his friends embark on treasure hunts,...


The Last of the Mohicans and Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time, and helped establish Cooper as one of...


Villette

by Charlotte Bronte

After an unspecified family disaster, Lucy Snowe travels to the city of Villette to teach at an all-girls school where she is unwillingly pulled into both adventure and romance. Lucy Snowe is a twenty-three...


Sentimental Education

by Gustave Flaubert

"Sentimental Education" is considered one of the most influential novels of the 19th century, being praised by contemporaries George Sand, Emile Zola, and Henry James. The novel describes the life of a young...


My Secret Life

by Walter

Suppressed regularly since its publication, My Secret Life details the erotic experiences of the narrator “Walter,” a Victorian gentleman of wealth and status. Painstakingly detailed, the novel describes...


Free Air

by Sinclair Lewis

One of the first road trip novels, Free Air is the story of Claire Boltwood, a young heiress who, in the early days of the automobile, takes a road trip from New York to the Pacific coast. Liberating in all...


Fairy Tales

by Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales brings together many of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known and loved works, including “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Snow White and Rose Red.”...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. So begins one of the best-loved children’s classics, Little Women. Coming of age in the North during the Civil War, the March...