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A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe & Jason Goodwin

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line...


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

This edition, the famous Constance Garnett translation, has been revised throughout by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova.

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."  So...


The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain

Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful satire of England’s romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparks the...


Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #7

by C.E. Lawrence, Arthur Conan Doyle & Marvin Kaye

The seventh issue of "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine" is another fine selection of tales about Sherlock Holmes, or in the Sherlockian spirit.

Fiction:

The Dead House, by Bruce Kilstein

A Letter from Legrand,...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has...


The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.  

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Aeneid of Virgil

by Virgil & Allen Mandelbaum

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and...


The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

by Oscar Wilde

Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain & Gary Paulsen

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway, had this to say about Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: "All modern, literature, stems from this one book." In this quintessential American novel, Tom Sawyer's best friend,...


The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair

In this powerful book we enter the world of  Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives  in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom,  and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the  astonishing...


Stories of the American West

by Francis Bret Harte

Colorful, vivid stories of the California Gold Rush, the Wild West, and the Mexican War made Bret Harte one of the most popular writers of his time. The Bell-Ringer of Angel's short story title is the epithet...


Sun Tzu - The Art Of War - The Illustrated Edition

by Sun Tzu & Bob Carruthers

The Art Of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu, a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period. Composed of 13 chapters, each of...


The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper

Illus. in black-and-white. This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.  

From the...


Jane Eyre: Featuring an introduction by Margot Livesey

by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece of gothic romance—an epic and intimate narrative of love, tragedy, and one woman's struggle to find happiness in the face of overwhelming hardship—now with an insightful introduction...


The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "woman in white."  The novel's continuing...


Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this powerful play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality at all levels of society. This volume also...


The Sonnets and Other Poems

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair,...


The Riddle of the Sands

by Erskine Childers

Described by Ken Follett as "the first modern thriller", The Riddle of the Sands is the best-known sailing narrative and a true classic. It was recently ranked 37th in The Observer’s list of the 100 Greatest...


Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

by Anton Chekhov, Larissa Volokhonsky & Richard Pevear

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched...


Twilight Sleep

by Edith Wharton

Out of print for several decades, here is Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with...