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Ayesha: The Return of She

by H. Rider Haggard

Nearly twenty years have passed since their first adventure in Africa, but he and his ward Leo Vincey are convinced that Ayesha did not die. Following their dreams, they wander for years through Asia. Taking...


Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ground breaking story follows a number of characters through their vastly different journeys and disparate points of view. Whether on the road to freedom travelling the Underground...


Othello

by William Shakespeare & Stephen Orgel

In this tragedy by William Shakespeare, the heroic Moor of Venice is driven to suspicion and finally murderous rage against his true love Desdemona by the cunning and hateful Iago.

This edition features an overview...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

"A modest proposal" or “A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the public” is a satire (or a satirical...


The Marble Faun

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Marble Faun, a romance set in beautiful Italy tells the story of Miriam, the painter with an unknown past. Throughout the novel, she is compared to many other women including Eve, Beatrice Cenci, Judith,...


The Secret Garden

by Frances Burnett & Sandra M. Gilbert

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


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for...


Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka & David Wyllie

Often cited as one of the most influential works of short fiction of the 20th century, Metamorphosis is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. Nobel Peace Prize winner Elias Canetti...


In the South Seas

by Robert Louis Stevenson

For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was...


White Fang

by Jack London

White Fang is a beautiful wolf-dog hybrid, born in and raised in the harsh and dangerous wilderness of the Canadian Yukon. One day, however, White Fang is discovered by a local Native American man who brings...


Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

by William L. Riordan & Peter Quinn

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics

William L. Riordan

 

“Nobody thinks of drawin’ the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft.”

 

This classic work...


The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Marcel Proust & Mark Treharne

After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator...


Sherlock Holmes: Complete Adventures

by Conan Doyle

Complete Adventures of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes considered one of the greatest detective stories of all time....


Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Marcel Proust & Lydia Davis

The first volume of the greatest novels of the twentieth century in Lydia Davis's masterful translation

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language...


Scaramouche

by Rafael Sabatini & Gary Hoppenstand

“Last Wednesday he had been engaged in moving an audience of Rennes to anger; on this Wednesday he was to move an audience of Guichen to mirth....”

Once he was André-Louis Moreau, a lawyer raised by nobility,...


12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)

by Solomon Northup, Henry Louis Gates & Ira Berlin

The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen

 

New York Times...


Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Introduction and Notes by Dr T.C.B. Cook Following the success of Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby was hailed as a comic triumph and firmly established Dickens as a 'literary gentleman'. It...


Henryk Sienkiewicz: Three Stories

by Henryk Sienkiewicz & Peter J. Obst

This volume includes 3 new translations of stories by acclaimed Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz: "A Comedy of Errors," "The Authoresses," and "The Third One."

Translator Peter J. Obst is a lecturer at LaSalle...


The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Katherine Howe

First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. The tale of a cursed house...


The D'Artagnan Romances: The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Vallière and The Man in the Iron Mask.

by Alexandre Dumas (Pere) & Alexandre Dumas

The complete collection of the D'Artagnan Romances containing full text of the 6 books: The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Vallière and The Man...