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Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

by Mark Twain & Ron Powers

Featuring the brilliantly drawn Roxanna, a mulatto slave who suffers dire consequences after switching her infant son with her master’s baby, and the clever Pudd’nhead Wilson, an ostracized small-town lawyer,...


The Heart of Happy Hollow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

A historic collection of perceptive tales from a luminary of nineteenth-century literature

First published in 1904, The Heart of Happy Hollow features sixteen short stories that provide rare glimpses into the...


Northanger Abbey: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Jane Austen

Although Northanger Abbey was not published until after Jane Austen's death in 1817, it was one of her first novels. Northanger Abbey is, in part, Austen's response to Gothic novels, like Ann Radcliffe's The...


Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch

For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin & Barbara Kingsolver

First published in 1899, The Awakening is widely regarded as one of the forerunners of feminist literature alongside Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Over one long, languid summer Edna Pontellier,...


The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky’s short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the...


Classic American Autobiographies

by William L. Andrews & Paul John Eakin

The true diversity of the American experience comes to life in this superlative collection.

A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller,...


Taras Bulba

by Nikolai Gogol, Peter Constantine & Robert D. Kaplan

The First New Translation in Forty Years

Set sometime between the mid-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century, Gogol’s epic tale recounts both a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles (led by the bold Taras...


Weir of Hermiston

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A love story, a fight story, a misunderstanding story. Rough as the heath, disturbing as marches, tormented like Scotland. The Fate weaves the threads unexpectedly, with smug cruelty, while everyone is only,...


The Tragedy of the Korosko

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle's Riveting Psychological Thriller The Tragedy of The Korosko is the smallest of Conan Doyle's historical novels; but it is perhaps his most intense. Ten tourists from England, Ireland, America and France-six...


Tono-Bungay

by H.G. Wells & Andrea Barrett

The story of an apprentice chemist whose uncle’s worthless medicine becomes a spectacular marketing success, Tono-Bungay earned H. G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in 1909. It remains a sparkling...


The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells, Louis Auchincloss & Jason Courtmanche

The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman and the first to treat its theme with a realism that foreshadowed the work of modern writers. In his story of one...


Fathers and Sons

by Constance Garnett, Ann Pasternak Slater & Elizabeth Cheresh Allen

When Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing...


Agnes Grey

by Anne Bronte & Barbara A. Suess

Concerned for her family’s financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century....


Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or...


The Necklace and Other Tales

by Guy de Maupassant & Joachim Neugroschel

Ranging from poignant scrutiny of social pretension, to wicked tales of lust and love, to harrowing stories of terror and madness, the genius of Guy de Maupassant, France’s greatest short-story writer, is...


In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI: Time Regained (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Marcel Proust

'Proust is perhaps the last great historian of the loves, the society, the intelligence, the diplomacy, the literature and the art of the Heartbreak House of capitalist culture.' ------------EDMUND WILSON

The...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The most famous novel written by Mark Twain, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' is a faithful portrait of the society and the traditions in the south of the United States, with a big view reserved to customs, superstitions...


The Napoleonic Trilogy

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Now Available in One Volume! Three great Napoleonic Era Novels by one of the Greatest Story-tellers of all time. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Uncle Bernac: A mysterious message summons a man back to his ancestral...


Micah Clarke: A Tale of the Monmouth Rebellion

by Arthur Conan Doyle

MICAH CLARKE: His statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas, and Ruben during the hard winter of 1734. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories are classics of western literature. But...