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Early African-American Classics

by Anthony Appiah

This essential one-volume collection brings together some of the most influential and significant works by African-American writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Included herein are such classics...


The Autobiography and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin

This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The...


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

by Victor Hugo

In the dark world of medieval Paris, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral heroically fights to save the life of a beautiful Gypsy girl about to be unjustly executed. Told with simple vocabulary and...


Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime...


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.  


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 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.  


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...