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Allan Quatermain

by H. Rider Haggard

The character Allan Quatermain is the hero of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines. In this adventure novel named after him, Quatermain longs for a return to the wilderness after losing his son....


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book from 1894 is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's stories that give moral lessons through the personification of animals. The most famous of the stories are the three detailing the adventures of...


Villette

by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte's Villette is the gothic tale of Lucy Snowe, who travels to the fictional town of Villette in Belgium to teach at a girl's school. The book explores Lucy's psychological and cultural isolation,...


O Pioneers!

by Willa Cather & Blanche H. Gelfant

The first of Cather’s renowned prairie novels, O Pioneers! established a new voice in American literature—turning the stories of ordinary Midwesterners and immigrants into authentic literary characters....


The Story of AB

by Stanley Waterloo

Long before The Clan of the Cave Bear, speculative history writers were pondering what life in the Stone Age must have been like. In The Story of Ab: A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man, author Stanley Waterloo...


The Valley of Fear

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fear is the last Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in book form in 1915. Loosely based on the activities of the secret Irish organization that was the Molly Maguires...


Ballads

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) is most famous for his novels Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His book of ballads draws on the traditional stories of his native Scotland...


The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is one of Stevenson's darker, more political novels. Two brothers are brought into conflict by the Jacobite rising of 1745, which tears their family apart.


As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

As You Like It is truly one of Shakespeare's greatest romantic comedies. The heroine, Rosalind has grown up in the court of her usurping uncle Duke Frederick, her father, the rightful duke, having been exiled...


Lord Jim

by Joseph Conrad

Marlow narrates the story of Lord Jim, a promising young man who falls from grace, then attempts to redeem himself in Patusan, a fictional Indonesian island. His story is told entirely through the perspectives...


Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

by Sheridan Le Fanu

The most popular novel by Gothic mystery and thriller writer Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas is one of the first of the "locked room" mystery genre, and served as the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's The Firm...


SUBTLY WORDED AND OTHER STORIES

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


The City of the Sun

by Tommaso Campanella

The City of the Sun is an important early utopian work by Italian philosopher Tommaso Campanella, written after his imprisonment for sedition and heresy. Given as the dialog between "a Grandmaster of the Knights...


Teach Me How to Fly

by Alberta Lampkins

"Settle down and take a journey through a heartrending story of faith, friendship and forgiveness as secrets unravel and the truth unfolds." Teach Me How to Fly is a true to life story of Jocelyn Hamilton, wife...


Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a harrowing critique of social class and the powerlessness of women. Tess, a beautiful young woman, is pushed on her rich "relatives" by her grasping father. When the young Lord...


The Old Wives' Tale

by Arnold Bennett

Regarded as one of Arnold Bennett's finest works, The Old Wives' Tale was first published in 1908. It tells the story of sisters Constance and Sophia Baines, both very different from one another, and follows...


Leavetaking

by Peter Weiss & Christopher Levenson

"I was on my way to look for a life of my own."

A brilliant, brutally honest autobiographical novel, long out of print, from one of the great artistic polymaths of the 20th century.

This is a Sebaldian account...


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's early comedies, Love's Labour's Lost follows the travails of the King of Navarre and three of his companions as they make a vow to eschew the attentions of women and devote themselves entirely...


The Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the original masked hero adventure story. During the French Revolution a secret society of English gentlemen is formed by the enigmatic Scarlet Pimpernel, to rescue their fellow French...


The Man-Eater of Malgudi

by R. K. Narayan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA