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The Innocents Abroad

by Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad is a travel book by American author Mark Twain which humorously chronicles his travels on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American...


Anna Karenina

by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," writes Tolstoy in his literary masterpiece Anna Karenina. Commonly regarded as one of the greatest realist novels ever written,...


Anne of Green Gables

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables is a best-selling novel and Canadian classic. It was originally intended for all audiences, but is now commonly considered a children's book.

Two middle-aged siblings decide to adopt an orphan...


Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

When her unemotional husband returns from war impotent and paralysed, Lady Chatterley finds herself in an unsatisfying marriage and starts a passionate affair with her husband's gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. Initially...


The Sea: Stories by English Authors

by Various

Set sail for some swashbuckling fun on the high seas with this volume of ripping good yarns, all penned by British writers and all dealing with some aspect of life at sea. Fans of nautical and maritime action-adventure...


Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's early tragedies. The two young title characters fall madly in love, but are the children of feuding houses whose hatred for each other works to a devastating end. The...


Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty (1877) is the classic children's book by English author Anna Sewell. A cripple for most of her life, Sewell developed an early love of horses, and the story intended to teach her readers about treating...


Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham

A nine year old boy's mother dies shortly after the death of his father. He is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in a small East-Anglian village, where his uncle is vicar. This uncle holds the boy's significant...


Father Goriot

by Honore de Balzac

The novel takes place during the Bourbon Restoration, which brought about profound changes in French society; the struggle of individuals to secure upper-class status is ubiquitous in the book. The city of Paris...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker

While Bram Stoker didn't invent the vampire, his 1897 novel Dracula has been the defining force in the popularity and evolution of vampire mythology today. The story of its infamous antagonist Count Dracula...


David Copperfield

by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield is considered to be Charles Dickens's most autobiographical novel. He said of it: "Like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield."...


Inspector Morse: The first three novels

by Colin Dexter

Featuring the first three books in this classic crime series starring Inspector Morse: Last Bus to Woodstock, Last Seen Wearing and The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn.

Last Bus to Woodstock:

The death of Sylvia...


The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe & Jay Parini

From the author of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. . .Although best known for his short stories, Edgar Allan Poe was by nature and choice a...


Inferno

by Dante

In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's vivid images--the earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstatic--are rendered with marvelous clarity to...


The Call of the Wild and White Fang

by Jack London & John Seelye

Two classic stories-one indispensable volume.

Timeless tales of wolves, dogs, men, and the wild, The Call of the Wild and White Fang are two of the world's greatest adventure stories.


The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan

Considered one of the great books in both the history of English Literature and Protestant devotional writing, John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress has remained in print for over 300 years since its initial...


Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

"The permanent popularity, now of mythic intensity, of Romeo and Juliet is more than justified," writes eminent scholar Harold Bloom, "since the play is the largest and most persuasive celebration of romantic...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all-time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere and selling millions of copies worldwide!...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Perhaps the greatest of all adventure stories for boys and girls, Treasure Island began, a brave boy who finds himself among pirates, and of the sinister pirate-cook Long John Silver holds children as entranced...


Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D.H. Lawrence

Introduction by Kathryn Harrison

 

Inspired by the long-standing affair between D. H. Lawrence’s German wife and an Italian peasant, Lady Chatterley’s Lover follows the intense passions of Constance Chatterley....