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Oroonoko

by Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was one of the first professional English female writers and Oroonoko was one of her earliest works. It is the love story between Oroonoko, the grandson of an African king, and the daughter of that...


Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

by George Eliot

Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is exactly what it claims. Its multiple plots center around the inhabitants of a fictitious Midlands town and their evolving relationships to each other. It is critical...


The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

by Emmuska, Baroness Orczy

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, published in 1919, is one of Baroness Orczy's sequels to The Scarlet Pimpernel. It contains eleven short stories that detail Sir Percy Blakeney's adventures in rescuing aristocrats...


The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

by Beatrix Potter

When Benjamin Bunny grew up, he married his Cousin Flopsy. They had a large family, and they were very improvident and cheerful. I do not remember the separate names of their children; they were generally called...


The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

by Beatrix Potter

Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond. The water was all slippy-sloppy in the larder and in the back passage....


The Tale of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

This is a story about a fierce bad Rabbit, his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned-up tail, and his encounter with a nice gentle Rabbit.


The Tale of Two Bad Mice

by Beatrix Potter

Once upon a time there was a very beautiful doll's-house; it was red brick with white windows, and it had real muslin curtains and a front door and a chimney. One morning Lucinda and Jane had gone out for a...


Northhanger Abbey - Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

by Thomas De Quincy

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Porgy

by Du Bose Heyward

This fascinating book gives a vivid and intimate insight into the lives of a group of American negroes, from whom Porgy stands out, rich in humour and tragedy.'


The Mind in the Making

by James Harvey Robinson

'For me, I think James Harvey Robinson is going to be almost as important as was Huxley in my adolescence, and William James in later years. It is a cardinal book. I question whether in the long run people may...


The Masters

by C.P. Snow

The fourth in the Strangers and Brothers series begins with the dying Master of a Cambridge college. His imminent demise causes intense rivalry and jealousy amongst the other fellows. Former friends become enemies...


Two Stories/Deux Nouvelles: A Dual-Language Book

by Stendhal & Stanley Appelbaum

"Vanina Vanini" traces the fortunes of a Roman aristocrat's daughter who falls in love with a wounded soldier, and "L'abbesse de Castro" recounts the illicit liaison and subsequent trial of an abbess. Dual-language...


The Mabinogion

by Gwyn Jones

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's most popular short comedy plays. The plot is driven by two cases of mistaken identity and witty pun-drenched dialogue. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant of Dromio...


The Travels of Marco Polo

by Manuel Komroff

When Marco Polo arrived at the court of the Great Khan Pekin had just been rebuilt. Kublai Khan was at the height of his glory. Polo rose rapidly in favour and became governor of an important district. In this...


The Man Who Was Thursday - A Nightmare

by G. K. Chesterton

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Laughing Torso - Reminiscences Of Nina Hamnett

by Nina Hamnett

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


The Man Who Sees Ghosts

by Friedrich von Schiller & David Bryer

One of Germany's greatest writers, Schiller is best known for his influential dramatic works. The Man Who Sees Ghosts, his only novel, was first published in 1789 and proved to be his most popular work, mainly...


Erewhon: Or, Over the Range

by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler's Erewhon, or Over the Range was published anonymously 1872. In this satire of Victorian society, the main character Higgs discovers an unknown country, the seeming utopia called Erewhon, Nowhere...