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The Man in the Moone

by Francis Godwin

"The Man in the Moone" is a novel by Francis Godwin probably written in the 1620s and published for the first time under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonsales after his death in 1638. The Man in the Moone can be...


My Lady Ludlow

by Elizabeth Gaskell

I am an old woman now, and things are very different to what they were in my youth. Then we, who travelled, travelled in coaches, carrying six inside, and making a two days' journey out of what people now go...


The Grey Woman and other Tales

by Elizabeth Gaskell

A collection of gothic tales from one of the finest Victorian writers featuring: The Grey Woman, Curious if True, Six Weeks at Heppenheim, Libbie Marsh's Three Eras, Christmas Storms and Sunshine, Hand and Heart,...


Ruth

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Ruth is a young orphan girl working in a respectable sweatshop for the overworked Mrs Mason. She is selected to go to a ball to repair torn dresses. At the ball she meets the aristocratic Henry Bellingham, a...


The Blithedale Romance

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Set in the utopian community of Blithedale, Miles Coverdale, embarks on a quest for betterment of the world through the agrarian lifestyle and community of the Blithedale Farm.


The Marble Faun

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Marble Faun, a romance set in beautiful Italy tells the story of Miriam, the painter with an unknown past. Throughout the novel, she is compared to many other women including Eve, Beatrice Cenci, Judith,...


The Oasis: A Novel

by Mary McCarthy & Vivian Gornick

A vicious and brilliant satire of human vanity from the author of the classic bestseller The Group

Long out of print, Mary McCarthy's second novel is a bitingly funny satire set in the early years of the Cold...


The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

by Laurence Sterne

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY TOM MCCARTHY

Doomed to become the 'sport of fortune' by an interruption at the crucial moment of conception, Tristram Shandy's life lurches from one mishap to another: his nose crushed...


The Paradiso

by Dante Alighieri & John Ciardi

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


Northland Stories

by Jack London & Jonathan Auerbach

Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London's heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet...


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of conspiracy and betrayal tells the story of the murder of Julius Caesar and the gruesome aftermath as Rome descends into a violent mob.

This edition includes:

An overview of...


North and South

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Margaret Hale is forced to leave her home in the tranquil rural south and move to the industrial town of Milton where she witnesses the harsh brutal world wrought by the industrial revolution and where employers...


Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary takes up work at a dressmaker's (her father having objected to her working in a factory) and becomes subject to the affections of hard-working Jem Wilson and Harry Carson, son of a wealthy mill owner. She...


Cranford

by Elizabeth Gaskell

The story follows the lives of Mary Smith and her friends, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two spinster sisters in the fictional town of Cranford closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens & Frederick Busch

Reason, Facts, and statistics...

Dickens' scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy, Hard Times features schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, one of his most richly...


In the South Seas

by Robert Louis Stevenson

For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was...


New Arabian Nights

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The master of English story telling takes inspiration from the Arabian Nights and gives us a new world of travel, adventure, magic and mystery in one of his finest short story collections.


David Balfour

by Robert Louis Stevenson

We follow continued adventures of David Blafour. He attempts to gain justice for James Stewart, who has been arrested and charged with complicity in the Appin Murder. David makes a statement to a lawyer and...


Richard II

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

Considered one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays, The Tragedy of King Richard II concerns the ill-fated reign of a king whose eventual overthrow marks the beginning of Shakespeare's history cycle, including...


The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Milton Stern

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