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The Song of the Lark

by Willa Cather

Driven by talent and ambition, Thea Kronborg leaves behind everyone and everything to fulfill her dreams of becoming an opera singer. Yet even as she achieves ever greater heights of success, Thea’s ambition...


The Monster and Other Stories

by Stephen Crane

The story is set in the small, fictional town of Whilomville, New York. An African-American coachman named Henry Johnson, who is employed by the town's physician, Dr. Trescott, becomes horribly disfigured after...


Last Words

by Stephen Crane

A collection of tales, sketches and stories by the master of American naturalism and realism Stephen Crane including: The Reluctant Voyagers, Spitzbergen Tales, Wyoming Valley Tales, London Impressions, New...


Such is Life: Text Classics

by Joseph Furphy & David Malouf

A classic of the Australian outback, Such Is Life is the farcical, tragic reminiscences of Tom Collins, philosopher and rogue.

As Tom drives his team across the plains of the Riverina and northern Victoria,...


The Iliad and The Odyssey (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Homer

The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to Avenge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The recent major motion picture Helen...


The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume Four: The Climax

by David Tod Roy

This is the fourth and penultimate volume in David Roy’s celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P’ing Mei is an...


Paradise Lost and Other Poems

by John Milton

With the three works included in this volume--Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas--Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history.


Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

by Donald McCaig

“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig's Ruth's Journey brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

First published on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant classic: Londoners thronged to hear Dickens read it in person and bought out the first printing...


The Night Before Christmas

by Nikolai Gogol & Anna Summers

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

Written in 1831 by the father of Russian literature, this uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden...


Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories

by Anthony Trollope

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

Christmas at Thompson Hall brings together the best of the Christmas stories of Anthony Trollope, one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists...


Stonehearst Asylum

by Edgar Allan Poe

When a young man visits a French mental institution to learn about the hospital’s “system of soothing,” he is surprised to learn that it has recently abandoned the treatment method. Offered a tour of the...


The Power-House

by John Buchan

When an international anarchist organization called The Power-House threatens to destroy Western civilization, lawyer and MP Edward Leithen must race against time and his friend Charles Pitt-Lumley, a new Power-House...


Ben Hur

by Lew Wallace

In first century Judaea, Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur is betrayed by his childhood friend Messala and sentenced to life as a Roman slave. When, during a pirate attack in the Aegean, Ben-Hur saves the life of...


The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (The Annotated Books)

by H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger & Alan Moore

A Slate, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2014

From across strange aeons comes the long-awaited annotated edition of “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale” (Stephen...


The Shepherd of the Hills

by Harold Bell Wright

Set in the Ozark hills of Missouri in the early 20th century when folks of the hills had their own set of right and wrong. Challenged by "out-siders" as well as by neighbors, tempers flare and violence is threatened....


A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories

by Louisa May Alcott

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

A Merry Christmas collects the treasured holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott, from the dearly familiar Yuletide benevolence of Marmee and her “little women” to the...


The Nutcracker

by E. T. A. Hoffmann & Joachim Neugroschel

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

Written in 1816 by one of the leaders of German Romanticism for his children, nephews, and nieces, The Nutcracker captures better than any other story a child’s wonder...


Marble Range: A Western Story

by Robert J. Horton

A mysterious stranger struggles to keep his past a secret and himself out of harm’s way in this thrilling Western tale!

Bob Bannister is a mystery from the moment he arrives in Prairie City. A gambler with...


Law at Angel's Landing: A Western Story

by Wayne D. Overholser

A gold rush threatens to break the peace of a quiet Colorado town.

Angel’s Landing was the mining town that grew up around a gold strike in the hills of Colorado. But the boom was long ago, and now the town...