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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...


Jane Austen Collection

by Jane Austen

Collection containing Emma, Lady Susan, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility the best novels of Jane Austen.


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...


Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

"Madame Bovary" is Gustave Flaubert's first published novel and is considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order...


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....


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

"Great Expectations" is the story of the orphan Pip, writing about his life (and attempting to become a gentleman along the way). "Great Expectations" was widely popular and was riddled with many of the themes...


Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Stories

by Herman Melville

If Melville had never written Moby Dick, his place in world literature would be assured by his short tales. "Billy Budd, Sailor," his last work, is the masterpiece in which he delivers the final summation in...


Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne & Kim Stanley Robinson

The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth’s very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet’s...


Sir Nigel and the White Company

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Perhaps the two best historical novels ever written about the Hundred Years War "[These two books] made an accurate picture of that great age, and that as a single piece of work they form the most complete,...


Iliad and Odyssey

by Homer

The Iliad and the Odyssey are attributed to the poet Homer and are the earliest surviving works of Western literature. Composed sometime around the eighth century BC, the ancient Greek poems has since been translated...


The Bostonians

by Henry James

First published in 1886, The Bostonians is one of James' wittiest social satires. It begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, in search of a career. The book turns on the relationship between Ransom,...


The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is credited with being the first of the sensation novels, and one of the finest examples of the genre. A young woman's husband defrauds her of her fortune, her identity and eventually her...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women in two parts, each resoundingly popular and receiving critical acclaim. The novel follows the lives of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, from childhood into...


The Kama Sutra

by Vatsyayana

Considered the definitive Hindu work on sexual relations, Vatsyayana's ancient text explores the link between sexuality and spirituality.


A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

by Jules Verne

A Journey to the Center of the Earth, also translated as A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, follows a man, his nephew and their guide down an Icelandic volcano into the center of the earth. There they encounter...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's classic tale of two couples who can't quite pair up to everyone's satisfaction. Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander but has been promised to Demetrius...