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Democracy

by Henry Adams

Originally published anonymously, it was later revealed that this classic work of political fiction was penned by Henry Brooks Adams, the renowned essayist and journalist best known for the autobiography The...


Effi Briest: Abridged, with Biographical Notes

by Theodor Fontane

Effi Briest, the classic German realist novel, follows a young woman through her life and marriage. She is an innocent when she is married to the social climbing Instetten, and longs for wordly things. When...


Indian Tales

by Rudyard Kipling

Even if you're a die-hard fan of the Disney animated classic The Jungle Book, you may not know that the tales upon which the popular movie was based comprised a significant proportion of British author Rudyard...


On the Eve

by Ivan Turgenev

On the eve of the Crimean war a young woman, Elena, is pursued by two men. She disappoints them and her affected, social-climbing family when she marries a Bulgarian revolutionary. Sickness and war intervene...


The Pastor's Wife: A Virago Modern Classic

by Elizabeth von Arnim

Ingeborg Bullivant, the put-upon daughter of the Bishop of Redchester, suddenly becomes possessed by the demon Rebellion and takes a week's tour to Lucerne. Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor,...


MR Skeffington: A Virago Modern Classic

by Elizabeth von Arnim

Beauty; beauty. What was the good of beauty, once it was over? It left nothing behind it but acid regrets, and no heart at all to start fresh.' Approaching the watershed of her fiftieth birthday, Fanny, having...


The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen: A Virago Modern Classic

by Elizabeth von Arnim

In 1901 the 'real' Elizabeth holidayed on the Baltic island of Rügen with just her maid, a coachman, a carriage piled with luggage, and a woman friend. From such unpromising beginnings Elizabeth weaves a captivating...


Love: A Virago Modern Classic

by Elizabeth von Arnim

A gentle romance begins innocently enough in the stalls of a London theatre where Catherine is enjoying her ninth and Christopher his thirty-sixth visit to the same play. He is a magnificent young man with flame-coloured...


Fraulein Schmidt and MR Anstruther: A Virago Modern Classic

by Elizabeth von Arnim

This enchanting novel tells the story of the love affair between Rose-Marie Schmidt and Roger Anstruther. A determined young woman of twenty-five, Rose-Marie is considered a spinster by the inhabitants of the...


Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales

by Bram Stoker

Menacing tales from one of the masters of horror fiction

Although Bram Stoker is best known for his world-famous novel Dracula, he also wrote many shorter works on the strange and the macabre. Comprised of...


Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

by Edith Wharton & Hermione Lee

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

 

These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley, Guillermo Del Toro & Elizabeth Kostova

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for...


Back STreet: Vintage Movie Classics

by Fannie Hurst

The bestselling story behind Ross Hunter’s classic melodrama starring Susan Hayward and John Gavin. 

 

When “fly girl” and gorgeous socialite Ray Schmidt first meets Walter Saxel in Cincinnati, their attraction...


Alice Adams: Vintage Movie Classics

by Booth Tarkington

The basis for George Stevens’s major motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in her Oscar-nominated leading role.

In a small Midwestern town in the wake of World War I, Alice Adams delightedly finds herself...


The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

by Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry & Regina Barreca

Includes an Introduction by Anne Perry and a New Afterword by Regina Barreca.

Indisputably the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on-in films, on television, and of course through...


The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies

by Clark Ashton Smith & S. T. Joshi

A much-awaited collection of prose and poetry from one of the great cosmic masters of the supernatural

Not just any fantasy, horror, and science fiction author could impress H. P. Lovecraft into calling him...


Richard III

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

This timeless tragedy follows the bloody path of the "rudely stamped" Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who uses his murderous guile to achieve the throne of England.

This edition features an overview of Shakespeare's...


As You Like It

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

Includes an overview of Shakespeare's life; commentary by Arthur Colby Sprague, Helen Gardener, and others; a stage and screen history, and more

The popular comedy in which Rosalind enters the Forest of Arden...


The Selected Works of H. G. Wells: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and O

by H. G. Wells

The “father of science fiction,” British author H. G. Wells has had a lasting influence on the genre, popular culture, and technological and scientific innovation. The Selected Works of H. G. Wells includes...


Selected Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess,

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Experience the magic of childhood with these three classic stories from award-winning children’s author Frances Hodgson Burnett. This special three-book bundle includes Burnett’s timeless tales Little Lord...