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White Fang

by Jack London

A classic adventure novel centering on a ferocious and magnificent creature, half dog, half wolf, through whose experiences we feel the essential savagery of wilderness life among animals and men.


Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll

In a fantastic land where everything is reversed, Carroll's inquisitive heroine finds herself a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme...


Silas Marner

by George Eliot

Classic of English literature recounts the engrossing story of a lonely and embittered old man and the orphaned child who helps him find love and hope.


The Open Boat and Other Stories

by Stephen Crane

Four prized selections, "The Open Boat," based on a harrowing incident in the author's life; "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and the novella Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.


Humorous Stories and Sketches

by Mark Twain

Eight delightfully entertaining pieces, including "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant,"...


The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

by Mark Twain

Includes 4 memorable selections spanning the career of famed American humorist: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The £1,000,000 Bank Note," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Mysterious...


The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson

African-American writer's pioneering novel parallels his own life, probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white," and examines the American caste and class system. Major contribution to American literature....


Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Famed Victorian-era sleuth outwits a variety of unprincipled villains in "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," "The Final Problem," "The Adventure of the Empty House," and 2 other tales.


The Good Soldier

by Ford Madox Ford

Two married couples find their long, ongoing friendship is severely disrupted when one husband learns that his wife has been the mistress of his British friend for years.


Beowulf

by R. K. Gordon

Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.


Great Short Stories by American Women

by Candace Ward

Choice collection of 13 stories includes "Life in the Iron Mills" by Rebecca Harding Davis, Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," plus superb fiction by Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, many others.


Erewhon

by Samuel Butler

Erewhon (an anagram for "nowhere") is a faraway land where machinery is forbidden, sickness is a crime, and criminals receive compassionate medical treatment. Butler's brilliant Utopian novel is an entertaining...


The Odyssey

by Homer

Excellent prose translation of ancient epic recounts adventures of the homeward-bound Odysseus. Fantastic cast of gods, giants, cannibals, sirens, other supernatural creatures — true classic of Western literature....


Selected Short Stories

by D. H. Lawrence

Seven of the best Lawrence stories, each turning on some facet of sexual feeling, attitude, or convention: "The Prussian Officer," "The Shadow in the Rose Garden," "The White Stocking," "Daughters of the Vicar,"...


The Gold-Bug and Other Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe

Nine gripping tales by the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," 6 others.


The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Seven charming tales explore relations between the sexes and offer witty insights from a feminist perspective. Includes the 1892 title classic, plus "Cottagette," "Turned," "Mr. Peebles' Heart," and more.


The Thirty-Nine Steps

by John Buchan

A young Scot stumbles upon a plot involving espionage, murder, and the future of Britain itself. This classic of suspense served as the basis for one of Hitchcock's most famous films.


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Thwarted romance between Anne Elliot (Austen's sweetest, most appealing heroine) and Captain Frederick Wentworth. Finely drawn characters, gentle satire, genteel life in the English countryside.


Cranford

by Elizabeth Gaskell

A sensitive and moving portrait of life and manners in an English country village during the 1830s, Cranford recounts the events and activities in the lives of a group of spinsters and widows.


Under Western Eyes

by Joseph Conrad

Political turmoil convulses 19th-century Russia as an assassination, government intrigue, and betrayal force a young student to come to terms with accountability and human integrity.