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Ravensdene Court

by J. S. Fletcher

An elderly sailor is found murdered. When authorities attempt to contact his brother to inform him of the bad news, they discover a shocking coincidence: he too had met his end -- the victim of foul play --...


The Red Room

by August Strindberg & Ellie Schleussner

Fans of well-honed satire will enjoy The Red Room, August Strindberg's no-holds-barred send-up of the pretensions of Swedish high society in the late nineteenth century. Earnest government worker Arvid Falk...


On the Seaboard: A Novel of the Baltic Islands

by August Strindberg & Elizabeth Clarke Westergren

What starts out as an account of a humdrum administrative assignment is elevated to an existential examination of the meaning of life in Swedish author August Strindberg's novel On the Seaboard. A bureaucrat...


The Growth of a Soul

by August Strindberg & Claud Field

In his personal life, Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg placed great importance on personal development and progression, even if that process proved to be unbearably painful and disruptive. That...


Married

by August Strindberg

Never one to shy away from incendiary topics or controversial stances, Swedish writer August Strindberg tackles a series of tough issues in the engaging short stories collected in Married. Strindberg's life-like...


The Madonna of the Future

by Henry James

American author Henry James often grappled with weighty topics in his work, and the story "The Madonna of the Future" -- longer than a typical short story, but shorter than a novella -- is no exception. Framed...


The Finer Grain

by Henry James

Written during his convalescence as James recovered from an illness, the stories collected in The Finer Grain embody the strengths of the author's late period. Though not quite as hauntingly complex as novels...


The Pearl of the Andes: A Tale of Love and Adventure

by Gustave Aimard, Lascelles Wraxall & Percy B. St. John

Picking up right where the preceding volume, The Adventurers, left off, Gustave Aimard's The Pearl of the Andes plunges readers into the midst of the action from the very first page. Set in the stark highlands...


The Adventurers: A Story of a Love-Chase

by Gustave Aimard & Lascelles Wraxall

Part of Gustave Aimard's bestselling action-adventure series set amidst the rough-and-tumble deserts, towns, canyons and forests of the Old West, The Adventurers will stoke the imagination of every reader, whether...


The Four Corners of the World

by A. E. W. Mason

British author A. E. W. Mason spent time as a member of Parliament and a Captain in World War I, but his first love was writing, and he produced dozens of novels and short story collections over the course of...


A Little Girl in Old San Francisco

by Amanda Minnie Douglas

Part of Amanda Douglas' delightful Little Girl series of juvenile chapter books, this volume has young protagonist Laverne escaping privation and hardship in New England to find happiness in what the author...


The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe: There's No Place Like Home

by Amanda Minnie Douglas

Amanda Minnie Douglas was an American writer who composed works primarily for younger audiences. Although her early efforts were highly "didactic" works in keeping with the Victorian mores of the time, she later...


To Tell You the Truth

by Leonard Merrick

English fiction writer Leonard Merrick is best remembered for his novel Conrad in Quest of His Youth, which was adapted to the silver screen, along with many of his other novels and short stories. This collection...


The Courtship of Morrice Buckler: A Romance

by A. E. W. Mason

Fans of historical romance will delight in The Courtship of Morrice Buckler. Set in the late seventeenth century, this novel from British author and politician A. E. W. Mason tells the tale of an enchanting...


Clementina

by A. E. W. Mason

Clementina is an action-packed tale ripped from the pages of history. In 1719, Polish heiress Maria Clementina Sobieska was set to marry the Prince of Wales, but many factions in Europe opposed the union on...


The Confession of a Fool

by August Strindberg & Ellie Schleussner

Though remarkably creative, Swedish writer and artist August Strindberg had a very stormy personal life that was fraught with drama, controversy and scandal. In the 1890s, as his marriage to Finnish actress...


Twenty-Two Goblins: A Translation of Vetala Panchavimshati

by Unknown & Arthur W. Ryder

The identity of the original author of this ancient Sanskrit story cycle has been lost to history, but the spooky ambiance of these tales has been rendered exquisitely in this expert translation by respected...


The Professor and the Siren

by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Stephen Twilley & Marina Warner

An NYRB Classics Original

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces...


The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis begins almost comically. A man wakes up to find he has turned into an insect. But the claustrophobic, dirty room and the increasingly distressed narrator soon turn this into a tale of slow...


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at...