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The Aeneid: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Virgil & Robert Fagles

From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic

Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles' mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible...


Chronicles of Avonlea

by Lucy Montgomery

Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features an abundance of stories set in the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea.


A Child's History of England

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote this book for his own children hoping to help them bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject. The history covers the period between 50 BC and 1689,...


Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A collection of stories typical of Hawthorne, many are allegories and focus on the dark side of human nature. The book was named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three...


Further Chronicles of Avonlea

by Lucy Montgomery

Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery. It is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea featuring a number of stories about the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village...


House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The house of the title is a gloomy New England mansion, haunted since its construction by fraudulent dealings, accusations of witchcraft, and sudden death. The current resident, the dignified but desperately...


Don Juan

by Lord Byron

Don Juan is a satiric poem by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womanizer but as someone easily seduced by women. Don Juan lives in Seville with his...


Rilla of Ingleside

by Lucy Montgomery

In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, this book draws the focus back onto a single character, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythe. It has a more serious tone, as it takes place...


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


The Marrow of Tradition

by Charles W. Chesnutt & Eric Sundquist

This novel is based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, "race riot" of 1898, and is a passionate portrait of the betrayal of black culture in America, by an acclaimed African-American...


Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

by Kate Wiggin & Susan K. Harris

Hugely popular when it was first published in 1903 and admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain, this delightful novel introduced a heroine as irrepressible and fun-loving as Tom Sawyer, who would serve...


The Portable Henry James

by Henry James & John Auchard

Henry James wrote with an imperial elegance of style, whether his subjects were American innocents or European sophisticates, incandescent women or their vigorous suitors. His omniscient eye took in the surfaces...


Martin Chuzzlewit

by Charles Dickens

The last of Dickens' picaresque novels which exposes selfishness, portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. The novel was written after taking a year off during which Charles...


The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens

The final unfinished novel by Charles Dickens leaving the identity of the murderer unresolved. The story is set in Cloisterham, a disguised Rochester. Drood's uncle, John Jasper is in love with Rosa Bud. Miss...


Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

William Dorrit has been a resident of Marshalsea debtors' prison for so long that his three children - snobbish Fanny, idle Edward and Amy (Little Dorrit) - have all grown up there, although they are free to...


Dombey and Son

by Charles Dickens

Paul Dombey, a wealthy owner of a shipping company always wanted to have a son to continue his business. When his son is born Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth. Dombey employs a wet nurse named Mrs...


The Iron Heel

by Jack London & Jonathan Auerbach

Part science fiction, part dystopian fantasy, part radical socialist tract, Jack London's The Iron Heel offers a grim depiction of warfare between the classes in America and around the globe. Originally published...


The Spoils of Poynton

by Henry James & David Lodge

In this study of irreducible ambiguity, a family quarrel unfolds when a woman and her son disagree on whom he should marry, and one of the potential brides will not make her true feelings known.


Six Characters in Search of an Author

by Luigi Pirandello

Robert Brustein's highly acclaimed adaptation of Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality which follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama. Plays...


The Satyricon

by Petronius

The adventures of Encolpius, a former gladiator and his lover, a handsome sixteen-year-old boy named Giton. Set in the early days of the Roman Empire Encolpius has a hard time keeping his lover faithful to him...