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The Five Jars (Illustrated Edition)

by M. R. James

The great M. R. James is the undisputed master of the ghost story. So what happened when he set his sights on writing a fairy tale? Nothing less than eerily bewitching magic... Here is a fascinating journey...


The Ambassadors

by Henry James & Adrian Poole

An incomparable Henry James's novel in a new edition

Featuring a new introduction, it is a brilliant and sophisticated satire of manners and morals in the best Jamesian tradition. The Ambassadors is a subtle...


A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

by Jonathan Swift & Carole Fabricant

A new selection of works by Britain's foremost prose satirist

Easing poverty in Ireland by eating the children of the poor was the satirical "solution" suggested by Jonathan Swift in his essay "A Modest Proposal"...


Inferno

by Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

On a divine journey through the depths of Hell, Dante--with his guide, the poet Virgil--witnesses the fate of Earth’s sinners. Inferno, a 14th century poem and the first part of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine...


The Haunted Hotel

by Wilkie Collins

There was a time when a man in search of the pleasures of gossip sought the society of ladies. The man knows better now. He goes to the smoking-room of his club.


The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Next day, he travels to Limmeridge...


The Moonstone: A Romance

by Wilkie Collins

Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt British army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great...


Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen & Nicholas Rudall

A play of stinging contemporaneity-about religious and societal hypocrisy, guilt that feeds on innocence, the terror of the inevitable, and the battle between truth and darkness, freedom and constraint. Plays...


The Queen of Hearts

by Wilkie Collins

We were three quiet, lonely old men, and she was a lively, handsome young woman, and we were at our wits' end what to do with her.


No Name

by Wilkie Collins

The two sisters Norah and Magdalen live in peace and contentment, looked after by their governess, Miss Garth. Magdalen likes nothing better than to read at her window while her personal maid combs through and...


Armadale

by Wilkie Collins

The novel follows two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other. The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to...


The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Peter Ackroyd

"A romp for the ages" (Vanity Fair)-now with a graphic cover and deluxe packaging

Renowned novelist, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language...


The D'Artagnan Romances: The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Vallière and The Man in the Iron Mask.

by Alexandre Dumas (Pere) & Alexandre Dumas

The complete collection of the D'Artagnan Romances containing full text of the 6 books: The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Vallière and The Man...


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...