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Passing

by Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen's remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries

Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African...


The Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann Wyss & John Seelye

Soon to be a major motion picture from Disney, this beloved classic is published here in its authoritative original English version

One of the world?s best-loved stories of shipwreck and survival, The Swiss...


Cranford

by Elizabeth Gaskell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's history play tells the story of England's King Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. This revised edition includes a new overview by Sylvan Barnet, an updated bibliography,...


What Maisie Knew

by Henry James

When Beale and Ida Farange are divorced, the court decrees that their only child, the very young Maisie, will shuttle back and forth between them, spending six months of the year with each. The parents are immoral...


The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

by Beatrix Potter

This is a Tale about a tail-a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and a great many cousins: they lived in a wood at the edge of a lake....


Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders, born in Newgate, and during a life of continued variety was twelve year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother), twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia,...


The Metamorphoses

by Kafka

A masterpiece of Western culture, this is the first attempt to link all the Greek myths in a cohesive whole to the Roman myths of Ovid?s day. Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his own poetic...


Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare

"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 White Company

by Conan Doyle

A historical adventure set during the Hundred Years' War in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile...


Three Lives

by Gertrude Stein

First published in 1909, Three Lives marks the beginning of an era of bold experimentation with literary form and language that has continued throughout our century. In these three stories, Gertrude Stein put...


Tarzan of the Apes

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

This 1914 novel gave birth to one of the most legendary characters in fiction, an ideal image of pure animalistic power at odds with the civilized world.


Italian Hours

by Henry James

James's essays on Italy are remarkable for their humanity. Traveling extensively throughout the country, including Venice, Rome, and Florence, he presents a portrait of a beautiful but impoverished country and,...


The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov

Chekhov's treatment of theatre and love against the background of a magical lake attempts to define the role of the artist in the modern world. Plays for Performance Series.


The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life

by George Washington Cable

Setting forth formidable arguments for racial equality, Cable's novel of feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans blends post-Civil War social dissent and Romanticism.


Tales of Terror and Mystery

by Conan Doyle

A selection of twelve stories from the creator of detective Holmes and Dr. Watson featuring: The Horror of the Heights, The Leather Funnel, The New Catacomb, The Case of Lady Sannox, The Terror of Blue John...


The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Inspired by an image of Christ's suffering, Fyodor Dostoyevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul" colliding with the brutal reality of contemporary society. Returning to St. Petersburg from a Swiss...


The Poison Belt

by Conan Doyle

Challenger sends telegrams asking his three companions from The Lost World - Edward Malone, Lord John Roxton, and Professor Summerlee - to join him at his home outside of London. The cryptic telegrams also instruct...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

Ivan Ilyich, a high court judge, becomes seriously ill and faces a long and gruelling battle with death. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is more than a story about death, however. It leads the reader through a pensive,...


The Pit: A Story of Chicago

by Frank Norris

This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked...