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The Glimpses of the Moon

by Edith Wharton

Nick Lansing and Susy Branch form an alliance of convenience. They have the right connections but always short of money. They decide to spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, honeymooning in...


Summer

by Edith Wharton

Charity Royall is eighteen, bored with life in the small town of North Dormer. While working at the library, Charity meets visiting architect Lucius Harney and they become friends. Will their growing closeness...


Tales of Men and Ghosts

by Edith Wharton

The best of ghost stories from Edith Wharton, including: The Bolted Door, His Father's Son, The Daunt Diana, The Debt, Full Circle, The Legend, The Eyes, The Blond Beast, Afterward, The Letters.


Late Call

by Angus Wilson

A compassionate portrait of an elderly - and frustrated - woman adjusting to new town life and finding a new purpose in living.

Illness forces Sylvia Calvert to live with her son Harold, a headmaster in Carshall...


Macbeth

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 Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise

by Dante Alighieri

The story of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell...


Jacob's Room

by Virginia Woolf

One of the best examples of Woolf's modernist innovation, the story starts in Jacob's childhood and follows him through college at Cambridge, and then into adulthood. The narrative is told mainly through the...


Purgatory

by Dante Alighieri

Having survived the depths of Hell, Dante and Virgil continue their journey to the Mountain of Purgatory on the far side of the world. The mountain has seven terraces, corresponding to the seven deadly sins...


The Voyage Out

by Virginia Woolf

Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity...


Night and Day

by Virginia Woolf

Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage,...


Paradise

by Dante Alighieri

Beatrice guides Dante through the nine celestial spheres of Heaven. the structures of the Inferno and Purgatory were based on different classifications of sin, the structure of the Paradise is based on the four...


The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (The Annotated Books)

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel & Martin Gardner

The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark event in the rich history of Lewis Carroll and cause to celebrate the remarkable career of Martin Gardner. For over half a century,...


The Sonnets

by William Shakespeare & Stephen Orgel

Together with A Lover's Complaint' and little-known alternative versions of four of the sonnets. Edited with an introduction by Stanley Wells. ...the most beautifully printed text available.'


The Pond

by Robert Murphy

This inspiring tale about respecting and preserving animal and plant life, perhaps even more relevant in today's climate than when it was first published, is finally back in print. Fourteen-year-old Joey spends...


Inferno

by Dante Alighieri

Thirty five years old Dante is lost in a dark wood, assailed by beasts he cannot evade. Dante is rescued by Virgil, and the two of them begin their journey to the underworld where each sin's punishment is a...


The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins & Matthew Sweet

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


The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime: Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Timeof Sherlock Holmes

by Michael Sims

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An exclusive collection-the first- ever gathering of rogues from the gaslight era

collected here for the first time: the best crime fiction from the gaslight era....


The Time Machine: Winner of the Cover Design Challenge on Work of Art: The Next Great Artist by Bravo

by Anonymous

See all the book covers by contestants on Bravo's "Work of Art"—and rate them—at Bravotv.com.

When a Victorian scientist propels himself thousands of years into the future, he finds peace and beauty—and...


Count Magnus And Other Ghost Stories

by M. R. James

Some of the best ghost stories including Count Magnus, Lost Hearts, Number 13, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas and many more from the master of haunted houses and terrifying accounts of apparitions and other paranormal...


Forbidden Fruit: A Luscious and Exciting Story

by Anonymous

Forbidden fruit is a Victorian erotic novel set at an out-of-the-way village on the Sussex coast in England. Here our narrator met some very studious young lady trying to improve her leisure through reading....