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The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna

by James Fenimore Cooper

The frontier of New York State is advancing rapidly. The story begins with an argument between the Judge Marmaduke Temple of Templeton and Natty Bumpo over who killed a buck. Leatherstocking and his closest...


The Human Comedy: Selected Stories

by Honore de Balzac, Linda Asher & Peter Brooks

An NYRB Classics Original

Characters from every corner of society and all walks of life—lords and ladies, businessmen and military men, poor clerks,  unforgiving moneylenders, aspiring politicians, artists,...


Nevermore

by Harold Schechter

Praised by Caleb Carr for his "brilliantly detailed and above all riveting" true-crime writing, Harold Schechter brings his expertise to a marvelous work of fiction. Superbly rendering the 1830s Baltimore of...


The Four Feathers

by A.E.W. Mason

This classic adventure story -- first published in

1902 -- gains new life in a blockbuster motion picture epic

from Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films and remains

a timeless novel of love, honor, and courage....


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A timeless, terrifying tale of one man's obsession to create life -- and the monster that became his legacy.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:...


Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Harriet Beecher Stowe's scathing indictment of slavery in the Old South, a novel that has become a landmark of American literature.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC...


Long George Alley: A Novel

by Richard Hall

Natchez, Mississippi, 1965: Racial tension is running high, the Ku Klux Klan holds a community captive, and many local blacks -- impoverished and apathetic -- are resigned to a fate decided by Jim Crow. A novel...


The Big Money: Volume Three of the U.S.A. Trilogy

by John Dos Passos

THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American...


The 42nd Parallel

by John Dos Passos

With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE 42nd PARALLEL, 1919, and THE BIG MONEY, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what...


1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy

by John Dos Passos

With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for...


Zuleika Dobson, or an Oxford Love Story

by Max Beerbohm

Sir Henry Maximilian “Max” Beerbohm was, like his friend Oscar Wilde, such an acclaimed wit (and essayist, caricaturist, and parodist) that George Bernard Shaw dubbed him “the incomparable Max.” But...


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a...


The Metamorphosis, in the Penal Colony and Other Stori: The Great Short Works of Franz Kafka

by Franz Kafka & Joachim Neugroschel

Translated by PEN translation award-winner Joachim Neugroschel, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories has garnered critical acclaim and is widely recognized as the preeminent English-language...


Far from the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy’s first literary masterpiece, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of free-spirited Bathsheba Everdene, whose bold independence attracts the attention of three suitors: the frugal shepherd...


Jane Austen: Complete Novels

by Austen Jane, Jane Austen & Katie Halsey

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was a major English novelist whose classic works of romantic fiction, notable for their wit, keen social observations and insight into the lives of early nineteenth-century women, remain...


Babylon Revisited: And Other Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Written between 1920 and 1937, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was at the height of his creative powers, these ten lyric tales represent some of the author's finest fiction. In them, Fitzgerald creates vivid, timeless...


The Ultimate Charles Dickens Christmas

by Charles Dickens

The Ultimate Charles Dickens Christmas features all of the Victorian storyteller’s beloved Christmas tales that encapsulate the true spirit of the holidays. Beginning with the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge...


Old New York

by Edith Wharton

The four novellas collected here, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence, brilliantly capture New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s. Originally published in 1924, this outstanding...


New Grub Street

by George Gissing & Anthony Quinn

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANTHONY QUINN

Grub Street - where would-be writers aim high, publishers plumb the depths and literature is a trade, never a calling. In a literary world disfigured by greed and explotation,...


The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins, Alev Lytle Croutier & Lillian Nayder

The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday, but it is stolen again that very night. No one is above suspicion as the indefatigable...