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Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit

While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: “Its eyes were on long horns like a snail’s eyes, and it could move them...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll

The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters each more eccentric than the last, and that could only have come from Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime...


The Comedy of Errors

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...


Pericles

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...


Henry VI, Part 2

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...


Timon of Athens

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...


Adam Bede

by George Eliot

Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles-and the delusion...


The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays

by J. M. Synge

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


Titus Andronicus

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...


Idylls of the King and a New Selection of Poems: 150th Anniversary Edition

by Alfred Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson evokes past and present, seeking to reconcile the Victorian zeal for public progress with private despair. Full of eloquence, epic grandeur, and myth, his haunting, rhapsodic poems still...


The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

by H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the...


Plays by George Bernard Shaw

by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw demanded truth and despised convention. He punctured hollow pretensions and smug prudishness-coating his criticism with ingenious and irreverent wit. In Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and...


Poems by Robert Frost (Centennial Edition): A Boy's Will and North of Boston

by Robert Frost

100th Anniversary Edition

Poems by Robert Frost A Boy's Will and North of Boston

The publication of A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914) marked the debut of Robert Frost as a major talent and established...


The Prince: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Niccolo Machiavelli

A new translation of the infamous Renaissance classic, in a striking deluxe edition

The original blueprint for realpolitik, The Prince shocked sixteenth-century Europe with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for...


Ben-Hur

by Lew Wallace

Ben-Hur is the remarkable saga of betrayal, revenge, and redemption, played out in the bloodstained arenas of ancient Rome. Framed for attempting to murder a Roman official, Ben-Hur is robbed of his freedom,...


The Marble Faun: or, The Romance of Monte Beni

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne's novel of Americans abroad, the first novel to explore the influence of European cultural ideas on American morality. Although it is set in Rome, the fictive world of The Marble Faun depends not on...


Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secessions to Loyalty

by De Forest, John

More panoramic in scope and more realistic in its details than Crane's Red Badge of Courage, this is one of the first and best novels ever written about the American Civil War.

Drawing on his own combat experience...


A History of New York

by Washington Irving

For the bicentennial of its original publication-the first full-length book from the father of the American short story

In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts...


The Buccaneers

by Edith Wharton

Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion...


The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

by Stephen Crane

Henry Fleming, a raw Union Army recruit in the American Civil War, is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood—to earn his “badge of courage.” But his dreams of heroism and invulnerability are soon...