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The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world.


The Blacker the Berry

by Wallace Thurman

The first novel to openly address color prejudice among black Americans, this moving tale unfolds amid the Harlem Renaissance in an enduringly relevant examination of racial, sexual, and cultural identity.


Favorite Tales from the Arabian Nights' Entertainments

by Richard F. Burton

Six enchanting tales told by an Arabian princess to delay her execution: "Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman;" "Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp;" "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and 3 others.


Selections from Don Quixote: A Dual-Language Book

by Miguel de Cervantes [Saavedra]

How Don Quixote was knighted, his valiant battle with the windmills, and much more. English translations on facing pages of original Spanish text capture the flavor and romance of this literary masterpiece.


Selected Fables: A Dual-Language Book

by Jean de La Fontaine

Among the masterpieces of French literature: 75 Fables in original French with new English line-for-line literal translations. "The Cicada and the Ant," "The Fox and the Grapes," many more.


Candide: A Dual-Language Book

by Voltaire

Voltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal....


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

This intriguing novel, both fantasy thriller and moral allegory, depicts the struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man.


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens unfolds his masterpiece of drama, adventure, and romance about a man falsely accused of treason. Excitement and derring-do in the shadow of the guillotine....


The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

by Franz Kafka

Excellent new English translations of title story (considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." Note.


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, an effervescent tale of rural romance transformed by Jane Austen's art into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life.


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Join Huck and Jim as their boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River lead them into a world of excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Humorous narrative, lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley,...


A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary

by Kenneth Sisam & J. R. R. Tolkien

This highly respected anthology of medieval English literature features poetry, prose and popular tales from Arthurian legend and classical mythology. Includes notes on each extract, appendices, and an extensive...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen, Chris Hammond & Joseph Jacobs

This special hardcover gift edition of Austen's delightful comedy of manners concerning a pair of marriage-minded sisters features a dust jacket and more than 60 charming drawings.


Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

The only survivor of a shipwreck endures 28 years of solitude on a Caribbean island and masters both his strange new world and himself. Brilliant, evocative details of Crusoe's struggles and exploits.


The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

Imaginative, highly readable account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Beloved classic about a little girl lost in a topsy-turvy land and her encounters with the White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and other delightfully improbable characters. 42 illustrations by...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Delicious comedy of manners concerning two sisters, who appear to have been deserted by the young men they had intended to marry. Humor, perception, incomparable prose.


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these 14 imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audiences of all ages.


The Coloured Lands: Fairy Stories, Comic Verse and Fantastic Pictures

by G. K. Chesterton & Martin Gardner

Featuring the author's early work and previously unpublished material, this volume abounds in fairy stories, comic verse, and satirical ballads — and best of all, Chesterton's distinctive color and black-and-white...


The Elusive Pimpernel

by Baroness Orczy

Robespierre's revolutionaries find their wicked schemes thwarted by the heroic Pimpernel — Sir Percival Blakeney. In this thrilling sequel, Chauvelin devises a plot to eliminate the Pimpernel and his wife....