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Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving

Before the fall premiere of the new television series, read the original legend of Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and the singularly spooky town of Sleepy Hollow in Washington Irving's classic book

When...


The Poor Clare

by Elizabeth Gaskell

A departure from the stories Elizabeth Gaskell wrote for Charles Dickens’s Household Words magazine, The Poor Clare is a dark, gothic novella of thwarted love and a family curse that vividly illustrates the...


The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

by Edgar Allan Poe

When Edgar Allan Poe’s only novella was first published in 1838, the reviews were slow in coming and dismissive when they arrived. The book’s failure left Poe in such dire financial straits that he even...


Wired Love

The Haunted Bookshop

by Christopher Morley

Volumes disappear and reappear on the shelves, but the ghosts of literature aren’t the only mysterious visitors in Roger Mifflin’s haunted bookshop.

 

Mifflin, who hawked books out of the back of his van...


Carmen

by Prosper Mérimée & George Burnham Ives

The novella that was the basis for perhaps the most popular opera of all time, Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen is the swashbuckling story of a nineteenth-century Spanish soldier who deserts his post to pursue the...


The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

A selection of Kipling's ghost stories including: The Phantom 'Rickshaw, My Own True Ghost Story, The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, The Man Who Would Be King, The Finest Story in the World.


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson & Mary Beard

A pairing of Tolstoy’s most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov. In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson completed these...


The Haves and Have Nots

by Various

Collected for the first time in one volume. How does money--or the lack of it--affect our lives? What happens when the rich meet the poor, when status comes with a price tag, when personal desires do battle...


Three Men on the Bummel

by Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men on the Bummel is a sequel to equally popular humorous novel Three Men in a Boat. The sequel brings back the three companions, this time on a bicycle tour through the German Black Forest.


The Arabian Nights, Volume II

by Anonymous

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


Sons and Lovers (Centennial Edition)

by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence’s great autobiographical novel paints a provocative portrait of an artist torn between affection for his mother and desire for two beautiful women. Set in the Nottinghamshire coalfields of Lawrence’s...


Henry IV, 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...


The Four Feathers

by A. E. W. Mason

Just before sailing off to war in the Sudan, British guardsman Harry Feversham quits his regiment. He immediately receives four white feathers-symbols of cowardice-one each from his three best friends and his...


A New-England Nun: And Other Stories

by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

A collection that shows Freeman's many modes - romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic - as well as her use of pathos and sentimentality, humour, satire and irony. These stories centre on questions of...


The Portable Louisa May Alcott

by Louisa May Alcott

This book features an overview of Alcott's work--novels, novellas, children's stories, gothic tales, and more.


Celestina

by Fernando de Rojas

The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that is considered the first European novel-in a spirited new translation

A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina was published in 1499 and became Spain's first-ever...


The Serious Game: Sweden's most enduring love story

by Hjalmar Soderberg & Eva Claeson

Henning Mankell described The Serious Game as one of Sweden's lost classics. "Söderberg wrote a contemporary novel. He wants the reader to look upon that time and to understand that love is not a secluded island,...


The Black Arrow

by Robert Stevenson

The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton.


Tales of Soldiers and Civilians: And Other Stories

by Ambrose Bierce

Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him theDevil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction.

This new...