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The Bishop and Other Stories (Serapis Classics)

by Anton Chekov

In the waning weeks of his life, a renowned bishop reflects on his past and his priorities. Written during the period when Anton Chekhov was gravely ill with tuberculosis, "The Bishop" reflects the author's...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The most famous novel written by Mark Twain, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' is a faithful portrait of the society and the traditions in the south of the United States, with a big view reserved to customs, superstitions...


The mysterious stranger

by Mark Twain

No. 44 The Misteryous Stranger was published posthumously, in 1916. The stranger in Twain's novel is none other than Satan himself. A Satan, in fact, very different from how you might expect . It is chaos emissary,...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family's meager income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become...


Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is considered a great American novel of the Romantic Period.

The British edition first appeared in October 1851 as The Whale, while the American edition appeared in November under its definitive title...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

"Tom was a glittering hero once more. There were some that believed he would be President yet, if he escaped hanging." ? from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, maybe not the best, but...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

“Now, what I want is, Facts. . . . Facts alone are wanted in life." – from Hard Times Like all his other novels, this again is a masterpiece by Charles Dickens, with a delightful and witty narrative showing...


Martin Eden

by Jack London

“One of my motifs, in this book, was an attack on individualism (in the person of the hero). I must have bungled, for not a single reviewer has discovered it.” – in a note by Jack London to Upton Sinclair...


Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

“Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.” –from Moby Dick Moby Dick is Herman Melville’s...


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.” –from Great Expectations Great Expectations, a Bildungsroman, believed...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” – From A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens published A Tale of Two Cities,...


The Old Curiosity Shop

by Charles Dickens

Impoverished, an old antique dealer and his young niece Nell, leave the shop and begin their peregrination to London, which will lead them to encounter numerous bizarre characters and will end in a peaceful...


The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens

Samuel Pickwick and three young friends will be protagonists of numerous adventures during their educational trip in the English countryside.


Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol

Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless...


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

by Victor Hugo

One of the great literary tragedies of all time, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features some of the most well-known characters in all of fiction - Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bellringer of Notre-Dame de...


Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens

John Harmon, discovers that he has inherited a fortune after the death of his father. To claim the inheritance the only condition is to marry Bella Wilfer, a woman he does not know. A fortuity allows him to...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

Novel set between London and Paris, which portrays the brutal response of the people demoralized towards the French aristocracy, which will lead to the French Revolution and the subsequent Reign of Terror.


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

The lives of the old mill workers, Stephen and Rachael, made of suffering and impotent rebellion, characteristic of the Industrial Revolution.


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Coming-of-age novel that depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip, who suddenly finds himself owning a large sum of money, given by a mysterious benefactor that will allow him to rise...


David Copperfiled

by Charles Dickens

The story traces the life and the formation of David Copperfield. The sad and unfortunate childhood, the growth under the wing of Aunt Betsey to the maturity.