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The French Executioner: A Novel

by C.C. Humphreys

The last thing Jean Rombaud expects upon being summoned to behead Anne Boleyn is to dedicate his life to her. But the ill-fated queen has a mysterious request for her executioner: that after taking her life...


The Prophet (Annotated)

by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known...


The Reluctant Commander

by Richard Patton

Twenty-two-year-old George Washington was pleased by his promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and quite content to be the second-in-command of Governor Robert Dinwiddie's expedition to remove the French...


His Majesty's Envoy

by Richard Patton

When Governor Robert Dinwiddie appointed George Washington to the post of Adjutant General of Virginia in 1753, the twenty-one year old militia major eagerly anticipated a great adventure. What he got were hardship,...


Conversations with Beethoven

by Sanford Friedman & Richard Howard

An NYRB Classics Original

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven...


Khalil's Journey

by Ashraf Kagee

Khalil, ‘the Companion’, is given his name by The One Above at his birth in 1903. Despite evidence of this divine interest, Khalil’s eighty-odd years of life remain fairly ordinary – even though many of...


The Road Chosen

by T.A. Bratcher

The road a person has chosen can turn in mysterious and mournful ways. So how can one woman be sure that her path is promising? The Road Chosen is the deeply felt novel that shares the heartrending journey of...


To the Highlands

by Jon Doust

It is 1968 and all around the world people are marching, protesting, and fighting for freedom. Jack Muir arrives in Papua New Guinea a failure, a virgin, and a reluctant employee of the Colonial Bank of Australia....


The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson's landmark novel is an emotionally gripping and poignant look into race relations. The protagonist, a half-white half-black man of very light complexion, known only as an ex-colored man,...


Cervantes Street

by Jaime Manrique

A mesmerizing fictional biography of Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote) that Junot Diaz calls a "masterpiece."


Savage Coast

by Muriel Rukeyser & Rowena Kennedy-Epstein

Never before published, this autobiographical novel captures the politics and passion of the Spanish Civil War.


The Crack-Up

by F. Scott Fitgerald

The Crack-Up is a collection of three essays by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. These essays were originally written for the Esquire magazine during 1936. Fearing that he would never again be able to write,...


Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe that was first published in 1719. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character—a...


A Devil in Paradise (New Directions Bibelot)

by Henry Miller

“A perfect expression of Miller’s moral perspective as well as one of his outstanding demonstrations of narrative skill. It provides a wonderful cinematic view of two indomitable egotists in deadly conflict.”...


The Professor and the Siren

by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Stephen Twilley & Marina Warner

An NYRB Classics Original

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces...


Last Words from Montmartre

by Qiu Miaojin, Larissa Ari Heinrich & Ari Larissa Heinrich

An NYRB Classics Original

When the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublished masterpiece, Last Words from Montmartre. Unfolding through...


Joan of Arc

by Samuel Willinsky & Jr. William B. Jones

Nicknamed "The Maid of Orleans", Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France who claimed divine guidance. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which...


The Blonde

by Anna Godbersen

Part biography, part spy thriller, and part love story, THE BLONDE is a whip-smart re-imagining of the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy that draws on historical events to create a dark...


Insel

by Mina Loy, Elizabeth Arnold & Sarah Hayden

“He has an evening suit, but never an occasion to wear it, so he puts it on when he paints his pictures.”

Insel, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina Loy, is a book like no other—about an impossible...


Gifted

by Patrick Evans

One day in 1955, the “father of New Zealand fiction” finds a young woman on his doorstep. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy stay in the hospital for mental health problems and is seeking...