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The Complete Works of Jane Austen

by Jane Austen

The Complete Works of Jane Austen includes all six novels, and Austen’s shorter works; Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sandition, and her complete Juvenilia. Jane Austen is famous for her six novels, Sense and Sensibility,...


Rights of Man

by Thomas Paine

Highly influential statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism helped pave the way for social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, other...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Eight Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

These richly atmospheric tales from Victorian London trace the continuing adventures of an ever-popular sleuth: "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure...


X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

by Megan A. Norcia

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world...


Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925

by Martin Hipsky

Today's mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British...


Joseph Conrad the Dover Reader

by Joseph Conrad

Fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) learned his third language, English, as an adult. And it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels, drawing...


The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

by Beatrix Potter

Timmy Tiptoes and his wife Goody, are two squirrels gathering nuts for the winter and storing them in hollow trees. Wrongly suspected of stealing other squirrel's nuts, Timmy is beaten up and trapped in a woodpecker's...


The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

by Beatrix Potter

Out to go to market, Little Pig Robinson will live a series of amazing adventures that will lead him to settle on a pleasant little island in the South Seas. Book illustrated with beautiful Potter's watercolors....


The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

by Beatrix Potter

Timmy Willie is a country mouse who falls asleep in a hamper of vegetables and wakes up in the city. It will be made welcome by Johnny Town-Mouse, but soon regrets the peace and simplicity of the life in the...


Appley Dapply's nursery rhymes

by Beatrix Potter

A collection of seven nursery rhymes with accompanying illustrations.


Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

by Beatrix Potter

A compilation of traditional nursery rhymes with accompanying illustrations.


The Tale of Mr. Tod

by Beatrix Potter

Tommy Brock, a badger, kidnaps the sons of Benjamin Bunny and disappears hiding in one of Mr. Tod's houses. Mr. Tod, came home and discovered the invasion starts a fight with Tommy. Benjamin Bunny and Peter...


The Tale of Pigling Bland

by Beatrix Potter

Pigling Bland is a young and sensitive sow. On the way to the market, got lost in a forest and spend the night in a chicken coop. Here he meets Pig-wig, a black Berkshire sow, stolen from her owner to be turned...


Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

The simple but profound story of a governess working at several bourgeois families who leaves his father's house to learn about the world.


Mark Ford: Selected Poems

by Mark Ford

An exuberant, versatile, and complex debut US collection from one of the UK's most respected poets.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

by Francis James Child

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 1

by Francis James Child

This classic 19th-century survey offers absolute fidelity to original texts as well as invaluable commentary by Francis James Child. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set — ballads 1-53.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 4

by Francis James Child

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 2

by Francis James Child

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads...