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The Complete Novels of George Orwell

by George Orwell

Here you will find the complete novels of George Orwell in the chronological order of their original publication: - Burmese Days - A Clergyman’s Daughter - Keep the Aspidistra Flying - Coming up for Air -...


The Complete Collection (Illustrated)

by Lewis Carroll

Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. Contents:...


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...


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...


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy

by Robert Burton

One of the richest books in the English language, this systematized medical treatise on morbid mental states also features a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition, compiled from classical,...


The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton

Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 5

by Francis James Child

This 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentaries. Includes Parts IX and X of the original set — ballads 266-305 — plus indexes, glossary....


Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

by Anthony Trollope

Incisive, unconventional psychological study of a conflict between a wealthy baronet, his idealistic daughter, and their scapegrace cousin. "Probes into a subtle contrasts between aooearance and reality." —...


Ulysses

by James Joyce & Enda Duffy

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay...


Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1

by Alexander Schmidt

Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems....


The Ball and the Cross

by G. K. Chesterton

Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.


Great Irish Short Stories

by Evan Bates

Features 13 captivating tales, from the early Irish prose fiction of Maria Edgeworth and William Carleton to the 20th-century works of William Butler Yeats, James Stephens, James Joyce, Seumas O'Kelly, and Liam...