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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by Jessie L. Weston

This interpretation by a distinguished scholar of one of English medieval literature's gems translates Middle English poetry into modern prose for a retelling that both preserves the spirit of the original and...


Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

In Victorian England, Amy Dorrit lovingly looks after his father William imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea prison and secretly falls in love with the young family friend Arthur. An unexpected inheritance...


Rider Haggard Collection - Allan Quatermain Series

by Henry Rider Haggard

The complete Allan Quatermain Series in 18 books. Containing King Solomon's Mines; Allan Quatermain; Allan's Wife; Maiwa's Revenge: or, The War of the Little Hand; Marie; Child of Storm; Allan and the Holy Flower;...


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

The story of a family of rabbits, composed by the mother and three daughters and a rebellious son Peter. They are forbidden from entering a vegetable garden grown by a man named Mr John McGregor whose wife had...


Myths and Folklore of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail...


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...


A Book of Burlesque

by Willam Davenport Adams

In the pages that follow, I make no attempt to supply a consecutive and comprehensive history of English stage travestie. This would have been impossible within the limits assigned to me. My object has been...


A Woman of No Importance, Una Donna Senza Importanza

by Oscar Wilde & Silvia Ricciardello

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced...


From out of the City

by John Kelly

Dublin, some years from now, and the President of the United States has just been assassinated during a state dinner in his honour. The official account has already taken hold but a hawk-eyed octogenarian named...


G. K. Chesterton The Dover Reader

by G.K. Chesterton

One of the twentieth century's most admired and influential authors, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) created an enduring body of work that encompasses journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics,...


Teaching U.S. History as Mystery

by David Gerwin & Jack

Teaching U.S. History as Mystery, 2nd Edition offers a clear set of principles and methods teachers can use to promote and sustain problem-finding and problem-solving in history, along with case studies and...


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...


Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

by Jessica DeSpain

Jessica DeSpain examines reprints by Charles Dickens, Susan Warner, Fanny Kemble and Walt Whitman to theorize the ongoing transatlantic transformation of texts that took place before adoption of the Chace Act...


The Bohannon Brothers: Ireland and America, 1857-1865

by Kerry R Keven, Kesra Hoffman & Aogan O' Muircheartaigh

The Bohannon Brothers - Ireland and America, 1857-1865 A timeless historical novel set in Ireland and the United States during the American Civil War era; this unique story plays out through the lives of immigrant...


Rich's Farewell to Military Profession, 1581

by Barnaby Rich & Thomas Mabry Cranfill

In a long and extraordinary career as captain, courier, privateer, real-estate agent, author, and informer, Barnaby Rich's principal achievement was the present volume-a collection of Elizabethan short stories...


New Letters to the Tatler and Spectator

by Richmond P. Bond

Ninety-six letters to the Tatler and the Spectator, representing what is probably the largest extant body of unpublished material relating directly to the two journals, appeared for the first time in print in...


British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)

by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart's membership of the Freemasons,...


Cover Stories (Routledge Revivals): Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

by Michael Denning

First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history...


Wilfred Owen (Routledge Revivals): Selected Poetry and Prose

by Jennifer Breen

First published in 1988, this annotated selection of Wilfred Owen's poetry and prose provides a comprehensive one-volume text of his best work. As well as the war poems, it includes illuminating early pieces...


Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs & John D. Batten

Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, “both the best, and the best known folk-tales of...