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Barlaam and Josaphat: A Christian Tale of the Buddha

by Gui de Cambrai, Peggy McCracken & Donald S. Lopez

A new translation of the most popular Christian tale of the Middle Ages, which springs from the story of the Buddha.

When his astrologers foretell that his son Josaphat will convert to Christianity, the pagan...


Young Lonigan

by James T. Farrell & Anne Douglas

The first volume of James T. Farrell's remarkable Studs Lonigan trilogy

An American classic in the vein of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the first book of James T. Farrell's powerful Studs Lonigan trilogy...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

by Frederick Douglass & Ira Dworkin

An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials

The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative powerfully...


The Sundial

by Shirley Jackson & Victor Lavalle

Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial

When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when...


The Bird's Nest

by Shirley Jackson & Kevin WILSON

Shirley Jackson's third novel, a chilling descent into multiple personalities

Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting...


The Time Regulation Institute

by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Alexander Dawe & Maureen Freely

A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation

 

Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only...


Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

by Herman Melville & Robert S. Levine

The authoritative edition of Melville's only historical novel

Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville's books: a novel...


The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham & Robert Calder

Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius.

Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege.  He...


Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

by Charles Brown & Jay Fliegelman

A terrifying account of the fallibility of the human mind and, by extension, of democracy itself, Wieland brilliantly reflects the psychological, social, and political concerns of the early American republic....


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Penguin Enriched eBook Classic

by Mark Twain & John Seelye

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi...


The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

by Erskine Childers & Erskine C. Childers

While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers—who served in the Royal Navy during World War I—as a wake-up...


Keith Haring Journals: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Keith Haring

Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown New York art scene of the 1980's. His artwork-with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion-filtered in to the world's consciousness and is still instantly...


Who Would Have Thought It?

by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton & Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes

A major rediscovery—the first novel by a Mexican American Woman

María Amparo Ruiz de Burton was the first Mexican American woman to write novels in English and the first nineteenth-century California writer...


Autobiography

by Morrissey

Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey...


The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings: Revised Edition

by Olaudah Equiano & Vincent Carretta

Completely revised and edited with an introduction and notes by Vincent Carretta

An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives...


Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

by J.M. Barrie & Jack Zipes

J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the "boy who would not grow up"

Peter Pan originally appeared as a baby living a magical life among birds and fairies in J.M. Barrie’s sequence of stories, Peter Pan in Kensington...


The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Alison Lurie

Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic tells the story of  Mary Lennox, a spoiled orphan who leaves India to live with her cold uncle in his dreary mansion in England. When Mary hears of a secret garden...


Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

by Harriet Beecher Stowe & Anne Douglas

Perhaps the most powerful document in the history of American abolitionism, this controversial novel goaded thousands of readers to take a stand on the issue of slavery and played a major political and social...


Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington & Louis R. Harlan

During his unchallenged reign as black America's foremost spokesman, former slave Booker T. Washington treaded a dangerous middle ground in a time of racial backlash and disfranchisement: as he publicly acquiesced...


Northland Stories

by Jack London & Jonathan Auerbach

Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London's heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet...