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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley, Nino Carbe & Elizabeth Carbe Dover Publications (April 20, 2016)

"Dover hits a homerun with this slick edition. Frankenstein has never looked so beautiful." — Horror Novel Reviews

Generations have thrilled to Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, the suspenseful tale of a well-intentioned...


The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

In this spirited novel by master storyteller Jules Verne, five Civil War prisoners escape their Confederate jail by hijacking a hot-air balloon. Blown halfway across the world and stranded on a remote island,...


A Rogue's Life

by Wilkie Collins Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Scion of a well-connected but impoverished family, Frank Softly may be the most audacious, outrageous, engaging, and thoroughly lovestruck young man in Regency London. By the age of 25, he's been in and out...


Madame de Treymes and Other Stories

by Edith Wharton Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

A free-spirited young American attempts to extricate herself from a failed marriage to an aristocratic Frenchman in Edith Wharton's entertaining novella. "Madame de Treymes," written in 1907, offers a concise...


Selected Short Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

It is universally acknowledged that Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as of the full-length novel. This original collection, which features some...


The Confidence-Man

by Herman Melville Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

On April Fool's Day in 1856, a shape-shifting grifter boards a Mississippi riverboat to expose the pretenses, hypocrisies, and self-delusions of his fellow passengers. The con artist assumes numerous identities...


Demons

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

A pair of self-styled revolutionaries and their followers plot to overthrow the Tsar and seize control of the government in Dostoyevsky's compelling tale of ideology and murder in 19th-century Russia. Based...


Can You Forgive Her?

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (August 30, 2017)

The first of Anthony Trollope's six "Palliser" novels focuses on the matrimonial prospects of three Victorian ladies. Alice Vavasor is torn between her Byronic cousin George, whose wild ardor contrasts sharply...


Wives and Daughters

by Elizabeth Gaskell Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

Molly Gibson is a small-town girl in England during the 1830s, kind-hearted but unwise in the ways of the world. Her widower father sends her to stay with the aristocrats of Hamley Hall, where she befriends...


Christopher Morley: Two Classic Novels in One Volume

by Christopher Morley Dover Publications (November 28, 2017)

This single-volume edition of both of Christopher Morley's most popular novels will charm all lovers of "books about books." In the first story, Parnassus on Wheels, 39-year-old Helen McGill is weary of keeping...


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by Anne Brontë Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

A mysterious young widow calling herself Helen Graham arrives at Wildfell Hall and immediately arouses her new neighbors' suspicions with her unconventional opinions and the attention she draws from the local...


The Golden Bowl

by Henry James Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

Shy Maggie Verver, a young American heiress, shares an uncommonly close bond with her father. Widower Adam Verver, a financier and art connoisseur, has bought everything he wants, including a titled husband...


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy Dover Publications (August 25, 2017)

Hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time and a classic of world literature, War and Peace unfolds in the early nineteenth century during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. Tolstoy's...


The Mummy!

by Jane Webb Loudon Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

Within a decade of the 1818 publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, another Englishwoman invented a foundational work of science fiction. Seventeen-year-old Jane Webb Loudon took up the theme of reanimation,...


Barchester Towers

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (May 03, 2017)

A new bishop arrives in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, launching a comical battle for ascendancy among the local clergymen and their dependents. Dr. Proudie, the newly appointed bishop, brings two...


The Way We Live Now

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (May 22, 2017)

Inspired by the financial scandals of its era, The Way We Live Now is a portrait of a society corrupted by greed that continues to resonate with modern readers. Taking place in 1870s Victorian London, the characters...


Tanglewood Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 03, 2017)

One of 19th-century America's greatest authors recounts timeless tales from Greek mythology in this delightful partner to A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. Nathaniel Hawthorne's evocative interpretations of...


Wired Love

by Ella Cheever Thayer Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

Before internet chat rooms, Facebook, or OkCupid there was ― the telegraph. In this 19th-century bestseller, two young telegraph operators meet "over the wire" and begin a romance, sight unseen, using Morse...


Paradiso

by Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

The last great literary work of the Middle Ages and the first important book of the Renaissance, Dante's Divine Comedy culminates in this third and final section, Paradiso. The 14th-century allegory portrays...


The Black Moth

by Georgette Heyer Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

When Lord Jack Carstares is falsely accused of cheating at cards, the young nobleman accepts the blame to protect his brother. Alone and friendless in his European exile, Jack is obliged to develop his skills...


The Bride of Lammermoor

by Sir Walter Scott Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

Edgar, the brooding young master of Ravenswood, retains none of his ancestral estates but a crumbling castle. Embittered by the lawsuits that have stripped him of his patrimony and shortened his despairing father's...


Rob Roy

by Sir Walter Scott Dover Publications (May 24, 2017)

"When I think of Rob Roy, I am impatient with all other novels," declared Robert Louis Stevenson of this bold adventure tale and its eponymous hero, the legendary Scottish Robin Hood. Set amid the Jacobite Rebellion...


Medieval Literature: A Basic Anthology

by Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (May 22, 2017)

These excerpts from works of philosophy and religion, history and drama, fiction, poetry, and other genres introduce the many facets of medieval literature. The anthology opens with chapters from The Confessions...


The Enchanted April

by Elizabeth von Arnim Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

Drawn by a promise of "wisteria and sunshine," four English ladies exchange their damp and dreary surroundings for a month on the Italian Riviera. They're different from each other in age and attitude, but all...


The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

by Henry N. Ellacombe Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

"A very readable and graceful volume." — Saturday Review

"Entitled from its worth to a place in every Shakespearian library." — Spectator.

"As accurate as it is delightful." — Gardener's Chronicle.

"Deserves...


The Black Tulip

by Alexandre Dumas Dover Publications (May 08, 2017)

A prize of 100,000 guilders awaits the gardener who can produce a black tulip, a rich reward that incites a bitter competition in 17th-century Holland. Cornelius von Baerle, a gifted and passionate florist,...


Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

"Of all the Dickens I’ve read … Our Mutual Friend remains my favorite." — Jane Smiley.

A young man returns from abroad to claim his inheritance — but he never arrives and is presumed to have drowned in...


The Mark of Zorro

by Johnston McCulley Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

Timid Don Diego Vega grows faint at even the mention of bloodshed and would rather read poetry than defend his own honor. No one suspects that the effete aristocrat is living a double life as Zorro the fox,...


Gargantua and Pantagruel

by François Rabelais Dover Publications (March 06, 2017)

First published in four volumes between 1532 and 1552, Rabelais' comic masterpiece chronicles the adventures of a giant, Gargantua, and his son, Pantagruel. More than four centuries later, the terms "gargantuan"...


Penguin Island

by Anatole France & Frank C. Pape Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

When a bumbling holy man mistakenly baptizes a colony of penguins, God endows the animals with souls and their formerly peaceful community declines into a maelstrom of violence and sin. This witty allegory lampoons...


The Inferno

by Dante Alighieri, Gustave Doré & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

In 1867, when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the first American edition of The Inferno, Dante was almost unknown in this country. The New England poet and educator, who taught Italian literature at Harvard,...


Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Dover Reader

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dover Publications (January 20, 2016)

Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction, rich in...


James Joyce The Dover Reader

by James Joyce Dover Publications (November 11, 2015)

Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882–1941) led the vanguard of twentieth-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly...


Middlemarch

by George Eliot Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

A passionate young woman's search for a rewarding and meaningful life unfolds in Middlemarch, an English town taking its first steps toward modernization. From tradesmen to gentry, the provincial community's...


Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (April 20, 2015)

The secret marriage of a king's daughter sets off a chain reaction of slander, jealousy, and divine intervention in this fairy tale-like romance. Shakespeare based his play on myths of an early Celtic king of...


Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited

by Samuel Butler Dover Publications (May 11, 2015)

In Erewhon, an anagram for "nowhere," sickness is a punishable crime, criminals receive compassionate medical treatment, and machines are banned, lest they evolve and take over. Originally published in 1872,...


Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

by Fanny Burney Dover Publications (September 30, 2015)

Good-looking, kind-hearted Evelina Anville has grown up in rural obscurity as the ward of a country parson. At the age of seventeen, she begins her progress from provincial life to fashionable London ― a transition...


The Coquette: or, The History of Eliza Wharton

by Hannah Webster Foster Dover Publications (July 13, 2015)

The demise of a respectable but unloved fiancé introduces a sudden and intoxicating freedom into Eliza Wharton's life. Two new beaus vie for her attention: Reverend Boyer, a staid and proper clergyman, and...


Henry von Ofterdingen: A Romance

by Novalis & Ludwig Tieck Dover Publications (May 11, 2015)

A gem of German Romanticism, this literary landmark continues to enchant readers with its combination of poetic and fairy tale elements. The young hero of this unfinished experimental novel envisions a blue...


Greenmantle

by John Buchan Dover Publications (March 17, 2015)

The intrepid hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps returns in this gripping tale of WWI espionage. The action unfolds across enemy lines, climaxing in Constantinople, where German agents attempt to launch a jihad....


The Mysterious Rider

by Zane Grey Dover Publications (August 25, 2014)

From a master storyteller of Old West adventures comes this novel of romance and redemption. Zane Grey, author of Riders of the Purple Sage, introduces Hell-Bent Wade, a gunfighter with a shadowy past. Wade...


Anthem

by Ayn Rand Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

The author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged recounts a brief, captivating tale of a dystopia in which all traces of individualism have been eliminated from every aspect of life.


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Thrift Study Edition

by James Joyce Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Joyce's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...


Uncle Tom's Cabin Thrift Study Edition

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Dover Publications (December 10, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Stowe's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...


My Antonia Thrift Study Edition

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Cather's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...


Black No More

by George S. Schuyler Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

A satirical approach to debunking the myths of white supremacy and racial purity, this 1931 novel recounts the consequences of a mysterious scientific process that transforms black people into whites.


Jurgen

by James Branch Cabell & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Witty, compelling fantasy recounts a time-traveler's adventures through a supernatural dreamscape, his romances with famous women, and his confrontations with God and the Devil. Thirteen full-page illustrations...


What Maisie Knew

by Henry James Dover Publications (May 07, 2012)

Strikingly modern in subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of a bitter divorce. Rather than a gloomy parable of innocence corrupted, it abounds in dark humor.


Gulliver's Travels Thrift Study Edition

by Jonathan Swift Dover Publications (April 12, 2012)

Includes the unabridged text of Swift's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...


Twelfth Night Thrift Study Edition

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...