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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...


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...


Selected Short Stories

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 15, 2017)

A key figure in the development of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is best remembered as the author of The Scarlet Letter. The New England native also wrote scores of short stories, many...


Great Love Stories

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

This wide-ranging collection of romantic tales features an international array of authors, including Sherwood Anderson, Alexander Pushkin, Anthony Trollope, and Giovanni Verga. In addition to new translations,...


The Road

by Jack London Dover Publications (October 03, 2016)

"I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because —...


Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other...


Chicago Stories

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

America's Second City abounds in literary talent, and this anthology spotlights writers associated with Chicago as well as tales that take the Midwestern metropolis as their setting. Contributors include Richard...


Herman Melville The Dover Reader

by Herman Melville Dover Publications (March 21, 2016)

Despite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (1819–1891) suffered a reversal of fortunes with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick. The great epic, now recognized as...


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...


Essays on Civil Disobedience

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

Inexpensive but substantial, this anthology ranges from Henry David Thoreau's great nineteenth-century polemics "Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts" to more recent writings by Aung San Suu Kyi...


G. K. Chesterton Quotes

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person," declared the philosopher and wit G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936). The extent and variety...


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Essays on Immigration

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 19, 2013)

This anthology surveys the immigration experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints. Contributors include Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and many others.


Essays on Teaching

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 20, 2013)

Reflections on the teaching experience include selections from the works of Plato, Rousseau, Tolstoy, D. H. Lawrence, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Bertrand Russell, A. S. Neill, and contemporary American authors....


Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays

by Michel de Montaigne, Charles Cotton & William Carew Hazlitt Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

One of France's great Renaissance thinkers, Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These highly readable essays reflect his thoughts on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world...


Women's Writings on Christian Spirituality

by Molly Hand Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

Organized chronologically, this original anthology features women authors on the themes of religion and spirituality. Writers include Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, Anna Trapnel, Maria W. Stewart, and Anne...


Book of African-American Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver,...


Nature and Other Essays

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Among the first tales by an American writer, the title story and "Rip Van Winkle" marked the entry of Washington Irving into world literature. Also includes "The Devil and Tom Walker," "The Spectre Bridegroom,"...


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This modestly priced volume includes 23 stories in all — many of Bierce's best, from the Civil War classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" to the renowned horror tale "The Moonlit Road."


To Build a Fire and Other Favorite Stories

by Jack London Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The vitality and variety of London's experiences during his brief life are reflected in these 13 gripping tales of adventure, including "A Piece of Steak," "The Mexican," "The Law of Life," and 10 others.


Great Speeches by American Women

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Here are 21 legendary speeches from the country's most inspirational female voices, including Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.


The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

From the most eloquent of American presidents — nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women and warfare to slavery and storytelling.


Great English Short Stories

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (August 23, 2012)

First-rate selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," James' "Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," and tales by Saki, Kipling, Lawrence, Trollope, Stevenson,...


Great English Essays: From Bacon to Chesterton

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

Essays spanning 4 centuries reflect the wit, wisdom, and common sense of a number of distinguished English writers. Includes works by Addison, Swift, Johnson, Goldsmith, Lamb, Woolf, Shaw, and others.


Great Irish Short Stories

by Evan Bates Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

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...


The Little Flowers of Saint Francis

by Thomas Okey Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

Told in charming, brief anecdotes, these stories include Saint Francis's sermon to the birds, his taming of a savage wolf, his conversion of the Sultan of Babylon, and his healing of a leper.


Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...


Dark Night of the Soul

by St. John of the Cross Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer,...


The Confessions of St. Augustine

by St. Augustine Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery...


The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.


Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

Poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti crowns this outstanding collection: highlights include "The Blessed Damozel," "My Sister's Sleep," and selections from The House of Life. Also includes Christina Rossetti's "Remember,"...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

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.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While paddling with his brother, Thoreau makes brilliant observations on literature, philosophy, Native American and Puritan histories of New England, friends, and a diversity of other topics.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Published in 1861, one of few extant slave narratives written by a woman. Powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life through the inspiring tale of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.


Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.


Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

by Henry David Thoreau & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.


Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller....


The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.


Politics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History: 1775-1865

by John Grafton Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Thirteen compelling and influential documents: Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, Washington's First Inaugural Address, The Monroe Doctrine, The Emancipation...


The Republic

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation....


Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

by F. Max Muller Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.


Rights of Man

by Thomas Paine Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

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...


Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

by W. E. B. Du Bois Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry...


The Nigger of the "Narcissus"

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (February 17, 2016)

When a black sailor with tuberculosis boards the Narcissus, the shadow of death falls across the ship and the lingering gloom brings out both the best and the worst in the crew. The harsh endurance test of survival...


Main Street

by Sinclair Lewis Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

In 1930 Sinclair Lewis became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, and the 1920 publication of Main Street brought him his first serious critical recognition. Born and raised in Sauk Centre,...


Totem and Taboo

by Sigmund Freud Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Landmark collection of essays explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Ground-breaking work, essential for teachers and students of psychology and readers interested...