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The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe & W. Heath Robinson Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

The importance of Edgar Allan Poe to literary history can hardly be exaggerated; his genius and originality, both in terms of language and technique, influenced the French Symbolists of the late 19th century...


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...


A Journal to Stella

by Jonathan Swift Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Best remembered as the author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift was a Dublin native whose political pamphleteering led to a London-based position as editor of a conservative periodical. This journal, written...


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 —...


The Stuff of Dreams

by Edward Lucas White & S. T. Joshi Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

This original compilation presents chilling tales of terror by an unjustly neglected author. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe as well as his own vivid nightmares, Edward Lucas White (1866–1934) weaves...


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...


Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth

by Djuna Barnes & Katharine Maller Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

The self-described "most famous unknown author in the world," Djuna Barnes (1892 - 1982) is increasingly regarded as an important voice of feminism, modernism, and lesbian culture. Best remembered for her 1936...


Great Eulogies Throughout History

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

Derived from the Greek for "word of praise," the eulogy is a longstanding tradition of recognition and remembrance. The speeches and essays gathered in this collection offer thought-provoking commemorations...


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...


American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson Dover Publications (June 09, 2015)

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected...


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...


Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics...


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...


Emile

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Rousseau considered this tale of a young boy and his tutor the most important of his writings, and its exploration of the retention of human goodness and avoidance of social corruption remains highly influential....


Selections and Essays

by John Ruskin & Frederick William Roe Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

Excerpts from some of the Victorian critic and sage's best-known books, including Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, on the subjects he held most dear: nature, art, and society.


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...


Poor Richard's Almanac and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the...


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,...


Ulysses

by James Joyce & Enda Duffy Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

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...


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

A testimony to the power of one woman's spirit, this moving collection of autobiographical tales and family stories portrays a Native American teacher's struggle between her heritage and American society.


The World I Live In and Optimism: A Collection of Essays

by Helen Keller Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's...


Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations

by Mark Twain & Caroline Thomas Harnsberger Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics,...


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Other Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This brilliant anthology includes 6 of Fitzgerald's most popular stories: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," the title tale, "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "The Jelly Bean," and "May Day."


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...


All-Time Favorite Cowboy Stories

by Rochelle Kronzek Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Cattle rustlers, outlaws, and other desperadoes await you in this bronco-busting anthology of 19 cowboy tales set in the Old West. The roundup includes stories by such favorites as Zane Grey, O. Henry, Frederic...


Three Great African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave, Clotel and Our Nig

by Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown & Harriet E. Wilson Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Three powerful African-American classics of strength and determination include The Heroic Slave, Frederick Douglass's piercing tale of a slave ship rebellion, plus Clotel by William Wells Brown, and Our Nig...


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.


Tremendous Trifles

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Chesterton's 39 essays result from "sitting still and letting marvels and adventures settle on him like flies." Full of both good sense and nonsense, his commentaries on finding the extraordinary within the...


Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims

by Benjamin Franklin & William Penn Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, these timeless adages on how to live in the material and spiritual worlds come from the author of Poor Richard's Almanack and Pennsylvania's Quaker founder.


Great Writers on the Art of Fiction: From Mark Twain to Joyce Carol Oates

by James Daley Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

An indispensable source of advice and inspiration, this anthology features essays by Henry James, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, and Kurt...


The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, the tale remains controversial even today.


Old Christmas

by Washington Irving & Randolph Caldecott Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Irving's heartwarming descriptions of Yuletide events at a Yorkshire estate: Christmas Eve trip by stagecoach, holiday games, a sumptuous dinner, and more — all enhanced with more than 100 charming illustrations....


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.